The DogChannel Newswire (01-30-08)

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Posted: January 30, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Dog Chews Up $1,800 Worth of Super Bowl Tickets
Buddy, a 3-year-old Labrador Retriever opted for high-end snacks: two Super Bowl XLII tickets valued at $900 each. The mishap occurred when a courier slipped a package containing the tickets under the front door because no one was home, The Arizona Republic reports.
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Dogs Chase Nightmares of War Away
Jo Hanna Schaffer's dog is more than a best friend. The 67-year-old Vietnam veteran suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and three years ago she decided to get a service dog – a Chihuahua named Cody. Cody barks if someone is approaching from behind and cuddles with her when she is depressed, CNN reports.
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L.A. Considers Pet Sterilization Ordinance
Most dogs and cats in the city of Los Angeles would have to be spayed or neutered by four months of age under a proposal approved Monday by a City Council committee, CBS 2 News (California) reports.
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Georgia House Votes to Increase Dogfighting Penalties
The Georgia House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase criminal penalties for dogfighting, which, if passed into law, would for the first time make it a crime in Georgia simply to attend a dogfight, the Macon (Georgia) Telegraph reports.
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Only 13 Teams Remain in Beargrease Sled Dog Race
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is down to 13 teams, now that half of the original field had withdrawn from the prestigious race. Of the 27 teams that set out Sunday from Ordean Middle School in Duluth, Minn., 14 have dropped out of the 400-mile race that ends Wednesday, the Star Tribune (Minnesota) reports.
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