The DogChannel Newswire (4-13-11)

Top stories: Inmates train animal shelter dogs; fire department performs CPR on pets; and other news.

Inmates Train Animal Shelter Dogs
The Lewis County Animal Shelter and Cedar Creek Corrections Center have teamed up to start a new program called “Prison Paws” in the hopes of making pound puppies more adoptable. In a sense, it’s a two-way rehabilitation program, The (Centralia) Chronicle reports.
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Fire Department Performs CPR on Dogs and Other Pets
Armed with 12 animal oxygen masks, the 26 men and women of the Ashland Fire Department are capable of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on dogs, cats, hamsters, ferrets, birds, gerbils — even reptiles — who are in need, Los Angeles Times reports.
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Luxury Hotel Welcomes Canine Clientele
The newest luxury hotel in South Boston offers only the finest amenities to its valued clientele: four-legged companions. Custom-made orthopedic mattresses, acupuncture, hydro-surge massage and gourmet steak and salmon dinners are only a few of the indulgences, Boston Globe reports.
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Boyle Heights Hosts First-Ever Dog Show
One by one, the canines lined up at Resurrection Parish in Boyle Heights on Saturday for the community’s first-ever dog show: pit bulls from Pico Rivera, Chihuahuas from Downey and Boxers from Covina, all ready to compete for a trophy and neighborhood bragging rights, Los Angeles Times reports.
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