The DogChannel Newswire (4-7-11)

Top stories: Home show features cat, dog adoptions; dog breeder files appeal in animal cruelty case; and other news.

Home Show Features Cat, Dog Adoptions
Visitors to the Arrowhead Home and Builders Show can bring home new weatherproof siding or a new type of flooring, but they could also bring home a new pet. Seven area animal shelters will have about 500 dogs and cats available over the course of the show, Duluth News Tribune reports.
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Dog Breeder Files Appeal in Animal Cruelty Case
A former Staunton dog breeder who had her business shuttered in December following 50 misdemeanor convictions, including charges of animal cruelty, filed a petition for appeal this past week, Staunton News Leader reports.
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Antiquated Animal Shelter To Be Replaced
Miami-Dade took a step closer to leaving its antiquated animal shelter on Monday when the County Commission gave officials the go-ahead to spend about $6.6 million in bond money for a property in Doral. The old shelter recently weathered an outbreak of infectious disease, The Miami Herald reports.
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Research Before You Adopt
More than 4 million animals are euthanized every year in shelters across the nation, many because their owners did not want them. For shelters, the avalanche of homeless animals is a constant struggle that could to some extent be averted if families did their homework, Florida Today reports.
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