The DogChannel Newswire (09-13-07)

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Police Dog Is Shot in Pursuit of Suspect
A robbery suspect who surrendered after a standoff could face a felony charge for allegedly shooting and injuring a police dog that chased him, The St. Louis (Mo.) Post-Dispatch reports.
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Civil Liberties Union Sues to End Dog Drug Searches at High School
The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is taking a New Hampshire high school to court to try to stop the school from using dogs to search for drugs. The group says the searches are unconstitutional, Foster’s Daily Democrat (N.H.) reports.
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Surfer Saves Dog Swept Off Pier by Wave
A surfer rode a wave on his stomach to reach and rescue a struggling dog that had been swept off a Lake Michigan pier by a big wave, the Associated Press reports.
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Behavior, Hopes Improve for Dog Who Lost His Companion
The dog who kept watch over his dead female companion has begun to show improvement in his behavior toward people, making it possible for animal shelter volunteers to begin working with him to determine whether he can be adopted, The Rocky Mountain News (Colo.) reports.
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Dog With Obscene Name Starts Dogfight
A Morganfield, Ky., priest is suing the pet owner and the city for allowing a dog with an obscene name to be buried near a veteran’s memorial. The dog’s name starts with the letter “S” and ends in “head,” First Coast News (Fla.) reports.
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