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Pet Connection
Every year the Pet Connection collects over 700 cats and dogs from the city pounds in Bismarck and Mandan. Due to the lack of space, Pet Connection can no longer accept unwanted animals. (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 04:12:19 GMT)

Welcome a new pet into your home
I helped mark three very special birthdays a few days ago. Friends of mine celebrate their cats' birthdays/arrival dates on June 29. Spending time with them (the cats and the people) helped remind me just how much company a pet can be, so I thought I'd visit sites that are all about bringing a new "family member" into your home. (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 04:49:37 GMT)

Pet evacuation plan wasn't complete or necessary
Montgomery County's evacuation plan for pets wasn't ready for this week's storms because authorities are still making an inventory of shelters that would take pets, county public safety director Tom Sullivan said yesterday. The county received only one call from a pet owner this week, who was making plans if evacuation should become necessary; it wasn't, Sullivan said. (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 07:21:47 GMT)

Handling Pet Treats Can Cause Human Ills
Title: Handling Pet Treats Can Cause Human Ills Category: Health News Created: 6/30/2006 1:57:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/30/2006 1:57:08 AM (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 07:22:48 GMT)

Pet safety: Avoid fireworks trauma
The Fourth of July is not a holiday most pets can enjoy. The noise and commotion of fireworks can be distressing to animals, according to the Humane Society for Companion Animals, which is encouraging pet owners to take precautions to protect their pets during the holiday. (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 08:13:18 GMT)

Check out our pet photo galleries!
Isn't he sweet? He is, when he's sleeping. What about your pet? We want to hear your best brave/heartwarming/silly pet stories. Jack, a 15-pound tabby, took issue with a bear invading his territory in West Milford, New Jersey, last week. So he treed the bear. Twice. Could your pet do that? (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 08:18:06 GMT)

Fire leaves family homeless, claims pet's life
A family is without their home and the family pet after an early Wednesday morning fire destroyed their house. Flames were spotted just after 7 on Englestad Street. That's near Carey and Commerce in North Las Vegas. (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 08:26:29 GMT)

Pamper your pet at Bella's Boutique
Tell the truth. Are your pets spoiled? If you do treat your pets like royalty, there’s a new specialty shop that caters to the glamorous life of a pampered pet. (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 09:03:17 GMT)

Pet Vet: Vaccines save money along with pets' lives
A frequent question, or maybe I should say it is an attitude, is, "Do I really need to vaccinate my pet?" It seems that paying for a vaccination is like buying insurance or licensing your car. We know we have to do it, but we really don't like to pay ... (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 09:30:13 GMT)

Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 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, 4500 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats/dogs. (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 10:25:38 GMT)

Rare parrot stolen from pet shop
POLICE in Victoria are appealing for assistance to locate a rare exotic bird that was stolen from a pet store in suburban Dandenong on Friday night. (Sat, 01 Jul 2006 23:37:01 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. (Sun, 02 Jul 2006 01:13:13 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, 02 Jul 2006 04:34:03 GMT)

12 tips for feathering a pet-friendly nest
1. Materials matter. Choose high-performance textiles, such as Crypton fabrics, and consider matching the color to your pet's coat so shed hair is not so noticeable. (Sun, 02 Jul 2006 07:05:52 GMT)

Pet fox inspires charming children's book
Kit, the silver fox, lives with Debrae Barensfeld and her family in Medina. Barensfeld concedes that it's rarely a good idea to keep a fox as a pet, but when she, her son Zach, and family friend Frank saw Kit darting in and out of traffic, they scooped him up and brought him home. (Sun, 02 Jul 2006 07:09:56 GMT)

Pet evacuation plan wasn't complete or necessary
Montgomery County's evacuation plan for pets wasn't ready for this week's storms because authorities are still making an inventory of shelters that would take pets, county Public Safety Director Tom Sullivan said Friday. The county received only one call from a pet owner this week, who was making plans if evacuation should become necessary; it wasn't, Sullivan said. (Sun, 02 Jul 2006 07:25:12 GMT)

Speedzapper Visits With Pet Owners
We've seen the loss and the sorrow in a pet owner's eyes. "They took somebody I love... somebody that was part of the family." We've heard the stories and the claims of speeders ruining lives. (Sun, 02 Jul 2006 08:49:14 GMT)

Heat is on, so keep pet safe
Many people have beloved pets they want with them in the summer, whether outside in the yard or on walks, or on road trips. Following are a few simple guidelines to ensure that the pet has a good experience and remains safe. (Sun, 02 Jul 2006 10:16:32 GMT)

Pet tips
Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them as they can poison pets. Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. (Sun, 02 Jul 2006 15:05:22 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week at the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, is Random in Pen 62. He is 4- year-old neutered male rottweiler-lab mix. He was surrendered by his owner and is a very loving dog. The SPCA is at its full capacity and is looking for animals to be adopted out. (Mon, 03 Jul 2006 04:03:07 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. (Mon, 03 Jul 2006 05:33:57 GMT)

Pet Tracker for Symbian
It is an advanced organizer for Pet Lovers. It will help to keep track and maintain all the Pet information in an effective way with reminder options. (Mon, 03 Jul 2006 10:23:56 GMT)

Exotic Birds Stolen From Pet Store
Two rare parrots were stolen from a Northwest side pet store early Sunday morning. (Mon, 03 Jul 2006 12:18:01 GMT)

Exotic Birds Stolen From Pet Store
A pet store owner is offering a reward for the return of two rare parrots stolen from his business. (Mon, 03 Jul 2006 12:28:53 GMT)

Your pet's family doctor
GREENVILLE - Dr. Shane Wilkerson considers himself a family doctor, but you won't ever see him working at Delta Regional. No, Dr. Wilkerson is a doctor for that other family member, your pet, at the Allen and Griffin Animal Hospital in Greenville. (Mon, 03 Jul 2006 19:08:29 GMT)

Officials: Fireworks Chief Among Pet's Peeves
SAN DIEGO -- The sound of exploding fireworks is the No. 1 factor that causes pets to run away from home, officials with the Helen Woodward Animal Center said Monday. (Mon, 03 Jul 2006 21:25:23 GMT)

Picnic and pet readings to benefit animal welfare
Happy wags and woofs may be seen and heard around the League for Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Road, Batavia Township, Clermont County, as preparations are made for the annual picnic, 1 to 4 p.m. on July 30. The rain date is Aug. 6. (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 04:51:01 GMT)

Pet briefs
The Northwest Indiana Bird Association Rescue and Supply Store will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. July 8 at 11088 East Drive. This is a great opportunity to meet our homeless birds and perhaps take home a new friend! (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 05:15:29 GMT)

Pet Products
When dogs or cats come indoors, they bring water, dirt and grime with them. The Mud Magnet cleans paws BEFORE your home can become dirty. (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 05:15:49 GMT)

Pet briefs
When the stresses of a world in turmoil or merely a bad day at the office threaten to overwhelm, help is just a cat-in-the-lap away. Feline therapy eases anxiety by lowering blood pressure and releasing "feel good" endorphins. (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 05:15:59 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. (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 05:49:30 GMT)

Journal Of Nuclear Medicine Publishes NCI-sponsored Guidelines For Using FDG PET
Publication of consensus recommendations for the use of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging--with the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)--in National Cancer Institute trials will go a long way in helping physicians and scientists determine ways to manage cancer and promote drug development in the future. [click link for full article] (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 06:09:59 GMT)

Lost 'pet' may be roaming yards in Compton Heights
This kid's pet was not the typical dog or cat, but the world's longest lizard, a rare - and, to some people, beautiful - animal called the crocodile monitor. It looks like a tiny dinosaur with teeth like razors and a bullwhip for a tail. It is very aggressive. (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 06:10:08 GMT)

Hunt is on for serial pet killer
A SERIAL pet killer is feared to be on the loose on a Wakefield estate. (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 07:57:10 GMT)

Check out our pet photo galleries!
Isn't he sweet? He is, when he's sleeping. What about your pet? We want to hear your best brave/heartwarming/silly pet stories. Jack, a 15-pound tabby, took issue with a bear invading his territory in West Milford, New Jersey, last week. So he treed the bear. Twice. Could your pet do that? (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 08:17:06 GMT)

Use the Latest Retail Sales to Identify the Sectors Driving Growth in the Pet Food and Care Products Market in the UK
DUBLIN, Ireland----July 4, 2006--Research and Markets has announced the addition of Pet Food and Pet Care Products in The UK to their offering. (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

EU extends bird flu measures
The European Commission has beefed up measures to combat bird flu, extending an import ban on live birds and movement restrictions on pet birds entering the European Union. (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 16:28:27 GMT)

Your pet questions answered
Deliquent dogs and cantankerous cats ruling your household? Pet expert Kate An Hunter has suggestions to help. (Tue, 04 Jul 2006 17:36:17 GMT)

Warning to owners as pet-nappers pounce almost 1,000 times a week
BRITAIN is undergoing an epidemic of pet-napping, with animal campaigners reporting double the number of dogs stolen in the last year alone. (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 00:34:04 GMT)

Woman's dating service couples pet lovers with pet loving singles
Pairing unmarried animal lovers is Ruth Grossman's pet project, and men and women on the prowl turn to her to find their cat's meow. (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 04:38:55 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, 05 Jul 2006 05:33:57 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 43rd FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 700 cities and towns (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 11:30:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Century City, CA
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Century City, California to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 44th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 700 cities and towns (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 14:30:00 GMT)

For the love of a pig Comstock Township couple fight ordinance to keep their pet, Bacon
A Comstock Township couple say they'll sell their home and move before they'll give up their pet pig, Bacon. Anna Tack, owner of Simply You Salon, and Eddie Johnson, a chemical operator at Pfizer, were ticketed recently for keeping the pot belly pig as a pet. (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 16:15:24 GMT)

Escaped Pet Bird Leads Owner Behind Bars
ST. PETE BEACH, FL (AP) -- Police say a St. Pete Beach woman who was trying to retrieve her pet bird to its cage, wound up behind bars herself. While Sherry Myer was calling out for her bird Blackjack Sunday night in only her pajamas, someone called the police. (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 16:48:20 GMT)

Escaped Pet Bird Leads To Owner Getting Jailed
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. -- Police said a St. Pete Beach woman who was trying to retrieve her pet bird to its cage, wound up behind bars herself. While Sherry Myer was calling out for her bird Blackjack Sunday night in only her pajamas, someone called the police. (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 17:07:48 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Century City, CA
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and mostsophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dogwalking services, today announced it has launched a new location in CenturyCity, California to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet careservices. This new franchise marks the 44th FETCH! Pet Care location that,in aggregate, now service over 700 cities and towns throughout (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 19:06:55 GMT)

The Pet PlacePleasing folks for 40 years. HOLDENGROOMING at 196 CAMPBELL STREET
The Pet PlacePleasing folks for 40 years. (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 20:17:17 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This week's pet, available for adoption, is a male red heeler about 4 years old. He has very good manners and will sit on command. He also loves to play in water. He would make a great pet for any family. (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 21:10:36 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys
Trends cycle out, artists scramble to change their sound to whatever is hitting on radio, but the lush synth-pop that the Pet Shop Boys pioneered 20 years ago with "West End Girls" remains gloriously and commendably -- intact. (Wed, 05 Jul 2006 23:27:30 GMT)

QUALITY PET FOOD & ACCESSORIES FOR DOGS, CATS & SMALL ANIMALS. THE PET BARN
QUALITY PET FOOD & ACCESSORIES FOR DOGS, CATS & SMALL ANIMALS. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 02:16:57 GMT)

CDC: Take Care Handling Pet Treats
Title: CDC: Take Care Handling Pet Treats Category: Health News Created: 7/5/2006 Last Editorial Review: 7/5/2006 (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 07:20:23 GMT)

Puppy stolen at Howard pet shop
$1,600 Pomeranian needs special care Howard County police are looking for a dognapper who swiped a purebred Pomeranian puppy from its cage in the back room of a pet store in The Mall in Columbia and then slipped out a nearby service entrance. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 07:46:53 GMT)

Here's how to react if your pet is injured
Today's pets are well loved and have become treasured members of the family. Families are extremely committed to keeping these beloved companions safe and happy. Being prepared for a pet emergency will increase your chances of responding calmly and quickly and could save your pet's life. Here are tips to help you get started with your pet first aid education. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 08:55:54 GMT)

ROMANIA: Rompetrol Petrochemicals Invests in PET Production
Rompetrol Petrochemicals, the petrochemical division of Rompetrol Group, 100% owned by Rompetrol Rafinare (Rompetrol Refining), will build a PET plant (PET - raw material from which plastic objects are made) by the end of 2007, ACT Media news agency reports. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:28:34 GMT)

Pet cemetery faces legal action
COLMA — A jawbone with rotting teeth. A decaying paw with a descending fingernail. A half-exhumed coffin poking out of an open grave. It's not "Dawn of the Dead," but it is a mere fraction of what grieving pet owners have been seeing at Pet's Rest cemetery recently. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:55:58 GMT)

This week's new music: Pet Shop Boys, Smokey Robinson, more
Been relying on Discography for all your Pet Shop Boys fixes? The electronic pop pioneers are back with Fundamental. Plus, USA TODAY's critics take a listen to new stuff from Andrae Crouch, Def Leppard, Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs, Smokey... (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 10:01:34 GMT)

COLMA / Judge won't stop exhumation of pet remains from leased land
A San Mateo County judge dealt a setback Wednesday to animal owners suing a Colma pet cemetery where the remains of about 1,000 animals have to be moved because they are buried on leased land. Judge Robert Foiles denied a request for a temporary... (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 11:11:22 GMT)

Tips on how to keep your pet healthy and cool during the dog days of summer:
Never leave your pet alone in a vehicle because hyperthermia can be fatal. Even with the windows open, a parked car can quickly become a furnace and parking in the shade offers little protection as the sun shifts during the day. It’s best to leave your pet at home where he or she can stay cool. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:09:57 GMT)

Valuable Puppy Stolen From Pet Store
COLUMBIA, Md. -- Operators at a pet store in The Mall in Columbia are worried about the safety of a valuable puppy stolen from the store on June 28. The $1,600 female Pomeranian is 10 weeks old and needs medication for hypoglycemia. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:52:34 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. Continues Expansion of Its International Distribution
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. -- www.petecology.com -- announced today the finalization of purchase orders and distributor agreements in two new international markets, which continues the Company's market penetration into Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:00:00 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys: Closet Gamers?
Minimal, the second single from UK techno/pop duo Pet Shop Boys's new album, sounds remarkably like a tune from the DS Animal Crossing: Wild World. While the music is different, the tune's chorus... (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 15:34:58 GMT)

Point and Click Pet Health Insurance Comparison Shopping Guide Launched on petinsurance.com
With the recent surge of new pet health insurance providers entering the marketplace, a convenient resource for pet owners in search of the ideal insurer has been made available on petinsurance.com. The Pet Insurance Comparison Shopping Guide at http://www.petinsurance.com/downloads/comparison_shopping_guide.pdf, a comprehensive list of important criteria pet owners should consider when looking (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 15:59:24 GMT)

Cardinal Health acquires local producer of PET radiopharmaceuticals
Cardinal Health Inc. is buying five PET radiopharmaceutical facilities for which it has served as a distributor, including a laboratory in Birmingham, and will take over their production of fluorodeoxyglucose, or FDG, the primary radiopharmaceutical used in PET diagnostic imaging. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 16:38:14 GMT)

Judge won't stop exhumation of pet remains from leased land
Pet owners who are trying to stop Colma's only pet cemetery from removing the remains of about one-thousand animals buried there have suffered a legal setback. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 17:20:40 GMT)

COLMA / Judge won't stop exhumation of pet remains from leased land
A San Mateo County judge dealt a setback Wednesday to animal owners suing a Colma pet cemetery where the remains of about 1,000 animals have to be moved because they are buried on leased land. Judge Robert Foiles denied a request for a temporary... (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 18:59:35 GMT)

Pet Owners Must Exhume Remains
Pet owners in Colma must now remove their pets' remains from a cemetery at the center of a fraud debate. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 19:14:05 GMT)

Coping with the Death of Your Pet
Should I get another pet? Will my other pets grieve? What can I do for my child? What can I do to help cope? Understand how you grieve and find ways to cope with your loss. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 20:37:06 GMT)

Judge refuses to prevent pet exhumation on leased land
COLMA, Calif. Eternity is coming to an end for many of the animals buried at the Pet's Rest cemetery in Colma. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 20:51:15 GMT)

Pet Rat May Help Prevent Allergies in Children
Exposure to dogs and pet rats early in life may prevent rather than trigger asthma and allergies in children, new research suggests. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 21:09:57 GMT)

Humane Society puts stop to pet dumping
Because the Humane Society of Collier County is a no-kill shelter, they have a long waiting list. Instead of waiting a few months for a spot to open, some pet owners are dumping their pets. The Humane Society says the illegal dumping of pets has to stop. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 23:26:37 GMT)

Feathers fly as moody macaw gives pet shop thief the bird
British police traced a man suspected of stealing an exotic bird from a pet shop after it bit a chunk out of his hand and left a pool of blood at the scene. (Thu, 06 Jul 2006 23:42:24 GMT)

Judge refuses to prevent pet exhumation on leased land
REDWOOD CITY -- Eternity is coming to an end for many of the animals buried at the Pet's Rest cemetery. (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 00:43:24 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, 07 Jul 2006 05:19:22 GMT)

‘Pet projects’ scrutinized
NEW ORLEANS — Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Thursday that she is undecided on whether to veto any of $31 million-plus in legislators’ pet projects from the state budget. (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 05:28:06 GMT)

Cat-owner suit seeks $1.4 million in pet death
An 86-year-old Southeast Portland woman is suing a neighbor for $1.4 million after his two dogs allegedly killed her pet cat. (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 07:33:38 GMT)

Check out our pet photo galleries!
Isn't he sweet? He is, when he's sleeping. What about your pet? We want to hear your best brave/heartwarming/silly pet stories. Jack, a 15-pound tabby, took issue with a bear invading his territory in West Milford, New Jersey, last week. So he treed the bear. Twice. Could your pet do that? (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 08:17:30 GMT)

Pet of the week
Howie, 2, is a flat-coated Retriever mix. He is sweet, social, enjoys walks, playing fetch and cuddling in front of the television. Ask for pet #W102873. (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 08:57:21 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Iowa's Jasper and Polk Counties
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in the Iowa's Jasper County and Polk County regions to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 42nd FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 700 (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 12:30:00 GMT)

District judge sends pet porker packing
Bacon the pet pot belly pig has to find a new home -- at least for now. (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 16:00:32 GMT)

Pet rabbit alerts family to house fire
CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. A Marquette County woman says her pet rabbit saved her family in a house fire. Chrisy Andel-Garlow says Colby's erratic behavior woke her up... (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 16:39:00 GMT)

CANINE COMPANION: What to do if a pet loses its way
One of the scariest things for pet owners is when a beloved pet becomes lost. Is it being cared for in the home of a Good Samaritan, running scared, injured, or worse? Will the owners ever get their pet back? (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 18:41:03 GMT)

Private group wants city help for pet spay/neuter program
Most Brenham City Council members seem to agree that a pet spay/neuter program run entirely by a private group is a wonderful idea. (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 18:45:13 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet shuns conventional path to fame
WASHINGTON -- Want to know what Be Your Own Pet's 17-year-old bass player, Nathan Vasquez, thinks of the Vans Warped Tour? You know, the annual summer rock 'n' roll road show and marketing extravaganza that currently favors the high-strung and highly popular strain of music known as emo? (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 19:56:10 GMT)

Free Pet Spaying, Neutering Offered In Chalmette
In St. Bernard Parish, there is a new tool to fight pet overpopulation. (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 20:10:01 GMT)

Thrifty Exotic Pet Treats instead of Trash
One thing that annoys and frustrates anyone who cooks is finding bugs in their grains. If you have an exotic pet you may be able to use some (or all) of the grain to make treats for your pet. They certainly will not mind the added crunch and may even enjoy it! (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 20:52:23 GMT)

Free Pet Spaying, Neutering Offered In Chalmette
NEW ORLEANS -- In St. Bernard Parish, there is a new tool to fight pet overpopulation. Starting Sunday, a mobile clinic will offer free spaying and neutering for cat owners. (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 21:17:18 GMT)

AG to Return Pet Medical Records
State agents are retrieving medical files for pet owners in Luzerne County after a veterinarian clinic and kennel closed months ago. (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 21:29:11 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet, Unleashing a Howl
Want to know what Be Your Own Pet's 17-year-old bass player, Nathan Vasquez, thinks of the Vans Warped Tour? You know, the annual summer rock-and-roll road show and marketing extravaganza that currently favors the high-strung and highly popular strain of music known as emo? (Fri, 07 Jul 2006 21:58:47 GMT)

Kennedy urges governor to remove legislative pet projects
BATON ROUGE, La.-- State Treasurer John Kennedy suggested Friday that the governor strip $9 million in lawmakers' pet projects out of the budget this year -- more than a quarter of the pork barrel spending added by legislators. (Sat, 08 Jul 2006 01:44:16 GMT)

Pet Detective Called To Find Missing Lubbock Dog
A much-loved dog is still missing... and now her owner is stepping up the search. You may recall, Remie moved to Lubbock with her owner a few months ago. But, within days, she turned up missing. Her owner, Shannyn De Arman, hired an Oklahoma pet detective to help find Remie. (Sat, 08 Jul 2006 04:10:19 GMT)

Kennedy urges governor to remove legislative pet projects
BATON ROUGE, La. State Treasurer John Kennedy suggested today that the governor strip 9 (M) million dollars worth of lawmakers' pet projects out of the budget this year. (Sat, 08 Jul 2006 04:28:55 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, 08 Jul 2006 05:34:56 GMT)

AG’s Office to distribute kennel’s pet records
DALLAS TWP. – The state Office of Attorney General on Friday took control of approximately 2,000 pet medical records that had been housed at the defunct Pet Care Associates kennel since the facility closed several months ago. (Sat, 08 Jul 2006 07:10:15 GMT)

Pet shelter plans close to finished
With the Pet Connection having indicated it will close its doors to pound and shelter facilities on July 17, Bismarck police chief Debra Ness is attempting to come up with an interim solution. (Sat, 08 Jul 2006 07:18:09 GMT)

Pet dog causes spat between neighbours
A pet dog that soiled a property irked her neighbour who collected the dog's droppings which were scattered around his compound and put them near the front door of the owner's house. (Sat, 08 Jul 2006 08:22:08 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet shuns conventional path to fame
WASHINGTON -- Want to know what Be Your Own Pet's 17-year-old bass player, Nathan Vasquez, thinks of the Vans Warped Tour? You know, the annual summer rock 'n' roll road show and marketing extravaganza that currently favors the high-strung and highly popular strain of music known as emo? (Sat, 08 Jul 2006 16:58:10 GMT)

Pet Expert
Rumford Pet Center is located at 865 Warren Ave. East Providence Rhode Island. Rumford Pet Center has been helping people find the best pet for over 68 years. (Sat, 08 Jul 2006 16:58:26 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet shuns conventional path to fame
WASHINGTON -- Want to know what Be Your Own Pet's 17-year-old bass player, Nathan Vasquez, thinks of the Vans Warped Tour? You know, the annual summer rock 'n' roll road show and marketing extravaganza that currently favors the high-strung and highly popular strain of music known as emo? (Sun, 09 Jul 2006 04:13:51 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, 09 Jul 2006 04:48:58 GMT)

Pet shelter plans close to finished
With the Pet Connection having indicated it will close its doors to pound and shelter facilities on July 17, Bismarck police chief Debra Ness is attempting to come up with an interim solution. (Sun, 09 Jul 2006 06:18:19 GMT)

Safety Tips for Pet Owners
Never leave your pet in an unattended car. On warm days, the temperature inside the vehicle can rise to 120 degrees in minutes, even with the windows slightly open. (Sun, 09 Jul 2006 07:18:33 GMT)

Pet grief is big business
When Rayfield Wright decided to have his pet cat put to sleep, he did what he would do for any other beloved family member. He purchased a casket, burial plot and headstone. (Sun, 09 Jul 2006 09:00:19 GMT)

Pet owners must clean up the mess
C hildren playing on a school playfield should not have to dodge dog manure because an irresponsible owner refuses to clean up after a pet. Susan McCabe of Olympia raised the issue in a letter to the editor earlier this year. (Sun, 09 Jul 2006 11:37:54 GMT)

Pet lovers in Jaipur throng dogs' auction
By Anil Sharma, Jaipur: Pet lovers in Jaipur Sunday thronged a unique dog auction, organised by a pet shop, with the highest bid touching Rs.200,000 ($4,300). (Sun, 09 Jul 2006 14:14:02 GMT)

Proposed Animal Ordinance Could Change Pet Owners Relationships
A proposed animal ordinance in Imperial Beach could change the way residents think of their pets. (Sun, 09 Jul 2006 16:56:03 GMT)

Speedzapper Visits With Pet Owners
We've seen the loss and the sorrow in a pet owner's eyes. "They took somebody I love... somebody that was part of the family." We've heard the stories and the claims of speeders ruining lives. (Sun, 09 Jul 2006 23:50:13 GMT)

Pet Detective Called To Find Missing Lubbock Dog
A much-loved dog is still missing... and now her owner is stepping up the search. You may recall, Remie moved to Lubbock with her owner a few months ago. But, within days, she turned up missing. Her owner, Shannyn De Arman, hired an Oklahoma pet detective to help find Remie. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 01:11:19 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. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 01:35:42 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. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 05:48:57 GMT)

Check out our pet photo galleries!
Isn't he sweet? He is, when he's sleeping. What about your pet? We want to hear your best brave/heartwarming/silly pet stories. Jack, a 15-pound tabby, took issue with a bear invading his territory in West Milford, New Jersey, last week. So he treed the bear. Twice. Could your pet do that? (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:16:25 GMT)

Pet Shelters and Animal Rescue Centers Find Homes for Needy Pets With Free Lifetime Memberships to Petboro.com
Petboro.com today announced that it is offering free lifetime memberships to pet shelters and animal rescue centers that would like to use the pet-listing Website to find families for homeless pets. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:20:00 GMT)

Kennedy urges Blanco to remove pet projects
BATON ROUGE (AP) - State Treasurer John Kennedy suggested Friday that the governor strip $9 million in lawmakers' pet projects out of the budget this year - more than a quarter of the pork barrel spending added by legislators. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 13:19:19 GMT)

My Kingdom for a Pet
Small-business entrepreneurs are springing up to fill the growing niche of dedicated pet owners. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 15:01:19 GMT)

Orlando company's pet product to be featured on HGTV
Petailing Inc.'s new Stuff 'N Sniff cloth pet product will be featured as part of an HGTV Global Pet Expo show review scheduled to air in August. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 15:24:10 GMT)

Free Pet Spaying, Neutering Offered In Chalmette
In St. Bernard Parish, there is a new tool to fight pet overpopulation. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 15:27:16 GMT)

Pet Store Boycott
JULY 7, 2006 -- A Wilmington woman is boycotting a local pet store. Christine Byrd said she's done shopping at Pets Plus on Shipyard Boulevard in Wilmington. Byrd started an e-mail campaign asking pet owners to boycott the store as well. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 15:36:22 GMT)

Pet Shelters and Animal Rescue Centers Find Homes for Needy Pets With Free Lifetime Memberships to Petboro.com
Petboro.com (http://www.petboro.com/) today announced that it is offering free lifetime memberships to pet shelters and animal rescue centers that would like to use the pet-listing Website to find families for homeless pets. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:30:25 GMT)

Cardinal Health to run PET facility
JACKSON — Cardinal Health Inc. of Dublin, Ohio, has reached an agreement to acquire five PET radiopharmaceutical production facilities and manage a sixth site to create a more efficient approach to the manufacture and distribution of PET radiopharmaceuticals. Terms were not disclosed. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:44:17 GMT)

CANINE COMPANION: What to do if a pet loses its way
One of the scariest things for pet owners is when a beloved pet becomes lost. Is it being cared for in the home of a Good Samaritan, running scared, injured, or worse? Will the owners ever get their pet back? (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 17:11:02 GMT)

Proposed Animal Ordinance Could Change Pet Owners' Relationships
A proposed animal ordinance in Imperial Beach could change the way residents think of their pets. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 18:44:29 GMT)

Plan now for pet care if a storm forces evacuation
(LOXLEY, Ala.) July 10 -- By now your hurricane evacuation plans should be in place, but when you put those plans together did you think about your pet? Thousands of pets were killed, injured or displaced during Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina. (Mon, 10 Jul 2006 22:37:24 GMT)

Nonprofit organization wants pet owners to carry pet cards
BLOOMSBURG — Cards listing pets and their needs should be carried by pet owners at all times, but especially in case of an accident, sudden illness and even a bird flu pandemic, said Sherry Carpenter, executive director of Animal-Vues, a nonprofit animal education organization. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 04:03:42 GMT)

Lawmakers Doyle, English publicize their pet project
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle brought his family's golden retriever puppy, Brody, to a news conference yesterday at a Pittsburgh animal shelter to publicize the proposed Pet Safety and Protection Act that he is co-authoring with U.S. Rep. Phil English. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 04:10:12 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. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 05:34:54 GMT)

Beach could be pet paradise
The Santa Rosa County Commission has agreed to study the possibility of establishing a pet-friendly area on Navarre Beach. Navarre resident Beverly Warren has asked that the county allow pets on a restricted portion of the beach. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 06:00:32 GMT)

Pet owners face fierce fees Residents have until Feb. 1 to register pets before Lodi raises rates
LODI - Pet owners in Lodi have until Feb. 1 to license their dogs and cats before the city raises those fees. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 08:17:12 GMT)

Pet crocodile attacks boy
A 12-year-old boy survived an attack by a crocodile that was being kept as a pet near an elementary school on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, officials said on Tuesday. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 10:22:06 GMT)

Council dog warden’s pet lurcher savaged my sheep
A PET lurcher which savaged several sheep belonged to a dog fouling enforcement officer employed by Carlisle City Council, a court heard yesterday. Peter Hogarth, who lives at Penton, was fined £300 and ordered to keep the animal under proper control. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 10:41:08 GMT)

Plenty of life in veteran campaigner Rudi's Pet
RUDI'S PET may have quite a way to go to catch up with Le Garcon D'Or but the veteran is certainly a sprinter with plenty of pace and a big heart. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 12:13:27 GMT)

Pet owner sues
A Fort Payne woman has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company she says produced contaminated products that killed her two dogs. Shelia Barnes filed the suit last week at the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office, against Diamond Pet Foods, Inc. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 14:55:57 GMT)

City's pet ordinance faces new protest
The latest outcry against a city pet ordinance is that it would make dog parks illegal. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 18:06:36 GMT)

City's pet ordinance faces new protest
The latest outcry against a city pet ordinance is that it would make dog parks illegal. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 18:06:54 GMT)

Pet crocodile attacks boy in Philippines
A 12-year-old boy survived an attack by a crocodile that was being kept as a pet near an elementary school on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, officials said. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 18:09:13 GMT)

PET imaging confirms link between receptor levels and cocaine abuse
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Using positron emission tomography (PET), researchers have established a firm connection between a particular brain chemistry trait and the tendency of an individual to abuse cocaine and possibly become addicted, suggesting potential treatment options. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 18:09:34 GMT)

SPCA Raids Lockport Pet Shop
A 7 NEWS Crew is at the scene of a Pet Shop Raid in Lockport. SPCA Officials (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 19:10:45 GMT)

Coping With Pet Loss
Pet grief has emerged from the doghouse. There's now a bevy of books, support groups, hotlines, and online forums where you'll find others who will share your pain, or at least listen without being dismissive. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 21:24:59 GMT)

Owner: Hospital's Misdiagnosis Sped Pet's Death
ONLY ON 6: A Central Florida animal hospital is under fire amid allegations it misdiagnosed a dog's illness, leaving a pet owner devastated. Was it a true mistake or a misunderstanding? E-MAIL: Desktop Alerts | Breaking News Watch Local 6 News For The Latest (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 21:46:42 GMT)

Pet partners bring joy to nursing homes
THE Delta Society's Pet Partners program has brought joy to the lives of nursing home residents and special needs children in Orange for the past four years. (Tue, 11 Jul 2006 21:55:14 GMT)

Armed Robbers Hit Mountain View Pet Store
By Leslie Griffy, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 11--Two men, one armed with a gun, robbed Pet Club in Mountain View around 8:10 p.m. Monday. (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 02:05:08 GMT)

Lockport pet store raided by SPCA
Erie County SPCA officials seized hundreds of exotic animals from a Lockport pet store and only 7 News shows you what they found. (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 04:10:38 GMT)

Juice’s Pet Issue: Let ol’ Rover tag along to the office
The contestants in Strategic America’s best-dressed pet contest tug on their leashes and sniff the air, eager to step out on the cafeteria’s... (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 09:21:44 GMT)

Juice’s Pet Issue: Veterinarian
Veterinarian Steve Safris opened Westfield Veterinary Hospital in Johnston during the summer of 2003. Here are nine things a pet owner should know,... (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 09:22:35 GMT)

Juice’s Pet Issue: Why dogs are better
Welcome to Juice’s Pet Issue. (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 09:22:55 GMT)

Charleston may copy Berkeley County's pet sale rules
After Berkeley County began cracking down on open-air pet sales at the Coastal Carolina Flea Market in Ladson, those sales shifted to a neighboring spot in Charleston County. (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 09:27:55 GMT)

AAA Pet Book Helps Pet Owners to Find Lodging During Disasters
WASHINGTON----July 12, 2006--A newly-updated book released by AAA could become a best seller among pet owners who live in disaster prone communities because it lists more than 13,000 hotels in the U.S. and Canada that will take in evacuees with pets. (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 12:30:00 GMT)

Dog thugs prey on pet cats
Pet owners are being warned to be on their guard amid fears that thugs with dogs are deliberately hunting cats. (12/07/2006 13:46:31) (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 12:48:34 GMT)

Pet wallaroo reported missing near Bismarck
Authorities in the Bismarck are are looking for an unusal pet. A man who lives southwest of the city says his pet wallaroo hopped away earlier this week. (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 13:55:06 GMT)

Plainfield to put on annual pet show Thursday
PLAINFIELD -- The town will host its annual pet show at 6 p.m. Thursday. There are classes for different kinds of animals. All animals must be in a cage or on a leash. Dogs must have a copy of a rabies certificate and a dog license. (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 15:19:51 GMT)

Pet hospital expansion plans given approvals
A place for pets to get medical care in Monroeville is growing. At last week's Monroeville Zoning Hearing Board meeting, members passed five separate motions pertaining to the expansion of Monroeville Pet Hospital at 232 Center Road. (Wed, 12 Jul 2006 20:23:54 GMT)

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