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Future of Hudson pet cemetery discussed at packed meeting

By jim Published: February 28, 2009

Nearly 200 people with pets buried at the cemetery attended an informational meeting in Valley View to learn about the legal issues involved in a potential sale of the cemetery.

Carol Westfall wants to be buried next to her nine pets at the Boston Hills Pet Memorial Park in Hudson.

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Cool Cat in Rome

By jim Published: February 28, 2009

My wife and I escaped the Akron winter for a trip to Rome in February.

As we walked through the Piazza del Popolo from our hotel to the Pantheon, my wife spotted a gentleman walking his cat on a leash. I was able to get the camera going in time to capture him walking the cat. He then proceeded to drop the leash, leave the cat alone and walk back to the fountain. He watched the cat for a few seconds and then proceeded to sit down and read a book to allow the cat to enjoy the sunshine.

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Dog lovers fear Obama effect sprouting shady breeders, fickle owners

By jim Published: February 27, 2009

By Megan K. Scott
Associated Press

NEW YORK: It's nothing against the Obamas. But some Portuguese water dog owners aren't thrilled the breed is a front-runner for the first family.

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Lobbying Ohio legislators on behalf of animals

By jim Published: February 26, 2009

Humane Lobby Day on Feb. 12 in Columbus was "incredible," says Dean Vickers of the Humane Society of the United States. "That people came from so many counties is exciting."

Nearly 150 voters from 78 of Ohio's 99 House districts made the trip to the Statehouse, learned how to lobby, then met with legislators. The group pushed for laws that would improve conditions for dogs at the hundreds of puppy mills in the state; make cockfighting a felony, as it is in most other states; and ban confinement crates that don't allow chickens, pigs and veal calves natural movement at factory farms.

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No effort spared to find lost dog pays off

By jim Published: February 26, 2009

Thousands of posters of the 14-pound dog, named Nui, were plastered around Cincinnati in the owners desperate search to find her dog, offering a $500 reward. Four months later the dog turned up. Follow the link for a video report on Nui.

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Akron dog owner countersues condo group

By jim Published: February 26, 2009

By Linda Golz
Beacon Journal staff writer

The Akron man sued by his condominium association for having a dog that exceeds a 12-pound weight limit is fighting back.

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Michelle Obama says family getting a dog in April, she favors Portuguese Water Dog

By jim Published: February 25, 2009

This isn't just another wag-the-tail story: The Obamas are getting a dog in April and are looking for a rescue Portuguese Water Dog.

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More Pit Bulls in the news: laws on vicious dogs get new push

By jim Published: February 25, 2009

Mifflin Township's code enforcement officer wants pit bull owners to know the rules for keeping vicious dogs, even if theirs hasn't bitten anybody.

That, Steve Blake said, is why he intends to enlist the help of residents, letter carriers, sanitation workers and city employees in his efforts to find, educate and, if necessary, take action against the owners of pit bulls and other breeds considered vicious in Ohio law.

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Cincinnati Woman Sues SPCA Over Dog's Death

By jim Published: February 25, 2009

SPCA Cincinnati faces a lawsuit after a woman claims the organization took her dog believing it was a Pit Bull. The dog died while in the care of the SPCA and the woman claims her dog was an American Bulldog-- *not* a Pit Bull. Read the story at Cincinnati.com.

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Lucas County Commissioner wants probe into killing of dog by deputy dog warden

By jim Published: February 25, 2009

Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop called for an investigation Monday regarding the killing of a 10-pound dog in Point Place earlier this month by a deputy Lucas County dog warden.

“One of the questions I have is if it is proper to shoot a tranquilizer dart at a 10-pound dog,” Mr. Konop said.

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Adopt-A-Pet: Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

By jim Published: February 25, 2009

Strong winds damage Humane Society of Greater Akron barn

By jim Published: February 13, 2009

By Katie Byard and Kathy Antoniotti

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