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Abuse claim after pet-sitter let pig get fat
A WOMAN whose potbellied pig trebled in weight while a friend was looking after it wants to file abuse charges against the pet-sitter. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 01:26:40 GMT)

Abuse claim after pet-sitter let pig get fat
A WOMAN whose potbellied pig trebled in weight while a friend was looking after it wants to file abuse charges against the pet-sitter. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 01:31:04 GMT)

Training a pocket pet
Buying a pet at the Iowa State Fair didn’t sound like a very good idea to Hull resident Julie Visscher.  But the appeal of having a small, soft, furry pet that fits into a pocket was just to... (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 02:53:27 GMT)

Pet's poor health led to heartache
The puppy at the Staunton, Va., pet store was tiny, wiggly and irresistible. A Chihuahua/toy poodle bred at a nearby country kennel, they said. So Mary Johnson negotiated the $600 price to $500, cupped him in her palm against her heart and took him home. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 03:15:02 GMT)

Pet-sitter accused of abuse in case of fat pig
WINONA, Minn. — A Winona woman wants charges pressed against an acquaintance for making her pet pig fat. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:33:55 GMT)

Pet owners can get free rabies shots for their animals
Bayonne pet owners may bring their animals to a free rabies vaccination clinic on Nov. 3 at the 16th Street firehouse off Avenue A, city Health Director Brigid Breivogel said. The clinic will inoculate dogs from 9 to 11 a.m. and cats, from 11 a.m. to noon. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 06:26:37 GMT)

THIS WEEK'S PET Hunter is a 5-year-old neutered Australian shepherd and Labrador retriever mix. He's clean, quiet and ...
UPDATED: :23 a.m. PDT, November 01, 2007 Metro Cheer Center's seniors team practices dance, tumbling, stunts and pyramids for competition. THIS WEEK'S PET Hunter is a 5-year-old neutered Australian shepherd and Labrador retriever mix. He's clean, quiet and loyal and gets along well with other dogs. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 07:23:17 GMT)

Nigeria: Obioma Unveils Pet Project
The wife of the Cross River State Governor Mrs. Obioma Liyel Imoke has unfolded her pet project, Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER) to media and women in Cross River State. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 11:29:25 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Company Announces Executive Promotion
Central Garden&Pet Company ( Nachrichten ) (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today announced that Michael Reed will assume leadership responsibility of Central ' s Garden Group replacing Brad Johnson, who is resigning for personal and family reasons. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 12:19:50 GMT)

Selfridges To Offer Designer Pet Wear
The world of designer pet wear is gearing up for the Season in a big way this year.. Tuesday 23 October 2007 (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 12:38:20 GMT)

Corrie Star Ozzy Adopted By UK Pet Food Company
Yorkshire pet food producer Burgess is currently engaged in a drive to raise pet owner awareness of its dog food brand.. Thursday 01 November 2007 (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 12:39:51 GMT)

The Pet Parent's Network Launches HealthGUARD(R) Only Two-Step Wellness System Available For Dogs
The Pet Parent's Network today announced the launch of HealthGUARD® dog vitamins, the only two-step nutritional supplement system currently available for dogs. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

One of 4 stolen puppies back at Tucson pet store
TUCSON - One of four puppies stolen from a Tucson pet store was returned after it was found running around a school. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 15:54:36 GMT)

1 of 4 stolen puppies back at Tucson pet store
Associated Press - November 1, 2007 11:44 AM ET TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - 1 of 4 puppies stolen during a daring break-in at a midtown Tucson pet store has been returned after being found running... (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 16:01:35 GMT)

Four stolen puppies worth $9,000 back at Tucson pet store
Associated Press - November 1, 2007 12:14 PM ET TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Four puppies stolen from a Tucson pet store all have been returned. 3 of the puppies were left in a box at a Tucson... (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 16:31:33 GMT)

PET Scan Distinguishes Alzheimer's From Other Dementia
A PET scan that measures uptake of sugar in the brain significantly improves the accuracy of diagnosing a type of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. The scan, FDG-PET, helped six doctors from three national Alzheimer's disease centers correctly diagnose frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's in almost 90 percent of cases. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 17:02:27 GMT)

Pet care snafus can add up to significant loss
Pet care seems to be a booming industry these days in the United States. I am still fuming that local stores which carry doggy sweaters and outfits appear to be discriminating against large breed dogs. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 18:09:18 GMT)

PET scan distinguishes Alzheimer's from other dementia
A PET scan (positron emission tomography) that measures uptake of sugar in the brain significantly improves the accuracy of diagnosing a type of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer`s disease, a study led by a University of Utah dementia expert has found. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 18:51:29 GMT)

Gossip Tops List Of Office Pet Peeves
Do you hate it when co-workers are gossiping in the next cubicle? Well, you're not alone. Office gossip is the number-one pet peeve in a survey of workplace annoyances. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 19:17:25 GMT)

Consumer Connection: Pet store investigation 3:41 PM
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. -- Tonight at 11 p.m., we'll bring you that heartbreaking story of a woman, her puppy and our in-depth investigation into the local pet store that sold the dog. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 20:06:38 GMT)

Siskin Offers Pet Therapy Screening
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation announced that a free screening for Pet Therapy animals will be held this Saturday, from 2-4 p.m. at the Middle Valley Animal Hospital. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 21:24:28 GMT)

Pet Pictures With Santa Offered On Nov. 10
There will be a "Picture Your Pet With Santa" Bake Sale and Holiday Shop for Pets and People at Forrest Cate Ford on Highway 127 in Dunlap on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 02:10:16 GMT)

Malaysian teen charged in slaying of boy who disturbed pet turkey
Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian teenager has been charged in a juvenile court with killing a 7-year-old boy for allegedly disturbing his pet turkey, a news report said Friday. The 15-year-old suspect is accused of causing the death of the boy on October 1... (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 02:30:17 GMT)

Don't let pet bills chew up budget
1/83/8 NEW YORK | Don't let Spot's vet bills put you in the poor house. Here are five ways to care for your pet's health without overpaying, from Consumer Reports: Consider a mutt. If there is no room in your budget for extensive vet bills, you may want to adopt a mixed-breed pet from your local shelter rather than getting a pure breed. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 04:36:10 GMT)

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month
The Sequoia Humane Society and Petfinder.com are celebrating November as Adopt a Senior Pet Month. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 05:26:58 GMT)

All four stolen puppies safe and back at pet shop
Four puppies stolen from a Midtown pet store earlier this week have been safely returned, an employee said Thursday morning. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 07:12:34 GMT)

Loose pit bull kills pregnant pet goat
A Cunningham family lost a pet and a source of income Wednesday after a loose pit bull terrorized the family's livestock, killing one goat and two chickens. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 10:06:33 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, 02 Nov 2007 10:25:52 GMT)

PET scan can help distinguish Alzheimer's from other dementia
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a PET scan (positron emission tomography) that measures uptake of sugar in the brain significantly improves the accuracy of diagnosing a type of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease. The study led by a University of Utah dementia expert found that the scan, FDG-PET, helped six doctors from three national Alzheimer's ... (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 10:56:04 GMT)

Pet dies after airgun shots
A CHERISHED pet cat has died after being shot with an airgun. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 10:59:21 GMT)

Dementia Diagnosis By PET Scan
A PET scan (positron emission tomography) that measures uptake of sugar in the brain significantly improves the accuracy of diagnosing a type of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease, a study led by a University of Utah dementia expert has found. [click link for full article] (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 11:10:22 GMT)

Vote now for Tallahassee's Pet Idol
Voting is now under way in our Pet Idol contest. It continues through Friday. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 11:57:02 GMT)

Dickinson Gets New Pet License Law
There`s a new law in town...a new pet license law that is, and it`s in DIckinson. A visit with the Animal Control officer explains the ins and outs about it. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 14:15:49 GMT)

Perimeter Pet Pals visit Ocee Library
Perimeter Pet Pals is an affiliate of the Delta Society, the leading international resource for the human-animal bond, improving human health through service and therapy animals. The Pet Pals focus on the therapeutic benefits of that bond. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 15:14:22 GMT)

Pet Of The Week Petpourri
GENERAL MINNESOTA AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD CLUB: All Breed Obedience & Australian Shepherd Conformation Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. C&E Dog Training, 1000 Pennsylvania Av., Golden Valley. 612-203-7829. PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: A continuing informal support group led by a trained facilitator for those grieving the loss of a pet. 7 p.m. Mon. Animal Humane Society, 845 N. Meadow ... (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 17:36:57 GMT)

Pet clinic to visit 4 neighborhoods
The El Paso City-County Health and Environmental District's Pet Care-A-Van will offer free spay and neuter services to four East Side communities this month. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 17:49:56 GMT)

Halloween pet parade at Mountain View
Click here to see more photos from the pet parade event at Mountain View. Molly Gruber laughs about sharing the name Molly with the “lion” she’s petting during the Halloween pet parade at Mountain View Retirement and Assisted Living. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 20:32:50 GMT)

Useful meets ridiculous at pet-product show
CHICAGO -- If there was a lesson to take away from the recent H.H. Backer Associates Pet Industry Trade Show in Rosemont, Ill., it's this: Pet owners will spend money on anything -- anything -- for their animals. Some (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 21:03:59 GMT)

Medical history of pet can contain clues to a diagnosis
In the world of medicine, the word "history" has a special meaning. Your pet's doctor will want to know about your pet's housing (indoor/outdoor), activities and diet. If your pet has any previous significant (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 22:18:29 GMT)

USB pet tag provides medical info
Have you ever lost a pet? (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 23:04:24 GMT)

News : Pet Sitting business opens in Quincy
Pet Sitting in Quincy, California - Click on the banner ad for more information... (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 23:28:55 GMT)

Rabies Alert for South Georgia Pet Owners
We have a rabies alert for South Georgia pet owners. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 00:01:02 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. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 00:31:39 GMT)

Pet of the week
Our Pet of the Week is Lisa, a precious little mixed-breed lady. Lisa and several of her friends at the shelter need loving homes. You can save a life and adopt a shelter pet at the Muskogee Animal Shelter. Call 684-6285 or come by and see us at 4002 Border St. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 03:42:21 GMT)

Protecting Your Pet When You Die
Leaving money for pets in a will is not just for the superrich. As CBS 3's Angela Russell reports, more and more pet owners are drafting pet trusts and other agreements to make sure their pets live on. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 03:54:24 GMT)

My pet peeve - vandalism!
Vandalism in our public places as well as to private property has risen drastically over the last several years. It has long been a pet peeve of mine and is certainly an unneeded expense to the park department and to the county. Ultimately, it is an expense to each and every one of us who are taxpayers. Back in the day, if you egged a sign or house, or if you soaped someone's windows and your ... (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 04:32:25 GMT)

Safety concerns lead to feeding suggestions for jerky pet treats
Consumers purchasing chicken jerky pet treats soon may notice something different on the package labels: suggestions on how many such snacks a day they can safely give to their dogs. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 07:26:47 GMT)

Bird thefts ruffle pet owners' feathers
ESCONDIDO – Exotic pet birds worth thousands of dollars have been snatched from homes around Escondido in a bird-napping spree that has left victims heartbroken and other bird owners on edge. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 08:58:03 GMT)

Scouts holding pet food drive
STERLING - The Girl Scouts of Troop 58 will hold a pet food and supply drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Kroger's, 2301 Locust St., to benefit the Happy Tails Animal Shelter. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 09:54:05 GMT)

Pet photos with Santa set
Saturday, November 3, 2007 The holiday season is near, and pet photos with Santa are coming. ... (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 10:36:18 GMT)

Bird thefts ruffle pet owners' feathers
ESCONDIDO, Nov. 3 (UNION-TRIBUNE): ESCONDIDO–Exotic pet birds worth thousands of dollars have been snatched from homes around Escondido in a bird-napping spree that has left victims heartbroken and other bird owners on edge. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 10:41:43 GMT)

Courtroom cat fight over pet's alleged damage spree
A COURTROOM cat fight saw neighbours do battle over a pet's alleged damage spree. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 12:33:56 GMT)

USB pet tag provides medical info
Have you ever lost a pet? (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 14:34:14 GMT)

Adopt a pet, save a friend
Lee County Animal Services hosted its 7th Annual Fall Pet Fest. Officials hope that the event will help give hundreds of pets a chance at a good home. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 15:44:16 GMT)

Adopt a pet, save a friend
The Lee County Animal Services is hosting its 7th Annual Fall Pet Fest. Officials hope that the event will help give hundreds of pets a chance at a good home. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 15:47:05 GMT)

Pet Supplies Plus robbed Friday
SOUTH BEND -- A man who said he had a gun robbed Pet Supplies Plus, 2202 E. South Bend Ave., around 8:16 p.m. Friday, South Bend police Lt. Don Miller said. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 17:36:05 GMT)

Courtroom cat fight over pet's alleged damage spree
A COURTROOM cat fight saw neighbours do battle over a pet's alleged damage spree. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 00:05:03 GMT)

Rescue group offering pet photos with Santa
Christmas is barely seven weeks away, and a Henderson animal rescue group wants to make sure your pet has time to visit with Santa before the holiday rush hits. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 05:09:32 GMT)

Vet costs before selecting pet's vet
Don't let Spot's vet bills put you in the poor house. Here are five ways to care for your pet's health without overpaying, from Consumer Reports: •  Consider a mutt. While many purebred cats and dogs are undeniably adorable, some breeds suffer from genetic conditions that can be costly to treat. •  Schedule regular checkups. By investing in regular office visits, you can make sure that ... (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 08:09:44 GMT)

Keep costs of pet care under control
NEW YORK - Don't let Spot's veterinary bills put you in the poor house. Here are five ways to care for your pet's health without overpaying, from Consumer Reports: Consider a mutt. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 08:56:38 GMT)

Thieves nab 20 puppies from S. Side pet store
Police are investigating a burglary Sunday morning after a person stole 20 puppies from a Southwest Side pet store. The burglary happened about 8:39 a.m. at Pet Luv Pet Center, 8057 S. Cicero Ave., police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 17:04:34 GMT)

20 Pups Stolen From South Side Pet Store
A burglar stole 20 puppies from a South Side pet store Sunday morning. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 17:50:57 GMT)

Free rabies clinic draws Rockland pet owners
RAMAPO - The Rockland County Health Department's rabies clinic drew many pet owners today, among them a very appreciative Mary Hahn of New City. Hahn brought her 4-month old marmalade-colored cat, Rusty, to the county's Fire Training Center to have his shot. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 20:11:30 GMT)

Pet Photo Day
There was a special photo shoot in Zanesville today with some unruly participants. Today was the annual pet photo day put on by the Projects for Animals Waiting at the Shelter group or PAWS. “We're... (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 20:55:18 GMT)

Dognappers nab puppies from pet store
Nearly 20 puppies worth thousands of dollars were stolen from a Southwest Side pet store Saturday night. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 22:41:04 GMT)

Pricey puppies stolen from Chicago pet store
CHICAGO (AP) - A pet store in Chicago is trying to locate nearly 20 stolen puppies. The owner of Pet Luv Pet Center, Cindy Groenewold, says the puppies worth thousands of dollars were taken Saturday after someone shattered a front window at the store. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 00:32:34 GMT)

Pricey puppies stolen from Chicago pet store
CHICAGO --A pet store in Chicago is trying to locate nearly 20 stolen puppies. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 03:37:19 GMT)

Sharon's pet parrots missing
CANNOT SLEEP: Sharon Gunness is asking for the public's help in finding her two pet parrots, stolen in their cages from the family's home in Penal last week. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 03:55:42 GMT)

Dog leash entangles pet products company in lawsuit
A local pet supply company is being sued for trademark infringement two years after it bought the licensing agreement to distribute and manufacture a device invented as part of a fourth-grade class assignment. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 05:25:39 GMT)

Pricey puppies stolen from Chicago pet store
CHICAGO --A pet store in Chicago is trying to locate nearly 20 stolen puppies. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 06:45:35 GMT)

Cool Pet
Reader Linde Stock of Elkport Street in Lakewood sent in her cool pet. She writes: "Meet Inky. We adopted him from PetSmart four months ago after our cat died of kidney failure. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 08:25:27 GMT)

Worker pet peeves
Full-time employees usually spend a lot of time at the office, and interacting with co-workers, while necessary, can be trying. In staffing firm Randstad USA's survey of employee pet peeves, office gossip was the top vote-getter, with 60 percent of respondents citing it their primary irritant. Office workers also were vexed by co-workers' poor time management skills, with 54 percent naming that ... (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 09:28:39 GMT)

Ratatouille movie sparks pet shop frenzy
Animated movie Ratatouille has sparked a pet shop demand for rodents in Germany. Usually film fans would be scurrying to buy merchandise, including cuddly toys, action figures and lunchboxes, but people in Germany seem to want the real thing. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 10:12:42 GMT)

Insurance can be lifesaver for your pet
Nearly two-thirds of American households have at least one pet. Pets are our friends and many people call them members of the family. Keeping that best friend happy and healthy can be costly, especially as they age. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 10:27:12 GMT)

Huntington Beach to vote on pet-fixing law
New version of ordinance, first in state, would allow pet owners to opt out by paying fine, officials say. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 11:16:53 GMT)

World's Largest Pet Adoption Drive Brightens the Holidays for Four Legged Friends
SAN DIEGO & DAYTON, Ohio----The world's largest pet adoption drive - Iams Home 4 the Holidays - kicked off today and has set a goal to help find loving homes for more than 400,000 pets this holiday season. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

Officials: Pet Waste Could Be Cause Of Williston E. coli
Williston officials say pet waste could be a reason why the Allen Brook shows high levels of E. coli after summer rain storms. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 13:55:56 GMT)

17 Puppies Stolen From Chicago Pet Store
CHICAGO -- A pet store in Chicago is trying to locate 17 stolen puppies. The owner of Pet Luv Pet Center, Cindy Groenewold, said the puppies -- worth thousands of dollars -- were taken late Saturday or early Sunday after someone shattered a front window at the store. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 15:10:05 GMT)

Gossip is biggest office pet peeve
ime employees usually spend a lot of time at the office, and interacting with co-workers, while necessary, can be trying. In staffing firm Randstad USA's survey of employee pet peeves, office gossip was the top vote-getter, with 60 percent of respon (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 16:07:02 GMT)

Best Pet Contest
Our readers will choose one special pet as the Best Pet, and that pet could be yours. View the top 50 pets! (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 16:52:14 GMT)

Pet loss support links
The loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating, but it might be difficult to find the help you need when tragedy strikes. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 17:48:59 GMT)

Pet hotel all set to move in
WOBURN - After weeks of deliberation, the City Council this week voted unanimously to approve a series of special permits that will allow for a shopping center with a "pet hotel" on Commerce Way. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 19:12:57 GMT)

Reward: Help collar pet store robber
Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the man who robbed Pawstively Paws Pet Store on Saturday. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 19:30:47 GMT)

Keeping Your Pet Safe This Winter
Veterinarians warn pet owners to guard against serious safety hazards facing animals this winter. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 20:35:28 GMT)

Pet microchip clinic scheduled Nov. 10
A “Give Your Pet a Voice” microchip clinic will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Fort Morgan Veterinary Clinic, 1215 E. Burlington Ave., Fort Morgan. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 23:13:32 GMT)

Woman stole and killed pet goat in mock Satanic ritual
AN AUSTRALIAN woman who stole a goat and was involved in slaughtering it in a mock Satanic ritual in a church has been ordered to apologise to the church and the pet's owners. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 01:06:57 GMT)

Tips for pet health during the winter
Although winters in Arkansas aren’t nearly as harsh as those farther north, they can still pose problems for your pet. Here are a few tips that can help make your pet much more comfortable in winter. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 06:29:54 GMT)

Net Tangible Asset Backing 31 October 2007 (PET.AX, 00780049, 20071106)
mktsens (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 07:13:00 GMT)

NOVI: Big pet expo welcomes people who love animals
America's Family Pet Expo will be held Nov. 16-18 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi. The event will feature agility dog performances, an exotic bird show and hundreds of vendors. There also will be dozens of local animal adoption agencies. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 08:11:59 GMT)

AnimalSave takes over pet food program
AnimalSave, a local nonprofit, is distributing pet food to low-income families and to people caring for feral cat colonies. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 09:13:05 GMT)

Pet cemetery wins top award again
A pet cemetery in Flintshire run as a family business is again named the best in the UK. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 13:06:03 GMT)

Calif. teen gets jail for torturing autistic boy's pet tortoise
A teenager who pleaded no contest to torturing and mutilating the pet tortoise of an autistic boy has been sentenced to spend time in jail, fined and ordered to give up his own pets. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 19:38:29 GMT)

California teen gets in jail for torturing autistic boy's pet
A California teenager charged with torturing and mutilating the pet tortoise of an autistic boy has been sentenced to spend time in jail, fined and ordered to give up his own pets. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 19:56:51 GMT)

Pet hotel all set to move in
WOBURN - After weeks of deliberation, the City Council this week voted unanimously to approve a series of special permits that will allow for a shopping center with a "pet hotel" on Commerce Way. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 19:57:57 GMT)

Logan Shelter now offers micro chipping and pet insurance
Micro chipping and health insurance to protect your pet are now available at the Logan County Animal Shelter. The programs are available to both those who adopt at the shelter and to those who already have pets and want to take advantage of the offer. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 20:15:54 GMT)

Local woman educates owners about pet food
Susan Thixton has been an animal lover all her life and made a career out of training pets. Now she's dedicated to educating pet owners about pet food. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 20:28:52 GMT)

Pig sitter charged; portly pet on diet
A pet pig whose weight tripled while it was in the care of a sitter has been placed on a diet — and an animal cruelty charge has been filed against the caretaker. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 21:32:37 GMT)

Pig sitter charged; portly pet on diet
A pet pig whose weight tripled while it was in the care of a sitter has been placed on a diet - and an animal cruelty charge has been filed against the caretaker. The 5-year-old animal, Alaina Templeton, part potbellied pig, has lost 10 percent of her 150 pounds and is recovering well from surgery to remove a collar that had become embedded in her overly fat neck, owner Michelle Schmitz said. ... (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 21:49:53 GMT)

Potbellied Pig Back On A Diet, Pet Sitter Charged
A potbellied pig whose owner wanted to press charges after the animal gained 100 pounds while under a pet sitter's care is back on a strict diet and has already lost 10 percent of her weight. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 21:54:19 GMT)

UPDATE: Pig sitter charged with misdemeanor cruelty as portly pet is put on a diet
WINONA, Minn. -- A pet pig whose weight tripled while it was in the care of a sitter has been placed on a diet -- and an animal cruelty charge has been filed against the caretaker. The 5-year-old animal, Alaina Templeton, part potbellied pig, has lost 10 percent of her 150 pounds and is recovering well from surgery to remove a collar that had become embedded in her overly fat neck, owner ... (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 22:03:29 GMT)

11-yer-old girl's pet horse is killed; authorities suspect a hunting mistake
The killing of a girl's pet horse in Todd County, at first suspected to be a gruesome instance of animal abuse, is more likely a case of a deer hunter making a mistake. That's the word this afternoon from the County Sheriff's Office. The horse, Savannah, was discovered by 11-year-old Katie Symalla on Saturday afternoon on the family's Long Prairie property. Its head was cut extensively and an ... (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 22:04:15 GMT)

Fattened potbellied pig losing weight; pet sitter charged with animal cruelty
WINONA, Minn. - A potbellied pig whose owner wanted to press charges after the animal gained 100 pounds while under a pet sitter's care is back on a strict diet and has already lost 10 percent of her weight. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 22:52:43 GMT)

Useful meets ridiculous at pet-product shows
CHICAGO — If there was a lesson to take away from the recent H.H. Backer Associates Pet Industry Trade Show in Rosemont, Ill., it's this: Pet owners will spend money on anything — anything — for their animals. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 00:46:38 GMT)

Pig sitter charged; portly pet on diet
A pet pig whose weight tripled while it was in the care of a sitter has been placed on a diet — and an animal cruelty charge has been filed against the caretaker. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 02:20:46 GMT)

Authorities investigate killing of pet horse in Long Prairie
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. -- An 11-year-old girl's pet horse may have been mistakenly killed by a hunter rather than targeted in a case of animal abuse, the Todd County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 03:05:41 GMT)

Calif. teen gets jail; was accused of torturing autistic boy's pet tortoise
VENTURA, Calif. -- A teenager who pleaded no contest to torturing and mutilating the pet tortoise of an autistic boy has been sentenced to spend time in jail, fined and ordered to give up his own pets. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 04:19:48 GMT)

Man gets fine, jail time for mutilating boy's pet
A young man who pleaded no contest to torturing and mutilating the pet tortoise of an autistic boy has been sentenced to spend time in jail, fined and ordered to give up his own pets. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 08:06:32 GMT)

Pet waste may have contaminated brook
WILLISTON -- Williston officials say pet waste could be a reason why the Allen Brook shows high levels of E. coli after summer rain storms. ... (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 09:08:15 GMT)

Pet sitting can be a relief for those working long hours
Lisa Sharpsteen was torn between two loves: Her fiance, Ivan Huergo, who opened a physical therapy clinic and depended on her as a personal assistant, and Bailey, the beloved 10-year-old cockapoo she inherited from a late friend. Then a patient referred her to Michelle Lagestee, owner of Kisses & Cuddles Pet Care in Orland Park, an in-home doggie day care. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 10:35:27 GMT)

Aurora offers low-cost pet exams
AURORA -- The National Animal Welfare Society in conjunction with the city of Aurora will offer a low-cost pet wellness clinic Saturday and Sunday. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 10:48:44 GMT)

Get pet info at Puppy Tails
YORK TWP. — Puppy Tails-Jorvik,292 Dew Drop Road, York Township, is offering informational sessions on looking for a pet and caring for pets. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:13:22 GMT)

Man refused to get his pet dog treated
A MAN who refused to get help for his paralysed pet dog has been banned from owning animals for 15 years. Bob, a greyhound cross, was incontinent and suffering from open infected sores caused by urine burning his skin. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:17:19 GMT)

Grants up to $500 offered to pet owners
United Animal Nations is offering financial-assistance grants of up to $500 for pet owners affected by the fires. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:44:29 GMT)

Ban of roadside pet sales to be emergency ordinance
BENTONVILLE — If the Bentonville City Council feels the same as the Bentonville Planning Commission, roadside pet sales will be a thing of the past on Tuesday. (Benton County Daily Record) (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 13:34:10 GMT)

Highland pet shop raided in search of huge gator
HIGHLAND | State conservation officers are seeking charges against a Highland pet shop owner accused of providing veterinary services without a license and possessing a 9.5-foot, 350-pound alligator without proper permits. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 15:23:08 GMT)

Pet Funerals
Pet lovers have more options than ever to say good-bye to their loved ones. Pet cemeteries are becoming popular, and not just for cats and dogs. The services are not cheap. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 16:43:16 GMT)

Gators seized from Oakdale pet shop
The Suffolk County SPCA has seized two alligators from an Oakdale pet shop, and issued tickets to the shop's owner for illegally possessing the animals, according to a news release from the Suffolk SPCA. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 17:29:51 GMT)

What is your pet's IQ?
By Mark Welp Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 at 10:43 a.m. Many of us treat our pets as if they are human and treat them like family. But how do you know if the wheels are turning behind your pet's attentive stare? (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 19:34:31 GMT)

HARLOW: Pet dog rescued from suspicious house blaze
A FIRE at a house in Harlow this evening is being treated as suspicious. No-one was at the property in Kingsland, Harlow, when fire crews were called to the property at 6.20pm. However a pet dog had to be rescued from the house. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 20:42:46 GMT)

Pet Microchips
Microchips are a good way to help you keep track of your pet. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 22:24:09 GMT)

22 small-breed puppies stolen from pet store
LA MIRADA, Calif. A thief has stolen 22 puppies valued at about $30,000 from a pet store in La Mirada. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 04:45:40 GMT)

22 small-breed puppies stolen from pet store
A thief stole 22 puppies valued at about $30,000 from a pet store early Wednesday, authorities said. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 04:45:50 GMT)

22 small-breed puppies stolen from pet store
Associated Press - November 7, 2007 11:44 PM ET LA MIRADA, Calif. (AP) - A thief has stolen 22 puppies valued at about $30,000 from a pet store in La Mirada. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 04:52:16 GMT)

22 small-breed puppies stolen from pet store
LA MIRADA, Calif. (AP) - A thief has stolen 22 puppies valued at about $30,000 from a pet store in La Mirada. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 05:00:23 GMT)

Portales resident, pet goat reunited
Robert Villanueva and Margie, his pet goat, sit Wednesday on the deck of Villanueva’s home. A Portales resident and his pet goat are back together again. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 05:39:15 GMT)

Rezoning bids resubmitted; Hillcrest wants pet day care
Michael Ristvey Jr. and Robert and Judith Johnson have resubmitted rezoning requests in Hermitage, while Hillcrest Memorial Park has filed an application to amend the city zoning ordinance to allow pet day-care centers. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 06:03:31 GMT)

22 small-breed puppies stolen from pet store
LA MIRADA, Calif. A thief stole 22 puppies valued at about $30,000 from a pet store early Wednesday, authorities said. Paul Ro, owner of the Puppy Love pet store, said security videotape showed a man putting teacup Yorkshire terriers, Shih-Tzus, Chihuahuas and other small-dog breeds in a trash bag. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 06:16:17 GMT)

THIS WEEK'S PET Dutchess is a 9-year-old or older spayed German shepherd. She can be shy, but enjoys people. She would ...
UPDATED: :51 a.m. PDT, November 08, 2007 Lisa Moore is an associate dean for multi-cultural affairs at Eliot Circle on the Reed College Campus. THIS WEEK'S PET Dutchess is a 9-year-old or older spayed German shepherd. She can be shy, but enjoys people. She would make a great indoor or outdoor dog. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 08:26:17 GMT)

Pet Amnesty Day includes free rabies shots
Need a free rabies vaccine for your pet? Does your dog continue to get loose no matter what you do? Do you have a pet that has unwanted puppies or kittens? (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 09:24:07 GMT)

Pet cops seize 2 illegal alligators in Oakdale
Animal control officers in Suffolk County seized two young alligators from an exotic pet shop in Oakdale and slapped the owner with tickets for keeping illegal animals. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 09:52:02 GMT)

L.I. Alligators Jimmy, Stewart Seized From Pet Shop
An animal protection group says two alligators named Jimmy and Stewart are still dangerous, even if the reptiles live in a 55-gallon tank at a Long Island pet shop. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 12:01:52 GMT)

JOY AFTER PET COURT ORDEAL
A DALBEATTIE dad has told the ‘News’ of his relief at being cleared of failing to keep his greyhound under control after an incident which saw another dog killed - and his pet facing a death sentence. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 13:46:08 GMT)

Photo: Pet break
Robert Salazar, 16, of Shasta Lake takes a break from playing his guitar to pet a dog that was barking from its sunny enclosure Tuesday. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 13:58:10 GMT)

Masterbatches give PET bottles frosted-glass look.
Available in series of low luster grades, Frosted Masterbatches give bottles matte finish that creates similarity to etched glass for use with cosmetics, alcohol, and high-end beverages. They are added during extrusion process, eliminating need for spray painting. Masterbatches are built around Formula X(TM) PET technology, which eliminates need for pre-drying and allows feeding at extruder ... (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 14:16:02 GMT)

Pet Store Camera Captures Thief on Tape
Police are searching for a dognapper who stole 16 puppies, worth thousands of dollars, from a La Mirada pet store. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 14:27:05 GMT)

Police search for dognapper who broke into pet store and stole up to 22 puppies
LA MIRADA - A search was under way today for a thief who broke into La Mirada's "Puppy Love" pet store and stole between 20 and 22 puppies worth some $30,000. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 14:28:16 GMT)

Pet Pig's Weight Triples While At Sitter's, Owner Says
A Minnesota woman is pressing charges against a pet sitter who allegedly let her pig triple in size in less than a year . (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 15:10:12 GMT)

County offers pet vaccination clinics
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control now offers pet vaccination clinics. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 15:40:39 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This adult male Jack Russell terrier 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. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 16:46:22 GMT)

22 Small-Breed Puppies Stolen From Pet Store
A thief has stolen 22 puppies valued at about $30,000 from a La Mirada pet store. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 17:57:11 GMT)

Pet gear: Keeping a wet pet dry, and more
For a wet pet (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 19:30:49 GMT)

Puppies Stolen From Pet Store
A thief stole 22 puppies valued at about $30,000 from a pet store early Wednesday, authorities said. Paul Ro, owner of the Puppy Love pet store, said security videotape showed a man putting teacup Yorkshire terriers, Shih-Tzus, Chihuahuas and other small-dog breeds in a trash bag. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 19:38:21 GMT)

HARLOW: Pet dog rescued from suspicious house blaze
A FIRE at a house in Harlow this evening is being treated as suspicious. No-one was at the property in Kingsland, Harlow, when fire crews were called to the property at 6.20pm. However a pet dog had to be rescued from the house. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 20:10:03 GMT)

More Pet Owners Using High-Tech Treatments To Save Pets
Veterinary medicine goes high-tech. Tests like CAT scans and ultra-sounds are now available, but at a price. How much would you be willing to spend to save your pet? VIDEO: Some Owners Willing To Pay Any Price For Family Pet - WPXI.com Pet Section (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 23:00:24 GMT)

Toxic toad blamed for pet's death
The population of a poisonous frog that has been growing on Florida's east coast is now showing up in Southwest Florida. The numbers have veterinarians and pet owners worried because if your pet comes into contact with one of the frogs - it could be fatal. (Fri, 09 Nov 2007 04:47:05 GMT)

Pet store's closing costs animals their home
When a Downingtown pet store closed last week,hundreds of animals, from furry hamsters to baby ball pythons, were suddenly without a home. Luckily, the Chester County SPCA gave them a new one, for the short run. (Fri, 09 Nov 2007 06:25:01 GMT)

Daily share buy-back notice 9 Nov 2007 (PET.AX, 00781474, 20071109)
mktsens (Fri, 09 Nov 2007 06:49:00 GMT)

Retail Corridor: Pet-sitting service keeps Rover or Tabby feeling at home
Le Pet Concierge, a pet-sitting service, has opened in Gilbert. The service, run by Charles and Theresa Bohanon, offers pet owners walking services and off-leash play for their animals. (Fri, 09 Nov 2007 08:12:06 GMT)

Animal shelters seek donations, pet supplies
In recognition of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, Nov. 5-11, Wanderer's Rest Humane Association in Canastota asks area residents to offer donations or pet supplies, and to spread the word about the importance of spaying and neutering pets. (Fri, 09 Nov 2007 10:18:08 GMT)

Spoil Your Pet With Hot New Trends
Do you Spoil Fido and Fifi? Check out these hot new pet products that will help them live like celebrities. (Fri, 09 Nov 2007 12:19:41 GMT)

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