The DogChannel Newswire (4-21-11)
Top stories: City considers ‘dangerous dogs’ ordinance; hybrid dogs gain popularity; and other news.
Posted: April 21, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT
City Considers ‘Dangerous Dogs’ Ordinance
The Saginaw City Council on Monday postponed the first of two votes necessary to implement an ordinance that cracks down on owners of "dangerous dogs" and limits the number of pups-per-household to three, The Saginaw News reports.
Hybrid Dogs Gain Popularity
More dog owners are looking to create custom varieties that combine in a single dog the best traits of two purebreds. This has spawned an industry of breeders who specialize in hybrids, The Wall Street Journal reports.
On the Rise: Pet Health Insurance
Pet health insurance has been available in the United States for nearly 30 years, but expanded veterinary treatments and changing attitudes toward the family pet have bolstered the number of policies over the past decade, even during the economic downturn, MCT News Service reports.
Pet Fostering Makes Cats, Dogs More Adoptable
The goal of pet foster parenting is always to make animals more adoptable, which should mean fewer cats and dogs euthanized. Another plus: Pets that come out of foster programs are less likely to be returned by adoptive families, McClatchy Newspapers reports.
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