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Preparing For The Loss of a Cherished Family Pet
For many people, pets a part of the family and the idea of putting down a dog or cat is heart breaking. That's why many veterinarians are trying to ease the process. Inside, find a link to pet loss information from the ASPCA. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 00:03:46 GMT)

Game On: 'Pet Vet 2'
For the animal lover and budding veterinarian in your house, "Pet Vet 2" offers young gamers (and simulation game fans) a chance not only to care for a variety of animals, but also to learn about the ailments that afflict them. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 00:04:14 GMT)

Pet Sitter To Serve 13 Years In Prison
A pet sitter who burglarized dozens of clients is sentenced to more than 13 years in prison. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 01:02:26 GMT)

Pet owners deal with rising costs in pet license, rabies shot fees
(KMOV) - Pet owners and veterinarians are growling about a sharp hike in the cost to license dogs and cats in a local community. Many were not aware that the higher prices were scheduled to take effect Saturday. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 01:08:01 GMT)

Pet tribute planned at Leg
In the wake of an investigation into a pet cemetery and crematorium near La Salle, Manitoba, a memorial is being planned in Winnipeg for pets. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 01:14:20 GMT)

6-year-old boy killed by pet pit bull, police say
DALLAS (AP) - A 6-year-old boy died today after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull. Police say Scott Warren was inside his house this evening with his 13-year-old sibling when the dog attacked. Family members told police the 1-year-old dog did not have a history of aggressive behavior. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 03:45:55 GMT)

6-year-old boy killed by pet pit bull, police say
Associated Press - August 31, 2007 11:45 PM ET DALLAS (AP) - A 6-year-old boy died today after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 03:48:57 GMT)

6-year-old boy killed by pet pit bull, police say
Associated Press - August 31, 2007 11:45 PM ET DALLAS (AP) - A 6-year-old boy died today after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 03:53:24 GMT)

Dallas boy, 6, killed by pet pit bull, police say
A 6-year-old boy died Friday after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull, police said. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:28:23 GMT)

Pet products get in on movement for greener Earth
SAN ANTONIO - The pet industry has tapped into consumer awareness that, if purchasing and lifestyle decisions have an impact on Earth, pet ownership has environmental consequences, too. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 05:23:31 GMT)

6-year-old boy is killed by pet pit bull, police say
A 6-year-old boy died Friday after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull, police said. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 05:45:44 GMT)

Pet cemetery has to close
PET CEMETERY HAS TO CLOSE In a quiet, tree-lined field behind the Kansas Humane Society on Southeast Boulevard, 1,500 souls are laid to rest. The graves are small, most of them marked with flat, 8-inch-by-6-inch stones. Some are weather-worn and almost impossible to read. On others the names of the interred can clearly be seen: Duke. Sylvester. Pupsie. Snoopy. Whiskers. The Mrs. William H. ... (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 06:51:24 GMT)

Pet Tales: Lots of animal events in September
Suddenly my e-mail has filled up with news of pet-related events in the next few weeks, so mark your calendars: Dog park fundraiser • Canine Capers will fill El Chorro Dog Park, across from Cuesta College on Highway 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Events include games, demonstrations, shots and microchips and pet information plus food products for sale. The event is a fundraiser for ... (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 07:27:05 GMT)

Pet sitter thief gets long term
A pet sitter who pleaded guilty to stealing clients’ guns, jewelry, identities and keepsakes was sentenced Friday to 13 years and three months in prison. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 08:31:28 GMT)

Police say 6-year-old boy killed by pet pit bull
A six-year-old boy died today after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 11:35:47 GMT)

6-year-old boy killed by pet pit bull, police say
A 6-year-old boy died Friday after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull, police said. Scott Warren was inside his house Friday evening with his 13-year-old sibling when the dog attacked, Dallas police spokesman Sgt. Gil Cerda said. Family members told police the 1-year-old dog did not have a history of aggressive behavior. "When the mother came inside the house, she saw the dog attacking ... (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 12:03:10 GMT)

Albuquerque mayor fires animal shelter director, angering some pet advocates
Mayor Martin Chavez has removed the animal shelter director from her position, stirring strong emotions from pet advocates who say the move will either help the city's pets or turn the city into an animal hoarder. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 14:29:20 GMT)

Police: 6-Year-Old Boy Killed By Pet Pit Bull
A 6-year-old boy died after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull, police say. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 16:26:18 GMT)

k1015 BC-KS-PetCemetery 09-01 0430 9/1/2007 Closing of Humane Society building means end to pet cemetery
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Humane Society officials are trying to determine what to do with the remains of about 1,500 animals buried in a pet cemetery behind a society building that will close soon. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 18:24:01 GMT)

Closing of Humane Society building means end to pet cemetery
Associated Press - September 1, 2007 3:04 PM ET WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita Humane Society officials are trying to decide what to do with the remains of about 1,500 animals buried in a pet... (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 19:11:22 GMT)

6-year-old boy killed by pet pit bull, police say
DALLAS (AP) - A six-year-old boy died today after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull. Police say Scott Warren was inside his house this evening with his 13-year-old sibling when the dog attacked. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 21:18:39 GMT)

3 On Your Side: When Your Pet Doesn't Survive A Trip To The Groomer
Doug Wilfong of Pearl lived a pet owner's nightmare on Friday. He took his four Chihuahuas to "A Pampered Pet", a pet groomer near his home that he's used several times in the past. He says owner Robert Payne put them all in a tub with leashes on to get dipped, but one of them did not survive. (Sat, 01 Sep 2007 23:26:14 GMT)

Group promotes responsible pet ownership on Shell Island
Representatives of Bay Families with Dogs and Pet Butler Florida gathered Saturday afternoon to unveil their pet waste station on Shell Island. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 00:50:34 GMT)

Pet cat gets high on drugs left over after Australian owner’s party
SYDNEY: An agitated pet cat left in a cupboard overnight turned out to be high on cocaine and benzodiazepines left over from a wild weekend dinner party, a report said yesterday. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 05:35:10 GMT)

Do you look like your pet?
If you think you do, please send a photo and 50-word-or-fewer description about the relationship you have with your pet to eryan@idahostatesman.com. JPG files only. Type "Pet Issue" in the subject line of your e-mail. Please include your first and last n (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 06:28:08 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. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 07:06:42 GMT)

Festival to feature pet parade, carnival
Summer fun doesn't end with the Labor Day weekend in Mokena. It continues Friday through Sept. 9 with a carnival and pet parade, which were part of the now defunct Down Home Fest. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 09:19:58 GMT)

County ponders new, tougher pet facilities ordinance
KINGMAN - Mohave County supervisors will meet Tuesday to set a public hearing in October to discuss tougher restrictions on pet stores, kennels, veterinary clinics and hospitals. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 09:34:21 GMT)

'Pet Talk' host speaks about Vick case on Larry King
Jackson native Harrison Forbes is fast becoming even more of a household name across the nation. Many already know him from his nationwide radio pet show, "Pet Talk," based in Jackson at News/Talk 101.5 WNWS-FM. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 10:30:32 GMT)

NGPL Pet Show Winner
The New Gloucester Public Library recently had a pet show. Two pet show books were read and there was a sharing of pets and their wonderful qualities. Everyone received an award because all pets are winners at the New Gloucester Public Library. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 13:10:04 GMT)

Boy killed by pet pit bull
A 6-year-old boy died Friday after he was mauled by his family's pet pit bull, police said. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 13:52:18 GMT)

Reaching out to adopt a pet
CHARLOTTE -- With kids across the area now back in school for a while, parents might be feeling a little lonely during the daytime. Adopting a pet might be the best bet to get rid of those blues. (Sun, 02 Sep 2007 16:47:32 GMT)

Many pet owners mirroring Helmsley
Legal experts say that, size aside, Leona Helmsley's $12 million gift to her pet wasn't all that unique. (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 02:14:13 GMT)

Many pet owners mirroring Helmsley
Legal experts say that, size aside, Leona Helmsley's $12 million gift to her pet wasn't all that unique. (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 05:56:11 GMT)

Do you look like your pet?
If you think you do, please send a photo and 50-word-or-fewer description about the relationship you have with your pet to eryan@idahostatesman.com. JPG files only. Type "Pet Issue" in the subject line of your e-mail. Please include your first and last n (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 06:08:59 GMT)

Home fix-ups with your pet in mind
Mom wants a gourmet kitchen. Dad wants a three-car garage. Fido wants a shower he doesn't have to share with people. When homeowners are deciding on an addition or renovation, they're starting to consider things their pets will appreciate as well. The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association estimates people will spend $40.8 billion on pet products this year alone. So, it appears no ... (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 07:00:44 GMT)

Fish shouldn't be only pet found in dorm rooms
I would love to have a pet in my dorm room, something besides a fish. Their mortality rate is too high. Frazzled college students don’t need to deal with death in the dorm room. I have qualms with the method of burial — burial at sea, if you will — as well. (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 07:11:47 GMT)

Clovis Animal Shelter pet of the week 27-31 August 2007
Clovis Animal Shelter pet of the week 27-31 August 2007. Recommend this story? (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 08:31:16 GMT)

Namibia: Villagers Not Amused By Pet Burial
An unidentified person who gave his pet dog a proper burial at the village of Onendongo last week caused consternation among villagers. (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 13:08:29 GMT)

Danish pastor arrested over shooting neighbour's pet dog
Copenhagen - A Danish pastor has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his neighbour's pet dog, broadcaster TV2 reported Monday. The alleged shooting occurred Friday in the town of Gudme on the island of Funen. A female neighbour filed a complaint a... (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 14:38:13 GMT)

Pet Briefs
Schertz Animal Services pets Crissey (cat) and Canelo (dog) featured in Pet Project on Aug. 28 have found good homes. (Mon, 03 Sep 2007 19:03:54 GMT)

Local student’s cat wins Cool Pet Contest for Disney magazine
An Anderson feline has been named the coolest cat, not just in town, but in the entire country. Coco the cat, 1.5, and her owner Courtney Hofer, 12, are featured in the September issue of Disney Adventures as winners of the magazine’s annual Cool Pet Contest. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 01:28:58 GMT)

Your Money: Pet lovers like Helmsley plan ahead
Thousands of pets end up in shelters every year because their owners died without making arrangements for their care, says Kim Bressant-Kibwe, trust and estates counsel for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. One increasingly popular strategy is to set up a pet trust. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 02:35:47 GMT)

Pet fair to host rescue groups
Cow milking, dog training and barbecuing will be just a few activities at Saturday’s “Pet Fair in Paradise.” The Farm Store, 3956 Jacobs Ave. in Eureka, will host the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 03:23:02 GMT)

Do you look like your pet?
If you think you do, please send a photo and 50-word-or-fewer description about the relationship you have with your pet to eryan@idahostatesman.com. JPG files only. Type "Pet Issue" in the subject line of your email. Please include your first and last na (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 06:12:59 GMT)

Consider rescue puppy before pet store
Q: My wife and I bought an 8-week-old schnoodle from an independent pet store in the Montrose, Ohio, area. The dog has been healthy and a delight. A local veterinarian said he had never had a problem with a dog from that store, and the salespeople there assured us that the owner buys only from responsible local breeders. We know others who are looking for puppies, but after reading your column on ... (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 07:05:52 GMT)

N.Y. couple move pet-fashion blog to Williston
The New York City hipsters started the PupStyle.com blog where people can go to find everything in pet fashion from hilarious commentaries about pet products to finding the best handmade products on the market. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 08:28:02 GMT)

Pet calendar
Blessing of the Animals: 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Christ United Methodist Church, 224 Bruce Road in Lockport. The blessing will be on the church grounds. If you can't bring your pet, bring a photo. All animals must have leashes. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 09:23:19 GMT)

Pet Spaw making a splash in Brentwood
BRENTWOOD — Michelle's Pet Spaw, owned and operated by Michelle Powers, recently opened on Route 125 in Brentwood. They offer a wide selection of pet grooming services for both dogs and cats. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 10:17:09 GMT)

Demand growing for pet-sitters
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. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 16:09:02 GMT)

'Functional Pampering' to Drive Premium Pet Products Market Growth: Study
SEPTEMBER 04, 2007 -- NEW YORK - Functional pampering -- the willingness to spoil pets by providing them with the most high-end and super-nutritious products available at almost any cost - is quickly becoming one of the key drivers of the $47 billion pet market, according to new research by market research firm Packaged Facts. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 18:19:22 GMT)

Local News Pet's care spurs workers to help Humane Society
Local OLG casino employees gave back to a community organization this weekend in memory of a deceased pet. (Tue, 04 Sep 2007 20:01:41 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, 04 Sep 2007 20:14:49 GMT)

Public hearing scheduled for increase in Beach pet fees
VIRGINIA BEACH A proposal to raise pet fees and get veterinarians to collect them on the city's behalf has made it past its first hurdle. The City Council heard the pitch for the first time Tuesday . . . (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 02:23:25 GMT)

Pets: Starting a pet-sitting business
J aime Deason started a Fetch! Pet-sitting franchise partly because she had trouble getting good-quality care for her own dog and cat. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 03:40:03 GMT)

3 On Your Side: Pet Groomer Investigated in Past Years
Last Friday Doug Wilfong took his four Chihuahuas to "A Pampered Pet" for grooming. But when he went to pick up his furry friends, he only left with three. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 04:04:30 GMT)

Young Cancer Patient Reunited With Beloved Pet
A young girl battling Leukemia was reunited with her beloved pet which was missing for over a week. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 04:05:00 GMT)

Do you look like your pet?
If you think you do, please send a photo and 50-word-or-fewer description about the relationship you have with your pet to eryan@idahostatesman. com. JPG files only. Type "Pet Issue" in the subject line of your email. Please i (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 06:27:57 GMT)

Insuring Fido Pet insurance covers costs as veterinary medicine makes strides in animal health care
HAMPSHIRE -- Dr. Tom Getzelman has seen a lot of changes in veterinary medicine during the past 30 years, but perhaps the most surprising is the increase of people who buy pet insurance. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:05:33 GMT)

Ruffner's Pet Boarding
Sometimes a dog's life is not so bad. At Ruffner's Luxury Pet Boarding recently, a dog named Potter was the guest of honor at his fourth birthday party. Potter, along with his many friends, enjoyed a two-layer birthday cake made with low-sugar, no fat and all natural ingredients. Potter's parents, always thoughtful, sent all of Potter's pals home with their very own treat bag. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:16:51 GMT)

LEONA PAL PET PEEVED
Leona Helmsley's little dog Trouble should lawyer up. That's according to attorney, Helmsley family friend and pet-trust specialist Rachel Hirschfeld, who says the Queen of Mean's persnickety princess is getting royally messed over by Helmsley's... (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:44:16 GMT)

Pet Show to be held Saturday at Fair
Changes have been made to the Jackson County Fair Pet Show to be held Saturday, Sept. 8. These changes are not noted in the Fair section published in the Altus Times last month. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 12:55:02 GMT)

Pet Talk: Traveling with your pet
According to a survey of pet owners by the American Animal Hospital Association, AAHA, more then fifty three percent of dog and cats will travel with their owners. With the upcoming busy travel season, what are the best ways of traveling with your best friend? (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 16:16:20 GMT)

Two pet dogs killed in house fire
Two pet dogs are killed in a house fire in Herefordshire after their owners were unable to save them. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 16:21:16 GMT)

American Feed Industry Association and Poultry Protein and Fat Council to Sponsor Conference on pet Food Ingredient ...
Arlington, VA–-The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council are sponsoring a Conference on Pet Food Ingredient Quality in conjunction with the International Feed Expo (IFE) and International Poultry Expo (IPE). (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 19:54:07 GMT)

FUN FAIR INCLUDES WEINER DOG RACE & PET PARADE
WELLSVILLE — Get ready! This weekend is the 27th Annual Immaculate Conception Fun Fair! This year the festivities — held Sept. 8 and 9 at Island Park — will include Wellsville's First Wiener Dog Race & Pet Parade, both set for Saturday afternoon. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 20:12:34 GMT)

NGOs, pet owners cry foul over contest
Pet owners and animal rights organisations have lashed out at MPS for the competition. (Wed, 05 Sep 2007 23:54:02 GMT)

Opelika Pet Center Reopens Despite Challenges
Fish, chinchillas, rabbits and other animals are back home at the Armchair Safari Pet Center in Opelika six weeks after a fire gutted the store. The store celebrated its grand opening Monday in a new space two doors down from the original store with new aquariums, cages and displays. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 01:22:21 GMT)

Smiles come with pet therapy visit to Arc
SYLACAUGA — The clients at the Arc had a special visit Wednesday morning from the Talladega Pet Therapy group. The Arc is an organization to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 02:50:29 GMT)

First a threat, then an eviction: Pet ducks to go
BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Jeana and Eric Lanum have until Monday to remove a pair of Pekin ducks from their property or they will be in violation of the city’s pet ordinance, city officials determined Wednesday. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 05:20:57 GMT)

Save-A-Pet
Help raise funds for Save-A-Pet while enjoying time outdoors walking a canine companion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Old School Forest Preserve, at Old School and St. Mary's roads, Libertyville. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 05:21:49 GMT)

Dispute Over Pet Ends In Stabbing
A man had to be flown by helicopter to Orlando Regional Medical Center on Thursday after investigators said he was stabbed during a dispute over a family pet. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 10:53:03 GMT)

Dispute Over Pet Ends In Stabbing
A man is flown by a helicopter to Orlando Regional Medical Center after investigators say he was stabbed during a dispute over a pet. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 11:03:36 GMT)

Pet shelter noise sparks petition
The neighbors of a Marilla pet maternity shelter want the Town Board to do something about the noise coming from it. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 12:02:32 GMT)

Move over Canines, Equines the Hottest New Pet on Nintendo DS(TM) as D3Publisher of America Announces Horse Life
LOS ANGELES----Horses are the new 'top dog' in the virtual pet world as D3Publisher of America, Inc. today announced the upcoming release of Horse Life, an original game exclusively for the Nintendo DS. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 12:03:00 GMT)

Pet Show to be held Saturday at Fair
Changes have been made to the Jackson County Fair Pet Show to be held Saturday, Sept. 8. These changes are not noted in the Fair section published in the Altus Times last month. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 12:40:05 GMT)

FUN FAIR INCLUDES WEINER DOG RACE & PET PARADE
WELLSVILLE — Get ready! This weekend is the 27th Annual Immaculate Conception Fun Fair! This year the festivities — held Sept. 8 and 9 at Island Park — will include Wellsville's First Wiener Dog Race & Pet Parade, both set for Saturday afternoon. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 13:27:21 GMT)

Wilco shelter puts down family pet, claims miscommunication
Jose Martinez is the second person to have his pet accidentally euthanized at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in less than a month. Martinez's dog Lady got out of the backyard at their Hutto home last week. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 17:51:56 GMT)

State seizes almost 300 animals from Hays pet store
Under a consent agreement, the Kansas Department of Animal Health Department Wednesday removed 293 animals from the Critter Connection pet shop in Hays. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 17:54:01 GMT)

Suspect Pleads No Contest To Torturing Pet Tortoise
A teenager pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty for mutilating a pet tortoise belonging to a 6-year-old Ventura autistic boy. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 17:57:38 GMT)

Pet ducks given city's boot
Jeana and Eric Lanum have until Monday to remove a pair of Pekin ducks from their property or they will be in violation of Barnesville, Minn.'s pet ordinance, city officials determined Wednesday. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 18:04:16 GMT)

State removes 290 animals from Hays pet store
Associated Press - September 6, 2007 4:04 PM ET HAYS, Kan. (AP) - The state has removed more than 290 animals from a Hays pet store after no one had been seen in the shop for several... (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 20:11:32 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys Cancel U.S. Show
The Pet Shop Boys , who were scheduled to perform at the Hollywood Bowl on September 27, have canceled their performance due to logistical issues. The concert will not be rescheduled. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 20:23:42 GMT)

State removes 290 animals from Hays pet store
The state has removed more than 290 animals from a Hays pet store after no one had been seen in the shop for several days. The Kansas Department of Animal Health Department took the animals from Critter Connection on Wednesday, after owner Diane Brown consented to the removal. About a dozen animals were dead when inspectors arrived. It was only the third time the department has seized animals ... (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 20:30:46 GMT)

k1053 BC-KS-PetStoreSeizure 09-06 0241 9/6/2007 State removes 290 animals from Hays pet store
HAYS, Kan. (AP) -- The state has removed more than 290 animals from a Hays pet store after no one had been seen in the shop for several days. The Kansas Department of Animal Health Department took the animals from Critter Connection on Wednesday, after owner Diane Brown consented to the removal. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 20:39:11 GMT)

Council approves hike in salaries, pet crematorium
Items on pay raises for City Council members, the fire chief and a pet crematorium were approved during Wednesday's Palm Springs City Council meeting. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 21:31:32 GMT)

Pet sitter finds fulfillment with new service
Kim Guthrie, of Edgewood, took her passion for animals and two years ago started her own pet-sitting business, Hounds and Hooves Pet Sitters. Flexible work hours spent playing with dogs and cats, it sounds like a dream job. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 21:43:48 GMT)

Pet Fest returns for fall festival
First State Community Bank will sponsor the third annual Pet Fest on the afternoon of Sept. 22 at the St. Francois County Courthouse square lawn in downtown Farmington. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 23:07:10 GMT)

Man charged with abusing his own pet
A Houston man is accused of beating his own pet. He's the first person to be charged under a new Texas law that makes it easier to punish someone accused of animal cruelty. (Thu, 06 Sep 2007 23:55:38 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. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 05:57:16 GMT)

Is Doherty turning his pet kitten into a druggie?
London, Sep 7 (ANI): Pete Doherty apparently has not even spared his pet kitten from his junkie habits. The troubled rocker's adult cat, Dinger, recently had a litter of five kittens and according to sources one of them has borne the brunt of his drug abuse. Recently, the Babyshambles frontman was photographed giving his kitten crack from a mini-pipe he made specially for it. According to ... (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 06:30:48 GMT)

Hilton wants to name first child London after pet cat
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Socialite heiress Paris Hilton is desperate to have a baby and has already decided to name her unborn child after her pet cat London. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 06:37:22 GMT)

Should you have a pet in college?
While having a pet in college may seem like a good idea, it requires a lot of time and money students may not have. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 07:01:04 GMT)

Pug flees pet clinic, trots across I-205
It was supposed to be a routine visit. Bristol -- a healthy 3-year-old pug -- arrived at the Banfield pet hospital in Clackamas on Thursday morning for a scheduled checkup. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 07:15:43 GMT)

Police called to bat down roommates' 'pet'
PORTSMOUTH — Police were called to Aldrich Road Tuesday to assist with the removal of a bat residents were keeping as "a pet." (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:07:17 GMT)

Humane Society to hold pet adoption at Petco on Saturday
Anyone in the market for a pet should be at Petco on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a Morgan County Humane Society pet adoption. Petco is at 1605 Beltline Road S.W. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:19:45 GMT)

Pete turning his pet into a druggie?
According to disgusted pals, who leaked the picture, the sick rocker regularly makes the kitten dope. They further claimed that the poor pet frequently passes out with its paws in the air, suffers mood swings and even thinks it can fly. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 11:42:57 GMT)

Pet Fest returns for fall festival
First State Community Bank will sponsor the third annual Pet Fest on the afternoon of Sept. 22 at the St. Francois County Courthouse square lawn in downtown Farmington. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 12:09:00 GMT)

Pet-sitting business
Correspondent TOWNSEND -- For many families, a vacation is something talked about but never taken. The reasons for not doing so can be myriad, but pet care while away is usually in the top ten. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 13:06:29 GMT)

Macgamestore.com ships Paradise Pet Salon
Macgamestore.com and Toybox Games today released Paradise Pet Salon for Mac, a new game that pits players against Pet Corp. in a race to create a successful salon for animal companions. "Your pet spa is competing against the evil Pet Corp. You'll turn a small corner spa into a huge success with fast and hard work. But it's not all about speed. You'... (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 14:42:54 GMT)

Mac Gaming News - Macgamestore Releases Paradise Pet Salon
Macgamestore.com and Toybox Games announced the immediate availability of Paradise Pet Salon on Friday. Players work to grow their pet spa business while the evil Pet Corp tries to take over the market. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 15:51:25 GMT)

Animal Cruelty Suspect Pleads No Contest To Torturing Pet Tortoise
A teenager pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty for mutilating a pet tortoise belonging to a 6-year-old Ventura autistic boy. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 16:04:44 GMT)

News: Paradise Pet Salon casual game ships for Mac
Paradise Pet Salon is now available for the Mac. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 16:16:01 GMT)

Pet 'wolf' faces quarantine after Mesa attack
A Mesa man who was bitten by his roommate's pet "wolf" last week said Animal Control has started a quarantine process with the animal. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 16:49:59 GMT)

Pit bull kills family pet
Sammy, a six-year-old Yorkshire Terrier and a beloved family pet, was killed by a pit bull. One minute Delia Tavares and her 16-year-old daughter were happily walking their Yorkshire Terrier along a Mississauga street. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 19:01:59 GMT)

Hays pet store conditions 'terrible'
Associated Press - September 7, 2007 2:54 PM ET LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A state animal inspector says conditions were "terrible" at a Hays pet store where 300 animals were seized. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 19:03:02 GMT)

ACROSS KANSAS: 290 animals seized from pet store
The state removed more than 290 animals from the Critter Connection on Wednesday after no one was seen in the pet store for several days and after owner Diane Brown consented to the removal. About a dozen animals were dead when inspectors arrived. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 20:09:58 GMT)

Man sought in slashing of pet python
NEW CASTLE — A warrant has been issued for a Philadelphia man charging him with slashing his pet python with a butcher knife, ultimately leading to the reptile’s death. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 21:22:25 GMT)

Bide A Wee to host pet Memorial Day Sept. 9th
Bideawee is hosting Pet Memorial Day, Sunday, September 9, 1 to 2 p.m. at its Wantagh location, 330 Beltagh Ave., Pet memorial Day is a loving tribute to companion animals who are deceased. Speakers include the Reverend William A.F. Blasingame, Bideawee bereavement counselor Medea Berkman and interfaith minister Patricia Furino. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 22:24:33 GMT)

"Vicious" dog may be someone's pet
Authorities believe that the dog accused of terrorizing a little girl in Lehigh Acres may be someone's pet and his name could be Romeo. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 22:35:58 GMT)

Woman arrested for stealing from pet lodge
A Mechanicville woman is under arrest after allegedly stealing from a pet lodge kennel. (Fri, 07 Sep 2007 23:37:38 GMT)

Pet Fest returns for fall festival
First State Community Bank will sponsor the third annual Pet Fest on the afternoon of Sept. 22 at the St. Francois County Courthouse square lawn in downtown Farmington. (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 00:19:59 GMT)

Lynwood Pet Store Owner Faces 22 Felony Counts Of Animal Cruelty
An injunction and civil penalties were sought Friday against a Lynwood pet store owner already facing 22 felony counts of animal cruelty. (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 01:12:29 GMT)

Prosecutors seek civil penalties against SoCal pet shop owner
Prosecutors sought an injunction and penalties Friday against a pet store owner accused of suffocating a dog, throwing a cat against a pole and other acts of animal cruelty. (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 05:47:22 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This week’s Pet of the Week is Boomer, and Boomer is a playful, young adult black and white cat. Boomer enjoys his University of Oklahoma hammock, but is really looking for a home with a Sooner fan. (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 05:48:25 GMT)

New Study to Examine Shopping Habits of Pet Owners
A comprehensive new research study of pet owner shopping habits launches this fall for the purpose of understanding how changes in the sales of pet product and pet pharmacy are affecting the average pet owner. (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

New Study to Examine Shopping Habits of Pet Owners
A comprehensive new research study of pet owner shopping habits launches this fall for the purpose of understanding how changes in the sales of pet product and pet pharmacy are affecting the average pet owner. (PRWeb Sep 8, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/WmV0YS1Qcm9mLUhvcnItSW5zZS1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 07:12:14 GMT)

NEWS2USE: Dealing with a pet's death can take time
Non-pet owners may not understand the range of emotions people go through when a pet dies. They can go from anger to grief to relief. Nancy Sitter-Osberg, an ordained minister who has been a pet pastor at Whispering Pines Pet Cemetery in Ypsilanti since 2002, said it's OK to grieve. (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 07:25:15 GMT)

Insuring Fido Pet insurance covers costs as veterinary medicine makes strides in animal health care
HAMPSHIRE -- Dr. Tom Getzelman has seen a lot of changes in veterinary medicine during the past 30 years, but perhaps the most surprising is the increase of people who buy pet insurance. (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 09:03:06 GMT)

Pet Fest returns for fall festival
First State Community Bank will sponsor the third annual Pet Fest on the afternoon of Sept. 22 at the St. Francois County Courthouse square lawn in downtown Farmington. (Sat, 08 Sep 2007 09:27:02 GMT)

Pet food recall
A recall has been announced of two of New Zealand's best-known pet foods. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 01:27:01 GMT)

Pet Projects' Veil Is Only Partly Lifted
Rep. Rahm Emanuel was extremely proud when the House passed a major spending bill early this year that contained not a single special-interest project. "This is an earmark-free bill," the Illinois Democrat jubilantly declared on Feb. 1. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 01:44:46 GMT)

Pet food recall for dog roll
A recall has been announced of two of the country's best-known pet foods. Mars New Zealand Petfood spokeswoman Mary Sutherland is asking people who have bought Pedigree and Optimum dog rolls with best before dates between the 16th and 19th of October to take them back. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 01:53:36 GMT)

Pet foods recalled
A recall has been announced of two of New Zealand's best-known pet foods. Mars New Zealand Petfood spokeswoman Mary Sutherland is asking people who have bought Pedigree and Optimum dog rolls with "best before" dates between the 16th and 19th of October to take them back. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 02:49:37 GMT)

Pet foods recalled
A recall has been announced of two of New Zealand's best-known pet foods. Mars New Zealand Petfood spokeswoman Mary Sutherland is asking people who have bought Pedigree and Optimum dog rolls with "best before" dates between the 16th and 19th of October to take them back. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 02:52:05 GMT)

Agency’s pet project is raising money for spay, neuter programs
Pet Solutions, an animal adoption agency whose main work involves spaying and neutering animals to control the pet population in Mercer County, is in financial trouble. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 03:31:39 GMT)

Pet Lover's Learn Some Things At The State Fair
| Pet lovers looking to adopt a furry friend will have ample opportunity over the weekend. | | The Tennessee State Fair probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when someone thinks of | | adopting a pet. | | But at this year’s fair, pet lover’s are getting schooled in pet rescue 101. | | This is the second time the Pet Purina Pro Plan rally across America has... (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 04:47:30 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Princess, a female cat who is tortoise-shell colored with white feet, is the pet of the week. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 08:30:47 GMT)

Pet food recall for dog roll
A recall has been announced of two of the country's best-known pet foods. Mars New Zealand Petfood spokeswoman Mary Sutherland is asking people who have bought Pedigree and Optimum dog rolls with best before dates between the 16th and 19th of October to take them back. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 08:38:35 GMT)

Pet Fest returns for fall festival
First State Community Bank will sponsor the third annual Pet Fest on the afternoon of Sept. 22 at the St. Francois County Courthouse square lawn in downtown Farmington. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 09:20:56 GMT)

Poster pet contest will be held as part of fall festival
FARMINGTON — First State Community Bank (FSCB) will sponsor the third annual Pet Fest on Sept. 22, at the St. Francois County Courthouse square lawn in downtown Farmington. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 09:46:45 GMT)

Poster pet contest will be held as part of fall festival
FARMINGTON — First State Community Bank (FSCB) will sponsor the third annual Pet Fest on Sept. 22, at the St. Francois County Courthouse square lawn in downtown Farmington. (Sun, 09 Sep 2007 17:59:24 GMT)

Tails wag at annual Pet Parade!
Big dogs, small dogs, heck, even hot dogs paraded through Downtown Eugene Sunday as part of the Eugene Celebration's "Pet Lovers Party!" (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 00:12:34 GMT)

Net Tangible Asset Backing (PET.AX, 00757550, 20070910)
mktsens (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 00:46:00 GMT)

Pet sitter finds fulfillment with new service
Kim Guthrie, of Edgewood, took her passion for animals and two years ago started her own pet-sitting business, Hounds and Hooves Pet Sitters. Flexible work hours spent playing with dogs and cats, it sounds like a dream job. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 01:30:04 GMT)

Pet Fest returns for fall festival
First State Community Bank will sponsor the third annual Pet Fest on the afternoon of Sept. 22 at the St. Francois County Courthouse square lawn in downtown Farmington. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 05:33:09 GMT)

Save-A-Pet
Learn to use massage to reduce stress and relieve pain in small dogs or cats from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18 to Nov. 6 at Save-A-Pet Grayslake. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 05:36:56 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Company Announces Proposed Public Offering of Class A Common Stock and Preliminary Fourth Quarter ...
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company today announced that it will offer 10,000,000 shares of Class A common stock to the public. A maximum of 1,500,000 additional shares may be sold by the Company pursuant to an over-allotment option granted to the underwriters. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:00:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Plans Stock Offer
Central Garden & Pet Co., which sells pet, lawn and garden products, said Monday it plans to sell 10 million shares of Class A common stock in a public offering. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:17:37 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into North Raleigh, North Carolina
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 North Carolina's North Raleigh region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 98th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 7,500 ... (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:30:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Reduces Forecast
Central Garden & Pet Co., which sells pet, lawn and garden products, reduced its fiscal year 2007 outlook on Monday and predicted fourth-quarter earnings below Wall Street expectations. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:35:56 GMT)

Advice offered for pet buyers
JONESBORO — A trip to the pet hospital was a daily occurrence for Molly, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel puppy. Then life support became routine in the short life of the delicate lapdog diagnosed with a mild infection and kennel cough, illnesses that she could not overcome in her young life. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 14:18:41 GMT)

Pet Fest returns for fall festival
First State Community Bank will sponsor the third annual Pet Fest on the afternoon of Sept. 22 at the St. Francois County Courthouse square lawn in downtown Farmington. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:05:26 GMT)

Pet Lover's Learn Some Things At State Fair
Pet lovers looking to adopt a furry friend will have ample opportunity over the weekend at the Tennessee State Fair . | | This is the second time the Pet Purina Pro Plan Rally Across America has stopped in Nashville, allowing several area rescue groups to be on hand. | | Pro Plan Dog Trainer Melissa Heeter said, “There’s lots of... (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:32:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet plans 10-million-share offering
Central Garden & Pet Co. said Monday it will offer 10 million shares of Class A common stock to the public. (CENT) (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:26:22 GMT)

Are microchip implants a danger for your pet?
A series of studies uncovered by the Associated Press have suggested a link between implanted microchips and malignant tumors in lab rats. But for more than ten years, pet owners have been implanting similar devices in their animals to help locate them when they are lost.  (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:41:51 GMT)

News: Aspyr ships Sims Pet Stories for Mac
Aspyr has released The Sims Pet Stories for the Mac, a new standalone Sims game. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:49:40 GMT)

Future story: Toys and pet food recalls
Families with children and pets have faced a double-dose of recalls this year over pet foods and toys. (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 20:00:46 GMT)

Aspyr ships The Sims Pet Stories
Aspyr Media has announced that The Sims Pet Stories for Mac has begun shipping to retail outlets in North America. An expansion pack for The Sims, Pet Stories lets you train, play with, and care for your Sims cats and dogs. Features include two complete stories in directed story mode, a Pet Show, open-ended, and laptop-friendly gameplay -- featurin... (Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:30:47 GMT)

Pet Briefs
Nina, a pit bull mix featured in Pet Project on Sept. 4 has been adopted. The SNIPSA dog has a nice new home in the Stone Oak area and a great canine companion named Luke. (Tue, 11 Sep 2007 00:48:54 GMT)

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