The DogChannel Newswire (05-19-10)

John Travolta’s dogs killed in accident; documentary highlights veterans’ service dogs; other news.

Posted: May 19, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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John Travolta’s Dogs Killed in Airport Accident
John Travolta’s two family dogs were killed after being struck by an airport service vehicle at Maine's Bangor International Airport. In a statement, city officials said, "An airport service pickup truck was approaching the airplane to service the airplane and did not see the dogs. Unfortunately, the dogs were struck and killed,” CBS News reports.
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Dogs Saved From Midwest Puppy Mills Arrive in New York
About a hundred dogs and puppies now have a chance for a better life, thanks to a Long Island, N.Y., animal shelter. Dozens of dogs were rescued from seven puppy mills in Oklahoma and Missouri. They arrived Tuesday afternoon at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington in Nassau County, NBC New York reports.
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Man Who Saved Dog From Attack Honored
A man in Orange County, Calif., who pried open the jaws of a pit bull attacking his Poodle mix to save his dog has been named Pet Parent of the Year by Veterinary Pet Insurance. Jim Gardner was selected for his efforts defending his dog, Tizzy, when she was attacked in July, the Orange County Register reports.
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Documentary Shows Service Dogs Helping Wounded Soldiers
The U.S. military uses dogs to help troops on sentry duty and bomb-sniffing patrols. But dogs are also proving their worth off the field of battle by helping wounded soldiers recover. A new documentary, the 22-minute "Pax," focuses on one of these service dogs and the many lives he has touched, Voice of America reports.
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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

5/19/2010 6:54:04 PM

Thanks for the updates!

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