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Pet First Aid
Amber Ranger, Director of Health & Safety Services for Red Cross, gives information on the Pet First Aid class, Wednesday, 8/15 from 5:30-9:30pm at the Red Cross in Endicott. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 00:56:51 GMT)

Pit Bull Attacks Man, Bites Into Face Inside Orlando Pet Store
A Central Florida man was hospitalized Tuesday night after a pit bull bit into his face during an attack inside a pet store. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 03:47:09 GMT)

Dental office pledges to pay half of pet adoption fees
In conjunction with August being Adopt-A-Pet Month, the Charleston/Kanawha County Humane Society, located at 1248 Greenbrier St., will reduce all their adoption costs by half during the month of August, courtesy of Wilson Martino Dental Associates located in the Charleston Town Center Mall. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:11:49 GMT)

House favors disclosure of pet projects
WASHINGTON - The House voted overwhelmingly Tues-day to make lawmakers disclose more details of their efforts to fund pet projects and raise money from lobbyists, responding to a rash of recent scandals. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:12:44 GMT)

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS column: Pet food company to manufacture new product
Mars Petcare USA says it will expand its pet food production plant in Portland in east central Indiana and double its workforce, creating 51 new jobs. The company, which manufactures dog biscuits and horse treats at the Jay County facility, will invest 12 million in the plant to add lines to manufacture and package dry pet products. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:27:06 GMT)

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS column: Pet food company to manufacture new product
Mars Petcare USA says it will expand its pet food production plant in Portland in east central Indiana and double its workforce, creating 51 new jobs. The company, which manufactures dog biscuits and horse treats at the Jay County facility, will invest 12 million in the plant to add lines to manufacture and package dry pet products. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 06:22:03 GMT)

Pet food maker to expand, add 50 jobs
PORTLAND -- Mars Pet Care USA, a subsidiary of international food producer Mars Inc., said Tuesday it will expand its pet food production and double its 50-employee work force in Portland. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 09:02:03 GMT)

Pit bull bites man in C. Fla. pet store
A Central Florida man was hospitalized Tuesday night after a pit bull bit into his face during an attack inside a pet store. Richard Barbour said he went into the Pet Supermarket store on West Colonial Drive in Orlando and tried to pet a pit bull inside the business. The dog jumped at him, biting his face and arm. "I asked the dog owner if it was a friendly dog and he said, 'yes,' " Barbour said. ... (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 10:35:57 GMT)

Landslide House vote straps pet projects, lobbyist money
The House of Representatives, responding to a rash of recent scandals, voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to make lawmakers disclose more details of their efforts to fund pet projects and raise money from lobbyists. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 10:38:01 GMT)

Pit Bull Attacks Man, Bites Face In Pet Store
A Central Florida man was hospitalized Tuesday night after a pit bull bit into his face during an attack inside a pet store. Richard Barbour said he went into the Pet Supermarket store on West Colonial Drive in Orlando Tuesday and tried to pet a pit bull inside the business. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 11:27:24 GMT)

Pet Ecology Direct Announces the Launch of a Major National Television Advertising Campaign in August 2007
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. announces today that Pet Ecology Direct, the licensee of Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. for the home delivery and Internet markets, will launch a major national television advertising campaign in August 2007. This multi-million dollar national advertising campaign will support Pet Ecology Direct's new home delivery and Internet sales initiative. Ralph Steckel, President and ... (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

Disney traps 'Pet Robots'
From Variety: Disney has picked up feature rights to the graphic novel "Pet Robots" and set it up with Chris Bender and JC Spink through their Benderspink banner. Benderspink's Jake Weiner will exec produce and Jon Silk will co-produce the high-tech comedy about futuristic robots that fall into the hands of the least likely people. The "Pet Robots" graphic novel, written and created by ... (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 13:06:18 GMT)

Pet Idol 2007
THE MACCLESFIELD Express Pet Idol competition is back in business. After the stunning success of our 2005 competition we have come up with a new set of prizes, worth £700! (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 13:16:48 GMT)

Analysis: Pet projects prove popular
Given the recent headlines, lawmakers might seem eager to do away with earmarks, the narrowly drawn legislative provisions that pay for pet projects. A former congressman and lobbyist are in prison because of earmark abuses, the Senate's senior Republican is under federal investigation regarding earmarks, and President Bush has called for their end. Yet they are more popular than ever. Their ... (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 20:18:55 GMT)

Analysis: Pet projects prove popular
Given the recent headlines, lawmakers might seem eager to do away with earmarks, the narrowly drawn legislative provisions that pay for pet projects. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 20:27:50 GMT)

Pet Valu to hold investor conference call on August 9, 2007 at 10 a.m. (EDT)
Pet Valu, Inc. will be announcing its second quarter financial results for fiscal 2007 following a meeting of its Board of Directors on August 7, 2007. It expects the announcement will be made in the early evening on that date. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 20:47:00 GMT)

Pet projects can be poisonous
Given the recent headlines, lawmakers might seem eager to do away with earmarks, the narrowly drawn legislative provisions that pay for pet projects. Several officials, however, are in prison or facing investigation for earmark abuses. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 22:48:42 GMT)

Former pet sitter pleads guilty to 13 crimes
A 44-year-old woman who authorities say they believe stole guns, money, jewelry and identities from clients of her pet-sitting business pleaded guilty Wednesday in Tacoma to 13 crimes. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 23:16:09 GMT)

Former pet sitter pleads guilty in Tacoma, WA
Associated Press - August 1, 2007 7:15 PM ET TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 44-year-old woman who authorities say they believe stole guns, money, jewelry and identities from clients of her pet-sitting... (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 23:16:37 GMT)

Esha Deol and her pet dog make news
Esha Deol couldn't get her pet dog entry into a hotel where she had gone for a photo shoot, but still managed to play with her dog in between shots. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 23:27:06 GMT)

Former pet sitter pleads guilty in Tacoma, WA
A 44-year-old woman who authorities say they believe stole guns, money, jewelry and identities from clients of her pet-sitting business pleaded guilty today in Tacoma to 13 crimes. (Wed, 01 Aug 2007 23:27:12 GMT)

Surrender fees might deter pet owners with problems
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has raised its surrender fee to $50 to cover the costs of vaccinations and discourage pet abandonment. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 01:42:52 GMT)

County Red Cross offers pet first aid course
CARNEYS POINT TWP. The Salem County Chapter American Red Cross will be putting on a pet first aid class Friday. "For a lot of people their pets are like their family so it helps," said Jodie Loufik, Red Cross health and safety programs specialist, of the program. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 04:53:58 GMT)

Guyton family finds new home for pet pig
GUYTON - A Guyton family has found a new home for their 150-pound pet potbellied pig, Tucker, after a county code-enforcement officer informed them their home on Archer Road was not properly zoned for such a pet. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 05:11:34 GMT)

Pet food sale to benefit proposed community animal adoption center
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. — It may not be alchemy – but tons of animal feed could turn into a new pet adoption center if an area couple has their way. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 05:17:29 GMT)

Wash. pet sitter pleads guilty to robbing customers
Sitter Plea,0174 Former pet sitter pleads guilty in Tacoma, WA TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 44-year-old woman who authorities say they believe stole guns, money, jewelry and identities from clients of her pet-sitting business pleaded guilty today in Tacoma to 13 crimes. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 06:58:49 GMT)

Infection death has possible pet link
State and Jessamine County health officials are investigating whether a woman died of a disease transmitted by her sister's two pet birds and a gerbil-like rodent. The pet owner is being treated at a Lexington hospital for a respiratory ailment. "We don't have a direct cause-and-effect link yet," said Nancy Crewe, director of the Jessamine County Health Department. Ashley Clay Foley, 22, of ... (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 07:12:54 GMT)

Think your pet is an Idol?
We have been idolizing Clay County pets for a few months now and you have responded with dozens of entries and hundreds of votes on MyClaySun.com. Keep the pet photos coming and we'll keep the contest running. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 08:12:51 GMT)

Pet stylists need love for animals, must be up to physical demands
The job: Ed Stallings of Chatham is a pet stylist at Best Friends Pet Care in North Plainfield. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 08:37:29 GMT)

Pet food sale to benefit proposed community animal adoption center
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. — It may not be alchemy – but tons of animal feed could turn into a new pet adoption center if an area couple has their way. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 09:31:44 GMT)

Pet experts will teach dog, cat owners new tricks at UF Hilton
Nervous pet owners won't have to stray too far to receive advice. The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will host the 11th Annual Dog Owner's Symposium and the Ninth Annual Florida Cat Conference at the Hilton UF Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 10:07:06 GMT)

Thailand's market for pet merchandise tops 148 million dollars
Bangkok - Thailand's market for pet merchandise has reached an estimated 5 billion baht (148 million dollars) a year, with 104 million of that going towards pet food, the organizers of Bangkok's prime pet expo claimed on Thursday. Up to 100,000 visi... (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 10:52:41 GMT)

New pet calendars available
COSHOCTON — The 2008 Coshocton County Pet Calendars have arrived. The calendars will be available for sale at the Friday, Aug. 3, First Friday event through the Friends of the Animal Shelter booth on or near the courtsquare. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 13:41:38 GMT)

Dog owner sues vet over pet's death
TOBYHANNA — The owner of a dog hit by a car says a Mount Pocono veterinarian’s negligence killed her pet April 3 and that the vet refused to come out into the reception area and talk to her about the dog’s condition prior to the dog’s death. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 14:41:28 GMT)

Former pet sitter pleads guilty in Tacoma, WA
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 44-year-old woman who authorities say they believe stole guns, money, jewelry and identities from clients of her pet-sitting business pleaded guilty today in Tacoma to 13 crimes. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 15:21:52 GMT)

Surrender fees might deter pet owners with problems
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has raised its surrender fee to $50 to cover the costs of vaccinations and discourage pet abandonment. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 15:28:11 GMT)

Planning Pet's Party Not 'Ruff'
Michelle Felder admits that her Yorkshire Terrier, King Solomon, is spoiled. "Solomon is my baby, my first born," said Felder, 31. Viewing pets as children is a phenomenon that is spreading among pet owners. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 16:12:49 GMT)

Plan A Party For Your Pet
Find out why pet parties are growing in popularity and how you can host a party for your pet. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 16:20:54 GMT)

Planning Pet Party Not 'Ruff'
Show your favorite furry friend how much you love them by hosting a pet party. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 16:32:41 GMT)

Pet Telethon this Saturday on ABC 15
If you're looking for a furry friend to add to your family don't miss the annual pet telethon. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 17:26:45 GMT)

Senate approves greater disclosure of pet projects, fundraising
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate voted Thursday to make lawmakers disclose more about their efforts to fund pet projects and raise money from lobbyists, a move some called the biggest advance in congressional ethics in decades. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 19:04:42 GMT)

Lorena couple concerned over recent pet dumping
Updated: Aug 2, 2007 6:43pm Another case of pet dumping has a couple from the McLennan County town of Lorena wondering who abused and dumped two puppies in a nearby ditch. (Thu, 02 Aug 2007 23:54:25 GMT)

Service dogs to be honored at Patriotic Pet Faire
Members of the Partnership for Animal Welfare are sponsoring a Patriotic Pet Faire, a Tribute to America's Service Dogs on Saturday. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 04:23:15 GMT)

NATIONAL Gov't to look into toxic pet food from China
TOKYO — The government said Friday that it will form a panel of experts to investigate Chinese-made pet food that caused animal deaths in the United States. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 05:14:23 GMT)

Pet of the week
Each Friday the El Paso Times features a pet that needs a home. Each week we spotlight an animal from a different neighborhood shelter. This week's pet is from the Humane Society of El Paso, which provides animal adoption and surrender assistance seven days a week. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 06:03:46 GMT)

Pet Owners Say "Yes" to Exempt Dogs and Cats from Rabies Vaccinations
Texas pet owners demand change in rabies laws to exempt sick and senior pets from compulsory rabies vaccinations when the Department of Health Services Council meets on August 6 2007. (PRWeb Aug 3, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/UHJvZi1GYWx1LUZhbHUtU3F1YS1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 07:13:49 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, 03 Aug 2007 08:48:21 GMT)

Lysander house fire kills 3 cats, pet pig
A fire Thursday afternoon in Lysander killed three cats and a pet pig, the home's owner said. The fire started in the basement of 2009 Church Road, a one-floor, single-family home, just before 12:30 p.m., said Mike Huppman, deputy coordinator for Onondaga County Emergency Management. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 09:24:06 GMT)

South Africa: Local Pet Food Producers Dogged By False Claims
UNSCRUPULOUS consumers are trying to milk local pet food producers after the recent contaminated dog food scare. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 09:24:51 GMT)

That's not the Beast of Dartmoor... it's my pet dog
Going by the legend, the creature seen prowling Dartmoor this summer could have been a four-legged beast with glowing eyes and a blood-curdling howl. Instead it's just a pet dog, the owner says (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 10:46:46 GMT)

Fatal cat disease case prompts experts to urge pet owners to control ticks
Pet owners should practice effective tick control to make sure their cats don't contract a deadly feline disease that has emerged in the state, veterinarians at Mississippi State University said. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 11:48:48 GMT)

Pet of the week
Each Friday the El Paso Times features a pet that needs a home. Each week we spotlight an animal from a different neighborhood shelter. This week's pet is from the Humane Society of El Paso, which provides animal adoption and surrender assistance seven days a week. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 14:33:31 GMT)

Beast of Dartmoor 'is my pet dog'
An animal dubbed the Beast of Dartmoor is actually a pet Newfoundland, its owner claims. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 16:00:24 GMT)

Arizona pet telethon to benefit rescued animals
Valley animal lovers will have a chance to support thousands of rescued animals during the ninth annual pet telethon Saturday on ABC 15. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 17:38:34 GMT)

There's a new way to help reduce the unwanted pet population!
Help Stop Pet Overpopulation Efforts to curb Missouri’s pet overpopulation problem are in high gear with the help of the state’s newest specialty license plate. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 19:26:08 GMT)

Premiumization and Humanization of Pets to Fetch Nearly $15 Billion in Non- Food Pet Supply Sales by 2011
Playing on the financial strengths and emotional strings of pet owners, the non-food pet supplies market is expected to grow from $9.9 billion in 2006 to nearly $15 billion by 2011, according to Pet Supplies in the U.S., a new report from Packaged Facts. (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 19:35:00 GMT)

Panel of experts to examine toxic pet food from China
The government said Friday that it will form a panel of experts to investigate Chinese-made pet food that caused animal deaths in the United States. Read more ... (Fri, 03 Aug 2007 23:53:03 GMT)

Beloved Pet
Beloved pet Sheba died Aug. 1, 2007 in Oxford, Wisc. She was born in 1990 in North Glenn, Colo. and then moved to Las Vegas. Later she retired with the family to Wisconsin. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 00:35:16 GMT)

Choose the right kind of pet for you and your lifestyle
Every year, hundreds of pet owners drop off their pets at the SPCA of Texas. Some owners weren’t prepared for the responsibility of a dog or cat. Some weren’t expecting the animals to be so active, or so big, or have hereditary health problems that are expensive to treat. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 06:16:59 GMT)

Pet Connection: Keeping your water-loving dog safe
Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the local swimming spot or backyard pool are one of the best parts of summer. But you have to look out for your pet around water, since even the strongest, most enthusiastic swimmers can get into trouble. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 07:15:58 GMT)

RUTH TO THE RESCUE: Prepare your pet for a summer vacation
Planning a summer vacation and want to take your pet? Some vacations are now more pet-friendly. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 07:27:16 GMT)

There's a new way to help reduce the unwanted pet population!
Help Stop Pet Overpopulation Efforts to curb Missouri’s pet overpopulation problem are in high gear with the help of the state’s newest specialty license plate. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 09:19:55 GMT)

Pet adoptions to be held
PET ADOPTION FAIR: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at PETsMART, off Swannanoa River Road. Call 258-4820 or visit www.animalcompassionnetwork.org. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 11:10:06 GMT)

PET: How well do you know your pet?
Students face ACTs and SATs. Pet owners face DOGs and CATs — and few of them have all the answers. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 13:02:05 GMT)

Pet Projects Are Flourishing in Congress
A new transparency about ?earmarking? money for pet projects has raised the value of the earmarks as a measure of members? clout. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 18:10:15 GMT)

McCain: Congress' pet projects cause inadequate bridge inspections
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain says that Congress could share in the blame for the Minnesota bridge collapse because lawmakers diverted billions of dollars in transportation money from road work to pet projects. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 19:32:14 GMT)

Pet Insurance
Keeping our pets happy and healthy is big business. Last year we spent over $9 billion on vet care, and a whopping $230 million just on pet health insurance. (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 21:41:05 GMT)

Rent-a-Pet
Too busy to take care of a pet full-time? A new company lets animal lovers share (Sat, 04 Aug 2007 23:29:44 GMT)

Shaming Congress on pet projects backfires
Eight months after Democrats vowed to shine light on the dark art of "earmarking" money for pet projects, many lawmakers say the new visibility has only intensified the competition. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 05:54:08 GMT)

Pet owners cautioned about hot weather
As summer temperatures begin to climb across the Central Coast, Santa Barbara County Animal Services are reminding pet owners to keep their pets cool and out of the heat as much as possible. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 06:45:26 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK
Broward pet of the week (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 07:14:24 GMT)

Pet share option for dog-lovers
SAN FRANCISCO - From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience - a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full-time. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 07:20:10 GMT)

Clovis Animal Shelter pet of the week July 30-August 3, 2007
Clovis Animal Shelter pet of the week July 30-August 3, 2007. Recommend this story? (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 07:30:44 GMT)

Pet Expo celebrates dog (and snake and lizard) days of summer
DE PERE Jack Hermsen says his parents will let him have a pet snake when hes older. For now, the 9-year-old from Rockland is content to wrap a Mexican King snake around his neck. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 09:12:39 GMT)

There's a new way to help reduce the unwanted pet population!
Help Stop Pet Overpopulation Efforts to curb Missouri’s pet overpopulation problem are in high gear with the help of the state’s newest specialty license plate. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 09:25:35 GMT)

Red Cross to hold pet first aid and CPR training
The Cayuga County Red Cross will offer pet first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 at the chapter office, 11 State St., Auburn. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 09:27:51 GMT)

Pet ID methods are easy
This article will make you aware of the importance of your pet sporting some form of identification. I will give you a quick overview of the common, currently available forms of pet ID. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 14:47:41 GMT)

McCain Citicizes Pet Projects for Role in Bridge Collapse
ANKENY, Iowa - Republican John McCain said Saturday that Congress could share in the blame for the Minnesota bridge collapse because lawmakers diverted billions of dollars in transportation money from road work to pet projects. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 15:44:11 GMT)

Tuna shift from pet food to delicacy as stocks fall
Source: Reuters By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Over-fishing has made Atlantic bluefin tuna a prized delicacy a century after the fish were scorned in Europe as pet food, ... (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 17:10:23 GMT)

Tuna shift from pet food to delicacy as stocks fall
Over-fishing has made Atlantic bluefin tuna a prized delicacy a century after the fish were scorned in Europe as pet food, according to studies on Sunday that urged better international protection. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 17:18:33 GMT)

Choose the right kind of pet for you and your lifestyle
Every year, hundreds of pet owners drop off their pets at the SPCA of Texas. Some owners weren’t prepared for the responsibility of a dog or cat. Some weren’t expecting the animals to be so active, or so big, or have hereditary health problems that are expensive to treat. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 17:25:43 GMT)

Pet share option for dog-lovers
SAN FRANCISCO - From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience - a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full-time. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 20:56:54 GMT)

McCain criticizes pet projects for role in bridge collapse
ANKENY, Iowa - Republican John McCain believes Congress could share in the blame for the Minnesota bridge collapse because lawmakers diverted billions of dollars in transportation money from road work to pet projects. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 21:08:56 GMT)

Tuna move from pet food to delicacy
Over-fishing has made Atlantic bluefin tuna a prized delicacy a century after the fish were scorned in Europe as pet food, according to studies that urged better international protection. (Sun, 05 Aug 2007 23:13:42 GMT)

Bolder coyotes prompt warnings to Reno-area pet owners
RENO (AP) - Wildlife officials have issued a warning to Reno-area pet owners, saying a bolder population of urban coyotes is on the prowl for dogs, cats and other pets. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 00:22:04 GMT)

Pelosi Risks Losing Support by Funding Pet Projects
Aug. 6 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last year that she would be happy to ``do away with'' the practice of funding members' pet projects, though she knew it wasn't ``realistic.'' This year proves how right she was. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 00:52:35 GMT)

Pet of the week
Editor’s Note: 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, 06 Aug 2007 01:26:27 GMT)

Palm Coast man searches for pet's killer
PALM COAST, Fla. -- A Palm Coast man is searching for the killer of his pet pit bull. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 02:34:11 GMT)

Choose the right kind of pet for you and your lifestyle
Every year, hundreds of pet owners drop off their pets at the SPCA of Texas. Some owners weren’t prepared for the responsibility of a dog or cat. Some weren’t expecting the animals to be so active, or so big, or have hereditary health problems that are expensive to treat. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 03:30:10 GMT)

SKorean pet shop sparks growls from China
A South Korean pet shop owner has sparked a minor diplomatic incident with a signboard depicting a dog's head in place of Chairman Mao Zedong's on Beijing's Tiananmen Gate, officials said Monday. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 06:27:42 GMT)

Pet shop sparks growls from China
A South Korean pet shop owner has sparked a minor diplomatic incident with a signboard. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 10:21:13 GMT)

Pet Products Factory In Dispute With Locals
Another UK pet products factory is in the news because of a dispute with local residents over its expansion plans.. Monday 06 August 2007 (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 11:45:38 GMT)

Palm Coast Man Searches For Pet's Killer
PALM COAST, FL (AP) -- A Palm Coast man is searching for the killer of his pet pit bull. Harley Hoover went to the Humane Society to identify his dog's body. Authorities told his someone threw Yayo out of a pickup truck. Pictures showed the dog's chest and leg had been cut open. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 13:54:42 GMT)

Need a Pet? Look No Further
Have you been thinking about getting a pet but didn't know how or where to get one? Well, look no further. Animal Care & Control of New York City has announced a new mug-shot-style ad campaign featuring pets in need of homes. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 15:01:23 GMT)

Microchip Your Pet
But, there may be a technical issue that keeps your pet from being found. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 15:47:39 GMT)

Pet rabbit is beheaded by thieves
A six-year-old Dunmurry boy is devastated by the theft of his two pet rabbits, one of which is found decapitated. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 17:30:59 GMT)

Pet of the week
This week fs pet of the week is Gidget Juhas. Gidget belongs to Mary Juhas of Trumann. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 17:47:58 GMT)

Pet Bear Just Like Dog, Family Says
A Pennsylvania family turns heads driving down local roads with their pet bear sticking her gigantic head out the window. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 19:12:38 GMT)

Thorold pet store robbed
THOROLD – No injuries were reported following an armed robbery at a Thorold pet supply store, Sunday. Niagara Regional Police say a lone male entered the Pet Valu on Pine Street North around 4 p.m. and demanded cash from the store employee. (Mon, 06 Aug 2007 19:29:36 GMT)

Tuna shifts from pet food to delicacy
Over-fishing has made Atlantic bluefin tuna a prized delicacy a century after the fish were scorned in Europe as pet food, according to studies. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 01:55:12 GMT)

South Portland City Council Considering Pet Chickens
South Portland (NEWS CENTER) - The City of South Portland has given preliminary approval to lift a ban on pet chickens. 10-year old Olivia Collins and her parents Stacey and Neil want to raise chickens in their back yard. They've spent months lobbying to change the city ordinance. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 04:31:11 GMT)

Girl reports man invited her to pet his dog
An 8-year-old Sioux Falls girl reported an unknown man invited her to his house to pet his dog, police said. The girl was alone in the area of 37th Street and Phillips Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Sunday when the incident occurred. The girl did not go with the man and instead ran home and told a parent, police said. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 07:06:43 GMT)

Decal could save your pet
By Susan Schrock A sticker could save your pet's life. The Arlington animal shelter is selling "Save My Pets" decals for residents to place on doors and windows. The decals will notify emergency workers about dogs, cats, birds and other animals inside their homes in case of a fire or other emergency. The city began offering the decals in response to pets left behind in homes in New Orleans and ... (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 10:31:58 GMT)

Pet rabbits at risk from outbreak of killer virus
PET owners are being warned their rabbits are at risk following a myxomatosis outbreak in the Capital. Vets say the warm, wet weather this summer has created the perfect breeding conditions for the fleas that carry the disease. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 11:19:40 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Realizes 241% Sales Growth as It Celebrates the Benchmark Launch Into Its 100th Franchise Territory
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering home-based professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced the benchmark launch of its 100th franchise territory. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 11:30:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Florida's Northeast Broward County 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 Northeast Broward County region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 91st FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 7,500 active ... (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 11:30:00 GMT)

There's a new way to help reduce the unwanted pet population!
Help Stop Pet Overpopulation Efforts to curb Missouri’s pet overpopulation problem are in high gear with the help of the state’s newest specialty license plate. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 12:40:33 GMT)

Saunder s small pet show competition proves to be a challenge
It was one of the toughest small pet show competitions Saturday morning at the Saunders County Fair in Wahoo. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 13:06:02 GMT)

Pet crocodile falls from 12th floor balcony, breaks tooth
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, August 7 (RIA Novosti) - A small pet crocodile tumbled from the 12th floor balcony of a Russian apartment, landing on concrete but surviving with only a broken tooth, local rescuers said Tuesday. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 15:59:47 GMT)

Downtown Tecumseh’s annual pet parade goes Hollywood
The parade, themed is “Pet Parade Goes to the Movies," steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday. TECUMSEH — Pet owners are invited to join Tyrone the Wonder Dog, canine companion to Evans Street Station restaurant owners Dick and Susan Johnson, in this year’s Tecumseh Pet Parade on Saturday. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 17:13:23 GMT)

The eyes have it in pet look-alike contest
Kathy Smith was all smiles after being told she looked like her pit bull. Smith said her first-place finish in Saturday's owner-dog look-alike contest was a compliment to her pet, Ethel Nicole Smith. "I told her she was a beauty, and this is proof," Kathy Smith said of the stray dog she found two years ago running along East 21st Street. Radio personality Brad Streeter of KZSN (102.1 FM) told ... (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 18:50:12 GMT)

PCB plans pet crematorium at Kondhwa
THE Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) is going the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation way. A pet crematorium, like the one in Nehrunagar in Pimpri, is being planned by the board at Kondhwa. The decision to have such a facility was taken at a meeting between PCB officials led by president Brigadier R J Sharma, CEO S K Sardana and members of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), ... (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 18:50:21 GMT)

Paul's Pet: Pugsley
This week's pet is Pugsley. She is a pug and beagle mix. Go to the Hamilton County Humane Society to claim Pugsley. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 20:26:36 GMT)

Pet Tales: Tucker helps complete family circle
I love that giddy feeling you get when you bring home a new pet. IThere’s very little to equal the excitement of getting to know a pet’s personality and observing as they become a member of the family. This feeling came over me again as I read the essay Nancy Harper’s daughter, Kelsey, composed for a writing contest in her fifth-grade class. Kelsey and her sister, Lauren, had been saving money to ... (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 21:54:50 GMT)

DNA pet detectives
We've all seen high profile court cases or TV dramas where DNA evidence 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. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 23:19:31 GMT)

Pet Valu reports 2007 second quarter net income rises by 128% on strong sales and gross margins
Pet Valu, Inc. announced today unaudited second quarter results for fiscal 2007. On a consolidated basis, net income was $2.8 million or $0.32 per share as compared to $1.2 million or $0.16 per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2006. (Tue, 07 Aug 2007 23:59:00 GMT)

Pet Valu profit up 128 per cent on strong sales in second quarter
MARKHAM, Ont (CP) - Pet Valu, Inc. (TSX:PVC) said selling higher end food for man's best friend helped profit increase 128 per cent in the second quarter. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 03:34:32 GMT)

LX.TV Visits Healthy Pet Gourmet and Thai Select Restaurant, New York
This week, man's best friend gets in on foodie mania with a little take-out for your pooch! The Healthy Pet Gourmet prepares all-natural gourmet food for your dog and delivers fresh, handmade dishes featuring local seasonal ingredients right to your door. Just don't get tempted to share the plate with your pup! Healthy Pet Gourmet New York City 646.337.3148 A new Thai spot in midtown ... (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 03:44:06 GMT)

Bid Challenging Pet Supplies Retailer's Pet-Friendly Policy Fails
A 5-year-old girl bitten by a Rottweiler puppy in a Petco store cannot sue the pet supplies chain because it has a policy of allowing its customers to bring their pets into its stores, an acting New York Supreme Court justice has ruled, noting the policy reflects "an industry-wide standard" designed for the benefit of pet store customers. The summary judgment ruling also exonerated the owner of ... (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 04:04:11 GMT)

Council drops 3 pet rule
Pet owners packed a New Port Richey council meeting demanding changes in a controversial pet ordinance. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 04:29:36 GMT)

Choose the right kind of pet for you and your lifestyle
Every year, hundreds of pet owners drop off their pets at the SPCA of Texas. Some owners weren’t prepared for the responsibility of a dog or cat. Some weren’t expecting the animals to be so active, or so big, or have hereditary health problems that are expensive to treat. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:20:22 GMT)

Pet Safety Alert Launches "Rescue Rover" Pet Alert Fire Rescue Window Decals to Help Firefighters Save Pets in Case of ...
Pet Safety Alert Inc. is a pet safety company located in Florida that manufactures and markets their "Rescue Rover" Pet Alert Fire Rescue static cling window decals to pet retail industry and to pet owners who care about protecting their cherished pet family members in case of home fires or any natural disasters that may occur anytime such as (Hurricanes, Tornado's, Earthquakes, Floods, ... (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 07:29:08 GMT)

Luxury foods boost Pet Valu
MARKHAM, Ont – Pet Valu, Inc. (TSX: PVC ) said selling higher end food for man's best friend helped profit increase 128 per cent in the second quarter. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 11:08:17 GMT)

Event shows off children's pet smarts
Young brothers Ian and David Zimmer won a local best pet trick contest on Tuesday with an unlikely pair: a guinea pig and a plastic igloo. The two Warminster boys, ages 9 and 12, and their brown pet Da Guins won the competition at the 4-H Pet Care Club Pet Show at the Masonic Village retirement home in Warminster. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 12:06:57 GMT)

Letter: A reminder to leash your pet
In regards to the Daily Press editorial titled “Reminder to pet owners” (Tuesday July 31), you forgot the most important reminder. There is a leash law in our county. It says that your pet has to be under your control at all times, not running loose. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 12:10:38 GMT)

Spectrum seen selling pet business
Spectrum Brands Inc is likely to sell its pet business, which makes products such as Tetra fish food, analysts said after the company disclosed it plans to sell a strategic asset by the end of 2007. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 15:31:52 GMT)

Spectrum selloff? Its pet business
An analyst who follows Spectrum Brands speculated that the company's Global Pet Supplies business is the likely new unit the company will be trying to sell to reduce its huge debt burden, Forbes.com reported. The former Rayovac Corp. has been trying to sell its Home and Garden business for more than a year but on Tuesday said it first would focus on selling a different "strategic asset" that it ... (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 17:04:05 GMT)

$250 Cooling and Heating Pet Bed is Nicer than Your Bed
Lots pf people treat their dogs like kids, which is generally disturbing to those of us that have actual kids. If you treat your pooch like a diva this pet bed is ideal for you. The bed uses a thermoelectric device to produce warm or cool air.It is able to... (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 18:31:41 GMT)

$250 Cooling and Heating Pet Bed is Nicer than Your Bed
Lots pf people treat their dogs like kids, which is generally disturbing to those of us that have actual kids. If you treat your pooch like a diva this pet bed is ideal for you. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 18:55:54 GMT)

Fourth revision for Polo pet ordinance
POLO - A proposed pet ordinance is in for a fourth revision. The city council Monday requested a change in the amount of the fine that would be levied on people who have more than three dogs, from $50 per violation to $35 to $500. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 19:02:42 GMT)

Officials to discuss pet licensing forums
The Public Engagement Sub Committee will meet today to outline community-wide forums that will provide feedback about Animal Control's proposed pet licensing program. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 19:11:16 GMT)

Olney woman behind Pet Haven effort
An advertisement on the Comcast local community-calendar channel has led to controversy concerning a prospective local animal sanctuary called Pet Haven. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 19:45:56 GMT)

Downtown Tecumseh’s annual pet parade goes Hollywood
The parade, themed is “Pet Parade Goes to the Movies," steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday. TECUMSEH — Pet owners are invited to join Tyrone the Wonder Dog, canine companion to Evans Street Station restaurant owners Dick and Susan Johnson, in this year’s Tecumseh Pet Parade on Saturday. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 20:28:24 GMT)

Lawsuit targets Chinese supplier in tainted pet food case
A San Francisco lawyer has filed what appears to be the first American lawsuit against a Chinese company for allegedly providing the contaminated ingredients for pet food that was responsible for killing thousands of dogs and cats in the United States this spring. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 20:34:25 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet's Q3 earnings halved
Central Garden & Pet Co. Wednesday reported a drop in fiscal third-quarter income following "an extraordinary rise in grain prices" and unfavorable weather conditions across the United States. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 21:41:25 GMT)

Red Cross offers class in pet CPR, first aid
Pet owners can learn how to protect their pets from injury and how to respond if a pet is hurt or choking. The American Red Cross Greater Ozarks Chapter will conduct a class in Pet CPR and First Aid next week. The class, which will be 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Red Cross, will teach pet owners how to: • Protect both you and your pet from injury • Perform rescue breathing • Know what ... (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 21:47:28 GMT)

Pet owners warned to pay special attention to their animals
With hot, humid weather like this, pet owners are reminded to remember their four legged friends. If they're exposed to too much heat, the consequences could be deadly. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 22:26:22 GMT)

'Spay Shuttle' to help control Knox Co. pet population
Knox County's Young-Williams Animal Center has a new tool to help control the pet population. It's called the Spay Shuttle. (Wed, 08 Aug 2007 22:43:31 GMT)

'Lord Lucan' living in an old car with pet possum
MISSING British aristocrat Lord Lucan is alive and living in an old car in New Zealand with a cat and a pet possum, it was claimed last night. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 00:18:51 GMT)

Analysts: Spectrum Pet unit likely for sale
Financial analysts on Wednesday speculated that Spectrum Brands plans to put its pet division up for sale after Labor Day and said such a sale could be a significant help for the Atlanta consumer products company. But they remained cautious about the outlook for the company, which is saddled with more than $2.5 billion in debt. New chief executive officer Kent Hussey wouldn 't say which unit will ... (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 04:00:00 GMT)

Pet rescue to start shelter relocation
Pet Helpers is starting "Dixie Dogs on the Humane Train," a pet transport program that relocates dogs from its space-limited tri-county shelters (where the pets face almost certain euthanasia) to shelters in areas where adoptable dogs are in demand. Suzanne Carr, executive director at Pet ... (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 04:08:13 GMT)

Pet Helpers
DAISY MAE is a 4-year-old female mixed breed. She is sweet with people but does not do well with other dogs. She would like a quiet home where she can be the only pet. BUTCH CASSIDY and SUNDANCE KID are 10-month-old Lab mixes who came in together but can go to separate homes. They are neut... (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 04:09:24 GMT)

Net Tangible Asset Backing (PET.AX, 00747241, 20070809)
mktsens (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 06:08:00 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Tinkerbell is a beautiful 1-year-old Husky mix pup, just waiting to meet you. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 06:12:43 GMT)

Adopt a pet at the SPCA
The Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Hill's Science Diet "Second Chance for Love" Tour are teaming up for a pet adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 6201 Florin Perkins Road, Sacramento. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 07:23:05 GMT)

Palos Heights family hosts annual pet parade
Brian Maty, 8, of Palos Heights, is an animal lover on a mission. When the Palos Height Park District's pet parade was canceled last summer due to a lack of attendees, Brian insisted on hosting one of his own -- with his family's help of course. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 09:40:10 GMT)

Suit targets Chinese maker of pet food ingredient
SAN JOSE -- More than 100 lawsuits have been filed against companies that sold pet food tainted with melamine this year, but a San Francisco lawyer says he filed the first lawsuit Wednesday against a Chinese firm that supplied the toxic ingredient. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:32:41 GMT)

Editorial: Pet owners, it’s time to speak up
Pet lovers in Gladstone, Monday is your chance to bark — er, speak — up. During its meeting Monday the Gladstone City Commission will conduct a public hearing to discuss proposed changes to the city’s animal control code. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 11:57:58 GMT)

Pet Croc Falls 12 Stories, Suffers Only Chipped Tooth
A pet crocodile survived a third "suicide" attempt, walking away with just a chipped tooth. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 12:25:31 GMT)

MCC offers information on pet-grooming program
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will offer an information session on its professional pet-grooming program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Academy for Dog Grooming, 1742 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 12:29:47 GMT)

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