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Holiday Open House on tap at pet shelter
Sayreville Pet Adoption Center, 1400 Main St., will host its annual Holiday Open House from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 3. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 01:22:47 GMT)

Pet Care-A-Van Offers Free Spays, Neuters
November 30, 2006 -- If you have a dog or cat that needs to be spayed or neutered you can do it on Friday for free. The Pet Care-A-Van will be in Sparks Friday and services are given on a first come, first served basis. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 02:04:53 GMT)

Pet fair granted reprieve
Gilbert Ben and Jerry's owner Bekki Ramsey saved the day for hundreds of homeless pets when she stepped in as a last-minute sponsor for a local pet-adoption event. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 02:30:52 GMT)

Python stolen from pet store
Southeast Missourian A 9-foot Burmese python snake was reported stolen from the G and S Pet Paradise pet store at 2000 William St. at about 10:40 a.m. Thursday. Cape Girardeau Sgt. Barry Hovis said... (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 05:57:44 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, 01 Dec 2006 06:00:21 GMT)

Hamster sale costs pet shop owner dear
A PET shop owner has been slapped with a £500 fine for selling a hamster without a licence. Nancy Maxwell, owner of Animal Kingdom, in north London's Wood Green Shopping City, traded in live animals despite being refused a licence to keep a pet shop in 2005. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 06:08:30 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. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 07:17:08 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. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 07:17:18 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. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 07:17:38 GMT)

Car bomb kills 3, wounds 22 at Baghdad pet market
Source: Reuters (Updates toll) BAGHDAD, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A car bomb blasted Baghdad's celebrated pet market on Friday, killing three people and wounding 22 others, police sources said. The central Ghazil market ... (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 07:25:51 GMT)

Car bomb kills 3, wounds 22 at Baghdad pet market
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb blasted Baghdad's celebrated pet market on Friday, killing three people and wounding 22 others, police sources said. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 09:05:31 GMT)

Titanium PET bottles take the pressure
01/12/2006 - A new titanium based PET has been developed to meet rising demands from carbonated drinks packagers. PET is used as a packaging material worldwide, but as global consumer demand increases, manufacturers face increasing demands for reduced filling injection cycle times at higher temperatures to produce lower weight PET with increased clarity. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:25:06 GMT)

Things to ask before buying a pet
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many people are likely thinking about giving a puppy or a kitten as a gift. While they can be truly wonderful gifts, there are several questions that one should ask before making the decision to purchase a pet. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:32:18 GMT)

Pet spot
Dec 1, 2006 — HOKAFI'S PET OF THE WEEK is Libby, a gray and white female cat, approximately 2 years old. She is friendly, quiet and mellow. A little shy at first, Libby warms up when she starts to trust you. She was found as a stray with her kittens. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:35:05 GMT)

Medical Imaging System supports PET-CT fusion.
Along with synchronized side-by-side current-prior study comparison and multiple screen layout options, ThinkingPACS(TM) features 30 in. LCD display, real-time SUV and scrolling, alpha-blending, windowing, leveling, and image zoom and pan. Integrated Emory Toolbox enables PET cardiac analysis, while NeuroQ facilitates PET brain analysis. Offering conventional radiological CT, MR, and CR/DR (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 14:06:38 GMT)

Titanium PET bottles take the pressure
01/12/2006 - A new titanium-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin allows soft drink manufacturers to produce clearer bottles faster. PET is used as a packaging material worldwide, with manufacturers increasingly using it to replace glass as it is ligher and more convenient for consumers. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 15:24:46 GMT)

Adopt a pet for $10 Saturday
Lee County Animal Services and KB Homes are having a pet adoption event in (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 17:00:27 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This female golden retriever mix 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. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 18:13:27 GMT)

Poor, Hungry Zimbabweans Turn to Pet Food
Meat waste from abattoirs and commercial dog food are now a major source of protein for an impoverished population. While Kenyans took offence at the offer of dog food for hungry children earlier this year, Zimbabweans are queuing up at meat suppliers and abattoirs to buy pet food. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 19:13:56 GMT)

Things to ask before buying a pet
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many people are likely thinking about giving a puppy or a kitten as a gift. While they can be truly wonderful gifts, there are several questions that one should ask before making the decision to purchase a pet. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 20:21:11 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, 01 Dec 2006 20:52:29 GMT)

Pet owners turning to day care
One of the hottest trends in the pet industry has been luxury boarding and doggy day care. J.P. Brewer owns and operates a boarding and day care facility, and had some comments on why it has become so popular. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 20:54:00 GMT)

Surgery can reverse pet eye problem
Cataracts are very common in dogs. What pet owners often do not know is that the condition can be reversed with surgery to restore the animal's vision. (Fri, 01 Dec 2006 20:55:36 GMT)

Pet-Food Flavorings Plant A Treat For Greenwood County
It's not often the guests at an economic development announcement get to sniff the ground before it's broken. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 02:13:04 GMT)

Bear is chosen Pet of the Year
HERKIMER - Capping a highly competitive three-way battle for first place that went down to the last hours and minutes of voting, Bear, a lab mix owned by Wes and Marie Maine of Ilion, has been named “Pet of the Year” in The Evening Telegram's Pet of the Year contest. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 03:41:56 GMT)

Pet allergy
Does your dog make you sneeze? Does your cat start your eyes watering? If so, you're not alone. Having a pet allergy — whether to dogs or cats, or even to hamsters or birds — is fairly common. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 05:51:16 GMT)

Give your pet a chance to visit with Santa
MUNCY — Lycoming Mall will host Pet Photos with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at his new North Pole Cottage in center court. Pets must be brought in at the main mall entrance between The Bon-Ton and Old Navy. All pets must be on a leash or in a kennel. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 06:26:13 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. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 07:00:53 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, 02 Dec 2006 07:07:14 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, 02 Dec 2006 07:07:54 GMT)

Is Your Pet On Your Holiday Cards?
If your holiday card includes a photo of your pet or pets, send us the finished product by Dec. 16, and we'll publish as many as we can in a special Pets page on Dec. 23. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 08:20:36 GMT)

Pet Vet: City won't allow rats to be kept as household pets
Saturday, December 2, 2006 Dear Dr. Jorden: I have a great menagerie of animals as pets. I would like to get a pet rat or two, but someone told me that it was illegal to own rats. Is that true? ... (Sat, 02 Dec 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, 02 Dec 2006 11:23:14 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. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 12:52:38 GMT)

Animal Jungle is Much More than a Pet Store
Animal Jungle is much more than a pet store. Animal Jungle is an experience and celebration of animals and the people who keep them as pets and passions. We are proud of what we do and we thank you for your business over these thirty years. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 15:50:15 GMT)

Rulings on pet companionship show legal evolution
Courts have gradually opened the door to the idea that pet owners can collect loss-of-companionship and emotional distress damages when their animals are killed: (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 18:16:24 GMT)

Pet Talk-Nov. 16, 2006
This is the second of a two-part series on pet weight management. Except where indicated, these comments apply to both dogs and cats. Last month's article dealt with the "whys" of pet weight control — the consequences of excessive body weight. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 19:07:56 GMT)

Have your pet take pictures with Santa Claus
LANCASTER - The Animal Rescuer's Friend organization will host the annual Pet Pictures with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Animal Clinic, 1311 River Valley Blvd., across from Target. (Sat, 02 Dec 2006 21:24:50 GMT)

Dose of Reality in Details of Spending on Pet Projects
The disclosures of pork-barrel spending projects provide the most comprehensive picture yet of the secretive world of these grants. (Sun, 03 Dec 2006 00:33:15 GMT)

PET 2 Unit at Tondguyan to kick off next year
LONDON, December 3 (IranMania) - PET 2 unit of Tondguyan Petrochemical Complex, one of the world’s largest in its type, is at pre-commissioning stage and is expected to come on stream next Iranian year (to start March 21, 2007), R&D director at the complex said. (Sun, 03 Dec 2006 05:08:11 GMT)

T&D Pet Idol
The votes are in, and The T&D Region has chosen a tiny, 4-pound Maltese with a heart of gold as its second Pet Idol. (Sun, 03 Dec 2006 05:20:50 GMT)

Legarda asks PET to allow more evidence of ‘fraud’
FORMER senator Loren Legarda has asked the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to let her present more evidence of alleged election fraud from other provinces. (Sun, 03 Dec 2006 05:42:55 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. (Sun, 03 Dec 2006 05:44:28 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, 03 Dec 2006 06:37:45 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, 03 Dec 2006 06:38:25 GMT)

Pet owners, Santa get the picture
COLUMBUS - Santa got some special visitors of the four-legged variety on Saturday. Pet owners were able to bring in their animals to the annual Santa Paws, a fundraising event for the Columbus Animal Shelter at ACE Hardware. (Sun, 03 Dec 2006 07:33:12 GMT)

The pet parent trap
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. (Sun, 03 Dec 2006 15:23:07 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This female gray cat is 4 years old and has been declawed and spayed. She is up-to-date on all shots, but does not play well with other animals. She prefers to be the only pet and loves the attention. She will be available for adoption Monday at Lauderdale County Animal Control. (Sun, 03 Dec 2006 17:46:09 GMT)

Rulings on pet companionship show legal evolution
Courts have gradually opened the door to the idea that pet owners can collect loss-of-companionship and emotional distress damages when their animals are killed: (Sun, 03 Dec 2006 18:34:54 GMT)

PET'S A PRICE WORTH PAYING
SCOTS spend more than £250 a year on their pets, according to a survey. The cash is part of about £5billion which Brits spend on their animals every year, pet charity The Blue Cross discovered. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 05:32:40 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, 04 Dec 2006 06:17:20 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, 04 Dec 2006 06:18:00 GMT)

Stupid pet tricks at the Mall of America
The St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press reported that Ryan Williams, a talent assistant for the show, judged about 40 pet tricks Saturday. Among them were a potbellied pig who can bowl, a hand-shaking cat and a border collie that fetches itself by grabbing its tail in its mouth and brings itself to its owner. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 06:19:18 GMT)

Stupid pet tricks at the Mall of America
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Cats, dogs and even a pig showed up when "Late Show with David Letterman" held auditions for stupid pet tricks at Minnesota's Mall of America. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 06:22:38 GMT)

Emergency Pet Center planting its paws in New Braunfels
Emergency Pet Center (EPC) is expanding its after-hours emergency care business model into the New Braunfels area. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 06:30:23 GMT)

T&D Pet Idol
The votes are in, and The T&D Region has chosen a tiny, 4-pound Maltese with a heart of gold as its second Pet Idol. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 06:56:42 GMT)

Pet of the day: Oscar
Oscar, a 9-year-old male Siamese mix, is the featured pet of the day at the Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 U.S. 49, Gulfport. For details about adopting a pet, call 863-3354 or check out www.hssm.org. All animals adopted through HSSM are spayed/neutered, given shots and are microchipped. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 09:02:16 GMT)

Pet pitfalls, holiday precautions
The holidays can be stressful for many people, with all the decorating, shopping and cooking involved. But they don't have to be stressful for your pet, if some precautions are made in advance. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 10:21:32 GMT)

HOLIDAYS: Pet photos with Santa offered by Ridgefield's animal shelter
ROAR (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) will have Pet Photos with Santa and Holiday Gift Show, Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 to 2 p.m. at Ridgefield Community Center, 316 Main Street. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 10:47:54 GMT)

Have your pet take pictures with Santa Claus
LANCASTER - The Animal Rescuer's Friend organization will host the annual Pet Pictures with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Animal Clinic, 1311 River Valley Blvd., across from Target. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 11:36:25 GMT)

Eastman Introduces The Next Generation Of PET
Eastman Chemical Company,introduces the next generation of PET resins. Named ParaStar, these innovative resins offer enhanced bottle clarity, product purity, production and supply chain efficiencies, as well as significant environmental benefits (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 12:50:56 GMT)

Wellman Introduces Titanium PET Resins
Wellman, Inc., the producer of PET resins in the U.S., announces the introduction of its new PermaClearTi packaging resin at PET Strategies in Atlanta (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 12:51:58 GMT)

Pet makes good listener
Taylor Gough, 9, curled up on a mat with two teacher's pets. One was a book entitled "Teacher's Pet" and the other was literally the teacher's pet, a Doberman named Freedom. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 15:33:42 GMT)

If you don't believe in pet psychics, picture this
The world is increasingly made up of animal people, and people who don't understand animal people. In the past decade, pet businesses have proliferated like bunnies to the bewilderment of non-animal people. Pet cemeteries, pampered pooch salons, pet hotels, dog and cat day care, dog parks. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 18:54:29 GMT)

Direct Pet Health Retains Investor Relations Network to Direct Its Financial Public Relations Programs
DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Direct Pet Health, Inc. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 19:23:44 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. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 19:36:15 GMT)

George Clooney's loses beloved pet pig
US actor George Clooney, People magazine's sexiest man in 2006, has reportedly lost his dear pet pig of 18 years, Max. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 21:09:06 GMT)

Fire engulfs empty pet store
Firefighters extinguished a blaze this afternoon at an abandoned pet-supplies shop in Miami. No injuries were reported in the fire at 101 NW 79th St., Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll Jr. said. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 21:15:07 GMT)

George Clooney's loses beloved pet pig
US actor George Clooney, People magazine's sexiest man in 2006, has reportedly lost his dear pet pig of 18 years, Max. According to celebrity newsite TMZ.com, Max, who died Friday, had suffered from arthritis and partial blindness. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 21:40:46 GMT)

George Clooney's beloved pet pig dies
US actor George Clooney, People magazine's sexiest man in 2006, has lost his dear pet pig of 18 years, Max. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 22:00:53 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Join S&P Index
Standard & Poor's said Monday Central Garden & Pet Co. will replace JLG Industries Inc. in its S&P SmallCap 600 index on Dec. 6. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 23:35:28 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Join S&P Index
Standard & Poor's said Monday Central Garden & Pet Co. will replace JLG Industries Inc. in its S&P SmallCap 600 index on Dec. 6. JLG Industries is being acquired by Oshkosh Truck Corp. in a deal expected to close around that date. (Mon, 04 Dec 2006 23:52:35 GMT)

Family Pet Gets Caught In Trap
Someone has set up animal traps in a suburban community and a family pet was recently caught in one. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 00:41:07 GMT)

George Clooney loses second pet this year
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Months after enduring the death of his pet bulldog, Hollywood actor George Clooney is now coping with the death of his pet potbellied pig, Max. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 03:07:28 GMT)

George Clooney's loses beloved pet pig
LOS ANGELES, Dec 4, 2006 (AFP) - US actor George Clooney, People magazine's sexiest man in 2006, has lost his dear pet pig of 18 years, Max, celebrity newsite TMZ.com said Monday. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 04:11:15 GMT)

Minn. Plumber Also Builds Pet Caskets
A plumber here is applying his metalworking skills to giving Fido a grand send-off. Greg Stender makes copper coffins for pets. He custom cuts each piece in his workshop, polishes it and adds Gothic letters, cutouts of the pet or other details. He even upholsters the interior. More Animal News (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 04:13:56 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. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 04:47:02 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. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 05:46:12 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, 05 Dec 2006 07:06:17 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, 05 Dec 2006 07:06:58 GMT)

Clooney's pet pig headed to hog heaven
Max, the 300-pound potbellied pig who lived with George Clooney in his Hollywood Hills home, has died. He lived with the actor for 18 years and had suffered from arthritis and partial blindness. "He has been a big part of my life," said Clooney, who sometimes shared a bed with his pet. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 12:41:45 GMT)

Holiday Events: B'ville mall to host Pet Night with Santa
BARTLESVILLE -- Washington Park Mall is planning Pet Night with Santa from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 14 for people who want to bring their pets to have their pictures taken with St. Nick. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 12:58:13 GMT)

Pet spot
Dec 5, 2006 — GOLDHEART GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE'S PET OF THE WEEK is Sammy the soccer star. Her previous family gave her up after 9 years because they moved, and that made Sammy sad for a while. But she has adjusted well and is enjoying her foster family, including a boy fur brother. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 13:30:19 GMT)

Pet Butler Cleaning Up in Pet Waste Industry
DALLAS----Pet Butler, the nation's leading pet waste cleanup service, achieved a milestone today with the signing of its 50th franchise, which will serve Beverly Hills, California. The company now offers service to four million busy households across nearly one thousand towns in 15 states through its franchise operations. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:20:00 GMT)

120 Dogs Die In Pet Store Fire
More than 100 dogs died in a fire at a pet store on Tuesday morning, officials told KPRC Local 2. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:30:07 GMT)

Two animals die in pet store fire
An electrical problem may have caused a fire at a north Houston pet store. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 15:19:51 GMT)

Local "pet detective" gets shot at "Animal Planet" series
There's a "pet detective" in Leicester, and Asheville-based film director Paul Schattel is shooting a pilot of her for the "Animal Planet" cable TV show. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 15:47:29 GMT)

2 birds die, other animals rescued from pet store fire
A fire at a pet store north of Bush Intercontinental Airport claimed at least two birds before the blaze was contained this morning. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 18:27:35 GMT)

PET Imaging Shows Young Smokers Quick Benefit Of Quitting
The early stages of coronary artery disease in young smokers can be reversed quickly if they choose to put out their cigarettes for good, according to a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging study in the December Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 20:12:36 GMT)

Clooney 'upset' after pet pig dies
George Clooney's beloved potbellied pig Max has died. The pet passed away at the Syriana actor's Hollywood home from old age. He was suffering from arthritis and partial blindness. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 20:29:58 GMT)

Lone Star Pet Lodges offers rooms for furry guests
Lone Star Pet Lodges has opened its first Houston-area location in Missouri City. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 21:00:27 GMT)

Morris pet shelter victim of scam
ROCKAWAY --A local pet-rescue network thought it got a Christmas miracle in the mail in the form of a $10,000 check, but all it got was scammed and out roughly $7,000. (Tue, 05 Dec 2006 21:44:03 GMT)

State Law Protects Pet Buyers
State law requires pet stores to ensure that the critters that families bring home are healthy and that consumers' rights are protected. (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 00:05:19 GMT)

City of Fresno increses pet fees - video included
The Fresno City Council approved a new set of pet fees Tuesday aimed at penalizing owners who don't spay or neuter their dogs. (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 05:12:05 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, 06 Dec 2006 06:01:00 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, 06 Dec 2006 06:37:24 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, 06 Dec 2006 06:38:07 GMT)

Mini Guide: Pet palaces
Let the guilt of boarding your pet be gone. Kennels no longer lock your dog or cat up in little cages. These days, taking your pet to the kennel is... (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 10:07:37 GMT)

Shopping for pet owners
This holiday season, don't get stuck shopping at the last minute. If you have pet lovers on your list, here are just a few ideas to help you find a gift they'll appreciate. (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 10:35:10 GMT)

Animals survive fire at pet store (photo only)
Veterinarian Shellie Cordon, left, checks on a dog with her nurse Angela Jones on Tuesday as they help evacuate and treat the animals after a fire at a Pet City north of Houston. Ponderosa Fire Chief Fred Windisch said that the fire was small and appeared to be electrical but that there "was a tremendous amount of smoke." Of the more than 120 animals in the store, only two birds died. Cordon, who (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 10:35:49 GMT)

Diabetes is a Controllable Pet Disease
As we enter into the holiday season with full Thanksgiving bellies, I put out a call to all pet owners to truly consider the effects of healthy food choices for their pets. (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 12:15:26 GMT)

Pet adoption drive under way during the holidays
CHEBOYGAN - The Cheboygan County Humane Society is participating in an international pet adoption drive taking place now through the holidays. (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 12:28:14 GMT)

Pet-friendly storm shelters to accept dogs, cats, birds
Pet-friendly emergency shelters are available for Polk County residents during hurricanes. (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 14:27:08 GMT)

Pet Peeves
DECEMBER 05, 2006 -- There are over 65 million pet dogs and 77.6 million cats in the U.S., so chances are good that many of those have owners who live--or want to live--in multifamily residences. (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 17:10:32 GMT)

Pet Rescue seeks funding from Othello
OTHELLO -- The Othello City Council discussed liability issues concerning the renewal of a contract with Pet Rescue Monday night. (Wed, 06 Dec 2006 23:53:25 GMT)

Michael O'Rourke: Missing pet triggers 'nothing worse' feeling
There is nothing worse than a missing pet. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 03:42:06 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, 07 Dec 2006 05:48:36 GMT)

Things to ask before buying a pet
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many people are likely thinking about giving a puppy or a kitten as a gift. While they can be truly wonderful gifts, there are several questions that one should ask before making the decision to purchase a pet. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 06:12:06 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, 07 Dec 2006 06:49:45 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, 07 Dec 2006 06:50:25 GMT)

Ailing French bulldog stolen from pet store
Somewhere out there is a sick 2-month-old French bulldog whose life might be in jeopardy. The dog, priced at $2,600, was stolen from The Ballard Pet Store Monday night, and the store's owner is worried she might develop pneumonia. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 06:54:14 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Ginger is a 1-year-old white hamster who simply loves being held. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 07:25:05 GMT)

Some Meals On Wheels Programs Deliver Pet Food
It was recently discovered that seniors receiving Meals on Wheels assistance were sharing those meals with their pets. Homebound seniors do not have the means to shop for pet food and often want to provide the best for their furry family members. Besides that - there is such comfort in sharing food with a loved one! (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 08:05:48 GMT)

What to Look for in a Quality Pet Relocation Company
Selecting a pet relocation company requires time, patience and research to ensure a reliable and safe trip for a beloved pet. (PRWeb Dec 7, 2006) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/zingpr.php/U2luZy1TcXVhLUxvdmUtSW5zZS1NYWduLVplcm8= (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 08:27:10 GMT)

Local 'pet detective,' film director team up for Animal Planet series
LEICESTER -- There's a "pet detective" in Leicester, and Asheville-based film director Paul Schattel is shooting a pilot of her for the "Animal Planet" cable TV show. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 10:42:55 GMT)

What to Look for in a Quality Pet Relocation Company
The Internet is full of pet relocation companies that ship pets and offer pet travel services. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Exotic pet refuge launches appeal
AN Appeal to raise £200,000 for the Exotic Pet Refuge in Deeping St James has been launched. (07/12/2006 16:03:11) (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 16:16:08 GMT)

Weirton Considers Vicious Pet Amendment
A pet python that slithered throught the streets of Weirton prompts leaders to put more of a bite into the current exotic pet laws. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 16:55:14 GMT)

Pet Pals: New Pets
Many people like to get new pets at the holiday time. If you're looking to add to your household, veterinarian Dr. Brian Hunter has some tips in this Pet Pals segment. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 18:03:56 GMT)

Agway offers free pet photos with Santa
NORWICH — Agway Inc. is offering free pet photos with Santa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The store, located at 217 Otrobando Ave., will be having sales on many pet products and other items. For more information, call 889-2344. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:28:21 GMT)

CORRECTION: Management of Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. to Appear on MN1.com at 2:30 p.m.
DALLAS----Please note the following correction: Pet Ecology Brands Inc. - www.petecology.com - will be featured on "Market News First" with Bob Leonard, an online market news provider, at 2:30 p.m. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:36:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for Fiscal 2006; Initiates Fiscal 2007 Guidance
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company today announced fourth quarter and full year results for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 21:01:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet 4Q Profit Slips
Central Garden & Pet Co., a maker of lawn and garden products, as well as pet supplies, said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit dipped 10 percent on costs, and forecast full-year earnings below Wall Street expectations due to higher grain costs. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 22:22:11 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet 4Q Profit Slips
(AP) WALNUT CREEK, Calif. Central Garden & Pet Co., a maker of lawn and garden products, as well as pet supplies, said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit dipped 10 percent on costs, and forecast full-year earnings below Wall Street expectations due to higher grain costs. (Thu, 07 Dec 2006 22:38:10 GMT)

Stocks to Watch, Dec. 8: Central Garden & Pet
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday's session are Central Garden & Pet Co., Credence Systems Corp. and National Semiconductor Corp. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 02:58:26 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. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 06:01:26 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. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 07:21:01 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. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 07:21:41 GMT)

Pet parade marches through Cloudcroft
The march of the furry little four legged friends comes to Cloudcroft for the 25th time Saturday. The 25th Pet Parade, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Cloudcroft, usually sees between 40 and 60 participants, according to Charliss Randall, secretary for the club. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 07:23:33 GMT)

Pet of the day: Aspen
Aspen, a 2-year-old male, hound mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 U.S. 49, Gulfport. For details about adopting a pet, call 863-3354 or check out www.hssm.org. All animals adopted through HSSM are spayed/neutered, given shots and are microchipped. Other pets are also available at the Waveland Animal Shelter, 322 Gulfside St., Waveland, 467-0230, (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 09:24:28 GMT)

The Market for Pet Health Care in Italy Increased between 2000-2005, Growing at an Average Annual Rate of 3.8%
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Pet Health Care in Italy to 2010" to their offering. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 09:54:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Q4 EPS Came In Lower Than Expected - Stock To Watch
(RTTNews) - Thursday after the bell, Central Garden & Pet Co. (CENT) announced fourth quarter EPS of $0.25 compared to $0.31 in the year-ago quarter. Sales for the quarter rose 30% to $421 million from $323 million in the same quarter last year. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 13:08:39 GMT)

Campaign to fund Franklin Pet Center
The Humane Society of Johnson County soon will formally launch a fund-raising campaign to raise from $1 million to $3 million to create, operate and endow its developing Pet Center in Franklin. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 17:22:04 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This adult male longhair 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. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 18:56:27 GMT)

New pet store welcomes four-legged customers
Pet Supplies "Plus" has opened its second Texas location and the first in San Antonio at 15034 San Pedro Ave., Suite A. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 19:51:19 GMT)

Buying a Stock Is Like Adopting a Pet
A puppy under the Christmas tree might provide priceless footage for your family video archives, but after Fido's small-screen debut comes the real payoff -- or letdown. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 20:30:01 GMT)

One Wedding and a Pet Funeral
The Humane Society of Louisiana hosts a pet funeral, and Foolanthropy announces a new sponsor. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 20:34:33 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Q4 profit down
Central Garden & Pet Co. (NASDAQ: CENT) late Thursday reported a drop in fourth-quarter profit. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 22:25:54 GMT)

Lost Pet Return Becomes Pricey
If you own a pet, keep it on your property or it could cost you. (Fri, 08 Dec 2006 23:50:16 GMT)

SPCA sponsors pet photos
The Augusta Regional SPCA and the Staunton Colonial Mall are sponsoring Pet and Santa photos at 6 p.m. in the mall on Sunday. (Sat, 09 Dec 2006 04:19:04 GMT)

Animal rescue to have pet adoption in Florence
Animal rescue to have pet adoption in Florence The Home Away From Home Rescue will have a pet adoption from noon to 4 p.m. today at Ashley Furniture/Hobby Lobby in Florence. Dogs, puppies, cats and many kittens will be available. (Sat, 09 Dec 2006 04:20:01 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, 09 Dec 2006 06:00:27 GMT)

Pet Products
This 4-ounce spray acts as a taste deterrent and discourages feather plucking. Tired of refinishing doors because your cat or dog scratches to be let in? Why not let them ring the bell instead. Pet-2-Ring includes a training video with purchase. (Sat, 09 Dec 2006 07:54:20 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, 09 Dec 2006 07:54:40 GMT)

Pet of the day: Bella
Bella, a 4-month-old female, domestic short hair kitten, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 U.S. 49, Gulfport. For details about adopting a pet, call 863-3354 or check out www.hssm.org. All animals adopted through HSSM are spayed/neutered, given shots and are microchipped. (Sat, 09 Dec 2006 09:19:06 GMT)

Last Chance for Pet Photos with Santa
Animal lovers wanting to capture their pets' perfect holiday moment will have a final chance to do so today, as the Santa Clarita Valley Pet Assistance foundation will offer pet photos with Santa for the last time this holiday season. (Sat, 09 Dec 2006 09:57:07 GMT)

PET Imaging Shows Young Smokers Quick Benefit Of Quitting
The early stages of coronary artery disease in young smokers can be reversed quickly if they choose to put out their cigarettes for good, according to a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging study in the December Journal of Nuclear Medicine. [click link for full article] (Sun, 10 Dec 2006 04:10:46 GMT)

What to get your pet for Christmas
Is your pet on your Christmas list? For an increasing number of pet owners, the answer is yes. The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association conducted a survey last year that found eight of 10 dog owners buy presents for their dogs and 63 percent of cat owners buy for their pets. (Sun, 10 Dec 2006 06:35:48 GMT)

Do research before purchasing a pet gift
A cuddly little puppy may seem the perfect gift for a toddler or small child this Christmas, or some people may think surprising a lonely, older person with a pet as a companion is a good idea, but the staff at Humane Society of Searcy (HSS) disagrees. (Sun, 10 Dec 2006 06:39:00 GMT)

Pet Products
This 4-ounce spray acts as a taste deterrent and discourages feather plucking. Tired of refinishing doors because your cat or dog scratches to be let in? Why not let them ring the bell instead. Pet-2-Ring includes a training video with purchase. (Sun, 10 Dec 2006 06:53:35 GMT)

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