The DogChannel Newswire (03-29-08)

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Posted: March 29, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Mexican Dog Sculptures Removed After Protest
Sculptures of Chihuahua dogs in traditional indigenous outfits were yanked from a stop along northern Mexico's Copper Canyon railway after protests by Tarahumara indigenous groups, a state official said Thursday. Indigenous leaders considered the display an insulting comparison of their people to animals, The Associated Press reports.
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Man, Dog Rescued From Car on Lake Champlain
A man and his dog are safe after being rescued from Lake Champlain after the car they were riding in broke through the ice off the Milton shore. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says the car went through the ice about 150 yards offshore from the Van Everest Fishing Access Area on Thursday afternoon, the Boston Globe reports.
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Assembly Gives City Dog Owners a Year to Clean Up
Dog owners facing a new law banning their four-legged pals from sports fields got a reprieve from the Anchorage Assembly this week, but they're on a short leash to clean up their act or else. For months, the Assembly has been considering whether to allow organized baseball leagues, which maintain the fields, to ban all dogs from fenced city ball parks, the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News reports.
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Five Things to Know About Naming Pets in Wills
Most pets are dependent on humans for their daily living. We feed and water them, give them shelter and, usually, lavish them with love. But what happens to them if we die or become disabled? Russ Speidel, a Wenatchee, Wash., attorney who specializes in trusts and estate planning, recommends that people consider that question before a crisis arises, The Wenatchee World reports.
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Thai Temples Flooded With Pets After Viral Outbreak
Buddhist temples in central Thailand have been flooded with abandoned cats and dogs after an outbreak of feline and canine distemper killed hundreds of pets in the past month. One temple north of Bangkok, had to put up a sign asking pet owners to stop "supplying" the monastery with cats and dogs, Reuters reports.
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