The DogChannel Newswire (03-19-08)

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Posted: March 19, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

117 Starving, Diseased Dogs Found in Shelter Raid
Police found 117 starving and diseased dogs — including about 40 who were dead or dying — during a raid at an eastern Kentucky animal shelter. Some officers donned hazardous-material suits Tuesday before they went into the basement, which was full of filth, feces, murky liquid, and more than a dozen dogs, the Associate Press reports.
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Animal Hoarding: The Crazy Cat Lady, Explained
What explains behavior like hoarding? Is there malicious intent involved, or are these cases of well-meaning people simply getting overwhelmed? Dr. Gary Patronek of the Animal Rescue League of Boston helps explain this unusual behavior, MSNBC reports.
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Hundreds Hound Shelter for Seized Dogs
A frenzy of tiny-dog lovers has descended on an animal shelter that rescued hundreds of Chihuahuas from a filthy rural Arizona home, with some potential owners getting into shoving matches and others calling from around the globe, the Associated Press reports.
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Put Some Teeth in Laws Controlling Dogs
The proposed bill in the Florida Legislature to allow cities and counties to target dangerous breeds of dogs with tighter controls, or even bans, will not be an easy sell. More than 1,000 people have put their names on an online petition to stop the bill, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
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41 Malnourished Pit Bulls Seized
Veterinarians are examining dozens of malnourished pit bulls that were seized from an apparent breeding operation, officials with the Houston SPCA said. A tip from a passer-by led investigators on Friday to a former horse stable where the 41 adult pit bulls were chained, many without access to water or shelter, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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