The DogChannel Newswire (03-12-10)

U.K. dog owners fight mandatory microchips; Oregon owners recover lost dogs; other news.

Posted: March 12, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

Furious Dog Owners in U.K. Fight Microchips
British Home Secretary Alan Johnson is facing a furious backlash after he unveiled proposals including compulsory insurance and microchip implants for all dogs. He aimed to target thugs who increasingly use dogs such as Rottweilers or illegally kept pit bulls as weapons in turf wars, FOX News reports.
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Dog Abuse Charges Dropped Against Groomer
Two months after Baltimore County police held a news conference and painted a dog groomer as an organizer of dogfights, prosecutors quietly dropped abuse charges in the case. The woman, Nicole Caruso, still faces drug and theft charges. But the case that damaged her reputation has now been thrown out, the Baltimore Sun reports.
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Oregon Owners Recover Two Dogs Lost in Washington
Two Eugene, Ore., dog owners who earlier this week used the assistance of two volunteer pilots to search part of Washington's Lewis County for two missing Pharaoh Hounds have recovered both animals. The owners say 6-year-old Luna was found Tuesday night. Her 2-year-old daughter Io turned up safe Wednesday afternoon, The Associated Press reports.
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Elgin Takes Heat Off Pit Bulls, Changes Dog Law
In the weeks and months leading up to Elgin, Ill., pit bull vote, dog owners pleaded with city council members to "punish the deed, not the breed." Now, the city plans to do just that. Wednesday night, Elgin leaders backed off a batch of new laws that automatically declared all pit bulls "dangerous," a distinction that triggered a set of regulations punishable by fines of $1,000, the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

3/14/2010 6:36:03 PM

I like microchipping but I don't think it should be mandatory.

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sue   sawyer, MI

3/14/2010 3:03:03 PM

good stories

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

3/12/2010 6:20:03 PM

Thanks for the updates!

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