The DogChannel Newswire (12-01-07)

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Posted: December 1, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

Vick’s Co-Defendants Sentenced to 18, 21 Months in Prison
Two of suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's co-defendants were sentenced to as many as 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to participating in an illegal dogfighting operation, Bloomberg reports.
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Dog Leads Police on Freeway Chase
A dog is in "custody" after he ran onto a California freeway on Thursday. An Australian Shepherd, which one animal-control officer estimates is 6 years old, was captured running in the carpool lane, the San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun reports.
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A Landscaper Is Mauled, and Sympathy Goes to the Dog
The curious case of Congo, an 85-pound German Shepherd Dog sentenced to die for attacking a Honduran landscaper, is making its way through New Jersey’s courts. Protesters have packed the courtrooms in an effort to save the dog. And the landscaper, who suffered a six-inch bite wound and other injuries, has been vilified by some of the dog’s supporters in the well-to-do Ivy League town, The New York Times reports.
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Brothers Say Dogs Were for Show, Not Fighting
Twin brothers facing animal cruelty charges in El Paso, Texas, denied they ran a dogfighting operation and insisted that they were legitimate show dog breeders with the awards to back it up, the Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun News reports.
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Civil Trial Begins in Guide Dog Death
A North Carolina woman is seeking compensation from a man who killed her Seeing Eye dog in a drunken driving crash that happened in October 2005. The man pleaded guilty in the criminal hearing last year, News 14 (North Carolina) reports.
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Katie   Suwanee, GA

12/2/2007 6:34:22 PM

I always love Reading the news wire!

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