The DogChannel Newswire (01-10-08)

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Posted: January 10, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Woman Allegedly Steals $1,600 Puppy
A woman who police said was caught on surveillance tape stuffing a puppy under her sweater at a pet store was charged with grand theft Tuesday after being spotted in the store's parking lot, Local 10 News (Florida) reports.
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Dogfighting Evidence in New York City Suburbs
Dead or alive, two shredded pit bulls were no longer of any use to their owners. The crippled, bloodied terriers were thrown into a trash bin at a gas station late Saturday or early Sunday and left to die. One survived, the Associated Press reports.
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Accused Bridge Jumper Pleads Not Guilty to Hurting Dog
A 27-year-old Vista, Calif., man accused of picking up a police dog and jumping over the Coronado Bridge after a New Year's Eve pursuit, killing the animal, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony evading and abuse of a service animal, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
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Dog Recovering After Jumping Into Zoo’s Big Cat Exhibit
A dog ran into a Memphis, Tenn., zoo through the service entrance and jumped into the big cat enclosure. A tiger subsequently attacked the dog, who was retrieved and is now recovering, Eyewitness News Memphis reports.
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Court Considers Dogfighting Sentence Reduction
A jury convicted 43-year-old Johnny Ray Lewis in September on 17 felony counts dogfighting and was sentenced to 102 years in prison. His attorney is seeking a lighter sentence, and in comparison, referenced Michael Vick’s 2 year sentence, The Dothan (Ala.) Eagle reports.
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