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Petland offers Adopt-A-Pet program to find pets homes
ROUND LAKE BEACH – Petland of Round Lake Beach wants to let people know that it has a way to help homeless animals in the community through its Adopt-A-Pet program. (Tue, 20 May 2008 18:32:23 GMT)

Thief grabs about 50 parakeets from pet store
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Police in Springfield are looking for a bird thief who smashed the window of a pet store and made off with about 50 parakeets. (Tue, 20 May 2008 19:01:18 GMT)

Settlement papers due in contaminated pet food case
Details of a legal settlement over contaminated pet food blamed for the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats are to be made public today. (Tue, 20 May 2008 20:18:58 GMT)

Settlement papers due in contaminated pet food case
CAMDEN, N.J. - Details of a legal settlement over contaminated pet food blamed for the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats are to be made public Tuesday. (Tue, 20 May 2008 20:40:18 GMT)

Pet Butler sells Dallas-Fort Worth franchises
Pet Butler, which provides pet waste cleanup and removal services, has sold its Dallas-Fort Worth area company-owned franchise territories to Bartonville businessman Mark Hamel for $1.2 million. (PFE) (PER) (Tue, 20 May 2008 22:19:18 GMT)

Pet Tip: Plan ahead for safe camping with pet
Camping can be a great weekend getaway for you and your pet. Some simple steps can protect your pet. (Tue, 20 May 2008 22:28:45 GMT)

Settlement papers due in contaminated pet food case
Details of a legal settlement over contaminated pet food blamed for the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats are due in U.S. District Court in Camden Wednesday. (Tue, 20 May 2008 22:34:25 GMT)

What You Should Know About Your Pet's Vaccinations
If you're a pet owner there is a good chance your dog or cat has had some vaccinations, but what if those shots did more harm than good? (Wed, 21 May 2008 01:30:50 GMT)

Siemens installs High-Definition PET-CT at Piramal Diagnostics
Siemens Medical Solutions has installed the high-end PET-CT at Piramal Diagnostics (formerly Wellspring), Mumbai. The facility will offer the new Siemens HD PET technology while providing consistently sharper and clearly defined images across the entire field of view. (Wed, 21 May 2008 02:43:01 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys - Pet Shop Boys Want Winehouse For Bond Theme Tune
British pop stars PET SHOP BOYS have reached out to troubled star AMY WINEHOUSE - they want to help her record the theme song for the upcoming Bond film QUANTUM OF ... (Wed, 21 May 2008 06:51:10 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys offer Winehouse 'Bond' theme
Pet Shop Boys offer to help Amy Winehouse finish a theme tune for the new James Bond film. (Wed, 21 May 2008 09:44:41 GMT)

Deal would hike cash for pet projects
An 11th-hour budget deal hatched between the Common Council and Mayor Byron W. Brown's administration would give lawmakers a 47 percent increase in money for pet projects. (Wed, 21 May 2008 10:50:05 GMT)

pet Pay
A resolution from a Carmen area school division up for debate at the Manitoba Teachers' Society annual general meeting starting tomorrow is calling for pet pay. (Wed, 21 May 2008 11:21:05 GMT)

Spectrum Brands Announces the Sale of its Global Pet Supply Business; Proceeds to be Used for Debt Reduction
Spectrum Brands (the "Company") (NYSE: SPC) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Salton Inc. ("Salton") and its wholly owned subsidiary, Applica Pet Products LLC, for the sale of its Global Pet Business for $692.5 million in cash and an aggregate principal amount of the Company's subordinated debt securities equal to $222.5 million less an amount equal to accrued and ... (Wed, 21 May 2008 11:27:06 GMT)

Salton, Inc. to Acquire United Pet Group from Spectrum Brands
Salton, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SFPI) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire United Pet Group ("UPG"), the global pet business of Spectrum Brands, Inc. (NYSE: SPC), for an amount (subject to customary adjustments, including for working capital, indebtedness and seller transaction expenses) equal to approximately $692.5 million in cash plus additional consideration ... (Wed, 21 May 2008 11:27:26 GMT)

Spectrum Brands sells pet business
Spectrum Brands Inc., which makes Rayovac batteries, Remington shavers and other products, said Wednesday it agreed to sell its global pet business to appliance maker Salton Inc. for $692.5 million in cash. (Wed, 21 May 2008 11:37:39 GMT)

Spectrum sells pet division
Spectrum Brands Inc. is selling its pet product business to Salton Inc., a Florida-based marketing firm specializing in branded small appliances and consumer products. The Atlanta-based Spectrum Brands has its headquarters for its Remington and Rayovac brands in Madison. Spectrum Brands issued a news release Wednesday announcing the sale of its global pet products business for $692.5 million in ... (Wed, 21 May 2008 12:15:31 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys want Winehouse for Bond theme tune
The Pet Shop Boys have reached out to troubled star Amy Winehouse - they want to help her record the theme song for the upcoming Bond film Quantum Of Solace. (Wed, 21 May 2008 12:45:21 GMT)

Spectrum Brands selling global pet supply biz
Spectrum Brands Inc. has landed a deal to sell its global pet supply business to Salton Inc. and its Applica Pet Products LLC unit for about $693 million in cash. (SPC) (Wed, 21 May 2008 13:20:29 GMT)

Spectrum Brands finds buyer for global pet business
Spectrum Brands announced today it is selling its global pet business to Salton and its wholly owned subsidiary, Applica Pet Products. The sale price is $692.5 million in cash and an amount of Spectrum Brands' subordinated debt securities. Funding for the transaction will be provided by an equity investment to Salton provided by Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I and Harbinger Capital ... (Wed, 21 May 2008 14:00:35 GMT)

Find Out How You Can Give A Homeless Pet A Home
Every Wednesday on NBC Augusta Morning News at 11am is Adopt-A-Pet day. And Anne Sawyer stops by with loving pets from various shelters in our area who need a home. (Wed, 21 May 2008 16:24:30 GMT)

British pet is 'oldest dog in the world'
A couple are trying to prove their pet Labrador cross is the oldest dog in the world. (Wed, 21 May 2008 17:24:12 GMT)

British pet is 'oldest dog in the world'
A couple are trying to prove their pet Labrador cross is the oldest dog in the world. (Wed, 21 May 2008 17:24:12 GMT)

W. Dundee woman pleads guilty to stabbing husband's pet lizards
A West Dundee woman faces probation or prison after she acknowledged stabbing two of her estranged husband's pet lizards and hurling them against a wall, killing one of the reptiles, authorities said today. (Wed, 21 May 2008 17:27:59 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Does anyone recognize this pig?
There was no pet of the week this week, however, Wenham resident Susan Van Etten Lawson was driving in town last weekend and saw this pig near the side Cedar Street across from Wenham Lake. (Wed, 21 May 2008 18:43:55 GMT)

Great women make grand marshals for pet parade
You won’t find someone wearing a sports jersey in the grand marshal’s car at this year’s Pet Parade. The grand marshals this year represent those past and present who knew or know something about marshaling forces to get the job done. This year’s parade theme, “Great Women of La Grange,” pays tribute to six women — three living, three who have passed on — who have made lasting ... (Wed, 21 May 2008 19:20:27 GMT)

Great women make grand marshals for pet parade
You won’t find someone wearing a sports jersey in the grand marshal’s car at this year’s Pet Parade. The grand marshals this year represent those past and present who knew or know something about marshaling forces to get the job done. This year’s parade theme, “Great Women of La Grange,” pays tribute to six women — three living, three who have passed on — who have made lasting ... (Wed, 21 May 2008 19:29:28 GMT)

Spectrum rises following pet business sale
Shares of Spectrum Brands Inc. rose sharply on Wednesday after the maker of batteries, razors and other personal products said it planned to sell its global pet business for $692.5 million in cash. (Wed, 21 May 2008 21:07:16 GMT)

Local Support Group Helps Pet Owners Grieve
There's no exact number, but the American Pet Association says about 75-million Americans have a pet - whether a cat or dog. A lot of us make them part of the family, but unlike when other family members die, there's often no where to turn to grieve. (Wed, 21 May 2008 22:34:14 GMT)

Hawaii Pet Food Settlement Announced
HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Two Honolulu attorneys announced settlement of a class action lawsuit against pet food manufacturer Menu Food for selling contaminated pet food to Hawaii pet owners last year. (Wed, 21 May 2008 23:28:31 GMT)

Honolulu Attorneys Settle Pet Food Lawsuit
Honolulu attorneys settle a class action lawsuit over tainted pet food for close to $250,000. (Thu, 22 May 2008 02:35:38 GMT)

Contanimated Pet Food Settlement
Hawaii is home to the first settlement of a class-action lawsuit over contaminated pet food. The agreement sets up a $240,000 fund to compensate pet owners up to $300 if they bought recalled "menu foods" items or up to $150 if they had their pets undergo a veterinary exam. (Thu, 22 May 2008 05:09:08 GMT)

Pet food industry could use feral camels
The Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Service is pushing for camels to become the new pet meat. (Thu, 22 May 2008 06:00:00 GMT)

Owners evict longtime operator of pet cemetery
The longtime operator of Tucson's pet cemetery was evicted from the North Side property Tuesday. (Thu, 22 May 2008 07:39:06 GMT)

Pet store chain offers adoption haven to local animal rescue group
A pet store chain has rescued a local animal rescue organization after a rival company abruptly kicked the group out of their store after a decadelong relationship. (Thu, 22 May 2008 07:45:58 GMT)

Magazine for pet owners now published in Olympia
V eronica Shriver of Olympia has started Pet Connection Magazine at 1420 Marvin Road N.E. The magazine is a resource guide for Puget Sound pets and animals, according to Shriver. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call 360-349-3306 or go online to www.petconnection magazine.com . (Thu, 22 May 2008 08:24:36 GMT)

Pet spa dogfight
A tiny pooch has sicced his lawyer on an upper East Side pet spa because a vicious pit bull mauled him at the doggy day care center. (Thu, 22 May 2008 08:35:46 GMT)

Pet-sitting need turns into business for Urbandale woman
Gloria Herman of Urbandale was searching for a pet sitter to come to her house when she happened upon a business idea. (Thu, 22 May 2008 09:32:50 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys deny approaching Winehouse for Bond theme
Pop duo Pet Shop Boys have denied they want to work with Amy Winehouse to record a theme song for the upcoming Bond film Quantum Of Solace - insisting they never made the comments. (Thu, 22 May 2008 09:40:02 GMT)

$240K settles pet food suit
About 2,000 dog and cat owners in Hawaii have won a $240,000 settlement in a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of contaminated pet food. (Thu, 22 May 2008 11:11:41 GMT)

Pet store chain offers adoption haven to local animal rescue group
A pet store chain has rescued a local animal rescue organization after a rival company abruptly kicked the group out of their store after a decade long relationship. (Thu, 22 May 2008 13:01:08 GMT)

Reaction mostly positive to Spectrum pet business sale
Spectrum Brands' sale of its pet business drew mostly positive reactions after it was announced Wednesday. On Wednesday, a day when stocks overall tumbled, Spectrum's stock gained 22 cents per share, or 4.9 percent, to $4.72 after climbing as much as 13 percent to $5.10 during the day. However, Spectrum's stock was down in early trading Thursday even as stock indices were up. Spectrum's stock ... (Thu, 22 May 2008 15:15:32 GMT)

Spectrum Brands Finds Buyer for Global Pet Business
Spectrum Brands stock bumped up as much as 13 percent Wednesday after the parent company of Madison-based Rayovac and Remington said it will sell its pet supplies division to Salton for $915 million. (Thu, 22 May 2008 16:13:15 GMT)

Changing trends fuel local pet industry boom (Business Times
The market for cats and dogs is resilient. Goh Thean Eu finds out how the Malaysian pet industry in this segment has performed and its prospects (Thu, 22 May 2008 16:41:42 GMT)

Union urged to pay dental care, eye care, day care ... pet care?
A Canadian teachers' union was pressed Thursday to treat cats and dogs as dependants, and to pay for their members' pet care expenses so that Fido or Minou get fed and walked when their owner is working. (Thu, 22 May 2008 16:41:54 GMT)

Blackwood wants bigger bite of pet food mart (Business Times
BLACKWOOD Trading Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of Blackwood pet food products, is banking on the animals' taste buds to win more market share. Consumers are very loyal when it comes to choosing food for their pets. (Thu, 22 May 2008 16:42:03 GMT)

NASCAR superstar gives pet monkey to Louisville Zoo
Mojo is a male, 3-year-old monkey. Stewart and Krista Dwyer decided Mojo would be better off in a zoo environment and not as a pet. (Thu, 22 May 2008 17:48:05 GMT)

Makers of tainted pet food settle lawsuit by pet owners in U.S. and Canada
The deal would affect people who incurred expenses directly related to the illness or death of a dogs and cats linked to the food, which was at the center of the biggest-ever U.S. pet food recall in 2007. (Fri, 23 May 2008 05:12:50 GMT)

Dodgy pet food may cost companies $US24m
Companies sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of thousands of dogs and cats will pay $US24 million to pet owners in the US and Canada. (Fri, 23 May 2008 08:18:12 GMT)

PET-FOOD SETTLEMENT
About 30 companies sued over making and selling contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. It will cover all expenses incurred by people... (Fri, 23 May 2008 08:27:50 GMT)

Council kicks up pet skunk stink
A woman who takes her pet skunk for a walk on a lead is told she cannot keep it in a council flat. (Fri, 23 May 2008 10:08:19 GMT)

Pet owners, makers of tainted food reach deal
Companies that were sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. (Fri, 23 May 2008 11:00:52 GMT)

Pet owners, makers of tainted food reach deal
Companies that were sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. The settlement is detailed in papers filed late Thursday in U.S.... (Fri, 23 May 2008 11:38:05 GMT)

$32 million pet-food settlement proposed
The owners of thousands of cats and dogs killed or sickened by tainted pet food could share in a proposed $32 million settlement that would cover out-of-pocket costs - and provide a bit extra for undocumented expenses. (Fri, 23 May 2008 12:34:36 GMT)

Tainted pet food suit settled for $24 million
Menu Foods, other pet food makers and retailers involved in last year's massive pet food recall will set up a $24 million cash fund to compensate pet owners, according to a proposed settlement filed Thursday in federal court. (Fri, 23 May 2008 12:48:42 GMT)

Makers of contaminated pet food reach deal with pet owners
MOUNT LAUREL — About 30 companies sued over making and selling contaminated pet food that may have led to the deaths of thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. The settlement is detailed in papers filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Camden. "The settlement attempts to reimburse pet owners for all of their economic ... (Fri, 23 May 2008 13:18:44 GMT)

Tainted pet food settlement has $24M fund
TRENTON, N.J., May 23 (UPI) -- Pet food makers and retailers sued in 2007's pet food recall will create a $24 million fund to compensate U.S. and Canadian pet owners, court documents said. (Fri, 23 May 2008 14:09:04 GMT)

Legal settlement reached in tainted pet food case
Several companies have agreed to pay a combined $24 million to pet owners to resolve lawsuits over contaminated pet food linked to the illness and death of animals, according to court papers. (Fri, 23 May 2008 14:19:44 GMT)

Legal settlement reached in tainted pet food case
Several companies have agreed to pay a combined $24 million to pet owners to resolve lawsuits over contaminated pet food linked to the illness and death of animals, according to court papers. (Fri, 23 May 2008 14:23:42 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food Recall Settlement Reached
Companies sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. The settlement is detailed in papers filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Camden, New Jersey. It still needs a judge's approval. "The settlement attempts to reimburse pet owners for all of their economic ... (Fri, 23 May 2008 22:13:55 GMT)

Pet Owners, Makers of Tainted Food Reach Deal
Companies that were sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. The settlement, which still needs a judge's approval, would affect people who incurred expenses directly related to the illness or death of a pet linked to the food, which was at the center of the biggest-ever ... (Sat, 24 May 2008 00:52:35 GMT)

Stolen Parrot Covertly Returned to Pet Store
You can call him Lucky. A 6-month-old rare blue Quaker parrot stolen from ta south suburban pet store last Friday has been returned. (Sat, 24 May 2008 01:01:06 GMT)

Settlement draws near for bereaved pet owners
A poison pet food disaster involving a plant in Emporia, Kan., has moved toward resolution with a group of companies agreeing to provide $24 million for bereaved pet owners. (Sat, 24 May 2008 03:25:50 GMT)

Settlement reached in contaminated-pet-foods suits
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- Companies sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. The settlement is detailed in papers filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Camden. It still needs a judge's approval. "The settlement attempts to reimburse pet owners for all of their economic damages," said ... (Sat, 24 May 2008 05:48:36 GMT)

Makers of tainted pet food agree to pay $24M to animal owners
Mount Laurel, N.J. Companies that were sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. (Sat, 24 May 2008 09:16:48 GMT)

Pet owners settle with makers of tainted food
Companies that were sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. (Sat, 24 May 2008 09:25:12 GMT)

Pet-food maker steps up quality control
Royal Canin Canada will enhance quality control programs at its pet food plants following a year in which massive product recalls and class-action lawsuits rocked the industry. (Sat, 24 May 2008 12:09:05 GMT)

Pet Owners Will Have to Wait For Settlement Checks
It could take quite a while before pet owners receive any money from a $24 million settlement with companies over tainted pet foods. (Sat, 24 May 2008 12:21:53 GMT)

Pet food settlement
Menu Foods Ltd., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and five other companies sued by consumers last year for selling melamine-tainted pet food have asked a U.S. judge to approve a $24 million settlement. (Sat, 24 May 2008 13:07:16 GMT)

Pet Owners Compensated After Massive Pet Food Recall
RALEIGH, N.C.-- Some pet owners could be compensated for contaminated pet food that was sold to them last year. (Sat, 24 May 2008 13:47:34 GMT)

Canadian firm to settle US claims over deadly pet food
Canadian pet food manufacturer Menu Foods, blamed for the deaths of dozens of cats and dogs in North America, has set up a 24-million-dollar settlement fund to deal with a slew of US legal suits. (Sat, 24 May 2008 18:14:41 GMT)

Petropolis Pet Carnival
Puppies, turtles, and even a Ram, they will all be at Petrolpolis's Pet Carnival next weekend . Doctor Paul Shifano of Petropolis joined us on FOX 2 News Saturday Morning with his two pals Charlie and Carly to tell us all about it. Petropolis Pet Carnival May 31 9a - 2p Tortoise race, animal adoptions, and Adam Goldberg of the Rams (Sat, 24 May 2008 20:07:32 GMT)

St. Charles County pet adoptions for May 23
All pets are available for adoption at the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 636-949-7387. (Sun, 25 May 2008 06:38:10 GMT)

PET POISONERS TO PAY $24M
About 30 companies sued for making and selling contaminated pet food that may have led to the deaths of thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. The settlement is detailed in papers... (Sun, 25 May 2008 08:55:57 GMT)

Hundreds Of Rare Fish Killed When Tanks Explode In Pet Store Fire
Fish are kept in kiddie pools after a fire destroys a Central Florida pet store that has been in business 28 years. IMAGES: Tanks Explode At Pet Store (Sun, 25 May 2008 13:44:34 GMT)

Fla. pet shop fire takes toll on fish
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 25 (UPI) -- A Florida pet shop owner says he hopes he can rebound after a weekend fire killed scores of exotic fish. (Sun, 25 May 2008 17:59:46 GMT)

Fla. pet shop fire takes toll on fish
A Florida pet shop owner says he hopes he can rebound after a weekend fire killed scores of exotic fish.The damage toll from the Saturday blaze at the Daytona Aquarium is set at about $100,000, including $10,000 worth of rare African sicklets and other hard-to-come-by fish that perished when the heat caused their tanks to explode.I'm praying that in six months I'll look back and say this is a ... (Sun, 25 May 2008 18:04:48 GMT)

Makers of contaminated pet food reach deal with pet owners
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) - About 30 companies sued over making and selling contaminated pet food that may have led to the deaths of thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. (Mon, 26 May 2008 01:21:37 GMT)

Pet food settlement reached
For months last spring, the FDA and the pet food companies reported just 16 deaths. This new report says that about 4,200 pets died, according to the Justice Department. (Mon, 26 May 2008 04:12:41 GMT)

Pet smart
Dogs, cats, hedgehogs, pot-bellied pigs and even boa constrictors have at least one thing in common. They are eligible for health insurance through their owners' employers. (Mon, 26 May 2008 04:32:56 GMT)

Pet septic tanks, rain barrels -- Bluffton wants you to try these environmental helpers
For many environmentalists, rain barrels and pet septic systems are part of everyday living. They use them to limit runoff and prevent the pollutants it carries from getting into nearby rivers and streams. (Mon, 26 May 2008 04:49:58 GMT)

Meow, bow-wow: Japanese website reunites pet families
Cat caterwauling for cousins? Dog desperate for dad? A new Facebook-style website in Japan can help your pet find their real family, as well as friends. (Mon, 26 May 2008 06:39:24 GMT)

St. Charles County pet adoptions for May 23
All pets are available for adoption at the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 636-949-7387. (Mon, 26 May 2008 06:50:32 GMT)

Firms want settlement on pet food to be OK'd
Menu Foods Ltd., Wal-Mart Stores and five other companies sued by consumers last year for selling melamine-tainted pet food have asked a U.S. judge to approve a $24 million settlement. (Mon, 26 May 2008 09:55:42 GMT)

Hundreds of rare fish killed in pet store fire
More than $10,000 worth of rare fish were killed when their tanks exploded during a fire at a pet store that has been in business for 28 years. (Mon, 26 May 2008 14:27:22 GMT)

Companies To Pay Pet Owners $24M
About 30 companies sued over making and selling contaminated pet food have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the U.S. and Canada. (Mon, 26 May 2008 16:08:44 GMT)

Free pet expo planned for June 1 in Torrington
TORRINGTON — The city Parks and Recreation Department and the nonprofit Barks and Rec group are jointly organizing “Pet Expo,” a free service designed for owners of pets to learn about caring for their animals and to buy associated products and services, on June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4... (Tue, 27 May 2008 01:07:02 GMT)

Exotic pet store robbed again
For the fourth time in 3 years a thief or thieves targeted the Herpeton Exotic Pet store in the Crossroads Shopping Center in North Austin. The most recent time was the worst. (Tue, 27 May 2008 03:37:35 GMT)

Little Joe, family's 50-year pet, safely back home
SANTA FE SPRINGS - Little Joe, the beloved pet desert tortoise of Ray and Alzo Stenson, was returned recently after he went missing for about two weeks. (Tue, 27 May 2008 04:02:21 GMT)

Get your pets ready for the 2009 Pet Calendar for the Humane Society
The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is seeking the county's finest felines, handsomest hounds, fanciest ferrets and most beautiful bunnies for its 2009 Pet Calendar. (Tue, 27 May 2008 04:05:40 GMT)

Domino, Ben and Oakley...our Pet Idol winners revealed
THE pet podium has finally been filled today as with a furry fanfare the YEP announces the three winners of our fantastic Pet Idol 2008 competition. (27/05/2008 09:13:34) (Tue, 27 May 2008 08:22:04 GMT)

Pet therapy wins more popularity whereas Russia uses only leeches
British doctors recommend stressed-out patients to have a pet. Prescribing dogs or cats has become quite popular in therapy nowadays. A pilot project “Pets instead of Pills” was launched in London. (Tue, 27 May 2008 10:11:43 GMT)

Pet therapy wins more popularity whereas Russia uses only leeches
British doctors recommend stressed-out patients to have a pet. Prescribing dogs or cats has become quite popular in therapy nowadays. A pilot project “Pets instead of Pills” was launched in London. (Tue, 27 May 2008 10:16:07 GMT)

Mobile Pet Portrait Studio Revolutionizes Pet Photography in USA
If you're tired of barking up the wrong tree trying to find a professional pet photographer, the innovative new company Petclix may soon have you purring with satisfaction. (Tue, 27 May 2008 12:15:00 GMT)

Settlement reached in pet food case
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- Companies sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada. (Tue, 27 May 2008 12:19:42 GMT)

Pet shop worker cheats death after bite from deadly adder
A father-of-two was nearly killed by a deadly adder bite - and now plans to keep the snake as a pet. (Tue, 27 May 2008 13:02:17 GMT)

Pet shop worker's week-long fight for life after bite from deadly snake
A father-of-two was nearly killed by a deadly adder bite - and now plans to keep the snake as a pet. (Tue, 27 May 2008 13:14:34 GMT)

Pet shop worker's week-long fight for life after bite from deadly snake
A father-of-two was nearly killed by a deadly adder bite - and now plans to keep the snake as a pet. Reptile keeper Lee Thompson was told his kidneys were collapsing after the attack from the poisonous Australian Common Death Adder. (Tue, 27 May 2008 14:21:32 GMT)

Pet owners, vets raise questions about vaccinations
Some pet owners in Manitoba say the risks posed by common pet vaccinations might be greater than the threat of the diseases they're supposed to prevent - and some veterinarians agree. (Tue, 27 May 2008 17:41:56 GMT)

AVMA Launches Podcast for Pet Owners
The American Veterinary Medical Association announced today the launch of its first podcast, the Association's latest effort to inform the public about issues related to pet health, public health and veterinary medicine. (Tue, 27 May 2008 20:17:00 GMT)

Pet Travel Safety Expert, Christina Selter, Available for Interview
NEW YORK----Bark Buckle Up and Volvo's Pet Safety Day campaign: WHO: Christina Selter, pet travel safety expert and founder of Bark Buckle Up, will be in New York from Wednesday through Saturday. (Tue, 27 May 2008 20:36:00 GMT)

Billboard.com -- 'Banned' Be Your Own Pet Tracks To See Release
A trio of tracks banned from the domestic edition of Be Your Own Pet's sophomore album will make their way to U.S. shores next month. (Tue, 27 May 2008 20:40:47 GMT)

Pet Travel Safety Expert, Christina Selter, Available for Interview
Bark Buckle Up and Volvo´s Pet Safety Day campaign: -0- *T WHO: Christina Selter, pet travel (Tue, 27 May 2008 20:54:17 GMT)

Pet Travel Safety Expert, Christina Selter, Available for Interview
Bark Buckle Up and Volvo's Pet Safety Day campaign: (Tue, 27 May 2008 20:57:42 GMT)

Pet Bird Found After Two Weeks
A family pet is safe at home after flying the coop two weeks ago. (Tue, 27 May 2008 21:19:25 GMT)

Possible settlement in pet food recall
A multi-million-dollar settlement over last year's massive pet food recall has been proposed. (Tue, 27 May 2008 22:32:16 GMT)

More Than 100 Animals Stolen in Pet Store's Fifth Robbery
Herpeton Exotic Pets in North Austin was robbed again this week for the fifth time. More than $20,000 in Pet equipment and animals was stolen, and one manager said the store is considering moving in response to the robberies. (Tue, 27 May 2008 22:59:23 GMT)

NEW: Plainfield man guilty of pet shop theft
A 19-year-old Plainfield man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing a $1,500 Pomeranian pup from a Naperville pet shop in March. (Tue, 27 May 2008 23:51:21 GMT)

North Austin pet store burglarized for 4th time
The owners of a North Austin exotic pet store are hoping that a move to a new location will mean that burglars will finally leave them alone. (Wed, 28 May 2008 03:33:28 GMT)

Updated 5/27: Pet parade honors six women for local greatness
The late Minnie Carr and five other women will be honored as grand marshals of the 62nd annual La Grange Pet Parade. (Wed, 28 May 2008 04:28:35 GMT)

Snakes rattling pet owners
Wesley White and Roland Marchand see a lot of grief when pet owners take their beloved animals to them to have them buried in the Sunrise Pet Cemetery. (Wed, 28 May 2008 06:10:18 GMT)

Boy's treasured pet could be taken from him
A LITTLE boy's treasured pet cockerel could be taken away from him because neighbours have complained about his crowing. Smoke the cockerel is a tame bird looked after by Rory Denney, 10, and his mother Julie Douglass, who live in Cam. (Wed, 28 May 2008 11:05:29 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Illinois' Greater Schaumburg Region
FETCH! Pet Care, the nation's largest pet care brand offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Illinois' Greater Schaumburg region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 165th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now services more than 13,000 active clients throughout ... (Wed, 28 May 2008 12:30:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Chicago, Illinois' Northern Suburbs
FETCH! Pet Care, the nation's largest pet care brand offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Illinois' North Shore region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 166th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now services more than 13,000 active clients throughout 1,600 ... (Wed, 28 May 2008 12:30:00 GMT)

Pet Walk
Taking the pets for a fund-raising walk. Fifty-four walkers turned out for Washburn County Area’s Humane Society’s (WCAHS) Pet Walk Saturday morning at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. (Wed, 28 May 2008 13:09:00 GMT)

One-stop pet supply, veterinary clinic to open in Byron
BYRON -- A new one-stop pet supply, veterinary clinic and pet resort opening soon near Byron is hoping to capture some of the growing pet care market. (Wed, 28 May 2008 13:10:13 GMT)

Call goes out for Grasshopper Fest pet show
Calling all pets - the 2008 Grasshopper Festival will feature a pet contest for pet owners to showcase their four-legged friends. Awards will be presented to the following categories: Best Grasshopper Costume, Most Unusual Pet, Best Trick, Large Pet and Smallest Pet. (Wed, 28 May 2008 15:10:55 GMT)

OVC Pet Trust, Cancer Centre to Benefit from 'Woofstock'
The University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has teamed up with friends and supporters of Woofstock to fight canine cancer. Woofstock, North America's largest outdoor festival for dogs, has named the OVC Pet Trust Fund as the charity of choice for this year’s event, which takes place June 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. ... (Wed, 28 May 2008 15:13:50 GMT)

Exclusive: Minneapolis Police Chief Dolan Accused of Using K-9 Kennel For Personal Pet
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan is under fire for allegedly keeping his personal pet sheltered, fed, and watered at the Minneapolis K-9 facility -- what some call a misuse of public money. (Wed, 28 May 2008 20:22:18 GMT)

A Pet Adoption Alternative
You no longer have to make a trip to the humane society to search for a pet. In fact, with a few clicks of the mouse, you can find anything from cats and dogs, to snakes and even skunks! Picking out one of these cute, fuzzy animals could take hours. (Wed, 28 May 2008 20:49:07 GMT)

Some People Just Love Working On Pet Projects
Many pet lovers dream of working with animals one day. Some give up secure corporate jobs to chase that dream. (Wed, 28 May 2008 20:52:51 GMT)

'Pet Night' on Commercial Street will be June 6
The first Friday in June has been designated as "Pet Night" on Commercial Street. There will be exhibits, artwork and merchandise for sale centered on pets. The free event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. June 6. A few plans in the works include: •A photography display by Hudson Bryce Marketing •Big Momma's will be serving human- and pet-friendly treats •Antique Cowboy will be hosting its grand opening ... (Wed, 28 May 2008 21:51:50 GMT)

Pet DRx To Begin Trading on Nasdaq Capital Market
Pet DRx Corporation (OTCBB:PDXC)(OTCBB:PDXCW)(OTCBB:PDXCU) today announced that its common stock, warrants and units will commence trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols "VETS," "VETSW," and "VETSU" respectively, when the market opens on May 29, 2008. (Wed, 28 May 2008 22:11:52 GMT)

Pet Sterilization, Round Two?
A few days ago, a new billboard went up alongside Interstate 5 here in Sacramento, at a location on the freeway where you can see the dome of the state Capitol in the background. That’s not by accident. The above logo plastered on the billboard is new… but the issue is not. In fact, [...] SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Pet Sterilization, Round Two?", url: ... (Wed, 28 May 2008 22:12:08 GMT)

Start Up Loan Helps Pass Christian Woman Open Pet Grooming Business
PASS CHRISTIAN (WLOX) -- Lacey Collard cut the ribbon on her new pet grooming business, then quickly traded those sheers for some she's more familiar with. (Wed, 28 May 2008 23:18:48 GMT)

Coyotes on the Prowl: How Pet Owners can Protect Loved Ones
Pet owners in South Lee County are on alert as coyotes continue to roam their neighborhood. Now, they have new tools to empower themselves from the wild animals. (Wed, 28 May 2008 23:26:18 GMT)

Meet the pet rescuers
A love for animals motivates the pet rescuers. (From left) Chang, Toh, Brown and Cheah. They call themselves 'independent pet rescuers', often spending their free time and own money to rescue animals in distress. MEERA MURUGESAN finds out why they find this rewarding. (Thu, 29 May 2008 00:13:43 GMT)

Deal or Dud - HydroSurge Rapid Bath Pet Bathing System
Former FOX 2 anchor Dick Ford is enjoying retirement after spending 50 years in broadcasting. His time is pretty much his own now, though he happily splits it with his wife Gail and 5-year old Jack Russell named Teddy. Teddy spends a lot of time outside, and occasionally gets dirty, so we thought the HydroSurge Rapid Bath Pet Bathing System would be perfect for him. It's an all-in-one specially ... (Thu, 29 May 2008 03:07:32 GMT)

Thousand Oaks Acorn - Nuts for Mutts Dog Show includes pet adoptions
Stadium at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Highlights include a mixed breed dog show with panel of celebrity judges, pet fair, pet adoptions, vendors selling pet-related items, food, live music, silent auction, kid's corner and more. (Thu, 29 May 2008 04:40:56 GMT)

SPCA thanks sponsors of walkathon, pet fair
The SPCA of Westchester thanks those who supported this year's Wags and Whiskers Walkathon and Pet Fair. (Thu, 29 May 2008 06:38:35 GMT)

Yucaipa pet-sitting firm offers vacation peace-of-mind
What it offers: In-home pet care while owners are away on vacation. Pets receive food, exercise and loving attention in their owner's absence, said business owner Gail Neeley. (Thu, 29 May 2008 07:09:50 GMT)

American Veterinary Medical Association Launches Podcast For Pet Owners
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced the launch of its first podcast, the Association's latest effort to inform the public about issues related to pet health, public health and veterinary medicine. (Thu, 29 May 2008 11:09:41 GMT)

Keeping your pet through hard times
CHICAGO — The trend of pets being shooed out the front door or abandoned in forest preserves has put animal welfare officials on notice that cash-strapped pet owners are in critical need of help. (Thu, 29 May 2008 12:30:04 GMT)

Pet Walk
Taking the pets for a fund-raising walk. Fifty-four walkers turned out for Washburn County Area’s Humane Society’s (WCAHS) Pet Walk Saturday morning at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. (Thu, 29 May 2008 13:38:53 GMT)

Packager toasts Euro PET wine potential
The company claims that it decided to extend the applications of its namesake barrier coating for 750ml PET bottles on the Canadian market due to the growing popularity of the product among wine makers in the country. (Thu, 29 May 2008 13:51:33 GMT)

Dutton Associates Announces Investment Opinion: Pet DRx Speculative Buy Rating Maintained In Update Coverage By Dutton ...
ROSEVILLE, Calif.----Dutton Associates continues its coverage of Pet DRx maintaining a Speculative Buy rating and a $7.50 price target. The 12-page report by Dutton senior analyst Sally H. (Thu, 29 May 2008 17:30:00 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 (Nasdaq:VETS) maintaining a Speculative Buy rating and a $7.50 price target. The 12-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, 29 May 2008 17:56:49 GMT)

Humane society to hold pet adoption in Florence
The Florence Area Humane Society will have a pet adoption from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply on South Irby Street in Florence. (Thu, 29 May 2008 18:34:46 GMT)

VIDEO: It’s ‘parading’ cats and dogs, Humane Society gears up for pet walk
Pets of all ages will mingle Sunday as the Hinsdale Humane Society hosts its 19th annual Pet Walk at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. (Thu, 29 May 2008 20:49:42 GMT)

Pet-A-Thon is Friday
RBC Bank is teaming up with the Montgomery Humane Shelter to host a Pet-A-Thon from 10 a.m.-1p.m. Friday at the Atlanta Highway branch of RBC, at 5375 Atlanta Hwy. (Thu, 29 May 2008 22:15:59 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet Get Hot, Heavy in NYC
As the Fillmore East quickly filled to capacity last night (May 28), adoring fans, fashionistas, and hipsters alike joined forces in one huge sweaty pit of ambiguity for a kick-ass bill highlighted by Nashville's Be Your Own Pet. But, unlike the molten sea of fans beneath them, each performing act stood out on their own; Switches kept the crowd interested with their thick British brogue when ... (Thu, 29 May 2008 22:58:38 GMT)

Pet First Aid Class Offered June 7
The Greater Chattanooga American Red Cross is offering a Pet First Aid class on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Participants will learn to recognize and respond to life-threatening conditions, know how to recognize when a pet is under stress and understand what is normal. (Thu, 29 May 2008 23:29:01 GMT)

Teenager robs north Scottsdale pet store, flees the scene
Police are looking for a man after a man robbed a pet store in north Scottsdale on Thursday. A teenaged boy entered the Barkery Etc. near Thompson Peak Parkway and Pima Road and lifted his shirt exposing a handgun in his waistband. (Fri, 30 May 2008 00:28:10 GMT)

Pet peeves
It's finally spring. And two of my pet peeves are here again. Its time for soccer games and all the garbage left behind. All the plastic bottles and cans, all the Tim Hortons coffee cups and the like. (Fri, 30 May 2008 01:11:09 GMT)

Pet Adopt-A-Thon
An Adopt-a-thon fundraiser for Action Volunteers for Animals will be held tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption at the event, which will take place at Pet Valu at Appleby Mall, 5111 New St. (Fri, 30 May 2008 04:10:22 GMT)

Man held in theft from a pet store
CRANFORD: A Newark man was being held at the Union County jail in Elizabeth yesterday on charges he robbed $400 from a local pet store, police said. Donald Rouse, 39, of South Orange Avenue, was arrested moments after the incident that occurred about 2:20 p.m. (Fri, 30 May 2008 04:54:08 GMT)

Fire at pet shop added to car-lot arson charges
A man accused of torching several car dealerships has also been charged with an arson at a Moorestown pet store. (Fri, 30 May 2008 07:16:56 GMT)

Best Buddy Pet Products Receives Patent D560,317 for the Waterproof Leg Covering for Dogs
Attention please, veterinarians, dog lovers and those interested in new patents. Best Buddy Pet Products is announcing that patent D560,317 has been received for their invention of the waterproof leg covering for dogs that aids in the healing of leg wounds. This product keeps dogs mobile and comfortable while healing instead of having to be restricted in an Elizabethan collar when such ... (Fri, 30 May 2008 07:39:13 GMT)

Help your active pet stay hydrated
When it comes to the health of your pet, one thing that is easily and often overlooked is getting them the ample amount of water intake. Just like humans, a pet needs ample water even more than it needs food to remain at optimum health, so it is vitally important to ensure proper hydration. (Fri, 30 May 2008 08:10:21 GMT)

CALL FOR ACTION: Pet Policy Problem
A local company revises its pet policy after Fox 8 News Call For Action Reporter Lorrie Taylor starts asking questions. (Fri, 30 May 2008 11:46:42 GMT)

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