The DogChannel Newswire (02-15-08)

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Posted: February 15, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Pet Shop Owner Pleads No Contest to Animal Cruelty
A Lynwood, Calif., pet shop owner charged last year with abusing cats, dogs, and other animals – some smothered to death or left to die in trash bins – pleaded no contest Wednesday to animal cruelty charges and could be sentenced to as many as six years in prison, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Beautiful Models, Hairy Legs and All
Now that Uno, the 15-inch Beagle, has captured the crown at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, it seems fitting to consider an overlooked aspect of this crowd-pleasing sport: the strange collision of fashion and dog shows, The New York Times reports.
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Dog Running: Easier Does It
For those who run with their dogs, trying to keep pace with a dog on a leash can be an exercise in futility. While the two-legged jogger aims for an even stride, the four-legged set sniffs, pulls, doubles back, and dashes forward, which has led entrepreneurs and companies to introduce hands-free leashes, The New York Times reports.
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Eight Dogs Seized, Three People Arrested for Dogfighting
Richland County, S.C., deputies and the Humane Society say they've found dogs, who they believe, were used in dogfighting, and have arrested three people in connection with the situation, WLTX (S.C.) reports.
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Hung Jury in Case Of Restaurant That Kicked Out Guide Dog
An Adams County, Ill., jury could not decide Wednesday if a woman and her son violated the state's guide dog act by not allowing a blind man to eat in their Greek restaurant in September, the Quincy (Ill.) Herald Whig reports.
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Cheryl   Monaca, PA

2/15/2008 6:59:26 PM

In the 21st century it's mind-boggling to think that business owners and police still do not know laws regarding guide dogs, especially with guide dogs now available for people who are blind, deaf, in wheelchairs, with epilepsy and many other disabilities. What will it take for society to realize that that "burying-head-in-the-sand" syndrome is no excuse?

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sandy   CC, FL

2/15/2008 6:56:55 PM

The Pet shop owner obviously has no feelings for animals. What is he doing in the business. I hope the judge gives him as much time as possible since his counts were reduced so dramatically. Teach those people a lesson that animals can not be treated like this!!

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sandy   CC, FL

2/15/2008 6:54:37 PM

The dogfighters in SC should be prosecuted to the fullest. They seize peoples cars and houses when they are finaced by marijuana why can't they seize the houses and cars of people who fight dogs. These men are pitiful.

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