The DogChannel Newswire (02-05-08)

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Posted: Feb. 5, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Texas Mayor Resigns Amidst Stolen Dog Allegations
A small-town mayor, accused of secretly keeping her neighbors' dog after telling them the pet died, has resigned, and a judge is set to decide custody of the Shih Tzu, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Read the article >>

Oregon Guide Dogs for the Blind Shocked by Light Rail Platforms
Wet platforms at some light rail stations are causing mild electrical shocks to guide dogs for the blind that can cause the animals to ignore their training and make them unable to do their jobs, the Seattle Times reports. Read the article >>

Quest Fest Counts Down to Sled Dog Race Day
Activities for the 25th running of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will kickoff Tuesday and continue until race day on Saturday when 24 teams will bolt from the chute on the Chena River in Alaska and head for Whitehorse, YT, Canada, the Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner reports. Read the article >>

Given Reprieve, NFL Star’s Dogs Find Kindness
The government agreed to give the pit bulls seized from Michael Vick’s property a second chance after he agreed to pay $928,073 for evaluation and care of all the dogs. Many of the dogs are expected to be adopted after they are rehabilitated and matched with the right families, The New York Times reports. Read the article >>


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