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Owners No More: County May Call People 'Pet Guardians'
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Owning pets could become a thing of the past in Silicon Valley. No, cats and dogs aren't being banished from the California high-tech haven. But Santa Clara County, Calif., officials are considering an upgrade in the status of pet owners. (Tue, 25 Apr 2006 14:39:42 GMT)

Passing the pet test
Jen Kamish had a resume that any dog would love. She had 40 years of experience as a pet owner. She had a house with a half-acre, fenced-in yard. And she managed an animal shelter, placing hundreds of dogs into loving homes. Post a Comment (Tue, 25 Apr 2006 15:30:10 GMT)

Give a Pet a Home
Pets are a wonderful addition to most housholds. If you are going to adopt a pet, please take a look at a few of the great animals at the Humane Society. They need good homes within our region. (Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:04:51 GMT)

Santa Clara County supervisors consider pet `owner' status
Santa Clara County pet owners could find out this morning whether they'll be redubbed ``pet guardians.'' An ordinance that would change all references to a pet ``owner'' in county law to ``owner/guardian'' will be under consideration at today's Board of Supervisors meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Board Chambers, County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St. in San Jose. (Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:11:07 GMT)

School district weighs pet storm shelter
Palm Beach County school officials have a new plan to appease cries for a pet-friendly storm shelter, but the proposal probably won't please owners who insist on spending the storm in the same building as their dogs and cats. (Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:12:59 GMT)

Santa Clara County supervisors consider pet `owner' status
Santa Clara County pet owners could find out this morning whether they'll be redubbed ``pet guardians.'' An ordinance that would change all references to a pet ``owner'' in county law to ``owner/guardian'' will be under consideration at today's Board of Supervisors meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Board Chambers, County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St. in San Jose. (Tue, 25 Apr 2006 23:25:58 GMT)

Do you have the cutest pet?
DO you think you have the cutest pet in the Wheatbelt? Well, here's your chance to find out. The Mercury is running a new competition to find the Wheatbelt's cutest pet. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 02:25:39 GMT)

GARY BOGUE: Take a moment to verify pet's ID chip is registered
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. Dear Gary: Some advice regarding pet ID chips. If your pet had an ID chip implanted, check the agency that issued it and supposedly has the vital information. Sometimes it doesn't get registered for reasons unclear to us. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 03:02:19 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 04:51:48 GMT)

Pet groomer is happy to go to the dogs
risti Crow, owner of Bubbles-N-Biscuits Mobile Pet Grooming, is working to simplify dog grooming for area residents. Instead of pet owners bringing their dog to the groomer, Crow brings the groomer to the dog. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 05:09:00 GMT)

Pet Products
All the good food, vitamins and medicines you give your pet can't do their job unless the digestive tract is in proper working order. With natural, organic Pet Superjuice Digestive Aide for dogs, cats and ferrets, you can increase absorption of vitamins and minerals for a healthier pet. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 06:26:38 GMT)

Pet products
The Haute Pooch Manhattan Sofa redefines the concept of spoiling your pet. Designed as a prototype for a boutique hotel chain, the Manhattan Sofa demands attention. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 06:29:39 GMT)

Passing the pet test
Jen Kamish had a resume that any dog would love. She had 40 years of experience as a pet owner. She had a house with a half-acre, fenced-in yard. And she managed an animal shelter, placing hundreds of dogs into loving homes. Post a Comment (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 06:59:43 GMT)

Santa Clara County supervisors consider pet `owner' status
Santa Clara County pet owners could find out this morning whether they'll be redubbed ``pet guardians.'' An ordinance that would change all references to a pet ``owner'' in county law to ``owner/guardian'' will be under consideration at today's Board of Supervisors meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Board Chambers, County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St. in San Jose. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 08:26:45 GMT)

GARY BOGUE: Take a moment to verify pet's ID chip is registered
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. Dear Gary: Some advice regarding pet ID chips. If your pet had an ID chip implanted, check the agency that issued it and supposedly has the vital information. Sometimes it doesn't get registered for reasons unclear to us. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:02:53 GMT)

Pet festival lets animals receive their shots, compete for prizes
Polk County Leisure Services Division and Pet Supermarket will put on the 2006 Scales and Tails Pet Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hunt Fountain Park, at Duff and Green roads in North Lakeland. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:17:06 GMT)

County redefines pet owners
People who have pets aren't just pet owners in Santa Clara County anymore. They're pet owners/guardians. Three supervisors thought the change might help improve the way animals are treated, and they won the vote Tuesday. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:18:47 GMT)

Teachers' Private Capital announces acquisition of Doane Pet Care by Mars Incorporated
Teachers' Private Capital, the private equity arm of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, today announces that Mars, Incorporated has entered into an agreement to acquire Doane Pet Care. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:17:00 GMT)

Adopt-a-Pet’s dog kennel closing in early May, animals need homes
Nearly a dozen dogs will be homeless, unless permanent or foster homes are found to help Adopt-a-Pet. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 13:28:52 GMT)

Ontario Teachers sells Doane Pet Care
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has agreed to sell U.S.-based Doane Pet Care Co. for an undisclosed amount less than one year after buying it for $1-billion. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 15:31:02 GMT)

Mars Buys Doane Pet Care U.S.
NEW YORK - Apr 26/06 - SNS -- Mars, Incorporated will buy Doane Pet Care Enterprises, Inc. from Teachers' Private Capital, the private equity arm of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 15:34:21 GMT)

County redefines pet owners as 'guardians'
People who have pets aren't just pet owners in Santa Clara County anymore. They're pet owners/guardians. Three supervisors thought the change might help improve the way animals are treated, and they won the vote Tuesday. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 15:50:10 GMT)

Doane Pet Care being sold, again
Mars Inc. has signed a deal to buy the U.S. operations of Doane Pet Care Enterprises Inc. from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 16:08:29 GMT)

Teachers' pet food asset gobbled up by Mars Inc. in sale of Doane Pet Care
TORONTO (CP) - Ontario teachers are getting out of the pet food business eight months after announcing what was described as a long-term $1-billion investment in Doane Pet Care Inc. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 18:39:54 GMT)

Pet Adoption
Find out how you can enjoy the companionship of having a pet in your home and help out one of several Upper Peninsula agencies who are committed to the well being of our furry friends. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 19:50:43 GMT)

Mars to Buy Doane Pet Care Enterprises
Mars Inc., which makes M&M's and Snickers candies, said Wednesday it will acquire pet food manufacturer Doane Pet Care Enterprises Inc. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 20:26:53 GMT)

Mars to Buy Doane Pet Care Enterprises
(AP) BRENTWOOD, Tenn. Mars Inc., which makes M&M's and Snickers candies, said Wednesday it will acquire pet food manufacturer Doane Pet Care Enterprises Inc. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 20:34:46 GMT)

Mars to buy Doane Pet Care Enterprises
Mars, which also owns pet food brands Pedigree and Whiskas, would not disclose the terms of the Doane deal from Teachers' Private Capital, the private equity arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 20:47:30 GMT)

Candymaker acquires Nashville-based pet food company
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. Candymaker Mars Incorporated is buying Nashville-based pet food manufacturer Doane Pet Care Enterprises. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 21:29:24 GMT)

Mars to Buy Doane Pet Care Enterprises
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) - Mars Inc., which makes M&M's and Snickers candies, said Wednesday it will acquire pet food manufacturer Doane Pet Care Enterprises Inc. Mars, which also owns pet food brands Pedigree and Whiskas, would not disclose the terms of the Doane deal from Teachers' Private Capital, the private equity arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Brentwood-based Doane Pet Care has (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 22:35:15 GMT)

Candymaker acquires Nashville-based pet food company
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. Candymaker Mars Incorporated is buying Nashville-based pet food manufacturer Doane Pet Care Enterprises. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 22:59:33 GMT)

Choosing a Pet Sitter
Just because someone lists themselves as a "petsitter" it does not mean that he or she will give your fuzzy friend the best care. This article will show you how to know if you are leaving your pet in good hands. (Wed, 26 Apr 2006 23:03:56 GMT)

Pet Products
All the good food, vitamins and medicines you give your pet can't do their job unless the digestive tract is in proper working order. With natural, organic Pet Superjuice Digestive Aide for dogs, cats and ferrets, you can increase absorption of vitamins and minerals for a healthier pet. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:12:37 GMT)

Pet products
The Haute Pooch Manhattan Sofa redefines the concept of spoiling your pet. Designed as a prototype for a boutique hotel chain, the Manhattan Sofa demands attention. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:15:38 GMT)

PCC PET program available
PET certification: It isn't for veterinarians. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:28:30 GMT)

Doane Pet Care sold to candy giant Mars
Doane Pet Care Co., the Brentwood-based maker of private label pet food, was sold for the second time in less than a year yesterday, this time with its U.S. operations being purchased by candy and snack-food king Mars Inc. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 07:02:35 GMT)

Pet cat found with head cut off
A HORRIFIED woman found her pet cat dumped in her garden with its head cut off. Fiona Melvin had let two-year-old black puss Nora out as normal last week - but 24 hours later made the devastating discovery. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:03:39 GMT)

First Pet Life Update on Insurance Offering
DALLAS----April 27, 2006--First Pet Life announced today all terms of the agreement, which will allow First Pet Life to offer its own branded line of pet insurance, has been agreed upon. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 11:04:00 GMT)

First Pet Life Announces First Strategic Partnership for E-Commerce Products
DALLAS----April 27, 2006--First Pet Life, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Lily&Me, Inc. to offer ThePetCheckup via the First Pet Life Discount Store. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 11:15:00 GMT)

ACR: Landmark Project Expanding PET Coverage for Cancer Indications to Launch May 8
The American College of Radiology and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network are pleased to announce that the National Oncologic PET Registry , which will significantly expand Medicare coverage of positron emission tomography scans, will officially launch Monday, May 8, 2006. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 14:04:00 GMT)

Doane pet food changes owner
BRENTWOOD, Tenn . - Mars Inc., which makes M&M’s and Snickers candies, said Wednesday it will acquire pet food manufacturer Doane Pet Care Enterprises Inc. Doane operates 20 plants in 11 states, including a 50-worker plant at the Pueblo Airport Industrial Park. The company was purchased last year by a pension fund, Teachers' Private Capital. Mars, which also owns pet food brands Pedigree (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 14:06:02 GMT)

Identify the Key Factors Influencing the Pet Food and Pet Care Products Market in Canada
DUBLIN, Ireland----April 27, 2006--Research and Markets has announced the addition of Pet Food and Pet Care Products in Canada to their offering. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 16:30:00 GMT)

Man charged with slashing tails off gators, keeping deer as pet
Gary Ronald Rahme Jr., 46, posted bail on a number of charges after turning himself in A Bunnell man has been charged with slashing the tails off alligators and keeping a fawn deer as a pet, wildlife officials said Thursday. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 23:12:12 GMT)

Teachers' Private Capital announces acquisition of Doane Pet Care by Mars Incorporated
TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - Teachers' Private Capital, the private equity arm of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, today announces that Mars, Incorporated has entered into an agreement to acquire Doane Pet Care. (Thu, 27 Apr 2006 23:56:45 GMT)

Pet death adder bites owner
A BLUE Mountains snake enthusiast is recovering in a Sydney hospital after being bitten by a death adder he kept as a pet. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 01:56:47 GMT)

Pet death adder bites owner
A BLUE Mountains snake enthusiast is recovering in a Sydney hospital after being bitten by a death adder he kept as a pet. The 53-year-old man from Hazlebrook was bitten twice on the hand last night when he opened the venomous snake's cage, an NRMA CareFlight doctor said. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 04:21:01 GMT)

Pet owners alliance sets Rescuers Conference
The Responsible Pet Owners Alliance will sponsor its third annual Rescuers Conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Rob Cary Pet Resort, 14824 Bulverde Road. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 05:01:47 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 05:02:33 GMT)

Pet Products
All the good food, vitamins and medicines you give your pet can't do their job unless the digestive tract is in proper working order. With natural, organic Pet Superjuice Digestive Aide for dogs, cats and ferrets, you can increase absorption of vitamins and minerals for a healthier pet. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 06:09:45 GMT)

Pet products
The Haute Pooch Manhattan Sofa redefines the concept of spoiling your pet. Designed as a prototype for a boutique hotel chain, the Manhattan Sofa demands attention. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 06:12:47 GMT)

Chocolate Can Poison Your Pet, Australian Veterinary Association
Keep Easter chocolates away from your pets. That is the message from the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) which is reminding pet owners that chocolate can poison your pet. Dr Matthew Miles, Executive Officer of the AVA's small animals interest group warns that substances in chocolate which are safe for humans to consume have been known to affect or kill dogs, cats, birds, rodents and (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 07:02:58 GMT)

Dog trainer faces murder case for ordering pet to assault vendor
MABALACAT - A dog trainer has ordered his pet to attack a store vendor at the Dau Plaza here. Eduardo Cantor Poblacio, 50, a vendor from Barangay Lakandula in the town, sustained wounds in the legs and hands after a Belgian Malinois bit him last Sunday morning. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 09:04:58 GMT)

Pet Lovers Flock to Petaholica, the Luxe Newsletter for Four Legged Fashionistas
Petaholica is the premier luxury pet newsletter in the country. Twice weekly, the newsletter features the best of the best of trend-setting pet fashion, travel, home decor, grooming, fine dining, and exclusive pet events. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

Selecting the Right Pet Stroller Makes a Positive Difference for Pets and Pet Lovers
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 28, 2006 -- The Pet Stroller Buying Guide, a comprehensive resource for pet lovers seeking to make the right choice in a pet stroller, is now available online. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Brushing your pet's teeth can be easy
Brushing a pet’s teeth not only improves its hygiene, it can actually improve the overall health of the pet, including its heart, lungs and kidneys. And although it might seem like a chore, you can have your pet’s teeth sparkling in a matter of minutes. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:33:29 GMT)

Pet sitter, 44, charged with stealing jewelry from homes
Call it a case of "pet-y" larceny. A 44-year-old Rothbury woman is facing trial in 27th Circuit Court in Hart for stealing jewelry while pet-sitting for vacationing Oceana County homeowners. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 15:28:26 GMT)

How to clean your pet's teeth
With me today are Lola, a cocker spaniel, and Shalee. Do you ever notice when something is easy and effective you're much more likely to do it? Well, that's what we want to accomplish when we brush our pet's teeth. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 15:50:16 GMT)

Pet owners snap up insurance, but is it worth it?
PORTLAND, Ore. - When Teresa Di Lorenzo's Lab/Shepard mix blew out a knee ten years ago, the surgery to fix it set her back $2,500 dollars. But she didn't bat an eye. Her pet insurance covered 90 percent of the cost. "it makes it easier to say 'yes, do it" she says. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 16:49:30 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2006 Results and Host Investor Conference Call
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----April 28, 2006--Central Garden & Pet Company will announce results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 25, 2006, on Wednesday, May 3, after the close of trading. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 17:00:00 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys Told To Be Politically Balanced
Pop duo THE PET SHOP BOYS have had a theatrical anti-war performance of their new hit I'M WITH STUPID censored by BBC bosses - to avoid a political ba (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 17:40:02 GMT)

Pet Tales: "Winn Dixie"
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Pets can add a lot of life to a house and adopting a pet is a way to give an animal a good home. Cherre Garrard from the Jacksonville Humane Society visited First Coast News with "Winn Dixie" the dog. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 19:31:40 GMT)

Man recovering after bite from pet snake
A Blue Mountains snake enthusiast is recovering in a Sydney hospital after being bitten by a death adder he kept as a pet. (Fri, 28 Apr 2006 21:57:05 GMT)

A First Small Step Against Pet Projects
Federal earmarks are suddenly front and center, pushed into the open by corruption scandals, deficit spending and suspicions of impropriety. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 02:52:20 GMT)

Miami rescue units carrying pet oxygen masks
(Miami, Florida-NBC) April 28, 2006 - Miami pet owners can breathe a sigh of relief about efforts to save their dogs and cats in a fire. Every rescue unit in Miami Dade will now carry pet oxygen masks on their emergency calls. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 04:35:42 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 05:03:19 GMT)

Pet Products
All the good food, vitamins and medicines you give your pet can't do their job unless the digestive tract is in proper working order. With natural, organic Pet Superjuice Digestive Aide for dogs, cats and ferrets, you can increase absorption of vitamins and minerals for a healthier pet. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 05:14:35 GMT)

Annoying pet lover may have lesson about caring
QUESTION: My dog-loving friend treats her pet like a child. She even buys it clothing and shoes, drops it off at daycare, celebrates the dog's birthday, and cooks meals for her pooch. I say all dogs are simpl domesticated wolves, and that pet owners make too big of a deal over their pets. What do you think? - P.T., San Bernadino, Calif. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 07:06:50 GMT)

How the Pet Connection, pound work
What's happening with the Pet Connection animal shelter is an emotional and confusing issue. But, unless the Pet Connection can find a stable source of substantial funding, its days may be numbered. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 07:17:35 GMT)

No pet parade in North Aurora
NORTH AURORA — Keep your dogs on their leashes and hamsters in their cages. There will be no pet parade in North Aurora this weekend — the beginning of National Pet Week — for the first time in more than two decades. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 08:22:59 GMT)

Pet Calendar
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton farmers market, First and West Angela, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: VHS; Pet Extreme, 4400 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats/dogs. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 10:12:44 GMT)

Pols push pet projects: House members slip about 1,600 add-ons into state’s $25.3 billion spending plan
BOSTON - The annual budget debate on Beacon Hill allows legislators a chance to tuck some pet projects into the state’s spending plan. House members this week proposed some 1,600 add-ons, which, if all of them were passed, would add several hundred millions of dollars to the $25.3 billion budget. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 10:21:23 GMT)

Pet lovers can share
Site: Pet Boogaloo Address: www.petboogaloo.com ``I'm known around here as Lady, a-k-a honey buns, crazy cakes, sugar plumkins, peachy bottom, the list is endless (my Mom is weird),'' blogs a black lab/shepherd mix, her give-me-a-cookie eyes peering expectantly from the accompanying photo. (Sat, 29 Apr 2006 10:52:08 GMT)

Pet Calendar
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton farmers market, First and West Angela, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: VHS; Pet Extreme, 4400 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats/dogs. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 03:53:09 GMT)

Pet Products
All the good food, vitamins and medicines you give your pet can't do their job unless the digestive tract is in proper working order. With natural, organic Pet Superjuice Digestive Aide for dogs, cats and ferrets, you can increase absorption of vitamins and minerals for a healthier pet. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 05:15:16 GMT)

Pet briefs
The Independent Cat Society is raffling a New Triax Lightweight All Aluminum 21-speed mountain bike. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds benefit the no-kill shelter. Tickets are available at the shelter on County Line Road and U.S. 6 in Westville or by mail. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 05:17:27 GMT)

Alliance hosts event for pet rescuers
Program will include information about rescuer's resources, health issues, cat population, funding of medical procedures, foster homes and fundraising. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 05:28:13 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 05:35:09 GMT)

Hawaii will be theme of 2006 OSU Pet Day
Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 19th annual Pet Day and Open House next Saturday, with dozens of animal-related activities, including a petting zoo, pony rides and a cat photo contest. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 05:44:22 GMT)

How the Pet Connection, pound work
What's happening with the Pet Connection animal shelter is an emotional and confusing issue. But, unless the Pet Connection can find a stable source of substantial funding, its days may be numbered. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 06:17:56 GMT)

Pet strollers aren’t as indulgent as they look
At first glance, a pet stroller — a mesh pet taxi on wheels — seems a little indulgent, at least from the occupant’s viewpoint. After all, what’s next, Frisbee on a bungee cord for the truly lazy Labrador? One-winged sparrows for the unmotivated tabby? (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 06:31:42 GMT)

Portage to review pet laws
PORTAGE — Pet stores in Portage might soon have some higher standards to meet. The City Council plans to give a first reading to an ordinance dealing with pet store regulations at its meeting Wednesday. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 09:41:00 GMT)

Pet ownership gets technical
What’s that cute dog walker’s name again? And when is Toto’s next play date? The Pet Master ($25.45 at www.thepetmaster.com) might be able to help you find the answers. To some, this PDA for your pet (yes, you read that right) might seem ridiculous, but for those who want to compartmentalize the hectic lives of Fido and Fluffy, this paw-shaped device is just the ticket. (It’s the brainchild of (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 09:45:02 GMT)

Pet Panel Wants Position Restored
The expected closing of The Haven has added immediacy to the mission of the county's Citizens' Pet Responsibility Committee. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 11:32:03 GMT)

Prince's charity dumps pet shop man from ads
THE Prince's Trust has dumped an Ulster pet shop owner from its advertising campaign - after he was banned from selling animals. The trust was shocked when we told it Rik Potter - who it was using as an example for young entrepreneurs - had his licence to sell pets revoked. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 13:46:43 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys play shipyard gig
The Pet Shop Boys prepare for a concert at a Tyneside shipyard before 14,000 fans. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 16:26:18 GMT)

`South, largest mkt for PET bottles`
South India has emerged as the largest consumer of ‘poly ethylene terephthalate’ (PET) material for packaging mineral water, a senior Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) official said here. (Sun, 30 Apr 2006 18:45:59 GMT)

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