The DogChannel Newswire (5-3-11)

Top stories: Image-rehab campaign for pit bulls; new dog adoption program saves dogs from euthanasia; and other news.

Image-Rehab Campaign for Pit Bulls
Scores of individuals, small grass-roots groups and large well-funded ones are toiling to change the public’s perception of the much-maligned pit bull, USA Today reports.
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New Adoption Program Saves Dogs from Euthanasia
What makes The Animal Center’s program unique is that all the dogs rescued for this program are from kill-shelters slated for euthanasia. Every dog adopted from The Animal Center saves a dog’s life, sometimes within hours of being put down, Newtown Patch reports.
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Pet Abandonment Rises Due to Economy
From the start of the economic crisis, one household member has suffered more than any other: the family pet. Pet abandonment has become a significant issue over the past few years, leading to larger problems such as animal shelter overcrowding, which often causes an increase in euthanasia, SMU Daily Mustang reports.
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Prepare Your Dog for Summer
Summer will be here before you know it. Its time to make sure your dogs have all the necessary preventives they need to enjoy the sun and warm weather, The Columbia Daily Tribune reports.
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