The DogChannel Newswire (03-06-08)

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Posted: March 6, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

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Video of Marine Throwing Puppy Off Cliff Leads to Investigation
Military officials are investigating an Internet video that purports to show a Marine throwing a puppy off a rocky cliff. Maj. Chris Perrine of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii says it appears the man is based with a unit in the islands. Marine officials are calling the YouTube video “shocking and deplorable” and say it violates “the high standard we expect of every Marine,” the Associated Press reports.
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Former Dog Groomer Convicted of Animal Cruelty
A former dog groomer who spent more than 60 days in jail for causing the death of a client's Poodle was convicted Tuesday in Baltimore County District Court of animal cruelty in a case stemming from injuries to another dog, the Baltimore Sun reports.
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Real-Estate Agents for Nudists, Dog Lovers
Looking for a beach community that will let you sunbathe in the nude, or a neighborhood where your neighbor won’t complain about your barking dog? If so, there is an increasingly specialized subset of real estate agents who make it their mission to fulfill your needs, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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Dog Lovers Hit by Nigerian ‘Bulldog Scam’
Scam artists are using the lure of free Bulldog puppies to con dog lovers out of their money. In a twist on their usual e-mail scams, Nigerian con men are taking out newspaper advertisements offering purebred English Bulldog puppies for adoption. Victims who respond to the ads are informed that the puppy can only be obtained after wire transferring hundreds of dollars overseas for vaccination and shipping fees. Of course, no puppy is ever delivered, ABC News reports.
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Diamond Dogs Living It Up
Some of us toss Fido some scraps off the dinner plate and call it a night. But for those channeling Leona Helmsley, the hotel magnate who left $12 million to her Maltese, Trouble, there's no shortage of over-the-top products to pamper a pet, the L.A. Times reports.
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Regin   philadelphia, PA

3/6/2008 12:19:00 PM

I'm responding to the marine story of him and his buddies throwing a puppy off the cliff of some high rise. That is the cruelest of the cruelest. To think that puppy probably crawled out from some rock, happy to see them is unthinkable. People may agree with me or they may not but someone needs to throw him off a cliff and leave him there.

That's the least he deserves.....

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