The DogChannel Newswire (5-11-11)

Top stories: Safe water play with your dog; puppy thefts; and other news.

Safe Water Play for Dogs  
When you think of four-legged swimmers, Labrador Retrievers might come to mind. But any dog can take to the water if enticed properly, reports the Associated Press.

Shelter Boosts Security After Puppy Thefts
The Humane Society of Indianapolis is boosting security after two puppies were stolen from the shelter over the weekend, reports

Dog Saved from War
Thanks to the efforts of an Iowa National Guard medic stationed in Afghanistan, Oreo the dog has found a new home and new life in the United States, reports the Des Moines Register.

New Bill puts Higher Penalty on the Killing of Police Dogs
Legislation sponsored by New Jersey Senators Fred Madden and Donald Norcross that would enhance the penalties for intentionally killing an on-duty police or search and rescue dog was passed by the full Assembly, reports Gloucester County Times.

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