The DogChannel Newswire (10-10-08)

The search for a good vet; drug dog finds opium in mail screening; and other news.

Posted: October 10, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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67 Animals Rescued From Squalid Property
State troopers and an animal rescue group investigating reports of animal neglect removed 67 dogs, cats, and other animals from a rural western Indiana home described as a puppy mill, The Associated Press reports.
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A Dog’s Life: Rx for Izzy
Among the mystical questions to ponder — is there life after death? Are there black holes in space? — the toughest of them just might be, how do you find a good veterinarian in this town? A Los Angeles Times columnist details her search.
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Woman Finally Finds Dad: Ike Worker Who Died Saving Dogs
A daughter learns her father’s identity: Robert "Bob" Emery, the mysterious Hurricane Ike relief worker killed the night of Sept. 27 as he dashed onto the East Freeway to rescue three dogs stranded in the emergency lane hugging the median, The Houston Chronicle reports.
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Drug Dog Finds Opium Bound for Minneapolis
A drug-sniffing dog recently helped seize more than eight kilograms of opium that was headed for Minneapolis from Laos. The dog, Rambo, and a U.S. Customs officer were screening arriving international mail at the foreign mail facility at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, The Associated Press reports.
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Senate Panel Advances Dog Law Overhaul
A bill to overhaul Pennsylvania’s state dog law survived a last-minute attempt to remove its key provisions before being unanimously approved late Tuesday night by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill raises standards for care in commercial dog breeding kennels, passed the House last month, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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