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Pet fair set in San Jose
A pet fair and low-cost nail clipping clinic for cats and dogs will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Alum Rock Youth Center in San Jose. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 05:27:15 GMT)

China bans two food exporters amid pet food scare
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has cancelled the business licences of two firms that exported wheat protein tainted with toxic chemicals that wound up in pet food in the United States, a senior quality control official said on Friday. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 07:12:35 GMT)

Pet Tales: Pets also need to remain cool as temperatures soar
It’s getting hot these days. Here are some cool ideas for your pooches: • Outdoor dogs need shade and lots of cool water. Fill plastic gallon milk containers three-quarters full with water and stick them in the freezer overnight. Set them out in the yard during the day; they’re nice portable coolers for your pet and provide water as the ice melts. •Wetting a dog’s ears and the pads of its feet ... (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 07:16:53 GMT)

County won't block agency's enforcement of pet licensing
SAN ANTONIO HEIGHTS - The sudden enforcement of pet licensing fees in this quiet foothill community has led residents to their San Bernardino County supervisor's office for help. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 07:20:20 GMT)

Two New Pet Lost And Found Schemes Come Online
A couple of new pet tracking websites have come online in the UK in the past few weeks.. Friday 13 July 2007 (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:41:14 GMT)

PFMA Publishes Guide To Pet Food Ingredients
The UK Pet Food Manufacturers Association, (PFMA) whose member companies produce foods for cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals, this week published an online guide for pet owners entitled What\'s in pet food.. Wednesday 18 July 2007 (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:42:10 GMT)

Talented pets can audition for 'Stupid Pet Tricks' on Thursday
Do you have a poodle that can vacuum your carpet? How about a jump-ropin' terrier? If so, bring them to the Gibson Park band shell at 7 p.m. Thursday to audition for the "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment on the Late Show with David Letterman. Auditions, held by KRTV, are free of charge. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:16:30 GMT)

Pet Adopt-A-Thon set for Saturday
FRANKENMUTH - Frankenmuth will have its first annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon Saturday , 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Frankenmuth River Place in Frankenmuth. The event will showcase animals that have been checked by a veterinarian, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:35:02 GMT)

Pet smarts
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — The dogs were trying to take their owners for a walk Thursday at the Muscatine County Fair 4-H Pet Show. The excited canines were distracted by a cat, a bird, rooster, reptiles and two dozen people who gathered in the fairgrounds show barn for the annual event. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 16:42:11 GMT)

The Ten Best Blogs in Pet Health
Dr. Manny Alvarez picks his 10 favorite pet health blogs. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:19:31 GMT)

City Council Approves 2-For-1 Pet Ordinance
Los Angeles residents can buy one pet from a city animal shelter and get a second animal for free under an ordinance approved Friday by the City Council. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:43:00 GMT)

1 Charge Dropped In Illegal Pet Monkey Case
A Rockville woman whose pet monkey was taken from her is no longer facing a state wild-animal charge. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:24:15 GMT)

Pet dog eats nearly $750 cash
Menomonie, Wisconsin: Debbie Hulleman’s pet dog Pepper likes to chew things. She’s gnawed on lipstick canisters, shampoo bottles, ball point pens, toothpaste and now the list includes nearly $750 in cash, gobbled right down. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:35:05 GMT)

Buy one pet, get one free, city offers
>>> NEW 11:27 a.m. Los Angeles residents can buy one pet from a city animal shelter and get a second animal for free under an ordinance approved today by the City Council. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:50:00 GMT)

In Lung Cancer Radiology, PET Scan Can Determine Outcome Of Treatment
Traditionally, PET, or positron emission tomography, has been used after radiation treatment for lung cancer to assess whether the tumor responded to treatment and whether the patients will have a chance of being cured. [click link for full article] (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 19:12:50 GMT)

Pet owners find hope in Internet site
The days of painting posters and traveling around the city in an attempt to find a lost pet is becoming a thing of the past. “They don’t work,” said Katrina Suits. “People don’t read signs.” (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 20:46:07 GMT)

Billboard DVD reviews: Pet Shop Boys, Flaming Lips
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pet Shop Boys had a lot to celebrate in 2006. Their album "Fundamental" was hailed by critics as a return to form and garnered a Grammy Award nod. (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 21:42:55 GMT)

Billboard DVD reviews: Pet Shop Boys, Flaming Lips
ARTIST: PET SHOP BOYS (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 21:42:55 GMT)

Billboard DVD reviews: Pet Shop Boys, Flaming Lips
Pet Shop Boys had a lot to celebrate in 2006. Their album "Fundamental" was hailed by critics as a return to form and garnered a Grammy Award nod. This DVD, taped November 14, 2006, in Mexico City, caps a banner year. The nearly two-hour set is packed with hits like "West End Girls," "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" and "I'm With Stupid," and closes with the one-two punch of the epic ... (Fri, 20 Jul 2007 21:43:00 GMT)

Pet Owner Upset After Cats Return Home Mutilated
A Canonsburg woman was horrified when her pet cats came home with terrible injuries that appeared to be the result of torture and abuse. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 00:17:00 GMT)

China shuts plants that produced tainted medicine, pet food
BEIJING, China (AP) -- Ahead of high-level visits by U.S. and European officials, China moved to sharpen its product safety image Friday, shutting down a chemical plant linked to dozens of deaths in Panama from tainted medicine and closing two companies tied to pet deaths in North America. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 00:58:43 GMT)

Library To Host Pet Story Time
7/21/2007 - Susan Ewing, who writes ‘‘The Pet Pen’’ column in The Post-Journal, will be conducting a Pet Story Time at 2 p.m. today at the Prendergast Library. It is open to children of all ages and their families. Stuffed animal pets are welcome, but please, no live animals. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 04:54:27 GMT)

Let's Pet Together
Bring your leashed pooch to this seventh annual rooftop benefit. Features music from WTMX- FM 101.9's Road Crew, food vendors, a pet psychic, dog games, raffles and more. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 05:11:22 GMT)

Pet smarts
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — The dogs were trying to take their owners for a walk Thursday at the Muscatine County Fair 4-H Pet Show. The excited canines were distracted by a cat, a bird, rooster, reptiles and two dozen people who gathered in the fairgrounds show barn for the annual event. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 06:27:30 GMT)

Family says deputy was wrong to shoot pet pig
A Bibb County sheriff's deputy shot a family's pet pig to death earlier this week, and the family believes the sheriff's office handled the situation improperly. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 07:11:39 GMT)

Salem County Red Cross holds pet first aid class
The Salem County Chapter American Red Cross will hold a pet first aid class July 27 from noon to 4 p.m. This class will provide participants the information and skills to protect both owners and pets from injury, perform rescue breathing, and explain what to do when your pet is choking. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 07:27:23 GMT)

Pet owners find hope in Internet site
The days of painting posters and traveling around the city in an attempt to find a lost pet is becoming a thing of the past. “They don’t work,” said Katrina Suits. “People don’t read signs.” (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 07:49:39 GMT)

Pet adoption fair to be held
A Pet Adoption Fair will be held today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PETsMART, off Swannanoa River Road. Call 258-4820 or visit www.animalcompassionnetwork.org. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:22:45 GMT)

Britney rapped over pet pooch
Britney Spears has reportedly been criticised for buying a puppy from a pet shop. The singer has been rapped by the Humane Society of the United States who claim most pure bred dogs for sale in pet stores are farmed in cruel conditions. (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 12:02:53 GMT)

New group isn't neutral on pet issues
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - What appeared to be a straightforward proposal by state Assemblyman Lloyd Levine to neuter California's dogs and cats instead met massive opposition and may have spawned a potentially powerful lobby that now plans to play a significant role fighting for pet owners' rights nationwide. When Levine surrendered this month and withdrew his bill from consideration for this year, it ... (Sat, 21 Jul 2007 21:03:48 GMT)

Charlie - Pet of the Week 7-22-07
Charlie is a young, male domestic medium-hair cat that’s sweet, playful and loves attention. He’s available for adoption from Strayhaven Animal Shelter in Hempfield Township. For information call 724-588-6161. Lil’ Rascals Pet Grooming in Hermitage will give Charlie a free grooming. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 05:17:51 GMT)

Pet smarts
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — The dogs were trying to take their owners for a walk Thursday at the Muscatine County Fair 4-H Pet Show. The excited canines were distracted by a cat, a bird, rooster, reptiles and two dozen people who gathered in the fairgrounds show barn for the annual event. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 06:27:31 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Carson, a 1-year-old, brown-and-white, male tabby cat, is the Pet of the Week. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 08:34:14 GMT)

Calif. pet lobby seeks clout
SACRAMENTO -- What appeared to be a straightforward proposal by state Assemblyman Lloyd Levine to neuter California's dogs and cats instead met massive opposition and may have spawned a potentially powerful lobby that now plans to play a significant role fighting for pet owners' rights nationwide. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 09:02:35 GMT)

Food safety, origin worry pet owners
These days, if pet food labels were books, they'd be on the best-seller list. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 09:51:09 GMT)

Jade Goody ditches pet dog
Jade Goody decides to send her unruly pet dog to the kennels. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 10:22:17 GMT)

SPCA Pet Show Has Lots Of Variety
The SPCA Pet Show will be held at the Rockbridge Regional Fair, Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 am. with registration for the Pet Show beings at 9:00 am. There will be classes for dogs, cats, and other animals with ribbons given for Best Pet Costume, Best Manners, and Best Pet/Owner Look Alike. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 14:42:24 GMT)

Pet owners find hope in Internet site
The days of painting posters and traveling around the city in an attempt to find a lost pet is becoming a thing of the past. “They don’t work,” said Katrina Suits. “People don’t read signs.” (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 23:19:46 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week is a feature of the Taunton Daily Gazette run in coordination with the Taunton Animal Shelter. Each week, a different pet available for adoption at the shelter will be featured. For information on the shelter, its programs and adoptions, call (508) 822-1463. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 00:38:51 GMT)

Pet-food death toll unlikely to be known
The number of dogs and cats killed by contaminated pet food recalled this year will probably never be known, the Food and Drug Administration says. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 01:03:37 GMT)

(AFX UK Focus) 2007-07-23 02:47 GMT: China closes companies linked to tainted cough medicine, pet food - report
BEIJING (XFN-ASIA) - China has closed three companies connected to tainted batches of cough medicine in Panama and pet food in the US, the Financial Times reported. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 02:19:21 GMT)

As pet ownership grows, realtors respond
The pet population in the United States is experiencing a sharp and steady increase and realtors are finding it pays to become pet friendly in response. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 03:19:38 GMT)

As pet ownership grows, realtors respond
The pet population in the United States is experiencing a sharp and steady increase and realtors are finding it pays to become pet friendly in response. Experts say that because of the increase in pet ownership, the real estate market needs to respond to ... (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 03:22:33 GMT)

As pet ownership grows, realtors respond
The pet population in the United States is experiencing a sharp and steady increase and realtors are finding it pays to become pet friendly in response.Experts say that because of the increase in pet ownership, the real estate market needs to respond to the high importance placed on pets. One realtor told The Chicago Tribune that pet-friendliness sometimes trumps parking when it comes to issues ... (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 03:32:50 GMT)

Curb your pet
The job of a pet owner is now a little easier for area residents. There are now six pet waste stations available in parks throughout the city, according to Mike Reinke, superintendent of operations for public works. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 04:27:17 GMT)

Pet detectives - Couple focus on finding lost pets
LEICESTER -- When Al and Candice Freeman's cat escaped from their Asheville home, they turned to local pet detective Millie Sharpe. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 05:12:04 GMT)

Death toll from tainted pet food remains a mystery
The number of dogs and cats killed by contaminated pet food recalled this year will probably never be known, according to the Food and Drug Administration. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 07:09:59 GMT)

Cop Shoots 200 Pound Pet Pig
A Georgia family is upset with their local sheriff's office after a deputy shot and killed their pet pig, Gator. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 10:03:15 GMT)

Cat owners are warned after pet's collar pain
CAT owners have been warned of the dangers of rigid leather collars after a family pet was found crippled in a city street. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 11:50:22 GMT)

Man Charged With Stealing Ferret From Pet Store
OCALA, Fla. -- According to a police report, a man has confessed to stealing a ferret from an Ocala pet shop. Jason Scott Rajo has been charged with retail theft. He told investigators he stole the animal to sell it and use the money to pay a bill. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:13:00 GMT)

Q&A: According to local vet, your pet’s scratching may be due to allergies
If your dog or cat is losing its hair or scratching quite a bit—it may not be fleas. Your pet may suffer just as much as some people do during allergy season. Veterinarian Dr. Clyde Alloway explains we may not recognize that because pets often react to those allergies differently than people. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:33:51 GMT)

Towns urged to let vets sell pet licenses
The Monroe County Planning & Zoning Department recently wrote letters to municipalities urging them to pass resolutions allowing veterinarians to sell pet licenses to residents. The Department will also send a resolution to the Monroe County Board of Supervisors requesting a 0.25 increase in allotments given to municipalities and veterinarians for selling the licenses. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:40:54 GMT)

Man charged with stealing ferrit from Ocala pet store
Police say a man has confessed to stealing a ferret from an Ocala pet shop. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:57:03 GMT)

Ferret Stolen From Local Pet Shop
A man is facing charges he stole a ferret from an Ocala pet store to re-sell it. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 13:08:23 GMT)

Man Charged With Stealing Ferret From Pet Store
OCALA, Fla. -- According to a police report, a man has confessed to stealing a ferret from an Ocala pet shop. Jason Scott Rajo has been charged with retail theft. He told investigators he stole the animal to sell it and use the money to pay a bill. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 14:02:05 GMT)

Fish: The Easy Pet Alternative
The Early Show correspondent Debbye Turner stops by Monday to explain how a pet fish can be a great alternative for a family that doesn't have time to walk a dog or care for a cat. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 14:59:35 GMT)

No accurate death count from bad pet food
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said they may never know exactly how many dogs and cats died this year from contaminated pet food made in Canada. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 18:25:18 GMT)

No accurate death count from bad pet food
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said they may never know exactly how many dogs and cats died this year from contaminated pet food made in Canada.About half of the 18,000 consumers who called the FDA reported that a pet had died, USA Today reported Monday.However, coming up with an accurate death count requires analysis of tissue and blood samples that the FDA doesn't have.After ... (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 18:36:52 GMT)

No accurate death count from bad pet food
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said they may never know exactly how many dogs and cats died this year from contaminated pet food made in Canada. About half of the 18,000 consumers who called the FDA reported that a pet had died, USA Today rep... (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 18:37:25 GMT)

Family pet defends toddler from rattlesnake in Colorado
A family pet is being called a hero after being bitten by a rattlesnake that was striking at a toddler. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 21:02:37 GMT)

Pet Safety During Hurricane Season
The Metro Area Animal Advocates, including the Richmond SPCA, met with area pet owners to address pet safety during the hurricane season. the SPCA tells us in the event of a major hurricane like Katrina, (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 22:46:04 GMT)

Pet Shop Goes to Trial
The court trial against Jesse's pet shop is set to begin tomorrow. There very first complaint against Jesse's pet shop came to the Action 4 News Listens Line from viewer Daisy Flores telling us about her Chihuahua Tinkerbell. (Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:02:21 GMT)

Jessica, the pet hippo
Mark Frauenfelder :Video of a sweet pet hippo named Jessica. Link (Via Woodring Monitor ) . (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 00:11:14 GMT)

State pet products make way to Target
The rollout this month of Doctors Foster and Smith dog food, beds and throws in Target stores is a first for the Rhinelander pet products catalog company and the start of a larger relationship between the two companies, a spokesman for the Wisc... (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 03:23:52 GMT)

Pet Therapy Day held in Johnstown
JOHNSTOWN - Animal lovers and pet owners had the opportunity to attend the third annual Pet Therapy Day Saturday at the Community Arts Center, 1217 Menoher Boulevard. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 04:52:22 GMT)

Woman drowns in Wild Rice River trying to save pet
FARGO, N.D. -- A 51-year-old Texas woman died when she fell into the Wild Rice River while trying to rescue a pet dog. Deborah Ann Rasmussen, of Corsicana, Texas, drowned shortly... (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 05:16:48 GMT)

Posh wants to put pet pooch through 'doggy boot camp'!
London, July 24 (ANI): Victoria Beckham is planning on sending her pet pooch to 'doggy boot camp' to stop it from messing up her brand new home. Posh and hubby David Beckham's Yorkshire terrier Twiggy is still spending time in quarantine after arriving from Madrid, Spain, but Posh admits that she's not looking to have the pooch back in the house. The singer even admitted that ... (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 06:30:19 GMT)

Growing family business caters to your pet
When Loeb Katz started selling animal health and pet products to local Topsfield farmers 50 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined what his business would look like today. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:19:27 GMT)

PET HAS PEEVE WITH EX-NFLER
KIMBERLY Williams, the June 2007 Penthouse Pet, has never met football legend Marcus Allen - and she wants to keep it that way. After talking on the phone for a few weeks, "he seemed like a really nice guy. But . . . I quickly found out that this is... (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:32:22 GMT)

Woman drowns in Wild Rice River trying to save pet
Associated Press - July 24, 2007 6:15 AM ET FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A 51-year-old Texas woman died when she fell into the Wild Rice River in North Dakota while trying to rescue a pet dog. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 10:25:26 GMT)

Pet rescue organization plans festival, yard sale
CUBA — Joyful Rescues, a nonprofit organization that seeks homes for abandoned pets, will hold its first Pet-Fest and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 at 1319 Turock Drive. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:00:36 GMT)

Texas woman drowns in river trying to save pet
A 51-year-old Texas woman died when she fell into the Wild Rice River while trying to rescue a pet dog. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:05:46 GMT)

Rhinelander pet products debut at Target stores
Associated Press - July 24, 2007 8:05 AM ET RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) - Pet products from a Rhinelander company can now be found in Target stores. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:13:06 GMT)

Board condemns dogs blamed for killing family pet
IPSWICH, Mass. (AP) - Selectmen in Ipswich have ordered two pit bulls put down after the dogs attacked and killed a family pet. Sharon French says it happened earlier this month while she and her sister were watching their granddaughters play outside. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:53:47 GMT)

Robotic System performs PET blow-molded bottle handling.
Robotic SUBTA (Stand Up Bottle Take Away) System enables in-line automated PET bottle handling and unloading. Able to roll away from molding machine to allow mold changes, portable unit grabs and sets bottles on conveyor standing up. Single- and double-row systems offer pattern teaching capability, tooling the permits use of angled and/or tapered bottles, and on-the-fly programmable operator ... (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 13:11:07 GMT)

On the move: Growing family business caters to your pet
BEVERLY - When Loeb Katz started selling animal health and pet products to local Topsfield farmers 50 years ago, he couldn't have imagined what his business would look like today. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 16:07:48 GMT)

Town Condemns Dogs Blamed For Killing Pet
Selectmen in Ipswich have ordered two pit bulls put down after the dogs attacked and killed a family pet. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 16:18:21 GMT)

Pet owners flock to psychic reader
NORTH ADAMS — Bonnie Strange's gaze glanced over dozens of eager pet owners crowded onto the verandah at North Adams Commons on Saturday as she tried to "read" a wriggling, wagging, barking pack of canines. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 19:20:19 GMT)

Ga. deputy shoots Gator the pet pig
A Georgia family is upset with their local sheriff's office after a deputy shot and killed their pet pig. Janice Jones said that Gator, a black, potbellied pig, was a friendly animal that her family had owned for five years and that her two children, ages 5 and 7, adored. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 20:40:25 GMT)

Ga. Deputy Shoots Gator the Pet Pig
A Georgia family is upset with their local sheriff's office after a deputy shot and killed their pet pig. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 20:40:25 GMT)

Ga. deputy shoots Gator the pet pig
A Georgia family is upset with their local sheriff's office after a deputy shot and killed their pet pig. Janice Jones said that Gator, a black, potbellied pig, was a friendly animal that her family had owned for five years and that her two children, ages 5 and 7, adored. "I have to explain to our children that Gator is no longer a part of our family," Jones said. "Pets are not disposable to ... (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 20:50:32 GMT)

Pet show at Waterwheel Park on Saturday July 28
MANTON - MANTON - Pet Show at Waterwheel Park on Saturday July 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bring your pet to see how they size up. This is a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with an extra special pet in a shady relaxed park. (Tue, 24 Jul 2007 21:13:36 GMT)

Board condemns dogs blamed for killing family pet
IPSWICH, Mass. -- Selectmen in Ipswich have ordered two pit bulls put down after the dogs attacked and killed a family pet. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 01:58:45 GMT)

Canned Pet Food Products Recalled Due to Botulism Risk
Castleberry's, a San Diego-based food processor and canner, has launched a recall of a number of human food items due to the risk of the presence of botulinim toxin. In addition, the following canned Natural Balance brand pet food products, which Castleberry's co-packs for Natural Balance, are being recalled. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 02:03:42 GMT)

Ga. deputy shoots Gator the pet pig
A Georgia family is upset with their local sheriff's office after a deputy shot and killed their pet pig. Janice Jones said that Gator, a black, potbellied pig, was a friendly animal that her family had owned for five years and that her two children, ages 5 and 7, adored. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 02:45:16 GMT)

Pet owners find hope in Internet site
The days of painting posters and traveling around the city in an attempt to find a lost pet is becoming a thing of the past. “They don’t work,” said Katrina Suits. “People don’t read signs.” (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 06:23:45 GMT)

Ruffing It: VirtualTourist Reveals Top 10 Pet Friendly Hotels in Urban U.S.
VirtualTourist releases its list of top pet friendly hotels, based on editorial research and recommendations from travelers on VirtualTourist.com. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

MARCUS ALLEN IRKS PENTHOUSE PET: Woman says he’s being a bugaboo. His lawyer says it’s the other way around.
*The New York Post is reporting that former NFL star and 1981 Heisman Trophy winner, Marcus Allen, has completely creeped out the June 2007 Penthouse Pet, Kimberly Williams. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 07:07:30 GMT)

Ruffing It: VirtualTourist Reveals Top 10 Pet Friendly Hotels in Urban U.S.
VirtualTourist releases its list of top pet friendly hotels, based on editorial research and recommendations from travelers on VirtualTourist.com. (PRWeb Jul 25, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/UGlnZy1aZXRhLUluc2UtU3F1YS1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 07:23:53 GMT)

'Late Show' stupid human, pet auditions coming to W.Va.
HUNTINGTON -- Calling all stupid pets and humans. "The Late Show with David Letterman'' will hold open-call auditions Saturday at the Huntington Mall for stupid pet tricks and stupid human tricks. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 10:29:55 GMT)

On the move: Growing family business caters to your pet
BEVERLY - When Loeb Katz started selling animal health and pet products to local Topsfield farmers 50 years ago, he couldn't have imagined what his business would look like today. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 13:58:28 GMT)

The Sims Pet Stories coming to Mac this fall
Aspyr Media today announced that it will publish The Sims Pet Stories for Mac, bringing the second release of The Sims Stories to Mac users. "Play through unpredictable moments of pet ownership with your Sims! Train, play with, and care for your Sims cats and dogs, and do your best to keep them happy. Count on many unexpected twists and turns in th... (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:27:54 GMT)

News: The Sims Pet Stories coming to Mac in Sept.
The Sims Pet Stories is coming to the Mac this September, said Aspyr. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:46:21 GMT)

Pet Therapy Day held in Johnstown
JOHNSTOWN - Animal lovers and pet owners had the opportunity to attend the third annual Pet Therapy Day Saturday at the Community Arts Center, 1217 Menoher Boulevard. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:02:15 GMT)

Woman's pet snake missing near Memphis golf course
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A pet named Fluffy is loose near a golf course in Memphis. Fluffy had been playing in the grass in his backyard on July 8 while his owner watered plants when he got away - make that (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:33:00 GMT)

Mac Gaming News - The Sims Pet Stories Coming to the Mac
Aspyr Media announced on Wednesday that it will bring The Sims Pet Stories to the Mac. The spin-off game is based on The Sims, and lets players train, care for, and play with cats and dogs. It includes a story mode where players compete in a pet show, and an open ended free-play mode. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 17:06:19 GMT)

Pet of the week
This week fs pet of the week is Gidget Juhas. Gidget belongs to Mary Juhas of Trumann. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 19:10:29 GMT)

Do you have the best pet ever?
Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home is hosting a pet show (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 21:07:41 GMT)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A pet named Fluffy is loose near a golf course in Memphis. Fluffy had been playing in the grass in his ...
By the way, Fluffy is a 5-foot-long black-and-tan boa constrictor. Owner Dana Shields said she named him that so people would be less fearful of him. Shields has run lost pet ads offering a $300 reward for Fluffy. (Wed, 25 Jul 2007 21:23:04 GMT)

Paris Buys A Pup From Britneys Pet Store
PARIS HILTON has enraged leading animal rights activists by purchasing another pet Chihuahua from the same Beverly Hills store where BRITNEY SPEARS pi (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 01:16:29 GMT)

Do you know how to choose the right pet for you?
The benefits of pet ownership are undeniable. Numerous studies have shown that people who own pets live longer, healthier lives. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 02:07:34 GMT)

DNA Pet Detectives
We've all seen high profile court cases or TV dramas where DNA saves the day. Now, the science is going to the dogs. More and more people are turning to high tech evidence to solve all kinds of cases involving animals whether it's to find a missing pet or solve a vicious attack. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 02:15:47 GMT)

Australia Reviewing Pet Scan Funding
The Federal Government in Australia is considering funding more PET scanners because their original decision to restrict funding was apparently based on bad information, says New Zealand First health spokesperson Barbara Stewart. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 03:04:17 GMT)

Capiz garden and pet show nets 260T
ROXAS CITY -- About P260,050.00 worth of garden and pet products have been generated by the "Garden and Pet Show" in line with the provincial observance of Small Enterprise Development (SED) week celebration last July 16 to 22. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 03:59:08 GMT)

Lexington may help pet center
Lexington County Council took little cat’s feet steps Tuesday toward helping build a pet-adoption center in the Harbison area. A cautious committee recommended Lexington County taxpayers foot a $1.5 million bill that would be matched by Richland County for a Project Pet spay-and-neuter facility for cats and dogs. Project Pet is a private animal-welfare group organized in 1999 to help save animals ... (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 04:04:26 GMT)

Pet store fire kills birds
Nearly four years of working 14-hour days went up in smoke for an Opelika pet store owner Monday. Jawad MaMou, 45, owner of the Armchair Safari Pet Center in Midway Plaza, awakened Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. A minute later, he said, the phone rang. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 05:03:56 GMT)

Pet owners find hope in Internet site
The days of painting posters and traveling around the city in an attempt to find a lost pet is becoming a thing of the past. “They don’t work,” said Katrina Suits. “People don’t read signs.” (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 05:21:05 GMT)

Cole: Pet-store purchases perpetuate cruelty
Dear Harriette: You told Brenda in the Bronx to visit a pet store for pet suggestions. This is fine for fish, but no one should ever purchase a cat or dog from a pet store, and you didn't make that clear. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 06:24:31 GMT)

Tooele may loosen 2-pet limit
Tooele is preparing to soften its two-pet limit at the request of city residents and area animal-rescue groups. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 06:26:44 GMT)

Cypress man rescued by pet pug
Pet pug's a hero for sounding off when its owner fainted. CYPRESS – The love between man and dog is priceless. For Jaime Garzon and a pug, Oscar, that bond played out one afternoon last week at Hettinga/Manzanita Park when the Cypress resident collapsed face-first from heat exposure. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 07:33:10 GMT)

Low-cost pet shots in Groveland
MIII Veterinary Services will sponsor a reduced-cost pet-vaccine clinic for dogs and cats from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake David Park in downtown Groveland. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 08:19:56 GMT)

Questions and answers about pet shelters
Q: Where are the pet shelters? A: At the old Semmes Middle School on Wulff Road in Mobile County, the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan, the Birmingham Fairgrounds and Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 10:01:12 GMT)

County pitches pet license forums
The Montgomery County Public Engagement Committee — in only its second go-around — is ready to dive into the community to receive countywide feedback and help explain a controversial topic as of late — pet licensing. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 10:02:52 GMT)

Pet Owners Urged To Discard Recalled Dog Food
The Maryland Department of Agriculture urges pet owners to discard certain canned Natural Balance brand dog food. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:42:00 GMT)

Paris Hilton Buys a Pup from Britney Spears' Pet Store
Paris Hilton has enraged leading animal rights activists by purchasing another pet Chihuahua from the same Beverly Hills store where Britney Spears picked up her new terrier London last week. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:01:20 GMT)

Paris Buys a Pup From Britney's Pet Store
Paris Hilton has enraged leading animal rights activists by purchasing another pet Chihuahua from the same Beverly Hills store where Britney Spears picked up her new dog London last week. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:11:27 GMT)

Pet Store Sells Anti-Vick T-Shirts
The owner of a Richmond pet boutique quickly sold out of printed black T-shirts with the phrase, "Ignorance Breeds Ignorance. Neuter Mike Vick." Store Owner Interview on T-shirts (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:48:32 GMT)

Pet Adopt-A-Thon scheduled
Weiss Jewelers, 955 52nd Ave. Court, will host a Pet Adopt-A-Thon from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 4, showcasing animals from Second Chance, Paws & People and K-9 Bed & Biscuit. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:26:35 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This male kitten 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. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:46:29 GMT)

Express ‘Pet Book’ coming Friday
Do you have a favorite pet? Coming this Friday, The Express will publish its annual Pet Book in the print newspaper, featuring the 2007 Express Pet Photo Contest. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:52:43 GMT)

The Safety of PET Bottles
Most bottled water comes packaged in polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) plastic bottles. The widespread use of these bottles, some 85 percent of which never get recycled, according to the Container Recycling Institute, has raised ire among environmentalists. But do PET bottles pose a health risk? At this point, the evidence to suggest they might appears to be limited and preliminary. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 20:09:32 GMT)

Bonnie - Pet Of The Week Winner!
This week's Pet of the Week winner is Bonnie, sent by Pamela James from Belvedere, SC. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 20:15:10 GMT)

EDINBURG - A judge ordered pet shop owner Jesse Vasquez be permanently blocked from selling animals and pay thousands ...
EDINBURG - A judge ordered pet shop owner Jesse Vasquez be permanently blocked from selling animals and pay thousands of dollars in fines and restitution for the sick puppies he knowingly sold to customers. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 21:34:42 GMT)

Paris Hilton adds to her pet collection
Paris Hilton has bought a new Chihuahua dog to add to her ever-increasing pet collection. The hotel heiress purchased a young male mutt from Los Angeles' Pets of Bel Air store on Wednesday afternoon. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 01:16:50 GMT)

Ruling in Pet Shop Case
The court has released its findings into a 4 Investigation that led to a court hearing ruling against pet Shop owner Jesse Vasquez. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 04:13:20 GMT)

Madhavan defends keeping parrot as pet
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) He was voted as the 'cutest vegetarian' in a poll, but now actor Madhavan is being questioned for keeping a pet parrot at home. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 04:49:49 GMT)

Madhavan defends keeping parrot as pet
He was voted as the 'cutest vegetarian' in a poll, but now actor Madhavan is being questioned for keeping a pet parrot at home. 'I'm aware of the laws against keeping wild animals at home. And, yes, I do have an African parrot at home. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 05:48:18 GMT)

Animal book authors to answer pet queries
Muttropolis at La Encantada invites four-legged friends and their owners to book signings with three authors to get their toughest pet questions answered at 2905 E. Skyline Drive. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 07:07:16 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. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 07:49:01 GMT)

Help reduce pet overpopulation
Albany--Dog fighting isn't the only pet problem, pet overpopulation also causes problems, even here in south Georgia. Statistics show that an estimated six to eight million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 11:32:39 GMT)

Check it out: Pet Adoptathon
A "Pet Adoptathon" will take place at PetSmart on 23rd Street across from Panama City Mall today, sponsored by Panama City Beach Paws & Claws and the Humane Society of Bay County. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 11:48:37 GMT)

Sergeant's(R) Pet Care Products and Pet Specialist Steve Dale Announce Grand Prize Winner of Sergeant's 'Splish Splash' ...
One-year-old bulldogs Doc and Wyatt from Bend, Oregon are this year's grand-prize winners of the Sergeant's Pet Care Products "Splish Splash" Photo contest. Pet specialist Steve Dale served as the celebrity judge in the eight week contest. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

EXCLUSIVE : Pet scam
People preying on the big hearts of good families looking to adopt a pet in need. it's a scam only CBS 21 News is warning you about. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:04:33 GMT)

Send us your pet photos
The News Herald wants to feature your pets in an online photo gallery. Send photos of your pets to photos.nm@gmail.com and include who took the picture, where you live and the pet’s name. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 15:29:49 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This male kitten 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, 27 Jul 2007 17:21:21 GMT)

Love is a 'pet'ty emotion
Bipasha has broken up with John but his pet still stays with her, whom she calls her son. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 18:42:33 GMT)

Protect Your Pet -- And Yourself -- From Pests
Summer is the primetime for pet pests such as fleas, ticks, flies and mosquitoes. Although animals tend to view pests as merely annoyances, they can pose substantial health risks to both the pets and their owners, warns the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 19:58:53 GMT)

Fulton County 4-H Pet Show held
LEWISTOWN -- The Fulton County 4-H Pet Show was held July 11 at the Extension Office in Lewistown. Eighteen pets were exhibited. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 20:01:14 GMT)

Tribune seeks new, soon-to-be pet owners
Have to recently purchased or adopted a new pet Are you looking to purchase or adopt a new furry friend Adding another member to your family is a big decision and the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune wants to know what steps you took to make sure you selected the right pet for your family. If you would like to share your story, call Jamie Jung at 422-6732 or e-mail jamie.jung@cwnews.net (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:05:36 GMT)

Journal seeks new, soon-to-be pet owners
Have to recently purchased or adopted a new pet Are you looking to purchase or adopt a new furry friend Adding another member to your family is a big decision and the Stevens Point Journal wants to know what steps you took to make sure you selected the right pet for your family. If you would like to share your story, call Jamie Jung at 345-2256 or e-mail jamie.jung@cwnews.net (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:09:23 GMT)

Hospital introduces PET-CT scanner
Crawford County Memorial Hospital has introduced a new, state-of-the-art detection and diagnostic service to patients and physicians in Crawford County and the surrounding areas. PET-CT is used to help diagnose cancer and other diseases. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:18:02 GMT)

I-Team: State Investigates Complaints Against Pet Shop
A North Attleborough pet shop faces a fine and possible license suspension. The Dog House was the subject of an I-Team consumer investigation two years ago after several dog owners complained they had purchased sick animals at the store. (Fri, 27 Jul 2007 22:18:45 GMT)

Lost-pet tech evolving faster than shelters can keep up with
New, higher frequency microchip ID tags don't show up on some scanners. The latest electronics format war is more dog-eat-dog than VHS vs. Beta- max. And for pet owners, the stakes are much higher. (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 01:27:08 GMT)

Pet owners find hope in Internet site
The days of painting posters and traveling around the city in an attempt to find a lost pet is becoming a thing of the past. “They don’t work,” said Katrina Suits. “People don’t read signs.” (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 07:35:35 GMT)

Several options exist for going on vacation without taking your pet
When taking a vacation, and you can’t take your pet along, what should you do? Leave your pet at home: Your pet would probably prefer to stay home in the environment in which he is already familiar. (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 07:40:57 GMT)

PETA slams Paris and Britney for pet shop puppy fetish
Washington, July 28 (ANI): People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is furious at Paris Hilton and Britney Spears over their recent purchases of little dogs. Paris purchased another pet Chihuahua from the same Beverly Hills store where Spears picked up her new terrier London recently. The animal rights organization has sent an explosive email to both Hollywood starlets, insisting that ... (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 10:30:31 GMT)

Pet adoptions to be held
PET ADOPTIONS: Keep the pet population down and save an animal. Adoptions will be held today for Sarge's Animal Rescue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Waynesville. All pets have been spayed/neutered and are up-to-date on meds. (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 11:07:37 GMT)

Send us your pet photos
The News Herald wants to feature your pets in an online photo gallery. Send photos of your pets to photos.nm@gmail.com and include who took the picture, where you live and the pet’s name. (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 14:44:57 GMT)

Pet projects Local boutique has four legs up in booming pet industry
Jimmy Chew. Manalo Barknik. Chewy Vuitton. No, these aren’t the names of back-alley designer knock-offs, but rather a new wave of couture products that your fashionable pet, well, might drool over. (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 17:22:43 GMT)

Pet Fantasies
Nine-year-old Ritika loves spending time with Mopy, her pet fish. The Class IV Delhi student plays with it and feeds it regularly. She even gets new decorations — shells, rocks, plants — for Mopy's fish tank. (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 21:40:30 GMT)

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