The DogChannel Newswire (3-30-11)

Top stories: Sacramento's first dog is on cloud canine; airport staff can be furry travelers' best friend; and other news.

Sacramento’s First Dog Is on Cloud Canine
Hollywood can have Schwarzenegger. Sacramento has Sutter. In a company town with little pizzazz but lots of lawmakers squabbling over the state’s financial mess, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s 7-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi has become a bona fide celebrity, reports the Los Angeles Times.
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Ruff Flight? Airport Staff Can Be Furry Travelers’ Best Friend
Some top frequent fliers these days have fur coats, floppy ears and whiskers. And sometimes the rigors of air travel can cause serious injury and even death. With 2,000 pets traveling through Logan International Airport, the Fire Rescue Department has outfitted two ambulances to respond to pet medical emergencies, part of its unique year-old “Passengers with Paws” program, reports the Wall Street Journal.
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Miami-Dade Needs Help Cleaning Animal Shelter
The race to save the lives of hundreds of animals potentially exposed to the deadly distemper virus at the Miami-Dade Animal Services shelter was a stunning success, says the shelter director. And now Dr. Sara Pizano is putting out a call for volunteers to help sanitize the shelter Tuesday and Wednesday, reports NBC Miami.
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Spay-Neuter Clinic a National Model
The Humane Alliance in Ashville, N.C., is considered the gold-standard of spay/neuter clinics nationwide, and it has helped to establish 90 similar clinics nationwide through its National Spay/Neuter Response Team training program, reports the Ashville Citizen-Times.
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