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Realty Network Caters to Pet Owners
If your pet is top dog, the Pet Realty Network will help you find a Realtor that pinpoints pet-friendly homes. "Most pet owners, for true freedom, like to have a house with a good size back yard," says Staci Blunt, a Mesa real estate agent. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 14:59:10 GMT)

CDC: Pet Monkey Found On Flight To LaGuardia May Go To Zoo
A pet monkey that slipped by customs agents and arrived on a flight at LaGuardia Airport Tuesday may find a new home. The New World monkey is now in quarantine, but the Centers for Disease Control said Thursday that it will try to place him in a zoo. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 17:35:49 GMT)

Pet food recall hurts Menu Foods results
TORONTO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Menu Foods Income Fund continued to feel the pain from its huge recall of tainted pet food earlier this year, as sales plunged 44 percent in the second quarter and operating costs rose. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 19:06:35 GMT)

Menu Foods Reports Second-Quarter Loss After Pet-Food Recall
Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Menu Foods Income Fund, the Canadian owner of a company that recalled more than 60 million cans of pet food, reported a second-quarter net loss as sales plunged 44 percent after customers cancelled orders. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 19:06:44 GMT)

Warning for Marin County pet owners / 3 dogs have died from apparent intentional poisoning
Officials in Marin County are warning pet owners to be on the lookout after three dogs died from an apparently intentional poisoning this week. Marin Humane Society Capt. Cindy Machado said the three large dogs -- two black Labrador Retrievers and a... (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 20:34:38 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. (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 22:55:42 GMT)

Baby Nearly Drowns in Pet's Water Dish
A One-year-old is safe after nearly drowning in the family pet's water dish. Doctors crediting her father for immediately performing CPR and saving her life. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 02:44:56 GMT)

Pet Food Company Fires Back Over Lawsuit
The landmark lawsuit targeting a Chinese company and pet food makers in this country for the tainted pet food crisis caused some ripples today. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 03:02:32 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. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 05:39:33 GMT)

My pet photo
My pet photo: Meet (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 05:57:17 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, 10 Aug 2007 07:09:56 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. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 09:38:37 GMT)

UK's OFT invites comment on La Seda's buy of Amcor's European PET business
LONDON (Thomson Financial) - The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has invited comments on the acquisition of Amcor's European PET packing business by La Seda de Barcelona, which is in progress. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 10:42:54 GMT)

Albarn blocks Pet Shop Boys remix
Damon Albarn blocks the Pet Shop Boys from releasing a remix of Blur's 'Girls and Boys'. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 10:52:55 GMT)

Albarn vs Pet Shop Boys
Damon Albarn has refused to allow the Pet Shop Boys permission to use their remix of a Blur track on a new compilation, according to reports. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 13:56:00 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. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:55:43 GMT)

Pet doctor -- Proper cleaning can help dogs keep teeth
Some pet owners feel that tooth loss in dogs is an inevitable part of growing older, but it doesn't have to happen. As a veterinarian, it's disheartening to have to extract teeth that have become loose due to (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 15:11:12 GMT)

Pet owners continue to exercise caution after food recall
In the aftermath of the recent pet food recall, pet owners continue to exercise caution when choosing what to feed their playful pals. Most of the worry over the safety of certain pet food brands has subsided, as all contaminated brands have been removed from the shelves. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:23:32 GMT)

Mondays to be Pet Day
There are 44.8 million American households with dogs. There are 38.4 million American households with cats. For those reasons and more, The Sun Chronicle on Monday is launching, Pet Day, a weekly page providing news and advice on pets. (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 22:36:42 GMT)

SPCA, Hill's Team Up To Promote Pet Adoption
Thousands of pets are in need of a good home every year, but many are still awaiting adoption. Every year, 30,000 pets come to the SPCA's three shelters in the Sacramento area. Representatives from Hill's Pet Nutrition are touring several shelters, and are making a stop at the Sacramento SPCA on Saturday. Their goal is to give 1 million pets new homes by the end of the year. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 01:42:01 GMT)

Study: Pet therapy effective in helping patients walk again
Lots of hospitals use pet therapy, but now new research shows that trained dogs can do much more that boost patient morale. They can help stroke patients walk again. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 01:53:36 GMT)

SPCA, Hill's Team Up To Promote Pet Adoption
Representatives from Hill's Pet Nutrition are touring several shelters, and are making a stop at the Sacramento SPCA this weekend. Their goal is to give 1 million pets new homes by the end of the year. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 02:05:56 GMT)

ANIMAL SHELTERS: Adopt A Pet
Adopt A Pet LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS PROVIDE LOVING COMPANIONS BY DONNA C. GREGORY Special Correspondent Nothing says "welcome home" like a pet, and local animal shelters are the perfect place to find a new companion. "We generally have a pretty good selection of dogs and cats, puppies and kittens," said Officer S.M. Jessee with the Caroline County Animal Shelter. "We get new ones in every day so ... (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 04:10:07 GMT)

Mondays to be Pet Day
There are 44.8 million American households with dogs. There are 38.4 million American households with cats. For those reasons and more, The Sun Chronicle on Monday is launching, Pet Day, a weekly page providing news and advice on pets. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 05:38:22 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 ... (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 06:07:00 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. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 06:51:37 GMT)

Pennsylvania Department Of Health Reminds Consumers How To Safely Handle Pet Food
As the Pennsylvania Department of Health investigates human cases of infection with an uncommon type of Salmonella, possibly connected to dry dog food, state Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson today reminded consumers of steps they should take to prevent illness when handling pet food and pet treats. [click link for full article] (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 08:14:00 GMT)

Pet-lovers share tales of bravery, adventure, strangeness
According to the American Pet Products Manufacturing Association, 63 percent of American households have a pet. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 08:15:59 GMT)

Pet Vet: Procedures get less painful for declawing cats
Last week, we discussed the recognition and prevention of pain in animals. Unfortunately, many years passed where veterinarians and pet owners did not really recognize that animals suffered from pain. In recent years, pain management in our pets has b ... (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 09:33:31 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. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 11:56:16 GMT)

Pet food king started with one van
It started with one-man and a van selling pet food in rural Carmarthenshire in the 1980’s. Now David Davies’s business is widely regarded as the UK’s leading independent pet food manufacturers. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 13:09:13 GMT)

Animals to strut their stuff at Burlingame Pet Parade
BURLINGAME residents are already excited about the fourth annual, fun-filled Burlingame Pet Parade, which will be held Sept. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 15:10:06 GMT)

Later hours are a pet project for a Naples area veterinarian
Animalife Veterinary Center now stays open until 10 p.m. on weeknights. It’s also open on Saturdays until 8 p.m. The new hours started earlier this month. On just one night, the clinic saw three people who had heard they no longer had to take time off work to bring in their pet. (Sat, 11 Aug 2007 23:13:54 GMT)

Dog owners get a few pointers on pet safety
Anne Sizemore practices with Quinn, her soft-coated Wheaten terrier, at a pet-ownership demo Saturday on Magic Island, with Connie Blake of the Kanawha Obedience Training Club watching. (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 04:23:08 GMT)

Mondays to be Pet Day
There are 44.8 million American households with dogs. There are 38.4 million American households with cats. For those reasons and more, The Sun Chronicle on Monday is launching, Pet Day, a weekly page providing news and advice on pets. (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 05:25:34 GMT)

Pet of The Week
Birdie is the biggest mush pot with people, but she needs to be your one and only pet. If you want a companion to sit on the couch, watch movies and eat bonbons with you, she's your girl. A securely fenced-in yard would be ideal to keep her safe. Belly rubs are her favorite pastime. (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 06:38:10 GMT)

Broward pet of the week
Broward pet of the week Sweetie, an 8-year-old beagle, needs some help. First her family moved away and couldn't take her along. Then she was adopted, but they brought her back because she ''didn't fit in.'' Sweetie is housebroken and likes people of all ages. (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 07:11:28 GMT)

Children's health bill also funds pet projects / House earmarks higher Medicare payments for some hospitals
Despite promises by Congress to end the secrecy of earmarks and other pet projects, the House of Representatives has quietly funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to specific hospitals and health care providers under a bill passed this month to help low-... (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 07:58:46 GMT)

Pet saver defends actions
A pet detective who is temporarily suspended after rescuing a dog from a locked and overheated car says he was just doing what his mandate asks him to do – save animals' lives. (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 08:33:28 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. (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 09:02:40 GMT)

National Geographic charts quest for 'perfect pet'
Are canines the product of our cut-and-paste whims? Is man's best friend a man-made creation? That's how it appears in ''Science of Dogs,'' which charts the human quest to shape a perfect pet -- and more. (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 09:22:15 GMT)

Take a trip; pamper your pet
Brian Clegg is ecstatic with his newest facility - it offers pet owners everything from a day care to chef-prepared meals for their companions. (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 09:53:19 GMT)

Pet calendar
Things to do with your pet (Sun, 12 Aug 2007 10:07:39 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. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 05:16:54 GMT)

What my pet means to me
Many people aren't the least bit afraid to admit it: They treat their beloved pet as though it were their child. Pets give us unconditional love and improve the quality of our lives. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 05:53:13 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. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 06:32:25 GMT)

Underdog Pet Accessory and Gift Retailer Captures Pet Product News International® Award
Pet accessory and gift retailer Moochie & Co. beats out industry big dogs, winning Pet Product News International's Merchandising Award. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Snobby Dog Blog Chosen to be Exclusive On-line Source for Pet Fashion Week 2007 Runway Sneak Peek
PupStyle.com, well known luxury dog products blog for hipsters, announces partnership with Pet Fashion Week NY to be the exclusive on-line source for their sneak preview of the designer looks showing at this year's Pet Fashion Week NY runway. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Snobby Dog Blog Chosen to be Exclusive On-line Source for Pet Fashion Week 2007 Runway Sneak Peek
PupStyle.com, well known luxury dog products blog for hipsters, announces partnership with Pet Fashion Week NY to be the exclusive on-line source for their sneak preview of the designer looks showing at this year's Pet Fashion Week NY runway. (PRWeb Aug 13, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/RmFsdS1TcXVhLVNxdWEtSGFsZi1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 07:23:57 GMT)

Underdog Pet Accessory and Gift Retailer Captures Pet Product News International® Award
Pet accessory and gift retailer Moochie & Co. beats out industry big dogs, winning Pet Product News International's Merchandising Award. (PRWeb Aug 13, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/VGhpci1TaW5nLUluc2UtSGFsZi1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 07:25:18 GMT)

Food container made from recycled PET
13/08/2007 - A new food container is made of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), providing manufacturers with the opportunity to present themselves as "environmentally-friendly". (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:13:17 GMT)

Impressions Packaging Offers Heavy-Wall PET Bottles with Molded-in Frost Look
Tarrytown, NY, July 10, 2007 - Given the demand for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles having a high-end, frosted-glass look, Impressions Packaging has added a frosted grade to its PET Glass(TM) line of thick-walled PET bottles. The frosted effect is molded in, which eliminates the high cost of spray painting bottles to create this effect. This antique look is offered in frost green, blue ... (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:58:17 GMT)

Go ulti-mutt at a pet party
An invitation to a pet party can give you and your friends a first hand opportunity to know each other well. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:55:06 GMT)

Costly collars at pet supply trade show
Pet Fashion Week, a New York trade show for high-end animal products, features a variety of costly animal items, including $10,000 alligator-skin collars.The event, set to begin Saturday, also includes pet carriers fetching $18,000, canine perfumes retrieving $3,000 a bottle and an $8,000 crystal-encrusted vest designed for the discerning dog, the New York Post reported Monday.The event comes as ... (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:03:15 GMT)

Costly collars at pet supply trade show
Pet Fashion Week, a New York trade show for high-end animal products, features a variety of costly animal items, including $10,000 alligator-skin collars. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:04:58 GMT)

Costly collars at pet supply trade show
Pet Fashion Week, a New York trade show for high-end animal products, features a variety of costly animal items, including $10,000 alligator-skin collars. The event, set to begin Saturday, also includes pet carriers fetching $18,000, canine perfumes retri... (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:08:48 GMT)

Pet terrier torn apart by hounds
A court hears how a local magistrate tried to stop a pack of staghounds rip apart her pet dog. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:44:53 GMT)

PCR-PET process wins FDA approval
A recycling process called Flakes-To-Resin (FTR) developed by Austrian mechanical engineering firm Uhde Inventa-Fischer and designed for re-processing of post-consumer PET flake recyclate (PCR), has received food-contact approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for compounds with up to 50% PCR content. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:21:30 GMT)

After pet dies, when to get another one?
Dealing with the loss of a beloved pet is one of many discussion topics you'll find at 937pets.com. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 20:36:01 GMT)

Hunting hounds savaged pet terrier in garden as owner tried to protect it
A magistrate whose dog was being savaged by hounds from a neighbouring hunt kennels threw herself on top of her pet in an attempt to save its life, a court heard yesterday. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 20:57:24 GMT)

Rare Form Of Salmonella Linked To Pet Food
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued a warning to pet owners after a number of cases of a rare form Salmonella that may be connected to dog food. (Mon, 13 Aug 2007 21:00:00 GMT)

Pet Ordinance in Barnesville
A duck drama is playing-out in a small town. A family is trying to change the town's pet ordinance, so they can keep their pet ducks. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 03:34:39 GMT)

Couple file petition over pet ordinance
BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Eric and Jeana Lanum filed a petition with the City Council on Monday supporting a change to the city’s pet ordinance so they can keep their pair of 1-year-old Pekin ducks. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 05:16:18 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. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 05:58:12 GMT)

What my pet means to me
Many people aren't the least bit afraid to admit it: They treat their beloved pet as though it were their child. Pets give us unconditional love and improve the quality of our lives. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 06:39:20 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. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 07:33:31 GMT)

Pet wash, bake sale to benefit The Haven's Gain Access Program
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Haven's GAP (Gain Access Program) is having a back to school pet wash and bake sale at The Haven of Rest on August 18, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise back to school money. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 08:39:23 GMT)

Barnsville couple fight to save their pet ducks
BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Eric and Jeana Lanum filed a petition with the City Council on Monday supporting a change to the city’s pet ordinance so they can keep their pair of 1-year-old Pekin ducks. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:58:57 GMT)

Wag Pet Boutique Receives MetroBravo! Award
Wag Pet Boutique has received Metro Magazine’s top Standing Ovation MetroBravo! Award in the category "Best Pet Boutique/Salon." This is the second consecutive year Wag has achieved this recognition. “We are thrilled that Metro readers and our customers hold us in such high esteem,” said owners Dan Headrick and Pam Guthrie. “We know how important pets are to people and we work hard to [PR.com - ... (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:37:09 GMT)

Dixon Council Considering Future Of Pet Sheep
A battle is brewing in Dixon over the future of a pet sheep named Pepper. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:56:43 GMT)

15/08/07 - Taking out pet insurance proved a waste of money
EDITOR - I am writing to make my feelings known on the waste of the public's money in taking out pet insurances. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 15:59:16 GMT)

Pet duck owners fight ordinance
Eric and Jeana Lanum filed a petition with the Barnesville (Minn.) City Council on Monday supporting a change to the city's pet ordinance so they can keep their pair of 1-year-old Pekin ducks, Winnie and Babbles. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 17:00:40 GMT)

Bird-brained burglars steal 45 pet store parrots
Burglars raised a squawk in Rockville Centre early Tuesday morning when they made off with 45 parrots from a Sunrise Highway pet store, Nassau police said. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 17:08:00 GMT)

Animal Day program includes low-cost pet clinic
Operation SPOT in collaboration with St. Louis City Animal Care and Control and St. Louis Pet Clinic will offer low-cost health care service for dogs and cats during the 12th annual Hope for the Animals Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Tower Grove Park. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 19:43:34 GMT)

45 Parrots Stolen From Renowned N.Y. Pet Store
Police are searching for suspects behind a major bird heist from a pet store in Rockville Centre, costing the owner thousands of dollars. Authorities say 45 parrots in all were stolen from the store owned by Mark Marone, a frequent guest known as "The Pet Keeper" on The Martha Stewart Show. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 20:09:00 GMT)

At least 58 parrots stolen from LI pet store
Police are investigating a pet store burglary Tuesday, with tens of thousands of dollars worth of parrots stolen. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:41:38 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Charity
This week's pet is Charity. She's a full grown mixed breed that was found as a stray on July 4th. If you want a sweet, lap dog, Charity is the dog for you. You can find at the Hamilton County Humane Society at 212 Highland Park Avenue. (Tue, 14 Aug 2007 23:57:16 GMT)

Pet calendar photo shoot Aug. 25
Want to prove your pet's the prettiest, cutest, ugliest, oddest or most whatever you want? Then get its picture printed on a special day of your choosing in the Payson Humane Society's 2008 Pet Calendar. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 00:09:27 GMT)

45 Parrots Stolen From L.I. Pet Shop
Polly doesn't want a cracker. Polly wants a rescue -- after she and 44 other parrots worth more than $1,000 each were abducted from a pet store on Tuesday. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 01:58:50 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. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 05:13:03 GMT)

Pet Adoption Center named after Miles
Norman’s Pet Adoption Center will be renamed after the woman who worked fervently to make it reality. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 05:42:20 GMT)

Determining Your Pet's Worth
The final tally of cats and dogs affected by the recent pet-food scare has yet to be known, but a longer-term effect of the tragedy may be its impact on how the judicial system measures the economic value of pets. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 06:19:46 GMT)

45 parrots missing from NY pet shop
Polly want a rescue: Forty-five parrots worth more than $1,000 each were abducted from a pet store. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 06:21:14 GMT)

45 parrots missing from NY pet shop
Polly want a rescue: Forty-five parrots worth more than $1,000 each were abducted from a pet store. The thief broke a back window of the Parrots of the World shop between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday, before the owner showed up, police said. The 45 stolen parrots were worth about $58,000, said Nassau County police, who didn't know how the crook got away. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 06:30:28 GMT)

45 parrots pilfered from pet shop; police perplexed
Polly doesn't want a cracker. Polly wants a rescue -- after she and 44 other parrots worth more than $1,000 each were abducted from a pet store on Tuesday. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 08:19:24 GMT)

Pet shop offers to help seized animals
An Iowa City pet shop has offered to help the more than 60 animals seized from two Solon farms last week. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 08:33:24 GMT)

PET POOH-BAH'S PARROTS PILFERED
Martha Stewart's favorite animal-care expert was crying fowl yesterday after burglars broke into his Long Island pet store and stole 45 high-priced parrots. The thieves raided Parrots of the World in Rockville Centre sometime between 4 a.m. and 6... (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 09:47:12 GMT)

Bored with goldfish? Indonesian sells pet crabs
JAKARTA (Reuters Life!) - Why settle for goldfish when you can have a snazzily painted hermit crab for a pet? (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 10:00:37 GMT)

Many helped make FOTAS Pet Expo a success
As President of the Friends of the Animal Shelter, I would like to thank the Citizens of Coshocton County who participated in the FOTAS Pet Expo Saturday the 11th of August. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 12:13:32 GMT)

Why host a pet party?
An invitation to a pet party can give you and your friends a first hand opportunity to know each other well. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 12:18:51 GMT)

Man accused of stealing bulldog from Seattle pet store
Associated Press - August 15, 2007 11:15 AM ET SEATTLE (AP) - A man accused of stealing an expensive French bulldog from a Seattle pet store and selling it in a grocery store parking lot has... (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 15:27:30 GMT)

Study links cat disease to flame retardants in furniture and to pet food
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2007 — A mysterious epidemic of thyroid disease among pet cats in the United States may be linked to exposure to dust shed from flame retardants in household carpeting, furniture, fabrics and pet food, scientists are reporting in a study scheduled for publication the Aug. 15 online issue of Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal from the American Chemical ... (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 16:07:32 GMT)

Study Links Cat Disease to Flame Retardants in Furniture and to Pet Food
A mysterious epidemic of thyroid disease among pet cats in the United States may be linked to exposure to dust shed from flame retardants in household carpeting, furniture, fabrics and pet food, scientists are reporting in a study scheduled for publication the Aug. 15 online issue of Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal from the American Chemical Society, the world's largest ... (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 16:19:11 GMT)

Cat Disease Linked To Flame Retardants In Furniture And To Pet Food
A mysterious epidemic of thyroid disease among pet cats in the United States may be linked to exposure to dust shed from flame retardants in household carpeting, furniture, fabrics and pet food, scientists are reporting. They report evidence linking the disease to exposure to environmental contaminants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which the researchers found to be elevated in ... (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:08:57 GMT)

Does Your Pet Have an Allergy? Click Here to Find Out
Pets suffer allergies too. Veterinary dermatologists discuss how to diagnose and treat your pet allergies. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:49:37 GMT)

Learn to train your pet
Training your pet doesn’t mean a quick trip to animal commando school. Simple commands such as sit, stay, or come can make a big difference in pets’ lives. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 19:43:05 GMT)

Upcoming event teaches pet first aid, CPR
A pet first aid and CPR class is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at A Lot to Bark About! Doggie Day Care. The course at 5739 S. Campbell Ave., Suite D, is offered by the business and the Greater Ozark Chapter of the American Red Cross. The cost is $45. Local pet owners will learn to recognize an emergency and perform CPR or first aid on their pets. The public may call 882-1144 for more ... (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 20:12:48 GMT)

California Neighbors Battling Over Pet Sheep
DIXON, Calif. (NBC) -- A battle is brewing over the future of a pet sheep named Pepper in Dixon, California. (Wed, 15 Aug 2007 20:26:58 GMT)

Southern Minnesota City Gets Pet Oxygen Masks
You may be able to breathe a little easier knowing how one local city can keep your pet safe in a scary situation. Bone Appetit Canine Bakery in Austin donated two sets of pet oxygen masks to the city's fire department to help animals in respiratory distress. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 01:04:12 GMT)

What my pet means to me
Many people aren't the least bit afraid to admit it: They treat their beloved pet as though it were their child. Pets give us unconditional love and improve the quality of our lives. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 06:23:12 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Sweet Sam is a 10-years-young golden/Labrador retriever mix. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 06:24:48 GMT)

St. John raises pet adoption fee
St. John the Baptist Parish Council has accepted a measure that increases the parish's animal adoption fee by $10. Passed unanimously at Tuesday night's council meeting, the measure amends a parish ordinance to raise the pet adoption fee from $75 to $85. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 06:38:07 GMT)

Cat disease linked to environmental contaminants in furniture, pet food
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): A mysterious epidemic of thyroid disease among pet cats in the United States may be linked to exposure to dust shed from flame retardants in household carpeting, furniture, fabrics and pet food, a new study has revealed. Janice A. Dye, DVM, Ph.D., at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, N.C., and colleagues from there as well as Indiana ... (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 07:28:32 GMT)

Banned cattle parts not going into pet food; Material being shipped to pet supply company for proper disposal
Parts from cattle that could be infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy are transported to Atwood Pet Supplies near Listowel, but they aren't used in the making of pet food. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:00:10 GMT)

Mobile BIS Introduces New Automation Software for Pet Cemeteries
LOS ANGELES----Mobil BIS, Los Angeles-based developer of software for mobile devices which has pioneered the automation of pet crematories, is introducing a companion application for pet cemeteries, The Pet Burial Solution. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Prized parrot plucked from Moreno Valley pet store
MORENO VALLEY - Even with a name like Hercules, the imposing South American parrot with a nasty bite was no match for thieves who made off with him Tuesday from a Moreno Valley pet store. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 14:10:11 GMT)

Prized parrot plucked from Moreno Valley pet store
MORENO VALLEY - Even with a name like Hercules, the imposing South American parrot with a nasty bite was no match for thieves who made off with him Tuesday from a Moreno Valley pet store. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 14:14:14 GMT)

Designing Your Home With Pet-Friendly Décor
Let’s face it: Our pets are members of the family, no longer relegated to a backyard doghouse. Decorating with your pet dog or cat in mind is really just one part of what we call lifestyle design. Simply put, it’s relatively easy to make a room look like it’s been pulled from the pages of a magazine if no one has to live there. It’s an entirely different undertaking to make it look and feel ... (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:44:09 GMT)

Thief makes off with SoCal pet shop's prized parrot
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. Hercules the macaw wasn't strong enough to fight off a birdnapper. The South American military macaw, worth about $4,000, was stolen Tuesday from the store where he'd been a pet for 13 years. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 18:07:46 GMT)

Prized Parrot Stolen From SoCal Pet Shop
A macaw is stolen from a Southern California pet store. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 18:30:11 GMT)

Pet calendar photo deadline is fast approaching
SCUGOG -- The dog days of summer are coming to an end -- and so is your chance to have your favourite pet included in the 2008 edition of the 'Super Pets' calendar. With the deadline for submissio (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 19:01:40 GMT)

Hungry Pet Bird Found At St. Anselm
St. Anselm College officials said that they are hoping to find the owner of a hungry pet bird found Thursday outside a building on campus. (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 19:14:03 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Bentley, a 1 1/2-year-old male chow-chow mix, 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, 16 Aug 2007 20:22:35 GMT)

Pet overpopulation issue focus of heated debate
The pet overpopulation problem was topic of a heated debate at Wednesday night’s Animal Control Commission meeting. People for and against proposed additions to the current animal ordinance discussed the... (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:40:20 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Files New Universal Shelf Registration Statement
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company today announced that it is has filed a new universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission . (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 22:48:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Files New Universal Shelf Registration Statement
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today announced that it is has filed a new universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This shelf registration statement ... (Thu, 16 Aug 2007 22:57:10 GMT)

Pet adoption fair features discount fees
The Pima Animal Care Center will hold a pet adoption special Saturday in honor of National Homeless Animal Day. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 00:40:02 GMT)

Where concept of a 'pet rock' has reached its apex
Where the concept of a 'pet rock' has reached its apex The primordial rocks in Hyderabad, India, have become the focus of one of India's many emerging citizens movements. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 05:46:11 GMT)

Oceanside pet store animals faring well, officials say
OCEANSIDE ---- A family-run pet store that displays puppies, kittens and other animals in brightly colored cages outside its front door on South Coast Highway is not abusing or neglecting its animals, an officer with the North County Humane Society said Thursday, despite complaints from some area residents. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 06:24:08 GMT)

North Sioux pet food plant sold
Struggling to recover financially from a massive recall of its tainted pet food earlier this year, Menu Foods Income Fund has decided to sell its North Sioux City production facility to Mars Inc., for 26.3 million. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 06:33:46 GMT)

What my pet means to me
Many people aren't the least bit afraid to admit it: They treat their beloved pet as though it were their child. Pets give us unconditional love and improve the quality of our lives. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 06:38:14 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, 17 Aug 2007 07:48:23 GMT)

Pet Stocks: Nine Ways to Make Money From Caring for Your Pets
Stockerblog submits: Is this the dog days of summer? Dogs and cats and other pets are big business and are big consumers of food, toys, medical care, and numerous other pet items. In a previous article back in February, I wrote about stocks that catered mostly to dogs. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 11:16:55 GMT)

Pet Network finds homes for two special needs dogs
Pet Network Animal Friends, a nonprofit rescue and adoption organization, said goodbye to two special needs dogs as they left the shelter for their new second chance homes. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 13:02:13 GMT)

D.M. boy’s cat named best pet at fair
A kitten once abandoned at only 2-days of age has overcome all odds to be crowned the Best of the Best Household Pet in the House Cat Show judged... (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 13:20:52 GMT)

Hold the Kibble: Fat Cats and Dogs Cost Pet Insurer $14 Million
A fat cat, or dog, may result in a fat bill. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nationʼs oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, recently reviewed policyholder data to find that it r (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 13:43:34 GMT)

Pet Parade
Decked-out pets and animal-loving children will parade through downtown Olympia on Saturday for the 78th annual Pet Parade, hosted by The Olympian. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 14:18:51 GMT)

Pet Network finds homes for two special needs dogs
Pet Network Animal Friends, a nonprofit rescue and adoption organization, said goodbye to two special needs dogs as they left the shelter for their new second chance homes. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:03:31 GMT)

Man turns over aggressive pet spider to SPCA
Associated Press - August 17, 2007 1:13 PM ET ROCKY POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man knew it was time to give up on his unusual pet when his Baboon Spider began to rear up on its hind legs and... (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:03:44 GMT)

Pet Cemetery Owners Ordered To Fix Problems
Manitoba Conservation is keeping a watchful eye on the Misty Garden Pet Cemetery after an inspection turned up inappropriate conditions at the site near LaSalle. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:11:21 GMT)

Man's moody pet spider turns on him
A New York man knew it was time to give up on his unusual pet when his Baboon Spider began to rear up on its hind legs and show its large fangs. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:36:40 GMT)

Man Says Moody Pet Spider Has To Go
A New York man knew it was time to give up on his unusual pet when his Baboon Spider began to rear up on its hind legs and show its large fangs. The Long Island man recognized the warning signs and called the Suffolk County SPCA, which picked up the spider this week. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 20:53:08 GMT)

Closed pet cemetery, crematorium under investigation
Manitoba Conservation is investigating a pet cemetery and crematorium near La Salle, Man., that has been closed after people complained their their pets' remains were treated poorly. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 22:10:04 GMT)

Cities Differ On Exotic Pet Ordinances
STEVENS POINT -- While most small reptiles are harmless, under Stevens Point ordinance, pet-owners of BIG reptiles or any exotic or farm animal must have a permit. It's easy to get this permit though-- and it doesn't cost a thing. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 22:43:46 GMT)

Fire Fighters Say Electrical Fire Sparked Flames at Pet Store
The Pet Fair store sells hundreds of different kinds of pets and employees say they're lucky most of the animals were saved. (Fri, 17 Aug 2007 23:41:28 GMT)

East Texas Couple Specializes In Pet Caskets
It's a multi-billion dollar industry. Everything you could ever imagine made just for your pet -- clothes, high-dollar beds, fancy collars. But what about when your pet passes away? One East Texas couple has that covered, and they're bringing dignity to one of life's hardest lessons--the death of a pet. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 00:00:34 GMT)

Oceanside pet store animals faring well, officials say
OCEANSIDE ---- A family-run pet store that displays puppies, kittens and other animals in brightly colored cages outside its front door on South Coast Highway is not abusing or neglecting its animals, an officer with the North County Humane Society said Thursday, despite complaints from some area residents. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 03:02:36 GMT)

Four-legged friends roam Silver Park for festival pet show
Pets ran, slithered and scurried their way into Silver Park for the Carnation Festival's annual pet show, sponsored by Coastal Pet Products, Friday night. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 03:43:03 GMT)

PET BRIEFS
Pet photo shoot to help Mo/Kan Boxer Rescue Mo/Kan Boxer Rescue will hold its annual fundraising photo shoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco, 3050 N. Rock Road. Paul Chauncey Photography will take your pet's photo -- one 8x10 or two 5x7s -- for a $30 donation. Additional prints are available. All proceeds go to boxer rescue. For more information, call 316-371-4598. Bunny TNT to ... (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 06:12:10 GMT)

Pet care calls for precautions in hot weather
The summer heat is starting to climb up the thermometer, and pets are starting to feel the pain of the temperature. When signing on as a pet owner, you have the normal duties of taking care of their needs such as feeding them food and water, bathing them and making time to play with them. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 08:17:41 GMT)

Pet of the week: Farrah
Saturday, August 18, 2007 Farrah is a 1-year-old sable-colored female ferret available for adoption from the Billings Animal Shelter. She has been spayed, and is a friendly, good-natured pet. ... (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 09:36:23 GMT)

Pet adoptions to be held
PET ADOPTION FAIR: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at PetsMart, off Swannanoa River Road in Asheville. Featuring "Paint with Your Pet" and a bake sale to benefit Tanner, a dog recovering from surgery. Call 258-4820 or visit www.animalcompassionnetwork.org. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 11:10:02 GMT)

Blaze hits pet store in mall
Smoke from a Friday morning fire killed about 10 percent of the animals inside a Visalia Mall pet store. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 11:14:54 GMT)

Visalia fire in mall pet store causes $200k in damage
VISALIA -- An early morning blaze damaged a Visalia pet store that's been in business for more than 40 years at the Visalia Mall. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 11:53:45 GMT)

Be a pet to your pet
Doting pet owners may have pulled off what evolution could not by turning their animals into virtual human beings. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 13:21:44 GMT)

Rx for pet care: Specialty services growing in acceptance
It wasn't that long ago when few people embraced alternative medical practices such as chiropractic services, acupuncture and massage. Today, such services, like many advanced traditional medical practices, are moving into the mainstream of pet care as more and more people pamper their pets -- although medical care isn't seen on the same plane as some other pampering practices. Shawna and Patrick ... (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 15:57:53 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK
Shaggy is this week’s Pet of the Week at the Rushville Animal Shelter. Shaggy is a Maltese mix, who was found as a stray in the county. Shaggy is timid, but friendly, and would make a great pet for a home with no children, ideally an elderly couple or person. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 18:17:32 GMT)

Financial woes fueling pet surrenders
Pet owners are surrendering their animals to the Fox Valley Humane Association with increasing frequency this year, often because of financial hardships, shelter officials say. (Sat, 18 Aug 2007 22:55:35 GMT)

Woman killed by pet camel in outback Qld
A pet camel has reportedly killed a 60-year-old woman in Queensland's outback. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 00:10:11 GMT)

Pet camel kills woman
A PET camel that killed a 60-year-old woman in Queensland's south was a birthday present from her family, police say. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 01:07:00 GMT)

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