The DogChannel Newswire (06-13-08)

Woman arrested for leaving dog in hot car; Virginia county passes dog barking ordinance; and other dog news.

Posted: June 13, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Woman Arrested for Leaving Dog in Car
Salem police discovered a young child and a small dog left alone in locked cars on Tuesday afternoon, when the state was suffering through a sweltering heat wave. The separate incidents resulted in one arrest. Police arrested the owner of the Bichon shortly after the dog was rescued from an SUV parked in a parking lot, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports.
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Ruff Day? Take Your Dog to Work
Take Your Dog to Work Day is June 20, which leaves you little more than a week to convince your boss to let you spread a little interspecies cheer – not to mention dog hair – around the office. The pets columnist offers tips to increase your chances of turning dog day into a company tradition, Newsday reports.
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Albemarle Passes Dog Barking Ordinance
Barking dogs are the focus of a new Albemarle County ordinance supervisors passed Wednesday evening. The new rule states that if a person's dog barks longer than 30 minutes, a neighbor could take that resident to court, NBC 29 News (Charlottesville, Va.) reports.
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Dog Ban Means Hundreds of B&Bs Face Closure
Owners of bed and breakfasts have been banned from keeping dogs in their kitchens under a European Union ruling that could see hundreds of family-run businesses close. Officials claim that the animals pose a potential health and safety hazard to guests' food. However, bed and breakfast owners vowed to close rather than turn out the family pet, The (U.K.) Telegraph reports.
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Georgetown Council Tentatively Approves Dog Tethering Law
City Council members on Tuesday approved on first reading an ordinance that would prohibit dog owners from anchoring their pets on chains or lines to a fixed spot unless the owners are present. The ordinance, approved unanimously, faces at least one more vote by the council, the Austin American-Statesman reports.
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Sheryl   Bloomington, IN

8/12/2008 9:28:56 PM

It is just as cruel and thoughtless to leave an animal in a car as it is to leave a child! Both suffer needlessly in such a situation. People just don't think sometimes

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shuei and mika   Sherrill, NY

6/13/2008 3:56:27 PM

Anyone who leaves a pet weather it is a dog or a cat should be arrested for it. The animal that is in the car didn't ask for it.

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frances   proctorville, OH

6/13/2008 7:19:04 AM


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Kathie   Bangor, ME

6/13/2008 4:04:49 AM

Regarding the article about the woman leaving dog in car: In the state I live in, I called the 1-800 phone number to report pet abuse and they never called me back. Probably meant for another article.

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