The DogChannel Newswire (01-19-08)

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Minneapolis Poised to Clamp Down on Dog Owners
After a spate of vicious dog attacks in Minneapolis, Minn., the city immediately tightened its procedures for checking whether dog owners have complied with city requirements governing dogs declared dangerous, the Star Tribune reports.
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Animals Rescued From Possible Dogfighting Operation
A possible dogfighting operation was discovered after report of a fire at a Chicago home. The city’s Department of Animal Care and Control took custody of seven dogs and an Amazon parrot found in the home’s basement along with paraphernalia associated with dogfighting, MSNBC reports.
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Duke of Windsor’s Dog Collars Will Be Sold for $3,000
Dog collars once worn by Pugs belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor will be part of a lot expected to sell at auction for as much as $3,000 next month in New York at Bonhams, reports.
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Dog Stuck In Storm Drain for 3 Hours
It was a happy reunion for a Carrboro, N.C., woman whose dog got stuck in a storm drain while out for a morning jog. Officials spent the morning digging up ground and trying to coax the dog out, who eventually emerged without a scratch, NBC 17 (Raleigh, N.C.) reports.
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Seeking Job Security Led to Dog Day Camp
A Hamilton County, Ind., couple opened their own pet boarding camp this week. Steven and Michele Alexander say they are part of a growing number of workers who are leaping into business franchises, anticipating the possibility of layoffs by longtime employers, The Indianapolis Star reports.
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