The DogChannel Newswire (4-28-11)

Top stories: Lawmakers rehash proposed law targeting pit bulls; open house showcases guide dogs in training; and other news.

Lawmakers Rehash Proposed Law Targeting Pit Bulls
Dealing with dangerous pit and pit mixes is a sensitive topic for pit-bull owners, but Terrebonne Parish lawmakers say something needs to be done to combat a rash of local pit-bull attacks, Daily Comet reports.
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Open House Showcases Guide Dogs in Training
Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit guide dog school headquartered in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., will host an open house this Sunday, May 1 to showcase its guide dogs in training, Yorktown Patch reports.
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SPCA Takes in Tornado Puppies
The Norfolk SPCA took in 21 puppies from animal shelters in Bertie and Hertford Counties after the dogs lost their homes in last week’s tornadoes. If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs, contact the Norfolk SPCA, WAVY-TV reports.

Learning Happiness from Dogs
You return from work and discover a pile of chewed-up letters on the doormat or jagged holes in your favorite slippers – but you can’t stay angry at your pet for long. His guilty slouch and hangdog expression quickly win your forgiveness. Author Ryan O’Meara says this willingness to stand down is something which humans should try a little more often, Daily Mail reports.
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