The DogChannel Newswire (06-05-08)

Dog survives nine days in a rabbit hole; bee swarm kills dog who disturbed the beehive; and other dog news.

Posted: June 5, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Dog Survives Days in Rabbit Hole
A dog has been reunited with his owners after spending nine days trapped down a rabbit hole. The owner said she had never given up home of finding her terrier mix, who got stuck while chasing rabbits, BBC News reports.
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Bee Swarm Attacks Hikers, Kills Dog in LA-Area Park
A swarm of bees stung a group of teenage boys hiking in a San Fernando Valley park, sending one of them to the hospital and killing a Boxer name Rocky who disturbed the beehive. One of the boys who tried to carry the dog to safety was stung “as many as 200 times,” The Associated Press reports.
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30 Pets Up for Adoption After Mineola Owner Evicted
After the owner of 24 cats and one dog was evicted from his home, Mineola, N.Y., authorities are looking for people to volunteer to adopt the animals. The pets were removed one by one from the house by Rescue Ink, a Smithtown-based animal advocacy group, Newsday reports.
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Beijing Olympics: Protests Banned, But Pets OK in China
China is warning visitors to the Olympics they could be fined or jailed without trial if they breach rules on a range of offenses including staging political protests, however, the rules state that visitors are allowed to bring one pet each with them, should they choose to do so, The (U.K.) Telegraph reports.
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Prisoners Team Up to Train Abandoned Dogs
Mohave Companion Animal Rescue Efforts Network has teamed up with the operator of the Kingman Prison in Arizona to continue the prisoner dog-training program. Roy Hayes, CARE-Net co-president and animal trainer, is helping 10 inmates to train five dogs from the county animal shelter, The Kingman (Ariz.) Daily Miner reports.
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