The DogChannel Newswire (04-23-10)

Carjacker linked to crime by dog’s DNA; why you should recycle dog waste; and other news.

Posted: April 23, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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Vet Tech Charged in Dog Abuse Case Is Fired
A veterinarian's attendant charged with starving a German Shepherd for weeks has been fired. Kimberly Nizato was charged Wednesday in Los Angeles County with one count of felony animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of failure to provide care. The Southern California Specialty Veterinary Hospital announced the same day that Nizato had been fired, The Associated Press reports.
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Military Police Dog Found at Dulles International Airport
It's a happy ending for the owner of a Norwegian military dog gone missing at Dulles International Airport in Virginia Thursday. The 20-month-old dog Doberman Pinscher, named Qondor, was crated, but somehow ended up outside of the travel box and on the tarmac of an Iberian Airlines flight Wednesday night, WTOP.com reports.
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Why You Should Recycle Your Dog’s Waste
An estimated 73 million dogs live in the United States, and each dog produces an average of 274 pounds of waste a year. About 5 percent of waste in landfills is dog fecal material, which makes for a mighty big carbon footprint for our canine best friends. As a result, responsible dog owners and municipalities are addressing the disposal of this waste in various ways, KIVITV.com reports.
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Carjacker Linked to Crime by Dog’s DNA
A violent southeast London man responsible for a carjacking at gunpoint was jailed thanks to crucial DNA from his pet dog, police said. Dog hairs and blood samples were matched to Peter Mahoney's Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Buster, after the car he stole was found burned, The (U.K.) Press Association reports.
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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

4/24/2010 5:49:17 PM

Thanks for the links.

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