The DogChannel Newswire (05-28-08)

Chihuahua adopts litter of kittens; lax dog licensing costs Los Angeles $2 million; and other dog news.

Posted: May 28, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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Mother Chihuahua Adopts Litter of Kittens
Four abandoned kittens discovered in a boatyard have found a new lease on life after being adopted by a mother Chihuahua, appropriately named Karma, the Times Colonist (Canada) reports.
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Dog Electrocuted by Jolt From NYC Light Pole
A woman is mourning after her dog was hilled by a stray jolt of electricity from a light pole in Queens. Celia Sing says she was taking her 7-year-old Siberian Husky for a walk when he stopped by a light pole, fell, began shaking, and died, Newsday reports.
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Felony Charges for Dog Owner in Pit Bull Attack on Officer
Felony charges have been filed against the owner of a pit bull who attacked and seriously hurt an animal control officer. The owner is charged with one count of owning mischievous dogs causing bodily injuries for a May 7 pit bull attack on an officer that resulted in injuries to his right hand and arm, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Passenger Carrying Drugs in Tokyo as Dog Fails Sniff Test
An unsuspecting passenger who flew to Tokyo is carrying one million yen's worth of cannabis compliments of customs authorities after a sniffer dog failed a test. An officer at the airport stuffed 142 grams of the drug into the side pocket of a randomly selected black suitcase so that the animal could detect it, but after the animal failed the test, officials couldn’t identify which bag the drugs had been placed in, AFP reports.
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Lax Dog Licensing Costs Los Angeles $2 Million
The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is struggling because of not collecting on dog licenses – the largest source of revenue for the agency – resulting in $2 million in losses, city Controller Laura Chick said in an audit released Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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