The DogChannel Newswire (10-14-10)

Dog survives botched euthanasia attempt; economic woes hurt pets in Tulsa; other news.

Michigan Dog Survives Botched Euthanasia Attempt
A suburban Detroit man whose Rottweiler survived a botched euthanasia said he has neither the heart nor the money to try the procedure again. Matt Olivarez says he was trying to do right by Mia, an 11-year-old dog who he feeds by hand, partly because of her spinal problem that makes walking difficult, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Oakland Police Get Training in Animal Behavior
The East Bay SPCA and the Oakland, Calif., police department have announced a new partnership that will train officers in animal behavior. The program comes in response to the fatal police shooting of a family dog in the Oakland hills Sept. 28 while officers investigated a burglar alarm, the Oakland Tribune reports.
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Vets Warn That Kids Can Get Sick From Pet Foods
Since 2006, the Food and Drug Administration has issued 13 pet food recalls due to salmonella contamination. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found that from January 2006 through October 2008, 79 people developed salmonella poisoning after coming in contact with tainted pet food. Thirty-two of those cases were in children age two or younger, KING 5 reports.
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Economic Woes Hurt Pets in Oklahoma
The economic downturn hasn’t just been tough on people living and working in Tulsa, but on their pets as well. As people deal with losing income, moving out of state or downsizing their homes, sometimes their pets can’t make the transition with them, said Gina Gardner, president of the Humane Society of Tulsa, Tulsa World reports.
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