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Conn. Pet Store Accused Of Abusing Animals
An animal-rights organization alleges that its undercover investigation uncovered animal abuse at a Connecticut pet store. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 21:45:29 GMT)

Pet shop owner creates beer for dogs
After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer. So Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 22:16:16 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet lowers Q1 guidance
Central Garden & Pet Co. said Monday that preliminary results for its fiscal first quarter showed a net loss of 12 to 14 cents per share due to a shift in seasonal purchases, lower sales, and rising grain prices. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 22:21:46 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. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 22:25:05 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest
Local photo studio CL!X is inviting pet owners in for a pet photo shoot that includes a free 5 X 7 photo in exchange for a $5 donation to Lollypop Farm. (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 01:03:14 GMT)

Pet Briefs
Spay, neuter services; Low-cost pet services; Finding missing pets (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 02:16:07 GMT)

Does pet insurance make sense?
Would you spend $20 or $30 a month for pet insurance? (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 06:14:33 GMT)

'Five-star resort' for your pet opens in Tallahassee
Bob and Rose Liva have opened the Divine Dog Hotel, an "all-inclusive five-star resort for your pet." (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 07:08:33 GMT)

New pet licensing fees
OSHAWA -- Pet owners in Oshawa will face a new price list when they go to license their dog or cat for 2007, a change the City of Oshawa says is part of efforts to streamline the process and bring prices in line with other municipalities. (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 07:52:21 GMT)

Officer fatally shoots pit bull after attack on pet and woman
A police officer shot a pit bull to death on Monday after the animal charged a toddler and attacked another dog then lunged toward a woman attempting to help her injured pet. (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 11:12:30 GMT)

Turning Brown into Green, Pet Butler Rakes in Cash by Picking up Poop in 2006
DALLAS----Picking up dog poop was quite profitable for Dallas-based Pet Butler in 2006. The nation's leading pet waste cleanup service ended the year with revenue of $2 million and with franchise operations serving nearly 1,000 towns in 15 states, exceeding its growth plan by 60 percent. (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 14:15:00 GMT)

Paul's Pet of the Week: Peanut the Dah-hua-hua
This week's Pet of the Week is Peanut. He's a chihuahua and dachshund mix. Peanut is full grown, calm and has short hair. You can adopt him at the Chattanooga Hamilton Humane Society. (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 16:46:55 GMT)

Pet shop owner creates beer for dogs from beef extract and malt
After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold beer. That's why Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt. (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 17:29:01 GMT)

Rescue Ranch seeks help in pet overpopulation
YREKA – Cheryl Webber, founder of SNIP and Chrystie Formanek, who took over the running of Rescue Ranch with her husband Rick, deal with opposite ends of the pet overpopulation problem. (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 20:17:37 GMT)

Hunter fined for killing pet dog
A hunter has paid the price for shooting a Brooks family’s pet dog Fender back in November. Tommy Grier, 32, of Palmetto must surrender his hunting license for a year and pay $100 towards the dog’s grave marker and $1,200 to the Fayette County Humane Society, according to the ruling by Fayette County Magistrate Joe Tinsley. (Tue, 23 Jan 2007 22:07:37 GMT)

Labelle Calls In Dog Expert To Help Her Tame Wild Pet
R+B superstar PATTI LABELLE has called in Hollywood's leading dog behaviour expert to help her tame her wild pet NASIR. The LADY MARMALADE singer res (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 04:10:33 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet "buy," target price reduced
NEW YORK, January 24 (newratings.com) - Analysts at Banc of America Securities maintain their "buy" rating on Central Garden & Pet Company ( CENT.NAS ), while reducing their estimates for the company. The target price has been reduced from $54 to $50. (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 10:32:01 GMT)

NOVATEC Signs Agreement To Build New System That Rapidly Crystallizes And Dries PET
With acquisition of a license from European patent holders, NOVATEC, Inc. has begun the first U.S. production of a completely new type of dryer/crystallizer that simplifies the processing of PET resin and regrind and requires dramatically less energy, time, and plant space than conventional systems, the company announced recently (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 11:08:31 GMT)

Pet shop owner creates beer for dogs
After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer. So Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt. (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 13:22:24 GMT)

Pet Shop Owner Creates Beer for Dogs
Pet Shop Owner in Netherlands Creates Beer for Dogs; It's Made From Beef Extract and Malt (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 14:18:39 GMT)

Pet care doesn't end at death for U.S. consumers
For many owners, a pet is more than just an animal, with the thought of little Fido's ashes being thrown into a landfill too much to bear and fuelling a surge in demand for pet urns. (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 15:34:15 GMT)

Is your pet an Idol?
Here’s your chance to enter your pet into our fun Pet Idol 2007 contest. It's open to a range from cats to dogs to more unusual pets such as Iguanas. Over the next few weeks the guide will be featuring a selection pictures of Surrey’s cutest pets. (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 15:58:20 GMT)

Longtime Monroeville pet groomer to close after 28 years
Kathy Karelitz has made the decision to close Pet Corral, the dog grooming and accessory store where she has worked for more than 28 years. (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 16:35:32 GMT)

Cold Weather Pet Care
The mild fall and early winter may have caught some pet owners off guard. Now that it's cold outside remember your pets need some special attention. For instance, dogs lose their scent in the snow and can easily become lost so keep them on a leash during winter walks. (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 20:48:37 GMT)

Stolen Puppy Returned to Pet Store
The tiny Yorkshire Terrier that was stolen from Tom's Pet Outlet last weekend is back at the store. (Wed, 24 Jan 2007 22:18:29 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: O'Brian is a nine-month-old German shepherd/greyhound mix who's affectionate and outgoing. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 07:32:01 GMT)

Big increase reported in pet insurance sales
Would you spend $20 or $30 a month for pet insurance? (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 08:13:55 GMT)

Stolen Yorkie returned to Audubon pet store
A two-pound Yorkshire terrier stolen from a Montgomery County pet store over the weekend has been returned to the store owner in good condition, authorities said yesterday. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 08:43:43 GMT)

Terry's Pet Depot opens this weekend
"Terry's Pet Depot" in Morris Plains, NJ (Near Kohl's on Route 10 Eastbound) is having a GRAND OPENING with the Mayor coming at 1:00 to cut the ribbon. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 09:08:26 GMT)

Butchered pet made Pickton realize ‘we’re not here forever’
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. Twelve-year-old Willie Pickton kept a young calf as a pet on his family’s farm. He loved his new friend. “I wanted to sleep with it,” Pickton recalls. “I played with the calf, everything else.” (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 13:17:50 GMT)

HOME: Keep Your Pet From Destroying Your Home
Does your dog sneak treats and destroy toys or furninture? Check out these little changes that can help keep your pet out of trouble. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 16:43:37 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks are now standard equipment for many firefighters
Fire helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Axe? Check. Pet oxygen masks? Check. Increasingly, little oxygen masks for pets are becoming standard equipment for firefighters. Hoping to save cats, dogs and other pets caught in house fires, animal advocacy groups and pet-products suppliers are equipping departments all over the country with them. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:53:01 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks almost standard equipment for firefighters
Fire helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Ax? Check. Pet oxygen masks? Check. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:19:58 GMT)

Rourke Attacks Pet Store Owner Over Sick Dog Sale
Former Hollywood wildman MICKEY ROURKE is barking at a Miami, Florida pet store after discovering owners are selling sick puppies. The dog-loving mov (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:23:44 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks are now standard equipment for many firefighters
Fire helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Axe? Check. Pet oxygen masks? Check. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:24:45 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks almost standard equipment for firefighters
CLARENDON, Vt. -- Fire helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Ax? Check. Pet oxygen masks? Check. Pet oxygen masks? Increasingly, they're becoming standard equipment for... (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:34:58 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks coming to the rescue in fires
Increasingly, little oxygen masks for pets are becoming standard equipment for firefighters. Hoping to save cats, dogs and other pets caught in house fires, animal advocacy groups and pet-products suppliers are equipping departments all over the country with them. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:47:49 GMT)

Firefighters' latest gear: pet oxygen masks
CLARENDON, Vt. – Fire helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Axe? Check. Pet oxygen masks? Check. Increasingly, little oxygen masks for pets are becoming standard equipment for firefighters. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:52:57 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks join firefighters' tools
CLARENDON, Vermont (AP) -- Fire helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Axe? Check. Pet oxygen masks? Check. (Thu, 25 Jan 2007 23:28:52 GMT)

Firefighters start carrying pet oxygen masks
CLARENDON, Vt. With an estimated 60 (m) million pet owners in the U-S, it's probably no surprise that pet oxygen masks are becoming standard equipment for firefighters. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 02:12:28 GMT)

Wynnstayplanschain of pet stores
MANUFACTURER and supplier of agricultural products and services Wynnstay Group is establishing a dedicated pet retail chain. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 04:26:25 GMT)

Billions sought for pet projects
Virginia's lawmakers like to tout their allegiance to fiscal conservatism, but they love spending money - no matter how much. The annual pork run at the General Assembly is well under way, with senators and delegates seeking additional billions for their pet projects. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 06:22:11 GMT)

Pet Oxygen Masks Becoming Standard For Firefighters
With an estimated 60 million pet owners in the United States, it's probably no surprise that pet oxygen masks are becoming standard equipment for firefighters. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 06:25:49 GMT)

Bomb kills 7 at Baghdad pet market: police
A bomb killed at least seven people and wounded 33 at Baghdad's pet market on Friday, police sources said. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:36:52 GMT)

Bomb kills 13 in new attack on Baghdad pet fair
A bomb killed 13 people and wounded 33 in the second attack in as many months on Baghdad's much-loved Friday morning pet market, police sources said. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:58:51 GMT)

Many die in Iraq pet market blast
A bomb planted at a popular pet market in central Baghdad kills at least 15 people and injures scores more. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:58:57 GMT)

Eight killed in Baghdad pet market bombing
Insurgents exploded a roadside bomb in central Baghdad's well known pet market, killing eight people and wounding 33, security sources and a medic said. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 08:11:47 GMT)

15 killed in Baghdad pet market bombing
Insurgents have killed 15 people and wounded 35 with a makeshift bomb that blasted central Baghdad's well known pet market, a security source said. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 08:49:15 GMT)

Bomb in box rips through Baghdad pet market, kills 15
A bomb stashed in a box exploded in a pet market in central Baghdad Friday morning, killing at least 15 people and wounding 35 others, an Iraqi interior ministry official said. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 09:51:53 GMT)

Bomb kills 15 in new attack on Baghdad pet fair
A bomb killed 15 people and wounded 55 in the second attack in as many months on Baghdad's much-loved Friday morning pet market, police sources said. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 12:15:05 GMT)

Baghdad pet market blast kills 15
A bomb hidden in a pigeon carrier box has torn through Baghdad's famous pet market, killing 15 people as part of an insurgent campaign targeting shopping areas that has killed more than 150 people in the past week. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 12:50:22 GMT)

Birdcage bomb kills 15 pet lovers in Baghdad
A bomb disguised as a birdcage killed 15 animal lovers in a Baghdad pet market today, in the latest attack apparently designed to disrupt a city-wide security crackdown.... (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 13:53:19 GMT)

Bomb kills 15 in new attack on Baghdad pet fair
A bomb killed 15 people and wounded 55 in the second attack in as many months on Baghdad's much-loved Friday morning pet market and a suicide bomber in Mosul killed seven at a Shi'ite mosque, police sources said. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 14:25:43 GMT)

Bomb kills 14 at Baghdad pet market
The bomb, hidden in a box holding pigeons, tore through the crowded pet and livestock market Friday, wounding dozens, the police said. Left, Iraqis inspecting the damage Friday from a bombing Thursday that killed at least 30 in the Shiite district of Karradah in Baghdad. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 15:40:53 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. (Fri, 26 Jan 2007 21:19:58 GMT)

Bomb kills 15 in Baghdad pet fair
A bomb killed 15 people and wounded 55 in the second attack in as many months on Baghdad's much-loved Friday pet fair, the latest in a string of bombings at the city's markets that have killed over 150 this week. (Sat, 27 Jan 2007 00:30:49 GMT)

Save-A-Pet Trailer
The city of Dothan is asking Sav-A-Pet to close its doors. City officials and police feel the Sav-A-Pet office building poses liabilities and threats. (Sat, 27 Jan 2007 01:44:38 GMT)

Pet market bomb kills 15 persons
BAGHDAD -- A bomb hidden in a box of pigeons exploded yesterday as shoppers gathered around, tearing through a busy pet and livestock market and littering the blood-soaked pavement with human remains and animal carcasses. (Sat, 27 Jan 2007 05:14:56 GMT)

Explosion at pet market kills 15
BAGHDAD · The police officer warned them to spread out; now was not the time to cluster around one another so closely. But he didn't press hard before he moved along. In this time of war and misery, police officer Sabah Shayal admitted, it heartened him to see so many people gathering on a gleaming Friday morning for one of the capital's most celebrated treats, the Ghazel pet and livestock flea ... (Sat, 27 Jan 2007 08:16:44 GMT)

County Pet Panel Moves on Robbins Initiative
A tall sign facing Middleton Street across from Town Hall now advises residents and visitors that Robbins is a pet responsibility community. Robbins Fire Chief Jarius Garner and his crew unveiled the sign Wednesday night during a meeting of the Moore County Citizens Pet Responsibility Committee. (Sat, 27 Jan 2007 16:32:45 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Lady Gray is a quiet, gentle, short-furred female. She is approximately 5 years old and up-to-date with her immunizations. She is shy at first but responds to the attention given to her by the volunteers. Lady would make a great companion in a single-pet home. (Sat, 27 Jan 2007 17:22:53 GMT)

PETS:13 ways to save on pet-care costs
SAN FRANCISCO — Few pet owners consider the years of spending ahead of them when they first pick up that puppy with the limpid eyes. But the costs add up quickly. (Sat, 27 Jan 2007 22:09:03 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. (Sat, 27 Jan 2007 23:31:45 GMT)

Eastman restructuring PET business
KINGSPORT - In a major restructuring of its PET business, Eastman Chemical Co. is permanently closing its operations in Spain and may target other locations to improve its bottom line. (Sun, 28 Jan 2007 01:56:58 GMT)

Now in firemen's arsenals: pet oxygen masks
CLARENDON, Vt. - Fire helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Ax? Check. Pet oxygen masks? Check. Increasingly, little oxygen masks for pets are becoming standard equipment for firefighters. (Sun, 28 Jan 2007 02:17:04 GMT)

'Pigeon Bombs' Destroy Baghdad Pet Market
A bomb hidden in a box holding pigeons tore through a crowded pet and livestock market Friday, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens, police said, in a blast that left the carcasses of dead birds, dogs and other animals scattered on the blood-soaked ground. (Sun, 28 Jan 2007 02:59:56 GMT)

4 p.m. - Sterilize your pet at clinic next week
4 p.m., Janaury 28 - Guam Animals In Need will hold a pet sterilization clinic from Feb. 3 to 10. The clinic will be at 238 Marine Corps Drive, next to Feathers ‘N’ Fins. (Sun, 28 Jan 2007 06:21:50 GMT)

Pet of the day
Mercedes, a 2-year-old female, black domestic shorthair, 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. (Sun, 28 Jan 2007 09:18:21 GMT)

Barking up the right tree New organic pet food store getting hounded by patrons
Local pet expert Holly Rodgers says that the bags of dried pet food found in the local grocery store have never been very good for animals, and their quality has actually declined in the past two decades. (Sun, 28 Jan 2007 10:05:37 GMT)

Pet salon opens
CEDAR FALLS --- A Cedar Falls woman has turned her love for animals into a thriving business. Kelly Davis, who teaches sign language at Hawkeye Community College, opened Paw Prints Pet Salon in December. (Sun, 28 Jan 2007 12:16:02 GMT)

Discuss pet euthanasia issues with your vet
Euthanasia is a decision that no pet owner wishes to face. (Sun, 28 Jan 2007 13:02:16 GMT)

First Annual Pet Expo
We all know the saying, “Dogs are a man's best friend.” Some even say pets help you live a longer, healthier life. The Bay County Animal Control facility held their first annual Pet Expo to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their new building. (Sun, 28 Jan 2007 21:14:55 GMT)

Preliminary plan for Pet Dairy could be worth $60 million
Kavanagh Homes and Brown Investment Properties have submitted a proposed sketch plan for the former Pet Dairy site just east of downtown Greensboro that includes 310 residential units spread among seven buildings. Though still subject to change and not fully formulated, the development could have a potential value of more than $60 million, according to current downtown-area property values. (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 06:47:19 GMT)

Wednesday is deadline for pet licenses
Pet owners and businesses licensed by the Bayonne Health Department have until Wedneaday to renew those licenses, city Health Director Brigid Breivogel said. (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 07:23:14 GMT)

Pondering pet insurance? Work the numbers first
Would you spend $20 or $30 a month for pet insurance? (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 08:14:43 GMT)

Pet salon opens
CEDAR FALLS --- A Cedar Falls woman has turned her love for animals into a thriving business. Kelly Davis, who teaches sign language at Hawkeye Community College, opened Paw Prints Pet Salon in December. (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 10:31:12 GMT)

Pet owners ditch roses for dates with wet noses
ST. LOUIS – Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spend with the ones you love, especially the ones who love you unconditionally all year long. This year many pet owners plan to spend Valentine’s Day with Fluffy and Fido. (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:39:15 GMT)

pet of the week
The animal shelter is a lonely place. I should know because I was brought to the shelter on Nov. 27. There are many feline friends here, but what I want most is a lively family because I am a female, domestic shorthair, classic tabby cat. (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 13:04:41 GMT)

'Bark-n-Beautiful': Author Presents Entertaining and Educational Pet Care Guide
Kelly Carroll provides unconventional instructional theories involving pets' mindsets, alternative nutrition and behavior and also helps people decide what pet is best for them in her new book, "Bark-n-Beautiful" . (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 13:30:00 GMT)

Choose the right pet for your kids
There are many benefits to children living with pets. A good pet relationship can help children develop compassion, empathy and nonverbal communication. (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 15:10:06 GMT)

Pet fan for hire: Washburn man offers house watching service
WASHBURN — Jim Reed was dining in Eau Claire recently when he was approached by an excited woman who'd spotted his truck's "At Home Pet Care and Housesitting" sign. (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 16:35:43 GMT)

Your pet is bad news? Tell us all about it ...
Has your pet done anything bad in or around the house that was so extreme, so exasperating, so outrageous that it was funny? (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 17:11:54 GMT)

Things to consider before getting pet insurance
If you have a pet, you know how expensive medical care is. Pet insurance is one way to help keep those costs down. But is it really worth it? (Mon, 29 Jan 2007 22:31:16 GMT)

2:25 pm - Guam Animals In Need to offer pet sterilization clinic
2:25 pm, January 30 — Guam Animals In Need will hold a pet sterilization clinic from February 3 to 10 at 238 Marine Corps Drive, next to Feathers ‘N’ Fins. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 04:36:51 GMT)

Seniors group helping to provide pet food
FAIRFIELD — Hobart and Laura Bond couldn't bear to see their 11-pound Yorkie go hungry. When the dog food ran low, the couple married for 70 years resorted to feeding hamburger meat to their beloved pet. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 04:55:17 GMT)

Pet store says goodbye to chatty macaw
ST. CLOUD, Minn. Corby has squawked his last "hello" to pet store customers in St. Cloud. The scarlet macaw was the unofficial door greeter at the Crossroads Pet Center. The bird died Friday.The life expectancy for scarlet macaws is about 50 to 65 years. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 08:27:55 GMT)

Pet of the day
Hilary, a 2-year-old female, domestic, white short hair cat, 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 ... (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:05:02 GMT)

ANIMALS: Pet first aid course to be offered at Ridgefield firehouse
Pet First Aid and CPR will be offered at the Ridgefield fire department, 6 Catoonah Street, Sunday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. “This class is perfect for animal shelter volunteers, pet sitters or any pet lover,” said instructor Beth Perlman. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:24:15 GMT)

St. Cloud Pet Store's Macaw Dies
Corby has squawked his last "hello" to pet store customers in St. Cloud, Minn. More Animal News (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:16:00 GMT)

Father, Daughter Admit To Starving Pet Dog
A 44-year-old Crest Hill man and his 19-year old daughter admit that they starved their pet dog to death. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:01:30 GMT)

Seniors group helping to provide pet food
FAIRFIELD — Hobart and Laura Bond couldn't bear to see their 11-pound Yorkie go hungry. When the dog food ran low, the couple married for 70 years resorted to feeding hamburger to their beloved pet. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:25:51 GMT)

Public Restroom Pet Peeve
I have never heard anyone speak of this before but it is a big pet peeve for me. There is nothing more irritating than to stop in a convenient store for gas, drinks, etc. and ask for a restroom and be told "We don't have one." (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:10:56 GMT)

Edmunds Finds a Favorite Pet
The new 2006 Volkswagen Rabbit reminds me that we had a pet rabbit when I was a kid. He was a fine companion, and this fact made it easy to overlook his flaws, which included a sometimes chilly disposition and a very nervous bladder. He died unexpectedly. We were sad for weeks. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:26:45 GMT)

Swine and dandy: Family embraces pet with 'pigonality'
MERRIMAC - Lisa Young-Carey of 81 West Main St. can tell you how a 5-minute walk with her pot-bellied pig Myrtle can turn into two hours because passers-by ask questions about her unusual pet. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 17:25:09 GMT)

Humane Society to hold pet photo contest
The Humane Society of Fulton County will conduct a pet photo contest to support ongoing programs and services provided by the Humane Society. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 19:35:55 GMT)

Boy who donated horse for auction will keep his pet after all
A 10-year-old Chandler boy who offered to donate his miniature horse for a charity auction will get to keep his pet, thanks to two generous bidders. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 21:05:47 GMT)

Rochester pet store sends out APB for missing ferret
A pet store in The City Of Rochester is hoping a ferret thief will come forward. The animal was stolen from Park Avenue Pets on Monroe Avenue. Owner Lisa Bilski has a sign in the front window asking for the thieves to return the ferret safe and sound. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 22:37:12 GMT)

Pet Adoption Denied for Chatham County Family
You would think adopting a pet would be easy if you can afford to take care of the animal and provide a good home. But it didn't quite work out that way for one Chatham County family. (Tue, 30 Jan 2007 23:35:30 GMT)

Pet First Aid
The Wiregrass chapter of the American Red Cross is offering Pet First Aid classes to help promote the health and safety of cats and dogs. Prevention, preparation, and emergency response is the focus of the class. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 00:44:48 GMT)

Humane Society to hold pet photo contest
The Humane Society of Fulton County will conduct a pet photo contest to support ongoing programs and services provided by the Humane Society. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 01:20:55 GMT)

Taylor Still Haunted By Pet Chipmunks Chocolate Death
ELIZABETH TAYLOR "almost died" when she discovered her beloved pet chipmunk had overdosed on chocolate. The animal-loving movie icon captured the "cr (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 04:11:43 GMT)

4:25 p.m. - Pet sterilization clinic starts Saturday
4:25 p.m. Jan. 31 — Guam Animals In Need will hold a pet sterilization clinic from Feb. 3 to 10 at 238 Marine Corps Drive, next to Feathers ‘N’ Fins. People on public assistance pay nothing; others donate $20 for the first animal and $10 for each additional animal. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 06:36:50 GMT)

Pet names
Names say a lot about a person and sometimes about our pets. Today we'll reveal some of the most popular names for pets and acquaint you with a few you may not have thought of in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:05:54 GMT)

Worth doing: contest for cutest pet
CLIX Portrait Studios and Lollypop Farm are searching for Rochester's cutest pet. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:59:02 GMT)

Pet terrier shot defending family
A family's pet dog was shot twice as she tried to protect them during an armed raid at their home. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 14:30:50 GMT)

Swine and dandy: Family embraces pet with 'pigonality'
MERRIMAC - Lisa Young-Carey of 81 West Main St. can tell you how a 5-minute walk with her pot-bellied pig Myrtle can turn into two hours because passers-by ask questions about her unusual pet. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:08:06 GMT)

Pet discovery
Children of all ages gathered at Nicholas P. Sims Library on Saturday to discover the world of “Pets at the Sims.” Jeremy Thomas with Pet O Rama brought snakes, birds, hamsters, rabbits, a kitten, puppy and dog to the library, talking at length about each animal and giving parents and children tips on care of the animals. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 17:52:58 GMT)

Seniors group helping to provide pet food
Hobart and Laura Bond couldn't bear to see their 11-pound Yorkie go hungry. When the dog food ran low, the couple married for 70 years resorted to feeding hamburger to their beloved pet. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 18:11:58 GMT)

Viewer Pet Pics!
It turns out that some of the cutest pets in the world come from the Tri-State area. Check out our viewer pet pics from the month of January. (Wed, 31 Jan 2007 20:46:50 GMT)

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