The DogChannel Newswire (07-27-10)

Pet dog mistaken for coyote; troubled youths help dogs; and other news.

Kentucky dog mistaken for coyote released into wild by animal shelter.
An 11 year-old American Kennel Club Shiba Inu was mistaken for a coyote by the Frankfort Humane Society in Kentucky and released into the wild. A reward has been offered, but the dog is still missing.  More >>

Program teaches troubled youths to teach dogs
Canine companionship is helping some local kids turn around their troubled pasts at the Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center in Mount Clemens, Mich. A program called Teacher’s Pet has them train dogs taken in by animal control, helping them develop responsibility, empathy and self esteem — and, eventually, finding homes for the strays.

Dog refugees from oil spill find new homes in Florida
The first batch of four-legged refugees, forced into homelessness by the Gulf oil spill, flew into Lakeland, Fla., over the weekend, hopping out of a single-engine airplane and appearing eager to find new homes. Seven dogs that had made their homes in coastal Louisiana are now Florida residents. More >>

Pit bull factions find peace in San Francisco neuter law
Since 2005, when the city adopted a mandatory spay-neuter law for pit bulls in the wake of the mauling death of 12-year-old Nicholas Faibish, the number of pit bulls impounded and euthanized has dropped dramatically, according to animal control officials. More >> 

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