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Pet Health Symposium is May 24
A Pet Health Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 24 at the Sheraton Hotel on Grant between Swan and Craycroft. Proceeds will benefit the HOPE and Casa de Los Gatos no-kill animal shelters and the Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE) organization. (Thu, 01 May 2008 02:42:49 GMT)

Protecting your pet after you are gone
NO ONE WANTS to think about saying goodbye to a precious pet, but what if you leave this earth and your pets are still here? It does happen, although -- statistically -- most of us outlive our pets. (Thu, 01 May 2008 05:01:24 GMT)

'Simpsons' director signs for 'Pet'
David Silverman, who most recently helmed "The Simpsons Movie," has signed on to develop and direct "The Pet," a live-action sci-fi family comedy for Disney. Scott Rudin and Craig Perry are producing. (Thu, 01 May 2008 05:17:23 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. (Thu, 01 May 2008 05:48:59 GMT)

David Silverman Helming Disney's Pet
David Silverman ( The Simpsons Movie ) has signed on to develop and direct The Pet , a live-action sci-fi family comedy for Disney. The Hollywood Reporter says Scott Rudin and Craig Perry are producing. (Thu, 01 May 2008 06:09:43 GMT)

Pet python found near WestConn Student Center
DANBURY -- A pet python that was reported missing by a Western Connecticut State University student was found Wednesday near the Student Center on the midtown campus.WestConn police said the foot-long reptile was discovered by its owner about 4:30 p. (Thu, 01 May 2008 09:22:48 GMT)

'Simpsons' director to helm 'The Pet'
David Silverman is to helm Disney's new live-action sci-fi family comedy The Pet. (Thu, 01 May 2008 10:16:50 GMT)

Get Ready, Get Wet, Go! Bathe Your Dog in Three Minutes or Less With HydroSurge(R) RapidBath(R) Pet Bathing System
In just three minutes dog owners can transform their dirty dog into a clean and huggable hound with the new HydroSurge® RapidBath® pet bathing system. Thanks to this all-in-one wet, wash and rinse system, dog owners can now give cleaner, healthier, professional-quality baths at home-making dog bathing easier and faster than ever before. (Thu, 01 May 2008 13:00:00 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. (Thu, 01 May 2008 13:07:41 GMT)

Dutton Associates Announces Investment Opinion: Pet DRx Speculative Buy Rating Maintained In Update Coverage By Dutton ...
Dutton Associates continues its coverage of Pet DRx (1144675;OTCBB:PDXC) maintaining a Speculative Buy rating (Thu, 01 May 2008 14:32:12 GMT)

Pit Bull That Attacked Elderly Woman, Killed Pet Dog To Be Euthanized
DECATUR, Ala. -- Municipal Judge Billy Cook has ordered a pit bull that attacked a 70-year-old Decatur woman and killed her pet dog be euthanized. Cook determined the male pit bull to be a public danger because of the attack February 7th and said Tuesday the animal must be destroyed. (Thu, 01 May 2008 14:39:15 GMT)

Dutton Associates Announces Investment Opinion: Pet DRx Speculative Buy Rating Maintained In Update Coverage By Dutton ...
Dutton Associates continues its coverage of Pet DRx (OTCBB:PDXC) maintaining a Speculative Buy rating and a $7.50 price target. The 13-page report by Dutton senior analyst Sally H. Wallack, CFA is available at www.jmdutton.com as well as from First Call, Bloomberg Professional, Zacks, Reuters, Knobias, and other leading financial portals. (Thu, 01 May 2008 14:41:31 GMT)

Bio-Medical Services Launches ``Paws For The Cause'' Of Pet Allergies Campaign; Designed To Raise Awareness Of Pets ...
Bio-Medical Services (BMS), a veterinary reference laboratory that specializes in allergy testing for dogs, cats and horses, announced today its "Paws for the Cause" of Pet Allergies campaign. The "Paws for the Cause" campaign is a partnership between Bio-Medical Services and veterinarians to increase the number of pets who are properly diagnosed and treated for allergies. (Thu, 01 May 2008 15:40:36 GMT)

Kids get lesson in pet handling
FLUFFY guinea pigs and a drove of rabbits were among the attractions at Willows Farm Village this week when children got a lesson in pet handling. (Thu, 01 May 2008 15:56:33 GMT)

Health unit takes tough line on negligent pet owners
Fines levied against two area residents earlier this month are helping the local health unit drive home the implications pet owners face for not vaccinating their animals against rabies. (Thu, 01 May 2008 17:34:05 GMT)

Zurich Announces Integrated Management Liability Solutions for Boarding Kennels, Doggie Daycares and Pet Groomers in ...
Zurich, one of the world's largest property-casualty insurance companies, today announced the release of an integrated management liability solution to address the specialized needs of owners of boarding kennels, doggie daycares and pet grooming operations. The plan offers directors and officers (D&O) liability coverage integrated with employment practices liability insurance and risk management ... (Thu, 01 May 2008 19:27:03 GMT)

Details of pet food settlement now expected next week
Lawyers who ironed out a settlement in a series of lawsuits over contaminated pet food say it will be another week before details are made public. (Thu, 01 May 2008 19:54:07 GMT)

ESCONDIDO: East Valley finally getting gym, pet store
ESCONDIDO ---- The East Valley Parkway corridor will finally be getting the fitness gym and pet store that many residents have been clamoring for. Construction is under way on a 24 Hour Fitness and a Kahoots Pet Store, which will fill major gaps in t (Thu, 01 May 2008 19:57:29 GMT)

US Oncology Applauds Journal of Clinical Oncology Study Highlighting Value of PET Scans for Cancer Patients With ...
National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR) Study Showcases the Need to Expand Use of PET Technologies in Driving More Effective Cancer Treatment (Thu, 01 May 2008 21:17:00 GMT)

Do you have a talented pet?
Do you have a talented pet? Maybe a dog, cat, bird, hamster ... that can do something funny, unique or simply outrageous enough to capture on video? Why not enter them in the annual Ahwatukee Pet Idol contest? (Thu, 01 May 2008 22:10:22 GMT)

Time to change pet behavior
Summer is right around the corner and with the heat comes a time when pet owners should take precautions. “There are very important things to take into mind when taking care of your pets in the heat,” Loretta Ford, manager of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Animal Shelter, said. (Thu, 01 May 2008 22:34:11 GMT)

Kids get lesson in pet handling
FLUFFY guinea pigs and a drove of rabbits were among the attractions at Willows Farm Village this week when children got a lesson in pet handling. (Fri, 02 May 2008 01:41:42 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. (Fri, 02 May 2008 02:18:58 GMT)

ESCONDIDO: East Valley finally getting gym, pet store
ESCONDIDO ---- The East Valley Parkway corridor will finally be getting the fitness gym and pet store that many residents have been clamoring for. Construction is under way on a 24 Hour Fitness and a Kahoots Pet Store, which will fill major gaps in t (Fri, 02 May 2008 02:27:36 GMT)

Pet Insurance..Protection or Pitfall?
Columbus, GA (WTVM)--"I just can't live without a pet and so I just have my little Chrissy and she's a lot of company for me." In fact, for 76-year-old Dorothy Smith, her four-year-old Jack Russell/Rat Terrier, Chrissy, is like family she can't live without. (Fri, 02 May 2008 03:48:56 GMT)

Quick Fix | How to fix photos with ‘pet eye’
Problem: Your pet’s eyes appear blue, green or yellow in digital photos (known as “pet eye”), and you can’t fix it using red-eye remover. Solution: A camera’s flash can make pets’ eyes appear blue, green or yellow in digital photos. Red-eye remover, a feature in digital photo programs, doesn’t always fix pet-eye discoloration because animal eyes typically reflect more light than human eyes, ... (Fri, 02 May 2008 04:10:44 GMT)

Man Bitten By Pet Cobra Regains Consciousness
The Sumter County man bitten by his pet cobra has regained consciousness Thursday. (Fri, 02 May 2008 04:37:34 GMT)

Economy slows, but pet pampering grows
Even as the economy lags, pet owners are continuing to pamper their four-legged friends and pet businesses keep growing. Sherri and Mark Schalk started their mobile pet grooming company last April. A year later, Aussie Pet Mobile of Charlotte, N.C., part of a franchise, grooms nearly 200 pets a month. Services cost $65 and up. Some larger animals cost $150. (Fri, 02 May 2008 07:09:16 GMT)

Thunder Bay patient has faith in PET abilities
Positron emission tomography (PET) scanners save lives. “Absolutely,” said Dave Olinski, president of CareImaging in Mississauga, the first and only private PET scan clinic in Ontario. (Fri, 02 May 2008 07:27:25 GMT)

Intermission: Pet peeve (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
For the 1954 Tom and Jerry cartoon, see Pet Peeve (Tom and Jerry) . For the Xanth book by Piers Anthony, see Pet Peeve (Xanth) . (Fri, 02 May 2008 08:08:16 GMT)

Police chase 'hoon pet killers'
A Sydney woman, terrorised by a group of hoons in a car who chased down her small pet dogs, killing one, has described the men as inhuman and callous. (Fri, 02 May 2008 09:07:04 GMT)

National Pet Week Reminds Animal Lovers That 'Pets Jazz Up Our Lives'
National Pet Week, May 4-10, celebrates America's more than 172 million companion animals, and the remarkable role they play in improving the quality of our lives. All across the nation, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and others will use this opportunity to educate the public on how pets improve human health, and how pet owners can return the favor.Dr. Gary S. (Fri, 02 May 2008 11:09:48 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. (Fri, 02 May 2008 13:07:48 GMT)

Florida man bitten by pet cobra
A Central Florida man bitten by his pet cobra regained consciousness late Thursday after spending hours fighting for his life at an Orlando hospital. (Fri, 02 May 2008 14:33:24 GMT)

Petland Says to Be a Responsible Pet Owner!
Petland stores nationwide will observe National Pet Month beginning May 1 as each store continues to do its part to help promote the spaying and neutering of pets. Pet counselors at Petland work to educate customers on the benefits of having their pets surgically sterilized. (Fri, 02 May 2008 15:27:50 GMT)

S.O.L.A.S. - PET ADOPTATHON Saturday at city animal shelter
Come to the Council Bluffs Animal Shelter, 2821 S. 15th St., Saturday and help us celebrate PET ADOPTATHON 2008. (Fri, 02 May 2008 16:49:42 GMT)

Thousand Oaks Acorn - Road trip tips for traveling with pet dog
Packing up the dog for a vacation or a trip to grandma's? Traveling with pets can be tricky, and keeping them healthy is paramount. •Whether traveling by air or car, a familiar crate will relax the dog. Never put a leash inside, as a pet could get tangled. (Fri, 02 May 2008 20:02:31 GMT)

Pet turtle returns after two years
NORRKOPING, Sweden, May 2 (UPI) -- A Swedish family said their pet turtle has been found after he disappeared nearly two years ago. (Fri, 02 May 2008 20:12:38 GMT)

Pet turtle returns after two years
A Swedish family said their pet turtle has been found after he disappeared nearly two years ago.Marie Swartz Alvetof said Ozzy, a box turtle born to family pets Ester and Gustaf in 2004, disappeared from the family's summer home in July 2006, The Local reported Friday.The family searched all around the premises for the wayward turtle, but no sign of Ozzy could be found.However, Swartz Alvetof, ... (Fri, 02 May 2008 20:33:55 GMT)

HONK: Pet on your lap? Paws and think about it.
Is there a law against driving with a dog, or pet, on your lap? Should it be? (Fri, 02 May 2008 21:40:38 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce Second Quarter 2008 Results
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) will announce results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 29, 2008, on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 after the close of trading. Central will host a webcast/dial-in conference ... (Fri, 02 May 2008 22:30:02 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce Second Quarter 2008 Results
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) will announce results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 29, 2008, on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 after the close of trading. (Fri, 02 May 2008 22:41:55 GMT)

Pet adoption being held in Killeen
Updated: May 2, 2008 7:11pm The weekend kicks off the annual tail-wagging Adoptathon in Killeen. The Second Chance Pet Shelter Adoptathon is being held at the Petsmart on Highway 190 and it runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. (Sat, 03 May 2008 00:28:46 GMT)

Pet food and backpacks: Baker Elementary students serve community, each other
The Student Council at John A. Baker Elementary School has been demonstrating its commitment to community service recently. The student-led council conducted a school-wide pet food drive to benefit the SPCA of McKinney. (Sat, 03 May 2008 00:55:11 GMT)

Animal attraction rules at Mid-Michigan Pet & Family Expo in Saginaw
Mark Rosenthal didn't mind when a 110-pound albino Burmese python curled around his body at the Mid-Michigan Pet & Family Expo. "It's nothing," he said. "I'm used to animals crawling all over me. I have wounds and bites all over my body. I have no fear." (Sat, 03 May 2008 01:25:00 GMT)

Pet of the Week - Goldie
Goldie is a young adult female shorthair who’s sweet, friendly, a good lap cat and gets along with most pets. She’s spayed, vaccinated and tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. She’s available for adoption from Pet Solutions. Call 724-662-4485. (Sat, 03 May 2008 03:35:02 GMT)

Free pet tags during a special week
May 5 through 10 is Be Kind to Animals Week nationwide. Our local Humane Society is offering free pet I.D. tags to the first 100 people who come to the City of Ridgecrest Animal Shelter to request one during this special week. Tags can be engraved while you wait. The Animal Shelter is located at 411 San Bernardino Blvd. and the phone number is 499-5190. Hours of operation are 11 A.M. until 5 ... (Sat, 03 May 2008 04:17:54 GMT)

Scared pet must adjust to kids
Q: We have a 11/2-year-old Lhasapoo. He's small, about 10 pounds, and he's terrified of children. I mean everyone under the age of 12. Instead of getting defensive or aggressive, Sammy cowers and runs in the other direction. On occasion, I've held him and let the neighbor kids pet him, but his eyes bug out and he shakes in fear. — A.D. (Sat, 03 May 2008 05:46:55 GMT)

Heartland holds ‘pet adoptathon’
Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis is holding a “pet adoptathon” today and Sunday in an effort to find homes for every shelter pet in the organization’s care. (Sat, 03 May 2008 06:09:05 GMT)

Jury still out on PET scanners, doctor says
Dr. Bill Evans is not caught up in the excitement about PET/CT scanners – technology that is on its way to Thunder Bay. The Hamilton general practitioner and regional vice-president of Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) said the jury is still out on this leading-edge diagnostic equipment. (Sat, 03 May 2008 07:12:26 GMT)

Pet travel awards honor NYC, Continental, Austin hotel, Arizona resort
A magazine for animal-lovers is honoring New York, Continental Airlines, a hotel in Austin, Texas, and a resort in Arizona with pet travel awards. (Sat, 03 May 2008 07:26:41 GMT)

Free pet tags during a special week
May 5 through 10 is Be Kind to Animals Week nationwide. Our local Humane Society is offering free pet I.D. tags to the first 100 people who come to the City of Ridgecrest Animal Shelter to request one during this special week. Tags can be engraved while you wait. The Animal Shelter is located at 411 San Bernardino Blvd. and the phone number is 499-5190. Hours of operation are 11 A.M. until 5 ... (Sat, 03 May 2008 07:47:53 GMT)

Pet peeves with sharks, stingrays
Family and children can pet live sharks and stingrays without getting their fingers bitten or stung at a new exhibit opening today at Brookfield Zoo. (Sat, 03 May 2008 09:12:45 GMT)

Family faces eviction over pet fish
A FAMILY has been told to get rid of their pet fish - or face the threat of eviction. (Sat, 03 May 2008 16:49:00 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. (Sat, 03 May 2008 17:06:21 GMT)

Pet Adoption Weekend
Petsmart on Ireland Road is holding a pet adoption event this weekend. Animal shelters and rescue missions nationwide are hoping to adopt out one million animals. (Sat, 03 May 2008 20:33:39 GMT)

Mid-Michigan Pet & Family Expo continues
Jeff Schrier | The Saginaw News Three-year-old Brendan Rodriguez, of Rochester Hills plays with a kitten during the Mid-Michigan Pet & Family Expo at TheDow Event Center in Saginaw Saturday. He was attending the Expo with his grandmother, Peggy Rodarte of Saginaw. (Sat, 03 May 2008 21:25:00 GMT)

American Cancer Association Pet Parade 5/3/08 CBS 7 News Staff May 3, 2008
Odessa, TX- The American Cancer Association held their 4th annual Pet Parade at Memorial Gardens. Eighteen dogs participated and the organization raised $1,000 for the annual Relay For Life Cancer Walk. (Sat, 03 May 2008 23:15:17 GMT)

Pet food worker gets toxic shock
A WORKER in a pet food processing plant has suffered from Australia's first reported case of toxic shock syndrome caused by an infected pig carcass. (Sun, 04 May 2008 02:24:00 GMT)

Pet food worker gets toxic shock
A WORKER in a pet food processing plant has suffered from Australia's first reported case of toxic shock syndrome caused by an infected pig carcass. (Sun, 04 May 2008 02:24:00 GMT)

Pet food worker gets toxic shock
A WORKER in a pet food processing plant has suffered from Australia's first reported case of toxic shock syndrome caused by an infected pig carcass. (Sun, 04 May 2008 02:24:00 GMT)

PetSmart, HSOY hold annual spring pet adoption fair
Dale Swift already has three dogs at home but on Saturday, he couldn't resist adding another pet to the family. Swift took home a female Shepherd mixed-breed dog from the Humane Society of Yuma's adoption fair at PetSmart, 1460 S. Yuma Palms Parkway. (Sun, 04 May 2008 02:48:30 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. (Sun, 04 May 2008 03:33:58 GMT)

Heartland holds ‘pet adoptathon’
Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis is holding a “pet adoptathon” today and Sunday in an effort to find homes for every shelter pet in the organization’s care. (Sun, 04 May 2008 03:39:09 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. (Sun, 04 May 2008 05:21:00 GMT)

Pet food and backpacks: Baker Elementary students serve community, each other
The Student Council at John A. Baker Elementary School has been demonstrating its commitment to community service recently. The student-led council conducted a school-wide pet food drive to benefit the SPCA of McKinney. (Sun, 04 May 2008 05:55:21 GMT)

Free pet tags during a special week
May 5 through 10 is Be Kind to Animals Week nationwide. Our local Humane Society is offering free pet I.D. tags to the first 100 people who come to the City of Ridgecrest Animal Shelter to request one during this special week. Tags can be engraved while you wait. The Animal Shelter is located at 411 San Bernardino Blvd. and the phone number is 499-5190. Hours of operation are 11 A.M. until 5 ... (Sun, 04 May 2008 06:02:53 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet of the week (Sun, 04 May 2008 06:11:10 GMT)

Go green with pet projects
Make Fido a meatloaf or feed him beans and rice. Turn your old jeans into a bed for your buddy. Those are projects featured in the just-published "Eco Dog: Healthy Living for Your Pet" (Chronicle Books, $17) by Corbett Marshall and Jim Deskevich."Eco Dog" is a handbook to help your pup live an environmentally green life. It covers grooming, pest control, homemade house cleaning products, ... (Sun, 04 May 2008 07:31:32 GMT)

Pet walk set for Sunday
ADOPT's Pet Walk-a-thon might benefit Fido, but it most likely won't disrupt your morning drive to church today. (Sun, 04 May 2008 09:19:10 GMT)

Pet groomers to donate money to shelter
Pet groomers in Sterling, Rock Falls and Morrison will donate $1 from each pet they groom this month to help raise money for Happy Tails Animal Shelter in Sterling. (Sun, 04 May 2008 09:47:04 GMT)

New business Q&A - Cozy Critters Pet Sitting
Products and services: Pet sitting in clients' homes while on vacation or away for any other reason. Also offer additional house-sitting services such as mail pickup, plant watering, etc. (Sun, 04 May 2008 12:14:30 GMT)

Free pet tags during a special week
May 5 through 10 is Be Kind to Animals Week nationwide. Our local Humane Society is offering free pet I.D. tags to the first 100 people who come to the City of Ridgecrest Animal Shelter to request one during this special week. Tags can be engraved while you wait. The Animal Shelter is located at 411 San Bernardino Blvd. and the phone number is 499-5190. Hours of operation are 11 A.M. until 5 ... (Sun, 04 May 2008 13:32:53 GMT)

Pet food and backpacks: Baker Elementary students serve community, each other
The Student Council at John A. Baker Elementary School has been demonstrating its commitment to community service recently. The student-led council conducted a school-wide pet food drive to benefit the SPCA of McKinney. (Sun, 04 May 2008 21:06:01 GMT)

Write an essay about your pet - win a million dollar mansion!
An Ocala woman is offering her $1.25 million home as a prize to the winner of a “pet lover” essay contest. (Sun, 04 May 2008 21:18:01 GMT)

Gov. Crist expected to sign Gertrude Maxwell Save a Pet Act
The Gertrude Maxwell Save a Pet Act is just days away from becoming law. (Sun, 04 May 2008 22:04:47 GMT)

Dozens Of People Protest Local Pet Store
Dozens of people protested outside a Willoughby pet store they said they fear is filled by a puppy mill. (Sun, 04 May 2008 23:19:41 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. (Sun, 04 May 2008 23:20:30 GMT)

Dozens Of People Protest Local Pet Store
Dozens of people protested outside a Willoughby pet store they said they fear is filled by a puppy mill. (Sun, 04 May 2008 23:22:13 GMT)

Pet show wraps up Dogwood festivities
By Bret Buganski Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 9:55 p.m. QUINCY, ILL. -- Quincians got to bring their pets to Washington Park for a moment in the spotlight. The Dogwood Pet Show featured 23 pets from around Quincy. Animals were judged by obedience, talent and appearance. (Mon, 05 May 2008 03:01:06 GMT)

Pilfered pug leaves pet owner at a loss
Hounded by heartache, an East Boston woman vows she'll bring home the pet pug a cat burglar dognapped from her apartment. "I won't stop searching for him,"... (Mon, 05 May 2008 04:23:56 GMT)

Local Pet Store Thanks Campaign '08 For Soaring Sales
A local pet accessory store can't seem to keep a few items on the shelf and they're related to the upcoming presidential election. (Mon, 05 May 2008 07:25:38 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. (Mon, 05 May 2008 11:05:34 GMT)

Pet-lover essay contest prize: $1.25M house
OCALA -- An Ocala woman is offering her $1.25 million home as a prize to the winner of a "pet lover" essay contest. Entrants in Clementina Marie Giovannetti's contest must pay a $200 fee. (Mon, 05 May 2008 11:30:35 GMT)

Pet Food Worker Gets Toxic Shock From Pig Carcass
A worker in a pet food processing plant suffered a case of toxic shock syndrome caused by an infected pig carcass. (Mon, 05 May 2008 12:16:45 GMT)

Octal To Add 500,000 Tons Per Annum Of PET Capacity
Oman-based Octal Holding and Co. SAOC will add 500,000 metric tons per annum (tpa) of production capacity in PET resins by May 2010, making it one of the world's largest polyester producers with 800,000 metric tons of annual capacity (Mon, 05 May 2008 14:05:06 GMT)

Pet groomers to donate money to shelter
Pet groomers in Sterling, Rock Falls and Morrison will donate $1 from each pet they groom this month to help raise money for Happy Tails Animal Shelter in Sterling. (Mon, 05 May 2008 15:15:15 GMT)

'Pet Adoptathon 2008' a success
The Cumberland County SPCA "Pet Adoptathon 2008" held this past weekend resulted in 14 adoptions and a total of $3,000 was raised by selling baked goods, flowers and shrubbery. (Mon, 05 May 2008 16:20:25 GMT)

Pet food and backpacks: Baker Elementary students serve community, each other
The Student Council at John A. Baker Elementary School has been demonstrating its commitment to community service recently. The student-led council conducted a school-wide pet food drive to benefit the SPCA of McKinney. (Mon, 05 May 2008 18:56:40 GMT)

Million-dollar Ocala mansion offered for best pet essay
An Ocala woman is offering her $1.25 million home as a prize to the winner of a "pet lover" essay contest. (Mon, 05 May 2008 19:22:51 GMT)

Man kills pet spider in South Haven tavern
SOUTH HAVEN | An intoxicated man killed a tavern's pet tarantula and then ran away without paying for the spider or the food and beverages he consumed, Porter County police said. (Mon, 05 May 2008 19:46:56 GMT)

Parma: Two pet dogs die in fire
PARMA -- Two pet dogs died from smoke inhalation in a fire Saturday night on Zona Lane. The cause of the fire was an electrical short, according to Capt. George Moser. When firefighters got to the home about 10:30 p.m.,... (Mon, 05 May 2008 22:13:52 GMT)

The Pet Spot closes Kaimuki store
The Pet Spot has closed its Kaimuki pet store in Honolulu after about six months in business. (Mon, 05 May 2008 23:37:08 GMT)

Adopting a Pet
It takes a caring, compassionate and responsible person to take a pet into his or her home. While puppies, kittens or any animal may be cute when they are little, they require a lot of work and continued love throughout life. Before you make the admirable decision to adopt a pet, be sure to ask yourself a few questions: * Why do you want a pet? Adopting a pet just because it's "the thing to do," ... (Mon, 05 May 2008 23:57:09 GMT)

Pet Cemetery
The country's oldest pet cemetery run by an animal welfare league is in Dedham. We visit the final resting place for thousands of beloved pets. (Tue, 06 May 2008 00:23:09 GMT)

2 men charged with Fayette County pet store snake theft
Two men are charged with stealing a Burmese python from a Fayette County pet store. (Tue, 06 May 2008 04:18:19 GMT)

Pet food and backpacks: Baker Elementary students serve community, each other
The Student Council at John A. Baker Elementary School has been demonstrating its commitment to community service recently. The student-led council conducted a school-wide pet food drive to benefit the SPCA of McKinney. (Tue, 06 May 2008 05:27:50 GMT)

Cops: Man killed tavern's pet spider, fled
SOUTH HAVEN | An intoxicated man killed a tavern's pet tarantula and then ran away without paying for the spider or the food and beverages he consumed, Porter County police said. (Tue, 06 May 2008 05:50:45 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, 06 May 2008 07:52:33 GMT)

Local woman organizes first Pet Expo
Although she's hosted seven child-themed expos, Caroline O'Connell, publisher of Family Time Magazine in Frankfort, did extensive homework on pet expos before deciding to launch her first one on May 10. (Tue, 06 May 2008 09:00:59 GMT)

New UK Pet Figures Published
New research from the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, (PFMA) carried out of National Pet Month, (NPM), has revealed some interesting national pet buying trends.. Tuesday 06 May 2008 (Tue, 06 May 2008 09:06:05 GMT)

Pet Valu urges shareholders to re-elect current board
Following remarks made during the May 5, 2008 conference call to discuss first quarter financial results and other developments, Pet Valu wants to communicate the following key points to all shareholders ahead of the May 7, 2008 deadline for submission of WHITE direction/proxies and voting instruction forms to vote to re-elect the current board at Pet Valu's annual meeting to be held on May 8, ... (Tue, 06 May 2008 11:12:00 GMT)

Family pet dies in house fire
A Fort Collins couple lost a family pet in a Monday afternoon fire at 1313 Emigh St. (Tue, 06 May 2008 11:16:23 GMT)

Pet owners feeling economic pinch
As economic times get tougher, some pet owners find themselves faced with a hard choice: Pay for food and medical care for their pets, or pay their other bills? (Tue, 06 May 2008 13:03:35 GMT)

Python eats family pet whole
A FAMILY pet has been eaten whole by a carpet python. The animal's skull was three times bigger than the snakes. See the amazing X-ray pictures . (Tue, 06 May 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

Okla. man sues Armstrong Foundation over pet collars
A Tulsa businessman who uses the phrases "Barkstrong" and "Purrstrong" on his animal charity's pet collars has sued the Lance Armstrong Foundation in a trademark dispute. (Tue, 06 May 2008 15:33:35 GMT)

Tulsa man sues Lance Armstrong Foundation over pet collars
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Tulsa businessman who uses the words "BARKSTRONG" and "PURRSTRONG" on pet collars has sued the Lance Armstrong Foundation in a trademark dispute. (Tue, 06 May 2008 15:46:21 GMT)

Pet food and backpacks: Baker Elementary students serve community, each other
The Student Council at John A. Baker Elementary School has been demonstrating its commitment to community service recently. The student-led council conducted a school-wide pet food drive to benefit the SPCA of McKinney. (Tue, 06 May 2008 17:02:06 GMT)

Okla. man sues Armstrong Foundation over pet collars
A Tulsa businessman who uses the phrases "Barkstrong" and "Purrstrong" on his animal charity's pet collars has sued the Lance Armstrong Foundation in a trademark dispute.  Chris Ohman filed his suit on April 30 in federal court, and claimed the Armstrong Foundation - which has marketed popular yellow "LiveStrong" wristbands - is infringing on Ohman's intellectual property rights because it also ... (Tue, 06 May 2008 17:39:14 GMT)

Pet ferret rescued from Lehigh Acres fire
Firefighters rescued a pet ferret Monday during a fire that caused extensive damage to a Lehigh Acres home. (Tue, 06 May 2008 17:51:59 GMT)

Cops: Man killed tavern's pet spider, fled
SOUTH HAVEN | An intoxicated man killed a tavern's pet tarantula and then ran away without paying for the spider or the food and beverages he consumed, Porter County police said. (Tue, 06 May 2008 18:36:29 GMT)

Maker of 'Barkstrong' pet collar sues Lance Armstrong group
A Tulsa businessman who uses the phrases "Barkstrong" and "Purrstrong" on his animal charity's pet collars sued the Lance Armstrong Foundation in a trademark dispute. Chris Ohman filed his suit April 30 in federal court, and claimed the Armstrong Foundation -- which has marketed popular yellow "LiveStrong" wristbands -- is infringing on Ohman's intellectual property rights because it also sells ... (Tue, 06 May 2008 19:31:26 GMT)

Python devours family pet
A FAMILY pet has been swallowed whole by a 2m carpet python in a Top End back yard - and now the family has the x-ray to prove it. (Tue, 06 May 2008 22:03:00 GMT)

Raleigh County Pet Store Trying to Help Animals
The store is spreading the word about adopting a pet. (Tue, 06 May 2008 22:30:51 GMT)

FOX13 Problem Solvers: Pet Cemetery Problems
After a Memphis woman buried her pets, she ran into a problem with the pet cemetery. When the cemetery owner was unwilling to work with the woman, she called FOX13's Problem Solvers for help. (Tue, 06 May 2008 23:29:21 GMT)

Fort Worth Trying To Control Growing Pet Problem
Fort Worth is trying to grab hold of a growing pet problem. On an average day, Fort Worth animal control workers respond to 246 calls for help with loose animals. To help with the problem the city is putting a new plan in place this week. (Tue, 06 May 2008 23:40:10 GMT)

Humane Society of Weld County celebrates National Pet Week
EVANS - In honor of National Pet Week, the Humane Society of Weld County will offer discounts and reduced adoption fees. (Wed, 07 May 2008 00:09:04 GMT)

Do you look like your pet?
Are you a dog person or a cat person? And do you happen to look like your pet? Send your replies and photographs to Kathy Kirby, feature writer, at kkirby@muncie.gannett.com for an upcoming feature story in the Life section of The Star Press. (Wed, 07 May 2008 00:22:11 GMT)

Save-A-Pet
Save-A-Pet will hold a Mothers Day Bake Sale from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the adoption center. In addition to homemade cookies, bread and other baked goods, pet treats will also be for sale. All proceeds go toward helping Save-A-Pet cats and dogs. (Wed, 07 May 2008 05:17:07 GMT)

Pet food and backpacks: Baker Elementary students serve community, each other
The Student Council at John A. Baker Elementary School has been demonstrating its commitment to community service recently. The student-led council conducted a school-wide pet food drive to benefit the SPCA of McKinney. (Wed, 07 May 2008 05:29:22 GMT)

NAPPS Offers Three Reasons Why Pet Sitting is One of Fastest Growing Careers in America
Professional pet sitting is fast becoming one of the most popular home based businesses in the country. (PRWeb May 7, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/NAPPS/Pet_Sitting/prweb922324.htm (Wed, 07 May 2008 07:40:59 GMT)

Man admits killing dog; hit pet with hammer
As he was set to go on trial Tuesday on animal cruelty charges, a 37-year-old Jackson man admitted he crushed his pet cocker spaniel's skull with a hammer, killing the dog. (Wed, 07 May 2008 08:52:31 GMT)

Trainer joins privileged pet
Bill Weiler, a certified dog trainer and honors graduate from the Animal Behavior College, has joined Thee Privileged Pet as a dog trainer. He will be holding new classes, such as Puppy Socialization, Puppy's A Juvenile, Adolescent... (Wed, 07 May 2008 10:11:38 GMT)

Pet projects for going gr
Pet projects for going green (Wed, 07 May 2008 11:11:33 GMT)

Pet projects get mixed reviews from furry friends
An owner tries out homemade meals for some furry friends Sometime between parting with $80 for dubious pantry staples, discovering the scent of baking cat food to be something less than potpourri and nursing a blister earned trying to carve pounds of kibble into kitten-sized morsels, it sunk in: I'm a buyer, not a maker, of pet food. (Wed, 07 May 2008 11:56:42 GMT)

EnsurApet Joins Other Leading Companies in the Pet Insurance Industry
EnsurApet, Inc. (OTCBB:EPTI), a provider of pet health insurance, is poised to become one of the leaders in the largely untapped yet rapidly growing US market for pet health insurance by combining two proven business strategies of owning its own Property Casualty Insurance Company together with a network of veterinary hospitals. (Wed, 07 May 2008 12:45:11 GMT)

Okla. man sues Armstrong Foundation over pet collars
OKLAHOMA CITY - A Tulsa businessman who uses the phrases ''Barkstrong'' and ''Purrstrong'' on his animal charity's pet collars has sued the Lance Armstrong Foundation in a trademark dispute. (Wed, 07 May 2008 16:09:31 GMT)

Do you look like your pet?
Are you a dog person or a cat person? And do you happen to look like your pet? Send your replies and photographs to Kathy Kirby, feature writer, at kkirby@muncie.gannett.com for an upcoming feature story in the Life section of The Star Press. (Wed, 07 May 2008 16:37:11 GMT)

Local pet grooming service comes to you
You can’t miss her van, with a giant picture of her “pug” Pugsley on its side. It’s also her shop. Michelle Taggart is the owner of the new Mobile Grooming and More, a mobile pet grooming business now serving pet owners in North Fort Myers and Cape Coral. (Wed, 07 May 2008 16:45:53 GMT)

Pet food and backpacks: Baker Elementary students serve community, each other
The Student Council at John A. Baker Elementary School has been demonstrating its commitment to community service recently. The student-led council conducted a school-wide pet food drive to benefit the SPCA of McKinney. (Wed, 07 May 2008 17:21:01 GMT)

Pet day care establishment up for discussion at OMB hearing May 28
Marcy McLean will have town hall on her side when she defends her pet day-care business at an Ontario Municipal Board hearing later this month. The municipality will send legal representation and have its planning staff appear at an OMB hearing May 28 at town hall to defend council’s [...] (Wed, 07 May 2008 19:00:13 GMT)

Milford pet crematorium plan dies
MILFORD — A local kennel's plans to add a pet crematorium have gone up in smoke. The Planning and Zoning Board last night rejected the application of the Snowflake Kennel in Devon to change a (Wed, 07 May 2008 19:55:45 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Announces Fiscal 2008 Second Quarter Results
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today announced results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 29, 2008. (Wed, 07 May 2008 20:27:23 GMT)

THIS WEEK'S PET Sinbad is a 3-year-old male border collie. He is a friendly dog who enjoys playing fetch with a ball. ...
UPDATED: :26 a.m. PDT, May 08, 2008 Fire crews fight a two-alarm fire at the Albina Fuel Co. building on NE 32nd and Broadway. THIS WEEK'S PET Sinbad is a 3-year-old male border collie. He is a friendly dog who enjoys playing fetch with a ball. (Thu, 08 May 2008 07:26:23 GMT)

UK: New PET format for Magners
C&C Group is launching a 330ml PET version of its Magners Irish Cider brand in the UK following increasing demand for the new format. (Thu, 08 May 2008 10:32:15 GMT)

Pet food and backpacks: Baker Elementary students serve community, each other
The Student Council at John A. Baker Elementary School has been demonstrating its commitment to community service recently. The student-led council conducted a school-wide pet food drive to benefit the SPCA of McKinney. (Thu, 08 May 2008 11:51:00 GMT)

Turtle-Nappers Steal Elderly Couple's Beloved Pet!
An unusual pet-napping case has left a 90-year-old man heartbroken. His turtle, "Little Joe" has been missing for almost two weeks. Jane Yamamoto talked to the owner, who says Little Joe is part of his family. (Thu, 08 May 2008 11:51:29 GMT)

Pet crematory wins variance
A pet crematory proposed in rural Hopewell Township passed its first test Monday night when supervisors granted a conditional-use request to establish the business in an agricultural zoning district. (Thu, 08 May 2008 12:11:58 GMT)

National Pet Week
It's an effort to promote responsible pet ownership and create veterinary medicine awareness. National Pet Week was started nearly 30 years ago by the American Veterinary Medical Association. News 10 Now's Brad Vivacqua tells us more. (Thu, 08 May 2008 12:45:12 GMT)

Girl Scout organizes walkathon to benefit Pet Connection
Ever since Julia Nawrocki was 4 years old and her family adopted two Italian greyhounds to save them from puppy mills, animals have been her life. She has since become a member of the Boy Scout Veterinary Explorers Program, volunteered at Hawk Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation and Pet Connection Programs Inc., and plans on attending Ball State University in Indiana to study Wildlife Biology and ... (Thu, 08 May 2008 12:58:11 GMT)

Area Animal Psychic Gives Pet Owners Advice And Comfort
If you could talk with the animals what would you want to know? Donna Doyle is an animal communicator in the area. She can psychically read your pet through a picture and says she can find out what the animal likes or dislikes. (Thu, 08 May 2008 13:10:08 GMT)

Judge orders mediation in pet store suit
BAR HARBOR – Lisa DeMuro, owner of the Walkin’ the Dog pet store, denies improperly using proprietary information and engaging in unfair competition as Wendy Scott, owner of Bark Harbor, has alleged in a lawsuit. (Thu, 08 May 2008 13:17:37 GMT)

Pet hair, poop and other cleaning challenges
Pet owners know that their furry friends can add a little something extra to the spring cleaning chores. CNN spoke with "the Queen of Clean," Linda Cobb, a New York Times best-selling author and television personality. Cobb, who owns three cats, knows a thing or two about getting the best of pet messes. (Thu, 08 May 2008 13:17:59 GMT)

Youngman column: Readers have pet golf peeves too.
Ask and ye shall receive. Turns out I wasn't merely a grumpy Youngman. In the wake of last week's column on my latest pet peeves on the golf course, some of you e-mailed to articulate your complaints. (Thu, 08 May 2008 13:25:01 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet Kick Off North American Tour Tonight
Sounds brutal, huh? Well, duh. It's all part and parcel of the Be Your Own Pet live experience. Jemina, Jonas, Nathan, and John will do their very impressive thing all over North America for the next six weeks or so as they head out tour starting tonight in Anaheim, California. (Thu, 08 May 2008 14:16:54 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet, Gibraltar Industries and Overhill Farms lead small-cap percentage gainers
Central Garden & Pet Co. , Gibraltar Industries Inc and Overhill Farms Inc are among the biggest percentage gainers in Thursday's trading among companies... (Thu, 08 May 2008 15:59:56 GMT)

Pet tortoises stolen from garden
Thieves take 21 pet tortoises from the garden of a home in Surrey. (Thu, 08 May 2008 19:30:28 GMT)

3:34 p.m.: Kidney donor becomes teacher’s pet
ELWOOD — Angie Collins has become a teacher’s pet, though it may have taken 22 years and a kidney. Collins, 40, donated her kidney this week to her former Elwood Community High School English teacher Darren Paquin. (Thu, 08 May 2008 19:41:18 GMT)

Pet DRx to Hold First Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call May 15
Pet DRx, Inc. (1144675;OTCBB:PDXC), a provider of veterinary primary care and specialized services to companion (Thu, 08 May 2008 21:24:33 GMT)

WANSTEAD: Dog walker and pet mauled by bull mastiff
POLICE are searching for two people after a dog walker and her pet terrier were savagely attacked by a vicious bull mastiff. (Fri, 09 May 2008 01:42:43 GMT)

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