The DogChannel Newswire (3-8-11)

Top stories: Hundreds of adoption offers for puppy that wouldn't die; vets, eye doctor team to save dogs' sight; and other news.

Hundreads of Adoption Offers for Puppy That Wouldn’t Die
An Oklahoma puppy who had a close call with death is having no problem finding a new home. Hundreds of people from the United States and Canada are reaching out to try to adopt the puppy, now named Wall-e, which somehow managed to survive despite two attempts to euthanize it, reports
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Vets, Eye Doctor Team to Save Dogs’ Sight
Two Labrador Retriever puppies born blind are ready to play fetch, thanks to a unique collaboration between two local veterinarians and an eye surgeon. Littermates Lilly and Murphy were born three months ago with opaque cataracts that left them functionally blind, said Sycamore Township veterinarian Sheri Kyle. Michael Snyder, a cataract specialist with Cincinnati Eye Institute in Blue Ash volunteered to do the surgery that restored the puppies’ sight, reports
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Church Finds Connection With Pet Owners
When Fran Weil and Gail Arnold were dealing with the imminent death of their West Highland White Terrier last March, the rector at Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers, Mass., mentioned them during a Sunday service. And after much research, the Perfect Paws Pet Ministry was launched at the church in May. The pet ministry service takes place the third Sunday of each month, and the ministry also includes a pet bereavement support group, reports the Boston Globe.
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Dog Heists Highlight Need to Keep Short Leash on Pets
When Salley Chan left her beloved dog Lola in her car last Tuesday while she grabbed a quick bite to eat in the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, she never expected the 6-year-old Pekingese to be gone when she came back. But when Chan and her boyfriend returned to their car, they found the rear window smashed and the 9-pound animal missing, reports
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