The DogChannel Newswire (02-23-08)

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Posted: February 23, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Hearing and Service Dogs Liberate Deaf and Disabled
Hearing & Service Dogs is celebrating its twentieth year of training dogs to assist Texans living with deafness or mobility related disabilities by inviting even more people to apply for the dogs. Each dog is specially trained by THSD to help its partner live more independently, KWTX (Texas) reports.
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Pampered Pets Need Bottled Water, Too
This year, even though many consumers are cutting back spending on themselves, spending on pets and pet products is expected to increase by nearly 6 percent to about $43.4 billion, the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association estimates, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
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Man Faces Charges for Raising Hybrid Wolf-Dogs
An eastern Nebraska man faces criminal charges for breeding and raising wolf-dog hybrids. Hybrid dogs may land their owners in a Saunders County courtroom, but David Hall of Malmo says village officials licensed his hybrids in 2005 and 2006, then stopped, KPTM (Nebraska) reports.
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Bill Would Grant Police Dogs Equal Rights
The range of assistance dogs with access to hotels and public transportation has widened in recent years beyond seeing-eye dogs, and Assembly Bill 2131 by Assemblyman Roger Niello would add canine police partners to the growing list, the Folsom (Calif.) Telegraph reports.
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UC Davis Looking for Blood-Donor Dogs
The University of California, Davis, plans to develop a group of 300 to 400 donor dogs from the community – regular dogs owned by people in the Davis and Sacramento areas. The bank of community canines would eliminate the need for donor dogs to live at the UC Davis Animal Hospital. Traditionally, donor canines have lived at the hospital and then were adopted out after a few years, the Sacramento Bee reports.
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Margarett   Memphis, TN

2/23/2008 7:14:31 PM

Re: Wolf-Dog Hybrids: I think responsible persons & owners should be able to breed an own hybrids. Instead of being viewed as guilty until proven innocent, it should be the other way around as long as the animals are registered, licensed and tagged.

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