The DogChannel Newswire (12-08-09)

Dogs find drugs; sled-dog race canceled; and other news.

Advanced Technology, Canine Team Find 385 Pounds of Cocaine
U.S. Border Patrol agents found about 385 pounds of cocaine — worth roughly $12 million — hidden in a vehicle they stopped at the Highway 86 checkpoint, the Desert Sun reports. More >>

Atlanta area holiday events for everybody – even the dog
Whether you’re cheerful or in a bah-humbug state of mind, there is probably something festive just for you this holiday season. There’s even some fun to be had for the family dog, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. More >>

Sled-dog Race Canceled Over Lack of Snow
No snow means no go for the first major sled-dog race of the season. The Sheep Mountain 150 scheduled for next weekend has been canceled because of insufficient snow in the higher elevations of the Talkeetna Mountains, Anchorage Daily News reports. More >>

Man Accused of Trying to Drown Mother’s Dogs
A man arguing with his mother tried to get back at her by drowning her dogs in a lake, the Orlando Sentinel reports. More >>

Pit Bull Attacks 5 in Chicago
Chicago police say an officer shot and killed a pit bull dog after it attacked five people on the city’s South Side, the Associated Press reports. More >> 

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