The DogChannel Newswire (02-08-08)

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Posted: February 8, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

North Dakota City Proposing to Restrict Dog, Cat Numbers
The Devils Lake, N.D., mayor said each household in the city could have no more than two dogs or three cats and any combination could total no more than three animals, The Jamestown (N.D.) Sun reports.
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Utah Couple, Dog Rescued After 12 Days Stranded in Snow
A couple and their dog stranded for 12 days when their truck got stuck in the snow survived by rationing what little food they had, starting the truck periodically for heat and then hiking through waist-deep snow for three days, Fox News reports.
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Dog Pals Will Remain Together After Surviving Frigid Plight
Temperatures had dropped to minus-10 degrees when the Rifle Animal Shelter in Colorado got the call that two bone-thin dogs were shivering in a field, using each other’s body warmth to ward off the cold. The chocolate Labrador and the Golden Retriever had been in the field for maybe a month, the Rocky Mountain News (Colorado) reports.
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Owners Upset After Deputy Shoots Dog During Raid
Eighteen-year-old Chad Franco said a deputy overreacted last week when he shot and killed Franco’s dog during the service of a search warrant. Franco said Brigade, a nearly 1-year-old Boxer mix, was not posing a threat to the deputy when he was shot, the Mooresville (N.C) Tribune reports.
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Estimated 17 Million U.S. Dogs Overweight or Obese
People are not the only ones fighting the battle of the bulge, millions of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Up to 40 percent, or 17 million dogs, are carrying excess weight which could cause future health problems, Reuters reports.
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