The DogChannel Newswire (01-18-08)

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Posted: January 18, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

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Firefighter Rescues Dog Stuck on 200-Foot Cliff
A Tacoma, Wash., firefighter rappelled down a 200-foot cliff at Point Defiance Park to rescue a dog. Firefighter Dan Elgin put a harness on Chug and brought him down the cliff to reunite him with his owner, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports.
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Alleged L.A. Dogfighting Ring Busted
Police arrested a 55-year-old man after the Los Angeles City Animal Cruelty Task Force found scarred pit bulls and equipment related to dogfighting at a property in the Hyde Park section of Los Angeles, CBS 2 (Los Angeles) reports.
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Pets Welcome! Top Hotels for Your Best Friend
There is no shortage of pet-friendly accommodations, and competition across the nation is getting stiff. Consequently, hotels and B&Bs are going the extra mile to offer doggie guests a doggone good time and giving cats a little feline fun, MSNBC reports.
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Dog Park Advocates Face Many Hurdles
Northern Virginia’s four-legged residents and the people they own are searching for more space to mix and mingle, but their efforts might be stymied by tight budgets, space constraints, and the high cost of providing the amenities that dog parks need, the Washington Post reports.
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Postal Workers Plead for Canine Change
Casper, Wyo., letter carrier Jill Mobley lives in fear when she works. During her four years as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, she has been bitten by stray dogs four times. In a letter read before the Casper City Council, she outlined her attacks and offered a plea for stricter dog control, the Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Star Tribune reports.
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Lynne   Cincinnati, OH

1/18/2008 11:40:54 AM

These are interesting stories.

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