The DogChannel Newswire (09-26-07)

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State Grand Jury Indicts Vick in Dogfighting Case
A Virginia grand jury brought additional charges against Michael Vick on Tuesday for killing dogs and promoting dogfights based on the crimes committed in Surry County. He’s scheduled for arraignment on the new charges Oct. 3, CNN reports.
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Dog Virus Closes Florida Animal Shelter
For the first time in its history, the Tri-County Humane Society in western Boca Raton, Fla., has had to close its doors to the public because of a virus outbreak. So far, three dogs have been affected, The Palm Beach Post reports.
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In Wake of Lawsuit, City’s Police Dog Program Is Nixed
The department’s trained drug dog, Bosco, is responsible for taking enormous quantities of illegal drugs off the streets. However, because the dog’s primary handler filed a lawsuit claiming the city failed to compensate him for the off-duty hours he spent caring for the dog, the program is suspended, the McAlester News-Capital reports.
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Dog Dumping at Starbucks
After security cameras were installed at a California animal shelter, inhumane dog dumping has begun occurring at other locations, including a Starbucks and a restaurant; the dogs have been placed in loving homes, The Tehachapi (Calif.) News reports.
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Company Embraces Workplace ‘Petiquette’
Mars Petcare unleashes a new pet-friendly policy at their Tennessee offices that allows employees to bring their dogs to work, The Fairview Observer (Tenn.) reports.
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