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Pet Shelters Feel Effects of Poor Economy Too
The tough economy is having an impact on the pet population. Animal shelters say they're having a hard time dealing with an overflow of animals. To make matters worse, fewer people are adopting. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 00:14:14 GMT)

Oz vender reports theft of pet accessories
An Oz-Stravaganza vendor selling pet accessories at Dr. West Park, in Chittenango, filed a larceny report with village police Saturday morning, claiming $200 in missing merchandise had been stolen overnight. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 01:20:00 GMT)

Pet Briefs
Does your dog have dry, itchy skin? Do you see bare spots in the coat from all the scratching and biting? Do you notice watery eyes, runny nose, excessive shedding, and/or chewing on paws? Are you looking for a natural, holistic approach to pet care? (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 04:11:13 GMT)

Pet Idol 2008 competition begins today
Brandy the beagle did it in 2006. Pretty Flower the pug pulled it off last year. Who will join them this year as the Pet Idol champ is up to you. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 05:07:56 GMT)

U.S. judge approves $24 million pet-food settlement
A federal judge in Camden yesterday approved a $24 million settlement for thousands of owners whose animals were sickened by tainted pet food. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 05:08:21 GMT)

Hurricane-proof your pet; storm-proof pets
Get your pooch prepared for hurricane season with a pet plan. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 05:46:15 GMT)

Pet Idol 2008 competition begins today
Brandy the beagle did it in 2006. Pretty Flower the pug pulled it off last year. Who will join them this year as the Pet Idol champ is up to you. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 05:52:55 GMT)

Picture your pet as a star!
Do you have a favorite photo of your pet? You can make your pet a star in the Michigan Humane Society's 2009 Pet Calendar and help the animals at the shelter at the same time. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 07:04:25 GMT)

Picture your pet as a star!
Do you have a favorite photo of your pet? You can make your pet a star in the Michigan Humane Society's 2009 Pet Calendar and help the animals at the shelter at the same time. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 07:05:54 GMT)

PET CALENDAR
Tell pet-lover Mary Lendzion about your pet events. Call 313-222-2144; e-mail mlendzion@freepress.com; fax 313-222-5985, or write Mary Lendzion, Detroit Free Press, 615 W. Lafayette, Detroit 48226. Visit www.freep.com/calendar to see even more pet events. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 07:06:37 GMT)

Pet food payout set for fast-track
It won't bring Fluffy back, but a pending $24 million class-action settlement might help repair the dented bank balances. Beginning in March 2007, thousands of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure as a result of wet pet food with contaminated wheat gluten from China. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 09:59:31 GMT)

Pet owners get knowledge from group
Volunteers sought out pet owners in their own backyards Saturday afternoon in an effort to spread awareness about pet care. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition) (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:30:11 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest
We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? "She's (or he's) so cute!" Do you think you have the cutest pet? We're looking for it, and you can enter your pet in our Cutest Pet Contest by simply registering online or by mail with your pet's picture. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 16:18:22 GMT)

Pet Dog Shooting Investigation Reopened
The Orange County Sheriff's Office reopens an investigation into the videotaped shooting of a man's pet dogs. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 02:14:38 GMT)

Pet medical care costs rising
Healthcare expenses for pets are rising alongside the cost of medical care for humans, as more technological advances are made, veterinarians say.Many U.S. pet owners are baby boomers who are no longer raising children and are willing to use a share of their disposable income to increase the quality of life for their animal companions, The New York Times reported Sunday.As we become a more ... (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:01:25 GMT)

Pet medical care costs rising
WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Healthcare expenses for pets are rising alongside the cost of medical care for humans, as more technological advances are made, veterinarians say. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:09:14 GMT)

Letter: Keep your pet on a leash
I am writing to support "Death of pet shows why leashes needed," a letter written by Peggy Robinson published on April 28. I walk my dog (on a leash) every day. I have had several incidents occur where people who walk or have dogs in their yard without leashes have ran over and attacked my dog. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 07:39:40 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest
We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? "She's (or he's) so cute!" Do you think you have the cutest pet? We're looking for it, and you can enter your pet in our Cutest Pet Contest by simply registering online or by mail with your pet's picture. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 10:25:12 GMT)

No questions, just a bunch of pet peeves
Every week I receive inquires and phone calls from people who really don't have a question per se but more of a complaint about poor driving or their pet peeves about other drivers. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 11:28:47 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care and Veterinary Pet Insurance Align to Help Owners Better Care for and Protect Their Pets
FETCH! Pet Care, the nation's largest pet care brand offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has entered into a joint marketing agreement with Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation's oldest, largest and number one veterinarian-recommended provider of pet health insurance, to help pets live longer, more balanced lives and their owners spend less money on ... (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 11:30:00 GMT)

Pet Food Cos. to Pay Owners $24M for Pets' Ills, Deaths
A judge has granted initial approval to a settlement in which companies that manufactured or sold contaminated pet food would compensate pet owners for all costs related to the death or illness of their dogs and cats. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 11:48:14 GMT)

Judge gives initial OK to deal in tainted-pet-food suit
A judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement over contaminated pet food that could compensate pet owners for all the costs associated with the death or illness of their dogs and cats -- right down to carpet damage. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:16:32 GMT)

Family's Pet Dies In House Fire
HOUSTON -- A northwest Houston family was not hurt when their home caught fire late Sunday, but their pet was not as lucky, KPRC Local 2 reported. Houston firefighters said the family's home in the 4900 block of East Pagewick Drive near Goodrum Road at about 11:45 p.m. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 14:50:20 GMT)

Thieves steal bulldogs from 185th Street pet store
CLEVELAND -- Employees arrived for work Monday morning at the Adriatic Pet Store to find that someone had broken into the store Sunday and two sick bulldogs were missing. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 15:08:24 GMT)

Pet Store Offers $1,000 Reward For Puppy's Return
A local pet store is offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of one of its puppies.   Authorities say someone smashed the glass on one of the kennels at the Petland store in Monroeville and took off with an English bulldog puppy. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 16:30:11 GMT)

Demand spikes at pet food banks, discount vets
The rising costs of fuel, food and housing have generated a surge in requests for pet food from traditional food pantries. Others are trying to save money by forgoing veterinary care. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 21:14:18 GMT)

Elmore County shelter's Pet of the Week
The Pet of the Week at the Elmore County Humane Society is Bullwinkle. He is about 2 years old, neutered, heartworm negative and about 65 pounds. Bullwinkle came to the shelter as a stray and is described as looking like a bearded collie-bulldog mix. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 21:45:34 GMT)

Souring economy puts the bite on pet owners
Diana Bardsley wiped tears from her eyes as she recalled taking food off her plate to feed her beloved spaniel Hunter and two Siamese cats. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 22:58:18 GMT)

Elderly woman mourns loss of allegedly killed pet
The small pet dog of an elderly Terre Haute woman was allegedly killed Saturday by a neighbor’s dog that had gotten out of its yard. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 04:02:08 GMT)

Downturn putting bite on pet owners
Her greatest fear: that she could be forced to surrender the animals as she struggled to stretch her food stamps and Social Security income to meet the escalating cost of living. Some hope was restored after she visited a local food pantry, which has started offering free pet food to help owners keep their animals out of shelters. “I know a lot of people will probably say, ‘Well, if you don't ... (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 04:15:44 GMT)

Which Pet is the Right Pet for You?
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- 450 animals are at the Jacksonville Humane Society waiting to get adopted right now.  But coming in, it can be hard to know which pet is the right one for you.  Now, with a new "Meet Your Match" system, you'll know. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 04:27:36 GMT)

Demand spikes at pet food pantries as downturn hurts pets
The rising costs of fuel, food and housing -- and the rising tide of foreclosures -- have generated a surge in requests for pet food from traditional food pantries and prompted some pet owners to give up their animals. (Credit: "By RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press Writer") (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 12:06:46 GMT)

How To Host the Best Pet Wedding
Puppy love is not just for teenagers: Here's how to throw your pet the wedding he or she deserves. Now pass the Sauvingnon Bark! (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 13:10:53 GMT)

Hilton Goes Pet Friendly! Hilton Hotels & Resorts Offer up Pet Hospitality Featuring William Wegman Amenities by Crypton
More than half of U.S. pet owners say their pets are part of the family(1), and Hilton's new Pet Friendly program makes it easier for pet lovers and their furry friends to spend time away from home. Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced today plans to welcome dogs and cats into hotels in the Americas by this summer. The brand later plans to roll out its Pet Friendly program to various hotels in ... (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 14:27:14 GMT)

Constar introduces Vertical Compensation Technology(TM) (VCT(TM)) - Panel-less hot-fill PET technology for beverages ...
Constar International Inc. (NASDAQ:CNST) today introduced Vertical Compensation Technology(TM) (VCT(TM)), an innovative, panel-less hot-fill technology for PET containers. Constar developed VCT technology to provide its PET bottles and jars with the look and premium feel of glass and robust in-hand feel, targeting glass-to-plastic and plastic-to-plastic conversions for hot-fill beverage and food ... (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 14:28:54 GMT)

Pet Pals Of South Florida, Vol. 41
Enter to win a year’s supply of Café Bustelo coffee by uploading a photo of your favorite pet pal to our slideshows today. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 14:51:53 GMT)

Driskill Hotel named most pet-friendly hotel in America
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- The historic Driskill Hotel on Sixth Street was recently named the most pet-friendly hotel in America by Animal Fare Magazine. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 16:55:47 GMT)

Tories would abolish Big Lottery Fund and give money only to charities, not pet projects
The controversial Big Lottery Fund will be axed under a Conservative Government - and every penny given to charities. David Cameron has attacked Labour for diverting cash to help fund its pet projects. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 17:43:16 GMT)

More Needy Pet Owners Turn to Food Banks
As hard times mount, more pet owners are turning to food banks and discounted veterinary clinics to provide for their animals, reports The Associated Press. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 18:12:05 GMT)

Euthanasia tourists snap up pet shop drug in Mexico
Source: Reuters By Robin Emmott NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico, June 3 (Reuters) - Elderly foreign tourists are tapping Mexican pet shops for a drug used by veterinarians to put cats and dogs to sleep that has become the ... (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 19:54:09 GMT)

Euthanasia tourists snap up pet shop drug in Mexico
Elderly foreign tourists are tapping Mexican pet shops for a drug used by veterinarians to put cats and dogs to sleep that has become the sedative of choice for euthanasia campaigners. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 19:56:22 GMT)

Euthanasia tourists snap up pet shop drug in Mexico
Elderly foreign tourists are tapping Mexican pet shops for a drug used by veterinarians to put cats and dogs to sleep that has become the sedative of choice for euthanasia campaigners. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 23:46:06 GMT)

AniMeals Pet Program Needs Your Help
It's no secret that pets offer people companionship and affection. It's even more true for seniors, who often find themselves socially isolated. Since 2006, Meals on Wheels clients who own a dog or cat were also provided with pet food for their furry friends thanks to the AniMeals program. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 02:38:00 GMT)

Pet Adoption Day at Community Center
REDLANDS - The Redlands Police Department Animal Control and Community Service Divisions are holding a Community Pet Adoption Day from 9 a. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 03:12:40 GMT)

Family Fights Arlington County Over Pet Goats
Some Arlington homeowners are fighting to keep their beloved pet goats, despite the county's attempts to send the animals back to the farm. They've taken their fight online, hoping to rally support for their furry friends. Fox 5's Roby Chavez has details. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 03:24:22 GMT)

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: La Grange's annual Pet Parade
The annual Pet Parade was held Saturday in La Grange. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 03:43:03 GMT)

Pet-care crisis yet to hit Lincoln
Economic recession hits Fritz and Fido, too. The rising costs of fuel, food and housing have made it increasingly difficult for some pet owners to feed and take care of their animals. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 05:43:02 GMT)

Premium Pet Pampering Puts Paw Pals On Fast-track To Success
Premier pet-sitter Paw Pals has grown from a single office in Swindon to a nationwide network of nine branches in just nine months, by franchising ... (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 09:15:51 GMT)

Pet Ecology CEO Provides Retail Channel Update
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc., CEO Ralph Steckel said, "There is considerable current and immediate demand for Pet Ecology's products from the major retail channels. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Pet owners fear tough economic choices
FRANKLIN, Massachusetts (AP) -- Diana Bardsley wiped tears from her eyes as she recalled taking food off her plate to feed her beloved spaniel Hunter and two Siamese cats. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 13:16:00 GMT)

Adopt a pet
Baby Animal Welfare Association Baby came to the Animal Welfare Association under sad circumstances. Her previous owner moved to an assisted living facility where she could not take her beloved pet. Although Baby is sad and misses her mom, she is eager to start a new life, find a loving person or family, and have a happy home again. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:35:02 GMT)

Community rescue groups join forces for June 29 Pet Adoption Fest
The “Find a New Best Friend” Pet Adoption Fest will be held from 12 to 3 pm at Best Friends Pet Care, 2920 W. Airport Service Drive in Lansing. Among the organizations participating in the event will be the Capital Area Humane Society and Ingham County Animal Control. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 15:30:17 GMT)

Pet celebration brings attention to need
 “The greatest need we have is to have a building to call our own,” Kurtis Cosner, president of the Mineral County Humane Society, said at the second Pet Celebration Day at Tractor Supply on Saturday (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 15:49:46 GMT)

‘Pet parents’ learn lifesaving skills with new course (Thursday, June 05, 2008)
 Last week, local pet owners learned entirely new ways of improving the lives of their cats and dogs. In addition to injury treatment and safety lessons, an original Pet First Aid course taught pet ow (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 15:55:14 GMT)

Man Charged With Stealing Guppies From Pet Store
Police say a pet store employee busted a fish-napper wet-handed! It happened Tuesday at Purrfect Pets on Pine Street in Spartanburg, in the Pinewood Shopping Center. An employee tells police a man went to the fish section of the store and scooped out 15 guppies, putting them in a plastic cup. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 16:21:45 GMT)

Take Home A Pet From The Aiken County Animal Services
In this Adopt-A-Pet segment, Anne Sawyer and Jessica Poole of Aiken County Animal Services show us some adorable pets who need a home. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 17:09:25 GMT)

Pet Expo offers services, products for four-footed friends
TORRINGTON — The city Parks and Recreation Department and the nonprofit Barks and Rec group held a “Pet Expo” Sunday at The Armory. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 02:16:35 GMT)

Dog Killed in Hit & Run, Pet Owners Want Stiffer Penalties
EWA BEACH (KHNL) -- An Ewa Beach family is mourning the death of a pet dog involved in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday. A boy, whose cat was injured in a hit-and-run earlier this week, is calling for stiff penalties for drivers who flee the scene. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 03:58:36 GMT)

Pet clinic to help seniors take care of their pets
The Lake County Health Department Animal/Rabies Control program is sponsoring a free and low cost pet vaccination clinic geared to the care of dogs and cats of Lake County seniors. The clinic will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Mundelein Park and Recreation District’s Regent Center, 1200 Regent Drive, between Route 60 and Hawley Street. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 04:05:14 GMT)

Family pet dies from possible gunshot wound
SAVANNAH, Mo. — The Andrew County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation Sunday into the death of a beloved family pet. Ryan Meeks, who lives on the outskirts of Savannah on County Road 366, reported the death of the family’s 4-year-old golden retriever, Shelby. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 05:05:37 GMT)

Pet food boom for Louisiana?
Associated Press - June 5, 2008 1:04 AM ET BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Searching for new manufacturing ventures, state economic development officials say the production of premium pet foods holds... (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 05:06:48 GMT)

Pet Scoop: Summer a good time to open home to a pet
Christmas is typically one of the most popular times to bring a new pet into a household. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 05:09:05 GMT)

Adopt a pet
Baby Animal Welfare Association Baby came to the Animal Welfare Association under sad circumstances. Her previous owner moved to an assisted living facility where she could not take her beloved pet. Although Baby is sad and misses her mom, she is eager to start a new life, find a loving person or family, and have a happy home again. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 07:38:39 GMT)

Pet owners feeling pinch of economy
The rising costs of fuel, food and housing - and the rising tide of foreclosures - have generated a surge in requests for pet food from traditional food pantries and prompted some pet owners to give up their animals. Others are trying to save money by forgoing veterinary care. The Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge, Ill., has seen the average number of pet owners getting monthly rations from ... (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 08:18:18 GMT)

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Builds on New Pet Friendly Program Through Partnership with Pet Shelters Across America
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.----To build on its recently announced Hilton Pet Friendly program Hilton Hotels has partnered with Pet Shelters Across America , the nation's leading animal sheltering organization dedicated to providing homes for animals in need. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:01:00 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 ... (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:37:14 GMT)

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: La Grange's annual Pet Parade
The annual Pet Parade was held Saturday in La Grange. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:37:45 GMT)

Woman Sentenced For Not Registering Pet
A Chesterfield pet owner is facing jail time for failing to put her pit bull on the dangerous dog registry... Read More>> (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:35:04 GMT)

Pet Layouts
Is your pet a huge part of your family? If so, your pet deserves to be in your scrapbooks! (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 12:54:27 GMT)

Louisiana Wants Pet Food Manufacturers
Searching for new manufacturing ventures, state economic development officials say the production of premium pet foods holds promise for Louisiana. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 14:14:28 GMT)

Teacher's pet or jock? School roles influence job choice
Whether you were a geek, athlete, cheerleader, teacher's pet, class clown or honor student in high school, chances are it influenced your career choice. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 17:25:14 GMT)

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Builds on New Pet Friendly Program Through Partnership with Pet Shelters Across America
To build on its recently announced Hilton Pet Friendly program Hilton Hotels has partnered with Pet Shelters Across America (PSAA), the nation's leading animal sheltering organization dedicated to providing homes for animals in need. As the experts in providing warm hospitality to animals of all shapes and sizes, PSAA assisted Hilton in developing Pet Friendly, including providing tips for ... (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 18:31:25 GMT)

Pet owners struggle with rising costs
ELKHART — During tough economic times, many people struggle to stay ahead financially. Higher gas and food prices, medical bills, along with layoffs put a crimp in many family budgets. Sometimes that leaves little or no money to feed the family pet. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 18:52:06 GMT)

Report: La. ideal to produce pet food
Published: Jun 5, 2008 - UPDATED: 2 p.m. Searching for new manufacturing ventures, state economic development officials say the production of premium pet foods holds promise for Louisiana, The Associated Press reported. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 19:13:12 GMT)

Volusia passes mandatory pet sterilization ordinance
Volusia pet owners now have to spay or pay. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 20:09:50 GMT)

Installation starts as hospital receives first PET scan
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences was preparing to take receipt of its first PET scan on Thursday, a $4.5 million, cutting-edge tool for diagnosing cancer and assisting in cancer research initiatives. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 21:08:06 GMT)

Volusia passes mandatory pet sterilization ordinance
Volusia pet owners now have to spay or pay. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 21:52:20 GMT)

Humane Society holding pet photo contest
St. Charles — The St. Charles Humane Society is holding a pet photo contest with the winner to appear on the cover of the group's calendar. Pet owners may submit photos that are 4 x 6 or larger, of the pet only, with a $10 donation for each photo submitted. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 22:12:26 GMT)

Bideawee Pet Appreciation Day to be held June 7
Bideawee, one of the nation's oldest humane animal organizations, is hosting Pet Appreciation Day, Sat., June 7, noon to 3 p.m. at its Wantagh location. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and education with your family and furry friends. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 00:17:04 GMT)

Last chance for Pet of the Week
Today is the last day to submit your beloved pet in our Pet of the Week photo contest. Tomorrow morning, two selected pet photos will go head-to-head to battle it out at mandarinsun.jackson ville.com. The pet that receives the most votes by June 17 will have his or her photo published in the June 21 edition of the Mandarin Sun. E-mail all submissions by midnight to ... (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 03:25:35 GMT)

Pet microchip laws launched in Darwin
Darwin City Council has today launched tough new laws governing pet ownership. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 03:38:00 GMT)

Adopt a Pet and Save a Life
Now that school is out and summer is here, this could be the perfect time to consider making a pet part of your family. A great place to start your search for that perfect pet is the Roicy Duhon Animal Control Center in Lafayette. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 05:21:54 GMT)

Adopt a pet
Baby Animal Welfare Association Baby came to the Animal Welfare Association under sad circumstances. Her previous owner moved to an assisted living facility where she could not take her beloved pet. Although Baby is sad and misses her mom, she is eager to start a new life, find a loving person or family, and have a happy home again. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 06:23:49 GMT)

Volusia County to pet owners: Spay 'em or pay up
Volusia County became the first in Central Florida on Thursday to order pet owners to sterilize their dogs and cats. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 09:40:10 GMT)

Euthanasia tourists snap up pet shop drug in Mexico
Elderly foreign tourists are tapping Mexican pet shops for a drug used by veterinarians to put cats and dogs to sleep that has become the sedative of choice for euthanasia campaigners (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 09:51:51 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet barks up the wrong tree
If Be Your Own Pet has a pet peeve, it's censorship. The punk quartet had three songs dropped at the last minute from its latest album, "Get Awkward." (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 11:12:18 GMT)

Family’s appeal over missing pet
A FAMILY who have had a pet tortoise for nearly half a century have been left heartbroken by its disappearance. Jean Icke, 81, and her husband Les, who died recently, had looked after Charlie at their home in Wolverham for 47 years. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 11:39:14 GMT)

In hot weather, don't forget your pet, officials advise
With temperatures possibly reaching the upper 80s over the next few days, state humane officers are reminding pet owners to keep their cats, dogs and other animals cool. Even in moderately warm weather, temperatures in parked cars can quickly reach 120 degrees, especially when the sun is shining. Opening windows only a few inches will not necessarily provide enough relief to keep pets safe. ... (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:56:32 GMT)

Humane Society hurting for pet food donations
The rising cost of fuel and food is affecting donations at the pet food bank at the Humane Society for Seattle/King County. Pet food low at storage warehouse (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 16:05:17 GMT)

Pet projects still abound in Congress
So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill _ despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. More than 11,000 of those "earmarks," worth nearly $15 billion in all, were slipped into legislation telling the government where to spend ... (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 17:10:00 GMT)

AP IMPACT: Pet projects still abound in Congress
So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill — despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 17:12:46 GMT)

Pet projects still abound in Congress
Fri, Jun 6, 2008 (10:37 a.m.) So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill _ despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 17:45:48 GMT)

Pet resort pampers Fido while you're away
A Fountain Hills business has cashed in on a trend already sweeping the country - posh pet resorts. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 18:25:04 GMT)

Pet resort pampers Fido while you're away
A Fountain Hills business has cashed in on a trend already sweeping the country - posh pet resorts. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 18:32:14 GMT)

Pet projects still abound in Congress
So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill — despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 19:25:16 GMT)

Animal Services Having Pet Evacuation Drill
Hillsborough County Animal Services and local preparedness group C.H.A.A.R.T. will hold a pet-friendly hurricane drill on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sickles High School in Tampa's Citrus Park neighborhood. Participants are asked to bring their own bottled water and dress casually for the exercise. Formal animal handling experience is preferable but not required. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 21:05:57 GMT)

Pet projects still abound in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 22:04:30 GMT)

Pet projects still abound in Congress
The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 22:12:06 GMT)

Several organizations can help local pet owners save money
Last Saturday, we ran a story about how pet owners can take the economic sting out of caring for their pets. Here are more ideas. It's worth mentioning again the work that the Pikes Peak Pet Pantry is doing to keep needy animals well-fed:. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 03:19:00 GMT)

Looking to Adopt a Pet?
If you've been thinking about adding a pet to your family, Friday may be the day to do it. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 04:06:47 GMT)

Pet food bank opening to meet a growing need
OAKLAND — For pet owners having trouble feeding Rover or Kitty, there may be some relief this summer. The Oakland Animal Hospital is starting a food bank for pets to meet what the staff says is a growing need in North Jersey. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 05:29:09 GMT)

Adopt a pet
Baby Animal Welfare Association Baby came to the Animal Welfare Association under sad circumstances. Her previous owner moved to an assisted living facility where she could not take her beloved pet. Although Baby is sad and misses her mom, she is eager to start a new life, find a loving person or family, and have a happy home again. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 06:27:53 GMT)

AP IMPACT: Pet projects still abound in Congress
So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill — despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 09:18:25 GMT)

AP IMPACT: Pet projects still abound in Congress
Sat, Jun 7, 2008 (2:22 a.m.) So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill _ despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 09:30:17 GMT)

Purina pet insurance headquarters to be in S.A.
Pet care giant Purina is launching a new pet insurance company and putting the U.S. headquarters of the subsidiary in San Antonio. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 14:14:29 GMT)

NYC Toddler Nearly Loses Finger To Pet Monkey
A New York City toddler nearly loses a finger when a neighbor's pet monkey bites her. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 16:16:20 GMT)

NYC Toddler Nearly Loses Finger to Pet Monkey
A New York City toddler nearly lost a finger when she was bitten by a neighbor's pet monkey. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 16:26:28 GMT)

NYC toddler nearly loses finger to pet monkey
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City toddler nearly lost a finger when she was bitten by a neighbor’s pet monkey. The 22-month-old girl was playing in her backyard in Queens on Thursday when she poked her fingers through a fence and into a cage occupied by a Capuchin monkey named Sampson. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 19:13:15 GMT)

Pet check-ups
It's the perfect time of year to get your pet checked up. More pets are outdoors and it can put them at risk for rabies if they're not vaccinated. An annual free rabies clinic was held Saturday at the Penfield's Public Works Complex. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 23:12:49 GMT)

Funding of pet projects thriving
So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is thriving on Capitol Hill – despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. More than 11,000 of those “earmarks,” worth nearly $15 billion, were slipped last year into legislation telling the government where to spend taxpayers' ... (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 01:52:36 GMT)

Summer pet care tips
Dogs and cats can suffer from dehydration, overheating and sunburn in summer, just as humans do. Quad-City Animal Welfare Center in Milan, Ill., offers these pet safety tips. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 03:59:14 GMT)

Pet projects abound despite outrage at Congress
WASHINGTON — So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is thriving on Capitol Hill — despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. . More than 11,000 of those "earmarks," worth nearly $15 billion in all, were slipped last year into legislation telling the government where to ... (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 05:20:26 GMT)

Summer pet care tips
Dogs and cats can suffer from dehydration, overheating and sunburn in summer, just as humans do. Quad-City Animal Welfare Center in Milan, Ill., offers these pet safety tips. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 05:58:12 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet of the week (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 06:12:58 GMT)

Pet projects still getting lots of cash
$15B in earmarks put into legislation last year; Gillibrand gives back pay-or-play donations WASHINGTON -- So much for trimming the pork.The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is thriving on Capitol Hill -- despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. More than 11,000 of those "earmarks," worth almost ... (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 07:25:21 GMT)

Thurber's pet project inspires wags
In his humorous essay "The Pet Department," James Thurber assumed the role of pet psychologist and answered questions from distressed pet owners. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 07:43:18 GMT)

Pet projects prosper in D.C.
WASHINGTON - So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill - despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 07:48:31 GMT)

Pet projects still abound in Congress
WASHINGTON - So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill - despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. More than 11,000 of those earmarks,'' worth nearly $15 billion in all, were slipped into legislation telling the government where to spend ... (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 08:14:35 GMT)

Action Line: Pet peeves, from noise to hoggers of sidewalks
Back by popular demand, more pet peeves . . . Q Turning up the sound on commercials! Walking on the sidewalk, if two people are coming at me, they won't go single file, it puts me in the gutter. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 08:50:39 GMT)

Funding of pet projects thriving
So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is thriving on Capitol Hill – despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. More than 11,000 of those “earmarks,” worth nearly $15 billion, were slipped last year into legislation telling the government where to spend taxpayers' ... (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 11:05:48 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest
We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? There's just one week left to enter. "She's (or he's) so cute!" (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 16:47:18 GMT)

UCLA researchers develop new PET scanning probe that will allowing monitoring of the immune system
Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have modified a common chemotherapy drug to create a new probe for Positron Emission Tomography (PET), an advance that will allow them to model and measure the immune system in action and monitor response to new therapies. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 17:06:46 GMT)

Congressional pet projects still infiltrate legislation
WASHINGTON -- So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is thriving on Capitol Hill -- despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 18:21:30 GMT)

Pet dog rescued from sea
A dog walker's trip to the seaside ended in a full-scale RNLI lifeboat turnout when the pet swam out to sea after her favourite ball. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 01:27:20 GMT)

OUR VIEW: No pet left behind
Living away from the dorms might be a new experience for some people. With more freedom, people might want to adopt a pet for company. "We have a lot of Ball State students who come in and adopt, and we appreciate that," Julie Smith, of the Muncie Animal Shelter, said. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 05:07:35 GMT)

Approval sought to picket pet store
PORTAGE | Portage resident Amy Michael wasn't happy when she saw a Puppy Palace pet store open up in her city recently. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 05:26:40 GMT)

Pet tales
If you have an interesting pet story and photo, enter the you! pet stories contest for a chance to win a prize. To submit photos and brief stories, go online to NewsOK.com, keyword "contest.” Or mail photos and stories to Pet Tales, The Oklahoman , P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Include your name and daytime phone number. Photos cannot be returned. read more (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 06:06:37 GMT)

St. Charles County pet adoptions for June 6
All pets are available for adoption at the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 636-949-7387. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 06:07:51 GMT)

Adopt a pet
Baby Animal Welfare Association Baby came to the Animal Welfare Association under sad circumstances. Her previous owner moved to an assisted living facility where she could not take her beloved pet. Although Baby is sad and misses her mom, she is eager to start a new life, find a loving person or family, and have a happy home again. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 06:08:38 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest
We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? There's just one week left to enter. "She's (or he's) so cute!" (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 09:33:41 GMT)

BISSELL(R) Launches Pet Games Video Contest
Does your pet play games, do amazing tricks or have a talent that the world should see? Pet owners nationwide have the chance to make their pets celebrities during BISSELL's upcoming Pet Games Video Contest. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 15:51:00 GMT)

New PET scanning probe makes immune system monitoring possible
London, June 9 : By modifying a common chemotherapy drug, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have created a new probe for Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which will not only allow them to monitor the immune system, but also help in checking the response to new therapies. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 16:17:49 GMT)

Pet projects still abound in Congress
Pork barrel spending In this Sept. 22, 2005 file photo, models of military equipment are seen in an office at DRS Technologies Inc., in Parsippany, N.J. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is thriving on Capitol Hill -- despite public outrage. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 16:27:48 GMT)

Pet clinic to help seniors take care of their pets
The Lake County Health Department Animal/Rabies Control program is sponsoring a free and low cost pet vaccination clinic geared to the care of dogs and cats of Lake County seniors. The clinic will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Mundelein Park and Recreation District’s Regent Center, 1200 Regent Drive, between Route 60 and Hawley Street. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 16:33:10 GMT)

Approval sought to picket pet store
PORTAGE | Portage resident Amy Michael wasn't happy when she saw a Puppy Palace pet store open up in her city recently. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 17:12:33 GMT)

Quick thinking and preparation can save your pet's life
In an emergency, don't hesitate. Know where a vet clinic is, and you could save your pet's life. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 17:31:19 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet rocks Nylon Tour
She Wants Revenge may be the main draw on the Nylon Magazine Summer Tour (Wednesday at the Pageant), but check out Nashville punk upstarts Be Your Own Pet for a reminder of how much fun being young can be. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 20:44:10 GMT)

South Euclid: Pet safety among items on committee agenda
SOUTH EUCLID -- The City Council Safety Committee will meet at 7:30 tonight (June 9) to discuss animals and pet safety. Following the committee meeting, at 8 p.m., will be the regular meeting of council.... (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 20:46:36 GMT)

New drug-resistant pet infections
Most people have heard of super bugs like MRSA that infect thousands of people every year but did you know your pet could also be at risk? Now there is growing evidence that pets are getting infected as well. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 21:22:33 GMT)

NTA 31 May 2008 (PET.AX, 00849191, 20080610)
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Mobile Diagnostic Centers Purchases Their First Mobile Imaging PET/CT Scanner
Mobile Imaging Development, LLC, a healthcare management company today announced that its limited partnership, Mobile Diagnostic Centers LP has entered into an agreement to purchase their first mobile PET/CT scanner through their strategic alliance with MEI Development Corporation of Coral Springs, Florida. (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:49:56 GMT)

Animal Owners Seek Class Action Status in Suit Over Pet Food Additives
Pet owners seeking class action status in a suit against manufacturers, packers and retailers say TV images of a kitchen making a "Tuscan" meal for kitty are pure fantasy. The $58 billion spent on pet food over the last four years has been without consumers' knowledge that the "quality" or "premium" foods they are feeding their pets "are made wholly or partially of inedible garbage unfit for ... (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 02:40:34 GMT)

Squeamish Hong Kong pet lover rushed to hospital for hamster bite
Hong Kong - A squeamish Hong Kong animal lover was rushed to hospital by ambulance after being bitten on the finger by his pet hamster, emergency services said Tuesday. The 20-year-old rang 999 after the hamster nipped him on his finger at his home a... (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 03:17:20 GMT)

Pet projects still abound in Congress
Pork barrel spending In this Sept. 22, 2005 file photo, models of military equipment are seen in an office at DRS Technologies Inc., in Parsippany, N.J. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is thriving on Capitol Hill -- despite public outrage. (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 06:17:07 GMT)

Adopt a pet
Baby Animal Welfare Association Baby came to the Animal Welfare Association under sad circumstances. Her previous owner moved to an assisted living facility where she could not take her beloved pet. Although Baby is sad and misses her mom, she is eager to start a new life, find a loving person or family, and have a happy home again. (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:01:54 GMT)

10 holistic pet care tips you can trust
For more than 22 years, I've been raising and caring for my pets using alternative and complementary methods. In that time, I've seen dozens of supplements, herbs and nutritional theories hailed as the one true way to pet health, and then fall by the wayside.... (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:34:22 GMT)

Portage board OKs picketing at pet store
PORTAGE -- Amy Michael said she was disturbed after she started noticing a trend at the veterinary office where she works. Sick puppy after sick puppy was being brought in, and they all came from a new pet store in the city, Puppy Palace, in Portage Commons. (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:06:31 GMT)

Pet lover rushed to hospital
A squeamish animal lover was rushed to hospital after being bitten on the finger by his pet hamster, emergency services say. (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:37:25 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest
We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? We're looking for the cutest pet. Is it yours? There's just one week left to enter. "She's (or he's) so cute!" (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 10:01:26 GMT)

Pet store picket approved
PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Monday approved a picket of a recently opened pet store as long as participants stay on public property and put safety first. (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:43:19 GMT)

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