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A Junior Abroad and Jeopardy at Home

In today’s DFR, Kayla Bertagnolli catches up with Emma Echols, this year’s U.S. representative at the International Junior Handling Competition. Find out what it was like to compete among the world’s best at Crufts, and how it felt to make it to the Final 10. You’ll also learn the name of an A-list Hollywood celebrity who shared her flight back home to the States!

In California, a 1998 law that extended the holding period for animals in pounds and shelters may be repealed as part of the ongoing effort to put a dent in the state’s years-long budget shortfall. Editor Susan Chaney reports that California’s six-day holding period on sheltered animals is still in jeopardy. SB 1785, or Hayden’s Law, has been suspended since the 2009-2010 fiscal year and may be suspended further through the 2012-2013 year.

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Best In Show DailyEmma Echols on Showing at Crufts

By Kayla Bertagnolli

“Good morning ladies and gentlemen, mums and dads, brothers and sisters, friends and supporters,” said Peter Purves, the commentator of the International Junior Handling Finals of Crufts 2012. He went on to announce the Juniors into the ring one at a time. Then he continued, “These outstanding young talents have already competed at the very highest level in their own countries to be here tonight! “

For those of you just joining in on this second interview with the 2011 Eukanuba Best Junior Handler, Emma Echols, I had the great pleasure of catching up with her after her big venture out to the biggest show of the year – Crufts – where she competed in the International Juniors Competition. more

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California’s Six-Day Holding Period on Sheltered Animals Still in Jeopardy

By Susan Chaney
A 1998 law that extended the holding period for animals in California’s pounds and shelters may be repealed as part of the ongoing effort to put a dent in the state’s years-long budget shortfall. It’s one of many regulations that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is considering ditching to save money.

Because the state mandated the holding period extension, it has paid shelters for the extra days that dogs, cats and other animals spend in their facilities. The proposed budget estimates it would save $23 million during the 2012-2013 fiscal year if the state did not fund those days. more

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