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Pet Pig Owners Applaud New Animal Cruelty Law
TANTALUS (KHNL) - Pet owners are speaking out tonight now that an animal cruelty bill has been signed into law. Governor Linda Lingle signed it last week. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 04:47:07 GMT)

If he doesn't love your pet, he may land in the doghouse
My roommate and I have a running joke that one of the biggest hurdles a potential significant other will face won't be about sex or money, but about that someone you already share a bed with -- your pet. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 07:43:40 GMT)

Pet Pig Owners Applaud New Animal Cruelty Law
TANTALUS (KHNL) - Pet owners are speaking out tonight now that an animal cruelty bill has been signed into law. Governor Linda Lingle signed it last week. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 08:31:58 GMT)

Perfect pet just waiting for you
PARK HILLS — The perfect family pet could be just a phone call away at the Park Hills Pound. The local pound has a beautiful female Border Collie that is very friendly. This one loves attention and would make a great family pet. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 12:54:16 GMT)

Girl Scout Pet Show
Girl Scout Troop 128 hosted a pet show on April 28, 2007, at the Bill Whitener Pavilion. Dr. Martha McGraw graciously gave of her time to come and judge the pets. Awards were given to Candice Mitchem and dachshund, Oscar, for having the “Biggest Paws” and Oscar was the “First Place Overall” winner; Miranda Smith and Buddy the Shih Tzu, received “Second Place Overall” and “Biggest Pet”; Sarah Ray ... (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 12:59:58 GMT)

First-Step Test For Patients With Crohn's Disease Should Be PET/CT
The molecular imaging power of PET/CT is invaluable in noninvasively monitoring Crohn's disease - a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract that mainly affects young people, according to a study released by Belgian scientists at the 54th Annual Meeting of SNM, the world's largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals. [click link for full article] (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 13:03:27 GMT)

A First: Simultaneous PET/MR Images Of The Brain Debut, Increase Molecular Imaging Capabilities
The world's first PET/MR images of the human brain - taken simultaneously by positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and magnetic resonance (MR) - debuted during the 54th Annual Meeting of SNM, the world's largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals, June 2-6 in Washington, D.C. [click link for full article] (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 13:08:10 GMT)

Pet Owners Get Hurricane Protection
Florida pet owners have installed ID chips in their pets in case of hurricanes. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 13:18:40 GMT)

Perfect pet just waiting for you
PARK HILLS — The perfect family pet could be just a phone call away at the Park Hills Pound. The local pound has a beautiful female Border Collie that is very friendly. This one loves attention and would make a great family pet. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 14:09:20 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK: Teddy
TEDDY , a 7-month-old Airedale mix, loves toys, going for walks and spending time with people. He's great with everyone, including children, and would make a nice family pet. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 14:44:05 GMT)

Woman, grandchildren safe after attack by family pet
DOVER -- Often described as man's best friend, when a family's pet German shepherd suddenly and viciously turned on a woman and her two grandchildren last week, they found that man's best friend can sometimes also be his worst enemy. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 20:04:54 GMT)

Clovis pet of the week 4-8 June 2007
Clovis Animal Shelter pet of the week 4-8 June 2007. Recommend this story? Please follow and enforce these guidelines: 1. No flaming. Do not be hostile. (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:13:52 GMT)

Pet rabbit is rescued from blaze
A rabbit is rescued from a blaze by firefighters and given oxygen therapy after a fire breaks out in a garage. (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 11:19:53 GMT)

Girl Scout Pet Show
Girl Scout Troop 128 hosted a pet show on April 28, 2007, at the Bill Whitener Pavilion. Dr. Martha McGraw graciously gave of her time to come and judge the pets. Awards were given to Candice Mitchem and dachshund, Oscar, for having the “Biggest Paws” and Oscar was the “First Place Overall” winner; Miranda Smith and Buddy the Shih Tzu, received “Second Place Overall” and “Biggest Pet”; Sarah Ray ... (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 13:44:38 GMT)

CBS 5 Auditions 'Stupid Pet Tricks'
6/9/07 - CBS 5 opened its doors for Valley residents to audition their pets for David Letterman's 'Stupid Pet Tricks.' Click through our slideshow for some hilarious moments. (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 14:47:18 GMT)

Pet owners hurt by recall find comfort
CHARLOTTE -- More than 150 pet food brands have been recalled since March. The recalled items are thought to be responsible for more than 100 pet deaths and even more pet illnesses. (Sun, 10 Jun 2007 17:17:29 GMT)

Motorbike torched, pet squirrel at issue
A Israeli man has been indicted on arson charges for allegedly torching another man's motorbike because he wouldn't hand over his pet squirrel. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 00:04:44 GMT)

Woman, grandchildren safe after attack by family pet
DOVER -- Often described as man's best friend, when a family's pet German shepherd suddenly and viciously turned on a woman and her two grandchildren last week, they found that man's best friend can sometimes also be his worst enemy. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 01:07:02 GMT)

Motorbike torched, pet squirrel at issue
An Israeli man has been indicted on arson charges for allegedly torching another man's motorbike because he wouldn't hand over his pet squirrel.Anton Surami, 25, of Ramat Gan was indicted in Tel Aviv District Court Sunday, Ynetnews reported.The victim, whose name was not released, said he was carrying his pet squirrel in his fanny pack when Surami grabbed it and tried to take it with him. The man ... (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 01:12:50 GMT)

Homeless pet adoptions up in Mankato area
Pearle, a blind Labrador-German shepherd mix, is just one of many success stories for the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society so far in 2007. The dog came to the shelter months ago with a litter of puppies, all of which were adopted quickly because puppies are so cute. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 04:48:07 GMT)

Helping A Dog Become A Pet
In A Different Light| With EMMA PALMACCI An Occasional Feature In Java That Highlights People With Unusual Interests Outside The Office Making a transition from racing greyhound to ordinary house pet involves more than just adapting to a new family's schedule and figuring out where to pee. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 07:30:28 GMT)

Stores, pet owners look for alternatives to pet food after recall
A spokesperson for PetSmart said Friday that the company is concerned for consumers over the ongoing pet food recall. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 07:31:42 GMT)

Pet-food scare gets owners howling on Web
Ben Huh launched his Web site in February with the modest goal of helping Seattle-area residents find dog parks and pet stores. In the first month, Itchmo.com registered just 350 hits. Then came the March 16 recall of 60 million containers of pet food after reports of illnesses and deaths. Huh posted a few bits of information on the suspect foods and links to recall lists, and traffic to his site ... (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 10:20:51 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Greater Lafayette, Indiana
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 Indiana's Greater Lafayette region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 81st FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 1,100 cities and ... (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:30:00 GMT)

Pet Food and Pet Care Products Company Profile Helps You to Understand the Opportunities and Threats Facing the ...
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Pet Food and Pet Care Products Company Profile: Procter & Gamble Co to their offering. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:35:00 GMT)

Woman, grandchildren safe after attack by family pet
DOVER -- Often described as man's best friend, when a family's pet German shepherd suddenly and viciously turned on a woman and her two grandchildren last week, they found that man's best friend can sometimes also be his worst enemy. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 15:23:24 GMT)

Is Your Pet Sweatin' or Keeping it Cool?
Got a cool pet? Send us pictures of your pet by the pool or in the shade keeping it cool in the heat. Your cool pet will be featured in our photo galley on WTVM.com. And if your pet is the coolest he or she may be featured in one of our newscasts. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 16:12:48 GMT)

Is Your Pet Sweatin' or Keeping it Cool?
Got a cool pet? Send us pictures of your pet by the pool or in the shade keeping it cool in the heat. Your cool pet will be featured in our photo galley on WTVM.com. And if your pet is the coolest he or she may be featured in one of our newscasts. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 16:15:59 GMT)

Girl Scout Pet Show
Girl Scout Troop 128 hosted a pet show on April 28, 2007, at the Bill Whitener Pavilion. Dr. Martha McGraw graciously gave of her time to come and judge the pets. Awards were given to Candice Mitchem and dachshund, Oscar, for having the “Biggest Paws” and Oscar was the “First Place Overall” winner; Miranda Smith and Buddy the Shih Tzu, received “Second Place Overall” and “Biggest Pet”; Sarah Ray ... (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 16:29:58 GMT)

Adopted Kitten Dies From Tainted Pet Food
A kitten adopted from the Oregon Humane Society shelter died from pet food contaminated with melamine. The six-month-old kitten, named Sushi, is the first animal adopted from the shelter to have died from contaminated pet food. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 16:46:21 GMT)

Moody's to Review Central Garden & Pet
Moody's Investors Service on Monday placed the credit ratings of pet, lawn and garden products company Central Garden & Pet Co. under review for a possible downgrade. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:29:15 GMT)

Kitten dies from pet food contamination
PORTLAND - The Oregon Humane Society has confirmed the first known death of an animal adopted from the Portland shelter by pet food contaminated with melamine. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:36:27 GMT)

Kitten dies from pet food contamination
PORTLAND - The Oregon Humane Society has confirmed the first known death of an animal adopted from the Portland shelter by pet food contaminated with melamine. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 21:58:34 GMT)

Katrina pet killings
There's a disturbing story just emerging from the floodwaters of hurricane Katrina. A class-action lawsuit was filed Monday in suburban New Orleans by pet owners, who say their animals were needlessly slaughtered by sheriff's deputies in the days after the storm. (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 22:14:06 GMT)

New Orleans Pet Owners File Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit was filed Monday by nine New Orleans pet owners who say their dogs were needlessly slaughtered after Hurricane Katrina. | | The pet owners blame the loss of their pets on the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Department claiming they were reckless and showed callous disregard after they left their animals in their care. | | An animal protection group documented animal... (Mon, 11 Jun 2007 22:42:42 GMT)

Family wants refund from Mid-South pet cemetery
The death of a pet would be hard on anyone but one Mid-South couple say that what they are going through is just too much to bear. Little Duffy was Bob and Dot Kopacek's faithful pet for 17 years. "He (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 01:38:44 GMT)

Pet Minder trained in pet first aid, CPR
Leslie Soden, of Pet Minders, Lawrence, has received a certificate in pet first aid and CPR, through a class offered by the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 05:16:39 GMT)

Lynx owner vows to keep fighting for pet
Nevermind that Dan Vitilio has been ordered to get rid of his pet Siberian lynx - immediately - three times now. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 07:05:56 GMT)

Bella Creature Comforts Pet Bedding Wins a Pet Products International Editors' Choice Award for 2007
Bella Creature Comforts, LLC patent pending, veterinarian endorsed pet bedding wins a coveted 2007 Pet Product News International Editors' Choice Award for both the Bella Bed™ and Bella Binky™ . (PRWeb Jun 12, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/UGlnZy1NYWduLUVtcHQtQ291cC1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 07:17:37 GMT)

Clovis pet of the week 28 May-1 June 2007.
Clovis Animal Shelter pet of the week 28 May-1 June 2007. Recommend this story? (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 08:23:31 GMT)

Patriotic Pet event planned
Pet Supplies "Plus" wants to find out how patriotic your pet is. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 09:10:54 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. CEO, Ralph Steckel, Updates Shareholders
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. -- www.petecology.com -- CEO and President, Ralph J. Steckel, today announced the following statement, "Pet Ecology is currently finalizing its SEC audit and is significantly paying down its accounts payable balance, while continuing to focus on its sales efforts. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

Digital Angel Corporation Receives Order to Supply Serbia with 200,000 Pet Microchips
SO. ST. PAUL, Minn.----Digital Angel Corporation , an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking and condition monitoring of high-value assets, announced today it has received an order to supply the Department of Veterinary Services in Serbia with 200,000 pet identification microchips. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

Applica Hires John M. Silvestri as President of LitterMaid(R) Pet Division
MIRAMAR, Fla.----Applica Consumer Products, Inc. today announced the appointment of John M. Silvestri as President of its LitterMaid® Pet Division. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:59:00 GMT)

Pet Grooming Dangers: The Move to Stop Hair Raising Tales
Deaths of dogs in the hands of their groomers is prompting change to protect pets from possible harm. You drop them off to get a haircut and a little pet pampering, and the last thing you may think is that your dog could actually be in danger. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:25:49 GMT)

Warren pet cemetery open for animal relocation
A Warren County pet cemetery that has closed will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday for people wishing to move their pets. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:45:38 GMT)

Girl Scout Pet Show
Girl Scout Troop 128 hosted a pet show on April 28, 2007, at the Bill Whitener Pavilion. Dr. Martha McGraw graciously gave of her time to come and judge the pets. Awards were given to Candice Mitchem and dachshund, Oscar, for having the “Biggest Paws” and Oscar was the “First Place Overall” winner; Miranda Smith and Buddy the Shih Tzu, received “Second Place Overall” and “Biggest Pet”; Sarah Ray ... (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:59:29 GMT)

Palo Alto police investigate stoning death of school's pet chicken
Palo Alto police are searching for the person who stoned a school's pet chicken to death over the weekend, Sgt. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 18:30:09 GMT)

Most popular pet names overlap with most popular kids' names
Cory Doctorow :Freakonomics rounds up several recent surveys of popular pet names in the US and the UK. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 19:14:28 GMT)

Digital Angel to supply Serbia with pet ID chips
Digital Angel Corp. said Tuesday that it received an order to supply Serbia with 200,000 pet identification microchips, which will assist the country in efforts to control stray pets. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 20:09:48 GMT)

Food drive helps animal shelters replace tainted pet chow
Animal shelters in the St. Louis area that lost food in recent recalls are getting help in a drive organized by a local pet magazine. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 20:10:47 GMT)

Menu Foods units plunge 25 per cent after loss of 'significant' pet-food customer
Colin Perkel June 12, 2007 - 6:14 p.m. TORONTO (CP) - Units in Menu Foods Income Fund (TSX:MEW.UN) shed more than one quarter of their value Tuesday as investors and customers continued to desert a beleaguered pet-food giant still struggling to put a months-old poisoning scandal behind it. (Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:24:42 GMT)

Pet owners stand by vet in dog-beating case
A day after a West Valley veterinarian made headlines for allegedly injuring a dog in his care, some pet owners who used Dr. Joshua Winston's services expressed shock but also defended him as a caring, compassionate physician. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 00:36:50 GMT)

FDA rules out painkiller as pet food contaminant
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ruled out acetaminophen as a pet food contaminant after a Texas lab insisted it found the painkiller in numerous varieties. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 03:19:12 GMT)

Pet adopt-a-thon to be held in Fulton
The Oswego County Animal Welfare League, along with the SPCA, will be holding a pet adopt-a-thon Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. in Fulton. The two agencies will be accepting adoption applications for cats and dogs. There will also be coffee and baked goods available. Pictured promoting the event are, from left, Dave Allen and Angie Lobello of Tractor Supply ... (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 04:18:58 GMT)

Pet owners stand by veterinarian accused of hitting, injuring dog
A day after a West Valley veterinarian made headlines over an injury to a dog in his care, some pet owners who used Joshua Winston's services expressed shock but also defended him as a caring, compassionate vet. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 08:56:13 GMT)

Building design expected to help pet adoption
With plans for a new Peninsula Humane Society home approved by the City Council, officials believe pet adoption rates and volunteer turnout will spike after construction is complete. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:11:29 GMT)

Peace of Mind Pet Trust Launches to Save 500,000 Abandoned Pets This Year
Peace of Mind Pet Trust today launched with a mission: provide a better life for the 500,000 pets that are left to the disposition of the state each year when their owners die or become incapacitated. Peace of Mind Pet Trust (POMPT) is the nation's most competitively priced bona fide pet trust established by a licensed trust attorney: http://www.peaceofmindpettrust.com/. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:49:48 GMT)

Jamie's got a Crawley pet
SOME drinkers take their trusty labrador to the local pub - but one Crawley man brings along his pet python for company. Jamie Perkinson, from Caburn Heights in Southgate, visits town watering holes with his beloved albino Burmese python coiled around his neck. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 11:44:12 GMT)

Closed Pet Cemetery Will Reopen Briefly Wednesday
A closed pet cemetery just south of the Polk-Warren County line will open for a short time Wednesday. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 11:46:51 GMT)

Peace of Mind Pet Trust Launches to Save 500,000 Abandoned Pets This Year
Peace of Mind Pet Trust today launched with a mission: provide a better life for the 500,000 pets that are left to the disposition of the state each year when their owners die or become incapacitated. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 12:37:08 GMT)

Phoenix Beverage Launches Aloe Breeze Beverage Line in PowerFlex(TM) PET Bottles from Amcor ...
Manchester, MI - (May 22, 2007) - Phoenix Beverage Corp., Phoenix, AZ has launched its new organic Aloe Breeze(TM) beverage line in 16.9-ounce dome-top PowerFlex(TM) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles from Amcor PET Packaging. The company positions Aloe Breeze "as the first USDA certified organic drink line that harnesses the power of super-nutrient aloe vera and infuses it with exotic, ... (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 12:38:08 GMT)

Girl Scout Pet Show
Girl Scout Troop 128 hosted a pet show on April 28, 2007, at the Bill Whitener Pavilion. Dr. Martha McGraw graciously gave of her time to come and judge the pets. Awards were given to Candice Mitchem and dachshund, Oscar, for having the “Biggest Paws” and Oscar was the “First Place Overall” winner; Miranda Smith and Buddy the Shih Tzu, received “Second Place Overall” and “Biggest Pet”; Sarah Ray ... (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 16:18:58 GMT)

OCTA congratulates new pet partners
Three Pet Partner Teams recently passed the Delta Society Evaluation and are going to work with Oregon Coast Therapy Animals. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 16:20:40 GMT)

Knoxville pet shelter opens store to sell discount pet medications
The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley has opened a store in North Knoxville to offer pet medications at prices lower than available on the Internet. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 19:19:05 GMT)

Food drive helps animal shelters replace tainted pet chow
Animal shelters in the St. Louis area that lost food in recent recalls are getting help in a drive organized by a local pet magazine. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 19:49:00 GMT)

Pet Foods Test Positive for Painkiller
Consumer Affairs reports that a Texas lab found acetaminophen in two Menu Foods pet food samples. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:13:56 GMT)

Food drive helps animal shelters replace tainted pet chow
Animal shelters in the St. Louis area that lost food in recent recalls are getting help in a drive organized by a local pet magazine. (Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:54:44 GMT)

TACOMA: Puget Sound Pet Pavilion plans summer animal adoption events
Animal lovers can adopt a pet at monthly adoption events this summer in Tacoma. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 08:31:09 GMT)

High Growth Forecasted for the Pet Travel and Convenience Products Market
LYON, France----Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the worldwide pet industry is now available to its catalogue. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 08:45:00 GMT)

Hansen: Pet owners grieve again
Eternity is supposed to last forever. At the makeshift little pet cemetery on the south side of County Line Road between Fleur Drive and Southwest... (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 09:15:23 GMT)

Burglars drug family's pet dog
BURGLARS who stole a couple’s holiday savings fed their pet dog sleeping pills to keep it quiet. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:40:41 GMT)

Pet Spot ready to be top dog
How much is that puppy in the window? Depending on whether it's a mini Dachshund or a Bichon Friese, it's somewhere in the $999 to $1,700 range. The cute puppies are what lure customers into the new Pet Spot shop at Ward Warehouse, but it's the merchandise inside that co-owners Paul Lazor and Dave Pang count as the important bulk of sales. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 12:05:26 GMT)

After Budget Agreement, Pet Projects Surface
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn may have already sealed this year's budget deal with a kiss, but individual council members are still working behind the scenes for their pet projects. WNYC's Bob He.... (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 15:51:06 GMT)

Girl Scout Pet Show
Girl Scout Troop 128 hosted a pet show on April 28, 2007, at the Bill Whitener Pavilion. Dr. Martha McGraw graciously gave of her time to come and judge the pets. Awards were given to Candice Mitchem and dachshund, Oscar, for having the “Biggest Paws” and Oscar was the “First Place Overall” winner; Miranda Smith and Buddy the Shih Tzu, received “Second Place Overall” and “Biggest Pet”; Sarah Ray ... (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 17:00:30 GMT)

Cooper - Pet Of The Week Winner!
This week's Pet of the Week is Cooper. The picture was sent by Dusty Stone from Aiken, South Carolina. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 18:18:26 GMT)

Premier PET Imaging of Jacksonville Receives ACR Accreditation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.----Premier PET Imaging of Jacksonville, LLC announced today that it has received accreditation by the American College of Radiology for oncology, brain and cardiac procedures. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 18:37:00 GMT)

Picking a Perfect Pet
Sooner or later, every parent is going to have to answer the question: Can I have a pet? (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 19:49:17 GMT)

New Policy Limits Time For Pet Drop-Offs At City Shelters
In an effort to reduce the number of animals euthanized at city shelters, a new policy will limit when pet owners can drop off unwanted cats, dogs and rabbits, Animal Services officials say. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 20:35:30 GMT)

Man jailed for feeding puppy to pet boa
A man who coated a 3-week-old puppy in cooking oil and fed it to his pet boa constrictor was sentenced to 90 days in jail Thursday. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 22:32:19 GMT)

Man gets jail time for feeding puppy to pet snake
PHOENIX — A man who coated a 3-week-old puppy in cooking oil and fed it to his pet boa constrictor was sentenced to 90 days in jail today. (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 22:43:42 GMT)

Man jailed for feeding puppy to pet boa
A man who coated a 3-week-old puppy in cooking oil and fed it to his pet boa constrictor was sentenced to 90 days in jail Thursday. Joseph Beadle, 40, also must serve two years' probation. He pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in March and has already spent 51 days in jail while his case was pending. Police said Beadle poured cooking oil onto the mixed-breed puppy to make it easier for the snake to ... (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 22:52:20 GMT)

Man Jailed for Feeding Puppy to Pet Boa
A man who coated a 3-week-old puppy in cooking oil and fed it to his pet boa constrictor was sentenced to 90 days in jail Thursday. Joseph Beadle, 40, also must serve two years' probation. He pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in March and has already... (Thu, 14 Jun 2007 23:12:34 GMT)

Elderly poodle mauled at pet resort for dogs
One of the last things Bette Schwartz told workers at the Holliston Meadows Pet Resort before she left for California earlier this week was not to let her elderly poodle, J.D., go near any other dogs. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 03:17:24 GMT)

House Agreement Ends Impasse Over Lawmakers? Pet Projects
Democrats and Republicans in the House reached agreement Thursday night on how to handle the lawmaker pet projects known as ?earmarks.? (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 03:38:37 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Shadow is a beautiful 3-year-old beagle/Labrador retriever mix. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 06:28:03 GMT)

Protect your pet
If your animal became hurt or ill, could you afford medical care? Pet health insurance can offer peace of mind - and big savings. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:03:55 GMT)

Pet subjects
Celia Haddon answers your pet-related queries. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:10:13 GMT)

Elderly poodle mauled at Holliston pet resort
HOLLISTON - One of the last things Bette Schwartz told workers at the Holliston Meadows Pet Resort before she left for California earlier this week was not to let her elderly poodle, J.D., go near any... (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 12:12:18 GMT)

EA Announces The Sims Pet Stories Hits Store Shelves Today
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.----Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that The Sims Pet Stories for the PC has arrived on retail shelves. Featuring engaging characters and easy-to-play storylines that are sure to entertain both new and experienced players, The Sims Pet Stories is the latest game from The Sims Stories, a series of casual laptop games from EA's The Sims franchise. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Pet Network bill to protect animals passes
A bill authored by Pet Network making it illegal for animals to be left inside vehicles during extreme weather conditions was signed by Gov. Jim Gibbons Wednesday. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:10:11 GMT)

Elderly poodle killed at pet resort for dogs
One of the last things Bette Schwartz told workers at the Holliston Meadows Pet Resort before she left for California earlier this week was not to let her elderly poodle, J.D., go near any other dogs. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:19:49 GMT)

Elderly Poodle Killed At Holliston Pet Resort
A Framingham woman wants a local pet resort shut down because her 18-year-old poodle was mauled and killed by another dog while she was out of state. More Animal Stories More Local News (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:52:00 GMT)

Pet rat snake found in woodland
Police appeal for the owner of a 6ft-long pet rat snake to come forward after it was discovered in woodland. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:15:17 GMT)

Girl Scout Pet Show
Girl Scout Troop 128 hosted a pet show on April 28, 2007, at the Bill Whitener Pavilion. Dr. Martha McGraw graciously gave of her time to come and judge the pets. Awards were given to Candice Mitchem and dachshund, Oscar, for having the “Biggest Paws” and Oscar was the “First Place Overall” winner; Miranda Smith and Buddy the Shih Tzu, received “Second Place Overall” and “Biggest Pet”; Sarah Ray ... (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:12:58 GMT)

Ruff House pet store to hold grand opening
Midway Driller Staff Writer Ruff House Pet Store was started in Donnie and Jennifer Richesin's minds when they were traveling to Ventura making wedding plans. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:30:08 GMT)

EA launches Sims Pet Stories
Electronic Arts (EA) has launched Sims Pet Stories, a PC game based on Sims 2 Pets, which has sold more than five million units worldwide. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 19:46:41 GMT)

Pet alligator missing from Hebron acreage
A 3½- to 4-foot pet alligator is missing from an enclosed pen at an acreage northwest of Hebron. Thayer County Sheriff David Lee said it was reported earlier this week that the alligator either had escaped or was taken. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 20:38:25 GMT)

Put your pet's photo in our 2008 calendar
The Friends of the Payson Humane Society are proud to present another great fund-raiser. Let your pet have 24 hours of fame by giving it a day on our calendar. Since each day has a space for a pet photo, we need 366 pictures to fill the 2008 calendar. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 23:26:06 GMT)

Tips for 'Take Your Pet to Work Day'
The Hawaiian Humane Society is offering tips to people who plan to participate in "Take Your Pet to Work Day," an annual day when businesses are encouraged to welcome employees bringing their pets to the workplace. The day will be observed on June 22. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 23:33:07 GMT)

City Budget Includes Millions In Lawmakers' Pet Projects
The City Council passed a nearly $60 billion budget Friday which includes millions of dollars for lawmakers' pet projects. NY1’s Michael Scotto filed the following report. (Fri, 15 Jun 2007 23:54:04 GMT)

Venango Humane Society's annual children's pet show slated June 27
Photo by Jerry Sowden - Ryder Smith, 12, and his dog, Kay, a three-year-old golden retriever, play on Ryder's grandmother's front porch on Elk Street in Franklin. Ryder is planning to enter Kay in the children's pet show conducted by the Venango County Humane Society. (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 04:05:16 GMT)

Pet resort takes heat after pooch attacks
Two cases in which small dogs have been set upon by larger ones at a Holliston "pet resort" have the pooches' owners barking mad and the operator of the kennel profusely apologizing. On... (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 04:15:37 GMT)

Perry slashes $570 million in 'pet pork projects'
Gov. Rick Perry lambasted "pet pork projects" in higher education Friday as he slashed $570 million from the state's next two-year budget and criticized lawmakers for not offering a bigger tax break to homeowners. (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 06:00:24 GMT)

Pet Connection: Can dogs and cats get along? You bet
Can cats and dogs get along? While cats and dogs scheming against each other is a comedic staple, millions of real-life cats and dogs live in harmony, and millions of people feel no family would be complete without at least one of each pet. (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 07:11:59 GMT)

Fallout from pet food continues
The stink from the tainted pet food crisis continues to waft across the land. And numbers are surfacing. As many as 39,000 dogs and cats have been injured or killed by contaminated pet food, according to Banfield Pet Hospitals, which operates 615 veterinary clinics across the country. (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 07:45:14 GMT)

Pet-Shop Fire: Supporters Lend a Paw: Pet friends rally after fire
Dr. Chris Kelley, a veterinarian at the Small Animal Hospital of Owasso, holds kittens that survived a fire at Pet Stop, 12332 E. 86th St. North, in Owasso. The hospital is caring for and adopting out animals that survived the fire. (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 07:45:34 GMT)

Pet Calendar
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton Farmers Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: VHS; Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats/dogs. (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 10:22:22 GMT)

PET PHOTO CONTEST: Does the camera love your pet?
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, one of the leading organizations raising public awareness on pet adoptions, spaying, neutering and animal abuse, has launched the PetStyle Contest. The contest is co-sponsored by Dog.com. (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 12:13:21 GMT)

Girl Scout Pet Show
Girl Scout Troop 128 hosted a pet show on April 28, 2007, at the Bill Whitener Pavilion. Dr. Martha McGraw graciously gave of her time to come and judge the pets. Awards were given to Candice Mitchem and dachshund, Oscar, for having the “Biggest Paws” and Oscar was the “First Place Overall” winner; Miranda Smith and Buddy the Shih Tzu, received “Second Place Overall” and “Biggest Pet”; Sarah Ray ... (Sat, 16 Jun 2007 15:14:59 GMT)

Hong Kong watches pet shops after finding bird flu
Source: Reuters HONG KONG, June 17 (Reuters) - Hong Kong is keeping a close watch on pet shops after finding the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in the faeces of a daurian starling in a city store. In a statement ... (Sun, 17 Jun 2007 04:49:11 GMT)

Some Texas lawmakers opt to disclose pet projects
Some Texans in Congress have beaten their colleagues to the punch in shining sunlight on the secretive process of funding pet projects. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, began posting all of his funding requests on his Web site about a year ago — making him one of the first members of Congress to do so, his staff says. (Sun, 17 Jun 2007 05:59:22 GMT)

Mobile PET/CT Staff More Exposed To Radiation, Study Shows
UK researchers call for more staff dose awareness and training when it comes to mobile PET/CT scanners, after their study investigated radiation exposure doses to technical staff involved in the various phases of patient scanning, in special during patient injection. The work, led by Mr. [click link for full article] (Sun, 17 Jun 2007 07:15:39 GMT)

Alligator kept as pet will be taken to Florida
Jojo isn’t your average pet in need of rescue. (Sun, 17 Jun 2007 11:00:38 GMT)

Prohibited Pet Sale Law: Is it Enforced?
Puppies and kittens are cute and cuddly, but selling them is against the law at any flea market or parking lot according to Berkley County ordinance 050520. The law passed last year, but News 2 checked out the enforcement of the ordinance in Ladson. (Sun, 17 Jun 2007 22:24:13 GMT)

Geneva pet owners face a dog's life
Dog owners in Geneva will have to undergo a special course to learn how to keep their pooches in line, under a new local law voted Sunday. (Sun, 17 Jun 2007 22:27:43 GMT)

Calif. pet lovers at odds on spay/neuter legislation
The fur is flying in California over a proposed first-in-the-nation law that would impose fines on most dog and cat owners who fail to get their pets "fixed." (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 01:48:47 GMT)

Family pet pig takes cross-county journey
Bradford — When Jan Roth's young potbellied pig disappeared from her yard in western Miami County, she was certain he'd met his maker. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:39:28 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Bethesda, Maryland
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Maryland's Bethesda region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 85th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 1,100 cities and towns ... (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:30:00 GMT)

Pet Food Concerns to Drive Double-Digit Growth in Alternatives: Study
JUNE 18, 2007 -- NEW YORK - Alternative pet foods are emerging as the primary beneficiaries of the recent pet food recall crisis, and could enjoy double-digit growth rates over the next two years as traditional mass-produced foods suffer from the perception they might be less safe, according to a new study by market research firm Packaged Facts. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 12:21:14 GMT)

HPG Turns LITTLEST PET SHOP into ''Big'' Licensing Business
PAWTUCKET, R.I.----HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro, Inc. , today announced that its global licensing portfolio supporting LITTLEST PET SHOP, the fastest growing girls' brand in the toy industry based on a line of cute and collectible pets, has doubled, from 45 deals to more than 90, in less than a year. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 12:35:00 GMT)

Indiana Woman Killed In Attack By Pet Dog
(CONNERSVILLE, IN) - Authorities say a 63-year-old Connersville woman was attacked and killed by her pet dog. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 12:42:36 GMT)

Woman killed by her own pet dog
A 1-year-old dog turned on its owner, killing her with bites to her throat and arm, authorities said. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 12:55:50 GMT)

LLR Partners Provides $10 Million of Growth Capital to Pet Food Direct, Inc.
PHILADELPHIA----LLR Partners Inc. announced the completion of a $10 million equity investment in Pet Food Direct, Inc. , a leading direct retailer and marketer of pet food, supplies and accessories. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

SFMHS could become pet-friendly emergency shelter
South Fort Myers High School might soon serve as a pet-friendly emergency shelter. Lee County emergency managers are working with school district and animal services officials to search for shelters that can handle pets as well as people. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 13:02:13 GMT)

Equity fund invests in Web-based pet food firm
LLR Partners Inc. said Monday it has made a $10 million equity investment in Pet Food Direct Inc., an Internet pet-food retailer based in Harleysville, Pa. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 13:48:46 GMT)

Benefits of Pet Hugs
Pet therapy can help people dealing with a range of life issues. Whether it's an abused child, a patient overcoming surgery or an elderly individual looking for companionship, pets have tremendous healing powers that, in some cases, cannot be matched by human interaction. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:13:28 GMT)

Humane Society Sues South Florida Pet Seller
The Humane Society of the United States has filed a class action lawsuit against the Wizard of Claws pet store in Pembroke Pines. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:15:00 GMT)

Indiana woman attacked, killed at her home by one of her two pet dogs
CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An woman was attacked and killed by one of her two pet dogs at her home on the weekend, authorities said. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 15:14:36 GMT)

Woman killed in attack by pet dog
Authorities say a 63-year-old Connersville woman was attacked and killed by her pet dog. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 16:36:44 GMT)

Humane Society sues Broward pet store
The Humane Society of the United States has organized a class-action lawsuit involving more than 100 individuals who contend that a Pembroke Pines pet store sold them unheathly puppies. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 19:49:27 GMT)

Pet Expert Steve Dale Joins American Humane Association's Board of Directors
The American Humane Association announced that Steve Dale, syndicated pet columnist and radio personality, has joined the organization's board of directors. The national nonprofit formalized the addition of Dale during its quarterly meeting on June 9. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 20:29:00 GMT)

'Civilized city' orders pet droppings pickup
Palmer is getting tough on pet owners who don't clean up their pets' droppings. The City Council has passed a "scoop-the-poop" law requiring pet owners to clean up after their pets or face penalties. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 20:33:13 GMT)

Lankan housemaid 'forced to eat pet cat's food'
BAHRAIN: A Sri Lankan housemaid who alleged that she was often forced to eat scraps of food thrown to the pet cat as she was hungry, was rescued from her Bahraini sponsor's allegedly abusive family and was set to fly home. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 20:43:48 GMT)

MONACA (2) - Pet store owner cited
Pet store owner cited The owner of a Monaca pet store was charged by the state's Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement with selling dogs though his store's kennel hadn't been properly certified. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 21:24:02 GMT)

Lynwood Pet Store Owner Accused Of Animal Cruelty
The owner/operator of a Lynwood pet store is indicted on a series of animal-cruelty charges. (Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:20:30 GMT)

Pet owners also grieve
The Pet Cemetery of Tucson has a new investor looking to breathe life into the business of helping bereaved pet owners. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 02:05:03 GMT)

House pet projects stay private despite promises
Despite the new Democratic congressional leadership's promise of "openness and transparency" in the budget process, a CNN survey of the House found it nearly impossible to get information on lawmakers' pet projects. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 02:15:40 GMT)

Proposed pet crematorium raises concerns among neighbors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Residents of a Flagstaff-area neighborhood are concerned about one man's plan to build a pet crematorium on his half-acre residential lot. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 02:25:52 GMT)

Pet shop owner accused of torturing cats and dogs
LOS ANGELES, 7:09 p.m. June 18 (AP): A pet store owner was indicted Monday for allegedly performing surgery on animals without anesthesia, suffocating them with rubber gloves and disposing of sick and dying pets in a trash bin. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 03:40:20 GMT)

Pet Shop Owner Charged With Torturing Animals
A Lynwood pet store owner has pleaded not guilty to 22 felony counts of animal cruelty, ranging from torture to mutilation. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 03:57:00 GMT)

Pet shop owner accused of torturing cats and dogs
Associated Press - June 19, 2007 12:04 AM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Lynwood pet store owner has pleaded not guilty to 22 felony counts of animal cruelty, ranging from torture to... (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 04:05:40 GMT)

Lather Of Love For Pet And Planet
Auckland 19 June 2007 - Creator of ecopet organics botanical pet care, Elinor McEwan is as passionate about her pets as she is about the planet and is sharing the love with bottles full of beautiful botanicals for pooches. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 04:34:46 GMT)

Class-action lawsuit claims Pembroke Pines pet store sold sick puppies
The U.S. Humane Society filed a class-action suit against Wizard of Claws on Monday, alleging the Pembroke Pines pet store, in violation of state laws, has defrauded customers by selling them sick animals with genetic diseases without full disclosure. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 05:17:59 GMT)

PEOPLE: Pet care firm honors stylist
Best Friends Pet Care Inc., a pet boarding company, recently gave Florence Gerst its Award of Excellence. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 07:16:48 GMT)

City to consider allowing outdoor pet adoption fairs
If the San Jose City Council approves a series of changes to the city's animal ordinance tonight, pet adoption fairs would no longer be limited to a few indoor venues - a change that rescue groups and shelters say is key to finding homes for hundreds more wayward cats and dogs. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 08:55:27 GMT)

Class-action lawsuit claims Pembroke Pines pet store sold sick puppies
The U.S. Humane Society filed a class-action suit against Wizard of Claws on Monday, alleging the Pembroke Pines pet store, in violation of state laws, has defrauded customers by selling them sick animals with genetic diseases without full disclosure. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:35:48 GMT)

Pet spot
Jun 19, 2007 — ANIMAL RESCUE'S PET OF THE WEEK is Charlie Brown, a sweet dog who was found along a back road in the Shrewsbury area. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 11:17:21 GMT)

Human Society files class-action lawsuit against pet store
The U-S Human Society has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Pembroke Pines pet store, alleging the owners sold sick animals with genetic diseases without telling customers. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 11:56:55 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Maryland's Silver Spring Region
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Maryland's Silver Spring region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 86th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 1,100 cities and towns ... (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:04:28 GMT)

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