The DogChannel Newswire (03-26-10)

California city bans dog sales in pet stores; dog behind Alabama cruelty law dies; other news.

Posted: March 26, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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AT&T Sees Big Cash in Dog Collars
With most Americans already toting cellphones, AT&T now wants to target their dogs. A wireless dog collar set to hit the market this year could send text messages or e-mails to the owner of a pet when it strays outside a certain area, or the device could allow continuous tracking of the pet, Reuters reports.
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Hermosa Beach Bans Dog and Cat Sales in Pet Stores
Hermosa Beach, Calif., has barred pet stores from selling dogs and cats. City Manager Steve Burrell says the ordinance, modeled after a recent ban in West Hollywood, is designed to raise awareness about puppy mills and cat factories and encourage pet adoptions, The Associated Press reports.
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Dog Behind Animal Cruelty Law Dies
Gucci, the dog Florence, Ala., native Doug James rescued from torture who went on to become the namesake of a state law that makes animal abuse a felony, died Wednesday. James caught some youths torturing the Chow-Husky mix one night in 1994. Word about the cruelty spread and started a campaign for animal rights that resulted in the Pet Protection Act, better known as the "Gucci Law," the Times Daily reports.
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Rescued Dogs Look for Loving Homes
From the Midwest to the Big Apple. Some 50 dogs, rescued from puppy mills in Missouri and Kansas arrived safely at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, N.Y., on Wednesday morning. Their arrival was part of the league's event launch of, "Tour For Life," a mobile initiative that travels across the country, placing animals into loving homes, NBC New York reports.
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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

3/28/2010 12:34:58 AM

Thanks for the links.

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

3/27/2010 7:23:08 PM

Thanks for the updates!

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