DogChannel Newswire (08-15-08)

A man protects his dog from a black bear and other dog news from around the nation.

Man Shoots Black Bear Threatening His Dog
State officials say a New Milford, Conn., homeowner shot and killed a bear in his yard because the animal appeared to be threatening him and his dog, Newsday reports. Read now >>

Cancer Patient Assaulted by Dogs in Washington Home
A cancer patient unable to defend himself has been hospitalized after he was assaulted and apparently fed on by dogs in his home in Parkland, near Tacoma. Pierce County sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer said Michael Warner’s daughter and another woman were arrested last weekend for investigation of criminal mistreatment, the Seattle Times reports. Read now >>

Dogs Test Positive in Michigan for Disease
The Michigan Department of Agriculture says several dogs in Michigan tested positive for canine brucellosis, the Associated Press reports. Read now >>

Police: Rottweilers Maul Thai Girl to Death
Two Rottweiler dogs have mauled a 20-month-old girl to death in Thailand, police said Thursday, despite the desperate efforts of her mother to save the child, Agence France-Presse reports. Read now >>

Officer’s Actions as Dog Died Anger Driver
A Texas State University student who waited to get a speeding ticket while his girlfriend’s dog died in her arms has filed a formal complaint with the San Marcos police over the Aug. 5 incident, the San Antonio Express-News (Texas) reports. Read now >>

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