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My pet photo: Maggie May meets her match
Here's the story of a family's pet dog, and the pet dog's pet duck. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 06:58:03 GMT)

Aldermen go to bat for pet projects
Battle lines are being drawn as aldermen prepare to fight for pet projects left out of the 2007 budget, which council will begin to debate next week. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 09:39:39 GMT)

Pet spot
Nov 24, 2006 — LAST RESORT ANIMAL SANCTUARY'S PET OF THE WEEK is Tigger, a 6-year-old boy with a sweet little meow. He is very laid-back and affectionate. He will bring much joy to his forever family. Tigger likes cats and nice dogs. He is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 12:41:50 GMT)

Tiburon family says its pet turkey is attacked, but not for dinner
A Tiburon family reported injuries to their pet turkey Thursday night - but those injuries had nothing to do with a hungry Thanksgiving diner, a county animal services worker said. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 13:04:36 GMT)

Ohio pet owners can set up trust funds for pets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A new Ohio law will allow pet owners to ensure their animals will be cared for if they die or become incapacitated. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:59:59 GMT)

Cold season aggravates pet arthritis
As the weather begins to turn chilly, pet arthritis symptoms can appear or worsen. Pet owners should know how to spot the symptoms and learn how to alleviate them. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:32:13 GMT)

New Place for the Pampered Pet
HOPLAND After a stay at Cradle Springs Pet Resort your dog might not want to come home. Like an upscale bed and breakfast, the holistic, peaceful place nestled in the trees about three miles east of Hopland offers all the creature comforts, and then some. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 17:02:23 GMT)

Shelters Open For Holiday Pet Adoptions
This holiday season Monterey County Animal Services and the City of Salinas Pet Shelter are asking for donations and adoptions in honor of the annual "Home 4 the Holidays" pet adoption drive. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 17:09:15 GMT)

Refresh Your Pet IQ: Holiday Pet Tips
Most savvy pet owners know the usual pet tips about poisonous items in the home, like poinsettias and chocolate. But, as many veterinarians can tell you, that is just the beginning. The American Humane Association wants to help ensure that your pet's antics don't result in an unplanned holiday trip to the animal hospital. Here are the latest tips to keep your pet safe this holiday season. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 17:42:05 GMT)

Ohio pet owners can set up trust funds for pets
Ohio pet owners can set up trust funds for pets (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 18:35:32 GMT)

Parvovirus puppy returned to pet store
A puppy stolen from a local pet store has been found. Surveillance video from November 11 shows a man snatching the puppy up from the Puppy Stop and using a boy as a shield to get away. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 18:58:59 GMT)

Expensive bird missing from pet store
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- A 16-hundred-dollar bird is missing from a pet store in northern Ohio. (Fri, 24 Nov 2006 20:14:42 GMT)

P&P Pet Products gets props
TAUNTON - P&P Pet Products Distributor Inc. of Lakeville has been selected as Small Business of the Year by The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corp. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 03:01:45 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, 25 Nov 2006 05:59:37 GMT)

P&P Pet Products gets props
TAUNTON - P&P Pet Products Distributor Inc. of Lakeville has been selected as Small Business of the Year by The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corp. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 07:19:35 GMT)

Pet Products
Don't forget to hand Fido's stocking this Christmas. This 5-inch by 7-inch plush squeaky toy would make a great stocking stuffer. But don't worry, the squeak is designed for safety and won't end up in your pet's stomach. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 07:21:58 GMT)

Pet briefs
Through Jan. 2, more than 2,400 animal shelters and rescue groups around the world, including 88 Indiana groups, will join PAWs for Home 4 the Holidays 2006. This international pet adoption campaign is designed to match orphaned pets with loving families so they don't spend the holidays in shelters and can avoid euthanasia. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 07:22:08 GMT)

Pet briefs
Third annual Allbreed & Household Pet Cat Show, presented by Fantasticats, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Oakwood Grand Hall at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Show features purebred cats, household pets, cat supply, gift vendors and food concessions. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 07:22:28 GMT)

THOSE IN NEED: Pet items to be collected
Nov 25, 2006 — Patton Veterinary Hospital will team up with York County Area Agency on Aging and Meals on Wheels to collect pet food and other pet-related items for those in need who have animal companions. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 07:29:48 GMT)

Pets: national pet hall of honor
Caruso the canary, Maxine the mouse and Susie the Shih Tzu all have something in common. Their owners all think they belong in the National Pet Hall of Honor. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 09:02:22 GMT)

Bring your pet along for the ride
The holidays are coming, and you can't stay with your parents because Dad is allergic to your dog, or maybe you don't have enough room for your guests and their pets to stay with you. Well, here’s a solution: a “pet friendly” hotel. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 10:12:30 GMT)

Pet Vet: Blood tests can spot pet illnesses early
Saturday, November 25, 2006 Dear Dr. Jorden: I am writing to ask you to please help me spread the word of importance of a yearly blood work-up for your pet, even more so if they are on any type of long term medications. ... (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 10:44:22 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.: TVAR; Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 11:20:55 GMT)

Pet Pictures with Santa raises money for homeless animals
LANCASTER - Calling all pets - dogs, cats, and even pigs, if it's a pet. It's time to put on your best holiday smile. The Animal Rescuer's Friend is hosting its annual Pet Pictures with Santa at the Lancaster Animal Clinic on Sunday. (Sat, 25 Nov 2006 11:35:26 GMT)

Tiburon family says its pet turkey is attacked, but not for dinner
A Tiburon family reported injuries to their pet turkey Thursday night - but those injuries had nothing to do with a hungry Thanksgiving diner, a county animal services worker said. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 00:02:59 GMT)

EVERYDAY: Pet peeves about pet owners
Time was when cutesy anecdotes and tales of disciplinary woe were the sole domain of parents. Not any more. Some pet owners have taken up talking about the comings and goings of their four-legged friends as though they gave birth to them and are gearing them toward a high-powered career. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 02:28:33 GMT)

Pet Products
Don't forget to hand Fido's stocking this Christmas. This 5-inch by 7-inch plush squeaky toy would make a great stocking stuffer. But don't worry, the squeak is designed for safety and won't end up in your pet's stomach. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 06:23:34 GMT)

Pet briefs
Through Jan. 2, more than 2,400 animal shelters and rescue groups around the world, including 88 Indiana groups, will join PAWs for Home 4 the Holidays 2006. This international pet adoption campaign is designed to match orphaned pets with loving families so they don't spend the holidays in shelters and can avoid euthanasia. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 06:23:44 GMT)

Pet briefs
Third annual Allbreed & Household Pet Cat Show, presented by Fantasticats, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Oakwood Grand Hall at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Show features purebred cats, household pets, cat supply, gift vendors and food concessions. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 06:24:04 GMT)

The Pet Place needs donations to meet match
No longer just an architectural rendition, this view of The Pet Place is the real thing. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 06:50:02 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, 26 Nov 2006 06:59:44 GMT)

Pet ownership is a lifetime commitment
In order to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Northern Nevada, animal services supervisors agree on two things it will take education of the pet owner and sterilization of the animals for this to happen. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 11:27:05 GMT)

Expensive Bird Missing From Pet Store
SANDUSKY, Ohio -- A $1,600 bird is missing from a pet store in northern Ohio. Employees reported the white umbrella cockatoo stolen from a Sandusky-area Pet Supplies Plus store Wednesday. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 16:45:37 GMT)

Expensive Bird Missing From Pet Store
SANDUSKY, Ohio -- A $1,600 bird is missing from a pet store in northern Ohio. Employees reported the white umbrella cockatoo stolen from a Sandusky-area Pet Supplies Plus store Wednesday. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 16:47:16 GMT)

CASINO SCRAMBLE Poi Pet lures Thai lottery gamblers
The two-week suspension of the national two- and three-digit lottery has seen black-market bookies catering to Thai punters at dens in Cambodia's Poi Pet border casinos. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 17:07:54 GMT)

City puts idea of public pet cemetery out to pasture
Colorado Springs cemeteries director Will DeBoer has finally buried the idea of constructing a pet cemetery. DeBoer, who unveiled his plan in late 2001 to mixed reaction, conducted a feasibility study earlier this year with the help of an Air Force Academy class. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 21:00:07 GMT)

PCMC to take up pet cemetery plan
Standing Committee to determine charges at meeting on Tuesday The standing committee of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on Tuesday will take up for discussion the proposal for setting up the pet cemetery in Nehrunagar. The plan, moved by PCMC's veterinary department, envisages establishment of the pet cemetery on a one-acre land in close proximity to civic dog house. (Sun, 26 Nov 2006 23:37:48 GMT)

Puppy Stolen From Westside Pet Store
For many animal lovers it is hard to walk into a pet store and not want to take every cute and cuddly pet home, but for someone that feeling was too hard to resist on Friday. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 00:48:01 GMT)

Pet Products
Don't forget to hand Fido's stocking this Christmas. This 5-inch by 7-inch plush squeaky toy would make a great stocking stuffer. But don't worry, the squeak is designed for safety and won't end up in your pet's stomach. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 06:18:11 GMT)

Pet briefs
Through Jan. 2, more than 2,400 animal shelters and rescue groups around the world, including 88 Indiana groups, will join PAWs for Home 4 the Holidays 2006. This international pet adoption campaign is designed to match orphaned pets with loving families so they don't spend the holidays in shelters and can avoid euthanasia. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 06:18:23 GMT)

Pet briefs
Third annual Allbreed & Household Pet Cat Show, presented by Fantasticats, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Oakwood Grand Hall at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Show features purebred cats, household pets, cat supply, gift vendors and food concessions. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 06:19:03 GMT)

Pet pics to benefit Humane Society
RAPID CITY - This December, pet owners will have a way to simultaneously show how much they love their pets and help out the Humane Society of the Black Hills. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 06:30:32 GMT)

City official puts pet graveyard plan to rest
Colorado Springs cemeteries director Will DeBoer has finally buried the idea of constructing a pet cemetery. DeBoer, who unveiled his plan in late 2001 to mixed reaction, conducted a feasibility study earlier this year with the help of an Air Force Academy class. That research determined the city could not afford to break into the pet burial business unless it also offered memorials and (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 07:16:17 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Southeastern Massachusetts & Northern Rhode Island
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 Massachusetts' Dedham-Attleboro & Rhode Island's Cumberland regions to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 55th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 12:30:00 GMT)

Naviscan PET Systems Announces the Launch of PEM Flex(TM) Solo II
Naviscan PET Systems Inc., a privately held company that manufactures and develops high-resolution PET scanners launched its second generation of PEM devices, the PEM Flex Solo II at the annual Radiological Society of North America in Chicago, IL. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 13:05:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into North Austin, Texas
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 Texas' North Austin region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 57th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 900 cities and towns (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 14:00:00 GMT)

Pet's game of hide-and-seek stresses mom
I read somewhere that having a pet can actually help lower blood pressure. Studies show that stress is relieved by caring unconditionally for your pets. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 14:34:49 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This adult female cat is available for adoption at the Veterinary Treatment Facility. Several family-friendly pets are available for adoption at the VTF. Every pet adopted will be vaccinated, microchipped, fecal checked, and heartworm or feline leukemia tested. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 14:42:15 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Southeastern Massachusetts & Northern Rhode Island
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 inMassachusetts' Dedham-Attleboro & Rhode Island's Cumberland regions toprovide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This newfranchise marks the 55th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 17:08:24 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Northwest Denver, Colorado
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 inColorado's Northwest Denver region to provide area residents withunsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 56th FETCH!Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 900 cities and (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 19:06:13 GMT)

State inspectors to visit pet stores
The state said it will be sweeping pet stores during the next five weeks to ensure they are complying with regulations to protect consumers. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 20:32:50 GMT)

Pet Trust Funds
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- You can't take it with you -- but you can leave it to Rover. At least in Ohio. A growing number of pet owners want to remember their four-legged friends in their wills. But those sorts of wills are often contested and can be in probate for weeks or months. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 21:32:35 GMT)

New law lets pet owner set up trust fund
COLUMBUS - When a new law takes effect Jan. 1, pet owners will be allowed to set up trust funds to care for their pets should the owners die or become incapacitated. (Mon, 27 Nov 2006 21:34:35 GMT)

State Begins Pet Store Sweep
The Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Department will be conducting a sweep of pet stores over the coming weeks. The Department wants to make sure shops are complying with state regulations during the holiday season. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 00:06:17 GMT)

Boy’s futile attempt to save pet monkeys
KUANTAN: Twelve-year-old Normahaizani Muha- mad loved his two pet monkeys. So much so that when his house caught fire, he tried to enter the house to save them. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 00:49:20 GMT)

Pet food bank needs donations
Local food banks are counting on donations this holiday season to help feed the hungry, and that includes South Texas' only pet food bank. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 02:08:55 GMT)

Pee Dee Pet announces hire, new publication
Pee Dee Pet recently added Dayna Scott to its staff as director of sales and marketing, with additional duties as staff writer, editor Mark Hutson announced. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 04:20:03 GMT)

Colorado Springs decides to bury pet cemetery idea
COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) — The city has abandoned the idea of going into the pet cemetery business to subsidize the operation of its two human cemeteries after a feasibility study highlighted obstacles. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 04:50:17 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, 28 Nov 2006 05:59:59 GMT)

State will be checking up on pet dealers
For a third year, state agriculture staff will check hundreds of Florida pet stores to assure people aren't buying sick or underage animals. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:16:33 GMT)

Pet Products
Don't forget to hand Fido's stocking this Christmas. This 5-inch by 7-inch plush squeaky toy would make a great stocking stuffer. But don't worry, the squeak is designed for safety and won't end up in your pet's stomach. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:58:39 GMT)

Pet briefs
Through Jan. 2, more than 2,400 animal shelters and rescue groups around the world, including 88 Indiana groups, will join PAWs for Home 4 the Holidays 2006. This international pet adoption campaign is designed to match orphaned pets with loving families so they don't spend the holidays in shelters and can avoid euthanasia. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:58:50 GMT)

Pet briefs
Third annual Allbreed & Household Pet Cat Show, presented by Fantasticats, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Oakwood Grand Hall at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Show features purebred cats, household pets, cat supply, gift vendors and food concessions. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:59:10 GMT)

PET DOGS ARE BLOOD B-RUFFERS
A MUCH-LOVED pet is on the road to recovery after another dog saved its life - with a blood transfusion. Golden retriever Benson needed surgery for a ruptured spleen but was given only a 25 per cent chance of surviving the op. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 07:30:42 GMT)

Samantha's essay on pet dog Kalua wins contest
Samantha Larson's tribute to her pet was among winners in the Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center's "What I'm Thankful For" Thanksgiving essay contest. Samantha, 8, attends Maunawili Elementary School and was awarded $50 for winning her age category. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 11:13:25 GMT)

Pet Parrot Stolen In Thanksgiving Day Burglary
CHICAGO -- A Northwest Side couple is searching for a beloved pet taken in a recent home burglary. Their prized African Grey Parrot was taken in a Thanksgiving Day break-in at the couple's home. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 13:40:40 GMT)

Man had sex with pet dog
A DEPRAVED pensioner who preyed on young children in west Cumbria and had sex with his pet dog has been warned he faces a long jail sentence. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 15:43:14 GMT)

Pet adoption event kicks off Dec. 9
The Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, the Albuquerque Animal Care Centers and the Alliance for Albuquerque Animals will all lead Albuquerque's participation in the international Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 17:41:15 GMT)

Pet Pals: Shedding
Many dog owners face a never ending battle with shedding. Lyndee's Dog Groomers talks about a new treatment to help with the problem in this Pet Pals segment. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 18:33:55 GMT)

Pet fair to be held Saturday, Dec. 2
Deloach's Tire at 105 S. 4th in Lamar will host the regular monthly pet adoption fair for DreamsWork Animal Rescue again this Saturday, Dec. 2. Animals and volunteers will be on hand for adoptions and DreamsWork has shortened the fair schedule time from 10-11:30 and added some new hands-on dog training sessions so please mark your calendar! (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 19:34:35 GMT)

Pet theft owner has heart attack
A shop owner suffers a heart attack after his rare collection of tortoises are stolen from his pet shop. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 20:12:46 GMT)

Pet parrot receives lifesaving oxygen after house fire
When firefighters arrived at the house, flames were already through the roof. None of the residents was injured, but two of their pet birds died in the blaze. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 20:56:51 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce Fiscal Fourth Quarter & 2006 Results
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) will announce its fourth quarter and full-year results for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2006, on Thursday, December 7, after the close of trading. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 21:12:21 GMT)

SPCA: Think Before You Buy a Pet for Christmas
The Royal New Zealand SPCA asks that people should think twice before buying a pet for Christmas. "Cats and dogs should be genuinely loved, wanted and cared-for by their human families. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 21:17:41 GMT)

Pet owners warned over road salt
A Vancouver veterinarian is warning pet owners about the dangers of road salt, which is being used to clear roads and sidewalks following Sunday's big snowstorm. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 23:10:00 GMT)

Cornelius Vet clinic offers Santa pet photos
Cornelius Vet Clinic is hosting its 4th annual pet pics with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1280 N. Adair, Cornelius. The clinic features a different themed Santa each year. (Tue, 28 Nov 2006 23:41:20 GMT)

Trust fund for your pet?
Trust fund for your pet? (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 01:07:03 GMT)

Man accused of spray painting pet goats and leaving porn on the floor
A man broke into a barn on Thanksgiving, spray-painted three pet goats and scattered pages of porn magazines on the floor. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 01:22:47 GMT)

Pet stores spot-checked for compliance
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is conducting a statewide sweep of pet stores over the next five weeks to make sure... (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:38:40 GMT)

Pet Products
Don't forget to hand Fido's stocking this Christmas. This 5-inch by 7-inch plush squeaky toy would make a great stocking stuffer. But don't worry, the squeak is designed for safety and won't end up in your pet's stomach. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:58:35 GMT)

Pet briefs
Through Jan. 2, more than 2,400 animal shelters and rescue groups around the world, including 88 Indiana groups, will join PAWs for Home 4 the Holidays 2006. This international pet adoption campaign is designed to match orphaned pets with loving families so they don't spend the holidays in shelters and can avoid euthanasia. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:58:45 GMT)

Pet briefs
Third annual Allbreed & Household Pet Cat Show, presented by Fantasticats, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Oakwood Grand Hall at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Show features purebred cats, household pets, cat supply, gift vendors and food concessions. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:59:05 GMT)

A snake could eat your pet - expert
MISSING your pet pussycat? Well it could be slithering away in the belly of a snake, according to wildlife experts. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 07:51:23 GMT)

Program increases pet care at clinic
When veterinarians Stacey Skorge and Monica Gardon joined the staff at the Clay County Humane Society this past summer, they came with a hope to help more pet owners and their animals by working at the low-cost clinic. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:28:11 GMT)

Pet food chain assists Brooke Animal Shelter
FOLLANSBEE — Area residents who adopt a dog or cat from the Brooke County Animal Shelter and Gilda’s Cat Rescue in Follansbee through Jan. 2 will receive free food samples, coupons and information from the Iams Co., a producer of food and pet care products. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:32:44 GMT)

Odra wraps up PET packaging deal
29/11/2006 - One of Poland’s leading confectioners has announced it will turn to PET packaging to help increase the profile of some of its leading brands as it looks to growth in export sales. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 12:12:29 GMT)

Tiburon family says its pet turkey is attacked, but not for dinner
A Tiburon family reported injuries to their pet turkey Thursday night - but those injuries had nothing to do with a hungry Thanksgiving diner, a county animal services worker said. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 12:38:17 GMT)

Pet supply company settles with regulators
SANTA MARIA, Calif. A Santa Maria pet supply company that ticked off state regulators by allegedly selling unregistered and mislabeled brands of flea treatments will pay a half (m)million dollar settlement. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 15:38:01 GMT)

Pet dog 'as large as a seal'
TWO brothers let their pet dog grow to the size of a seal, a court heard. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 16:12:18 GMT)

PRESS RELEASE: THE GAME FACTORY® SIGNS LICENSING AGREEMENTFOR NEW KIDS' HIGH-TECH ANIMATED SERIES 'PET ALIEN'FROM TAFFY
Chertsey, United Kingdom – November 29th 2006: The Game Factory today announces the signing of a worldwide publishing agreement with Taffy Entertainment to bring to market a Nintendo DS title based on the high-tech children’s animated series Pet Alien. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 16:52:54 GMT)

Local Artist Turns Pet's Ashes Into Works Of Art
A North Park artist is turning pet ashes into pieces of art. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 18:16:29 GMT)

Blackfeet Pet Care Days at BMS treated 163 dogs,145 cats
Finally, the Blackfeet Nation did something about "all those dogs." The final count from the Oct. 14-15 Pet Care Days at Browning Middle School is in. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 18:38:17 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys
Twenty years ago, I was 10 years old; and even then, the Pet Shop Boys had something more substantial to say to me than, oh, say, Klymaxx or Mr. Mister ever did. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 19:11:58 GMT)

Nestle buys Aust pet food business
Swiss food group Nestle says it is taking over the pet food business of Australian group Green's Foods for about $95 million. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:01:39 GMT)

Campaign over for pet cow
A campaign to save a pet cow in the Forest of Dean from slaughter ends in defeat. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:24:17 GMT)

Green's to be Nestle's pet project
GREEN'S Foods is to be split up, with Swiss food giant Nestle set to pay $95 million for its pet food business, while Ron Brierley's Guinness Peat Group and listed private equity investor CVC Ltd will pay $42 million for Green's consumer food division. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:58:32 GMT)

Pet Supply Company Settles With Regulators
A Santa Maria pet supply company that ticked off state regulators by allegedly selling unregistered and mislabeled brands of flea treatments will pay a half million dollar settlement. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 22:49:22 GMT)

Bird-Nappers Steal Beloved Pet Store Parrot
The parrot, a ruby macaw, was stolen from The Bird Shop, an Auburn Boulevard pet store where he has been greeting customers for nearly 30 years. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 22:52:21 GMT)

Bird-Nappers Steal Beloved Pet Store Parrot
Thieves have stolen a beloved parrot that has been the mascot of a Sacramento pet shop for many years. (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 23:05:42 GMT)

Pet Owners Should Exercise Caution With Holiday Decorations
Most people have put up their holiday decorations but if you haven’t and you are a pet owner, there are some things you should know before you decorate. Holiday decorations can be potentially deadly ... (Wed, 29 Nov 2006 23:26:37 GMT)

Pet photography
Dog lovers and photography fans can meet and greet famous pet photographer Jim Dratfield as he signs copies of his new book "A Dog for All Seasons" (Clarkson Potter; $18.95). Dratfield has photographed a variety of animals and has been featured in a many publications and television programs. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 05:12:19 GMT)

Tiburon family says its pet turkey is attacked, but not for dinner
A Tiburon family reported injuries to their pet turkey Thursday night - but those injuries had nothing to do with a hungry Thanksgiving diner, a county animal services worker said. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 05:35:26 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. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 06:14:50 GMT)

Pet Products
Don't forget to hand Fido's stocking this Christmas. This 5-inch by 7-inch plush squeaky toy would make a great stocking stuffer. But don't worry, the squeak is designed for safety and won't end up in your pet's stomach. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 06:49:09 GMT)

Pet briefs
Through Jan. 2, more than 2,400 animal shelters and rescue groups around the world, including 88 Indiana groups, will join PAWs for Home 4 the Holidays 2006. This international pet adoption campaign is designed to match orphaned pets with loving families so they don't spend the holidays in shelters and can avoid euthanasia. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 06:49:19 GMT)

Pet briefs
Third annual Allbreed & Household Pet Cat Show, presented by Fantasticats, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Oakwood Grand Hall at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Show features purebred cats, household pets, cat supply, gift vendors and food concessions. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 06:49:39 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Pepper, a 11-month-old black lab mix with a fun-loving personality. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 07:25:21 GMT)

Pet owners can get photos taken with Santa
Dog and cat lovers can get their pet's picture taken with the Provo Towne Centre mall's Santa this holiday season. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 07:55:19 GMT)

Pet shop owner sold wild birds
A PET shop owner convicted of illegally dealing in wild birds has criticised the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruel-ty to Animals for taking the case to court. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 15:07:28 GMT)

Proud pet parents drive friends crazy
Time was when cutesy anecdotes and tales of disciplinary woe were the sole domain of parents. Not anymore. Some pet owners have taken up talking about the comings and goings of their four-legged friends as though they gave birth to them and are gearing them toward a high-powered career. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 15:36:24 GMT)

Pet shop owner in new victory over council
A DISTRICT judge has dismissed 31 charges of ill-treating animals brought by Newham Council against a Plaistow-based pet shop owner. Judgement came at Stratford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday after a seven day trial. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 16:54:58 GMT)

KB Home hosts pet adoption event at Vistanna Villas
KB Home, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, is partnering with Lee County Animal Services to host a pet adoption day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 17:30:14 GMT)

Send In Your Pet Holiday Pictures!
We'd love to see your pet holiday pictures! If you have any holiday pictures with your pets, send them our way, and we'll air them on Christmas morning. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 17:33:55 GMT)

Get your pet’s picture taken with Santa
LANCASTER — The Animal Rescuer’s Friend Pet Holiday Pictures with Santa event is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Animal Clinic across from Target. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 23:04:42 GMT)

S.J. pet supply store robbed at gunpoint
San Jose police are looking for two men who robbed a Petco pet supply store at gunpoint early Tuesday. At about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts entered the store at 550 El Paseo de Saratoga, Officer Enrique Garcia said. Both men were armed with handguns, and they ordered the employees and customers in the store to the ground. (Thu, 30 Nov 2006 23:29:53 GMT)

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