The DogChannel Newswire (03-05-08)

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

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After 52 Days in the Cold, Beloved Dog Is on the Mend
On a bone-chilling evening Feb. 21 – 52 days after the dog’s disappearance – a neighbor opened his barn door to a frightening discovery: Mr. Joe's rust-colored body was emaciated, seemingly lifeless, on a bed of straw. Since then, veterinarians at Michigan State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital have been helping him recover, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Couple Arrested in Alleged Dognapping Scheme
Police in Connecticut say they've charged a 22-year-old man with dognapping his mother's Chihuahua and demanding hundreds of dollars in ransom money. Luke Stetson has been charged with first- and third-degree larceny and third-degree burglary. His girlfriend, 25-year-old Coryn Harvey, has been released on bond on a charge of first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, Newsday reports.
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Fatal Beating Follows Fighting Over Dog
A fight over a dog may have led to the beating death of a man early Sunday morning, according to Seattle police. A 45-year-old man was arrested and booked into King County Jail. The man and the suspect first brawled Friday, when the suspect's dog and another dog got into a fight, and the victim supposedly intervened, The Seattle Times reports.
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Pets, Too, Get Cancer
Among the most surprising and startling discoveries one can find as a pet owner is a lump or bump on your dog. As you run your hand over his coat, you notice a lump that wasn't there before. Cancer in pets is on the rise and is the No. 1 natural cause of death for dogs, The (Calif.) Argus reports.
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House Passes Bill to Protect Pets and Consumers
The Arizona House passed Speaker Jim Weiers' bill to ban the sale of pets on the side of the road on Monday. The bill protects consumers from unscrupulous pet sellers and ensures animal safety by eliminating the motive to sell animals on the side of the road. Nonprofit animal rescue organizations are exempt, KNXV-TV (Ariz.) reports.
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hi   H, TX

3/5/2008 6:45:56 AM

Thanks for keeping up with thew latest for us.

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frances berry   proctorville, OH

3/5/2008 4:13:47 AM

good job

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frances berry   proctorville, OH

3/5/2008 4:01:19 AM

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