The DogChannel Newswire (4-6-11)

Top stories: Abused dogs find peace at animal sanctuary; family funds for service dog with cookbooks; and other news.

Animal Sanctuary Provides Comfort for Abused Dogs
Reading this is not for the faint of heart. Although the animals that have made it to St. Francis can spend the rest of their lives in comfort and surrounded by love, the abuse and cruelty they suffered is unimaginable. Check out the St. Francis site for adoptable animals to find out how you can be of service, Hillcrest Patch reports.
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Family Sells Cookbooks to Raise Funds for Service Dog
Seventeen-year-old Wahkiakum High School student Kenzie Abbott has suffered from grand mal seizures since she was 7 years old, at a time when she was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Her family launched a project where they planned to collect 150 personal recipes and publish a cookbook that would raise funds to procure a service dog for Kenzie, Chinook Observer reports.
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Dogs Rescued From Alleged Puppy Mill
Eight small-breed dogs that appear to be Shih Tzu-poodle mixes are recovering at the Perth County branch of the OSPCA in Stratford following their rescue from an alleged puppy mill. OSPCA branch manager Ward McAlister said the breeding dogs were found covered in urine and feces, The Beacon Herald reports.
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Cats, Dogs of Financially Strapped Owners Suffer
Pets don’t come cheap. In tough economic times, many people struggle to provide for their pets and may opt to make cutbacks that could put their animal’s health at risk, Hawke’s Bay Today reports.
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