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FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Miami Beach, 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 Florida's Miami Beach region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 107th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 7,500 active ... (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 11:30:00 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. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 13:47:15 GMT)

Pet expert's visit will help raise funds
Pet owners perplexed by their animals' behavior might want to check out the upcoming visit of renowned pet expert Steve Dale. "An Evening with Steve Dale: Why Does My Cat Eat My Shoelaces" begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 15:13:27 GMT)

Green Pet Products Introduces a New, Innovative Process to the Small Animal and Bird Litter/Bedding Category
Green Pet Products, an Iowa-based manufacturer of all-natural small animal and bird litter/bedding products, announces the development and introduction of a special sanitizing process for their cob-based litter products. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 15:42:00 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 15:48:12 GMT)

Pethealth Announces the Launch of its QuickCare Optimum and QuickCare Complete Pet Insurance Programs
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO-- - Pethealth Inc. is pleased to announce today that it has launched two new pet health insurance programs to further complement its existing suite of programs currently offered through a variety of distribution channels and partners. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 18:04:01 GMT)

Fire ants leave pet owners fuming
When pet owners let Fido or Fluffy out into the safe confines of the backyard, too often they overlook the dangers that lurk in their lawn. But for the safety of their pets - and family - people should keep an eye out for fire ants, a petulant pest that presents a very real danger to four-legged friends. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 19:08:34 GMT)

Pet Owners Rush to Meet Microchip Deadline
The rules for owning pets in Stockton are about to change. Starting Thursday pet owners will have to make sure their cats and dogs have identification microchips. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 00:29:28 GMT)

9 a.m. - GAIN to hold “Howl-O-Ween” pet costume contest on Saturday
9 a.m. Oct. 10 — The Guam Animals in Need Howlin’ Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Agana Shopping Center. Guam’s most pampered dogs will compete for prizes and a trophy for the best costume of the day. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 00:37:06 GMT)

Pet briefs
You love Kitty, and you hate to see him sick. But what you hate even more is shelling out ridiculous amounts of money for pet drugs. PetCareChoice.com is an online discount pharmacy for both prescription and nonprescription veterinary medicines. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 03:29:15 GMT)

Dress up your pet for Halloween
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, and we’ll post them at thestate.com. Finalists will be published Oct. 23 in Life&Style. Readers then will vote for their favorite pet costumes online at thestate.com. The winner of the contest, which is sponsored by Pupcakes ... (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 04:09:24 GMT)

NA pet store hit with penalty
NORTH ATTLEBORO - A local pet store's license to sell dogs has been suspended for three weeks as a result of violations of state animal health regulations. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 06:34:59 GMT)

Dedicated Pet Emergency Management Company Now Up & Wag’N in Herndon, VA - What’s the Wag’N Hype?
A new Pet Emergency Management company named Wag’N Enterprises, LLC recently made its debut in Herndon, VA. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 07:00:00 GMT)

Dedicated Pet Emergency Management Company Now Up & Wag’N in Herndon, VA - What’s the Wag’N Hype?
A new Pet Emergency Management company named Wag’N Enterprises, LLC recently made its debut in Herndon, VA. (PRWeb Oct 10, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/UGlnZy1DcmFzLUhhbGYtVGhpci1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 07:44:05 GMT)

Car thieves make off with pet dog
A disabled man is left devastated when thieves make off with his car and unwittingly steal his dog. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:08:50 GMT)

Digital Angel Corporation's Pet Microchip and the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service to Be Featured on Ellen Wednesday, ...
SO. ST. PAUL, Minn.----Digital Angel Corporation , an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking and condition monitoring of high-value assets, announced today that its pet microchips and readers, which are sold in the U.S. by Schering-Plough under the HomeAgain® brand, will be featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, October 10. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:33:00 GMT)

Vsurance Launches Purrfect Pet Club(TM) to Enhance the Quality of Life for Pets and Their Owners
SANTA ANA, Calif.----Vsurance, Inc. announces the launch of the Company's Purrfect Pet Club as part of company's overall mission to provide the very best in pet health care services. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:55:00 GMT)

18F-DG PET/CT can highly increase the detection of colorectal cancer
Combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) is currently widely used in the clinical diagnosis of cancer to provide functional and morphological imaging. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:44:40 GMT)

LA Dog Owners Can Now Renew Pet's License Online
Dog owners in the city of Los Angeles can now renew their pet's license online, the Department of Animal Services announced this week. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:45:41 GMT)

Menu Foods Pet Food Recall Costs Rise to C$55 Million (Update1)
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Menu Foods Income Fund, owner of the pet-food maker that recalled more than 60 million cans of food this year, said recall costs will be 22 percent more than it anticipated as returns increased. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:53:13 GMT)

Top 10 pet-friendly cities
As it becomes more common for people to travel with their pets, cities around the country are beginning to appreciate the discernable impact the doggie dollar is having on their economy. Consequently, many are reacting to this tug on their purse strings by making an all-out bid to label themselves pet-friendly on the tourist map. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 14:24:19 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, 10 Oct 2007 18:04:02 GMT)

Pet Food Maker Boosts Tainted Food Cost
Canadian pet food maker Menu Foods is cutting its work force by as much as 15 percent and raised the estimated costs of its tainted-pet-food recall by 22 percent. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:11:21 GMT)

Menu Foods cuts jobs, raises tainted-pet-food recall costs by $10M
TORONTO - Menu Foods Income Fund (TSX:MEW.UN) is decimating its workforce and raising the estimated cost of its tainted-pet-food recall by $10 million as it struggles to recover from a scandal that arose from the deaths of a number of pets. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 20:11:00 GMT)

SPCA raids pet shop, closes it down
Ellenville -- Acting on a complaint, Ulster County SPCA law enforcement officials closed the Fins& Feathers pet shop in Ellenville and removed hundreds of birds, reptiles, pet rodents, fish and other exotic animals Wednesday. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 20:12:44 GMT)

Wildlife officials to discuss fate of pet deer, Snowball
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has called a press conference to discuss the future of the doe seized from a Molalla family who illegally raised it as a pet. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 20:35:20 GMT)

Menu Foods Pet Food Recall Costs Rise to C$55 Million (Update3)
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Menu Foods Income Fund, the owner of the pet-food maker that recalled more than 60 million cans of product this year, said recall costs will be 22 percent more than it anticipated as returns increased, and that it will cut as much as 15 percent of its workforce. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 21:08:00 GMT)

Thieves Steal Animals From Pet Store
Thieves stole dozens of animals from an eastern Iowa pet store. Emporium Pets on University Avenue in Waterloo was burglarized both Monday and Tuesday night. Police say the burglars broke through the back door. Two puppies, some snakes, geckos, mice, tarantulas and other pets were stolen. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:58:15 GMT)

Eco pet peeves
I have been inspired to write an impromptu list of my eco pet peeves. Things that people do that drive me batty when so many other (and more eco) options abound. Mine include cling wrap, disposable pads & tampons, driving to the gym, smokers’ ciggy butts, leaf blowers & insinkerators. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 23:23:48 GMT)

Dress up the dog for Chamber pet fair
The Greeley Chamber of Commerce will host its annual pet fair from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 00:27:10 GMT)

Entries for pet contest are still being accepted
Is your pet a star? (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 05:11:11 GMT)

Maker of tainted pet food says recall will cost $56M
Menu Foods Income Fund, the owner of the pet-food maker that recalled more than 60 million cans of product this year, said recall costs will be 22 percent more than it anticipated as returns increased. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:48:22 GMT)

Reid quietly lobbied agencies to fund Nevada pet projects
WASHINGTON -- When Harry Reid became Senate majority leader this year, he promised to crack down on the way lawmakers slip pet projects into legislation. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:14:25 GMT)

Pet shop closed for filthy conditions
Ellenville -- Acting on a complaint, Ulster County SPCA law enforcement officials closed the Fins & Feathers pet shop in Ellenville and removed hundreds of birds, reptiles, pet rodents, fish and other exotic animals Wednesday. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 10:43:52 GMT)

Stockton Pet Owners Required To Microchip Animals
Starting today, thousands of Stockton pet owners must place microchips in their cats and dogs. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 10:45:00 GMT)

18F-DG PET/CT can highly increase the detection of colorectal cancer
Combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) is currently widely used in the clinical diagnosis of cancer to provide functional and morphological imaging. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 10:59:34 GMT)

Combined 18F-DG PET/CT Can Highly Increase The Detection Of Colorectal Cancer
Combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) is currently widely used in the clinical diagnosis of cancer to provide functional and morphological imaging. The value of PET/CT in detection of the recurrence and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) was recently confirmed in an article appearing in the October 7 issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology. [click link ... (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:16:39 GMT)

Pet project
Chris Kaslow of Farmington takes a break from her studies Tuesday to pet Frodo, a 6-month-old bull mastiff, and Lillie, a 4-year-old cocker spaniel. The trio were enjoying the warm day in what was once a skateboard park on Prescott Street in Farmington. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 12:12:27 GMT)

Pet store owner says ‘I am sorry’
Ellenville - The pet store owner charged with 25 counts of animal cruelty told police she was sorry for any harm she may have caused the animals. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 14:03:40 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, 11 Oct 2007 15:47:53 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. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 17:17:09 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. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 20:48:56 GMT)

Courier News Online - SAYREVILLE: Giant garage sale to benefit Pet Adoption Center
Sayreville Pet Adoption Center, 1400 Main St., Sayreville, will conduct a giant Garage Sale to benefit the shelter pets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct, 21 in the shelter’s parking lot. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 21:43:39 GMT)

LHS student's project helping Southwest Alabama Pet Rescue
Twelve-year-old Leroy High School student Tyler Pridgen is using his love for animals to help earn his grade for his civics class project. The seventh grader has taken on the task of collecting items for dogs and donating them to the new Southwest Alabama Pet Rescue (SWAPR) organization. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 23:12:00 GMT)

Donations sought for pet-shelter garage sale
Sayreville Pet Adoption Center, 1400 Main St., will hold a Giant Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the center's parking lot. Donations of items for the sale will be accepted at the shelter from 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 only. Clothing, linens and shoes will not be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the pets housed at the shelter. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:04:41 GMT)

Airport pet kennel may get MAC approval next week
Where to put your basset during a business trip? The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) may have the place for you, if it approves an airport pet kennel at its Monday meeting. The commission staff is proposing a boarding and grooming kennel in a vacant building at the northern edge of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport -- near a popular off-leash park -- so travelers can drop off ... (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 02:14:58 GMT)

Animals stolen during pet store break-ins
Associated Press - October 11, 2007 11:14 PM ET WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Police say several critters were stolen during two burglaries at a Waterloo pet store this week. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 03:54:04 GMT)

Pet store owner tells police she’s sorry
Ellenville - The pet store owner charged with 25 counts of animal cruelty told police yesterday she was sorry for any harm she might have caused the animals. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 06:04:55 GMT)

No pet limit in Oswego for now
OSWEGO -- Pet owners in the village can breathe a sigh of relief. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:31:01 GMT)

County may put more teeth in pet laws
KINGMAN - The Mohave County supervisors will hold a public hearing Monday to discuss tougher restrictions on pet stores, kennels, veterinary clinics or hospitals. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:32:53 GMT)

low-cost rabies vaccine for local pet owners
Area pet owners can participate in low-cost rabies vaccine clinics taking place this Saturday, Oct. 13 throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes. The annual clinics are offered by area veterinarian (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:10:58 GMT)

pet of the week
pet of the week PINOLE -- The following is a partial list of animals that may be available for adoption at the Animal Services Department, 910 San Pablo Ave. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:20:33 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, and we’ll post them at thestate.com. Finalists will be published Oct. 23 in Life&Style. Readers then will vote for their favorite pet costumes online at thestate.com. The winner will be announced Oct. 27. The contest is sponsored by ... (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:25:10 GMT)

Jail warning over pet cruelty: Express & Star
A pet puppy was kept permanently locked in a small cage in appalling conditions and never allowed out, a court was told. Rottweiler Ben could not even walk straight by the time he was rescued and taken to a vet because he had spent the first six months of his life in confinement. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:54:09 GMT)

Animals Stolen From Waterloo Pet Store
WATERLOO (AP) - Police say several critters were stolen during two burglaries at a Waterloo pet store this week. Emporium Pets was broken into late Monday or early Tuesday when someone smashed out a door panel and took a 4-foot-long albino corn snake, a foot-long ghost corn snake, a pair of gecko lizards and a 3-month-old Italian Greyhound. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 12:46:35 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, 12 Oct 2007 13:15:43 GMT)

Vernon Parish Animal Shelter receives $15,000 grant to reduce pet overpopulation
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Maddie's Fund announced that Vernon Parish Animal Shelter received a grant in the amount of $15,000 to advance Vernon Parish Animal Shelter's mission to end pet homelessness in the Leesville area. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 14:12:01 GMT)

Pet therapist honored with presidential award
TAMPA - It's just another day for Golden Retrievers Lola and Bella. After a pretty easy morning at the house, they're headed to an appointment with the pet groomer. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 22:58:36 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. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:12:58 GMT)

South Sioux City Considers Changing Pet Policy
South Sioux City, Nebraska leaders are turning tragedy into action. After a six year old boy was mauled by three pit bulls last month, officials want to toughen up it's pet policy. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:46:36 GMT)

Klang Valley Streets: Pet peeves
Someone dumped a box of kittens outside the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, provoking the society’s annoyance at the behaviour of certain pet owners. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 00:34:17 GMT)

Pet killings spark outrage in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Animal control workers seized dozens of dogs and cats from housing projects in the town of Barceloneta and hurled them from a bridge to their deaths, authorities and witnesses said Friday. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 00:54:22 GMT)

Pet Walk To Benefit Neutering Clinic
TAMPA - Dog lovers are invited to participate in Stride for Strays, a one-mile pet walk today to benefit the Animal Coalition of Tampa. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 02:07:32 GMT)

Pet deer falls to arrows
COMMERCIAL TWP. -- New Jersey State Troopers Friday morning arrested a man attempting to kill someone else's pet deer with a bow and arrow at the intersection of Steep Run Road and Highland Avenue, in Haleyville. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 04:44:41 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This week the Pet of the Week at the Muskogee Animal Shelter is a Jack Russell Terrier named Rose. Rose is a smart, young adult. She looks a little like the famous Eddie from Frasier. If you love these dogs then maybe you can get Rose out of doggie jail! (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 05:03:55 GMT)

Green Week: Pet project
You reduce. You recycle. You reuse. Why shouldn't Fido and Felix do the same? With a burgeoning pet product industry, here are some ways your pets can go green, too. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 07:02:29 GMT)

Pet fest is today at Humane Society
The Utah Humane Society, 4242 S. 300 West, will host October Pet Fest Adopt-A-Thon today and Sunday. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 07:08:50 GMT)

County may put more teeth in pet laws
KINGMAN - The Mohave County supervisors will hold a public hearing Monday to discuss tougher restrictions on pet stores, kennels, veterinary clinics or hospitals. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 09:38:21 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. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 11:04:18 GMT)

Pet Adoptions to be held
Pet adoptions will be held at Sarge's Animal Rescue, 2503 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Fee covers spay/neuter, shots and medicine. Call 508-3300. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 11:17:14 GMT)

Don't rush into pet adoption
When looking for a new pet, finding the right one might not be as easy as you think. There are a few ways to ensure that both you and your pet end up happy: (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 11:54:13 GMT)

Pet massacre in Puerto Rico
Elvia Tirado Polanco says she reluctantly handed over her black- and white-spotted mutt to animal control workers after they threatened that she would be evicted from her housing project for keeping a pet there. The workers promised to take the small dog named "Lucero" - or "Star" - to a shelter. Days later, however, Tirado was horrified to learn that dozens of pets seized this week in ... (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 14:42:30 GMT)

pet-a-porter
They are the guarding angels and are almost like family members. As the festivities knock the door, its time to pamper the pets. Some families share their 'pet' rituals with HT City.. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 19:27:38 GMT)

Pet massacre in Puerto Rico
Elvia Tirado Polanco says she reluctantly handed over her black- and white-spotted mutt to animal control workers after they threatened that she would be evicted from her housing project for keeping a pet there. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 19:37:31 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, 13 Oct 2007 21:27:58 GMT)

Pet massacre in Puerto Rico
By MICHAEL MELIA Elvia Tirado Polanco says she reluctantly handed over her black- and white-spotted mutt to animal control workers after they threatened that she would be evicted from her housing project for keeping a pet there. The workers promised to take the small dog named "Lucero" - or "Star" - to a shelter. Days later, however, Tirado was horrified to learn that dozens of pets seized this ... (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 23:21:09 GMT)

Pet massacre in Puerto Rico
Elvia Tirado Polanco says she reluctantly handed over her black- and white-spotted mutt to animal control workers after they threatened that she would be evicted from her housing project for keeping a pet there. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 00:01:31 GMT)

Peoria's Pet Cemetery
Even in death, our pets are not forgotten. On Saturday, they were given a special place at Springdale Cemetery for their unconditional love. The Whispering Woods Pet Cemetery was officially dedicated. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 00:34:08 GMT)

Pet Mask-arade
Some area residents are helping to make sure local firefighters have the proper equipment to help save our pets. A Pet Mask-arade fundraiser is centered on pets and masks. But not Halloween masks...oxygen masks. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 00:34:18 GMT)

Elitches Hosts Pet Costume Parade
FOX 31's Rob Marshall MCs the ninth annual Pet Parade Costume Contest in Denver. Pets competed for the coveted best costume prize and ... Light Rail is rolling west. Next year the Fasttracks West corridor breaks ground, but to do that RTD needs 16 properties between denver and L... (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 00:59:56 GMT)

Pet Nanny spreads cheer
Visiting with animals can help people feel less lonely and depressed, especially those who are confined to hospitals and nursing homes. “Pet Nanny” Gloria Flannery takes two dogs to visit with patients at Tift Regional Medical Center’s Transitional Care Center every Tuesday, and the looks on the faces of patients there is proof that the dogs lift spirits. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 02:39:45 GMT)

Pet City store gets a boost
AGAWAM - The Dave's Soda and Pet City store on Springfield Street won't have to wait until spring to open. David A. Ratner, owner of the chain that sells soda, pet supplies and Agway products, said he won't have to knock down part of the building to meet the city's parking requirements. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 04:18:28 GMT)

Pet City store gets a break
AGAWAM - The Dave's Soda and Pet City store on Springfield Street won't have to wait until spring to open. David A. Ratner, owner of the chain that sells soda, pet supplies and Agway products, said he won't have to knock down part of the building to meet the city's parking requirements. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 04:19:16 GMT)

Books make fun gifts for pet lovers
There are some really silly, fun books out there for pet lovers. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 04:38:02 GMT)

Best Pet Contest
Our readers will choose one special pet as the Best Pet, and that pet could be yours. Register today! (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 04:52:17 GMT)

Don’t do it Spot! Ordinance would require pet owners to scoop poop
A proposed city ordinance seeks to curb the bathroom habits of dogs and cats. The Bartlesville City Council will consider an ordinance Monday that addresses pet excrement removal requirements. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 05:12:19 GMT)

Pet Raid Leads To Massacre At Bridge
Elvia Tirado Polanco says she reluctantly handed over her black- and white-spotted mutt to animal control workers after they threatened her with eviction from her housing project for keeping a pet there. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 07:17:55 GMT)

Referrals take stress out of finding pet sitter
For die-hard pet owners, planning for a vacation can often include an exhaustive search for someone to watch your furry friend. It used to be that most people would take their pets to their vets for boarding or to one of those fancy animal boarding hotels. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 09:10:25 GMT)

Travelers' pet peeves
Help for pet parents (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 11:18:24 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys concert rescheduled
The concert of the formation Pet Shop Boys, announced initially for October 19, will be rescheduled for November 25, according to Media Services, the organizer of the show. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 22:06:30 GMT)

Buying a pet in South Korea can be a risky move
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Think twice before buying a pet in South Korea, animal care workers at U.S. bases say. They say they frequently treat sick pets bought from off-base stores and breeders that should never have sold them in the first place. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 03:27:53 GMT)

Osan pet vendor may be put off-limits
What do puppies and prostitutes have in common? Not much. But one man’s sidewalk pet shop near Osan Air Base could, like brothels and some bars, soon be on the list of places U.S. servicemembers aren’t allowed to patronize. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 03:28:03 GMT)

Pet costume 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, and we’ll post them at thestate.com. Finalists will be published Oct. 23 in Life&Style. Readers then will vote for their favorite pet costumes online at thestate.com. The winner will be announced Oct. 27. The contest is sponsored by ... (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 04:20:27 GMT)

Caballero's pet store bill signed into law
SACRAMENTO - Pet store owners will be facing new standards for daily care of animals and new enforcement action for violations as the result of a bill signed into law today. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 04:21:44 GMT)

Don’t do it Spot! Ordinance would require pet owners to scoop poop
A proposed city ordinance seeks to curb the bathroom habits of dogs and cats. The Bartlesville City Council will consider an ordinance Monday that addresses pet excrement removal requirements. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 05:21:39 GMT)

Cool Pet
Reader Joey Peterson, 8, of Long Beach sent in his cool pet. He writes: "This is our cool pet, Sandy. She is a Labrador we adopted from the SPCLA. We have had her for six years. She is about 15 years old and is a big part of our family. I took this picture one Saturday afternoon. She is so loveable. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 07:17:28 GMT)

Pet perishes in house fire
Six fire departments battled a large house fire Friday in Lake Zurich that killed a pet and resulted in an estimated $100,000 damage. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 09:24:27 GMT)

New colour shades put the gloss on PET
15/10/2007 - Ampacet has added seven shades to its colour line, which gives polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle packaging the look of highly reflective metal. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 11:19:10 GMT)

Pet Supermarket Licenses geoVue's Dynamic Location Optimization Solution to Prioritize, Expand Into New Trade Areas
WOBURN, Mass.----geoVue, a leading provider of dynamic location optimization software, and Pet Supermarket today announced that after using geoVue's services, Pet Supermarket has licensed and is now using geoVue's software solutions to prioritize and expand its retail stores into new market areas. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands Announces the Completion of the Financing With Tricon Holdings, LLC and Texas Atlantic Capital ...
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. announces today the company has received $650,000 from Tricon Holdings, LLC and Texas Atlantic Capital Partners in completion of a stock purchase agreement that in total provided new financing to PECD amounting to $1,350,000. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into West and Southwest Fort Worth, Texas
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 Texas' West and Southwest Fort Worth region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 108th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than ... (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 12:30:00 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, 15 Oct 2007 13:49:13 GMT)

Pet insurance growing industry in Ohio
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Insurance industry experts say more and more Ohio pet owners are purchasing insurance for Fido and Sparky. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 13:52:39 GMT)

Pet insurance growing industry in Ohio
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Insurance industry experts say more and more Ohio pet owners are purchasing insurance for Fido and Sparky. Analysts say veterinary pet insurance was a $160 million industry in 2005, and it's continuing to grow. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:00:43 GMT)

Pet Insurance Growing Industry In Ohio
Insurance industry experts said more and more Ohio pet owners are purchasing insurance for Fido and Sparky. Analysts say veterinary pet insurance was a $160 million industry in 2005, and it's continuing to grow. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:22:50 GMT)

Killing of bear kept as a pet upsets owner
TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. (AP) - Valentine Wente (WENT'-tee) says he got mighty attached to Boo-Boo, his 300-pound pet black bear. Now, he's wondering who killed the animal. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 16:03:38 GMT)

More Ohio Owners Opting For Pet Insurance
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Insurance industry experts said more and more Ohio pet owners are purchasing insurance for Fido and Sparky. Analysts said veterinary pet insurance was a $160 million industry in 2005, and it's continuing to grow. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:45:03 GMT)

2057 Nissan OneOne Concept Car is a "Family Pet"
Images of the Nissan OneOne concept car are being bandied about at the LA Auto Show. Too bad the "concept" is being dated for a 2057 release. According to Nissan, the OneOne is a "family pet" that can effectively drive itself, cruising around town completing errands for its owner. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 18:17:18 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. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 18:42:06 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. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 18:42:07 GMT)

Pet of the Week
BRAMPTON - Albion is a young male rabbit. He loves to nibble on lettuce and carrots and will make a quiet, friendly pet. Albion loves to snuggle and sit in your lap. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 21:04:34 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Albion is a young male rabbit. He loves to nibble on lettuce and carrots and will make a quiet, friendly pet. Albion loves to snuggle and sit in your lap. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 21:08:54 GMT)

Outrage in Puerto Rico Over Pet Deaths
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Angry pet owners and protesters demonstrated outside a town hall in a northern Puerto Rico city on Monday, as outrage grew over the killing of dozens of animals seized from residents of housing projects. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 21:38:12 GMT)

Outrage in Puerto Rico over pet deaths
Angry pet owners and protesters demonstrated outside a town hall in a northern Puerto Rico city on Monday, as outrage grew over the killing of dozens of animals seized from residents of housing projects. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 22:55:58 GMT)

South Sioux City Residents Voice Concern Over Pet Policy
Local leaders start talking about about putting a tighter leash on South Sioux City's pet policy. This after three pit bulls got loose and mauled a six year old boy last month. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 03:26:48 GMT)

Pet crematory burns down
A firefighter directs chemical foam at hot spots burning in the fire-gutted Star Memorial pet crematorium in the 2400 block of Owens Lane just off Brown Road in rural Brighton, adjacent to Rowens Kennel. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 03:41:52 GMT)

Pet costume 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, and we’ll post them at thestate.com. Finalists will be published Oct. 23 in Life&Style. Readers then will vote for their favorite pet costumes online at thestate.com. The winner will be announced Oct. 27. The contest is sponsored by ... (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 04:21:38 GMT)

Location Optimization Software: Pet Supermarket Licenses geoVue's Location Optimization Software To Prioritize, Expand ...
geoVue, a leading provider of dynamic location optimization software, and Pet Supermarket recently announced that after using geoVue's services, Pet Supermarket has licensed and is now using geoVue's software solutions to prioritize and expand its retail stores into new market areas. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 04:36:06 GMT)

Don’t do it Spot! Ordinance would require pet owners to scoop poop
A proposed city ordinance seeks to curb the bathroom habits of dogs and cats. The Bartlesville City Council will consider an ordinance Monday that addresses pet excrement removal requirements. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 05:21:38 GMT)

DeGeneres Violates Deal With Pet Agency
Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn't get along with her cats. The talk show hostess and her partner Portia de Rossi adopted Iggy, a Brussels Griffon mix, on Sept. 20. But when things didn't work out, DeGeneres gave the dog to her hairdresser. In doing so, DeGeneres violated an agreement with the ... (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 06:40:00 GMT)

DeGeneres violates deal with pet agency
Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn't get along with her cats. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 06:41:18 GMT)

DeGeneres violates deal with pet agency
Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn't get along with her cats. The talk show hostess and her partner Portia de Rossi adopted Iggy, a Brussels Griffon mix, on Sept. 20. But when things didn't work out, DeGeneres gave the dog to her hairdresser. In doing so, DeGeneres violated an agreement with the Mutts and Moms ... (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 06:42:30 GMT)

DeGeneres Violates Deal With Pet Agency
(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file) Ellen DeGeneres is shown in this, Jan. 9, 2007, file photo in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn't get along with her cats. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 07:05:36 GMT)

Puerto Rico's mayor lashed over city workers' pet snatching
Outraged pet owners yelled "murderer" at the local mayor after city workers snatched their beloved dogs and cats and tossed dozens of them off a 50-foot-high bridge. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 08:57:39 GMT)

Killing of bear kept as pet upsets owner
Valentine Wente has lived near this southern Illinois community all of his life, and no one has messed with the exotic animals he sometimes keeps -- not until someone killed Boo-Boo, his young pet black bear, that is. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 09:12:16 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. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 11:19:02 GMT)

Still time to vote: Dress Up Your Pet contest almost over
HURRY, THE DRESS Up Your Pet contest is about to end. Readers have been sending us photos of their dogs, cats and other domesticated pets decked in costume for Halloween. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:46:26 GMT)

DeGeneres Violates Deal With Pet Agency
Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn't get along with her cats.   SLIDESHOW: Richest Women In Entertainment (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:49:00 GMT)

DeGeneres violates deal with pet agency
Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn't get along with her cats. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 15:27:23 GMT)

Hill's Pet Nutrition exec to be CEO of K-State campus in Olathe
Dan Richardson, now an executive with Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc., will be the new chief executive officer of the Kansas State University campus in Olathe. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 15:46:31 GMT)

Pet protection campaign set
The event, dubbed Oktober-Pets 2007, will bring together several species of animals in an effort to promote Animal Welfare and Responsible Pet Ownership from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 15:50:15 GMT)

Holiday Pet Safety
The holidays are full of fun and activity, but they are also a time when your pet is at highest risk for injury or poisoning. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 17:39:11 GMT)

Pet trusts:
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? (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 18:42:02 GMT)

Who Will Care for Your Pet When You're Gone?
Thousands of pets are sent to shelters each year following the death of their caretakers. Here's what you can do to make sure you're pet is properly cared for. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 19:54:01 GMT)

Daily share buy-back notice - Appendix 3E 16th October 07 (PET.AX, 00770492, 20071017)
mktsens (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 23:03:00 GMT)

Historic cemetery now allowing pet burials
AKRON -- Glendale cemetery is allowing pet lovers to take their four-legged friends into the after-life. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 23:12:24 GMT)

Bear Attacks Family Pet In Plainfield
A black bear smashes open a hutch and ripped a rabbit out, dragging the family pet into a wooded area this week. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 00:14:13 GMT)

Pet parrot raises alarm; Dallas homeowner kills burglar
A Dallas homeowner shot to death an intruder early Tuesday after being alerted by his pet parrot that someone was on the premises. John Woodson, 46, was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died, Dallas police Sgt. Larry Lewis said. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 00:53:31 GMT)

Pet costume 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, and we’ll post them at thestate.com. Finalists will be published Oct. 23 in Life&Style. Readers then will vote for their favorite pet costumes online at thestate.com. The winner will be announced Oct. 27. The contest is sponsored by ... (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 04:20:47 GMT)

Don’t do it Spot! Ordinance would require pet owners to scoop poop
A proposed city ordinance seeks to curb the bathroom habits of dogs and cats. The Bartlesville City Council will consider an ordinance Monday that addresses pet excrement removal requirements. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 05:28:09 GMT)

City might restrict pet owners
Pet owners who commit three or more animal control violations in a 24-month period could be declared “problem pet owners” and forced to surrender all of their animals under a sweeping update of Tacoma’s animal control ordinance. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 08:28:20 GMT)

Pet contest to be part of HILLarity
Beth’s Canine Design and Friends of the Animals will hold their annual pet contest, 15th Birthday Bash, at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Trophies will be awarded for best trick, best costume and the pet that looks the most like its owner. Grand prize will be the Best Friend Award. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:31:53 GMT)

Entries for pet costume contest due today
The Dress Up Your Pet contest ends today. All photos are due and votes for the Reader's Choice selection must be made by 5 p.m. Readers have been sending us photos of their dogs, cats and other domesticated pets decked in costume for Halloween. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 10:48:53 GMT)

Masterbatch gives PET bottles hint of blue at edges.
Blue Edge(TM) imbues clear PET bottles with blue halo around their periphery while enhancing bottle brightness and providing soft glow in ultraviolet light. Since its impact is not based on pigment, product does not hinder light transmission; product visibility remains unchanged. Applications include bottles used for clear products such as water, liquor, and other beverages as well as cosmetics ... (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 12:56:52 GMT)

BREAKING NEWS: Pet Store Burglary Suspect Arrested
New this morning, police say a man from Cedar Falls admits being a pet store burglar. Waterloo police say 24-year-old Justin James Boose of Cedar Falls is charged with two counts of 3rd Degree Burglary in connection burglaries on October 9th and October 10th at the Emporium Pets located in Waterloo. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:23:37 GMT)

Canton mayor honors Humane Society, refers pet ordinance to panel
In his "Good News" report at Tuesday's meeting of Canton City Council, Mayor Rod Heinze recognized efforts of the Fulton County Humane Society to achieve a goal to build and help staff an animal shelter, as well as provide input and direction to city officials as they consider changes to the pet ordinance. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 16:05:15 GMT)

Pet Agency Dogging Ellen Gets Death Threats
The pet agency that took back the dog that Ellen DeGeneres adopted but gave to her hairstylist is the target of death threats, a spokesman for the agency says. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 16:40:18 GMT)

Arrest Made in Pet Store Burglary Case
WATERLOO - There has been an arrest in a pet store theft. Justin James Voose, 24, of Cedar Falls, is charged with two counts of third degree burglary. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 16:59:30 GMT)

It's that time of year: Readers asked to submit photos for Telegram's Pet Calendar Contest
HERKIMER - Newspapers can be a valuable tool to promote literacy for anyone, especially children. For this reason, The Evening Telegram is holding its 10th annual Pet Calendar Contest to raise money for the Newspapers in Education program, now in its 19th year at the paper. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:08:12 GMT)

DeGeneres Violates Deal With Pet Agency
Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn't get along with her cats. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:15:59 GMT)

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