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Letter: Death of pet shows why leashes needed
This letter is for the owner of the two dogs that came into my yard on April 17. Your dogs pulled my pet from his sleeping area on my back porch and mauled him until he was dead. If you had abided by the leash law that wouldn’t have happened. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:39:34 GMT)

MOM's - My Organic Market Opens New Store - Mighty Healthy Pet
MOM's -- My Organic Market, the Washington/Baltimore metro area's homegrown organic grocery chain, has expanded the MOM's family to include a new pet food store named Mighty Healthy Pet, in College Park, MD. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 09:00:00 GMT)

Belfast: Got stress? Pet consultant says dogs do
BELFAST, Maine - Just like their human owners, dogs suffer from stress. "The big reason for stress in dogs is our inability to understand what they are saying," Don Hanson told about 50 pet owners gathered at the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library on Saturday. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:06:01 GMT)

Heard on the Street: Rochester Feed and Pet moving to Broadway
Everybody is on the move this spring. After 12 years on Marion Road, Rochester Feed and Pet Supply is hitting the road. "We are so out of room," says owner Netta Putzie (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:23:51 GMT)

Wild pets show up in big numbers to Pet Expo
Pets of all shapes, sizes, and attitudes were looking for big prizes at the eastern Iowa Pet Expo. It's sponsored by the Cedar Valley Humane Society. The expo featured demonstrations and contests for best trick, best costume, best kisser, best look-a-like and most unique pet. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 14:37:54 GMT)

KOREANNOVATION Korea Trade Show 2008 Pet Pavilion Debuts along with 500+ Quality, Quirky, Creative Consumer Products ...
Korea Trade Show 2008 announces, KOREANNOVATION, a showcase of exclusive South Korean products, from May 14th to 15th at Penn Plaza Pavilion, NYC. Featured are a multitude of innovative new products - a broad dazzling inventory that encompasses everything from consumer electronics, to computerized pet-houses and kiddie robot-riders to unique-yet-practical personal care products including ... (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 16:42:58 GMT)

Dog Owners Howl about Proposed Pet Rules
Dog owners in Dallas gathered at City Hall Monday to express their opinions about new rules concerning pet ownerships. One proposed ordinance would make it mandatory for pets to be spayed or neutered at 4 months of age. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 18:39:46 GMT)

Dog Owners Howl about Proposed Pet Rules
Dog owners in Dallas gathered at City Hall Monday to express their opinions about new rules concerning pet ownership. One proposed ordinance would make it mandatory for pets to be spayed or neutered at 4 months of age. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 18:54:46 GMT)

Salmonella From Your Pet?
When we hear about salmonella these days, we're more likely to think raw eggs than reptiles. But this article in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reminds us that your family's pet turtles (and other reptiles) can make people just as sick as an undercooked omelet... (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 19:22:19 GMT)

Euclid: Pet Pals plan Bark-B-Q fundraiser
EUCLID -- The Euclid Pet Pals will hold its Fifth Annual Bark-B-Q at 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the Manor Party Center, 24111 Rockwell Drive. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Beer and wine will be available at the... (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:42:31 GMT)

Local pet groomer competes on new Animal Planet show
By day she works for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, by night and on weekends she's in business for herself as a mobile pet groomer. (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 23:10:12 GMT)

Exotic pet owners say they're just like dog and cat lovers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ask exotic-pet owners why they opted for pythons or tarantulas and you get ... well, pretty much the same responses you'd expect from folks with more traditional pets (Mon, 28 Apr 2008 23:26:37 GMT)

Dog Owners Howl about Proposed Pet Rules
Dog owners in Dallas gathered at City Hall Monday to express their opinions about new rules concerning pet ownership. One proposed ordinance would make it mandatory for pets to be spayed or neutered at 4 months of age. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 00:09:46 GMT)

A pet is the best bet
Most people choose a dog or a cat as a pet, but what if you want a lizard? Or a spider? If you are wondering where to get one, try the Guanyuan Pets Market. Though it is not an officially authorized pet market, it still has a good reputation among animal-lovers. Here gives some suggestions on finding the most exciting pets at this market. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 02:34:05 GMT)

Lawsuit against high-end Bel Air pet shop to go to trial
A posh pet shop that has peddled dogs to Paris and Britney is headed to court over some sick puppies. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 03:09:32 GMT)

Lawsuit against high-end Bel Air pet shop to go to trial
Associated Press - April 28, 2008 11:14 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An upscale Los Angeles pet store is headed to trial. A fraud and false advertising lawsuit against Pets of Bel Air... (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 03:24:53 GMT)

Lawsuit against high-end Bel Air pet shop to go to trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An upscale Los Angeles pet store is headed to trial. A fraud and false advertising lawsuit against Pets of Bel Air claims animals the store said were from private breeders actually came from puppy mills and were less than healthy and hardy. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 03:26:24 GMT)

Cass County Pet Owners Upset Over Law
An ordinance on the books in Cass County has pet owners on edge. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 03:26:58 GMT)

Pet on the loose? (1)
I refer to the letter by Keith Micallef, Return Of The Birds (April 26). While acknowledging that this may have been an oversight, I am sure that the barn owl in the photo that accompanied the letter was an escaped pet. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:09:44 GMT)

Need a pal? Adopt a pet
Anyone interested in adopting a new pet or supporting the local animal shelter is invited to attend the 5th Annual Adopt-a-thon Saturday at the Nevada County Animal Shelter on McCourtney Road, just west of Grass Valley. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:29:33 GMT)

Pup stolen from Torrington pet store
Torrington police are investigating the alleged theft Friday of a dog from the Pet Center at 28 South Main St. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:54:30 GMT)

PET CALENDAR
Pet expo: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10, Tinley Park Convention Center. Event includes rescue societies and pet food suppliers. Information available on raw food diet. Entertainment will include demonstrations by Cold Blooded Creatures, a pet cover search contest and parrot demonstrations by Ollie's. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 09:17:18 GMT)

Social Networking Goes to the Dogs With New Pet-Themed Community From DogChannel.com and DigitalPost Interactive
What do you get the dog who has everything? A profile on the hippest new social networking site -- "Club Dog Gold" at www.DogChannel.com. Launched today by BowTie, Inc. and powered by DigitalPost Interactive, Club Dog Gold gives our four-legged friends their very own professional-looking web page where owners can share their pet's special quirks, cool habits, funny videos, and even ... (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:30:00 GMT)

Most common mistakes pet owners make
For all they add to our lives, we owe it to them to do all we can for them in return. TODAY pet expert Andrea Arden shares advice on how to ensure your animal companion enjoys a long, happy (and well-behaved) life. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:31:41 GMT)

Seattle Artist Designs Unique Pet Keepsake Memorial Boxes for Peternity.com
Peternity.com, a place that helps people to honor the memories and lives of their pets, is featuring a stunning new line artistic custom pet keepsake memorial boxes that combine woodworking mastery with photo image printing skills. -Pet memorial keepsake boxes are works of art with a photo image imprinted into the wood using an exclusive dye process so it will not fade over the years- As ... (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:43:18 GMT)

Music Review: Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys reached the mountaintop with this release. I am guessing that a million plus words have been written about Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys since its release in 1966, and that 95 percent have been positive. I am going with the majority here as I think Pet Sounds is a slice of pure pop perfection. The only regret I have in regard to Pet Sounds is that, for all intents and purposes, it ... (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:06:36 GMT)

NMB pet adoptathon this weekend
The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is hosting a Pet Adoptathon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the shelter, 409 Bay Street, North Myrtle Beach. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 19:43:13 GMT)

More pet friendly areas at Sleeping Bear Dunes
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 4:58 p.m. This summer man's best friend will be allowed more access to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. There are six newly designated areas within the park that are now pet friendly. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 21:03:45 GMT)

Fort Smith Teenager Tortures Pet, Posts Video Online, Police Say
Not only did a local high school student torture his pet, he also posted a video of the animal cruelty online, disturbing parents and students alike, Fort Smith police said Tuesday. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 21:56:15 GMT)

Pet Dumping in Fort Wayne
(Fort Wayne, IN) -- In this sagging economy, more and more people across the country are finding they can't afford to keep their family pets. It's a practice called "pet dumping," it's happening right here, and it's a growing problem. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 22:02:25 GMT)

Pup stolen from Torrington pet store
Torrington police are investigating the alleged theft Friday of a dog from the Pet Center at 28 South Main St. (Tue, 29 Apr 2008 22:10:17 GMT)

City Considering Mandatory Pet Sterilization
Pet owners may be barking mad over a proposed city ordinance requiring all cats and dogs in the city to be spayed or neutered, but, as CBS 2's Susan Carlson reports, there may be a hidden benefit to the rule – less crime. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:03:51 GMT)

Lawsuit against High-End Bel Air Pet Shop to Go to Trial
A posh pet shop that has peddled dogs to Paris and Britney is headed to court over some sick puppies. A fraud and false advertising lawsuit against Pets of Bel Air claims animals the store said were from private breeders actually came from puppy mills and were less than healthy and hardy. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:06:29 GMT)

Pet adopt-a-thon this weekend
By Trent Mooretrentm@cullmantimes.comCats and dogs will be up for adoption all over Cullman this weekend thanks to a pet adopt-a-thon being sponsored by the Cullman County Animal Shelter and the Friends of Cullman Animal Shelter (FOCAS). (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 01:40:53 GMT)

Columbia County Pet Store Offers Free Microchipping To Adopted Animals
A local pet store is trying to help pet owners who lose their pets. All it takes is a chip. WJBF-TV News Channel 6's Fraendy Clervaud has the story from Columbia County. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 03:39:29 GMT)

Annual pet day comes to OSU
Furred, feathered and maybe even a few scaled pets are expected to show up for Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Pet Day event on Saturday. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 06:33:48 GMT)

My Organic Market expands with organic pet store
Local grocery chain My Organic Market has branched out to serve four-legged creatures with the addition of its new Mighty Healthy Pet store in College Park. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 07:15:56 GMT)

Pup stolen from Torrington pet store
Torrington police are investigating the alleged theft Friday of a dog from the Pet Center at 28 South Main St. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 08:39:30 GMT)

MedicAnimal - Pet Care With A Conscience, UK
MEDICANIMAL, after launching the business to provide premium pet care at affordable prices six months ago, is now one of the fastest-growing animal health retailers on the world-wide-web. Andrew Bucher MRCVS and Ivan Retzignac founded MedicAnimal; two people with one goal, to provide not just affordable animal healthcare, but also care with a conscience. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:09:03 GMT)

RESCUED PUPPY INSPIRES PET ADOPTION WEBSITE
ATTENTION EDITOR, GENERAL DESK Kuala Lumpur, 30 April 2008-- Chanelle, A 2-month-old Puppy Became A Canine Heroine By Deeply Inspiring The Creation Of Malaysia’s First Interactive Pet Adoption Website, PetFinder.my. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:30:56 GMT)

The Dog Microwave Pet Pavillion: just in case you're crazy enough to think your pet needs incubating
One look at the Pet Pavillion and you can't help but think of the urban myth about the old lady who successfully sued the microwave company when she cooked her dog, attempting to dry it after a rainy walk. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:41:00 GMT)

Pet Valu reports 62% increase in net income for first quarter of fiscal 2008 and announces formation of special ...
Pet Valu, Inc. announced today first quarter results for fiscal 2008. On a consolidated basis, net income for the quarter ended March 29, 2008 was $2.8 million or $0.32 per share as compared to net income of $1.7 million or $0.20 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2007. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:29:00 GMT)

Police arrest pet store robber
MIAMI -- Police have arrested and accused a man of repeatedly robbing a South Florida pet store. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:45:33 GMT)

SpongeTech(R) Delivery Systems, Inc. Clarification of Yesterday's $7,500,000 Order of Uncle Norman's(TM) Pet Sponge
CLARIFICATION OF YESTERDAY'S PRESS RELEASE SpongeTech® Delivery Systems, Inc. On Tuesday, April 29, SpongeTech announced a new order for Uncle Norman's Pet Sponge, SpongeTech® has received a signed purchase order, along with a letter of credit, from the buyer. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 13:20:00 GMT)

Potential buyer has walked away from Pet Valu
Pet Valu Inc. says a potential acquirer has backed away from bidding for the company, at least for now, because of a hedge fund's efforts to unseat the board of directors and change its strategy. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 14:16:27 GMT)

East Kilbride Pet cat is 'ripped to pieces' by dog in horrific attack
A WESTWOOD woman has been left devastated after her beloved cat was ripped to pieces by a greyhound. Joan Forbes, of Rockhampton Avenue, is still in a state of shock after her pet’s horrific death last Monday (April 21). (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 15:14:03 GMT)

Microchip your pet easily next week
If you love your pet (and saving money), listen up: Miami-Dade Animal Services is partnering with the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association to offer low-cost microchipping next week in honor of National Pet Week. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:09:26 GMT)

Pet Valu to hold investor conference call on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
Pet Valu, Inc. announced earlier today its first quarter financial results for fiscal 2008 and certain other developments and will be hosting a live conference call on Monday, May 5 2008 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss these matters. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:04:00 GMT)

Good Shepherd Pet Services Turns to Automation Software from Mobile BIS to Further Improve Service to Owners, Vets
Good Shepherd Pet Services, a leader in the pet cremation field, today announced it is turning to automation to take its services for pet owners and veterinarians to a new level. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:09:20 GMT)

Pet Cobra Bites Sumter Co. Man
A Sumter County man fights for his life after being bitten by a pet cobra. (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 20:52:24 GMT)

Pet Oxygen Masks Presented To Fire Department
Pet oxygen masks are presented to Bethlehem, W.Va. Fire department (Wed, 30 Apr 2008 22:18:17 GMT)

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