The DogChannel Newswire (06-06-08)

Woman faces fine for too many pets; Brooklyn dog reunited with owner 60 miles away; and other dog news.

Posted: June 6, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Woman Faces $12,000 Fine for Too Many Pets
A woman who runs an informal animal shelter out of her Florida home faces more than $12,000 in fines unless she gets rid of her excess cats and dogs, United Press International reports.
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Brooklyn Dog Reunited With Owner 60 Miles Away
A Chihuahua was reunited with his owner Wednesday after spending Tuesday night with the family who took him in after he was discovered by their neighbors. But nobody knows how the four-legged wayfarer made the nearly 60-mile journey, Newsday reports.
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Scoop It Up or Pay: On Patrol With Enforcers of the Dog Law
Dressed in plain clothes and driving white hybrid Toyotas, Theo Otibu and the 14 other agents in the Sanitation Department’s Canine Task Force fan out across New York’s five boroughs each day to enforce the city’s “pooper scooper” law, which went into effect 30 years ago and became the model for other large cities, the New York Times reports.
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Court in Norway Says Police Dogs Are Public Servants
Police dogs in Norway are finally getting the respect they deserve. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that they are public servants, making an assault on a police dog as serious as an attack on any police officer, the International Herald Tribune reports.
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Miracle Vittles or Fad Diet for Dogs?
A raw food diet consists of raw food like fresh meat, bones and vegetables. Now, there are companies that commercially prepare such a diet. Some local pet stores sell raw food as frozen disks of meat, vegetable and nutrient mixes that resemble hamburger patties, The (Madison, Wis.) Capital Times reports.
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Sue   3 Oaks, MI

6/6/2008 12:31:10 PM

I especially enjoyed the story of Boy, the dog who got lost 60 miles from home--what a heartwarming tale that they got him back. If only we REALLY knew what happened!!

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