The DogChannel Newswire (05-02-08)

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

Parachuting Dog Helped Win World War II
Plagued in the early, low-tech years of the war by dangerous afflictions such as altitude and decompression sickness, pilots got some help behind the front lines from a team of American physiologists who studied the effects on the body of flying. Their research, which involved at least one parachuting dog, and the technology it initiated was a key to the Allied victory in the air, MSNBC reports.
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Study Challenges ‘Cat Person, Dog Person’ Conventional Wisdom
There may be no such thing as a "cat person" or a "dog person" after all. A new study by Ball State University has found that matching yourself with a pet suited to your personality may be more important than whether that pet is a cat or dog, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Dog License Checks Wise Financially and Legally, Counties Say
Door-to-door dog license checks might make Lucas County, Ohio, commissioners uncomfortable, but their neighbors to the south defend the practice as legal and financially sound, The Toledo (Ohio) Blade reports.
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Dog Owner Denies Abuse, Wants Pets Back
A dog owner charged with 34 counts of animal abuse and neglect said his dogs should not be euthanized before he has his day in court. Six pit bulls seized from the man’s home are scheduled to be euthanized if no animal rescue group comes forward to provide them permanent shelter by 5 p.m. Friday, the Gaston (N.C.) Gazette reports.
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