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Bring your pet
The city of Calabasas and the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association will host the annual Fourth of July Pet Show at Calabasas Lake. All types of pets are welcome, including dogs, cats, snakes and lizards. Awards will be given in a variety of categories, including best ears, longest tail and sweetest smile. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 04:34:54 GMT)

Adopt a pet at Animal Control
Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control, 7115 De Castro Road, Winter Haven will have a pet adoption day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. All adoptions will be $25 and includes spay or neuter, rabies shots, tags and microchip. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 08:30:22 GMT)

Police dog accused of killing pet Chihuahua
Police are investigating the death of a pet Chihuahua after an off-duty police dog allegedly attacked it. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 08:35:35 GMT)

Startup claws way into lucrative pet supply market
WHEN LANE NEMETH heard about the contaminated pet food scandal that hit her industry in March, an eerie feeling crept over her. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 10:39:40 GMT)

Changing attitudes spur field of pet law
BAR HARBOR - Until recently, Michael Bosse’s legal career was devoted exclusively to the construction industry. Now, the Portland attorney is suing Menu Foods, the Canadian manufacturer whose tainted pet food sickened or killed thousands of dogs and cats throughout North America. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:22:40 GMT)

Wisconsin man faces charges in killing girlfriend's pet fish
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. A man accused of stomping a pet tropical fish to death during a dispute with a girlfriend faces charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. Anastacio Molina Jr., 40, of Sheboygan, was charged Wednesday in Sheboygan County Circuit Court. The criminal complaint said police were called to Molina's home about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after a caller said he was destroying ... (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:13:25 GMT)

Embrace Pet Insurance Launches HR Benefits Program
Psychologists have a name for it: the 'humanization' of pets; 63% of U.S. households have pets(1), and they are frequently considered 'one of the family.' So, when a pet gets sick or is injured, a 'pet parent' can be distraught. Couple this with the possibility of a gigantic vet bill and the stresses of a full-time job, and an employer of a pet parent probably has a worker productivity problem on ... (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:13:38 GMT)

Wisconsin man accused of stomping pet fish
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - A man accused of stomping a pet tropical fish to death during a dispute with a girlfriend faces charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:31:02 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. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 13:16:08 GMT)

Wis. man accused of stomping pet fish
A Sheboygan man accused of stomping a pet tropical fish to death during a dispute with a girlfriend faces charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:45:26 GMT)

Wis. Man Charged With Killing Pet Fish
A man accused of stomping a pet tropical fish to death during a dispute with a girlfriend faces charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. More Crime News More Wisconsin News (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:08:00 GMT)

Pet Alien Coming Soon to Nintendo DS
Prepare yourselves for an alien invasion! The Game Factory today announce that Pet Alien - exclusive to Nintendo DS - will be taking over shelves across the UK from 14th September 2007. Featuring both ... (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:13:55 GMT)

Governor will veto three pet projects
Three lawmaker pet projects will be among several items Gov. Jon S. Corzine will veto when he signs the state budget Thursday, two high-ranking Statehouse officials said. Among the projects to get the ax are a plan to give legislators special perks at Newark Bears games, funding for a group affiliated with the Million Man March and money for emergency and community services administered by the ... (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:29:02 GMT)

Driver pleads guilty for hitting Lynnwood pet store worker
Associated Press - June 28, 2007 12:55 PM ET EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A man who ran over a Lynnwood pet store employee who was trying to save a duck is likely headed to prison. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:11:09 GMT)

Owen, Ozzzy And Oona - Pet Of The Week Winners!
This week's Pet of the Week winners are Owen, Ozzzy and Oona, sent by Kim Gibbons from Harlem, GA. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:43:08 GMT)

Pet of the week
This week fs pet of the week is Scooter. Scooter just turned three and celebrated with a birthday party. She belongs to John Rodgers of Trumann. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 20:16:28 GMT)

No Oscar: Pet fish faces final act
A man accused of stomping a pet tropical fish to death during a dispute with a girlfriend faces charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. Anastacio Molina Jr., 40, was charged Wednesday in Sheboygan County Circuit Court. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 21:57:38 GMT)

Save-A-Pet Fundraiser
Save-A-Pet at the Dothan animal shelter will be serving up pizza to help raise money for one of its programs. (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:04:38 GMT)

Pet Pics
Send us your pet pictures! Now you can upload your pet pictures directly to azfamily.com. If your picture is selected, it will appear in our Pet Pix Gallery. This is not a contest, we just want to share your favorite pet photos with the world! (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:18:59 GMT)

Some pet gadgets can be beastly while others are beneficial
Sure, bark-control collars and self-cleaning litter boxes may make your life easier. But does such pet tech really do right by your four-legged friend? (Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:32:47 GMT)

Movie Review: Pet Sematary Two
When someone kindly asks you not to bury your childhood pet and/or loved one in the ancient Indian burial ground just over the hill, it might be a wise decision to leave well enough alone. Resurrecting the recently deceased almost always ends in anguish, turmoil, and several buckets of juicy red bloodshed. Even if you think you've got the corpse's best interest in mind, chances are you're only ... (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 03:35:24 GMT)

Pet doe gives birth to twins
An eastern Ontario couple's pet deer has given birth to twins conceived after she was seized by the Ontario government last fall. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 04:04:16 GMT)

Origins of pet cats traced to Mideast
Inside the cells of your pet cat lies a history book, a story that stretches back to when humans first settled into civilizations and discovered agriculture. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 06:56:43 GMT)

Pet Tales: Josh was a welcome addition for Arroyo Grande family
Maybe it’s fate that brings us our wonderful pet companions. Gizmo was brought into our lives by Trent’s co-worker who had found the kitten but couldn’t keep him because of allergies. Now, I can’t imagine my life without the rambunctious cat — although I might get more sleep. Jody Cooper of Arroyo Grande sent me a story of Josh, the wonder dog who almost wasn’t. In 1998 Cooper saw a notice at a ... (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 07:44:06 GMT)

Boyfriend accused of stomping pet fish
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- A man accused of stomping a pet tropical fish to death during a dispute with a girlfriend faces charges. The girlfriend's 12-year-old son told police that Anastacio Molina Jr., 40, took the fish, an Oscar, out of its tank and stomped it to death. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:12:41 GMT)

Convenience Is Top Dog In Pet Care Products
Convenience remains one of the most influencing factors in the purchase of pet care products according to a new report from market researcher Packaged Facts.. Friday 29 June 2007 (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:23:39 GMT)

Pet shops, services big in O.C.
The pet products and services industry is big business, and they have their eye on Orange County. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:34:11 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. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 13:17:02 GMT)

Pet Alien landing in UK ( News )
The Game Factory is bringing Pet Alien to UK shops on 14th September. It's exclusive to the DS, and based on the CGI children's comedy of the same name which is shown in the UK on NickToons. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:35:48 GMT)

Scented sticks nix pet odors
Sure, you love your pet. But maybe not so much on the days when Fido is single-handedly responsible for making your home smell like the SPCA. Luckily, Xela has created two new varieties of fragrance diffusers called Furrever Scents, specifically designed to combat your furry friend's nastiest odors. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 15:25:03 GMT)

Pet coon Lily
Amanda Swindle plays with her pet raccoon, Lily, Wednesday afternoon. Amanda said the animal was starving and nearly dead when it was found about two months ago. She and her husband nursed it back to health and now the raccoon lives with them and follows them around just like a dog would. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 18:02:38 GMT)

Painting your pet’s personality
A St. Petersburg company is embarking on a new venture: pet portraits that are painted digitally. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 19:09:02 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This cat and her four kittens, two male and two female, are 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, 29 Jun 2007 19:21:35 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. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 20:46:24 GMT)

Owners could see new pet fee
GREENSBORO- Guilford County Public Health Officials are proposing pet fees that range from $10-20 per pet. Pet owners gathered Friday to discuss the idea of pet fees. Under the proposal pet owners would pay $20 per pet each year with proof of a rabies vaccination. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:09:05 GMT)

Pet subjects
Celia Haddon answers your pet-related queries. (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 23:35:58 GMT)

How To ... Have a pet rat
Those beady eyes. The twitchy whiskers. And that long naked tail. To you it says "vermin," maybe, but if you live with a pet rat, that's the look of true love. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 01:30:32 GMT)

pet calendar
Tell pet-lover Mary Lendzion about your pet events. Call 313-222-2144; e-mail mlendzion@freepress.com; fax 313-222-5985, or write Mary Lendzion, Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, 48226. Visit www.freep.com/calendar to see even more pet events. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 02:42:47 GMT)

Baby monkeys stolen from Sevierville pet store
Two baby marmoset monkeys have been stolen from the Exotic Pet Center in Sevierville. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 03:44:38 GMT)

Perfect pet ready for adoption
FARMINGTON — The Wags and Purrs Animal Adoption Center has the No.1 requested Adopt a Pet dog available for adoption. The local shelter has a full-blooded long-haired female dachshund named Gretchen. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 04:10:27 GMT)

Guilty plea in pet duck case
A Seattle man has pleaded guilty to hitting a pet store employee with his car as she tried to save a duck. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 04:10:37 GMT)

Perfect pet ready for adoption
FARMINGTON — The Wags and Purrs Animal Adoption Center has the No.1 requested Adopt a Pet dog available for adoption. The local shelter has a full-blooded long-haired female dachshund named Gretchen. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 06:25:26 GMT)

Pet owners clash over fees
GREENSBORO — A Guilford County pet license program would encourage responsible pet ownership and strengthen enforcement of animal laws. Or it would impose a needless tax on law-abiding residents. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 07:04:11 GMT)

Startup claws way into lucrative pet supply market
WHEN LANE NEMETH heard about the contaminated pet food scandal that hit her industry in March, an eerie feeling crept over her. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 10:10:27 GMT)

Lawmakers add pet projects to budget
COLUMBUS - From stopping police from issuing tickets to motorists solely for not using seat belts to potentially allowing more mercury to be released into the air in Toledo, state lawmakers busily added pet projects to the state budget in the hours and days before it was approved. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 10:44:18 GMT)

Pet Adoption sites
PET ADOPTION on July 4: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maggie Valley Summer Arts and Crafts Show at the Festival Fairgrounds. To see pets available for adoption, visit www.sargeandfriends.org or www.petfinder.com. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 12:15:36 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. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 13:15:17 GMT)

Protect your pet during loud events
With the Fourth of July comes fireworks. With summer comes thunderstorms. Both are loud noises that may frighten pets. Veterinarian Dean Wilkinson released a list of tips for helping a pet cope with the loud noises. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 14:51:29 GMT)

Perfect pet ready for adoption
FARMINGTON — The Wags and Purrs Animal Adoption Center has the No.1 requested Adopt a Pet dog available for adoption. The local shelter has a full-blooded long-haired female dachshund named Gretchen. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 16:58:54 GMT)

Pet owners, step up
Recently I was leaving my house for work. As I walked toward my car I noticed a large grey dog, probably around 50 or 60 pounds, standing on the sidewalk staring at me. This dog was alone, with no leash or owner in sight, and was clearly a pet as it appeared well-groomed and had a collar. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 17:40:33 GMT)

Marmoset monkeys stolen from exotic pet store in East Tennessee
Associated Press - June 30, 2007 3:35 PM ET SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say two baby marmoset monkeys were stolen from an exotic pet store in Sevierville. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 19:47:49 GMT)

Marmoset monkeys stolen from exotic pet store in East Tennessee
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say two baby marmoset monkeys were stolen from an exotic pet store in Sevierville. The thief walked past such exotic creatures as parrots, pythons, macaws, chinchillas (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 20:03:09 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. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 21:20:23 GMT)

Moore County Pet Panel Shifting Focus to Aberdeen
Moore County's pet panel -- formally known as the Citizens' Pet Responsibility Committee -- is in the process of shifting community focus from Robbins to Aberdeen. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 22:08:49 GMT)

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