The DogChannel Newswire: Hot Topics Edition
In case you missed them, here are the stories dog lovers were buzzing about last week.
Bulldogs Put on Delta No-Fly List
Delta Air Lines has put Bulldogs on its no-fly list, a move welcomed by animal advocates after a string of deaths involving the breed. Of the 16 pets that died on Delta flights in 2010, six were bulldogs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Inmates Train Animal Shelter Dogs
The Lewis County Animal Shelter and Cedar Creek Corrections Center have teamed up to start a new program called "Prison Paws" in the hopes of making pound puppies more adoptable. In a sense, it’s a two-way rehabilitation program, The (Centralia) Chronicle reports.
TSA Welcomes 500th Dog Into Explosives-Training Program
Facing a dearth after the 9/11 attacks of dogs with explosives-detection training, the Transportation Security Administration decided to breed its own puppy pool. Now, the TSA Puppy Program is marking the milestone of the arrival of the 500th young dog into its ranks for training, Scripps Howard News Service reports.
8 Million Mummified Puppies Discovered in Egypt
About 8 million mummified dogs lie in the ancient Dog Catacombs in Egypt, Toronto Star reports. “This isn’t some cruel, bloodthirsty mass ritual sacrifice,” said Dr. Paul Nicholson of Cardiff University. “This would have been a pious act."
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