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Entries sought for pet-photo contest at fair
Animal Rescue Force (ARF), East Brunswick, will sponsor a pet-photo contest in August at the Middlesex County Fair. Interested individuals should send a favorite pet photo (no larger than 4-by-6 inches) and a $5 entry fee for each nonreturnable submission to ARF, P.O. Box 418, East BrunswickNJ 08816. Deadline is July 28. (Thu, 19 Jun 2008 23:56:35 GMT)

Federal marshals seize pet food alleged to be contaminated
CHICAGO (AP) - Federal marshals today raided the Chicago area distribution center of PETCO Animal Supplies and seized animal food products that were alleged to be contaminated. The warehouse supplies pet food to locations in Ohio and 15 other states. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 00:36:51 GMT)

Feds Seize Allegedly Contaminated Pet Food
Federal officials announced Thursday that PETCO Animal Supplies was under investigation for possible contamination of its pet food. CBS 2's Susan Carlson reports that FDA inspections revealed rodents and waste at the company's storage facility in Joliet. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 02:02:51 GMT)

Grateful pet store owner gives $1,000 donation to canine unit
The owners of a Naperville pet store are donating $1,000 to the police department's canine unit to thank investigators for their "dogged" pursuit of a trio of puppy thieves. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 05:15:14 GMT)

Grateful pet store owner gives $1,000 donation to canine unit
The owners of a Naperville pet store are donating $1,000 to the police department's canine unit to thank investigators for their "dogged" pursuit of a trio of puppy thieves. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 05:44:09 GMT)

Pet names
Pets are in more than 70 million American households, according to a survey by the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association. That's a lot of Maxes and Buddys to run into at the dog park, but there are a lot of odd names, too. Yes, there's more than one way to name a cat, or dog. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 07:19:02 GMT)

Pet store in Portage closes second time
PORTAGE -- A pet store that has come under recent attacks has voluntarily agreed to close down for 48 hours, an animal control officer said. Puppy Palace, in Portage Commons, will reopen either today or Saturday afternoon, said Pat Parish, animal control officer for the city. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 09:20:11 GMT)

New Lenox toughens pet ordinances
NEW LENOX -- Along with the Dog Chow and the box of Milk Bones, New Lenox pet owners might want to toss a stopwatch into the shopping cart. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 09:47:06 GMT)

Federal Marshals Seize Pet Food Alleged To Be Contaminated
CHICAGO (AP) - Federal marshals today raided the Chicago area distribution center of PETCO Animal Supplies and seized animal food products that were alleged to be contaminated. The warehouse supplies pet (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 09:59:59 GMT)

Pet Food Seized from Alabama PETCO Distribution Center
U.S. Marshals have seized animal food proucts at a PETCO Animal Supplies Distribution Center in Joliet, Illinois. The center provides pet food products to 16 states, including Alabama. The food products were seized because the FDA says it was stored under unsanitary conditions. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 11:25:06 GMT)

Petco pet food stored in filthy conditions in Joliet
Federal marshals Thursday confiscated pet food at Petco's distribution center in Joliet after U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found the food was stored in unsanitary conditions. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 12:54:11 GMT)

Past pet treatment leaves feelings of guilt
The stories are heart wrenching, confessions from pet owners who can't shake their guilt for something terrible that they did. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 14:43:50 GMT)

Burglars Ignore Jewelry, Steal Pet
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Central Florida family has launched a worldwide YouTube plea for the safe return of their pet dog after thieves broke into their home and stole the animal, ignoring cash and jewelry. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 17:08:09 GMT)

Halo Pet Safety System Makes You Only A Semi-Bad Pet Owner [Gadgets]
The unfortunate combination of extreme heat, cars, pets and irresponsible pet owners arrives every year along with the summer season, but this year a company is doing something about the problem. The... (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 20:10:16 GMT)

In case of pet emergencies
Many pet owners have spent time teaching their animals tricks, but don't have a clue about how to handle a pet medical emergency. Just as with people, all kinds of calamities can befall dogs and cats: bleeding, poisoning, seizures, gunshot wounds, obstructed intestines or airways, bloat, burns, bites, imbedded or swallowed foreign objects (pins are especially popular), fractures, and insect or ... (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 21:05:22 GMT)

Thunderbird Clubhouse plans sixth annual pet show
Thunderbird Clubhouse is planning its sixth annual "Petacular" Pet Show, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 26, at the Livestock Building of the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St."It is a great time to show off your pet's special talents or just come to enjoy the show," said Thunderbird Clubhouse Executive Director Pam Sanford. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 04:39:25 GMT)

n Family at county animal shelter looking for pet when border collie/Labrador mix they were considering bit child
n Family at county animal shelter looking for pet when border collie/Labrador mix they were considering bit child (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 04:41:59 GMT)

REGISTER YOUR PET FOR 'PETS ON PARADE' AT JULY 5 DOWNTOWN VINELAND MARKET
Bring your pet?any pet?to ?Pets on Parade,? part of the Fresh and Specialty Foods Market in downtown Vineland on Saturday, July 5. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 05:08:46 GMT)

Pet corner
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Safety comes first when boating with your pet
Even if your dog is a born swimmer, the pet needs a life vest if you're going boating this summer. It could be a long, tiring paddle to shore at an area lake or on the Missouri River if they fall or jump in or they could get hurt entering the water and need the support of a vest, says Erin Elm, presentation manager at Petsmart in Sioux Falls. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 07:04:13 GMT)

License your pet, Sioux City -- or else
SIOUX CITY -- Pet owners who don't license their pets in Sioux City could get hit with a tougher charge. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 07:25:11 GMT)

Ask the Vet: What to do with deceased pet
Q: We are going on vacation, and our pet sitter has asked what should she do if our aging cat dies at home. We've never considered that question: Whom does one call or where does one take a deceased pet's body for cremation, burial or disposal? A: Handling of... (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 07:28:33 GMT)

A ton of pet food quarantined after raid at Joliet site
JOLIET --Feral animals snacked and defecated on pet food at a rodent-infested Petco warehouse in Joliet, according to a complaint filed by federal prosecutors. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 09:03:03 GMT)

Pet grooming salon opens in Zion Wal-Mart
A miniature schnauzer named Mika was sitting neat and pretty after a pampered grooming appointment at Pet Care Specialists. The store in the newly opened Wal-Mart Supercenter at 4000 Route 173 is a grooming salon where dogs and cats get a spa-like treatment. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 09:12:05 GMT)

EnsurApet Announces "Protect 4" Pet Health Insurance Plans
EnsurApet, Inc. (OTCBB:EPTI), a provider of pet health insurance, announced that the Company's "Protect 4" Pet Health Insurance Plans offer dog and cat owners an insurance plan which provides coverage for preventive and medical treatments of common canine and feline illnesses. The EnsurApet "Protect 4" plan provides the most coverage of any pet insurance plan in the marketplace today. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 09:19:04 GMT)

Burns reveals death of blog favourite pet
HIS campaign to get his pet hamster elected as the next president of America entertained hundreds of readers. But Labour councillor Andrew Burns today revealed the sad news th (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:32:10 GMT)

No place for Speedy: Unsafe drivers on Magarita Avenue kill family pet
When the Georgiis’ pet tortoise was killed June 4 at the age of 40, the Grover Beach family was crushed — especially the three children. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 14:34:10 GMT)

Pet adoption center a step in ending euthanasia
Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in Gilbert is a partnership of 10 leading local animal welfare agencies. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 14:48:37 GMT)

Jindal sent bill requiring details on pet projects
Associated Press - June 21, 2008 2:24 PM ET BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Governor Bobby Jindal is getting a bill that would require legislators to provide more details on the pet projects they add... (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 18:36:56 GMT)

Pet cover a way to avoid the toughest decisions
Hard times mean more dog and cat owners are resorting to "economic euthanasia" when faced with stiff vets' bills, says a new pet insurance company hoping to revitalise a flagging market. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 20:04:30 GMT)

Pet Therapy Dogs
Chances are if you or someone you know has ever had an extended stay in the hospital, they’ve been visited by a pet therapy dog. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:17:10 GMT)

Pet Micro Chips & Hurricane Season
Many pet owners are turning to microchips to keep up with their furry friends this hurricane season. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:37:06 GMT)

Creek contamination points to pet waste
City officials want to remind pet owners to pick up after their pooch because the waste left behind at Bull Creek Park contaminates the creek. (Sat, 21 Jun 2008 23:08:20 GMT)

Pet Idol winner a real ‘pig'
Dog food. That's what Greg Jordan is going to buy with the $500 gift certificate that his dog won in this year's Pet Idol contest, hosted by The Citizen. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 03:48:27 GMT)

Pet of the Week - June 22, 2008
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. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 05:19:55 GMT)

Economic pinch hits pet owners, as well
Emma, left, and Dainty are two abandoned cats up for adoption through the Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) of Carteret County. The number of pets being rescued by PAWS has increased because of the sagging economy. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 06:17:25 GMT)

Getting your pet on TV not 'stupid' . . . or easy
A chance to be on the popular "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment of "The Late Show with David Letterman" brought South Jersey animals and owners out of the woodwork. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 07:13:57 GMT)

Critter Day Pet Faire planned for Saturday
Critter Day Pet Faire will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Positive Living, 221 Daily Drive. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 08:55:11 GMT)

Pet insurance can ensure owners peace of mind
While health insurance is a clear necessity for humans, pet owners are increasingly finding animal insurance is a must in tight financial times. Jessica Arnold, 26, of... (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 09:06:12 GMT)

Pet lovers unite at animal forum
MONROE — More than 100 pet lovers filled the Monroe-Walton Library Tuesday for the Walton Animal Guild’s first State of the Animal Economic and Demographic Report. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 13:40:36 GMT)

No place for Speedy: Unsafe drivers on Magarita Avenue kill family pet
When the Georgiis’ pet tortoise was killed June 4 at the age of 40, the Grover Beach family was crushed — especially the three children. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 14:26:20 GMT)

In case of pet emergencies
Many pet owners have spent time teaching their animals tricks, but don't have a clue about how to handle a pet medical emergency. Just as with people, all kinds of calamities can befall dogs and cats: bleeding, poisoning, seizures, gunshot wounds, obstructed intestines or airways, bloat, burns, bites, imbedded or swallowed foreign objects (pins are especially popular), fractures, and insect or ... (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 15:45:51 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Angelina is an 8-year-old spunky girl who is pretty set in her ways. She would prefer to be an only pet, and she is awfully independent. She is looking for someone who understands the quirky nature of the finicky feline and will give her a quiet space to just be herself. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 16:22:33 GMT)

Possible Pet Food Contamination
United States Marshals find possible contamination by rodents at a Petco Distribution Center that supplies stores in our area. Agents confiscated various pet food products that were stored at the chain's Illinois distribution center Thursday. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 18:36:41 GMT)

Tribal's 'pet' bear unhappy in zoo
The arrest of Ramsingh Munda alias Ramesh on June 17 for keeping a pet sloth bear has disintegrated his family. Munda's four-year-old daughter Gulki is now lives all alone; her mother had died earlier. (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 20:25:00 GMT)

Pygmy hedgehogs are new trendy pet
The popularity of African pygmy hedgehogs has greatly increased as the prickly creatures have become a trendy pet for animal lovers, British breeders say.Breeders say the animals are so popular, people are being put on waiting lists to buy the exotic pets, which can cost nearly $400 each, The Sunday Times of London reported.When they become used to you they will 'unball' and drop their spikes, ... (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 22:37:14 GMT)

Dog owner issues warning after vicious attack on family pet
A Surrey, B.C., dog owner is cautioning neighbours after her pet was viciously attacked by three dogs while out for a walk last week. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 00:07:22 GMT)

Pet store protesters, supporters face off
PORTAGE | More than 30 protesters carried signs Sunday opposing a pet store that opened in March in a strip mall near Willowcreek Road and U.S. 6. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 05:18:36 GMT)

Pet adoptions for St. Charles County
All pets are available for adoption at the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 636-949-7387. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 07:25:19 GMT)

Economic pinch hits pet owners, as well
Emma, left, and Dainty are two abandoned cats up for adoption through the Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) of Carteret County. The number of pets being rescued by PAWS has increased because of the sagging economy. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 10:17:39 GMT)

Pet of the Year
Lady Skeiter, CGC, TDI, a 12-year-old Golden Retriever owned by Kathy Daily, RVT at the El Dorado Animal Clinic, was awarded the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association’s Pet of the Year at the recent convention held at Manhattan. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:49:48 GMT)

No place for Speedy: Unsafe drivers on Magarita Avenue kill family pet
When the Georgiis’ pet tortoise was killed June 4 at the age of 40, the Grover Beach family was crushed — especially the three children. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:49:10 GMT)

Man Upset Over Pet Skunk Arrested For Kidnapping, Assault Of Mom
Authorities say a man accused of assaulting and tying up his mother because he was reportedly mad about the death of his pet skunk has been arrested in Waldron, authorities said. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:26:54 GMT)

Pet parade planned for downtown Glens Falls
GLENS FALLS — The owners of Red Fox Books are planning a pet parade in downtown Glens Falls a 6 p.m. on July 17, said Mike Mender, an assistant to Mayor Roy Akins. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:49:09 GMT)

Man Arrested, Accused of Beating Mother over Pet Skunk
Van Buren Police arrest Scott Sullivan after they say he beat his 56-year-old mother and a mentally challenged 14-year-old. They believe it began when Sullivan found out his pet scunk had been killed by his mother's dog. That's when he allegedly tied up his mother and the 14-year old and beat them. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:49:25 GMT)

Ark. man arrested over kidnapping, assault of mom over pet skunk
Authorities say a man accused of assaulting and tying up his mother because he was reportedly mad about the death of his pet skunk has been arrested in Waldron, authorities... (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:55:41 GMT)

THQ to Release Paws & Claws Pet Vet: Australian Adventures for PC
Go down under on June 28. June 23, 2008 - Now the adventure really begins - - "Down Under!" You've experienced it in the States, now your veterinarian practice heads south of the equator in the sequel to one of the hottest girl's brands on PC, ValuSoft's Paws & Claws Pet Vet: Australian Adventures . Hop aboard your very own SUV and journey across one of the most unique terrains on the planet to ... (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:01:04 GMT)

Annual pet show scheduled Wednesday, July 2
F&M Bank and Trust Company will be sponsoring the annual pet show during National Tom Sawyer Days. The event is scheduled Wednesday, July 2, in Central Park. The event is open to children 13 years old and younger, and their pets. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:32:21 GMT)

Cops: Ark. Man Kidnapped Mom Over Death of Pet Skunk
An Arkansas man accused of kidnapping and beating his mother over the death of his pet skunk was arrested after police shot him with a bean-bag gun, authorities said. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 21:25:46 GMT)

Animal rescues to have pet adoptions in Florence
The Second Chance K9 Rescue of the Pee Dee and For the Love of Cats Inc. Feline Rescue & Adoption will hold a joint pet adoption Saturday in Florence. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:37:02 GMT)

Amended Bills: Pet Sterilization, Porn Tax
With the looming deadline for legislation to clear policy committees in the state Capitol, some of the more noteworthy bills of the two year sesssion are being either tweaked or virtually rewritten. Two of the bills that are newly modified have been the source of a lot of attention. First is the hugely debated proposal [...] SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Amended Bills: Pet Sterilization, Porn ... (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:29:44 GMT)

Inaction upsets mom after dog kills pet
A local resident is upset the city seems to be doing nothing about two dogs that attacked and killed her family pet, while it was being walked by her 11-year-old son.Twyla Shelley said she placed a complaint with the city a week ago, but hasn't received any response to what's going on with the case."The dog's still at home," she said about the dog that lives on Pine Street. "There's two kids in ... (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 05:25:12 GMT)

Pet parade planned for downtown Glens Falls
GLENS FALLS — The owners of Red Fox Books are planning a pet parade in downtown Glens Falls at 6 p.m. on July 17, said Mike Mender, an assistant to Mayor Roy Akins. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:00:42 GMT)

Pet Sitter Invents Leashtags™ for Identifying Dog Leashes
Pet Sitter invents Leashtags™for identifying dogs' leashes. Pet's photo and name appear on the front side and owner's contact information appears on the back. Easily attaches to handle of any dog leash. Owners can be sure to get their dog's leash back whenever they visit a groomer, doggy daycare, dog park or friend's house. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Economic pinch hits pet owners, as well
Emma, left, and Dainty are two abandoned cats up for adoption through the Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) of Carteret County. The number of pets being rescued by PAWS has increased because of the sagging economy. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:12:30 GMT)

PET/CT Scan Could Be Valuable Noninvasive Tool For Determining Stages Of Ovarian Cancer
Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scanning of patients in the early stages of ovarian cancer can enable physicians to determine whether the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes without having to perform surgery, according to researchers at the SNM's 55th Annual Meeting (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:54:07 GMT)

Local class gets new pet
Jennifer Woods, a fourth-grade teacher at Florence Mattison Elementary School, and her class received a new pet turtle Tuesday, May 20. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:08:47 GMT)

Sheet extrusion: D-S sends PET system to Brazil, ag film line to Belgium
Davis-Standard (D-S; Pawcatuck, CT) has installed a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sheet system at Brazilian food packaging manufacturer Neoform S.A. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:30:29 GMT)

No place for Speedy: Unsafe drivers on Magarita Avenue kill family pet
When the Georgiis’ pet tortoise was killed June 4 at the age of 40, the Grover Beach family was crushed — especially the three children. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:55:25 GMT)

Man Assaults Mom Over Pet Skunk
(Van Buren, AR) -- Arkansas police have arrested a man accused of assaulting and tying up his mother because he was reportedly mad about the death of his pet skunk. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 16:03:02 GMT)

Overton to open pet grooming business
Dickinson's LaCota Overton is pursuing her dream of owning a pet grooming service. She named her new business LaCota's Spa-4-Paws and plans to open July 1. The business is located in Dickinson's T-Rex Plaza. Advertisement: MUSIC MART Guitar Strings for $5! We feature a large selection of guitar strings from a variety of manufacturers. Check us out today! (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 17:02:09 GMT)

12th annual Pet Parade coming to City Park
From hermit crabs to llamas, lambs to goldfish, even good ol' cats and dogs, there is no telling what you will see at the annual CCPAL Pet Parade. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:07:00 GMT)

Pet Project: What to know before buying a snake
If you're considering a pet snake, consider this advice from experts. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:28:21 GMT)

Marshall Loeb's Daily Money Tip: Three reasons to consider buying pet insurance
The cost of owning a pet has gone up in recent years. New technologies in medical treatment make it possible for pets to undergo similar treatments as humans for life-threatening diseases. And just as with humans, these treatments aren’t cheap. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 00:54:48 GMT)

On Your Side: Over the Counter Pet Med Dangers
A lot of flea and tick medication is actually prescribed for your pet by a veterinarian. There are some forms that are sold over the counter. They're cheaper, but one vet says they can be a danger, which isn't worth the savings. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 01:40:05 GMT)

Beloved pet collie dies from snail bait
Uncontrollable twitches, convulsions, then brain damage - this is how Max, a beloved pet died, believed to be deliberately poisoned by snail bait. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 01:58:00 GMT)

Round Lake to host pet parade
The Village of Round Lake will host the fourth annual Pet Parade and Animal Talent Show as part of the Streets of Summer festival on June 28, at Route 134 and Cedar Lake Road. There will also be trophies for the best dressed, best trick, best behaved, etc., plus a raffle for prizes. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 05:14:52 GMT)

Ark. man arrested over kidnapping, assault of mom over pet skunk
Eds: APNewsNow. VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused of assaulting and tying up his mother because he was reportedly mad about the death of his pet skunk has been arrested in Waldron, authorities said. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 05:26:01 GMT)

Round Lake to host pet parade
The Village of Round Lake will host the fourth annual Pet Parade and Animal Talent Show as part of the Streets of Summer festival on June 28, at Route 134 and Cedar Lake Road. There will also be trophies for the best dressed, best trick, best behaved, etc., plus a raffle for prizes. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 05:49:10 GMT)

Pet adoptions for St. Charles County
All pets are available for adoption at the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 636-949-7387. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 07:21:13 GMT)

Dallas City Council considers new pet ordinance 6:45 AM CT
The Dallas City Council is set for a long and controversial meeting today before embarking on summer break. Highlights on the table: Strict new pet ordinances, the shuttering of Reunion Arena, scrap metal recycling and Dallas Love Field modernization. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:07:44 GMT)

Pet shock devices 'to be banned'
Electric shock pet collars are to be banned in Wales under new animal welfare powers. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:45:29 GMT)

Coyote may be to blame for several missing pet cats
Orlando Executive Airport officials have trapped several coyotes from nearby woods and may be responsible for several missing pet cats in the area. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 15:43:28 GMT)

News: Be Your Own Pet Cancel Warped Tour Appearances
We liked the idea of Be Your Own Pet playing Warped Tour . We liked it so much we told BYOP lead singer Jemina Pearl so when we talked to her about the band's semi-controversial Get Damaged EP, among other things. But alas, as of yesterday, Be Your Own Pet have canceled their Warped appearances. In a posting on their website, the band wrote, "We regret to inform our ... (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 19:29:45 GMT)

MHS pet photo contest now accepting submissions
The Montgomery Humane Society’s 10th annual pet photo contest and fundraiser runs from July 28 – Aug. 8, but it’s not too early to start entering your photos. Just submit an 8-by-10 photo of your pet along with an entry form. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 22:15:05 GMT)

Marshall Loeb's Daily Money Tip: Four tips to make sure you get the right insurance for your pet
If you’ve decided you may need pet insurance for your pet, you’ll want to know what to look for when buying a policy. Just like any form of insurance, there are pitfalls of which you should be aware. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:53:06 GMT)

Area’s first pet resort opening in Short Gap
 With vacation season in full swing, pet owners may look no further for the perfect pet sitter than the Almost Heaven Pet Resort located just off of Knobley Road on Route 956 in Short Gap. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 01:25:22 GMT)

Tell us about your missing pet
Do you have a missing or found pet? If so, send a photo to news@herald-dispatch.com along with information about the animal and your contact information. Items could appear on www.herald-dispatch.com or in the daily paper. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 02:25:13 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet Drop Off Warped Tour
Be Your Own Pet pulled the plug on their Warped tour plans. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 03:29:16 GMT)

Four Tips To Make Sure You Get The Right Insurance For Your Pet
Four Tips To Make Sure You Get The Right Insurance For Your Pet (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 04:24:28 GMT)

Enter your pet for a chance to appear in a calendar
Think your cat or dog is cute and snuggly enough to highlight any day of the week? Well Jury-Duty is giving you a chance to put your pet on the cover or inside of its 2009 Paws and Purrs calendar. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 05:52:12 GMT)

Bideawee Searches the Nation for a True Star Pet
NEW YORK----Do you think your dog could be the next Lassie or your cat the next Morris? Bideawee, one of the nation's oldest humane organizations, Bash Dibra, a celebrity dog trainer and best selling author, and NY Save, a veterinary organization have organized StarPet 2008, a national, online pet talent search for the best dog and cat star in America. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:00:00 GMT)

Pet-A-Palooza Comes to Detroit this Saturday
Pet-A-Palooza is an active event where pet-lovers and pet-finders can uncover their new best friend. With over 30 participating rescue groups, finding a new furry friend will be a happy, heartwarming experience. Hundreds of loving homeless animals will be waiting for someone to take home. The two day event at freedom Hill runs 10- to 5pm on Saturday, June 28th, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday June ... (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:15:08 GMT)

Pair of Olmos Park pet projects progressing
Two Olmos Park City Council members last week gave updates on pet projects, yielding contrasting progress reports on each. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:32:49 GMT)

Pet peeves put to paper
My first pet peeve is gas prices. Oil companies claim it's supply and demand. I just don't see it. Supply is plentiful, demand is down, prices are up. Even the price per barrel isn't much of a factor anymore. Price goes up a buck, a gallon at the pump goes up five cents. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:23:21 GMT)

Summer tips for pet care
• Never leave your pet in a vehicle even with the windows cracked and in the shade. It is illegal and will cost you $257.50. • When your pets are outside, make sure they are able to get out of the sun and have shady places to relax. All pets must have access to shelter 24/7. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:29:21 GMT)

Pet parade at Amityville's Annual Heritage Fair
Dozens of pets strutted their stuff at the annual Heritage Fair in Amityville Village June 14 and some participated in the Heritage Fair Pet Show, walking away with prizes. Entrants included dogs coming from as far away as North Shore Towers, a ferret, and a pair of guinea pigs- "Mari­lyn Monroe" and her sibling "Q-Bert. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:47:30 GMT)

Versailles family wonders why pet was shot by deputy
Two sides to a story don’t quite match and the only definite is that a Versailles family’s pet was shot to death last week. Sometime after 8 a.m. last Wednesday, June 18 the Oney family at 126 North Adams Street, Versailles, were awakened by a commotion outside. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:49:55 GMT)

12th annual Pet Parade coming to City Park
From hermit crabs to llamas, lambs to goldfish, even good ol' cats and dogs, there is no telling what you will see at the annual CCPAL Pet Parade. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 22:06:57 GMT)

Upscale pet kennel company announces Nashville expansion plans
A St. Louis franchishor of upscale pet kennels has plans to open seven Nashville-area locations over the next five years. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 22:28:10 GMT)

Pet tip
Look for deals on pet medication. You don't have to fill your pet's prescriptions at your vet's office. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:22:47 GMT)

Ark. city offers way to avoid mistaken pet pickups
FORT SMITH, Ark. - Pet monkeys, iguanas, snakes, parrots and the like _ and very definitely bobcats _ will be eligible for listing on a new city registry of exotic pets, the police department says. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:47:07 GMT)

Fort Smith Offers Way To Avoid Mistaken Pet Pickups
The Fort Smith Police Department says pet monkeys, iguanas, snakes, parrots and the like, and definitely bobcats, will be eligible for listing on a new city registry of exotic pets. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 03:29:33 GMT)

Pet insurance could save in long run
1/83/8 NEW YORK | The cost of owning a pet has gone up in recent years. New technologies in medical treatment make it possible for pets to undergo treatments similar to those available to humans for life-threatening diseases. And just as with humans, these treatments aren't cheap. If you've never thought about buying health insurance for your pet, you might want to entertain the idea. From ... (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 04:21:35 GMT)

How to let kids pet your dog
"Can I pet your dog?" Most of us want to say yes. A good neighbor lets children pet his dog, right? "People want to be nice," says Colleen Pelar, dog trainer and author of "Living with Kids and Dogs... Without Losing Your Mind." "But by being nice to people we're sometimes not nice to our dogs." (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 04:47:25 GMT)

Luxury pet hotel close to fruition in Fairhaven
FAIRHAVEN — More than a year after Mattapoisett resident Richard Reilly first proposed building a luxury pet hotel in town, he has cleared nearly every hurdle in his way. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 05:14:35 GMT)

Ark. city offers way to avoid mistaken pet pickups
FORT SMITH, Ark. - Pet monkeys, iguanas, snakes, parrots and the like _ and very definitely bobcats _ will be eligible for listing on a new city registry of exotic pets, the police department says. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 06:07:10 GMT)

Pet open house will be a ball
GARDNER - If you're looking for a new pet or just hoping to help the Gardner animal shelter, the Shelter Fund and the Community Animal Rescue Effort will be holding a pet adoption program and open house. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 08:56:54 GMT)

How to let kids pet your dog
The Associated Press "Can I pet your dog? " Most of us want to say yes. A good neighbor lets children pet his dog, right? "People want to be... (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:15:46 GMT)

Arkona pet food centre damaged
SARNIA -- Damage is extensive to a pet food distribution business near Arkona following a fire yesterday. Firefighters from three departments responded to the blaze that broke out in the grain elevator at Heritage Acres Bird and Pet Nutrition Incorporated. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:39:29 GMT)

Planning for private PET scanner began almost six years ago
A Tasmanian medical imaging company says it began planning to install a PET scanner at the Hobart Private Hospital five-and-a-half years ago. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:22:00 GMT)

Planning for private PET scanner began almost six years ago
A Tasmanian medical imaging company says it began planning to install a PET scanner at the Hobart Private Hospital five-and-a-half years ago. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:22:00 GMT)

Pet Watch
Pet Watch (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:11:08 GMT)

Money Tip: Protect your pet, and your wallet
If you've decided you may need pet insurance for your pet, you'll want to know what to look for when buying a policy. Just like any form of insurance, there are pitfalls of which you should be aware. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:13:37 GMT)

Ark. city offers way to avoid mistaken pet pickups
Pet monkeys, iguanas, snakes, parrots and the like - and very definitely bobcats - will be eligible for listing on a new city registry of exotic pets, the police department... (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:39:01 GMT)

SPCA Featured Pet: Trixie
Just one more week left for the SPCA's Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month. You get a big discount and a great new companion. This week's featured pet is Trixie, a playful, inquisitive 1-year-old. For information on adopting call 1-888-ANIMALS. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:18:44 GMT)

Fort Smith Starts Exotic Pet Registry
The Fort Smith Police Department says pet monkeys, iguanas, snakes, parrots and the like -- and very definitely bobcats -- will be eligible for listing on a new city registry of exotic pets. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:30:39 GMT)

How to let kids pet your dog
"Can I pet your dog?" Most of us want to say yes. A good neighbor lets children pet his dog, right? (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:41:57 GMT)

‘People foods’ that can kill your pet
It feels good to treat your pet to human food every once in a while. Those puppy-dog eyes are hard to resist as they watch you eat and try to convince you that they are starving! It makes you want to give them a taste of everything you eat. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 17:39:03 GMT)

Turn to the ‘Vet’ to protect your pet
Taking care of your pet's health can be a nerve-racking task. How do you choose a veterinarian? What do you look for in your pet's health exam? In "Vet Confidential" Dr. Louise  Murray provides a guide to keeping your pet healthy. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 18:53:54 GMT)

Pet Dogs Kill Owner
A 74 year old woman has been mauled to death by her pet dogs according to police.... (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:51:16 GMT)

Rabid raccoon attacks pet bird
Last Friday, a rabid raccoon attacked a pet parrot in Sarasota. The bird's owner is disappointed the health department isn't doing more to tell neighbors about the attack. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 21:39:03 GMT)

Pet Dogs Kill Owner
A 74 year old woman has been mauled to death by her pet dogs according to police.... (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:36:25 GMT)

Pet Food Prices Rising
Pet food prices are on the rise... According to the store manager at PetSmart, pet food prices have increased between six and twelve percent over the past year. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:19:31 GMT)

Music Review: Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
A frenzied punk salvo from the dubious Nashville four-piece. Schoolyard fights, cafeteria brawls complete with requisite tossing of food, and bad boyfriends temper Be Your Own Pet’s Get Awkward, a frenzied punk salvo from the dubious Nashville four-piece. Led by young rapscallion Jemina Pearl and her new tattoo – the chick from Friday the 13th with a hatchet in her forehead – Be Your Own... (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:53:56 GMT)

Fort Smith Starts Exotic Pet Registry
FORT SMITH - Pet monkeys, iguanas, snakes, parrots and the like - and very definitely bobcats - will be eligible for listing on a new city registry of exotic pets, the police department says. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 01:10:35 GMT)

Police: Pet Shop Boy Pilfered Pythons
Police in Fountain Valley say that Mauricio Mayer, 32, who worked in a pet shop was responsible for taking three pythons and other exotic animals from the store. All the snakes and other animals are now safely back in their cages and/or in possession of authorities Friday. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 01:47:34 GMT)

Pet parade returns
Mary Lou Popa tries to convince a reluctant 3-year-old Sam Bricker to stay on his Fourth of July themed patriotic tricycle Friday as she promoted the upcoming pet parade and vehicle parade. The annual events will be held July 4 in Salem. The pet parade will start at 1 p.m. on the south end of Broadway at the intersection with Pershing. Pets will be judged in categories such as largest, smallest, (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 04:25:29 GMT)

'Can I pet your dog?'
"Can I pet your dog?" Most of us want to say yes. A good neighbor lets children pet his dog, right? (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 05:28:31 GMT)

Pricey pythons pilfered from SoCal pet shop
Police have seized three expensive pythons along with dozens of venomous reptiles and a cache of assault weapons from the home of a man arrested on suspicion of stealing the snakes from a pet shop. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 06:35:04 GMT)

Avoid pitfalls when picking pet insurance
NEW YORK . If you've decided you need pet insurance for your pet, you'll want to know what to look for when buying a policy. Just like any form of insurance, there are pitfalls of which you should be aware. From PetsBest.com, a pet insurance company, here are some things to consider: Ask your veterinarian. Chances are the vet has heard all the news, whether it be good or bad, about ... (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 06:37:18 GMT)

Pet Connection: How does your garden grow? With pets
Every year, I mean to have a magnificent vegetable garden. I have a perfect, sunny spot in my large yard with good soil and drainage, and I pick through the seed catalogs and gardening Web sites all winter long, dreaming of luscious heirloom tomatoes and more. Owen Brewer / Sacramento Bee file, 2000 Pet lovers can have both animals and gardens, but it does involve a lot of planning and ... (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 07:18:15 GMT)

Foss Park to host pet clinic today
A low-cost pet vaccination clinic will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Foss Park Golf Course, located at the end of Argonne Drive west of Green Bay Road in North Chicago. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 09:05:57 GMT)

Pet cocker spaniel found dead of exposure
Madera Animal Services is reminding pet owners to be mindful of the dangers of heat after a 3-year-old cocker spaniel was found dead and entangled in its cable on Avenue 15 in Madera Ranchos last week. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 09:35:35 GMT)

Pet Calendar
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., PetSmart, 1740 University Drive, Vista. Sponsor: Baja Animal Sanctuary, bajaanimalsanctuary.org. TODAY Small dogs for adoption, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pet People, 260 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 10:17:58 GMT)

Million Dollar Pet Pix Calling All Budding Paw-Pawratzi - 'Make Your Pet a Star' Dog Photo Contest
Million Dollar Pet Pix have extended their "Make Your Pet A Star" special membership drive through to July 31st! Each person who "makes their pet a star" in the 10-year pet time capsule by this date will help Guide Dog and Therapy Dog charities and have a chance to win cash prizes! (PRWeb Jun 28, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/06/prweb1061434.htm (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 10:32:27 GMT)

Fort Smith Starts Exotic Pet Registry
FORT SMITH - Pet monkeys, iguanas, snakes, parrots and the like - and very definitely bobcats - will be eligible for listing on a new city registry of exotic pets, the police department says. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 11:40:55 GMT)

Anne Hathaway asked to collect pet dog
Anne Hathaway is asked to collect her pet dog, currently being cared for by her ex-boyfriend's mum. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 11:49:23 GMT)

Pricey pythons pilfered from SoCal pet shop
Police have seized three expensive pythons along with dozens of venomous reptiles and a cache of assault weapons from the home of a man arrested on suspicion of stealing the snakes from a pet shop. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 13:55:56 GMT)

Pet Population Boom Pinches Shelters
Local animal shelters are bursting at the seams as pet and stray populations grow. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 20:26:57 GMT)

Tips for traveling with your pet
Despite the increased cost of fuel many families will be taking a summer vacation trip in coming weeks. Sometimes those trips include the family pet. When traveling with the family pooch or feline, additional concerns must be met. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 22:02:12 GMT)

Pet Owners Take Precautions After Tick Outbreak
(CHAMPAIGN)---Pet owners are taking extra pre-cautions after a dangerous disease is found in a local dog. The disease is called Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and ticks spread it. The disease was recently found in a dog in Champaign County. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 22:13:57 GMT)

Pet owners urged to take advantage of discounted microchipping
Darwin pet owners are being encouraged today to get their cats and dogs microchipped. (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 01:18:00 GMT)

5th round: Pacman’s Pet left goes to work
MANILA, Philippines -- After methodically working the right hand, Manny Pacquiao's pet left started to find its mark. (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 04:04:45 GMT)

Ginger the cat takes this year’s Pet Idol title
MaryAnn Mettille couldn’t have been more pleased when the Pet Idol Top 20 was announced June 15. (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 05:02:34 GMT)

New Blog for Pet Auto Safety
www.PetAutoSafety.com has opened a new informational blog for pet owners, allowing them to learn more about automotive safety for pets and the products that make their pets' security easy to maintain. (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

New Blog for Pet Auto Safety
www.PetAutoSafety.com has opened a new informational blog for pet owners, allowing them to learn more about automotive safety for pets and the products that make their pets' security easy to maintain. (PRWeb Jun 29, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/06/prweb1061084.htm (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 07:20:18 GMT)

Vote for the cutest pet
Vote now through July 9. Cast your vote online now! Vote now through July 9. Cast your vote online now! So who's the cutest pet? Vote for your favorite in our Cutest Pet Contest! (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 10:07:01 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet Drop Off Warped Tour
A top story from this week. Be Your Own Pet pulled the plug on their Warped tour plans. (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 14:24:03 GMT)

Making a difference one pet at a time
When Diana Blackwell’s animal rescue group, the St. Francois Society, is having pet adoptions at PetSmart in St. Louis she talks to a lot of people. She talks to so many in fact, she often has a hard time remembering names. She talks to people about their dogs and whether their dogs would get along with a new dog. She talks about feeding habits and grooming. While most conversations are about ... (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 14:27:22 GMT)

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