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Centerville Pet Store Robbed
A Centerville pet store is robbed Sunday morning. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 03:10:09 GMT)

Milford pet crematorium plans move slowly
MILFORD — Plans for a pet crematorium here are on the back burner for now, but the owner of Snowflake Kennel said he doesn't want to see the idea go up in smoke. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 03:50:07 GMT)

Surprises aside, clergy enjoy pet blessing
The most unusual pet blessed by the Rev. Francis Lechiara was a snake. \ (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 04:09:17 GMT)

Pet Halloween costume show set for Friday
To help celebrate Adopt-a-Dog Month, a Doggie Halloween Costume Show will be held 6:45 p.m. Friday at Gustonian Gifts to benefit the Lycoming County SPCA. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 04:13:29 GMT)

Pet microchips are available for $15
There's nothing scarier than losing a pet. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 07:01:35 GMT)

Recalls prompt call for more detailed pet food labels
U.S. legislators: System failed animals The pictures on pet food labels show dishes fit for a buffet table: A platter heaped with sliced tender beef covered in gravy, a brimming bowl of chunky stew. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 07:03:33 GMT)

Send us photos of your pet all dressed up for Halloween
OK, admit it — one of the things you love about Halloween is you get to dress up your dog. Or your cat. Or pet snake. Whatever. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 07:12:01 GMT)

My Cool Pet
This is our cool pet, Woody, who loves to greet people that he knows with his red ball in his mouth when they come into our yard. He is a 6-year-old shepherd mix, a very happy guy who loves to play with his buddy, Murphy, from across the street. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 07:16:19 GMT)

Long Lake Animal Shelter, Wal-Mart team up for new pet adoption program
MOHAVE VALLEY - Pet owners to-be will soon have an easier and quicker way to adopt animals from the Long Lake Animal Shelter with a weekly pet adoption program at Wal-Mart. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 09:24:18 GMT)

Recalls prompt demand for more detailed ingredient labels on pet food
The pictures on pet food labels show dishes fit for a buffet table: A platter heaped with sliced tender beef covered in gravy, a brimming bowl of chunky stew. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 09:45:01 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Florida's Northwest Hillsborough 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 Florida's Northwest Hillsborough County region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 106th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than ... (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:30:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Sarasota, Florida
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 Sarasota, Florida to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 103rd FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 7,500 active clients ... (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:30:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Missouri's West St. Louis 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 Missouri's West St. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic scheduled
Granite City Animal Control is planning a pet vaccination clinic next month. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:03:12 GMT)

Here's a scoop: Pet business is really picking up
The old adage rings true; it's a dirty job and somebody has to do it. For Gina Osborne, co-owner of a Pet Butler franchise, that somebody is her husband, Joel. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 17:01:34 GMT)

BusinessWeek Cover Story Reports Pet Expenditures in U.S. to Reach $52 billion by 2009
SANTA ANA, Calif.----Vsurance, Inc. , a leading provider of pet health insurance through its Get HIP Health Insurance for Pets, announces that BusinessWeek, a leading business publication, reported in its August 6, 2007 Cover Story: "The Pet Economy," that Americans now spend an astonishing $41 billion on their pets, a number that is expected to rise to $52 billion by 2009. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 17:25:00 GMT)

Zoning change for pet hotel is approved
WOBURN - A shopping center with a "pet hotel" moved one step closer to reality this week when the City Council at its recent meeting approved a change to the city's zoning code. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 18:13:09 GMT)

My Cool Pet
This is our cool pet, Woody, who loves to greet people that he knows with his red ball in his mouth when they come into our yard. He is a 6-year-old shepherd mix, a very happy guy who loves to play with his buddy, Murphy, from across the street. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 18:16:58 GMT)

Our Cool Pet
A few years ago, my wife sent in a story about her cat, Anthony, which was published in the "My Cool Pet" section. I was disappointed that she didn't send in a story about my cat Vincent (half-brother to Anthony) along with a picture she took of him that I have always admired. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 18:18:00 GMT)

PET detects 'Mother of Satan'
Featured links from the CNET Blog Network PET detects 'Mother of Satan' New test kit identifies peroxide-based explosives now popular with terrorists. Hands-on: XM XpressRC If you want to get in on the satellite radio action and you don't mind spending $170 to do so, the XpressRC is a great place to start. How much is Microsoft's patent protection worth? There are many reasons to ... (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 20:33:05 GMT)

EDITORIAL ~~ Pet owners must take responsibility
We have written quite a lot about Nassau County Animal Control in recent weeks and urged county commissioners to make changes to improve its operations. But nothing would do more to solve the animal care and control problems here than pet owners taking personal responsibility for their animals. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 21:14:01 GMT)

Pet Store Owner Upset with Unwanted Animal Dropoffs
A local pet store owner says she is sick and tired of people dumping unwanted animals at her doorstep. The folks at Greco Pet Supplies tried posting signs and even installed security cameras, but as WAFB's Cheryl Mercedes reports, they say lately, it's getting out of control. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 23:57:12 GMT)

Caltrans Pet Cemetery May Threaten Environment
CBS5 investigates has uncovered an illegal pet cemetery, where Caltrans crews have been dumping the bodies of dead animals for at least a decade. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 01:10:00 GMT)

Pet Project — Sweet Honey filled with personality
If you're looking for a pet that's as sweet as honey, the Bulverde Area Humane Society can fill the bill with a yellow Labrador mix named — you guessed it — Honey. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 01:54:46 GMT)

Family's Pet Dog Shot And Killed.
Police think someone intentionally shot and killed a family's pet dog. The dog, a 50 lb Chow named "Burton Bear" ran out of his home into the neighborhood. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 03:12:41 GMT)

My Cool Pet
This is our cool pet, Woody, who loves to greet people that he knows with his red ball in his mouth when they come into our yard. He is a 6-year-old shepherd mix, a very happy guy who loves to play with his buddy, Murphy, from across the street. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 04:09:24 GMT)

Fuquay Residents Take Stand on Proposed Pet Limit
It was standing room only at a public meeting Monday night to discuss a pet ordinance proposal in Fuquay-Varina. The ordinance would restrict homeowners living on less than a half-acre to a maximum of three pets. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 04:47:35 GMT)

Second Pet Blessing Day scheduled for Saturday
Unity In Marin has planned its second annual Pet Blessing Day from 10 a. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 05:53:29 GMT)

Pet waste signs fall foul of town councillors
A scheme to paint signs on the promenade floor in a bid to encourage dog owners to pick up their pet's waste has fallen foul of town councillors. (02/10/2007 10:08:38) (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 09:15:02 GMT)

Burglars steal family's pet dog
A family in Melbourne's west has appealed for the return of their pet dog, stolen in a break-in today. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:46:00 GMT)

Burglars steal family's pet dog
A family in Melbourne's west has appealed for the return of their pet dog, stolen in a break-in today. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:46:00 GMT)

Burglars steal family's pet dog
A family in Melbourne's west has appealed for the return of their pet dog, stolen in a break-in today. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:46:00 GMT)

Halloween! Vote for your favorite pet
IT'S TIME TO VOTE in the Dress Up Your Pet contest. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:07:07 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic scheduled
Granite City Animal Control is planning a pet vaccination clinic next month. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:21:16 GMT)

Friends for Animals Pet of the Week
Sham Sham is a male Doberman Pinscher, blue and tan in color and about 1 and a half years old. He is a powerful and strong-willed fellow who will need a firm but gentle hand. Sham will do very well with adults who understand the breed. He will do best as the only pet. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:43:39 GMT)

Family takes pet farm to court
SINGAPORE: A family is taking a pet farm to court for selling them a puppy, which apparently has only a year to live. The Oh family bought a three-month-old puppy for over S$3,000 about a month ago. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 15:14:47 GMT)

Talk to the vet, protect your pet
''When you pet a cat or a dog it causes a release of hormones in your body that make you feel good, like the runner's high,'' says Thomas Carpenter, president of the American Animal Hospital Association. ``As people age it's extremely important. It helps them stay engaged and active.'' (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 15:42:05 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic scheduled
Granite City Animal Control is planning a pet vaccination clinic next month. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 15:50:57 GMT)

"Ratatouille" Makes Parisians Go Nuts for Pet Rats
The US box-office hit "Ratatouille", starring an animated rodent, who dreams of becoming a top Parisian chef, has sparked a new pet rats trend in the French capital, a pets association said, cited by French media. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 17:16:19 GMT)

Unity Church plans second annual pet blessing
Unity Church of Hawaii will hold its free, second annual Pet Blessing ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Waikiki Elementary playground. Cats and other small animals should be in carriers and dogs on leashes. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 17:57:37 GMT)

Find your pet on shelter Web site
To find a pet from the Hot Springs Village Animal Shelter/ Animal Welfare League go to www.hsvanimalwel-fare.com. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 19:27:21 GMT)

Please Spay Or Neuter Your Pet
I have read with great interest the letters and opinions of pet responsibility. I am a proud owner of a special "breed" of dog. We call her the Wal-Mart dog. I will never forget that day. Two little girls with two puppies left. When I picked up one I was told that's a female. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 22:55:26 GMT)

SPCA to host pet walk
Sep 23, 2007 — The York County SPCA is hosting a pet walk Oct. 6 to raise money for the organization. The event will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morgan Cousler Park in Manchester Township. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 01:38:43 GMT)

Supervisors vote for pet population aid
County supervisors approved a $100,000 Tuesday to help with pet overpopulation. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 02:36:46 GMT)

Today's Weather: How much are you willing to spend on your pet(s)?
Americans spend $41 billion a year on their pets, more than the gross domestic product of all but 64 countries, and, further, more than what we spend on the movies, playing video games and listening to recorded music combined, according to a recent BusinessWeek article. We're spending so much, the president of the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association is quoted as saying, because we ... (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 09:23:47 GMT)

Pet Store Fire Kills Several Animals
Over a dozen animals perish after fire rips through a Miami-Dade County pet store. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 09:42:32 GMT)

Pet cat shot at with air weapon
A pet tabby cat is repeatedly shot in the stomach by someone using an air rifle. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 09:43:19 GMT)

Roughly 50 animals die in pet shop blaze
Dozens of animals perished in a Hialeah Gardens pet store -- likely from smoke inhalation -- early Wednesday when the shop caught fire. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 10:39:07 GMT)

Bite from pet rat kills dad
An English businessman died of an infection about two weeks after he was bitten by his children’s pet rat. An inquest in West Sussex determined this week that the bite was almost certainly the cause of Matthew Wareing’s death, although the bacterium involved has not been identified, The Telegraph reported. Coroner Roger Stone said Wareing apparently postponed seeing a doctor when serious ... (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 10:42:27 GMT)

Birds, Dogs, Rabbit Die In Pet Shop Fire
About 50 birds, two dogs and a rabbit died in a fire at a pet shop overnight. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 10:53:04 GMT)

Dozens Of Animals Killed In Smoky Pet Shop Fire
Dozens of animals were killed after an early morning fire swept through a Miami Dade pet shop. Miami Dade Fire Rescue said they received a report about a fire at Saber Pet and Farm Supply, at Northwest 119th Street and 88th Avenue, around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 11:54:00 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands Announces the Authorization of a 1 for 12 Reverse Stock Split
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. announces today its Board of Directors have authorized a 1-for-12 reverse stock split. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

50 animals die in S. Florida pet shop blaze
MIAMI -- Dozens of animals perished in a Hialeah Gardens pet store -- likely from smoke inhalation -- early today when the shop caught fire. About 50 birds, two dogs and a rabbit were trapped in their cages and died when Saber Pet & Farm Supply caught fire, according to Lt. Elkin Sierra, a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman. While the blaze did not destroy the building at 11890 NW 87th Ct., the ... (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 12:35:21 GMT)

Send us photos of your pet in costume
We want to see photos you've taken of your pet in costume. Send them by e-mail and we'll post them on our Web site or you can post them. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 13:03:39 GMT)

Have You Had Your Pet Blessed?
Prayer and pet blessings have played a big role in their relationship between James Quitoni and his Labrador retriever, Echo. Echo has arthritis and has been on medication for two years and even had acupuncture performed to help her condition. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 13:31:24 GMT)

Dozens Of Pets Die In Pet Shop Fire
HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. -- Dozens of pets have died in a pet shop blaze Miami-Dade County firefighters are investigating. Fire rescue spokesman Elkin Sierra says about 50 birds, two dogs and a rabbit were trapped in their cages and died. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 13:44:08 GMT)

Have You Had Your Pet Blessed?
Animals as large as a horse or as small as a snail will turn out for pet blessing ceremonies across the country this week. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 15:13:15 GMT)

53 animals die in pet shop blaze
The owner of a Hialeah Gardens pet shop gutted by a fire Wednesday said she will rebuild and reopen the store that she's owned for almost two decades. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 17:24:19 GMT)

WWW.MYPETPEEVES.COM Introduces New Pet Peeves(R) Creator Technology
LOS ANGELES----The launch of the Pet Peeves Creator on www.mypetpeeves.com will give users the newest software in social networking and social expression products. Consumers can now create E-Cards by selecting Pet Peeves characters along with other expressive graphics such as themed backgrounds, props and text to create their own messages to be sent to family, friends, co-workers or anyone as ... (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 19:09:00 GMT)

Pet deer Bucky to undergo surgery
The male deer seized from a Molalla family who kept it illegally as a pet will undergo a vasectomy before wildlife officials release it into the wild. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 21:06:30 GMT)

Blessed pet
Basset Hound Hannah waits patiently for her blessing at St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church while his owner Lydia Stemski and Father Edward sing a hymn. The church held its annual pet blessing Saturday. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 21:29:58 GMT)

Pet-store fire kills 50 animals in Hialeah Gardens
More than 50 animals -- including birds, dogs and a rabbit -- died from smoke inhalation during a Wednesday morning blaze that gutted a Hialeah Gardens pet store. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 00:26:53 GMT)

My Cool Pet
This is our cool pet, Woody, who loves to greet people that he knows with his red ball in his mouth when they come into our yard. He is a 6-year-old shepherd mix, a very happy guy who loves to play with his buddy, Murphy, from across the street. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 03:39:23 GMT)

Our Cool Pet
A few years ago, my wife sent in a story about her cat, Anthony, which was published in the "My Cool Pet" section. I was disappointed that she didn't send in a story about my cat Vincent (half-brother to Anthony) along with a picture she took of him that I have always admired. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 03:40:24 GMT)

Cancer Concern Connected to Pet Microchips
To micro-chip or not to micro-chip -- it's a concern for many pet owners trying to weigh the safety of their dogs and cats. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 03:52:29 GMT)

Students cast votes for pet contest
Numerous special needs students from Juliet O'Nan's blue unit Life Centered Career Education class visited The Gleaner on Wednesday to cast their votes for the Newspapers in Education Pet Contest. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 05:07:25 GMT)

Send us photos of your pet in costume
We want to see photos you've taken of your pet in costume. Send them by e-mail and we'll post them on our Web site or you can post them. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 05:33:14 GMT)

Pet-store fire kills 50 animals in Hialeah Gardens
More than 50 animals -- including birds, dogs and a rabbit -- died from smoke inhalation during a Wednesday morning blaze that gutted a Hialeah Gardens pet store. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 07:24:33 GMT)

Pet-store fire kills 50 animals in Hialeah Gardens
More than 50 animals -- including birds, dogs and a rabbit -- died from smoke inhalation during a Wednesday morning blaze that gutted a Hialeah Gardens pet store. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 07:30:19 GMT)

Pet cat shot with air rifle
Police are searching for a suspect who repeatedly shot a pet cat with an air rifle. The 11-year-old tabby cat survived the attack near Staines and is thought to have been targeted as it was lying on top of a block of garages in Argosy Lane, Stanwell. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 07:36:04 GMT)

Morgan 3rd-graders getting pet lessons
The motto hovering over the lobby of Priceville Elementary School says "Readers Make Leaders." That fit perfectly with a new program the Animal Friends Humane Society started Wednesday that puts Morgan County third-graders at the forefront of controlling the pet population in rural areas. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 08:17:52 GMT)

UK's OFT clears La Seda's buy of Amcor's European PET business
LONDON (Thomson Financial) - The UK's Office of Fair Trading said it has decided not to refer the anticipated 425 mln eur acquisition of Amcor Ltd's European PET packaging business by Spain's La Seda de Barcelona to the Competition Commission. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 11:31:19 GMT)

Vsurance, Inc. Offers Pet Boarding Kennel Insurance
SANTA ANA, Calif.----Vsurance, Inc. , a leading provider of pet health insurance and its Get HIP Health Insurance for Pets program, announced today that the Company now offers pet boarding kennel insurance. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 13:01:00 GMT)

Pet Provides Emotional Support In Times Of Crises
It’s not often that an official press release lands on my desk about a dog. Being a besotted pet lover, it naturally piqued my curiosity. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 15:53:58 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic scheduled
Granite City Animal Control is planning a pet vaccination clinic next month. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 16:25:37 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands Announces the Issuance of New Stock Symbol
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. or (Pinksheets: PECD) announces today that it has been issued a new stock symbol associated with today's 1 for 12 reverse stock split. Post the reverse split, the Company will have 13,957,267 shares outstanding and 6,632,543 shares in the float. In approving the reverse split the NASD has given the Company a new symbol which is PECD.PK. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 17:35:00 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands Gets New Stock Symbol Associated With 1 For 12 Reverse Stock Split - Quick Facts
(RTTNews) - Pet Ecology Brands Inc. (PECB.PK, PECD.PK) announced that it has been issued a new stock symbol associated with today's 1 for 12 reverse stock split. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 19:11:35 GMT)

Pet Idol goes nationwide
Look out, ‘American Idol’ — there’s a new game in town. RESCUE, a nonprofit 501(c)3, based in Phoenix, had such success with its first pet idol contest at the local level, that this year, it’s taking the game national. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 22:55:50 GMT)

Pet loss support group meeting
A new Pet Loss Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Chrysalis Grief Center, 3705 12th St., Greeley. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 23:38:18 GMT)

PRC pet foods not approved for import are in stores: TSU
Although pet food from China is not approved for import, made-in-China pet treats have found their way onto store shelves. The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) yesterday advised pet owners to look for the "Made in China" label on packages of pet food. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 02:01:40 GMT)

Second Caltrans 'Pet Cemetery' Found In Bay Area
Last week, we told you about the first dump site, Caltrans workers call the "pet cemetery." It’s off highway 9, north of Saratoga. Now CBS5 Investigates has found another bone yard, in San Mateo county, just off Interstate 280 near Woodside. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 02:31:00 GMT)

Cancellation of Shares bought back Sept 2007 (PET.AX, 00767118, 20071005)
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Support group donates pet oxygen masks to TFD
The Big Bend Disaster Animal Response Team has purchased and donated 10 sets of oxygen masks that are specifically designed for pet use. The masks will be donated this morning to the Tallahassee Fire Department. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 06:08:41 GMT)

Pet Minders expands services into Eudora
Pet Minders, a Lawrence-based business that provides pet sitting, dog walking and transportation services for household pets, has expanded its operations into Eudora. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 06:26:54 GMT)

Pet calendar
Tell pet-lover Mary Lendzion about your pet events. Call 313-222-2144; e-mail mlendzion@freepress.com; fax 313-222-5985, or write Mary Lendzion, Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, 48226. Visit www.freep.com/calendar to see even more pet events. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 07:55:47 GMT)

Woman's anger at police over pet death
A woman whose pet sheep was killed in a dog attack has spoken of her anger at the way she claims police dealt with the incident. (05/10/2007 09:50:07) (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 09:04:43 GMT)

New pet laws say yes to emu and no to dingo
Ever since a woman wearing a leopard skin coat was attacked by a pet lion, there have been tight controls on keeping wild animals at home. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 10:39:14 GMT)

SPCA PET WALK: Event to be held Saturday
Oct 5, 2007 — York County SPCA's 15th annual pet walk will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Morgan Cousler Park, 1060 Church Road, Manchester Township. It will be held rain or shine. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 10:48:14 GMT)

Pet cat chased and killed by dogs
A pet cat is attacked by men with dogs at a nature reserve in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:38:35 GMT)

Vsurance's ''Spot the Pet (TM)'' Re-unites Lost Pets with Their Owners. Company's Pet Identification System Used to ...
SANTA ANA, Calif.----Vsurance, Inc. a leading provider of pet health insurance announced today that the Company's Spot the Pet animal locator system enables caring pet owners to locate their lost pets, as well as monitor their every move. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 13:01:00 GMT)

Send us photos of your pet in costume
We want to see photos you've taken of your pet in costume. Send them by e-mail and we'll post them on our Web site or you can post them. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 13:32:59 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This Maine Coon mix is available for adoption at the Veterinary Treatment Facility. Several family-friendly pets are available for adoption at the VTF. Every pet adopted will be vaccinated, microchipped, fecal checked, and heartworm or feline leukemia tested. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 15:37:40 GMT)

Pet first aid class
The Animal House will be hosting a Pet First Aid and CPR class on Sunday, October 14 and Sunday, October 28 at their 372 Main Street, Damariscotta location. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 15:41:26 GMT)

Hungry Giants Need Natural Pet Food
Releasing its latest report today: Natural, Organic and Eco-Friendly Pet Products in the U.. Monday 01 October 2007 (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 15:52:25 GMT)

Waving The Pet Insurance Flag
The online investors\' portal, Wall Street Savant, yesterday began following the profile of Vsurance, a developing online pet insurer and pet health information service.. Tuesday 02 October 2007 (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 15:52:27 GMT)

Farley can be guardian angel for your pet
The Farley Pet tag price depends on each veterinarian's donation requirements. It could vary from $2, to a donation for a bake sale etc. Check with your veterinarian for details. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 15:56:53 GMT)

Farley can be a guardian angel for your beloved pet
Get your limited edition pet collar tags featuring Lynn Johnston's famous English sheepdog, Farley at participating veterinary clinics during Fundraise For Farley Month. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 16:18:12 GMT)

Deer runs into windows at McDonald's, pet store
A deer startled the morning crowd at McDonald's on West Main Street on Friday before running off and crashing through the window of a pet store a block away. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 16:31:26 GMT)

Bellevue pet blessing
Holy Family Church hosted a pet blessing in Bellevue Wednesday, Oct. 3. It was the second annual pet blessing service for the church, which meets at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 17:58:14 GMT)

Breakfast crowd sees deer crash into pet shop
A deer startled the morning crowd at McDonald's on West Main Street on Friday before running off and crashing through the window of a pet store a block away. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 03:49:10 GMT)

Since pet food recalls, more pet owners are going natural
More than 100 brands of pet food were affected by the international recall in March, leading owners to seek out natural and organic alternatives. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 06:07:20 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic scheduled
Granite City Animal Control is planning a pet vaccination clinic next month. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 06:57:45 GMT)

Making your own pet food can be challenging
QUESTION: I just adopted a cat. On the Internet, I see over and over that I should make my own food for her. How do I find recipes? What do you think of homemade pet food? (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 07:19:21 GMT)

Pet microchips offered by shelter
STOCKTON - Animal shelter employees will be at Discount Pet Foods, 1140 W. Hammer Lane, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to put microchips in dogs and cats. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 09:16:27 GMT)

Send us photos of your pet in costume
We want to see photos you've taken of your pet in costume. Send them by e-mail and we'll post them on our Web site or you can post them. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 13:04:03 GMT)

PAWS meets with pet lovers in open meeting
The Pet Assistance and Welfare Services held its annual open meeting at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Chambre Bar Friday night for an informal get-together with the island's pet lovers and animal rights advocates. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 14:02:46 GMT)

PAWS meets with pet lovers in open meeting
The Pet Assistance and Welfare Services held its annual open meeting at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Chambre Bar Friday night for an informal get-together with the island's pet lovers and animal rights advocates. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 14:02:56 GMT)

Area pet owners to march to Statehouse against animal cruelty
Local animal rights advocates are encouraging pet owners to take part in an upcoming "Million Dog March" in Concord that will seek to bring attention to what they believe is a lack of teeth in the state's animal cruelty statute. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 16:45:10 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic scheduled
Granite City Animal Control is planning a pet vaccination clinic next month. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 18:27:43 GMT)

Take care of your pet's health
A pet vaccination clinic will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Animal Control, Missouri Avenue and old Illinois Route 3 in Granite City. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 18:52:27 GMT)

Life's 411: Pet Fish
In tonight's Life's 411, pet owners learn how to take care of fish. If you're looking for a lower maintenance pet, you might want to try tropical fish. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 03:10:59 GMT)

Residents warned of bogus free pet offer from Nigeria
BRAMPTON - The offer of a 'free' pet from Nigeria could end up costing a lot of money, Peel's fraud squad is warning. The latest scam will fleece pet lovers who answer e-mails, or ads on electronic chat rooms or bulletin boards, according to police. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 04:06:00 GMT)

Online entries for LNJ pet calendar open until Oct. 19
Some of the bright-eyed and lovable faces who will be gracing the pages of the 2008 Longview News-Journal pet calendar need not be cats or dogs. Horses, pigs, or even iguanas might make the final cut. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 04:25:21 GMT)

Many Mexicans Would Punish Lazy Pet Owners
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Many adults in Mexico believe someone who fails to take care of a pet in a responsible fashion should be reprimanded, according to a poll by Parametría. 64 per cent of respondents would punish a person who abandons a pet. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 05:08:27 GMT)

Pet portraits painted For the Love of Dog
Years ago when artist Pattie Maney's dog Jerry ran away, she found that painting eased her grief. While she had long made her living through her art, his disappearance added a new specialty, painting pet portraits. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 06:07:20 GMT)

When it's time to euthanize a pet: 'You'll know'
It's a sad time when a suffering pet nears the end of life. The decision to put down a good friend isn't made lightly. The animal might have cancer or kidney failure. It might be experiencing uncontrollable discomfort, or have lost the quality of life, or be unable to eat. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 06:22:03 GMT)

JAMES DULLEY: Got a roamer? Consider a pet door
Dear Jim: I have a cat and dog that go outdoors into our fenced backyard. Much air, bugs and dirt blow in each time I open the door. Is installing a pet door an efficient option? Do they leak, and which one is best? -- Don H. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 07:08:43 GMT)

Costumed pet? Send us a photo
OK, admit it — one of the things you love about Halloween is you get to dress up your dog. Or your cat. Or pet snake. Whatever. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 07:15:05 GMT)

Pet-boarding firm starts construction
Pet Paradise, a chain pet-boarding facility, has broken ground on its first Central Florida store at 1100 W. First St. in Sanford. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 08:28:57 GMT)

Pet microchips available today
STOCKTON - Animal shelter employees will be at Discount Pet Foods, 1140 W. Hammer Lane, from noon to 4 p.m. today to put microchips in dogs and cats. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 10:31:22 GMT)

Home pet parties barking up the right tree
Mutts:A mix of news and features for pet lovers (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 11:58:43 GMT)

My Cool Pet
This is our cool pet, Woody, who loves to greet people that he knows with his red ball in his mouth when they come into our yard. He is a 6-year-old shepherd mix, a very happy guy who loves to play with his buddy, Murphy, from across the street. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 13:01:07 GMT)

Our Cool Pet
A few years ago, my wife sent in a story about her cat, Anthony, which was published in the "My Cool Pet" section. I was disappointed that she didn't send in a story about my cat Vincent (half-brother to Anthony) along with a picture she took of him that I have always admired. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 13:02:09 GMT)

Pet lovers bring dogs, cats to blessing rites
Dogs of different sizes were in attendance for a special blessing at Mount Carmel Cathedral yesterday. Some 30 pet owners came to the blessing of the animals. It was the first time in many years that such an event was held on Saipan. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 14:04:51 GMT)

Send us photos of your pet in costume
We want to see photos you've taken of your pet in costume. Send them by e-mail and we'll post them on our Web site or you can post them. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 18:17:52 GMT)

Woman hurt, pet gone, after dog attack
A Secret Harbour woman has told of her nightmare ordeal when she feared for her life while desperately trying to save her beloved pet from being mauled to death in a frenzied dog attack at the weekend. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 01:31:47 GMT)

Net Tangible Asset Backing 30 September 2007 (PET.AX, 00767562, 20071008)
mktsens (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 05:05:00 GMT)

TIP OF THE DAY: PET CPR CLASS
You could probably administer first aid to a friend or family member, but what if your pet had an emergency? Learn how to care for a sick or injured animal at the Pet First Aid and CPR class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by the Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 05:15:21 GMT)

When it's time to euthanize a pet: 'You'll know'
It's a sad time when a suffering pet nears the end of life. The decision to put down a good friend isn't made lightly. The animal might have cancer or kidney failure. It might be experiencing uncontrollable discomfort, or have lost the quality of life, or be unable to eat. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 05:28:16 GMT)

My Cool Pet
Reader Gordon Abbott of Long Beach sent in his cool pet. He writes: "I ordered a camping tent bed for my camping trips. It arrived. I decided to see if I could put it together, so I opened it in my living room. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 07:10:04 GMT)

VIDEO SPECIAL: Pet Idol 2007 final - It's Top Cat
SHE'S the cute kitten who melted your hearts ... meet our Pet Idol 2007 winner, Lily. The stunning silver tabby cat, miaowed her way through a glittering ceremony at the Winter Gardens at the People's Palace in Glasgow. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 09:41:07 GMT)

Pet trusts become popular
Leona Helmsley's legal ploy for her dog is part of a bigger pet trend. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 10:16:30 GMT)

Class offers owners tips on pet trauma
What's a pet owner to do when a four-legged companion cuts his paw, gets a bee sting or suffers a heart attack? (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 10:41:19 GMT)

Vsurance, Inc. Provides More Than 7,000 Hospital Employees Pet Health Insurance
SANTA ANA, Calif.----Vsurance, Inc. , a leading provider of pet health insurance, announced today that the Company's comprehensive pet health insurance programs recently were provided to more than 7,000 employees in the health care profession in several hospitals in North Carolina. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 12:55:00 GMT)

Send us photos of your pet in costume
We want to see photos you've taken of your pet in costume. Send them by e-mail and we'll post them on our Web site or you can post them. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 13:03:09 GMT)

Woman Offers Vintage Car As Reward For Pet's Return
What would you do to help get a family pet back? One woman hopes a unique reward will do the trick.Video|Text (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 16:02:39 GMT)

Family fighting for pet deer Snowball intends to sue state
The Molalla family fighting the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for the return of a pet deer deemed unfit to survive in the wild will sue the state agency unless the doe is returned by Saturday. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 18:50:30 GMT)

Humane Society plans pet adoptions
The Forrest City Area Humane Society will have a pet adoption booth during Ridgefest, on the campus of East Arkansas Community College, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 19:35:59 GMT)

Pet Spot to open in Kaimuki
The Pet Spot, a Hawaii-based pet store company, is set open its third store this month. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 20:50:10 GMT)

Class offers owners tips on pet trauma
What's a pet owner to do when a four-legged companion cuts his paw, gets a bee sting or suffers a heart attack? (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 21:12:33 GMT)

Support LAPS with a souvenir Pet Photo Pass
BRECKENRIDGE Show off your four-legged best friend with a personalized Pet Photo Pass offered through the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The passes are $10 and can include up to two pets. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 22:44:36 GMT)

STEVE AND LYNELLE: Do you really need a pet name?
Dear Steve and Lynelle, My partner and I have been seeing each for more than a few years. Although we throw in the occasional “dear,” we are still quite formal when speaking to each other and have yet to secure a pet name for ourselves. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 00:41:00 GMT)

Kiwanis Pet Parade, downtown tradition, set for Oct. 25
It’s that time of year again. Time for the unique combination of pets, costumes and candy, as the annual Pet Parade, sponsored by the Americus Kiwanis Club begins at 4 p.m. Oct. 25 in downtown. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 03:47:20 GMT)

Take care of your pet's health
A pet vaccination clinic will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Animal Control, Missouri Avenue and old Illinois Route 3 in Granite City. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 04:17:48 GMT)

PET PHOTO CONTEST
Halloween is right around the corner. Will your pet be suited up for the big day? Send us photos of your pet’s funny, spooky and kooky Halloween costumes; we’ll post them at thestate.com . Finalists will be published Oct. 23 in Life&Style. Readers will then vote for their favorite Halloween pet photos online at www.thestate.com . A winner will be announced Oct. 27. The winner will receive a ... (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 04:20:59 GMT)

Take care of your pet's health
A pet vaccination clinic will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Animal Control, Missouri Avenue and old Illinois Route 3 in Granite City. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 04:30:39 GMT)

VIVA pet of the week
Miss XOXO has an adorable habit - she loves to hug people around the neck and give kisses. Visit Miss XOXO and the other kitties at the VIVA Pet Adoption Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 735-6741 or visit our Web site at www.vivaonline.org. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 05:38:30 GMT)

PetLifeRadio Unleashes Brand New Pet Radio Network
"Let's Talk Pets" on PetLifeRadio.com: Top pet experts come together on new pet radio network. (PRWeb Oct 9, 2007) (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 07:04:14 GMT)

High Growth Forecasted in the US Natural, Organic and Eco-Friendly Pet Products Market
LYON, France----Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the American pet industry is now available to its catalogue. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 08:23:00 GMT)

Care for your pet after your're gone
Dear Savvy Senior: When I read that Leona Helmsley (who recently died) left $12 million to take care of her dog, it got me thinking about my own pets. While I don't have millions to leave my furry family, I want to make sure they're well taken care of after I'm gone. What can you tell me about "pet trusts" and how do I set one up? -- Pet Loving Lucy (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 09:03:46 GMT)

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