The DogChannel Newswire (12-06-08)

Missouri council decides against breed ban; animal hoarder jailed for second time; and other news.

Posted: December 6, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

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Southeast Missouri Council Decides Against Pit Bull Ban
Aldermen in the southeast Missouri town voted Tuesday to remove a breed-specific ban from a proposed dangerous dog ordinance scheduled for a vote Dec. 16, The Associated Press reports.
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Dallas County Sheriff's Dogs Earn Their Keep With Big Drug Bust
As Dallas County commissioners mull over what to do with Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s new drug-sniffing police dogs, the dogs are busy busting bad guys. Daffy and Diuk sniffed out about 130 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday in a local shipping company’s warehouse, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Placerville Extends Time for Animal Shelter’s Temporary Site
El Dorado County's animal shelter will be allowed to remain in temporary quarters on Placerville Drive at least two more years, despite concerns that it occupies potentially valuable retail space. The Placerville Planning Commission earlier this week agreed to extend the conditional use permit for the shelter until January 2011, the Sacramento Bee reports.
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Snow a Boon for Fond du Lac Sled Dog Race
This week's snow and chilly temperatures have been a blessing for organizers of the Can't Depend on Snow Sled Dog Race in Fond du Lac, Wis., The Associated Press reports.
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Critter Collector Jailed a Second Time
A 2007 animal cruelty conviction has apparently failed to tame a Snellville woman’s animal hoarding impulses. Gwinnett County authorities on Tuesday impounded a dozen cats, 16 dogs, two squirrels, and a raccoon who were running amok at the Hewatt Road home of Sylvia Simmons, 59. Simmons was jailed for the second time in two years. This time, she faces 12 counts of animal neglect and a probation violation charge, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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PHIL   SALINA, KS

12/7/2008 12:56:07 PM

The Daallas Deputy Dogs prove once again that our animals are smarter then most people. Keep the K-9 Units, get rid of the Politicians and the bureaucrats.

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Roberta   Wikieup, AZ

12/7/2008 10:14:19 AM

The story about Sylvia Simmons happens alot. This is a disorder to where they can't help but hoarde, and collect. Unfortunatly it is with animals. These animals suffer, not feed nearly enough, no medical attention, or vaccinations. It is cruelty. No human being would want to be treated in these manner, though people seem to think that animals like to be, and that these animals enjoy the cruelty, and neglect. Maybe as time goes on things will get better for animals, I don't know.

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