The DogChannel Newswire (04-02-08)

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Posted: April 2, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Tentative Settlement Discussed in Tainted Pet Food Lawsuits
Mediation has produced a tentative settlement of lawsuits over tainted pet food, including that distributed by Canada's Menu Foods Inc. The settlement amount will be funded by the defendants, including Menu Foods, and its product-liability insurer. No specific amount was released Tuesday. Menu confirmed Tuesday that its estimated cost for the product recall is $56 million, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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Dog Chases Deer Into Wisconsin Living Complex
Some residents in an assisted-living complex had quite a surprise when a deer jumped through the window. A witness told police a black dog was chasing six to seven deer when a deer jumped through a resident's closed window at St. Paul Home Friday afternoon, The Associated Press reports.
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The Dog Did It: Woman Gets $300K Deal
A police dog put a pickup truck into gear, injuring a woman on her way to the mailbox in an incident that has ended with a $300,000 settlement. Ranger, a German Shepherd Dog, was in the bed of the idling truck but jumped into the front seat through a sliding door and somehow knocked the automatic transmission into gear, police said, The Associated Press reports.
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Man Dies in House Fire; Two Saved by Barking Dog
A 72-year-old man suffered fatal injuries late Monday in a fire at a South Los Angeles home that his brother and sister-in-law narrowly escaped after their barking dog woke them up, authorities said. The deceased man's brother and sister-in-law were asleep when the fire erupted, but were awakened by their dog's incessant barking, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Abberration Splits Dog’s Leg in Two
A developmental problem split Angel the dog's leg, making her look like a five-legged pet. Veterinarian Frank Krupka, with the Avon Lake Animal Clinic in suburban Cleveland, said he's never seen anything like it, The Associated Press reports.
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