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Vote for the Cutest Pet!
Vote now thru July 9 for your favorite pet. Vote for your favorite in our Cutest Pet Contest! Voting will take place from June 29 until July 9. Winners will be announced on Sunday, July 13, in the Westerly Sun and at thewesterlysun.com. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 09:47:37 GMT)

Poll finds that pet owners favor McCain over Obama
If the presidential election were to go to the dogs, then Republican John McCain looks like the best in show. A new Associated Press-Yahoo News poll finds that pet owners favor McCain 42 percent to 37 percent over Democrat Barack Obama, with dog owners especially high on the Arizona senator. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 10:57:02 GMT)

How to let kids pet your dog
"Can I pet your dog?" (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:15:17 GMT)

Petiquette for the Modern Pet Owner
(ARA) - For anyone that owns a pet, you know that they are part of the family. But even though they bring lots of joy, they can also cause a bit of strife. They make messes, shed an astounding amount of fur, can be expensive and simply make life a bit more hectic. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:53:54 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This weeks pet of the week is Carlos Cunningham. His coloring is smokey gray, medium length hair with beautiful green eyes. Carlos and his liter mates were abandoned at the Humane Society doorstep. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 15:02:09 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. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 16:12:25 GMT)

'Rabbit-ripper of the Ruhr' leaves German detectives baffled over spate of beheaded pet bunnies
The riddle of the rabbit ripper of the Ruhr who beheads bunnies is baffling German police. More than 40 pet rabbits have been found dead in a spree going back nine months in the heartland of what used to be Germany's industrial powerhouse. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 16:20:46 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet: Help a kitten find a home
In Wednesday's Adopt-A-Pet a kitten is looking for a home. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 17:37:04 GMT)

In-house pet care and product videos coming to DrsFosterandSmith.com
Direct marketer of pet supplies and medicines Drs. Foster & Smith Inc. will expand its commitment to video this month with the rollout of product and pet care videos on its e-commerce site. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:20:32 GMT)

Thanks for pet carriers, supplies for Cat Nap
Thanks for pet carriers, (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 04:13:15 GMT)

Health officials looking for pet monkey that bit girl
Richmond health officials are looking for a pet monkey responsible for biting a teenage girl Friday during the Fourth of July festivities at Byrd Park. The Richmond Health District needs more information to help determine a course of treatment for the girl. The patient is in good health and was treated by her physician, said George Jones, spokesman for the health department. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 06:26:16 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Rudy Tudy
I'm no advertising pro, but I do know repetition works. The more we say something, the more likely the public is to respond. So, if you missed last week's featured pet, let me give you the wonderful news again. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 06:52:22 GMT)

Pet carnival honors local boy
GENEVA – The Luke Laudolff Pet Carnival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Petco, 1885 S. Randall Road. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 07:08:10 GMT)

Pet photo day, free admission at Muncie Children's Museum
MUNCIE — The Muncie Children's Museum will celebrate All American Pet Photo Day with free admission 3-7 p.m. Friday for an evening of activities and entertainment. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 07:31:11 GMT)

Dog Days of Summer: Veterinarians, pet sitters offer safety tips for the season
Summertime means outdoor fun for both pets and people, but the season also comes with risks pet owners should be aware of. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 08:17:38 GMT)

Richland pet business to hold event Saturday
Paw's Natural Pet Emporium will have its grand opening customer appreciation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Richland. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 09:02:39 GMT)

Expansion begins at Pet Play House
Joseph Pace Construction Inc. has broken ground on Pet Play House's 8,324-square-foot expansion. The building is at 2401 E. Fourth St., in Reno's redevelopment district between downtown Reno and Sparks. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 09:16:18 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Cole is a 3-year-old retriever mix. He is a friendly guy who needs a home where he will be the only pet because he gets a little jealous around other pets. He does not mind being left alone for a normal work day. Cole would enjoy daily play sessions with his new human companions and he enjoys his training time at the Naperville Area Humane Society with the volunteers. More dogs and cats are ... (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 09:26:27 GMT)

Pet parade slated for July 21 in Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Does your pet look like you, or is it unusual in any way? If so, bring your animal friend to the 2008 ChambersFest Pet Parade. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:34:06 GMT)

Project Pet Buy- A- Day is back
What better way to tell someone you love them or commemorate a special event than with Project Pet's Buy- A- Day program! While the calendar contest is in full swing we want to be sure to give you an opportunity to participate in this campaign. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:13:31 GMT)

Microchip program to begin for pet adoptions
A new tool to help keep track of your pet. The City of Rochester will begin including microchip identification in every dog or cat adoption. This program will begin on July 15th. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:46:34 GMT)

Pet health, fitness event set this weekend at Meadow Hills
A pet health, beauty and fitness event to raise awareness about pet obesity will be Friday and Saturday at Meadow Hills Veterinary Center. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:26:47 GMT)

Introducing Saugus Advertiser's 'Pet of the Week' feature
All Saugus dogs, cats, iguanas, ferrets, hamsters or other beloved pets are eligible to become part of this weekly feature which will profile a Saugus pet, both in the paper and online. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 17:04:01 GMT)

Poll: Pet Owners Favor McCain Over Obama
Pet owners favor John McCain over Barack Obama, a recent AP-Yahoo News poll finds. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:34:14 GMT)

Humane Society's Pet Of The Week 7/10
LAST WEEKS PET: Betty was adopted into a loving family. THIS WEEKS PET: Paco is about 4 years old, good with kids and is already house trained. Please hurry in to see if Paco is right for you. Moochie is also a Chihuahua, she is about 5 years old and only about 5 lbs. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 19:01:38 GMT)

Pet Owners Favor McCain Over Obama In Poll
An AP-Yahoo News poll finds that pet owners favor John McCain over Barack Obama. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 19:33:33 GMT)

Pet feeling phobic? Put on some Chopin
Do thunderstorms, traffic noise and house guests get your pet's heart racing? Veterinarian Sue Wagner provides a guide to using classical music to help calm your canine companion. An excerpt. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 20:38:11 GMT)

Thieves slip away with slithering pet
Thieves broke into a Fort Myers Beach home and deputies say they stole more than just some valuables. They say the crooks got away with a six-foot pet snake. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 22:45:38 GMT)

At least 30 pet rabbits beheaded by mystery killer
POLICE in two towns in the Ruhr Valley of Germany are looking for someone who has killed and mutilated at least 30 pet rabbits. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 01:37:51 GMT)

Cost Efficient Pet Care
Dogs give unconditional love, so it's easy to forget about the long term costs involved with owning one. With everything going up, pet owners concerned about their cash-flow are starting to think of ways to cut back. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 03:04:27 GMT)

my-pet-world
bc-my-pet-world 00/00 TMS Retransmission MY PET WORLD For release 07/09/2008 (ATTENTION EDITORS: This column ends with the words, "Cute. Maybe." If the column you see below concludes any other way, you have received an incomplete version. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:25:10 GMT)

Poll: Pet owners prefer McCain over Obama
BC-AP-Yahoo Poll-Pets and Politics, 2nd Ld-Writethru,590 Poll: Pet owners prefer McCain over Obama Eds: RAISES Obama planning to get dog; TRIMS. AP Photo WX102, WX101 By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- If the presidential election goes to the dogs, John McCain is looking like best in show. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:26:00 GMT)

Stolen hedgehog returned to St. Charles pet shop
A pygmy hedgehog stolen from a St. Charles pet store last week has been returned, police said Thursday. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 05:25:52 GMT)

Stolen hedgehog returned to St. Charles pet shop
A pygmy hedgehog stolen from a St. Charles pet store last week has been returned, police said Thursday. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 05:40:57 GMT)

No PET licence application yet: Giddings
Tasmania's Health Minister Lara Giddings says her office still has not received an applicaton for a licence for a PET scanner for the Hobart Private Hospital. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 06:10:57 GMT)

Jongrak says Vatana is in Poi Pet
Deputy Police Commissioner-General Jongrak Juthanon said Vatana Asavahame, former deputy interior minister, has fled to Cambodia. Jongrak said the Sa Kaew district police chief, Pol Col Itthipol Piriyapinyo, informed him that he met Vatana at the Poi Pet Resort Hotel in Poi Pet. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 08:11:51 GMT)

Jongrak: Vatana may be in Poi Pet
Fugitive Vatana Asavahame is believed to have absconded to his hotel in Poi Pet, Cambodia, Deputy National.... (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 08:12:40 GMT)

Animal Control Sets Pet Adopt-a-Thon for July 26
A Pet Adopt-a-thon will be July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section Shelter at 7115 De Castro Road between Lakeland and Winter Haven. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:12:31 GMT)

City Councilors Ban Pet Rental Companies In Boston
City Councilors have voted to ban pet rental companies from setting up shop in Boston, according to a newspaper report. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:20:33 GMT)

Blooming Grove man bitten by rattlesnake he kept as pet
BLOOMING GROVE — A 69-year-old man was bitten Thursday by a timber rattlesnake that he was keeping as a pet, police said. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:50:10 GMT)

Ensurapet Provides Arizona State University's More Than 310,000 Alumni Members Pet Health Insurance
SANTA ANA, Calif.----Ensurapet, Inc. , a leading provider of pet health insurance, announced today that the Company's comprehensive pet health insurance programs have expanded their marketing efforts, which have been underway since 2007, with alumni members of Arizona State University. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:56:00 GMT)

High-Tech Pet Innovations and the People Who Love Them
(ARA) - The Internet or their pets - which could Americans live without? No need to live without either, thanks to some particularly enterprising participants in the pet industry - a market the American Pet Products Manufacturers' Association estimates at $40 billion a year. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:20:07 GMT)

UCLA scientists use PET scans to locate, track prostate cancer cells in mice
UCLA researchers are using PET scans to pinpoint and track cancer cells as they spread to the lymph nodes in mice, a method they believe has the potential to improve the way advanced prostate cancer is treated in men. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 17:10:31 GMT)

Ensurapet Provides Arizona State University's More Than 310,000 Alumni Members Pet Health Insurance
Ensurapet, Inc. (OTCBB:EPTI), a leading provider of pet health insurance, announced today that the Company's comprehensive pet health insurance programs have expanded their marketing efforts, which have been underway since 2007, with alumni members of Arizona State University. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 18:22:41 GMT)

Charlton offers PET/CT advanced imaging technology
Methodist Charlton Medical Center has brought PET/CT technology to the Best Southwest area. PET/CT is an advanced imaging technology that combines the powerful Positron Emission Tomography and CT scanner technology to provide earlier cancer diagnosis and more accurate staging of the disease. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 18:45:26 GMT)

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet
Tips for traveling with your pet this summer. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:00:17 GMT)

Police Warn Of Possible 'Lost Pet' Scam
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Kissimmee Police Department is warning residents about a possible lost pet scam after a woman was contacted by a man who said he stole her dog. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:58:49 GMT)

Two special pet adoption events scheduled for Saturday
There are two special pet adoption opportunities on Saturday. Jacksonville's Animal Care and Control Division is having a "Show Your Shelter Spirit" adoption festival from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center is at 2580 W. First St. off North McDuff Avenue. Pet lovers can adopt a pet for ... (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 20:23:37 GMT)

Pet Parade : News
Carlee Critchelow, of Chandlerville, walks off the horse show arena with her boer goat Billy Bob after winning the costume category of the Pet Parade Thursday at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 21:07:41 GMT)

Vatana said to be hiding in Poi Pet
Veteran politician Vatana Asavahame, wanted for jumping bail in a corruption case, was found hiding in his casino in Cambodia's Poi Pet border town, police said yesterday. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 00:28:02 GMT)

Pet of the Week - Precious
This is Precious. She is a very pretty Russian blue. She has been spayed, had her shots, been wormed, has tested negative for FIV and is declawed. She must be an inside only pet. She is a very sweet kitty. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 04:51:25 GMT)

Pet carnival honors local boy
GENEVA – The Luke Laudolff Pet Carnival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Petco, 1885 S. Randall Road. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 05:52:10 GMT)

Charlton offers PET/CT advanced imaging technology
Methodist Charlton Medical Center has brought PET/CT technology to the Best Southwest area. PET/CT is an advanced imaging technology that combines the powerful Positron Emission Tomography and CT scanner technology to provide earlier cancer diagnosis and more accurate staging of the disease. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 06:02:29 GMT)

Man hospitalized after bite from pet rattlesnake
BLOOMING GROVE — A 69-year-old man was bitten Thursday by a timber rattlesnake that he was keeping as a pet, police said. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 06:06:03 GMT)

Winner of pet photo contest to receive $1,000
Instead of 1,000 words, your cutest pet photo could be worth $1,000 in the 2008 Summer Pet Photo Contest. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 07:13:52 GMT)

Cute pet contest with $1,000 prize
The Kansas-based International Pet Owners Club is holding its 2008 Summer Cutest Pet Photo Contest with prizes including trophies, Pet Smart gift cards and $1,000 in cash. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 08:18:09 GMT)

Pet of the Week
HOWARD, a 3-year-old beagle, has a handsome tricolor coat. He is a happy boy who likes to go for walks and play with his toys. His friendly nature and outgoing personality make him an ideal family pet. He is smart, learns quickly and will excel in training. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:57:11 GMT)

Petiquette for the Modern Pet Owner
(ARA) - For anyone that owns a pet, you know that they are part of the family. But even though they bring lots of joy, they can also cause a bit of strife. They make messes, shed an astounding amount of fur, can be expensive and simply make life a bit more hectic. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 13:15:50 GMT)

This pet of the week has no name
This week the "Pet of the Week" has no name. She is a nameless, faceless unclaimed stray. She is one of 138 animals in the first six days of this month alone that have already been euthanized at animal control. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 14:12:30 GMT)

Pet healthcare: Putting a leash on veterinary costs
Owners can ease pain of pet medical bills, which totaled $10 billion in '07 (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 17:04:19 GMT)

2-pawed pup is anti-trap poster pet
Andre the two-legged dog was rescued last winter when a woman noticed the animal trailing blood across a country road. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 01:54:33 GMT)

4 p.m. - Pet therapy group seeks volunteers
4 p.m. July 13 — Unconditional Love, a nonprofit pet therapy group, will hold a volunteer/pet orientation at 6 p.m. on July 16. The group allows volunteers with their pets to go to senior citizens’ homes and hospitals. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 06:21:10 GMT)

Pet show marks 30th year
MEADVILLE - Oscar thinks he's a dog. Eight-year-old Jillian Collins' year-old pet likes to fetch pony tail holders "and brings them back," Collins said as she cradled the furry animal in her arms Saturday morning. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 07:16:22 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Tia
Tia, a 5-year-old, black and white domestic shorthair cat, is the Pet of the Week. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 08:24:35 GMT)

Pet of the Week
York County SPCA's Pet of the Week is Dobbs, a sweet adult male brindle and white boxer mix. The shelter staff say Dobbs was found as a stray in April. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 08:35:28 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest winner
Time to announce our 2008 Cutest Pet! More than 1,000 people have voted, and the winner of the 2008 Cutest Pet Contest is ... Share your thoughts.... (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 09:49:35 GMT)

Murderer hopes pet dog can free him from jail
A CALL centre lothario serving life in jail for ordering his mistress “by text” to murder his unsuspecting wife believes his pet dog could set him free. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 10:11:17 GMT)

Putting a leash on pet costs
Owners can ease pain of pet medical bills, which totaled $10 billion in '07 Veterinarian Gregory Hammer laughed as he recalled the average price his clients paid for an office visit in 1973, when he started in rural Kansas. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 12:30:39 GMT)

Petiquette for the Modern Pet Owner
(ARA) - For anyone that owns a pet, you know that they are part of the family. But even though they bring lots of joy, they can also cause a bit of strife. They make messes, shed an astounding amount of fur, can be expensive and simply make life a bit more hectic. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 13:21:30 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. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 13:53:33 GMT)

High-Tech Pet Innovations and the People Who Love Them
(ARA) - The Internet or their pets - which could Americans live without? No need to live without either, thanks to some particularly enterprising participants in the pet industry - a market the American Pet Products Manufacturers' Association estimates at $40 billion a year. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 17:50:07 GMT)

U.S. scientists use PET scans to locate, track prostate cancer cells in mice
Using PET scans, U.S. researchers successfully pinpoint and track prostate cancer cells as they spread to the lymph nodes in mice, a method they believe has the potential to improve the way advanced prostate cancer is treated in men. ... (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:34:20 GMT)

Noon - Pet therapy group seeks volunteers, orientation scheduled for Wednesday
Noon, July 14 — Unconditional Love, a nonprofit pet therapy group, will hold a volunteer/pet orientation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The group allows volunteers with their pets to go to senior citizens’ homes and hospitals. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 02:06:00 GMT)

Pet Pig Changes The Law In Medford
A Medford woman's pet pig gets loose and ends up changing the law. FOX25's Diana Rocco explains. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 03:23:06 GMT)

Pet show lets young kids get a taste of 4-H
Under a tented section of the Webster County Fairgrounds, a group of about 30 parents, kids and their little pets gathered for a pet show on Sunday. One of the three judges, Alyssa Lentsch said the show exists so that kids too young to be involved in 4-H can still show off their pets. Anyone third grade and under can be included. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 04:01:27 GMT)

Direct kids to pet your dog in a way that both will enjoy
'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." (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 05:13:37 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, 14 Jul 2008 06:16:24 GMT)

Pet Obesity Expanding in US
A new nationwide study indicates that pet obesity continues to expand. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), almost half of the nation's dogs and cats are now overweight or obese. The group conducted the National Pet Obesity Awareness Day study in October 2007 and found 43% of all dogs and 53% of all cats were classified as overweight or obese by a veterinary ... (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:14:45 GMT)

Family's pet 22-stone sheep
A Cardiff family have an unusual pet - a 22-stone sheep who loves eating biscuits and curling up on the couch to watch TV. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:44:50 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest winner
Time to announce our 2008 Cutest Pet! More than 1,000 people have voted, and the winner of the 2008 Cutest Pet Contest is ... " how adorable!! Hey Fritz are you related to my friend Peggy?? great choice this dog is beautiful!! (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:45:06 GMT)

Family's pet 22-stone sheep
A Cardiff family have an unusual pet - a 22-stone sheep who loves eating biscuits and curling up on the couch to watch TV. Former coach driver David Palmer rescued the sheep, which he calls Nick Boing, three years ago, when he was just a newborn, reports the Daily Mail. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:07:26 GMT)

Beauty parlours for pet dogs in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, July 14 : A number of beauty parlours and grooming services are being provided for pet dogs today at dogs' play saloon, an air-conditioned dog home in Chandigarh. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:57:05 GMT)

EnsurApet Provides More Than 10,000 Employer Groups, Consisting Of 165,000 Members, Pet Health Insurance Coverage
SANTA ANA, Calif.----EnsurApet, Inc. , a provider of pet health insurance announced the Company's pet health insurance programs have been expanded to include members of CHOICE Administrators® , a Word & Brown company, the leading developer and administrator of Consumer Choice Exchange models. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 12:28:00 GMT)

Spectrum Brands terminates sale of pet-supply unit
Spectrum Brands Inc., which makes Remington shavers and other products, said Monday it will no longer sell its global pet-supply business because of problems getting consent from its senior lenders. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 12:36:56 GMT)

Spectrum pet unit sale squashed
Spectrum Brands Inc. and Salton Inc. said they have agreed to cancel a $693 deal that would have sold Spectrum's global pet supply business United Pet Group to Salton. (SPC) (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:10:20 GMT)

Pet Valu Receives Acquisition Offer; Shares Climb (Update2)
July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Pet Valu Inc. , the Canadian retailer of pet food and supplies, said it was approached about a possible acquisition of the company. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:48:28 GMT)

Boynton Beach pet store employee accused of cruelty to mice he fed to snakes
A pet store employee was arrested on Friday after a customer accused him of torturing mice, rabbits and a bearded dragon. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 18:50:19 GMT)

Pet Valu Rises After Retailer Receives Acquisition Proposal
July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Pet Valu Inc. , a Canadian pet-food retailer, rose to the highest in six months in Toronto trading after saying it was approached about a possible acquisition. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:03:40 GMT)

Pet DRx Joins Russell Microcap Index
Pet DRx, Inc. (NASDAQ:VETS) today announced that the Company was added to the Russell Microcap Index on June 27, 2008, when Russell Investments reconstituted its family of U.S. indexes. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:21:11 GMT)

Wake SPCA Offers Free Gas For Pet Adoption
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Want some free gas? Adopt a pet. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:10:36 GMT)

Police: Pet frog impaled by angry boyfriend
A Carson City man stabbed his girlfriend's pet frog with a kitchen knife and stuck it to her wall following an argument this weekend, a Carson City police report said. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:14:12 GMT)

2 arrested for animal cruelty in pet dog killing
LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn. - Two 21-year-old men are in the Blue Earth County Jail while prosecutors consider charges after a pet dog was apparently shot with an arrow. Advertisement: JobsHQ Get a personalized video for your business Set up a JobsHQ Featured Employer account and get a video created for your business. Contact info@jobsHQ.com for more information (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:16:02 GMT)

Jindal vetoes $16 million in lawmakers' pet projects
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has stripped more than $16 million in legislative pet projects from this year's budget. That's nearly a third of the add-ons that lawmakers put in the bill. Jindal called the items that he removed wasteful spending. Among the items jettisoned by line-item veto were dollars for (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:16:47 GMT)

Pet Valu Rises to Highest on Acquisition Proposal (Update1)
July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Pet Valu Inc. , a Canadian pet-food retailer, rose to the highest price in Toronto trading after saying it was approached about a possible acquisition. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:18:47 GMT)

2nd former Naperville pet store employee sentenced in theft of Pomeranian puppy
Plainfield woman gets community service, supervision for misdemeanor A second former Naperville pet store employee who plotted to steal a Pomeranian puppy pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor retail theft. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:34:56 GMT)

Crooks steal five puppies from pet store
A pet store owner in the Four Corners area says five very expensive puppies were stolen over the weekend. And now she is hoping the public can help get the dogs back. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 00:06:39 GMT)

Pet show highlights final day of fair
A long-standing tradition at the Vernon County Youth Fair is the pet show, one of the final events. This year, the pet show was held early Saturday afternoon, with some of the fair's youngest exhibitors taking part. The show is open to children ages 5 to 7. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 04:18:24 GMT)

Local legislators aim to undo cuts in pet projects
BOSTON — Lawmakers yesterday said they will work to undo tens of millions of dollars of cuts by Gov. Deval Patrick in pet projects and local expenditures. The cuts ranged from Haverhill debt relief, youth services and food distribution programs in Andover, Lawrence and Newburyport, to a maritime heritage center in Gloucester. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 04:45:55 GMT)

Local legislators aim to undo cuts in pet project cuts
BOSTON and mdash; Lawmakers yesterday said they will work to undo tens of millions of dollars of cuts by Gov. Deval Patrick in pet projects and local expenditures. On Cape Ann, Patrick rejected plans to spend $100,000 on the Maritime Heritage Center in Gloucester. He also eliminated $50,000 for the North Shore Housing trust. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 04:49:29 GMT)

Pet Scoop: Animal events and adoptions
Editor's note: The full Pet Scoop column will return next week. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 04:53:37 GMT)

Nigeria: Sultan Establishes Pet Project
SULTAN Sa'ad Abubakar III has established a pet project named "Sultan Development Initiative (SULDEIN)". The disclosure was contained in a statement signed by Malam Sodangi Aliyu, Secretary to the Sultanate Council in Sokoto yesterday. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:38:27 GMT)

Pet walk planned at Fort Mandan
The second annual Fort Mandan Pet Walk is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, two miles west of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Washburn. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:14:33 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest Winner
More than 1,000 people have voted, and the winner of the 2008 Cutest Pet Contest is ... (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:53:11 GMT)

Pet Adopt-A-Thon Set for July 26
A Pet Adopt-A-Thon will be held July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section Shelter at 7115 De Castro Road between Lakeland and Winter Haven. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:13:12 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Kansas City, Missouri
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 Missouri's Kansas City region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 175th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now services more than 13,000 active clients throughout 1,700 ... (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:30:00 GMT)

Nothing sheepish about this unusual pet
A Welsh family has found a rather unusual pet, a 308-pound sheep who loves eating biscuits and curling up and watching TV. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:49:23 GMT)

Resident With 8 Dogs Prompts City To Discuss Pet Law
Local city officials discuss the possibility of implementing a pet law after residents complain about a woman who owns eight dogs. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:58:31 GMT)

Pet owners encouraged to examine their animals for ticks
The Department of Natural Resources, animal health division, is encouraging pet owners to examine their pets for ticks after a tick recently found on a dog on the Avalon Peninsula, and another found on a dog on the west coast of the Island, tested positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:21:34 GMT)

Boynton pet-shop owner under investigation over exotic reptiles
The owner of the pet store where an employee allegedly tortured small animals in front of two teenaged girls last week is under investigation by the Florida Wildlife Commission. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:29:10 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, 15 Jul 2008 18:54:31 GMT)

Does your pet have a micro-chip?
It's a small electronic device that now stores your pet's tracking number and help reunite owners with their lost pets. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:38:47 GMT)

High-Tech Pet Innovations and the People Who Love Them
(ARA) - The Internet or their pets - which could Americans live without? No need to live without either, thanks to some particularly enterprising participants in the pet industry - a market the American Pet Products Manufacturers' Association estimates at $40 billion a year. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:43:15 GMT)

Common Plant Kills Pet
HOUSTON -- A plant that is common in Houston-area yards killed a beloved pet, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday. Lilly, a 7-month-old dog, died after ingesting a seed from a sago palm. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 22:08:10 GMT)

NIE Pet Calendar
To enter online, complete form and attach a clear, sharp, horizontally oriented photo of your pet(living pets only). There is a $5 fee to enter. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 22:25:15 GMT)

150 Pet Carriers Stolen from Montgomery Humane Society
Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- What would someone need with 150 pet carriers? That is a question the Montgomery County Humane Society is asking today after discovering the theft. MCHS spokeswoman Lee Turbert (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 23:19:20 GMT)

Illegal Pet Dumping in Midland 7/15/08 Eddie Garcia CBS 7 News July 15, 2008
Midland, Texas - Would you dump your beloved pet over a six-foot fence to get rid of it if you couldn't take care of it anymore? Believe it or not that's exactly what some people are doing after hours at Midland's Lone Star SPCA. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 02:13:58 GMT)

Thistlerose Pet Cemetery may live on
Now the owner of defunct Thistlerose Pet Cemetery and Crematory in Greendale is telling people to hold off on digging... (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 03:01:10 GMT)

Arlington pet shelter plans a yard sale
ARLINGTON — Find a deal, help a dog. A new nonprofit group, Friends of Arlington Animal Services, is holding its first community yard sale Sunday to raise money for the city animal shelter. Bargains include clothes, children’s toys, household items and furniture, board member Dianne Watson said. All proceeds will help the group buy pet toys, beds, food bowls and other items to make animals at ... (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 05:14:42 GMT)

Pet walk planned at Fort Mandan
The second annual Fort Mandan Pet Walk is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, two miles west of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Washburn. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 05:26:40 GMT)

Dog owners get behind McCain | Pet Politics
A recent poll by The Associated Press suggests that while animal activists may be pigeonholed as liberals, pet owners are leaning Republican. Dog owners go for McCain, while cat owners are riding the fence. Voters interviewed by the AP suggested McCain's support might come from the fact that the candidate has pets, as opposed to Obama, who doesn't. But, if the red phone is ringing, do we really ... (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 05:41:18 GMT)

Pet owners have a new place to shop
Navarre has a new pet supplies store. Ocean View Pet Supplies, which opened this spring, stocks feed, toys, grooming products and more for most common pets. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 05:52:46 GMT)

(AFX UK Focus) 2008-07-16 09:18 Salton, Applica Pet Products' ratings withdrawn on deal termination - S&P
MUMBAI (Thomson Financial) - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it withdrew its ratings, including the 'B+' corporate credit rating on small appliance manufacturer Salton Inc. and its wholly-owned unit, Applica Pet Products LLC, following the termination of its deal with Spectrum Brands Inc. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:50:11 GMT)

Pet carriers stolen from city shelter
Montgomery County Humane Society officials are baffled why a thief stole 150 pet carriers from the shelter, but their best guess is that the carriers will be used to transport fighting dogs or house illegally trapped wild animals. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:06:17 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest Winner
More than 1,000 people have voted, and the winner of the 2008 Cutest Pet Contest is ... (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:52:39 GMT)

High-Tech Pet Innovations and the People Who Love Them
(ARA) - The Internet or their pets - which could Americans live without? No need to live without either, thanks to some particularly enterprising participants in the pet industry - a market the American Pet Products Manufacturers' Association estimates at $40 billion a year. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 10:24:41 GMT)

Pet Supermarket Continues to Grow as 4 New Stores Open
SUNRISE, Fla.----Pet Supermarket, the nation's largest privately owned chain of pet stores, has recently opened 4 new stores. These stores are located at: Clermont, Florida 1070 E. Highway 50 On the corner of Highway 50 and Grand Highway 352-241-4476 Brentwood, Tennessee 330 Franklin Road In the shopping center with Kroger 615-370-6389 Orlando, Florida 423 Chickasaw Trail In the Rio Pinar ... (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:56:00 GMT)

Pet tales!
Thanks to Charlotte, 10, of Royal Oak, who wrote the Yak about her pet white rat. Here's what she wrote: (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:38:23 GMT)

Pet owner wins fight to save dog
A Nottinghamshire dog owner is to be reunited with his pet after proving in court that it was not a pit bull terrier. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:33:55 GMT)

Pet Supermarket opens 2 area stores
Pet Supermarket opened two new Central Florida stores, its 10th and 11th in the Orlando market. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:41:21 GMT)

Examine the Fresh Pet Food in North America: The Raw/Frozen, Refrigerated and Homemade Wave
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pet food industry is available in its catalogue. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:45:00 GMT)

Nano Pet Products, LLC Increases Availablity of Its Revolutionary Nanotechnology-Based Pet Products Through One of the ...
Nano Pet Products, LLC, a Wilton, Connecticut-based company dedicated to bringing cleaner and healthier pet products to pet owners worldwide through Dog Gone Smart nanotechnology, has added Royal Pet Supplies, one of the nation's largest independent pet supply distributors based in Brentwood, Long Island, New York, and Pompano Beach, Florida, to meet increasing demand for the company's ... (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:55:00 GMT)

Vets offer tips for ridding your pet of summer pests
WATERLOO --- With summer in full swing, outdoor picnics, hikes and camping trips top the list for adventurous families. But veterinarians are advising pet owners that while being outdoors is great exercise, they should be aware of the dangers and invest in proper flea prevention for their four-legged friends. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:14:27 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. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:23:24 GMT)

Pet urination proving costly along riverfront
FORT FRANCES—Pet owners who stroll along the riverfront are being asked to keep their four-legged friends from urinating on the lamp posts that line the walkway. Due to high traffic and excessive pet urination around the light standard bases, their shinny black finish has started to corrode, said Sharon Gurski of the Fort Frances Power Corp. “Hundreds of poles have to be refurbished because ... (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:29:31 GMT)

Going On Vacation? Consider Pro Pet Sitter
These myths and truths will help you take the best course of action when choosing a pet sitter. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:38:48 GMT)

Think Your Pet is the Pick of the Litter, Here's Your Chance to Prove It
Montgomery, AL (WSFA) -- If you think your pet is the cutest, now you have the chance to prove it. The Montgomery Humane Society will hold its 10th Annual Friends for Life Pet Photo contest.  (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 01:50:09 GMT)

Deadline extended for pet photo contest
If it seems like the pets around Pike County are actually smiling these days, there's good reason for it. Pets have been asked repeatedly to say "cheese" as their owners snap photo after photo to be entered in the Humane Society of Pike County's Pet Photo Contest. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 03:24:26 GMT)

A PET everyone will love
Nova Scotia’s newest PET won’t snuggle up with you at night, but it may save your life. The province’s first Pos­itron Emission Tomography and Computerized Tomography (PET/CT) diagnostic imaging suite was unveiled yesterday at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. It’s the first of its kind in the province and is used to find residual cancer cells that are difficult to detect from cancers such ... (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 03:24:48 GMT)

Pet health insurance eases rising vet costs
Every six seconds, a pet owner is faced with a veterinary bill of more than $1,000. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 04:34:06 GMT)

‘Green’ pet store making green
Pet owners seeking eco-friendly products are gladly spending green to go green at Crazy for Animals. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 04:40:50 GMT)

Pet insurance can help pay for costly treatment
The cost of owning a pet has gone up in recent years. New technology in medicine makes 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. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 05:30:58 GMT)

Pet 'adopt-a-thon' set Saturday
Peninsula Humane Society officials are pulling out all the stops to help people adopt a pet this weekend. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:59:58 GMT)

Vets offer tips for ridding your pet of summer pests
WATERLOO --- With summer in full swing, outdoor picnics, hikes and camping trips top the list for adventurous families. But veterinarians are advising pet owners that while being outdoors is great exercise, they should be aware of the dangers and invest in proper flea prevention for their four-legged friends. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:14:27 GMT)

Cutest Pet Contest Winner
More than 1,000 people have voted, and the winner of the 2008 Cutest Pet Contest is ... (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:53:11 GMT)

Find a Friend at Pet Adopt-a-Thon
A Pet Adopt-a-Thon will be July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section Shelter at 7115 De Castro Road between Lakeland and Winter Haven.For more information, contact Animal Control at 863-499-2600 or by e-mail at ww.polkpets.org. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:08:56 GMT)

PETCO Foundation Partners With Zootoo.com for Pet Photo Contest
Zootoo.com -- the leading social "pet-working" and news site for pet lovers -- today announced that it is hosting the PETCO Foundation's 2009 Calendar Pet Photo Contest. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:00:00 GMT)

Some Animal Lovers Upset About Local Pet Shop
A local pet store that sells designer breeds to dog lovers on the weekend finds itself in the middle of controversy. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:23:02 GMT)

Pet insurance can help pay for costly treatment
The cost of owning a pet has gone up in recent years. New technology in medicine makes 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. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:49:29 GMT)

State Program targets Pet Overpopulation
A new state program will help control the pet population. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 14:40:59 GMT)

Montgomery County offers free pet vaccinations
Dogs and cats are often treated as an extra member of the family and for some, losing a pet feels like losing a child.... (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:41:34 GMT)

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