The DogChannel Newswire (06-08-10)

More colleges welcome students’ pets; dogs mingle at Washington’s Bark Ball; and other news.

Posted: June 8, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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Colleges Extend the Welcome Mat to Students’ Pets
A growing number of colleges are putting out a welcome mat for pets. Among others, they include Eckerd College in South Florida and Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, which set aside rooms for students with dogs or cats and others who love animals so much they just want to live near them, The New York Times reports.
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Dog Attacks Pose Hazard to Mail Carriers
As the temperature rises, so does the risk for mail carriers who start to encounter more pets spending time outside. Dog attacks don't happen often, but they do happen. And while postal employees are trained to avoid confrontations with territorial canines, officials in Wisconsin are asking residents for their help, the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune reports.
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Dogs Mingle at the Bark Ball
Hundreds of dogs and their owners attend the Washington Humane Society's Annual Bark Ball at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. The event, which celebrated its 23rd anniversary, began as a way to raise money for the organization’s emergency building relief fund, The Washington Post reports.
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Concert for Dogs Was a Hit
In so far as no one was bitten and nearly everyone stayed where he or she was supposed to, the debut of Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed’s “Music for Dogs” was deemed a howling success by its audience and their owners. The concert was performed for the first time outside the Sydney Opera House on Saturday as part of the Vivid Live arts festival that Ms. Anderson is organizing with her husband, Lou Reed, The Associated Press reports.
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