The DogChannel Newswire (05-08-09)

Florida city may close beach to dogs to protect nesting birds; world’s oldest dog turns 21; and other news.

Beach May Close to Dogs for Sake of Nesting Birds
Environmentalists are asking the city of Clearwater, Fla., to ban dogs on the north beach to protect nesting shorebirds, reports.
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World’s Oldest Dog Turns 21
Chanel, the world’s oldest dog, just celebrated her 21st birthday in New York by visiting the New York Dog Hotel and Spa, reports.
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Dog’s Derring-do May Have Been Derring-dumb
Hoagie, hailed as a hero for saving his owner from a cougar, actually started the fight, according to experts, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Dancer the Dog Back With Austin Woman 8 Years Later
A pup named Dancer who scampered away from home in Austin, Texas, is all grown up now and mysteriously back after eight years, the Associated Press reports. Read now >>

Former NFL Coach Meets With Vick in Prison
Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy recently met with Michael Vick at the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan., USA Today reports.
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