The DogChannel Newswire (11-24-09)

Doggie mascot dies; Couple pleads guilty to animal cruelty; and other news.

Georgia Mascot Uga VII Dies at Age 4
Uga VII, the University of Georgia mascot whose deeply furrowed face was a fixture at the school for more than a year, died early Thursday at the age of 4, the university said, CNN reports. Read now >>

Kangaroo Tries to Drown Dog
A kangaroo startled by a man walking his dog attacked the pair, pinning the pet underwater and slashing the owner in the abdomen with its hind legs, the Associated Press reports. Read now >>

Obedience Contest Draws Scores of Dogs and Owners
Judy Ziffer was more nervous about the events, it appeared, than Sandy Cove Love Leads the Way, her 2-year-old Newfoundland, also known as Leader, for short. Ziffer and Leader participated in the American Kennel Club’s Best Puppy, Obedience and Rally Match on Saturday at Westwood Middle School, The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun reports. Read now >>

John Travolta Raises Money for Charity at Opening of ‘Old Dogs’
John Travolta and his family have helped raise money for charities in their home state of Florida with a screening of his new comedy. The actor, his wife Kelly Preston and their daughter Ella Bleu greeted hundreds of fans on the red carpet Friday for Disney’s “Old Dogs.” Read now >>

Gold Bar Couple Admit Animal Cruelty in Puppy Mill Case
A Gold Bar couple face up to a year in jail for their role in an alleged puppy mill operation, HeraldNet reports. Read now >>  

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