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Mid-Atlantic Dachshund Phest

This was sent to us by Linda Mayberry:

The Mid-Atlantic Dachshund Phest (MADP) takes place October 2, 2010.  The event is for dachshund lovers to come together and celebrate everything dachshund and to promote dachshund rescue.  It will be held indoors at the Commercial Building at the Prince William County Fairgrounds (10624 Dumfries Road Manassas, VA 20112).  The Phest begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.   There is no admission fee and there is on-site free parking.

There will be wiener races, one in the morning and one in the afternoon; blessing of the animals; a Hallowiener costume contest and parade plus raffles and vendors. Corbin’s Concessions will provide food for purchase. Janet Dobbs, an animal communicator, will also be available.

Dog Attacks Va. Animal Shelter Worker

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prince William County police say a pit bull has mauled an animal shelter worker.

Police say the dog was being walked on a leash to its owner when it suddenly attacked the 51-year-old woman at the shelter on Bristow Road on Wednesday. They say she was treated at a hospital for severe injuries to her leg and foot.

Two other shelter employees were able to contain the dog, which officials say had not previously shown signs of aggression toward the shelter staff. The pit bull had been quarantined at the shelter for the past 11 days after attacking three family members.

Police say the pit bull's owner decided to put down the dog.