The DogChannel Newswire (10-01-07)

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Seattle Animal Shelters Called ‘Deplorable’
An advisory committee recommended immediate renovation of two shelters, an overhaul of the county’s animal-care policies, and the hiring of new employees, the Seattle Times reports.
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Dog Owners Learn How to Massage Pets
The benefits of massage for pets is similar to those for people, and one certified pet massage therapist is teaching her techniques to dog owners, The Ann Arbor (Mich.) News reports.
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Stolen Dog Rescued After Being Sold
The dog was stolen after a woman claimed her car broke down and she asked the dog’s owner if she could rest a moment on her porch. The owner went inside, and when she returned the woman was gone – along with the dog, The Dothan Eagle (Alabama) reports.
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Wanted Dog Turns Fugitive
A pit bull wanted by Jersey City authorities remains on the run after last being seen getting into a van with its owner and someone dressed as a butler when animal control showed up to take it away, (New Jersey) reports.
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Program Finds Homes for Dogs, Helps Inmates Find Purpose
An animal shelter teams up with a prison to pair abandoned dogs with inmate handlers before adopting the dogs out to families. The screened inmates socialize the dogs and help re-train them if behavioral problems exist, The Benton County Daily Record (Arkansas) reports.
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