The DogChannel Newswire: Hot Topics Edition
In case you missed them, here are the stories dog lovers were buzzing about last week.
Posted: May 9, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT
Pet Abandonment Rises Due to Economy
From the start of the economic crisis, one household member has suffered more than any other: the family pet. Pet abandonment has become a significant issue over the past few years, leading to larger problems such as animal shelter overcrowding, which often causes an increase in euthanasia, SMU Daily Mustang reports.
K-9 Hero Hangs Up His Badge
He's just 9 years old, but he's already retiring from the NYPD. Blaze, a German shepherd, has been hampered by the lingering effects of three operations, New York Daily News reports.
Image-Rehab Campaign for Pit Bulls Launches
Dog Dies in Bee Attack
Scores of individuals, small grass-roots groups and large well-funded ones are toiling to change the public's perception of the much-maligned pit bull, USA Today reports.
Springtime brings warm temperatures, flowers and the opportunity for families and their pets to spend more time outdoors. But it's also bee season. And for one Torrance family, that resulted in tragedy, Daily News Los Angeles reports.
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