The DogChannel Newswire (09-08-08)

Dog breeders accuse state of discrimination; Americans pick pets over partners; and other news.

Posted: September 8, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Maryland Mayor Critical of Police Review of Dog Shooting
Prince George’s County Sheriff says an internal review has determined that deputies were justified when they shot and killed two dogs during a raid at the home of Berwyn Heights mayor Cheye Calvo. Calvo, however, is not satisfied. He says the inquiry was incomplete, the Delmarva Daily Times (Md.) reports.
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Woman Left Dog in Car for Hours at Great America, Police Say
A Chicago woman was charged with animal cruelty and neglect after leaving her dog in a car in the parking lot at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee without food or water for about six hours Monday, when temperatures reached the mid-80s, police said, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Dog Breeders Accuse State of Discrimination
A Pennsylvania dog breeders group filed a federal lawsuit this week accusing the state of unfairly targeting Lancaster County canine businesses while cutting slack for similar operators in Allegheny County and statewide, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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Americans Pick Pets Over Partner for Desert Island
More than two thirds of Americans would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet than with their partner, a poll showed on Thursday, Reuters reports.
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Fetch Fido! The Robotic Dog That Could Revolutionize the Military
A robot dog that runs, climbs rough terrain, and carries heavy loads has become an Internet sensation after video footage attracted millions of viewers. BigDog was created by engineering company Boston Dynamics for the American military, the Daily Mail (U.K.) reports.
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