The DogChannel Newswire (09-19-07)

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Greenies Dog Treat Lawsuit Settled
The makers of Greenies, one of the nation’s best-selling dog treats, have settled a class-action lawsuit claiming the teeth-cleaning product injured or killed close to a dozen dogs. The terms of the settlement are confidential, BusinessWeek reports.
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Doctors Save Dog Attacked by Bees
Staff at a local hospital helped save the life of an unusual patient last week – a 7-pound Yorkshire Terrier. They also treated the dog’s owner after the two were stung repeatedly by a swarm of angry bees, The Enterprise (Massachusetts) reports.
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Beam of Owner’s Flashlight Saves Dog from Coyote
A coyote that attacked a Jack Russell Terrier in Florida wass scared away after the dog’s owner approached and shined his flashlight at the animal, The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal reports.
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Police Officer Faces Animal Cruelty Charges
A police officer faces five animal cruelty charges after investigators seized emaciated dogs from his pit bull breeding operation for a fourth time, The Press of Atlantic City reports.
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Seizures of Pets in Civil Hearings on Rise in Houston
Civil hearings are a way groups like the Houston SPCA and the Houston Humane Society fight animal cruelty. As cruelty investigations have increased – triggered by an increasing number of public reportings – so have civil seizures, The Houston Chronicle reports.
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