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Preliminary Final Report Correction (PET.AX, 00753069, 20070828)
mktsens (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 05:44:00 GMT)

Demand growing for Earth-friendly pet products
Now that lessening one's carbon footprint is an issue for humans -- in theory, if not always practice -- lessening the carbon paw print of our pets has become one as well. The pet industry has tapped into consumer awareness that if purchasing and lifestyle decisions have an impact on the Earth, then pet ownership has environmental consequences as well. Whether organic or recyclable, ... (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 06:10:14 GMT)

Student plans pet-sitting service
FREDERICK -- Alison Klingmeyer didn't wait to graduate from Hood College to start a business. She and a partner are about to open a pet-sitting service called Star Pets. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 06:12:22 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. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 09:14:48 GMT)

Bonsai and pet show bow wows in HCM City
Ho Chi Minh City residents can enjoy an exhibition of ornamental trees and pet animals on National Day September 2, which has attracted participants from all parts of the country. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:09:36 GMT)

Conway tables pet-waste issue
After much discussion Monday night, Conway City Council voted to defer final approval on two ordinances: one dealing with pet waste, another on splitting the riverfront into two zoning districts. The council spent substantial time discussing an ordinance to require pet owners to pick up after their pets in the city limits. Councilman Irby Koon led the charge to table the discussion until staffers ... (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 12:20:57 GMT)

Pet dog makes a meal of it
Making meals has become a doddle for one family in India after their pet dog started helping out. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 13:18:53 GMT)

Pet food recall scares up sales
RICHVILLE - The government recall earlier this year of dozens of brands of pet foods was - to Richard T. Erickson - so much gravy. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 15:32:35 GMT)

Pet snake's heat lamp may have sparked blaze, killed snake
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Investigators say a heat lamp for a pet snake may be behind a fire that heavily damaged a Glenwood Springs home. The fire broke out a little before 2 p.m. yesterday at the home of veterinarians Lori Pohm and Bob Thorsen. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:49:05 GMT)

Pet snake's heat lamp may have sparked blaze, killed snake
GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) - Investigators say a heat lamp for a pet snake may have sparked a fire that heavily damaged a home here and killed the snake. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 19:24:33 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into California's Conejo Valley
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 California's Conejo Valley region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 96th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 7,500 active ... (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 19:35:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Texas' South Central Denton County
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 the South Central Denton County region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 95th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 7,500 ... (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 19:38:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into California's Butte County
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 California's Butte County region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 97th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 7,500 active ... (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 19:38:00 GMT)

Pet Snake's Heat Lamp May Have Sparked Home Blaze
Investigators said a heat lamp for a pet snake may have sparked a fire that heavily damaged a home here and killed the snake. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:05:11 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, 28 Aug 2007 20:27:06 GMT)

Pet Snake's Heat Lamp May Have Sparked Blaze
Investigators said a heat lamp for a pet snake may be behind a fire that heavily damaged a Glenwood Springs home. (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 22:03:00 GMT)

Owner blames dog treat for pet's death
Owner blames dog treat for pet's death (Tue, 28 Aug 2007 23:00:56 GMT)

Pet dog to be destroyed in wake of baby death
A pet dog that mauled a two-week old Perth baby girl to death will be destroyed today, police say. The baby died of head injuries yesterday morning in Princess Margaret Hospital for Children after the family’s Siberian husky dragged her from her cot on Monday night. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 00:32:41 GMT)

All Pet Center introduces Patty Montez, new dog groomer
All Pet Center is happy to welcome Patty Montez, a dog groomer with 25 years experience. She is adept at all types of cuts, including show styles. Montez breeds and shows Italian greyhounds. One of her greyhounds placed at the Westminster Dog Show. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 01:12:29 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? (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 03:26:53 GMT)

Pet-care briefs
Keeping ants out of your pet’s food bowls can be a losing battle this time of year. A line of tiny scavengers seems to form as soon as dinner is set down. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 03:37:36 GMT)

Cast your vote for cutest pet at our Web site
In celebration of all those Mandarin pets out there, we have started a weekly contest on MyMandarinSun.com and we want your pet photos - whether the pet barks, chirps, slithers or flies. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 04:38:32 GMT)

Pet hotel developer sent back to drawing board
FAIRHAVEN — A skeptical Planning Board is undecided on the upscale pet hotel proposed for Narragansett Boulevard. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 05:00:18 GMT)

Save-A-Pet
This day will include a pet parade, pet costume contest and pet talent contest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Quentin Corners Shopping Center, Kildeer, one block east of Quentin on Rand Road. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 05:49:25 GMT)

Pet care summer fun
YOUNG wildlife enthusiasts have been learning how to care for animals during a series of summer workshops at Barnstaple pet store, Pets at Home. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 06:56:05 GMT)

Embrace Pet Insurance Now Covers Chronic and Recurring Illnesses
Pet owners can avoid budget-busting vet bills with practical pet health insurance that covers the treatment of a pet's chronic or recurring illnesses. (PRWeb Aug 29, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/UGlnZy1GYWx1LVBpZ2ctSW5zZS1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:28:48 GMT)

Weissport to pet owners: Clean up after your animals
Borough considers a law to keep properties sanitary. After hearing several complaints from residents about homes overrun with cats and owners who fail to clean up after their dogs, Weissport Borough Council is considering an ordinance that would require pet owners to keep their properties clean. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:31:39 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. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:47:46 GMT)

Veterinarians group notes pet food recalls
The American Veterinary Medical Association is advising pet owners and veterinarians of two new pet food recalls: (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 08:15:37 GMT)

Mulligan Stew(TM) Pet Food Introduces Stricter Formulation Standards
JACKSON, Wyo.----Mulligan Stew Pet Food, a natural pet food company based in Jackson Hole, Wyo., has announced a new company program designed to ensure strict adherence to its patent-pending formula of pet food. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:00:00 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. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:31:57 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Virginia's East Chesapeake and West Virginia Beach Regions
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 the West Virginia Beach & East Chesapeake regions to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 94th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more ... (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 16:34:00 GMT)

Queen of Mean leaves $12 million to her pet bitch Trouble
New York's "Queen of Mean" left her pet dog in the lap of luxury with a $12 million dollar inheritance – more than she bequeathed her human descendants. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 17:46:13 GMT)

Pet of the week
This week's pet of the week is Itsy Bitsy. Itsy Bitsy is a nine week old Yorkie. She belongs to Greg and Nicole Stahl of Trumann. (Photo provided) (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:32:12 GMT)

Pet Food Salmonella Sickens People
The CDC says an outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund has sickened at least 66 people in 18 states and seems to be linked to dry pet food. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 20:43:07 GMT)

Pet Valu announces inclusion in British Columbia class action lawsuit and provides update with respect to Saskatchewan ...
Pet Valu, Inc. and Pet Valu Canada Inc. have been advised that that they have been added as defendants, along with certain other pet food retailers, in a potential class proceeding brought in the Supreme Court of British Columbia . (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 22:01:00 GMT)

They Call Him Flipper: Dolphins Join DS Pet Sim Genre
Come on folks, we've got to run out of cute animals at some point. 505 Games had to go aquatic for their new DS pet sim for November, Dolphin Friends, which features a rather Flipperesque tale of a young child befriending a cute little dolphin, only with the more realistic twist of teaching it tricks to make money instead of solving crimes like some waterlogged Lassie. (Wed, 29 Aug 2007 23:24:01 GMT)

Pet Valu announces inclusion in British Columbia class action lawsuit
MARKHAM, Ont. (CP) - Pet Valu Canada Inc. (TSX:PVC) and its U.S. parent company Pet Valu Inc. are facing another possible class action lawsuit over allegations concerning the manufacture and sale of pet food products alleged to contain tainted ingredients. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 00:39:41 GMT)

RSPCA investigates High Street pet shop
The RSPCA has said it is in the "preliminary stages" of an investigation into a Sutton pet shop. The animal charity told the Sutton Guardian it was looking into animal welfare issues at Petsville International in High Street. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 02:00:38 GMT)

SPCA wants your pet's photo
TRURO - The Colchester SPCA wants your pet to be featured in its 2008 calendar. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 02:46:02 GMT)

Pet Helpers
Legba is a sweet kitty with an ancient Greek name. The 3-year-old black and white short-haired male is a cute, cuddly lap sitter. Abbi is a 3 1/2-year-old beauti- ful brown tabby with white chest and paws. Abbi came to Pet Helpers as a stray but n... (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 04:12:10 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Harry, a super-sweet 5-month-old German shorthair pointer pup who can't wait to meet you. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 06:27:02 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. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 06:27:29 GMT)

New Pet Website Awards Named by The Ratings Guy
The Ratings Guy awards ten new Great Pet websites that meet the grade for quality, trust and user experience. Award-winning websites cover: pet adoption, education, training, lost pets, and animal health resources. Website awards for Travel, Food, Shopping, Kids, Health, House and Home, Gardening and more can be found at The Ratings Guy. [PR.com - August 30, 2007] (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 07:06:09 GMT)

RUTH TO THE RESCUE: Going on vacation? Get a pet sitter
If you're going away on vacation and don't want to board your cat or dog, consider a pet sitter. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 07:27:35 GMT)

Pet Valu faces B.C. suit over pet product recall
Pet Valu Canada Inc. and its U.S. parent company Pet Valu Inc. are facing another possible class-action lawsuit over allegations concerning the manufacture and sale of pet food products alleged to contain tainted ingredients. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 08:47:32 GMT)

The great escape: Pet transfer system making great strides
There have been 181 dogs spared from death row at the city pound since Pet Transfer got off the ground. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 11:20:05 GMT)

Pet snake on the run
Kristina Pohle of Marshfield is worried about her pet snake, Boots. The 8.5-foot-long, red-tail boa snake broke out of its cage at her home in the Oak Grove Terrace neighborhood by Peach Avenue Wednesday night and has avoided a night-time search by Marshfield Ordinance Control. Shes a jungle snake. Shes like a brownish yellow and black. She doesnt look like any snake thats around here, thats for ... (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 16:06:04 GMT)

Pet hotel can't check in yet
WOBURN - Another obstacle appeared in Petsmart's quest to establish a pet hotel on Commerce Way, as members of the City Council's Ordinance Committee this week unearthed a section of the municipal code that limits the number of dogs at a kennel to 25. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 16:07:41 GMT)

Pet Safe Program at LV Library
Pet Safe Coalition is looking forward to returning to its roots when it presents a hurricane preparedness program at the Locust Valley Library September 6 at 7 p.m. Although Pet Safe incorporated as an independent non-profit organization one month before Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we have chosen September to mark the occasion to highlight the fact that it is Hurricane Preparedness Month. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 18:40:36 GMT)

Pet of the week
This week's pet of the week is Itsy Bitsy. Itsy Bitsy is a nine week old Yorkie. She belongs to Greg and Nicole Stahl of Trumann. (Photo provided) (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 19:11:26 GMT)

Pet Food Salmonella Sickens People
Title: Pet Food Salmonella Sickens People Category: Health News Created: 8/30/2007 Last Editorial Review: 8/30/2007 (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 19:41:13 GMT)

Natura Pet Products Names Dr. Sean Delaney Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific and Medical Officer
SAN JOSE, Calif.----Natura Pet Products, the company committed to producing the world's healthiest pet food, has hired noted veterinarian, nutritionist, and lecturer, Dr. Sean Delaney. (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 20:40:00 GMT)

Celebrate Your Animals This Pet Memorial Day September 9th
September 9th 2007 is National Pet Memorial Day. Our pets are our best friends, our family and taking the time to remember them can be integral to the healing process. Claire Chew, pet bereavement specialist, notes: (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:07:00 GMT)

Attacks on lawmakers’ pet projects don’t quench the thirst for them
New ethics rules designed to cleanse spending bills of questionable pet projects have done little to quench lawmakers’ thirst for them. Demand is up and the battle for them is as fierce as ever. While House Democrats are holding to their promise to cut in half the price tag on back-home projects, familiar poobahs of pork in both parties have larded spending bills with more than 10,000 of them ... (Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:09:01 GMT)

Ethics rules haven’t ended pet projects
New ethics rules designed to cleanse spending bills of questionable pet projects have done little to quench lawmakers’ thirst for them. Demand is up and the battle for them is as fierce as ever. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 04:29:03 GMT)

Obituary: Lloyd Walter Mason / Hampton pet store owner
Lloyd Walter Mason turned his love of animals into a full-time business, owning and operating a pet store called Seahorse Inc. for more than 30 years in Hampton. ... (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 04:30:31 GMT)

Lawmakers undeterred from trying to pass pet projects
New ethics rules designed to cleanse spending bills of questionable pet projects have done little to quench lawmakers' thirst for them. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 05:49:47 GMT)

Save-A-Pet Adoption Center
Save-A-Pet Adoption Center, 31664 N. Fairfield Road, Grayslake, has dogs and cats available for adoption to approved homes. For details, call (847) 740-7788 or visit the Web site at www.save-a-pet-il.org. If you are interested in fostering, call the shelter at ext. 143. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 05:59:14 GMT)

Pet shop makes plea for purloined parrot
The baby bird needs a special diet and feeding and may die without it. Some featherbrain bird-napped a baby parrot out of its cage at the pet store, and now the clock's ticking. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 07:32:09 GMT)

A day in the life of a pet sitter
On a torturously hot Monday, the 10 cats in a sprawling East End farmhouse are keeping cool. They're also staying well fed thanks to Edie Brown, a professional part-time pet sitter with her own pet-sitting company. We spend a day with Brown and another pet sitter, Susan Hernandez, and watch as they exercise, cuddle with and clean up after their four-legged clients. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:51:32 GMT)

Funeral service at Russia's first pet cemetery costs 500 USD and higher
Muscovites who wish to have their cats, dogs, hamsters buried in a civilized way can now use the services provided by Russia’s first pet cemetery located near the city of Khimki, a suburb northwest of Moscow. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 11:31:07 GMT)

Attacks on lawmakers' pet projects don't quench thirst
Associated Press - August 31, 2007 7:54 AM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - New ethics rules designed to cleanse congressional spending bills of questionable pet projects have done little to quench... (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 12:03:10 GMT)

Seeing Eye Dog is Teacher's Pet
There's a new kid at Cibola High School this semester and he's having a ball making friends and learning his way around campus. But he's going to have a dog of a time shaking the whole teacher's pet thing. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 13:04:27 GMT)

Updated Pet System for the 'Legend of Martial Arts' is Unveiled
Beijing Perfect World Technology Co., Ltd., announced today that the "Legend of Martial Arts," a comedy online game, was updated again on August 23, 2007 following the first datum file, "Fairy in Wonderland," that was released on July 19, 2007. The newly updated version of the game underlines a noticeable updated pet system that adds new game elements like pet accessories and human-pet ... (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 13:59:39 GMT)

Pet rescue still big challenge in New Orleans
Following Hurricane Katrina, pet rescue continues to have its challenges in the Big Easy. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 17:52:27 GMT)

Yuba County man shot pet Canada goose out of season
A man accused of killing a pet Canada goose named Wee Wee has pleaded guilty to shooting wildlife out of season. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 18:17:38 GMT)

Yuba County man shot pet Canada goose out of season
MARYSVILLE, Calif. A man accused of killing a pet Canada goose named Wee Wee has pleaded guilty to shooting wildlife out of season. David Gregory Davis, 48, of Marysville, was fined $1,229 after entering the plea Wednesday in Yuba County Superior Court. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 18:22:54 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. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 18:30:31 GMT)

Family Pet Dies In Harrison Twp. Fire
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Authorities in Harrison Township said a fire killed a family pet. The fire started in the kitchen of a house on Boggs Avenue in Harrison Township. Fire officials said the people who live in the home were not there when the fire started. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 19:30:22 GMT)

Yuba County man shot pet Canada goose out of season
Associated Press - August 31, 2007 4:24 PM ET MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A 48-year-old man accused of killing a pet Canada goose named Wee Wee has pleaded guilty in Marysville to shooting... (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 20:34:59 GMT)

Yuba County man shot pet Canada goose out of season
A 48-year-old man accused of killing a pet Canada goose named Wee Wee has pleaded guilty in Marysville to shooting wildlife out of season. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 20:56:35 GMT)

How to Include Your Pet in Your Will
How do four-legged legacies like the one left behind by Leona Helmsley work? Estate lawyer and pet specialist Rachel Hirschfeld explains. (Fri, 31 Aug 2007 22:19:43 GMT)

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