The DogChannel Newswire (05-08-08)

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Pit Bull Gets Stuck in Pickup Truck’s Engine
A California man was surprised Tuesday to find a pit bull stuck under the hood of his truck. The dog had somehow gotten stuck inside the engine compartment of the man’s truck, and had tried to get out by chewing through wires and hoses, CBS5 (Vacaville, Calif.) reports.
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India Asks Vodaphone to Pull Dog Ad in Row Over Cruelty
India has ordered British mobile giant Vodaphone to pull a TV commercial, saying it shows a dog being mistreated. The government’s Animal Welfare Board says the ad, which shows a Pug chasing a bus to deliver a tie to his owners, shows the dog in distress from running, Agence France-Presse reports.
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Vets Rescue Pets Near Erupting Chile Volcano
A team of vets is searching through the stricken Chilean town of Chaiten to rescue pets abandoned by their owners evacuated when a nearby volcano erupted. Armed with cans of food, the vets scoured the town as the volcano spewed ash for a sixth day on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
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Hundreds Ask About Adopting Dogs Seized
As details emerged Wednesday of a suspected puppy mill in an East Northport, N.Y., home, hundreds of people called for information about adopting the dozens of dogs seized from the house. The house was in “deplorable” condition, with 56 dogs crammed into cramped quarters and living on top of one another, officials said, Newsday reports.
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Cats and Barking Dogs Face New Rules in Butte County, Calif.
The Butte County, Calif., Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to amend the animal control ordinance to redefine the concept of barking dogs and to prohibit people living on a lot smaller than one acre from owning more than six cats, the Chico (Calif.) Enterprise-Record reports.
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