The DogChannel Newswire (06-12-08)

San Quentin inmates take care of pets; puppy dies from reported attack at dog park; and other dog news.

Posted: June 12, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

San Quentin Inmates Take Care of Pets
Minimum security prisoners who also belong to the prison's fire department are helping the Marin Humane Society through its Pen Pals program. San Quentin is the first men's prison in California to have such a program, reports.
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Puppy Dies From Reported Dog Attack
Bow Wow Beach in Stow, Ohio, will have a separate entrance to the small-dog area after police say a puppy was attacked and killed by a dog there this weekend. A 4 1/2 month-old Maltese-Poodle mix was killed June 7 after being attacked by a Standard Poodle, according to Stow Police, the Stow (Ohio) Sentry reports.
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Stolen Dog Reunited With Owners
A stolen dog has been reunited with his tearful owners in Dorset, England, after three year. The owners of Brambles, a Saluki-Greyhound mix, had given up hope after she was taken from their home in 2005 when she was 2, BBC News reports.
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When Dogs and Robots Collide, Somebody Needs a Talking To
The battle between dogs and robotics toys, house cleaners, and other devices has gained popularity online. Such hijinks have found a place on YouTube, where robots and pets face off on camera, and forums let perplexed owners share the creative ways they’ve stopped their dogs from attacking robots, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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Chinese Pets Join Ranks of Earthquake Refugees
Rescue and evacuation of human victims is virtually complete nearly a month after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake devastated a large swathe of Sichuan province, but the plight of pets is just beginning to be addressed. Many of the quake's millions of homeless live in temporary tent camps, where pets have been banned for health reasons, AFP reports.
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