The DogChannel Newswire (05-29-08)

Canine custody battles heat up; tornado victims search for missing pets; and other dog news.

Posted: May 29, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Who Gets Custody of Dog Is Complicated
When couples split up these days, a matter every bit as intense as who keeps the house or plasma TV is increasingly being slammed onto the table for discussion: Who gets the pets? USA Today reports.
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Tornado Victims Search for Missing Pets
Some families pawing through the tornado debris in Hugo, Minn., are looking for more than mementos, they also are looking for lost pets, The Associated Press reports.
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NYC Dog Walker Gets Prison for Stealing from 84-Year-Old
A Manhattan dog walker who admits he stole nearly $58,000 from an 84-year-old woman has been sentences to one to three years in prison. The dog walker admitted that while operating the Luna Dog Service he stole $51,278 from the woman’s bank account and another $6,686 by using her credit cards, Newsday reports.
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Dog Thief Could Get Five Years
A Plainfield, Ill., man who stole a $1,500 Pomeranian puppy by stuffing the 2-pound dog under his sweatshirt faces a possible five-year prison term after pleading guilty to the theft Tuesday. He had stolen the puppy with the intention of selling it for $60 to two young women, who were charged with misdemeanor theft, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Superbug Bites Dog
There's a new and growing threat to your pets' health: drug-resistant staph infections. In dogs and cats, the bacteria is slightly different, but it's otherwise pretty much the same problem: some strains of a common bacteria found in and on most dogs, people and surfaces have evolved to resist the antibiotics we normally use to treat it, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Sophie   Clarksville, MS

5/29/2008 6:51:32 PM

No it doesnt

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Tammy   Louisville, KY

5/29/2008 3:53:26 AM

Wow!!! I don't think I would have put my baby through that. Hwo incredibly awful!!! I am constantly looking and feeling all over my dogs to make sure nothing is out of the norm. This article really needs to be brought forward to vets all over the world.

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