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The DogChannel Newswire (02-19-08)

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Dog Biting Case in New York’s Highest Court
The case of Scooter the face-biting dog made it to New York State’s highest court Thursday, putting at risk the state’s venerable “one- bite rule.” The Labrador mix had never bitten anyone before and lawyers are arguing that the owners shouldn’t be responsible, Newsday reports.
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Students Get Special Thanks From Quarantined Dog
A black and white dog named Abbey wasted no time thanking the second-graders at Lakeshore Elementary School in North Carolina who helped pay her expenses for six months in quarantine after she came in contact with a dead raccoon, the Mooresville (N.C.) Tribune reports.
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Man Charged in Dog Fighting Case Found Dead
A man recently charged in a Richland County, S.C., dog fighting case was found hanging from a deer stand in a wooded area Friday morning. He is believed to have taken his own life, WISTV reports.
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Canine Tornado Refugees
One week after a deadly tornado claimed the life of an 86-year-old Tennessee woman, the story of an unlikely survivor is emerging. Her beloved pet Snowball, a Maltese-Poodle mix, amazingly survived the incident, suffering a dislocated hip and a cut to her abdomen, the Decatur (Ala.) Daily reports.
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Dog Fighting Penalty to Increase in Idaho with Governor’s Signature
Idaho lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that makes dog fighting a felony in Idaho. In what is being called a big win for animal lovers — the legislation is now on Governor Butch Otter’s desk, after four years of wrangling, KTVB reports.
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