The DogChannel Newswire (06-07-08)

Puppy mill survivor on tour in California; Norway court says police dogs are public servants; and other dog news.

Posted: June 7, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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Puppy Mill Survivor on Tour in California
The sign on the door of the Barnes & Noble at The Grove proclaims: "NO PETS ALLOWED." But Baby, a 14-year-old snow-white Poodle, sauntered through, wrapped in Jana Kohl's arms, trailed by an entourage and greeted by an eager store official. That's because Baby, a puppy mill survivor, was on her way to an autograph-signing for Kohl's new book, "A Rare Breed of Love,"  which has made a cover girl out of the little canine, the Los Angeles 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 Associated Press reports.
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N.C. Judge: Trooper in K9 Case Should be Reinstated
A judge in North Carolina recommended that a former state trooper, who is accused of abusing his canine partner, get his job back, abc11tv.com (North Carolina) reports.
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NFL Linebacker Free on Bond After Surrender in Dog Attack Case
Former NFL linebacker Steve Foley was charged with a felony after his pit bulls bit a woman and killed her puppy. He surrendered at the Fort Bend County Jail and was released on a $10,000 bond, sheriff's spokeswoman Terriann Carlson said, The Associated Press reports.
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Dog Helps Man in Florida Fend Off Coyote
Petey the Shih Tzu mix is one tough dog. He survived the mean streets of New York — where he was abandoned and later rescued. Now he has survived a coyote attack on the mean streets of Estero — with a little help from his owner, Jay Shaplow — who fended off the predator with his cane, the News-Press (Florida) reports.
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