The DogChannel Newswire (04-24-08)

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Posted: April 24, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

East Hartford Man Sues for Use of Dog to Subdue Him
A Connecticut man who served prison terms for killing two people is suing police from prison, saying they unnecessarily used a police dog to subdue him in his last arrest. The lawsuit claims he suffered dog bites that left him permanently disabled, the Boston Globe reports.
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Harsh Penalty for Northern Australian Dog Breeder
The RSPCA has welcomed what it says is the harshest penalty ever imposed in Tasmania for a dog breeder who did not give his 28 animals veterinary care. The breeder was fined $1500 and banned from keeping animals for 10 years, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) News reports.
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Police Will Look into Dog’s Death at Park
Hillsborough, Ore., police will looks into an incident in which a Pomeranian died after she was bitten by another dog at a local dog park. The owner of the dog who died says she doesn’t want to take action against the other dog’s owner, but wants to tell people to be careful about the dogs they take to the park, The Oregonian reports.
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Buried Dogs Were Divine ‘Escorts’ for Ancient Americans
Hundreds of prehistoric dogs found buried throughout the southwestern United States show that canines played a key role in the spiritual beliefs of ancient Americans, new research suggests, National Geographic News reports.
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More Dogs Needed for UC Davis Blood Bank
Since the new canine blood bank opened at University of California, Davis, in February, officials have screened 78 dogs and enrolled 18 as donors. That's not enough, so the vet blood bank is putting the call out for more owners to consider enrolling their dogs, the Sacramento Bee reports.
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