The DogChannel Newswire (04-30-08)

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Posted: April 30, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Why Puppy Love Can Give Your Children a Healthy Start at Life
Children run less risk of being sensitive to allergens if there is a dog in the house in the early years of their lives, scientists have found after a six-year study of 9,000 children, The Times (U.K.) reports.
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Dog Survives Eight Days Trapped in Rubble
A dog has been found alive and in good shape after spending eight days trapped in the rubble of a Breckenridge, Colo., business building that exploded. Lulu, a Springer Spaniel, was rescued Sunday after the business owner heard her whimpering, The Associated Press reports.
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Guide Dog School Officially Opens
A world-class guide dog training school has been opened in Forfar, Scotland. Dogs will go to the new center at one year old for initial training before going out to teams around the U.K. for finishing touches, BBC News reports.
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Lawsuit Against High-End Calif. Pet Shop to Go to Trial
A posh pet shop that has peddled dogs to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears is headed to court over some sick puppies. A fraud and false advertising lawsuit against Pets of Bel Air claims animals the store said were from private breeders actually came from puppy mills and were unhealthy, The Associated Press reports.
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RSPCA: Rapid Rise in Dumped Pets
Staff at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports rescuing 23% more abandoned pets in 2007 than in the previous year – and warned the upward trend could continue. The RSPCA says it was called on to save nearly 150,000 animals last year, BBC News reports.
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