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Woman suffocated by pet camel
A PET camel that knocked over and then sat on top of a Queensland woman was a birthday present from her family, and had a history of "bizarre" behaviour. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 01:21:00 GMT)

Pet camel suffocates woman
A PET camel that killed a 60-year-old woman in Queensland's outback was a birthday present from her family. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 01:40:00 GMT)

Pet camel stomps, suffocates woman
BRISBANE - A pet camel has reportedly killed a 60-year-old woman in Queensland's outback. Police say it's believed the camel knocked the woman to the ground, stomped on her and then lay on top of her on a cattle station at Mitchell, almost 600 kilometres west of Brisbane. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 02:12:35 GMT)

Yorkshire terrier Lexi wins Pet Idol contest
With a $500 gift certificate to Pet Depot, Kim Netti isn't sure what to purchase for the dog who has everything. The certificate was awarded to Netti and her 7-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Lexi, as the grand prize in The Citizen's Pet Idol contest. Lexi competed against 125 other pets for the prize. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 03:47:07 GMT)

Pet camel kills Australian woman
An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present, police said Sunday. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 04:35:32 GMT)

Pet Camel Kills Australian Woman
BRISBANE, Australia An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present, police said Sunday. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 04:52:55 GMT)

Pet camel kills Australian woman while apparently trying to have sex
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present after the animal apparently tried to have sex, police said Sunday. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 05:04:00 GMT)

Pet camel kills Australian woman while apparently trying to have sex
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present after the animal apparently tried to have sex, police said Sunday. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 05:10:42 GMT)

Learn about pet insurance before buying
How much do we love our pets? Somewhere to the tune of $40.8 billion - the total amount Americans will spend on their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 07:15:09 GMT)

Pet camel kills woman in Australian outback
A pet camel given as a birthday present killed a 60-year-old woman in Australia's remote outback in a bizarre attack, police said Sunday. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 08:04:27 GMT)

Pet camel kills woman in Australian outback
File photo shows a feral camel searching for food near Alice Springs, Australia. A pet camel given as a birthday present killed a 60-year-old woman in Australia's remote outback in a bizarre attack, police said Sunday. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 08:30:51 GMT)

Financial woes add up to 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. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 09:27:36 GMT)

Woman fatally crushed by pet camel
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present, police said Sunday. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 09:47:30 GMT)

Palm Beach County: Pet owners are urged to be ready for storms
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control wants to encourage all pet owners to get their cats and dogs ready in case of a hurricane. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 10:42:34 GMT)

Independence Township Library hosts Pet Day
Independence Township Library invites pet lovers to "paws" from their busy schedule to enjoy the "purrfect" outing during Incredible Pets Day 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 11:42:06 GMT)

Pet camel kills woman 'trying to have sex'
An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present after the animal apparently tried to have sex, police have said. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 13:17:10 GMT)

Pet camel kills woman
A WOMAN has been killed on a remote Queensland property by a pet camel given to her as a birthday present. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 14:00:00 GMT)

Woman killed by pet camel
A PET camel that killed a 60-year-old woman in a bizarre attack in the Outback had been given to her as a birthday present from her family. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 14:00:00 GMT)

'Out of control' pet camel kills female owner
A PET camel that killed a 60-year-old woman in a bizarre attack in Queensland's outback had been given to her as a birthday present from her family. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:00:00 GMT)

Pet camel kills owner
A 60-Year-old Queensland woman has been killed by a pet camel that was given to her as a birthday present. (Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:22:00 GMT)

Autopsy to determine if pet camel killed woman
An autopsy will determine if a 10-month-old pet camel killed its owner at Bollon in south-western Queensland. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 01:27:15 GMT)

PET CAMEL KILLS OWNER
A PET camel that killed a 60-year-old woman was a birthday gift from her family. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 04:18:36 GMT)

Pet camel kills Australian woman
SYDNEY — A 60-year-old woman was killed by her pet camel after it knocked her to the ground, stomped on her head and lay on top of her, police said Monday. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 05:07:22 GMT)

Free pet spaying, neutering available to city residents
Free pet spaying, neutering available (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 05:11:05 GMT)

Byron woman finds true calling after starting pet salon
When Raegan VanderZwaag needed a larger location for her pet grooming salon, she didn't have to look very far. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 07:05:23 GMT)

Pet fat club launched by TV vet
A new slimming club to tackle pet obesity is being launched celebrity vet Joe Inglis in Southampton. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 07:31:36 GMT)

Pet camel kills Australian woman
An Australian woman is killed by her pet camel when the animal apparently tried to have sex with her, police say. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 09:43:59 GMT)

Has your pet got that special animal magic?
IT'S BACK and it's bigger than ever ... go animal crackers for the return of Pet Idol! Tomorrow we launch our fantastic, fun competition to find the best pet in the west. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:32:12 GMT)

Plainfield May Soon Lift Ban On Pet Bunnies
Officials in far southwest suburban Plainfield are in the process of changing the village’s pet laws in an attempt to be more “animal friendly.” (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:33:00 GMT)

Pet male camel kills his mistress
A pet male camel given as a gift that may have been looking for a mate killed an Australian woman, police said Sunday. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 12:11:22 GMT)

Pet Talk : Microchips for pets
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — If your pet is your best friend, microchips should be, too. (Benton County Daily Record) (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 12:40:40 GMT)

Australian woman killed by pet camel
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present, police said Sunday. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:25:45 GMT)

Australian woman killed by amorous pet camel
An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present after the animal apparently tried to have sex, police said Sunday. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:23:58 GMT)

Anchorage considers backyard pet ban
Some backyard rabbits, chickens and other non-canine critters could be evicted under proposed zoning changes in Anchorage, Alaska.Pet owners and animal rights activists say the proposed changes will swamp shelters with birds and animals being responsibly cared for now in backyards across the city, the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News reported.The city's plan is an effort to balance the number of ... (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 15:11:54 GMT)

New service specializes in livestock, house pet care
Watch-Over-Me Pet Sitting, which specializes in livestock and house pet care in the Southwest Valley, is the brainchild of a Buckeye resident and lifetime animal lover.{s}Photos (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:02:27 GMT)

Pet Parade is a perennial favorite
Tehachapi Mountain Festival Pet Parade Winners: Most Unusual Pet 1. Portland Ream on her Clydesdale, Cody. 2.... (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 17:35:03 GMT)

Panel eyes pet food law as safety of China-made pet food questioned
TOKYO — A study panel convened by the agricultural and environmental ministries Monday agreed to call for the introduction of tough legal measures to ensure the safety of pet food for dogs and cats after the safety of Chinese-made pet food was called into question in the United States. (Mon, 20 Aug 2007 22:07:11 GMT)

Pet Briefs: Pets find homes, SNAP clinics, Adoption event, Cover dog search
Last week in Pet Project we featured three dogs whose time was running out at Animal Care Services. We put out an emergency plea for adoption and, happily, the plea was answered. Annie, Donavan and Barbie have all gone to good homes. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 01:13:44 GMT)

Murrieta commissioners to consider proposed pet crematorium
MURRIETA -- A pet crematorium has been proposed for vacant space within the Sandalwood Commercial Center. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 04:55:12 GMT)

Recycling failure pet food firm fined
A pet food manufacturing company was yesterday ordered to pay more than £3,500 in fines and court costs for breaking recycling rules. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 07:29:08 GMT)

Pet Fashion Week offers style tips for pampered pooches
A model shows off a dog in a designer outfit during the 2007 Pet Fashion Week NY dog runway fashion show on 19 Aug. Pet Fashion Week was launched a year ago for buyers and sellers of pet lifestyle items from all over the world to exhibit new ideas and innovation in the pet industry. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:30:51 GMT)

Little stars waiting to be your perfect pet
TODAY we launch Pet Idol 2007, the fun competition that puts your pet in the spotlight. "They go into the reception area to fill out one of our questionnaires, which assesses whether their circumstances meet the society's requirements to adopt a pet. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:55:49 GMT)

Peninsula: Pet store seeks damages from city for flooding
During a closed session Wednesday, city leaders will consider a claim filed against them by San Mateo Pet Supply. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:07:21 GMT)

Woman Goes On Trial In Pet Monkey Case
A Rockville woman goes on trial on charges of illegally keeping a pet monkey. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:04:39 GMT)

The real Pet Shop Boys drop in on Fringe show
WITH five singers, a string quartet and a grand piano, it's a very different stage show to the minimalist 'two men and a keyboard' look made famous by Pet Shop Boys. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:59:18 GMT)

This Report Discusses The Current Consumer Attitudes To Pet Insurance As Well As The Trends In Market Distribution
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of "UK Pet Insurance 2007" to their offering. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 12:02:00 GMT)

Pet Fashion Week offers style tips for pampered pooches
For discriminating pets, it really was the cat's pajamas: New York's second annual Pet Fashion Week offered everything a pampered pooch could ever want, from jewel-encrusted leashes to doggy perfume. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 12:38:33 GMT)

Pet shop owner held in sale of jaguar, monkeys
JUAREZ -- A jaguar cub, two monkeys and a boa constrictor were seized over the weekend by Juárez police. The exotic animals were being sold, allegedly without the proper paperwork, at the Angel pet store near Rio Grande Mall, police said. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:56:47 GMT)

Oxygen for Fluffy: Donated pet masks to help Gwinnett firefighters
Firefighters in Gwinnett County will soon receive 25 oxygen masks for dogs and cats. The county commissioners voted Tuesday to accept a donation of the pet masks, a gift that will let firefighters help dogs and cats suffering from smoke inhalation. Chief Steve Rolader of the Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services said the donation will allow firefighters to put pet oxygen masks on all county ... (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 16:18:28 GMT)

Stolen macaw returned to Moreno Valley pet store
A parrot stolen last week from a Moreno Valley pet store has been returned safe and sound -- though in a bad mood -- its owner said. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:07:57 GMT)

Couple Arrested after Child's Pet is Killed
A local woman and her boyfriend are behind bars following a drunken night which police say a child's pet was killed. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:49:33 GMT)

Chinchilla stolen from pet store
Virginia Beach Police are looking for two people they say stole a chichilla from a pet store. Police say it happened on July 22nd at a pet store on the 4300 block of Holland Road. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 19:07:44 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, 21 Aug 2007 20:47:38 GMT)

Woman To Go On Trial Over Pet Monkey
A Maryland woman fighting to get her pet monkey back pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally possessing the animal. She said the plea was a legal tactic to have her case heard by a higher court. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 20:51:00 GMT)

Pet food drive collects 3,000 pounds of food
The LAKES Women's Club hosted a pet food and supply drive on Aug. 18 to benefit the Arizona Humane Society. (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 21:24:27 GMT)

Pit bulls enter neighbors' pet door, maul woman in her bed
Two pit bulls entered a home through a pet door this morning and mauled a woman in her bed, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office... (Tue, 21 Aug 2007 23:13:41 GMT)

Police seize animals at Santa Ana pet shop
The owner is cited for alleged substandard conditions and neglect. Eighty-five animals were seized from a Santa Ana pet shop and its owner was cited on numerous counts of animal neglect, authorities said today. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:03:07 GMT)

Preliminary Final Report (PET.AX, 00750869, 20070822)
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Pet Aid 2007
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. -- The Smashing Pumpkins and Perry Farrell's Satellite Party will perform at Pet Aid 2007 on Friday, Sept. 21, at The Amphitheater at Clark County. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:42:38 GMT)

Animals Confiscated From Santa Ana Pet Store
Derek Dickey (pictured) says his new beagle puppy became ill just hours after he brought her home from a Santa Ana pet store. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 01:12:30 GMT)

Parking Garages May Become Emergency Pet Shelters
(KHNL) - The threat of Hurricane Flossie put the Hawaiian Islands on alert. And one lessons learned from this close call is the need for designated pet friendly shelters. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 03:00:37 GMT)

Man sues judge who ordered his pet bears confiscated
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A southwest Ohio man is suing a local judge in a dispute that goes back to 2004, when the judge ordered animal control officers to seize the man's seven pet black bears out of concerns the bears were being mistreated. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 04:55:56 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. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 10:08:21 GMT)

Pet Food Recall
There is another pet-related recall. Mars Petcare U-S says some bags of its Krasdale Gravy dry dog food may be contaminated with salmonella. The recall applies to five pound bags of dog food sold in five states, including Pennsylvania. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 10:23:49 GMT)

Doherty's pet cat took cocaine
Pete Doherty's pet cat has been found with traces of cocaine in its blood stream. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 11:27:33 GMT)

10 reasons why owning a pet is good for your health
OWNING a pet is good for your health ... it's official! Pet power can make you live longer, recover faster from illness and be more productive at work. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 11:47:02 GMT)

Salmonella Concerns Lead To Pet Food Recall
Some bags of Krasdale Gravy dry dog food may be contaminated with salmonella, which could affect both pets and their owners, Mars Petcare U.S., Inc. announced Tuesday. The company is recalling the product and asking pet owners who purchased it to throw it away and bring the bags in for a refund. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:27:00 GMT)

'We did our very best': owner of closed pet cemetery, crematorium
The owner of a Manitoba pet cemetery and crematorium says she's become the victim of a 'witch hunt' as outraged pet owners vent their anger over conditions at her business. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:47:58 GMT)

Pet sitting a growing job choice, but be prepared to work
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Walking a dog on a beautiful day, playing with kittens -- for money. Sound better than the job you have now? Whether you're interested in working for an established company or starting out on your own, pet sitting is a growing business. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 15:01:37 GMT)

Canada shuts ghastly pet cemetery
A FRIGHTFUL pet cemetery and crematorium in western Canada has been closed after local media reported freezers full of animal corpses and barrels of bones and ashes at the site, authorities said today. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 18:30:00 GMT)

New service specializes in livestock, house pet care
Watch-Over-Me Pet Sitting, which specializes in livestock and house pet care in the Southwest Valley, is the brainchild of a Buckeye resident and lifetime animal lover.{s}Photos (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 19:12:47 GMT)

Pet chihuahua goes on a wild ride
A pet Chihuahua has been found after the truck the dog was in was stolen. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 19:16:05 GMT)

Takers found for expired pet food; Pet store overwhelmed by calls from groups
A local pet store owner says he's been overwhelmed by the number of groups contacting him for the expired food that the local animal shelter recently turned down. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 20:02:38 GMT)

Website Sees Record Spike Due to Pet-Friendly Vehicles
It wasn't a celebrity or a religious event that drove a record number of internet surfers to DogCatRadio.com last week. It was pet lovers from all across America wanting to see this month's pet-friendly vehicle review. (Wed, 22 Aug 2007 20:55:00 GMT)

MyFox Boston | Doctor Swaps Drugs for Pet Care
Swapping drugs for discounted pet care – a local doctor is disciplined for cutting an under-the-table deal with his vet. FOX25's John Monahan reports from Hyannis. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 02:29:11 GMT)

Program's goal: To fetch your perfect pet
About 100 animal shelters across the U.S. are using a matchup process from the ASPCA to help pet seekers choose a canine that's likely to fit their lifestyle and dog-behavior preferences. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 02:42:53 GMT)

New business spotlight on Snyder's Country Pet Food
Snyder’s Country Pet Food, 467 Route 87 Highway, offers its customer healthy dog and cat food that customers can feel good about feeding to their pets. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 04:16:17 GMT)

Vet saves pet kitten
A vet has told how she saved the life of a kitten which had swallowed a 2in (6cm) pipe cleaner. Kitty's owner, Susan Yamani, 35, of Barking, Essex, became concerned after her 18-week-old pet refused to eat. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 04:48:03 GMT)

Pet crematorium gets commission's endorsement
MURRIETA -- A pet crematorium will be moving into a vacant warehouse suite in southern Murrieta -- to the chagrin of neighboring business owners -- if approved by a regional air quality district. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 05:31:43 GMT)

Rocker Drugs Pet with Cocaine
(antiMusic) Pete Doherty has hit a new low if reports are true that gave drugs to his pet kitten. A vet discovered cocaine in the feline's system and now the troubled rocker is reportedly being investigated for animal abuse. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 05:41:49 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Peekay, a 1-year-old Pomeranian/American Eskimo mix who weighs 11 pounds and is fully grown. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 06:10:37 GMT)

National Wal-Mart pet treat scare appears in Lake County
LAKE COUNTY -- Vicki Stone of Cobb never knew that the dollars she hoped to save by purchasing her dog's favorite treat, Chicken Jerky Strips, at Wal-Mart in Clearlake could cost her favorite pet his life. "He's such a picky eater, but he loved the strips, he'd gulp them down," said Stone. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 07:12:31 GMT)

Time to 'Read to a Pet'
Dogs can't read, but they can listen without interrupting, which is the point of Salem Public Library's "Read to a Pet" program. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 10:13:35 GMT)

Greeley family in hot water over pet antelope who is friends with dog
Poudre and Skeeter are best friends, but there's a problem — Skeeter is a dog, and Poudre is a 3-month-old antelope who isn't supposed to be a pet. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 15:09:39 GMT)

Entries sought for pet photo contest
Think you have the cutest pet in the world? Got a picture to prove it? Then send your pet's photo to a pet picture contest sponsored by the St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 15:17:45 GMT)

Remembering your departed pet
National Pet Memorial Day is Sept. 9. Claire Chew, certified pet bereavement counselor, said, "As pet owners, we experience laughter, joy, unconditional love, frustrations, sorrow and other human emotions with our pets. (It's like) losing a member of our family; the grief we feel for them has many layers. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 15:20:17 GMT)

‘Green’ pet store to re-open in Atlas Park
Come September, Queens pet owners will have the chance to shop for a slew of animal accessories at an environmentally-conscious shop. Crazy for Animals, the city’s first ‘green’ pet store will re-open at The Shops at Atlas Park located at 8000 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:13:16 GMT)

Pet food safety tips
The recent announcement by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that two brands of Chinese-made dog treats contained traces of the chemical agent melamine gives pet owners new cause to worry about what their animals are eating. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:52:24 GMT)

Premium Pet Pampering to Continue
FARMINGTON, Conn.----The Infoshop has announced the addition of Packaged Facts' product Market Trends: Premium Pet Demographics and Product Purchasing Preferences to its online catalog. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 18:27:00 GMT)

Woman may have been killed by pet camel
An Australian woman may have been killed by her pet camel. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 21:09:57 GMT)

Pet sitting a growing job choice, but be prepared to work hard
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Walking a dog on a beautiful day, playing with kittens — for money. Sound better than the job you have now? Whether you're interested in working for an established company or starting out on your own, pet sitting is a growing business. (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:03:18 GMT)

Animals Seized From Santa Ana Pet Store Will Not Return
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The owner of a Santa Ana pet store will not get back the 83 animals seized from his store, which authorities said was filthy, a judge ruled Thursday. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 00:27:48 GMT)

Thousands of pet rabbits die in myxomatosis outbreak due to mosquito boom
The soggy summer has claimed another victim - pet rabbits. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 00:55:07 GMT)

Family Faces Jail Time For Having A Pet Antelope
A Greeley family faces hefty fines and possible jail time for turning a young antelope buck into a house pet. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 01:20:00 GMT)

Lee's Summit Considers Stricter Pet Ordinance
One metro city is considering some strict changes to its pet ordinance. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 01:24:21 GMT)

Pet crematorium gets commission's endorsement
MURRIETA -- A pet crematorium will be moving into a vacant warehouse suite in southern Murrieta -- to the chagrin of neighboring business owners -- if approved by a regional air quality district. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 04:03:28 GMT)

Pet burial scandal outrages veterinarians
Rotting remains discovered at a Manitoba pet crematorium (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:42:48 GMT)

Pack of dogs attack pet donkey, sheep on Davie farm
A veterinarian is tending the wounds of three lambs after a pack of dogs attacked a small herd of sheep and a pet donkey on a Davie farm. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:27:38 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. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:12:31 GMT)

Police investigate attack on woman by pet pit bulls
Police were investigating after a 69-year-old woman was mauled by her three pet pit bulls in her home in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 15:26:09 GMT)

Pack of Dogs Attack Pet Donkey, Sheep on Davie Farm
DAVIE, FL (AP) -- A veterinarian is tending the wounds of three lambs after a pack of dogs attacked a small herd of sheep and a pet donkey on a Davie farm. Suzy Sarna says she found the donkey named Leopold floating in a pond on her farm with bites all over his body. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 15:32:26 GMT)

NIreland man bites head off girlfriend's pet python during row: 'Tastes lovely'
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - A Northern Ireland man bit off the head of his girlfriend's pet snake during a fight and remarked that it "tasted lovely," lawyers testified Friday. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:15:00 GMT)

Life ban for former pet shop boss
A former pet shop owner is banned from keeping animals for life after admitting cruelty to more than 170 animals. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:46:37 GMT)

Wal-Mart recalls pet food
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Tests of two Chinese brands of dog treats sold at Wal-Mart stores found traces of melamine, a chemical agent that led to another massive pet food recall in March, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 18:59:20 GMT)

Police: Man set fire to home, stabbed pet snake
Mesa police arrested a 38-year-old man Thursday after he barricaded himself during a domestic fight, set his home on fire and stabbed a pet snake. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 21:20:43 GMT)

‘Green’ pet store to re-open in Atlas Park
Come September, Queens pet owners will have the chance to shop for a slew of animal accessories at an environmentally-conscious shop. Crazy for Animals, the city’s first ‘green’ pet store will re-open at The Shops at Atlas Park located at 8000 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. (Fri, 24 Aug 2007 21:28:16 GMT)

Pet food store caters to health-conscious owners
Pet lovers who want to be sure their dogs, cats and rabbits are eating the most nutritious organic diets available have a new destination for shopping at the (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 00:20:54 GMT)

Rocker Drugs Pet with Cocaine
(antiMusic) Pete Doherty has hit a new low if reports are true that gave drugs to his pet kitten. A vet discovered cocaine in the feline's system and now the troubled rocker is reportedly being investigated for animal abuse. (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 00:34:00 GMT)

Shelter needs pet food gift cards
Don't miss out on the chance to make your pet a star in our upcoming Payson Humane Society pet calendar. For $20 per photo, you can pick a day (first come, first served) for your pet to be featured. Forms are available at the shelter or on the Web site www.paysonhumanesociety.com. (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 03:29:35 GMT)

Police investigate attack on woman by pet pit bulls
Police were investigating after a 69-year-old woman was mauled by her three pet pit bulls in her home in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section. (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 05:15:00 GMT)

KNIFE THUGS SLICE OFF PET RABBIT'S EAR
AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy was left distraught after finding his pet rabbit with its ear sliced off. (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 07:00:35 GMT)

Ferrisi Worldwide Launches Pet Food and Pet Products Website, GetPetSavy.com
Ferrisi Worldwide recently launched their website - www.GetPetSavvy.com which offers high quality pet food and pet products like pet grooming tools, sleeping bags, carriers, training aids and much more. The website covers a whole range of the highest quality bird products, cat and dog food, cat products, pet grooming aids, pet toys, dog products, fish products and a variety of products for small ... (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 07:11:57 GMT)

Pet owner jailed over starved dog
A man is jailed for 12 weeks for allowing his pet dog to starve to death. (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 12:55:51 GMT)

Pet Responsibility Panel Making Progress
In its second year and second community emphasis, the Moore County Citizens' Pet Responsi-bility Committee is piling up impressive statistics. In nine spay/neuter clinics in the Robbins community, the committee reports that procedures have been performed on 326 cats and dogs. (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 14:56:28 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food Vs. Lead-Paint Toys
A sign explains why a store shelf is empty of pet food after it was pulled from the shelves at Petco. There were two significant product recalls this year: tainted pet food and lead-based paint on children's toys. Two issues that concern the health of your pet and your child. (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 16:11:07 GMT)

Cathy M. Rosenthal: Answers to 5 excuses about pet adoption
If you're getting a purebred dog or cat because you think shelter pets are inferior, then I'd like to smack you across the head — you and about 85 percent of other pet owners across the nation. (Sat, 25 Aug 2007 23:48:54 GMT)

PET BRIEFS
Pet Briefs (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 01:38:29 GMT)

PET CALENDAR
What: Meet and Greet. Who: Pet Helpers. When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Where: My Three Dogs, 1518 Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant. Details: Visit the doggie day care to meet pets available from Pet Helpers. Contact: Lucy Painter at Pet Helpers, 795-1110. (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 04:11:31 GMT)

Pet of The Week / Pet Rescue of Larchmont
Bubbles is a handsome Russian blue with a sparkling white bib. He is a friendly cat who loves to snuggle on a lap or watch TV, even though he has one closed eye. He gets along well with other cats and dogs, as long as they don't bother him. He probably would do better as an only pet. (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 06:36:22 GMT)

Bringing another pet into the family
Whenever we decide to bring home a new pet, we have to remember that we are making the decision for the other pets in the household. They have not told us that they would like a little buddy. We have either presumed that they would enjoy one or we have... (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 07:57:29 GMT)

Getting ready for pet show
THE countdown has begun for one of Stamford's favourite family events. All creatures great and small will be gathering at the Meadows on Sunday, September 9, for the Companion Dog and Children's Pet Show, which is returning to the town after an absence of two years. (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 08:21:47 GMT)

$1 million for arts center part of 'pet projects' veto
When Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed the state's $60 billion budget into law Thursday, he left out $463 million he called "special pet projects and other spending that we simply can't afford." (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 09:19:02 GMT)

Betty Battle: cat lover discovers the joy of volunteering at Pet Network and living in Incline Village, after years of ...
Bonanza Photo - Carrie Richards Betty Battle, a volunteer with Pet Network, has kept dozens of pregnant and sick cats at her home until they are well enough to return to Pet Network for adoption. (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 13:02:03 GMT)

Betty Battle: cat lover discovers the joy of volunteering at Pet Network and living in Incline Village, after years of ...
Bonanza Photo - Carrie Richards Betty Battle, a volunteer with Pet Network, has kept dozens of pregnant and sick cats at her home until they are well enough to return to Pet Network for adoption. (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 16:58:52 GMT)

Pet Recalls Continue to Surface
AUGUST 24, 2007 -- FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Mars Petcare US, Inc. earlier this week issued a voluntary recall of two brands of its pet food sold in specific states. The products are potentially contaminated with salmonella. (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 17:03:42 GMT)

Angry lover ate pet python
A Northern Ireland man bit his girlfriend's pet snake in half during a fight and remarked that it ''tasted lovely,'' lawyers told a court in Belfast. (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 19:02:10 GMT)

Pet Recalls Continue to Surface
AUGUST 24, 2007 -- FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Mars Petcare US, Inc. earlier this week issued a voluntary recall of two brands of its pet food sold in specific states. The products are potentially contaminated with salmonella. (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 22:18:42 GMT)

Killer virus returns to strike down pet rabbits
Pet rabbits have become the latest victims of Britain’s sodden summer of heavy rainfall and flash flooding. (Sun, 26 Aug 2007 22:58:29 GMT)

Pet hotel lets Rover, Fluffy lounge in luxury
Associated Press - August 26, 2007 8:45 PM ET HOBART, Wis. (AP) - Luxurious pet hotels that feature heated floors and piped-in music might seem the stuff of extravagant New York culture or... (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 00:51:32 GMT)

Pet hotel lets Rover, Fluffy lounge in luxury
HOBART, Wis. (AP) - Luxurious pet hotels that feature heated floors and piped-in music might seem the stuff of extravagant New York culture or new-age California indulgence. But Sara Bonk was convinced that pet owners in the Midwest would also want to pamper their canine friends. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 00:54:52 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, 27 Aug 2007 01:38:51 GMT)

China Says Two Companies Face Prosecution for Tainted Pet Food
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Two companies that added a poisonous substance to protein powder linked to U.S. pet deaths face criminal prosecution, the head of China's quality and safety watchdog said today. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:20:24 GMT)

Pet products go green
Thinking green these days? How about a solar dog house for Fido? And while you're browsing, what about some recycled pet tags and whole wheat animal treats? (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 05:12:04 GMT)

Pet portraits scheduled for Sept. 7-9
Bathe your beagle and comb your cat: It’s time for CB Photo’s 13th annual pet portrait event, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Black Hills. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 05:16:42 GMT)

Pet owners to register their animal friends
Two peafowl, two iguanas, a bullfrog and a bluetongue skink do not make up even half the collection of animals 20-year-old pet lover Alston Stephanus keeps in his backyard, or rather, rear-poolside in an upscale South Jakarta neighborhood. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 05:22:27 GMT)

Bonsai, pet show bow wows in City
VietNamNet Bridge – Ho Chi Minh City residents can enjoy an exhibition of ornamental trees and pet animals on National Day September 2, which ahs attracted participants from all parts of the country. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 07:00:21 GMT)

Town mulls pet neutering ordinance
ROCKINGHAM -- The town is considering a new ordinance that would require pet owners to spay or neuter their cats and dogs. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 07:14:00 GMT)

Mars pet food recall over Salmonella
Another pet product has been recalled over fears it may be contaminated. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:10:48 GMT)

Pet Recalls Continue to Surface
AUGUST 24, 2007 -- FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Mars Petcare US, Inc. earlier this week issued a voluntary recall of two brands of its pet food sold in specific states. The products are potentially contaminated with salmonella. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:18:52 GMT)

Pet portraits scheduled for Sept. 7-9
Bathe your beagle and comb your cat: It’s time for CB Photo’s 13th annual pet portrait event, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Black Hills. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:42:10 GMT)

Pet hotel lets Rover, Fluffy lounge in luxury
HOBART, Wis. (AP) Luxurious pet hotels that feature heated floors and piped-in music might seem the stuff of extravagant New York culture or new-age California indulgence. But Sara Bonk was convinced that pet owners in the Midwest would also want to pamper their canine friends. Three years later, she is silencing her detractors who said her Wagg Inn pet hotel in Hobart wouldnt survive. Everybody ... (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:14:40 GMT)

bState briefs:/b Pet hotel lets Rover, Fluffy lounge in luxury
HOBART Luxurious pet hotels that feature heated floors and piped-in music might seem the stuff of extravagant New York culture or new-age California indulgence. But Sara Bonk was convinced that pet owners in the Midwest would also want to pamper their canine friends. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 14:40:38 GMT)

Pet First Aid is Sept. 22 at Magruder
The American Red Cross is offering its newest class on Pet First Aid. The class teaches students how to provide emergency care to their pet in the first critical minutes before reaching a veterinarian. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 14:46:19 GMT)

Diamond Pet Foods Selects Essay Contest Winners, Honors Working Dogs
Today Diamond Pet Foods is honoring five, four-legged workers for their significant contributions to society. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 16:00:00 GMT)

Pet-friendly offices take the lead by letting the dogs in
Hills Pet Nutrition is a company that walks the talk – and the dog too. At the company’s site in Hertfordshire, UK, several dogs can often be found in the office. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 16:38:29 GMT)

Rent-a-dog for people too busy to own a pet
NEW YORK - For busy people longing for the companionship of a pet but unable to care for one full-time, renting a dog may provide a solution. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:37:18 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. (Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:58:00 GMT)

MyFox Birmingham | That's Life: Pet Portraits
Do you love your pet like a sibling or your own baby? If your pet is a member of your family then the treat the little sweetie to a 'Pet Portrait' by Alicia Cook! (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 03:41:32 GMT)

Family Pet Killed in Drive By Shooting
Bullets from a drive by shooting in Murfreesboro didn't hit any people, but it did take the life of a family pet. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 04:09:51 GMT)

Quad-City Animal Welfare Center to hold pet photo contest
The Quad-City Animal Welfare Center is holding a cutest pet photo contest. Photos can be entered for 5 each. The winner gets a digital camera. All entries must be received by Friday. All proceeds benefit the Quad-City Animal Welfare Center. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 05:36:48 GMT)

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