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Voting deadline for pet calendars nears
There is still time to vote for your favorite fury friend, and support the Metro East Humane Society (MEHS). MEHS’ Pet Pals Calendar voting polls will be open until 4 p.m. on Friday. Members of the community have submitted their pet into the contest and are now awaiting the tallies to see who will win this year’s top prize. Each vote is $1 and all proceeds from the event benefit MEHS. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 00:48:48 GMT)

A $50 donation can buy a lot of pet kibble
There are a lot of responsibilities that come with having a pet, but one of the most difficult is fulfilling the part of the implied contract that says you will make difficult decisions for the animal that the animal can't make for itself. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 00:49:28 GMT)

NextDayPets.com Selects iCongo's e-Commerce Platform To Support Fast Growing Online Pet Supplies Business
iCongo, Inc., a North American leader in e-commerce solutions, announced recently that Next Day Pets, L.L.C., one of the Internet's leading pet related websites, has selected iCongo's Business-to-Consumer E-Commerce Platform to power their online retail pet supplies business. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 05:13:29 GMT)

Those grieving a pet invited to memorial
Benton County pet lovers who are grieving the death of a companion animal are invited to attend a community remembrance ceremony for pets at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the chapel and garden at DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory, 815 N.W. Buchanan Ave. Marcella Fox will lead the ceremony, which is sponsored by Heartland Humane Society. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 07:35:17 GMT)

Pet pooch survives 70 days under earthquake rubble!
New Delhi, July 31 : A pet dog has miraculously survived for 70 whole days under the rubble after the devastating earthquake that hit China on May 12. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 07:53:15 GMT)

Pet Insurer\'s Guide To Puppy Gazumping
The pet insurer PetPlan has issued a warning for potential dog owners to consider when buying a puppy from a breeder.. Friday 01 August 2008 (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 08:55:17 GMT)

Sign-up under way for pet competition
Registration is taking place for ZooMontana's Stupid Pet Tricks competition, which will be held at noon Aug. 22 at ZooMontana's MargaZOOritaville event. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 09:57:27 GMT)

Pet Shelter pet photo calendars available in August
Scituate Animal Shelter announces the release of its second pet photo calendar, “ PawPrints in the Sand 2009.” (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:03:57 GMT)

Pet Euthanized Following Attack
Another child has been attacked by a family pet, but this time, she is expected to recover. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:06:17 GMT)

Saudi police to enforce pet curbs
Saudi religious police say they will enforce strictly a ban on the sale of pet cats and dogs in Riyadh and walking animals in public. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:12:24 GMT)

Saudi police to enforce pet curbs
Saudi religious police say they will enforce strictly a ban on the sale of pet cats and dogs in Riyadh and walking animals in public. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:15:09 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Mario
Two-year-old Mario, a member of the Coughlin family,  is this week's 'Pet of the Week.' Send a photo (and/or a video) along with your pet’s name, age, breed/species, family and town of residence, and some fun facts about your pet. E-mail to saugus@cnc.com . (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:40:11 GMT)

Parma Fire shows off new pet oxygen masks
PARMA -- Pets can be like members of the family for many. Now, Parma's Fire Department has acquired new pet oxygen masks to help rescue animals during fires and other emergencies. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 16:03:02 GMT)

Voting deadline for pet calendars nears
There is still time to vote for your favorite fury friend, and support the Metro East Humane Society (MEHS). MEHS’ Pet Pals Calendar voting polls will be open until 4 p.m. on Friday. Members of the community have submitted their pet into the contest and are now awaiting the tallies to see who will win this year’s top prize. Each vote is $1 and all proceeds from the event benefit MEHS. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 16:33:48 GMT)

Mountain lion warning for pet owners
A warning for pet owners in the foothills after a mountain lion attacks and kills a dog. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 18:11:03 GMT)

Pet grooming dangers
We all know about the dangers associated with unethical or unlicensed pet people. This story was featured on "Today" and is on MSNBC's Web site. Please let it be a warning to check out everyone you hire who deals with pets. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 18:12:29 GMT)

Pet python that went missing reappears in neighbour's washroom
ZURICH, Ont. - A 1.5-metre-long pet snake that went missing from a home in Zurich, Ont., reappeared days later - in a neighbour's washroom. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 19:55:26 GMT)

Send us your fat pet photos
Can your pet give Powder/Princess/Prince Chunk a run for his money? Send photos of your larger-than-average animals to wrhodes@gannett.com. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 19:57:36 GMT)

$1,000 Bird Stolen From Pet Store
Two women stole a $1,000 bird and a dog leash from a Branford pet store Wednesday, a representative of All Pets Club said. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 19:57:40 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet to break up after August shows
Nashville punk rock group Be Your Own Pet has announced that they will break up after four shows in England at the end of the month. "We are sad to bring you the news that our upcoming shows in the UK (dates below) are going to be our last as a band," the group announced in a MySpace bulletin this morning. " We thank you for all your love and support these past few years - its been a blast but ... (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 20:26:37 GMT)

Pet Safety Days Celebration Kicks Off Saturday
Local police officers and firefighters are teaming up to encourage pet safety in the car.  You are invited to join them for the Pet Safety Days Celebration.  It is happening tomorrow at 7705 West Sahara between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 20:31:07 GMT)

LR Animal Services Having Pet Food Drive
The grocery bills for Little Rock Animal Services are increasing just as personal grocery bills are. Little rock Animal Services Manager Tracy Roark has announced that there will be a series of Pet Food Drives throughout the coming months to help alleviate some rise in costs. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 00:52:34 GMT)

Those grieving a pet invited to memorial
Benton County pet lovers who are grieving the death of a companion animal are invited to attend a community remembrance ceremony for pets at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the chapel and garden at DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory, 815 N.W. Buchanan Ave. Marcella Fox will lead the ceremony, which is sponsored by Heartland Humane Society. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 01:14:12 GMT)

Police: Cremator dumped pet remains at landfill
Associated Press - August 1, 2008 10:04 PM ET BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) - Police have arrested the owner of a pet cremation business on a charge of fraudulent schemes for dumping animals he was... (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 02:17:05 GMT)

Pet stem-cell therapy comes to Montrose
MONTROSE — Local pet owners now have the option of stem-cell technology to help heal their soft-tissue injured and arthritic animals. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 03:26:26 GMT)

Patients respond to pet therapy program
SUMTER — Tuomey Regional Medical Center has gone to the dogs. Gurley, an American water spaniel; Dutchess, a golden retriever; and Boomer, a German shepherd, joined Tuomey recently as part of the new pet therapy program. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 04:47:53 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Zoe, a 7-month-old female Labrador retriever who weighs 41 pounds. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 05:26:14 GMT)

Police: Cremator dumped pet remains at Arizona landfill
Police have arrested the owner of a pet cremation business on a charge of fraudulent schemes for dumping animals he was paid to cremate. Bullhead City has a contract with Cherished Companion Corporation to cremate deceased animals from the Animal Control Shelter for $1,035 a month. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 05:27:16 GMT)

Police: Cremator dumped pet remains at landfill
Police have arrested the owner of a pet cremation business on a charge of fraudulent schemes for dumping animals he was paid to cremate. Bullhead City has a contract with Cherished Companion Corporation to cremate deceased animals from the Animal Control Shelter for $1,035 a month. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 08:51:58 GMT)

Pet stem-cell therapy comes to Montrose
MONTROSE — Local pet owners now have the option of stem-cell technology to help heal their soft-tissue injured and arthritic animals. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 10:28:32 GMT)

Local officials: Pet owners need to keep animals' shots current
Pet owners may wish to make sure that their pets' vaccinations are current to prevent parvo and rabies, as both types of illness have been reported recently in Gray County. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 11:14:02 GMT)

Pet paramedics take to the roads
A new 24-hour pet ambulance service starts in and around Nottingham. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 11:54:02 GMT)

Cremator Arrested In Pet Dumping Case
Police arrest the owner of a pet cremation business on a charge of fraudulent schemes for dumping dead animals he was paid to cremate. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 14:05:31 GMT)

ADOPT-A-PET
The Ford County Humane Society is sponsoring pet adoptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Orscheln Farm and Home Supply, 1701 N 14th. If the temperature gets too hot, we may close up early. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 15:09:17 GMT)

Food pantry helps pet owners in need
Having problems taking care of your pet? AniMeals is a food pantry for the pets of individuals on limited incomes or experiencing financial hardship. The program is sponsored by the St. Charles Humane Society, located at 1099 Pralle Lane in St. Charles. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 15:42:54 GMT)

Pet Rescue hosts auction, casino night
This year, gambling is the best way to help save the lives of dogs and cats. Gainesville Pet Rescue will be holding its 13th annual Party for Pets benefit auction and casino night from 6 to 11:30 p.m. tonight at the Best Western Gateway Grand. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 18:29:56 GMT)

Stolen Bird Returned To Pet Shop
A $1,000 South American bird stolen from a Branford pet shop has been returned. (Sat, 02 Aug 2008 19:58:26 GMT)

Pet Loss - Choosing Euthanasia
Losing a beloved cat, or pet of any kind, is extremely difficult. When faced with the decision of euthanizing your cat, or pet, this loss can be unbearable. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 03:13:54 GMT)

PET CORNER: Preacher rules at Humane Society of Harrison County's The Pet Place
An incredible dog named Preacher is a very important asset while residing (and ruling) at The Pet Place. Preacher has been a resident there since right after the facility's opening nearly two years ago. He has been there 16 months. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 03:19:57 GMT)

Fort Pierce may increase pet fees
Mayor Bob Benton said he wants to hold "irresponsible" pet owners accountable by proposing the city adopt St. Lucie County's animal licensing ordinance, which imposes heftier fees on people who don't spay and neuter their animals. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 04:06:36 GMT)

PET BRIEFS
Each year, 2 million to 3 million people are affected by disasters. The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters has issued an official Disaster Preparedness Guide designed to provide pet sitters and owners with educational and reference tools to help guide them through disasters. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 04:07:46 GMT)

Pet store target of protest 35 picket near mall
ELYRIA -- A group of about 35 people demonstrated against a pet store at Midway Mall yesterday afternoon. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 04:08:38 GMT)

Those grieving a pet invited to memorial
Benton County pet lovers who are grieving the death of a companion animal are invited to attend a community remembrance ceremony for pets at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the chapel and garden at DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory, 815 N.W. Buchanan Ave. Marcella Fox will lead the ceremony, which is sponsored by Heartland Humane Society. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 06:04:06 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, 03 Aug 2008 06:18:21 GMT)

Food pantry helps pet owners in need
Having problems taking care of your pet? AniMeals is a food pantry for the pets of individuals on limited incomes or experiencing financial hardship. The program is sponsored by the St. Charles Humane Society, located at 1099 Pralle Lane in St. Charles. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 06:21:57 GMT)

Pet of the Week
York County SPCA's Pet of the Week is Mya, a beautiful female brown and white tabby. The shelter staff said her owner passed away and she needs a loving new home. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 06:46:26 GMT)

Pet of the Week
York County SPCA's Pet of the Week is Mya, a beautiful female brown and white tabby. The shelter staff said her owner passed away and she needs a loving new home. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 07:14:55 GMT)

Pet-adoption program to be held Saturday
The Humane Society of Harford County will hold a Pet Adopt-a-Thon from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 07:48:00 GMT)

Pet stem-cell therapy comes to Montrose
MONTROSE — Local pet owners now have the option of stem-cell technology to help heal their soft-tissue injured and arthritic animals. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 10:31:02 GMT)

Setting Sun Pet Crematory
Ronnie Adams opened Setting Sun Pet Crematory with his wife, Kathi, in January 2007. The business, based in Hedgesville, W.Va., picks up and delivers deceased pets from owners or veterinarians. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 12:14:47 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. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 12:18:10 GMT)

PHOTO: Pet parade
Tecumseh’s Pet Parade marched down Chicago Boulevard on Saturday morning as part of Downtown Tecumseh Market Days. Pets and their owners dressed up for the Wild, Wild West and walked before a panel of judges for prizes for the best costumes. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 12:55:53 GMT)

Woman Who Stuffed $1K Parrot Up Shirt Returns It To Pet Store
Police say they've been made aware of quite a bizarre situation involving two women, a dog, a bird and a pet store in Connecticut. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 15:32:58 GMT)

Pet photo weekend to benefit Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA
SHENANDOAH — Picture your pet helping another. Kevin Graff and Teri Adkins, co-owners of TLC Photography, Shenandoah, will host a pet photo weekend from noon until 6 p.m. today at their studio at 40 W. Centre St. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 20:05:32 GMT)

Penthouse Pet of the Year To Rock Against Diabetes
A top story from this week. Penthouse Pet of the Year 2008 Erica Ellyson has joined forces with Rock Against Diabetes in a large way. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 21:10:22 GMT)

Greenwood Officials Drafting New Pet Laws
Recent dog attacks and outdated pet laws are forcing officials to draw up a new plan. (Sun, 03 Aug 2008 23:29:18 GMT)

Pet Waste Ordinance
Dog owners will notice a change in Tallahassee, after an ordinance set on Friday will require pet owners to clean up after their pets, or risk paying a fine. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 00:30:50 GMT)

Rabies clinic held for local pet owners
Pet lovers in Mid-Michigan lined up on Sunday in order to help keep their dogs and cats happy and healthy. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:21:41 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. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 05:02:51 GMT)

Can we use brand names on our pet toys?
Q: We're marketing grad students. We created a business plan to sell puppy dog chew toys using well-known company names. For example, our chewy shoes are called ''Gucci Poochie'' and use their logo design. We chose doggie pet products because they are such a large sales market. Our professor thought the concept was good but questioned whether we could use the Gucci name without legal ... (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 07:19:19 GMT)

Can we use brand names on our pet toys?
Q: We're marketing grad students. We created a business plan to sell puppy dog chew toys using well-known company names. For example, our chewy shoes are called ''Gucci Poochie'' and use their logo design. We chose doggie pet products because they are such a large sales market. Our professor thought the concept was good but questioned whether we could use the Gucci name without legal permission. ... (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 07:26:02 GMT)

Minister blesses animals at Save-A-Pet reunion
Jeanne Hanson believes that even animals need divine intervention. Hanson, a pastor at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Barrington, was at the Save-A-Pet adoption center in Grayslake on Saturday to give spiritual strength and love to dozens of pets at the 36th annual anniversary reunion. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 09:16:44 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. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 09:50:20 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. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 10:23:30 GMT)

Pet stem-cell therapy comes to Montrose
MONTROSE — Local pet owners now have the option of stem-cell technology to help heal their soft-tissue injured and arthritic animals. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 10:29:39 GMT)

Coweta County Pet Cat Dies from Possible Bobcat Attack
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX Atlanta) -- A Coweta County family’s beloved pet cat was killed by another cat over the weekend. The Yekels believe their six-year-old cat Tony was killed by a bobcat. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 10:53:32 GMT)

House of squalor couple found guilty of starving pet
BEER cans litter the floor of this house of shame where a couple mistreated their pet dog. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 11:45:58 GMT)

Adopt a Pet!
Check out videos, photos, and more from our weekly Adopt a Pet segment, Fridays on WGN News at Noon! Learn more about our furry visitors and how you can adopt one! (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 12:50:43 GMT)

First Whole-Pet Health and Wellness Web Site Launches
CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2008 -- Search "pet health" on the Internet and more than 16 million sites and references pop up. With so much online clutter, it's no wonder a recent survey found three out of four pet owners would find a singular site for pet health and wellness information valuable. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 13:27:27 GMT)

RIP: Be Your Own PET to split after one last hurrah round UK
After four years, Nashville oiks Be Your Own PET have announced that they shall split after their forthcoming UK dates (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 15:09:57 GMT)

Police searching for pet store robbers
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- Police are looking for an unknown number of suspects who broke into a South Florida pet store and stole several pricey pups. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 16:49:47 GMT)

Family pet attacks two Shreveport children
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Dogs are said to be man's best friend. But when it comes to boys, it seems the rules don't apply. At least that was the case Monday morning for a couple of Shreveport boys who say they were attacked by their family pet. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 18:06:50 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. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 18:50:34 GMT)

Newsweek: Extreme pet gadgets
From cameras that track your cat's travels throughout the day to meat-scented bubbles for your dog, digital pet urns and pet translators, here's a look at the oddest gadgets you can buy for your furry pals. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 20:00:02 GMT)

Pet products retailer Muttropolis appoints chairman
Muttropolis, a multi-channel pet products retailer, has named retail industry veteran Michael J. Edwards chairman of its board. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 20:02:43 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Results
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company will announce results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2008, on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 after the close of trading. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 21:18:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Results
Central Garden & Pet Company (6364;NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) will announce results for its fiscal third (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 21:26:18 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Results
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) will announce results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2008, on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 after the close of trading. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 21:40:34 GMT)

Coyote kills family pet
TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A coyote attack has left one West Michigan family without their family pet. The attack happened in the 7,000 block of South 10 th street in Texas Township near Portage Friday morning. (Mon, 04 Aug 2008 22:39:21 GMT)

Pet dogs could cause koala extinction
A REPORT has found south-east Queensland's koala population could vanish within 20 years, sparking calls for a ban on pet dogs. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 01:25:00 GMT)

Pet dogs could cause koala extinction
A REPORT has found south-east Queensland's koala population could vanish within 20 years, sparking calls for a ban on pet dogs. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 01:25:00 GMT)

Neighbors rescue pet from fire
Neighbors saved a pet and alerted authorities to a fire at a house where no one was home on Seffner Avenue on Sunday night. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 04:45:25 GMT)

Family Pet Goes Missing Back East
A valley family is forced to return from their vacation without a very important member of their family. The family pet, a dog, was stolen from their car back east and now that family is back in town shaken by whats happened. FOX 10's Alex Savidge talked with them to find out more. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 05:23:03 GMT)

Food pantry helps pet owners in need
Having problems taking care of your pet? AniMeals is a food pantry for the pets of individuals on limited incomes or experiencing financial hardship. The program is sponsored by the St. Charles Humane Society, located at 1099 Pralle Lane in St. Charles. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 06:33:52 GMT)

Owner's delight as scientists produce five clones of pet pooch
Scientists in South Korea say they have successfully completed the world's first commercial cloning of a pet dog. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 07:25:36 GMT)

Owner's delight as scientists produce five clones of pet pooch
Scientists in South Korea say they have successfully completed the world's first commercial cloning of a pet dog. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 07:27:49 GMT)

Pet PIs ignore snickers, hold on to hope
KITCHENER, Ontario – When someone suggested to Deborah Maguire that she call a pet detective to help search for her missing Chihuahua, she thought they were joking. “I thought, ‘Oh, my God, that’s a movie – that’s ridiculous,’ ” Maguire recalls. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 10:09:54 GMT)

Pet stem-cell therapy comes to Montrose
MONTROSE — Local pet owners now have the option of stem-cell technology to help heal their soft-tissue injured and arthritic animals. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 10:22:25 GMT)

Pet dog Booger 'cloned'
Scientists in South Korea say they have completed the world's first commercial cloning of a pet dog. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 10:36:42 GMT)

First Cloned Pet Delivered In S Korea
SKorean firm says it has delivered first commercially cloned pet dogs. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 11:42:43 GMT)

US woman cuddles clones of beloved former pet pit bull
An America woman blinked back tears of joy Tuesday as she cuddled puppies cloned in South Korea from her beloved former pit bull terrier. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 12:54:49 GMT)

Direct Pet Health Retains Investor Relations Network to Direct Its Financial Public Relations Programs
DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2008 -- Direct Pet Health Holdings, Inc. today reported that it has retained the Investor Relations Network, a financial public relations partnership with offices in Southern California and New York City, to direct its investor relations and corporate communications programs. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 13:00:00 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. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 15:23:26 GMT)

Make Your Home Pet-Friendly
Want to make your new pet feel welcome and protect them from danger? Find out how easy it can be to make your home pet-friendly. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 17:13:00 GMT)

TalkingPets.org: Give your pet a say on the web
TalkingPets.org is part of a viral campaign for the pet owner online community site All about pets. The site lets you upload a photo of your pet, attach a virtual mouth, type a few lines of text, add some background graphics or virtual accessories, and mail the link of your talking pet to a friend. [...] (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 17:29:56 GMT)

Poached Puppies Returned To Pet Store
Four pricey puppies that were stolen from a pet store during the weekend have been returned. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 18:54:47 GMT)

Pet DRx to Hold Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call August 14
Pet DRx Corporation (1144675;NASDAQ:VETS) (NASDAQ: VETSW) (NASDAQ: VETSU), a provider of veterinary primary (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 18:55:58 GMT)

Pet DRx to Hold Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call August 14
Pet DRx Corporation (NASDAQ: VETS) (NASDAQ: VETSW) (NASDAQ: VETSU), a provider of veterinary primary care and specialized services to companion animals, today announced that the Company will release 2008 second quarter financial results after the close of the market on Thursday, August 14, 2008. Company management will host an investment community conference call on Thursday, August 14, ... (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 18:56:34 GMT)

Savvy Pet Product Marketers Are Not Ignoring the $77 Million Business From Natural Supermarkets
Buoyed by consumer safety concerns in the wake of the spring 2007 pet food recall, manufacturers of pet products who sell through natural supermarkets enjoyed double digit sales growth in the past year, according to "Natural Supermarket Pet Department Close-Up," a new report from Packaged Facts. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 20:21:00 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet Split
Be Your Own Pet will play four shows in England later this month, and then that's it. The group are folding. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 20:46:40 GMT)

Ensurapet Has Formula To Capture U.S. Pet Health Insurance Market; Ensurapet will be unlike any other U.S. provider, ...
Ensurapet, Inc. (OTCBB:EPTI), a provider of pet health insurance, announced what the Company believes will be the formula to capture significant market share within the pet health insurance industry. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 21:00:40 GMT)

Owner of hero pit bull celebrates first cloned pet
A California woman who credits her now-deceased pit bull terrier, Booger, with saving her life is celebrating the birth of five clones of her former pet in a laboratory in South Korea. (Tue, 05 Aug 2008 23:15:13 GMT)

Pet dogs can 'catch' human yawns, scientists say
Yawning is known to be contagious in humans but now scientists have shown that pet dogs can catch a yawn, too. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 00:23:07 GMT)

'Pet-Fresh' Scent Passes Field Test
What it is: Tiny packets of crystallized Arm & Hammer baking soda infused with a pet-safe "pet-fresh" scent. You dump the contents into your (bagged or bagless) vacuum cleaner before using. It's supposed to eliminate odors and "neutralize" odor-bearing chemicals — something especially useful if you live with wall-to-wall pet hair. The baking soda is crystallized, so it won't seep out of your ... (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 01:39:11 GMT)

Puppy stolen from Delray pet shop
A puppy weighing less than 2 pounds is stolen from a glassed enclosure at an upscale pet shop in Delray Beach. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 02:08:47 GMT)

Sneaky mountain lion snatches pet dog
A MOUNTAIN lion crept into a house, grabbed a pet dog from a bedroom as its owners slept and left its body outside. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 03:32:00 GMT)

Sneaky mountain lion snatches pet dog
A MOUNTAIN lion crept into a house, grabbed a pet dog from a bedroom as its owners slept and left its body outside. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 03:32:00 GMT)

D/FW Airport embarks on pet hotel plan
Pet owners traveling by air may soon board Fido or Fluffy a little closer to their gate. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport plans to ask this fall for proposals to build an upscale pet hotel and resort. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 04:32:07 GMT)

South Korean firm starts commercial cloning of pet dogs
South Korean biotech company RNL Bio Co. said yesterday that it has successfully cloned an American woman's pet dog, named Booger. "Five clones were born on July 28, one from a surrogate mother and four from another," Ra Jeong-chan, CEO of RNL Bio, told a press conference. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 04:32:45 GMT)

Ruff times Pet food running low at Humane Society
Tough times for local pet owners and a high number of "shelter guests," have left food storage shelves bare at the Western Arizona Humane Society. "With the economy the way it is, foreclosures, people moving out of town, our numbers are going up and requests for services are going up," Cowper said. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 05:19:01 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, 06 Aug 2008 10:24:43 GMT)

Finding help with health care for your pet
Times are tough for everyone these days, and pet owners are feeling the pinch too. The cost of care for our creatures is going up along with everything else, so a serious medical condition can put a pet owner in a tough emotional spot. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 10:47:42 GMT)

Sebastian family searches for pet ostrich
SEBASTIAN — A Sebastian family has posted fliers around town after its pet ostrich disappeared Friday. “I’ve had a lot of problems with people stopping and asking about him and I just tell them to keep going,” said Kim Miller, who raised the bird from an egg. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 15:51:49 GMT)

Delray Beach pet shop owner wants stolen $1,500 mini Doberman returned
A day after a tiny puppy went missing from an Atlantic Avenue pet shop, the owner is still hoping that someone will return the dog. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 16:09:08 GMT)

Give Your Pet A Good Reputation On The Web With Puppy Pictures
It's not uncommon to give our pet their own Web site on the Internet to show them to the rest of the world. In fact, more and more people today are putting up blogs and articles about their beloved dogs, and making sure that they entertain every one on the Internet with your experience with them. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 16:20:52 GMT)

Pet adoption event to take place in Florence
The Second Chance K9 Rescue of the Pee Dee and For the Love of Cats Inc. Feline Rescue & Adoption are having a pet adoption event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pet Lover’s Warehouse in Florence. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 17:45:29 GMT)

Judge sides with Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League
Presiding Judge Karl Prohl has issued his findings in the case T.E. Carnes and Gay Carnes vs. Marlene Heavner and Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League, serving up four denials, one order, and a $30 charge. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 18:48:44 GMT)

Mountain Lion Attacks O.C. Man Who Pet Her Cubs
Authorities Wednesday were searching for a mountain lion and three cubs on Borrego Trail in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. A man was scratched by the mountain lion when he pet her baby cubs, an Orange County sheriff's spokesperson said. Park rangers, sheriff's deputies and Department of Fish and Game personnel, with the help of a helicopter, were searching the area. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 19:43:25 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Announces Preliminary Fiscal 2008 Third Quarter Results
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today announced preliminary results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2008 and a delay in the filing of its Form 10-Q. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 20:29:54 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet's Q3 sales up to $492.9M, income flat
Central Garden & Pet Co. on Wednesday reported an increase in fiscal third-quarter sales with net income largely flat for the period. (CENT) (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 22:14:22 GMT)

Sebastian Family Searches For Lost Pet Ostrich
A Sebastian family says that its pet ostrich has disappeared. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 23:03:42 GMT)

Parrot Nabbed From Perch at SoCal Pet Store
TARZANA -- "Gilda", the parrot, didn't fly the coop. Her owner says she was nabbed in broad daylight from her perch at the "Parrots Naturally" pet store in Tarzana. (Wed, 06 Aug 2008 23:40:28 GMT)

Local Resort Now Pet Friendly
The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme is now pet-friendly. They recently opened a boarding facility where guests can house dogs during their stay. It's called "The Dog House -- The Ultimate Dog Retreat" and it's an actual house on the resort grounds. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 02:07:59 GMT)

My Pet World: Stress could be causing spraying
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine experts answer pet care questions (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 03:05:24 GMT)

Help humane groups at annual Pet Expo
PetSmart and Hilton Head Monthly will host the second annual Pet Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Mall at Shelter Cove to benefit local humane associations. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 04:14:15 GMT)

A Gold-Thread Mattress Now Comes in Pet Sizes
Gold Pet Mattresses will be available in a range of sizes and shapes, at a cost estimated between $1,000 and $3,000. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 04:54:57 GMT)

Pet of the Week | www.ToAcorn.com | Thousand Oaks Acorn
Pet of the Week 'HELLO, I'VE BEEN HERE FOR FIVE MINUTES; ISN'T SOMEBODY GOING TO TAKE ME HOME?'- Sparky is a 3-year-old female longhair white-and-gray Persian who wants to know "How soon will you get here?" (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 05:31:19 GMT)

Food pantry helps pet owners in need
Having problems taking care of your pet? AniMeals is a food pantry for the pets of individuals on limited incomes or experiencing financial hardship. The program is sponsored by the St. Charles Humane Society, located at 1099 Pralle Lane in St. Charles. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 06:21:33 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. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:23:40 GMT)

Pet stem-cell therapy comes to Montrose
MONTROSE — Local pet owners now have the option of stem-cell technology to help heal their soft-tissue injured and arthritic animals. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:28:46 GMT)

Pet Valu reports 30% increase in diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 on comparable store ...
Pet Valu, Inc. announced today unaudited second quarter results for fiscal 2008. On a consolidated basis, net income for the quarter ended June 28, 2008 was $3.6 million or $0.35 per diluted share. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 12:00:00 GMT)

More Pet Owners Seek Aid, Give Up Animals Due to Costs
In the wake of an economic downturn, pet food pantries, shelters, and other nonprofits are straining to keep up with rising demand from owners who have fallen on hard times. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 13:20:02 GMT)

Pet show a dress-up affair for some
Among the first events of Scallop Days was the pet show this morning at Bayview Animal Hospital... (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 14:25:10 GMT)

California woman has 5 puppies cloned from dead pet
A California woman says she has five new puppies that are spitting images of her dead pet dog. South Korean-based RNL Bio claims they're copies of her beloved late pitbull "Booger". (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 15:15:41 GMT)

Pet Tips: How to Choose a Veterinarian
DENVER - Choosing a veterinarian is one of the most important decisions you can make for you pet and your family. Click 'More' for some tips. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 15:53:51 GMT)

Humane Society's Pet of the Week 8/7
Here is this week's "THURSDAY'S PET" which will be featured tonight on Live At 5 and an update on last week's pet as well. LAST WEEKS PET: Chloe found her forever home, Tigra is still waiting to find someone to love. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 17:15:51 GMT)

Ways To Help Your Pet Fight The Dog Days Of Summer
If you're a dog owner, you know the summer heat can be tough on your pet.  So what can you do to keep your best friend cool? (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 19:04:49 GMT)

MEDRAD Installs First Intego(TM) PET Infusion System
MEDRAD, INC., announced today the first installation of its Intego PET Infusion System at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center , Hillman Cancer Center. (Thu, 07 Aug 2008 20:24:00 GMT)

Pet Stain Remover Manufacturer Exposes Truth About Ammonia Pet Product Companies Greedy Pockets
A natural cleaning products manufacturer takes it into their own hands to expose ammonia and toxic based pet stain removers and odor eliminators in the market. Discover how these toxic pet stain removal products caused consumers to empty there pockets due to constant urination from there pets caused by ammonia based formulas. (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Food pantry helps pet owners in need
Having problems taking care of your pet? AniMeals is a food pantry for the pets of individuals on limited incomes or experiencing financial hardship. The program is sponsored by the St. Charles Humane Society, located at 1099 Pralle Lane in St. Charles. (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 07:03:52 GMT)

Tips for keeping your pet safe
Here are some tips from the Humane Society of the United States on keeping your pet well in the summer and year-round: (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 07:04:52 GMT)

Walk-run caters to pet lovers, dogs
Pet lovers and their dogs are invited to a Sunday walk-run, raising money to help provide care for homeless animals. (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 07:47:21 GMT)

Pet stem-cell therapy comes to Montrose
MONTROSE — Local pet owners now have the option of stem-cell technology to help heal their soft-tissue injured and arthritic animals. (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 10:29:10 GMT)

Humane society flooded with pet food donations
Western Arizona Humane Society Executive Director Victoria Cowper, right, and customer service representative Stacy Manson perch on top of a pile of pet food donated to the shelter since Wednesday, when a photo of empty food storage shelves appeared in Today's News-Herald. (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:20:34 GMT)

Today's Pet - 8.8.08
Go out to the Humane Society to Adopt a Pet! They are located at 3501 S Osage St, call them at (806) 373-1716 . (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:43:31 GMT)

Welcome to the Antelope Valley Press Pet Photo Contest
People love their pets—dogs, cats, tortoises, donkeys, frogs, peacocks, pigs, and yes, even reptiles. On these Web pages ahead, Valley Press readers will see some of the most entertaining photographs entered in our inaugural Your Pets Pet Photo Contest. (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 16:18:59 GMT)

Pet reunion finds happy owners
GRAYSLAKE - The weather couldn't have been much better as hundreds of pet owners gathered for Save-A-Pet's 36th annual Reunion For Pets and People in Grayslake. (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 18:21:10 GMT)

Pet of the Year deadline soon
Time is running out for you to vote in the Pet of the Year contest. (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 18:32:01 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Update Announcement
Central Garden & Pet Company (6364;NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today announced an update regarding the filing (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 22:24:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Update Announcement
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today announced an update regarding the filing of its Form 10-Q for the fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2008. (Fri, 08 Aug 2008 22:36:18 GMT)

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