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Pet Adoption On Demand: A Way To Find Fido A Home
You can already order movies and music on demand and soon Minnesota residents will be able to do something new with their TV -- adopt a pet. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:13:53 GMT)

Post Office offers pet insurance
The Post Office has continued its expansion into financial services with the launch of a new pet insurance policy. The cover includes a package of benefits ranging from money towards vets' bills to help finding lost pets. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:39:31 GMT)

Free pet dental screenings kick off National Pet Dental Health Month
Countryside Animal Rescue will begin its February observation of National Pet Dental Health Month in February by sponsoring a free pet dental screening clinic for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Speck’s Pet Supply in Anderson. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 01:34:33 GMT)

Financial Problems Bring Uncertainty To Pet Cemetery's Future
Financial hardship and health problems may force a Tarrant County pet cemetery to close its gates for good, NBC 5 reports. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 02:10:56 GMT)

Animals Rescued From Fire at Pet Store
Dozens of pets are safe after a two-alarm fire at a pet store in Oxon Hill. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says pet store employees were able to rescue about two dozen cats and dogs that had been left by their owners for grooming at the PetSmart store on Oxon Hill Road. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 05:36:46 GMT)

PET Superior to Standard Evaluation Tools in Measuring Treatment Response
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) was much more sensitive and more accurate than conventional imaging methods in detecting response to treatment in sarcoma patients, according to a UCLA study that is among the first to directly compare PET to CT scanning. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 06:28:05 GMT)

Bomb kills 5 at pet market in Baghdad
A bomb struck a popular pet market in central Baghdad on Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding two dozen, police said. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 08:07:19 GMT)

At least 5 killed in Baghdad pet market blast: police
At least five people were killed when a roadside bomb exploded on Friday inside a popular pet market in central Baghdad, which has been targeted several times in the past year, police said. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 08:34:30 GMT)

Bomb at Baghdad pet market kills 35: police
At least 35 people were killed when a bomb hidden inside a box of birds exploded at a popular pet market in central Baghdad on Friday, police said, the latest strike at one of the capital's most popular gathering places. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 09:02:40 GMT)

Bomb kills 14 at pet market in Baghdad
A bomb struck a popular pet market in central Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 14 civilians and wounding nearly two dozen, police said. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 09:09:41 GMT)

Bombs at Baghdad pet markets kill 55: police
A female suicide bomber killed 45 people when she blew herself up at a popular pet market in central Baghdad on Friday, police said, in the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital in six months. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 10:10:41 GMT)

Two bombs at Baghdad pet markets kill 65: police
A female suicide bomber killed 45 people at a packed pet market in Baghdad on Friday, police said, in the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital in six months. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 12:04:48 GMT)

Bombs tear through pet markets in Baghdad, killing at least 64
BAGHDAD -- Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up today in separate attacks on Baghdad pet bazaars, killing at least 64 people and wounding dozens, police said. The attacks were the deadliest in the Iraqi capital since 30,000 more American troops flooded into the center of the country last spring. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 12:42:33 GMT)

Bombs Rip Through 2 Baghdad Pet Markets
A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at a pet market in central Baghdad, killing at least 50 people on the Muslim holy day. Just minutes later another blast ripped a second pet market in the capital, killing 18 more people. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 13:05:57 GMT)

Two bombs at Baghdad pet markets kill 72: police
Bomb blasts ripped through two popular pet markets in Baghdad on Friday, killing 72 people in the deadliest attacks in the city in six months and dealing a bitter blow to Iraqi hopes that security is getting better. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 13:06:27 GMT)

Blasts kill at least 64 in bustling Baghdad pet markets
Powerful blasts, one triggered by a female suicide bomber, killed at least 64 people as they ripped through two Baghdad pet markets on Friday, officials and witnesses said. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 13:25:50 GMT)

Blasts kill at least 64 in bustling Baghdad pet markets
Powerful blasts, one triggered by a female suicide bomber, killed at least 64 people as they ripped through two Baghdad pet markets on Friday, officials and witnesses said. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 14:22:30 GMT)

Female suicide bombers kill 64 in Baghdad pet markets
Powerful blasts, both triggered by female suicide bombers, killed at least 64 people and wounded more than 100 as they ripped through two Baghdad pet markets on Friday, officials and witnesses said. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 17:00:39 GMT)

Female bombers kill 64 in Baghdad pet markets
Explosives strapped to two mentally impaired women were triggered by remote control in co-ordinated attacks that devastated two Baghdad pet markets on Friday and killed at least 64 people, an Iraqi official said. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 18:51:06 GMT)

Pet market attacks in Baghdad
A look at the al-Ghazl pet market, scene of one of the twin blasts in Baghdad on Friday and the target of past attacks. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 20:32:24 GMT)

Female bombers kill 72 at Baghdad pet markets
Female bombers detonated by remote control killed 72 people in attacks blamed on al Qaeda at two Baghdad pet markets on Friday, the Iraqi capital's deadliest bombings in more than seven months. (Fri, 01 Feb 2008 20:58:02 GMT)

Bob Barker backs LA pet spay law
Urged on by retired "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker and a throng of supporters, the Los Angeles City Council has taken steps to require spaying and neutering of most pet cats and dogs by 4 months of age. (Sat, 02 Feb 2008 09:32:34 GMT)

For Measuring Treatment Response PET Superior To Standard Evaluation Tools
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) was much more sensitive and more accurate than conventional imaging methods in detecting response to treatment in sarcoma patients, according to a UCLA study that is among the first to directly compare PET to CT scanning.The study has important implications for patients. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 12:13:00 GMT)

Texas Mayor Resigns Amid Pet Dog Scandal
A small-town mayor accused of secretly keeping her neighbor's dog after telling them the pet died has resigned, and a judge is set to decide custody of the Shih Tzu. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 12:15:32 GMT)

Pet cemetery's financial woes cause worry for animal owners
Associated Press - February 4, 2008 7:05 AM ET MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) - About 16,000 pets lie buried in the Bluebonnet Pet Cemetery southeast of Fort Worth. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 12:16:43 GMT)

Pet cemetery's financial woes cause worry for animal owners
MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) - About 16,000 pets lie buried in the Bluebonnet Pet Cemetery southeast of Fort Worth. Now, many of their owners are worried about the future of the 45-year-old cemetery because of financial problems. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 12:17:35 GMT)

Get Your Poop On in the Pet Butler Jingle Contest
America's favorite pet waste cleanup service is launching a nationwide jingle contest, searching for a special combination - pet lovers who like to sing. The Pet Butler Jingle Contest is inviting individuals, duets, and trios to compose and sing their own Pet Butler jingle for a chance to win the grand prize of $2,500 and Internet fame. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 14:54:55 GMT)

Texas Pet Cemetery’s Financial Woes Worry Animal Owners
The financial problems of a 45-year-old Texas pet cemetery are causing concerns for those whose animals are buried there. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 16:29:38 GMT)

Pet cemetery's financial woes cause worries
MANSFIELD, Texas – About 16,000 pets lay buried in the Bluebonnet Pet Cemetery southeast of Fort Worth. And many of their owners are worried about the future of the 45-year-old cemetery because of financial problems. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 16:58:19 GMT)

Pet cemetery's financial woes cause worries
The owner and operator of Bluebonnet Pet Cemetery in the Fort Worth area owes about $10,000 in unpaid property taxes. If he can't pay, the land could be forfeited and sold. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 17:07:39 GMT)

Pet memorial service honors pets that have passed
The Humane Society of Indianapolis and Pet Angel Memorial Center are holding a Pet Memorial Service. You'll have the opportunity to light a candle in memory of your pet and enjoy special readings. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 17:55:37 GMT)

New Du Quoin Pet Ordinances Important During Cold Weather
DU QUOIN - City health and safety officer Ron Darnell today reminded pet owners of city ordinances for housing animals in the City of DuQuoin. These restrictions have been passed and now define what is required for restraining animals and proper shelter for the safety and care of animals. (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 21:33:04 GMT)

3 companies indicted in pet food case
Two Chinese businesses and a U.S. company were indicted Wednesday in the tainted pet food incidents that killed potentially thousands of animals last year and raised worries about products made in China. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 03:03:44 GMT)

U.S., Chinese Companies Indicted in Pet Food Case
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 6 -- A U.S. company and two Chinese businesses were indicted Wednesday in a case related to tainted pet food that may have killed thousands of animals last year and raised worries about products made in China. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 04:04:56 GMT)

Firms, execs charged over pet food
A U.S. federal grand jury indicted two Chinese businesses, a U.S. company and their top executives in connection with tainted pet food, which killed and sickened up to thousands of pets last year, prosecutors said. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 07:09:45 GMT)

Monaghan tapped for "Pet" project
Dominic Monaghan, who plays Charlie Pace on the series "Lost," has landed the lead role in the psychological thriller "Pet" for MGM. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 07:24:13 GMT)

3 companies charged in pet food poisoning
The U.S. government indicted two Chinese companies and an American importer on charges of defrauding and misleading pet food makers about tainted ingredients. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 13:10:31 GMT)

Three Companies Indicted in Tainted Pet Food Case
Last year, thousands of pets died after eating canned pet food tainted with a chemical used for household cleaning. A federal grand jury in Kansas City has indicted three companies for their roles in producing and distributing the tainted pet food. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 14:43:30 GMT)

Volvo Promotes Pet Safety
Volvo didn't unveil any new products at the Chicago Auto Show, but it won some hearts anyway with a campaign about pet safety. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 19:30:23 GMT)

Pet Food Indictments for 3 Firms
Two Chinese companies and an American importer were indicted on charges of intentionally defrauding American manufacturers about poisonous ingredients used in pet food. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 21:40:14 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet reports $290M Q1 loss
Central Garden & Pet Co. said it lost $290 million in the first quarter ended Dec. 29 because of a $400 million goodwill impairment charge. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 21:45:22 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Loss Widens
Central Garden & Pet Co., which sells pet, lawn and garden products, said Thursday its net loss widened in the first quarter mainly because of a hefty goodwill impairment charge pegged to a decline in its share price. (Thu, 07 Feb 2008 22:00:57 GMT)

Pet Food Indictments for 3 Firms
Two Chinese companies and an American importer were indicted on charges of intentionally defrauding American manufacturers about poisonous ingredients used in pet food. (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 01:40:02 GMT)

'Lost' star finds role in thriller 'Pet'
British actor Dominic Monaghan, whose character was killed off in the third-season finale of "Lost," has signed on to star in the psychological thriller "Pet." (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 02:54:48 GMT)

Team 8 Investigates: the Pet Shop Lemon Law
(WTNH, Feb. 07, 2008 11:30 PM) _ You spend hundreds of dollars on a pet store puppy -- take them home and welcome them into your family.  Then, something goes wrong.  Are there any laws that protect consumers when they're suddenly confronted with hundreds or thousand of dollars in vet bills when their puppies get sick? (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 05:12:58 GMT)

Are you and your pet photogenic
Are you and your pet photogenic? ARLINGTON -- Get a Valentine's Day picture with your pet Saturday at the Arlington animal shelter. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the shelter, 5920 W. Pioneer Parkway in west Arlington. Photos cost $5. The fee goes toward the cost of the new animal shelter, scheduled to open April 23 in southeast Arlington. For information call ... (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 11:20:45 GMT)

Pet dog put down after throat cut
A pet dog is put down after it was stabbed and had its throat cut in Middlesbrough, police have said. (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 15:11:10 GMT)

Meaf PET Conference Slated in Dubai
On Feb. 19 and 20, a new edition of the Centre for Management Technology's (CMT) MEAF PET—the conference and meeting point for major producers and users of raw materials, which mainly attracts companies from all over Africa and the Middle East—will be held in Dubai, in the Arab Emirates. (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 16:02:15 GMT)

'Best-pet-kiss' contest set at Hanover Petco
The Hanover Petco pet store will host a Valentine's Pet Party Saturday that will include a best-pet-kiss contest where pets and their owners can show their best public display of affection. (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 16:28:39 GMT)

Illegal pet trade threatens Malagasy tortoises
PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Madagascar's turtles and tortoises are crawling towards extinction, threatened by the illegal pet trade and a local taste for tortoise, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said. (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 17:33:35 GMT)

Family Of Missing Dog Contacts Pet Detective, Psychic
A far North Dallas family desperate to find a missing dog has called a pet psychic and a pet detective in an effort to find Tinkerbell. (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 17:42:18 GMT)

PET Scans Best for Measuring Response to Sarcoma Treatment
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Positron emission tomography (PET) is more accurate and sensitive than standard scans for measuring treatment response in sarcoma patients, UCLA researchers report. (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 21:03:21 GMT)

Pet store celebrates Valentine’s Day
HOUMA -- They can be your best friends and shower you with bottomless affection, but do your pets deserve their own Valentine’s Day party? National pet-store chain PETCO certainly thinks so. (Fri, 08 Feb 2008 21:06:31 GMT)

Unpaid property taxes put future of pet cemetery in doubt
Devoted owners of the 16,000 pets buried at the Bluebonnet Pet Cemetery are worried about the 45-year-old cemetery's future because of its financial problems. (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 06:44:18 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet of the week Starbucks is an affable pit-bull terrier the color of coffee with a playful demeanor. He loves people and, at 7 months old, is just learning to retrieve. His most-fetching feature is his eyes, and he will sit for a treat. To adopt, call Cumberland County... (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 08:52:01 GMT)

Bush's budget has pet projects
WASHINGTON - President Bush often denounces the propensity of Congress to earmark money for pet projects. (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 09:50:42 GMT)

Pet insurance offers peace of mind
At a time when employers are scaling back on costly health benefits, pet insurance is gaining popularity as an employee benefit. (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 10:27:58 GMT)

Pet Projects: Sabates has been a proponent of NASCAR franchising for a long time
Felix Sabates is getting considerable support from fellow NASCAR team owners for one of his pet projects: his long-held belief that NASCAR should start issuing race team franchises, instead of keeping an open-door policy that leaves men such as Robert Yates and Bud Moore with no equity in a sport they've devoted their lives to. (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 11:18:11 GMT)

Adopting a pet will get more expensive
By SUSAN SCHROCK Pet adoption rates at the animal shelter will increase after the city hires a veterinarian to perform procedures at the shelter. In some cases, adoption fees would more than double from the current $60 fee. The higher rates cover the cost of new services that the city will provide, such as spaying or neutering, rabies vaccinations and more medical screenings. The city hopes to ... (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 11:20:35 GMT)

Pamper your pet
CLEVELAND - Are you looking for a unique gift to surprise your loved one this Valentine's Day? If your loved one is the four-legged furry type, The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa, 27349 Miles Road, Orange Village, offers a special Valentine's Day spa package just for pets. (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 15:06:54 GMT)

Pet identification key to returning lost pets
In this two-part article I will inform you of the importance of permanent pet identification. I will address two of a variety of types of ID currently available, a simple tag or collar the other permanent and unalterable. (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 15:17:12 GMT)

Pick the cutest pet!
Voting in the Cutest Pet Contest is open until midnight. We picked 21 finalists in both the Cincinnati.Com and NKY.com contests. Now it's up to you - so vote now! (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 16:40:53 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Sun, 10 Feb 2008 21:51:11 GMT)

PET Scans Best for Measuring Response to Sarcoma Treatment
Title: PET Scans Best for Measuring Response to Sarcoma Treatment Category: Health News Created: 2/9/2008 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 2/11/2008 (Mon, 11 Feb 2008 20:34:57 GMT)

A Healthier Pet and Greener Planet
There are many things responsible pet owners can do to "green" their animals. Number one on the list of planet saving steps is to adopt from a shelter. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 05:41:14 GMT)

Oregon Seizes Pet Deer, Controversy Erupts
Six years ago, an Oregon man rescued a fawn and raised her as a family pet. So when the state seized the deer, with a threat of euthanasia, all hell broke loose. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 06:08:31 GMT)

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How to Include Your Pet in Your Will
How do four-legged legacies like the one left behind by Leona Helmsley work? Estate lawyer and pet specialist Rachel Hirschfeld explains. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 06:39:38 GMT)

Parks and Rec. Dept. reschedules pet show
The Clinton Department of Parks and Recreation has rescheduled the Friskie & Fido’s Pet Show for 11 a.m. Saturday in Rooms 3 and 4 at the Ericksen Community Center, 1401 11th Ave. N., Clinton, Iowa. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 07:15:54 GMT)

Pet store closes, leaves some animals behind
Several animals died in a local pet store after its owners reportedly left them behind. Pet Tails pet store at 4750 S. Colony Blvd had a notice posted on its front door that the locks had been changed due to failure to pay rent. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 07:36:32 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic to bring Lots of Love
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection and The Colony Animal Control Shelter are teaming up to bring affordable pet vaccinations to the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the shelter, 4720 E. Lake Highlands. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 07:38:07 GMT)

Hilton loses her pet cat
Socialite Paris Hilton has lost her pet puss after failing to pick up her cat from the vet. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:30:46 GMT)

Riding champs at pet store
THERE were some special guests at a pet and equine day at Scats Countrystore in Easton Lane, Winnall, on Saturday (February 9). Husband and wife horse riding champions Lucinda and Clayton Fredericks stopped by to promote the event. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:03:55 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:17:23 GMT)

Ulen woman will ask City Hall to let her keep pet duck after rules rewritten to prohibit farm animals in town
ULEN, Minn. -- A woman here said she would rather move than give up a pet duck now considered an outlaw under new city animal rules approved in December. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 14:43:20 GMT)

2nd suspect surrenders in Pet Ibis puppy theft
Police arrested the second of two suspects who allegedly stole two puppies from pet stores in recent weeks. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 14:43:32 GMT)

Hamsters soar in price as animal becomes must-have pet
Hamsters have become the must-have pet in China, causing the value of the animal to triple in price. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:20:29 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest update
Voting in the Cutest Pet Contest ended Sunday night, and winners will be unveiled online Wednesday. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 16:50:47 GMT)

New Du Quoin Pet Ordinances Important During Cold Weather
DU QUOIN - City health and safety officer Ron Darnell today reminded pet owners of city ordinances for housing animals in the City of DuQuoin. These restrictions have been passed and now define what is required for restraining animals and proper shelter for the safety and care of animals. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 18:18:05 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 19:49:37 GMT)

Pet DRx to Present at Roth 20th Annual OC Growth Stock Conference
Pet DRx Corporation , a provider of veterinary primary care and specialized services to companion animals, today announced that members of its management team are scheduled to present at the Roth 20th Annual OC Growth Stock Conference on Wednesday, February 20 at 8:30 a.m. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 21:30:00 GMT)

Pet owners — We want to hear from you
ST. GEORGE — Do you pamper your pooch? Does your pet receive star treatment? If so, The Spectrum & Daily News wants to hear from you this week for a story. (Tue, 12 Feb 2008 21:34:06 GMT)

Volvo offers pet restraint system
CHICAGO|Volvo Cars of North America has gone to the dogs at this year's Chicago Auto Show, partnering with BarkBuckleUP of San Diego for a 2008 Pet Travel Safety Campaign. (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 07:44:36 GMT)

Pet Connection: The big C no longer a death sentence
Cancer is the most common natural cause of death in dogs in the United States and Canada. And while the diagnosis is one that every pet lover dreads, canine cancer is more treatable than ever. Even better: Veterinarians now know more about what steps can be taken to help prevent the dreaded disease. (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 08:04:47 GMT)

Action Line:Shoppers find plenty of nominees for pet peeve
Q My pet peeve when shopping is, "Buy one, get one free," or, worse yet, "Buy two or more, get one free. (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 09:52:14 GMT)

Give Fido his own organizer, and get fit with your pet
Give your pet his own organizer; plus fitness videos for cats, dogs and you. (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 10:18:21 GMT)

30,000 people, 1000 dogs turn up for pet show
DUBAI - From tiny Chihuahuas to enormous Dobermans and a few cats - one thing was common among the thousands of residents that turned out to the 20th Pedigree and Whiskas Pet Show at the Nad Al Sheba Club on February 16 - the bond with their pet. (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 14:33:30 GMT)

ADOPT-A-PET
The Ford County Humane Society is sponsoring pet adoptions this Saturday at Orscheln Farm and Home from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 1701 N 14th. Dogs are available for a $70 adoption fee, which includes spaying/neutering, heart-worm testing and vaccinations. (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 16:35:08 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 18:46:42 GMT)

Uggla takes home unusual new pet
Uggla takes home unusual new pet (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 19:49:45 GMT)

Pet adoption a good option
Considering getting a pet, but haven't yet made any decisions yet? (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 20:36:26 GMT)

Saturday arrests: Additional charges filed in pet store robbery
ASHEVILLE - Police today filed additional charges from a Tunnel Road pet store robbery last month. (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 22:07:52 GMT)

Pet owners line up hours early for free clinic
Valley pet owners brought their cats and dogs to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control mobile clinic Saturday to be spayed or neutered. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 00:57:59 GMT)

Hear boy: The bowl that talks to your pet while you're not home
They're the bane of pet owners' lives - those terrible pangs of guilt you endure when occasionally forced to leave Fido or Tiddles home alone for the day. Well, now a firm has come up with a novel way to put your mind at rest: a talking food bowl that will reassure your pet with the sound of your voice (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 01:23:49 GMT)

Dubai pet show a huge draw
DUBAI — From tiny Chihuahuas to enormous Dobermans and a few cats, one thing was common at the 20th Pedigree and Whiskas Pet Show at the Nad Al Sheba Club yesterday — the bond between the pets and their owners. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 03:19:12 GMT)

30,000 people, 1000 dogs turn up for pet show
DUBAI - From tiny Chihuahuas to enormous Dobermans and a few cats - one thing was common among the thousands of residents that turned out to the 20th Pedigree and Whiskas Pet Show at the Nad Al Sheba Club on February 16 - the bond with their pet. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 05:49:10 GMT)

Henrico Pet Expo a tail-wagging good time
It was hard to get a bark in edgewise at The Showplace yesterday, host to the ninth annual Henrico Humane Society's Pet Expo. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 06:34:39 GMT)

Thousands of pet lovers attend this year's Pedigree and Whiskas Pet Show
Thousands of people attended the 20th Pedigree and Whiskas Pet Show at the Nad Al Sheba Club yesterday to see the best of the UAE's pets in action. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 06:52:43 GMT)

Meeting in Camden about pet leash rules in state parks
CAMDEN — The Maine Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks & Lands will hold a public meeting about state park pet rules, 4-6 p.m. Jan. 30, in the Washington Street conference room of the Opera House. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 06:53:23 GMT)

Durbin among most proficient in Congress at bringing home money for pet projects
WASHINGTON - Earmarks, the much-criticized pet projects of Congress, don't appear to be going away anytime soon. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 06:57:48 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 13:34:29 GMT)

'Chatter bowl' to talk to your pet while you're not home
London, Feb 17: Tired of those terrible pangs of guilt you endure when occasionally forced to leave your pet home alone for the day? (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 16:56:46 GMT)

Pet store closes, leaves some animals behind
Several animals died in a local pet store after its owners reportedly left them behind. Pet Tails pet store at 4750 S. Colony Blvd had a notice posted on its front door that the locks had been changed due to failure to pay rent. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 19:22:53 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic to bring Lots of Love
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection and The Colony Animal Control Shelter are teaming up to bring affordable pet vaccinations to the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the shelter, 4720 E. Lake Highlands. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 19:24:23 GMT)

Paris in trouble with the pet police
Paris Hilton is in trouble again - but this time it's with the pet police. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 20:50:00 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 21:15:24 GMT)

Family’s pet pig killed
No one would dream of murdering a family pet, but that is the harsh reality for the Sutton family of Mudgee. Their pet pig, Bruno, was callously shot, not once, but twice, by an unknown offender some time last Sunday evening, unbeknownst to the Sutton family who were only a paddock away. (Sun, 17 Feb 2008 21:45:14 GMT)

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Small Talk: Online pet medicine man moves into farming
An entrepreneur already shaking up the pet medicine market is set to launch a website catering to farmers. Ricky Thomas founded the online pet medicine retailer Petmeds.co.uk 18 months ago following changes in the law which allowed animal owners to take prescriptions from vets to another business acting as a dispensary. Feeling short-changed after being presented with a whacking great bill at ... (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 02:36:43 GMT)

Program gives cheap fix for pet expenses
Students may find it hard to say "no" to a furry companion, but many are unaware of the mounting costs and responsibilities that come with a pet. Pet owners have the chance to get one important service - spaying or neutering - for a low cost through the Lexington Humane Society's Spay's the Way program. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 04:41:35 GMT)

Consider pet source
Consider pet source Robin Budin - Hollywood, Fla. While watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show every year, I can't help but pay attention when the American Staffordshire terriers and the Cavalier King Charles spaniels appear on screen. I own... (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 05:06:00 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 05:14:14 GMT)

Durbin among most proficient in Congress at bringing home money for pet projects
WASHINGTON - Earmarks, the much-criticized pet projects of Congress, don't appear to be going away anytime soon. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 05:57:49 GMT)

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Meeting in Camden about pet leash rules in state parks
CAMDEN — The Maine Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks & Lands will hold a public meeting about state park pet rules, 4-6 p.m. Jan. 30, in the Washington Street conference room of the Opera House. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:04:20 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 12:53:11 GMT)

2008 Penthouse Pet of the Year is Announced
Penthouse Magazine announced today that Erica Ellyson is the 2008 Pet of the Year. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Pet dog hitches ride on ski-lift
A pet dog called Guinness turns heads on the snow-covered slopes by using a ski-lift. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 16:01:34 GMT)

Make sure your pet enjoys your vacation
Worried about how Fido will fare while you're away? Do some research to minimize the stress of leaving your pet in someone else's care. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 16:26:24 GMT)

Small Talk: Online pet medicine man moves into farming
An entrepreneur already shaking up the pet medicine market is set to launch a website catering to farmers. Ricky Thomas founded the online pet medicine retailer Petmeds.co.uk 18 months ago following changes in the law which allowed animal owners to take prescriptions from vets to another business acting as a dispensary. Feeling short-changed after being presented with a whacking great bill at ... (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:20:52 GMT)

Putting a leash on your pet spending
If the falling stock market and rising energy costs have you doing a little belt-tightening, you’ll be glad to know that there are ways to reduce pet expenses while still giving good care. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:39:03 GMT)

South Florida businesses tap booming pet care industry
As more Americans seek healthier lifestyles, many are adopting a similar approach when it comes to their four-legged companions. In South Florida, several businesses have tapped into this growing holistic "petscape" where organic foods, natural treats and raw meats are popular pet food alternatives. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:48:58 GMT)

Spay, neuter program being offered to pet owners in need
A reduced cost spay and neuter program is being offered for pet owners in financial need. The program is being offered the... (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 18:43:33 GMT)

Review: Pet Pals Animal Doctor for DS
Does checking a dog’s temperature or administering oxygen to a hamster sound fun to you? If it does, Pet Pals Animal Doctor was made for you! Pet Pals is a first player veterinarian simulator, where you treat multiple patients brought in as well as care for pets in recovery. The situations are surprisingly realistic–a cat might [...] (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 18:56:56 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 21:26:08 GMT)

Three in pet food poisoning row
Two Chinese companies and an American importer were indicted on charges of intentionally defrauding and misleading American manufacturers about poisonous ingredients used in pet food last year. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 21:43:27 GMT)

Class names star after pet guinea pig
Buttercup is now a star in the sky. Village School of Gaffney third graders successfully got a star named after Buttercup, a guinea pig that was their classroom pet. The starnaming project highlighted an astronomy study of planets and stars. (Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:22:17 GMT)

Man Caught Trying To Cook His Landlady's Pet (Malaysian National News Agency
SEOUL, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- Police questioned a middle-aged man Tuesday for allegedly stealing his landlady's pet and trying to cook it, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. (Tue, 19 Feb 2008 03:06:35 GMT)

S. Korean held for cooking landlady's pet dog
SEOUL - A JOBLESS South Korean who was flat broke and hungry has been detained for cooking his landlady's pet dog, police said. (Tue, 19 Feb 2008 05:34:01 GMT)

Pet Groups United's FurBall is this Saturday
Pet Groups United will present FurBall 2008 from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the Marriott East Ballroom, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd. in Louisville, to benefit several animal welfare groups. (Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:57:13 GMT)

Ulen woman will ask City Hall to let her keep pet duck after rules rewritten to prohibit farm animals in town
ULEN, Minn. -- A woman here said she would rather move than give up a pet duck now considered an outlaw under new city animal rules approved in December. (Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:12:02 GMT)

Exeter works to address pet waste concerns in town
EXETER — If you ever wanted to raise a stink about pet waste in town, now may be the time. (Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:13:39 GMT)

Now it’s your turn to choose South Wales’ favourite pet
NOW is your chance to vote for the winner of the Echo’s Pet Idol competition. (Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:25:59 GMT)

Pet terrier poisoned by maniac
A SHOCKED pet owner fears her West Highland Terrier was poisoned by someone with a hatred for dogs which foul pavements. (Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:30:05 GMT)

Animal Planet Pet Video to Provide 2 Million Free Training DVDs to New Pet Parents of Adopted Shelter Dogs and Cats
Animal Planet Pet Video , producer and distributor of award-winning pet-training videos, today announced the launch of its Shelter Helper program, offering 2 million free DVDs to pet parents in conjunction with Bayer Animal Health, the program's major sponsor. (Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:08:00 GMT)

Pet insurance business expands in Europe
A fast-growing pet insurance market in countries like Britain and Sweden helps finance expensive care. (Tue, 19 Feb 2008 17:42:58 GMT)

Room And Board For Pet Owners
For many pet owners, their furry companions are more than friends; they're family. (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 05:15:07 GMT)

Student pet ownership raises concerns
Many students go to college and leave behind companions, cuddle partners and close friends. More loyal than a significant other, a pet fills a void that only an animal can. Though some students struggle to take care of themselves emotionally, physically and financially in college, many opt to get pets, but students may not be able to provide the proper care these furry companions deserve. (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 07:21:08 GMT)

Construction work on schedule at Octal Petrochemicals' new PET resin plant
Oman-based Octal Petrochemicals [www.octal.com] has announced the initial set-up of the heavy equipment for its new PET resin plant, a key element in the company's drive to establish Oman as a global powerhouse in the plastic packaging industry. (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 10:02:18 GMT)

Court Hill Pet Palace shut down
OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa pet store has been shut down amid concerns of animal neglect and inhumane living conditions. (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 11:14:15 GMT)

Pet Adoption Event Is Saturday
A pet Adopt-A-Thon will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Polk County sheriff's Animal Control Section at 7115 De Castro Road, Winter Haven.All adoptions will be discounted to $25 for the day, and the cost includes spaying or neutering, rabies shots, rabies tags and microchips. (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 11:21:46 GMT)

Construction work on schedule at Octal Petrochemicals' new PET resin plant
Construction work on schedule at Octal Petrochemicals' new PET resin plant (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:11:42 GMT)

Octal Petrochemicals constructs new PET resin plant
Octal Petrochemicals constructs new PET resin plant (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:11:57 GMT)

Picture This: Your Pet's Photo on the New PetSmart(R) PetPerks(R) Visa(R) Credit Card
PHOENIX----Pet parents now have an exciting new way to earn rewards for their pet and themselves every time they make a purchase: the PetSmart® PetPerks® Visa® card. The new credit card not only offers a very competitive rate and a great rewards program that's perfect for all pet parents, it also allows consumers to put a favorite photo of their pet right on the card so they'll never have to ... (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

American Red Cross Hosts Pet First Aid Class
The American Red Cross wants to make sure you're prepared so they hosted a pet first aid class. It's a way for pet owners to protect their companions before getting them to a vet. Geana Fox is the proud mother of two kids - 14-year-old Gata and 2-year-old Honey. (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:15:43 GMT)

PetSmart offering pet picture credit cards
Pet lovers now have a new way to take their furry friends with them, wherever they go. (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:10:58 GMT)

Pet insurance company raises $22M
Trupanion, a Lynnwood-based pet insurance company, has raised $22 million in financing from Maveron LLC. (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:01:25 GMT)

Pet Supermarket Adds Even More Pet Fashions, Collars, Harnesses and Leads
Pet Supermarket, the nation´s largest independently owned pet specialty store with more than (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:59:29 GMT)

Pet Supermarket Adds Even More Pet Fashions, Collars, Harnesses and Leads
Pet Supermarket, the nation's largest independently owned pet specialty store with more than 100 stores nationwide, has continued to expand its Pet Fashion departments throughout its stores chain wide. (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 20:11:06 GMT)

Daily share buy-back notice 20th Feb 2008 (PET.AX, 00814173, 20080221)
mktsens (Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:55:00 GMT)

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