The DogChannel Newswire (08-21-09)

Woman, dog reunited after carjacking; police take bite out of dogfighting; and other news.

Posted: August 21, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

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Dogfighters Get Creative as Spotlight on Vick Fades
When pro quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty to bankrolling a dogfighting operation in 2007, there was a spike in reports of dogfighting in the United States. But when the headlines faded, the blood sport grew stronger and went even more underground, with thugs taking inventive precautions to keep police at bay, animal cruelty experts say, CNN reports.
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Dallas Woman Reunited With Dog Found in Florida
A 77-year-old Dallas woman has been reunited with her dog after it mysteriously turned up in Florida. A Miami Beach club promoter found Sunshine, a Yorkie mix, on a street corner and took her to the vet. A microchip traced the pooch to Jodi Head, more than 1,000 miles away in Texas, The Associated Press reports.
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Custom Dog-Sized Vick Jerseys Go On Sale
If you own a dog and a twisted sense of humor, the NFL is ready and willing to help turn your four-legged friend into a Michael Vick fan for the small fee of $39.99 plus tax and shipping. That's the price you'll pay for the "custom pet jersey" selling on the NFL's website at NFLshop.com, the New York Daily News reports.
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Woman Reunited With Dog Taken in Carjacking
After a harrowing carjacking in West Baltimore, a fluff ball of a dog was reunited Thursday morning with his grateful owner thanks to the kindness of a stranger in what shelter workers are calling “an impossible reunion,” the Baltimore Sun reports.
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Police Take Bite Out of Dogfighting Ring
A man in Box Springs, Ga., was arrested by authorities alleging he ran a dogfighting ring involving as many as 29 pit bulls. Antonio Monds was charged with cruelty to animals and dogfighting after being arrested near a wooded area where he allegedly kept the dogs staked to the ground with three-foot logging chains around their necks, FOX News reports.
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jj   jc, NJ

8/21/2009 11:01:39 PM

interesting articles

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