Midday Newscast: August 22, 2008

Patrick Leahy is concerned about a set of proposed rules designed to help the FBI catch terrorists; Vermont Department of Health has found elevated levels of toxins in Mississiquoi Bay; N.H. officials say there are several factors 2006 Vermont low birth rate report; more…

Humane Society hosts party for people and their pets

No one knows exactly when humans started domesticating dogs. It remains a “bone” of contention among scientists. We do know that there are an estimated 65 million dogs owned by people in the United States alone. VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb recently attended an event that aims to drive that number up even higher–a party for people and their pets called Canines and Cocktails , held at the Chittenden County Humane Society.