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Glendale boy is out of hospital after pet dog bites his face
Despite his lacerated, swollen face, four-year-old Cameron Osornio of Glendale says he's not in pain after his pet pit-bull-mix bit him on the cheek on Saturday. (Sat, 09 Aug 2008 00:46:13 GMT)

NIAGARA COUNTY: Red Cross pushes pet safety
The “Dog Days of Summer” have arrived.It’s that time again, and the American Red Cross is reminding pet owners about the steps they can take to prevent heat stroke and hypothermia. (Sat, 09 Aug 2008 03:22:15 GMT)

Annual Pet Expo today at island mall
PetSmart and Hilton Head Monthly will host the second annual Pet Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at The Mall at Shelter Cove. The event will raise money to be donated to local humane associations. (Sat, 09 Aug 2008 04:14:03 GMT)

Pet photos available
Eagleton Photography’s “Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer” event continues today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eagleton Photography, 1710 N. Elm St. in Denton. With a donation of a bag of cat or dog food, attendees will receive a free portrait of their pet. (Sat, 09 Aug 2008 06:12:36 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, 09 Aug 2008 06:45:40 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, 09 Aug 2008 10:24:52 GMT)

Pet parade: Let the games begin
The Winner and Dobson families are known to involve yards of felt, old bed frames and a ton of glitter in their Pet Parade preparations. (Sat, 09 Aug 2008 11:21:03 GMT)

Pet projects
SHIAWASSEE TWP. - Family pet or FFA/4-H project? (Sat, 09 Aug 2008 17:18:52 GMT)

Pet adoption day in Florence
By Lindsay Tyner Saturday, August 09, 2008 at 9:27 p.m. Some frisky felines and adorable dogs have new homes. Pet Lover's Warehouse hosted an adoption day in Florence Saturday. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 01:40:12 GMT)

Pet detectives to help find Moe
Pet detectives have been called into assist in the search for Moe the missing chimp, according to Michael McCasland, a spokesman for Moe's owners. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 03:34:21 GMT)

Pet detectives called in search for Moe
Pet detectives have been called into assist in the search for Moe the missing chimp, according to Michael McCasland, a spokesman for Moe's owners. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 05:28:13 GMT)

Pet-bed making fills spare time of family physician
PHOENIX — Arizona's swelling pet population is keeping animal shelters' hands and kennels full. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 07:08:48 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, 10 Aug 2008 07:29:39 GMT)

York County SPCA's Pet of the Week
York County SPCA's Pet of the Week is Olivia, a lovely adult female black lab mix. Olivia was found wandering along the side of the road in May. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 07:42:34 GMT)

Pets earn honors at library's Kids Pet Show
DEWITT — The DeWitt Public Library offered the its first Kids Pet Show. The show was held in conjunction with the 'Catch the Reading Bug' summer reading program. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 08:05:21 GMT)

Pet of the Week
CeKay, a 3-year-old, male Australian cattle dog mix, is the Pet of the Week. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 08:21:34 GMT)

Pet Cemetery Improved, But Still Needs Help
Pet Paradise Cemetery in Jackson has been closed for years because it's been in a deplorable condition. Just last year, you couldn't tell where your beloved hound was buried. Pine needles and trash covered grave markers. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 08:21:42 GMT)

Tortoises stolen from NH pet store
Police are looking for the thieves who cut through wire to steal tortoises from a Plaistow, New Hampshire, pet store. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:18:27 GMT)

Tortoises Stolen From Plaistow Pet Store
Someone stole two tortoises from a pet store in Plaistow on Saturday. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:39:34 GMT)

Pet projects
SHIAWASSEE TWP. - Family pet or FFA/4-H project? (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 17:19:22 GMT)

Erin Mills Pet Hospital celebrates 35th anniversary
The skies were black and the rain came down, but the spirit was still great as Erin Mills Pet Hospital celebrated its 35th anniversary with a barbecue and community event. Plenty of food, a bake sale, raffles, midway games, information booths and a human and pet psychic rounded out the afternoon activities yesterday (Aug. 9), as local families came out to enjoy the fun. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 20:14:32 GMT)

Tortoises stolen from NH pet store
PLAISTOW, N.H. -- Police are looking for the thieves who cut through wire to steal tortoises from a Plaistow, New Hampshire, pet store. (Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:04:16 GMT)

Airport Check-in: Plans for pet hotel; terminal honors veterans
Dallas/Fort Worth plans to open a pet hotel. To be situated on the airport's north side, it will cater primarily to passengers looking to drop off pets on their way out of town. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 01:46:21 GMT)

Pet detectives searching for Moe
Pet detectives have been called into assist in the search for Moe the chimp, according to Michael McCasland, a spokesman for Moe's owners. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 06:42:13 GMT)

Luxury Pet Pavilion Announces 2008 Fall Show 'Best of Best' Winners
The Luxury Pet Pavilion, the world's only traveling trade show for luxury pet products, is proud to announce the winners of their 2008 Fall Show "Best of Best" awards. Each year, show exhibitors enter these prestigious pet product awards in the following categories: Best Dressed Dog, Best Booth Design and Best New Product. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 07:01:00 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. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 09:33:57 GMT)

Tortoises stolen from pet store
PLAISTOW (AP) -- Police are looking for the thieves who cut through wire to steal tortoises from a Plaistow pet store. ... (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:13:35 GMT)

Pet group looking for volunteers
Volunteers are being sought to help save pets abandoned by their owners. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:31:28 GMT)

Sitters offer alternative pet care
Pet sitting services have grown in popularity over the past two decades because they allow pets to stay in the comfort of their own homes. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:05:20 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. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:52:32 GMT)

Pet pic of the week
Want to show off your favorite feline or loyal Labrador? The Tri-Town Transcript wants to help by running a pet-of-the-week photo in each issue. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:03:02 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet delays Q3 SEC report
Although Central Garden & Pet Co. published its financial results for the third quarter last week, it didn’t file its formal report with the SEC on time. (CENT) (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 18:14:55 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet delays Q3 SEC report
Although Central Garden & Pet Co. published its financial results for the third quarter last week, it did not file its formal report with the Securities and Exchange Commission on time. (CENT) (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 19:05:03 GMT)

PET Scans Spot Early Alzheimer's
A special type of positron emission tomography (PET) scan appears to detect abnormal brain proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:12:49 GMT)

PET scans may help assess presence of brain plaques related to Alzheimer's disease
A type of positron emission tomography (PET) scanning may be useful in a non-invasive assessment of the formation of Alzheimer's disease–related plaques in the brain, according to small study posted online today that will appear in the October 2008 print issue of Archives of Neurology , one of the JAMA /Archives journals. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:17:37 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks donated to Owosso Fire Department
OWOSSO - Rich Johnson, the owner of Invisible Fence Mid-State of Haslett, said he was inspired to start donating specialized pet oxygen masks to fire departments after his office manager Kim Dafoe lost her two dogs in a 1999 kennel fire in DeWitt. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:19:12 GMT)

Pet projects
SHIAWASSEE TWP. - Family pet or FFA/4-H project? (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:19:22 GMT)

York County SPCA's Pet of the Week
York County SPCA's Pet of the Week is Olivia, a lovely adult female black lab mix. Olivia was found wandering along the side of the road in May. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 22:00:04 GMT)

Pet Story Peeves
Two weird things from this inane Sun-Times article about new parents trying to prep their pets for the arrival of human spawn. One: "Gone is the old wives' tale of offering a used diaper to an animal to acclimate it to the newest person in the house." That's...an old wives' tale? Two: the term "fur baby" to describe a pet. I love my pets as much as any other lunatic, but "fur baby" is pushing ... (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 22:16:38 GMT)

Pet friends cost you dear?
They're man's best friends, but apparently not in times of financial stress, as hundreds of people in Australia are abandoning their pet dogs and cats, often because they cost too much. (Mon, 11 Aug 2008 22:24:46 GMT)

Boy’s pet rabbit killed and skinned in attack
AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy from Dundee has been left “devastated” after his pet rabbit was killed and skinned by an intruder to his family’s back garden yesterday. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:52:20 GMT)

PET scans spot signs of early Alzheimer's
Scientists in Finland say a type of imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET) scanning may be a useful and non-invasive way of diagnosing the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 03:30:19 GMT)

Subsidized pet spaying Sept. 29 at Lynn Woods
LYNN - The Animal Rescue League of Boston is bringing its "Spay Waggin'" to Lynn on Sept. 29 when it will offer subsidized rates for pet spaying and neutering. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 07:40:59 GMT)

10 Tips to Prepare Your Pet for Travel
According to a leading pet products company, more than 70 percent of pet owners prefer take pets along on vacation. Older adults especially enjoy the prospect of pet travel, so... (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 08:03:20 GMT)

Lenexa City Council Approves Budget, Amends Pet and Weed Ordinances
Weed height, special pet permits and dangerous animal policies updated (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:56:51 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, 12 Aug 2008 11:06:57 GMT)

Ways to Save on Your Pet's Costs
From health care to food, get tips on how to save money on your pet's expenses. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:59:49 GMT)

Man stabs wife after killing pet
A court hears how a man stabbed his ex-wife with a screwdriver in front of their children after killing the family pet. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 14:36:13 GMT)

Veteran French Winemaker Embraces PET Bottles
SAUSALITO, CA: Boisset Family Estates says it is the first winery ever to package in lightweight PET bottles all of its Beaujolais Nouveau wines imported to North America. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 14:42:29 GMT)

Research and Markets: Get Comprehensive Knowledge of the US Pet Food Market With This 2008 Report
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/49e896/snapshots_us_pet_f) has announced the addition of the "Snapshots US Pet Food 2008" report to their offering. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:06:02 GMT)

PET Scans May Help Detect Alzheimer's Brain Plaques
TUESDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- PET scans may provide doctors with a non-invasive method of detecting Alzheimer's disease-related brain plaques, Finnish researchers say. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:02:00 GMT)

Dundee boy's pet rabbit stolen, killed, skinned and returned
A young boy's pet rabbit was abducted, killed and skinned - then its fur was returned to the owner's garden. Three-year-old Misty was taken from her enclosure after the hutch's wires were broken open in a raid yesterday morning. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:40:26 GMT)

PET Scans May Help Detect Alzheimer's Brain Plaques
Copyright © 2008 ScoutNews LLC. All rights reserved. TUESDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- PET scans may provide doctors with a non-invasive method of detecting Alzheimer's disease-related brain plaques, Finnish researchers say. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 17:35:38 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks donated to Owosso Fire Department
OWOSSO - Rich Johnson, the owner of Invisible Fence Mid-State of Haslett, said he was inspired to start donating specialized pet oxygen masks to fire departments after his office manager Kim Dafoe lost her two dogs in a 1999 kennel fire in DeWitt. (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 20:19:42 GMT)

Pet projects
SHIAWASSEE TWP. - Family pet or FFA/4-H project? (Tue, 12 Aug 2008 20:19:52 GMT)

GCs' Pet Peeves
By canvassing some current and former GCs, Michael C. Ross has collected some pet peeves shared by general counsel about outside lawyers involving quality, service, cost and relationship issues. In-house attorneys may recognize these complaints, such as lack of responsiveness or "arrogant" attitudes. And outside counsel may learn some key tips. For one, don't treat your client like Rodney ... (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 02:06:45 GMT)

THE TIME-SHARE PET: Lassie, come home — every other week
Penny De Los Santos wanted a dog but traveled too much to care for one full-time. So she opted for the next best thing: a time-share pet. For two years, Santos shared a mellow female Husky mix with her neighbors, who took the dog for about one week a month. They split veterinary bills and the cost of vaccinations and heartworm pills. The neighbors called the dog Nika. Santos preferred the name ... (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 04:17:49 GMT)

Hair-raising experience for bald Aussie's pet cat
An Australian pet cat that almost died of heart failure after licking its near-bald owner's head prompted a warning on Wednesday from veterinarians about the danger to animals of human hair growth products. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 04:23:37 GMT)

Pedigree pet food variety recalled
State public health officials have recalled a type of Pedigree pet food because of possible salmonella contamination. Read comments (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 07:26:47 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, 13 Aug 2008 09:27:56 GMT)

Pedigree pet food variety recalled
State public health officials have recalled a type of Pedigree pet food because of possible salmonella contamination. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:41:20 GMT)

Group to donate pet oxygen masks to local rescue agencies
A group that honors victims of a devastating Tri-State tornado and supports emergency agencies that responded will donate pet oxygen masks to local fire departments and rescue squads today. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:36:51 GMT)

The Pampered Pet at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
Grove Isle Hotel & Spa believes in pampering pets, so much so that sometimes human guests are envious. The 49-room, boutique hotel, which was featured on Samantha Brown's travel show for its poolside yappy hour, has added new pet amenities. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 13:15:00 GMT)

HUD files discrimination charges against no-pet co-op
The owners and board of a Rockville Centre no-pet co-op building violated a disabled senior's rights when they tried to evict the dog she keeps for emotional support, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in filing discrimination charges. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:17:16 GMT)

Pedigree pet food variety recalled
State public health officials have recalled a type of Pedigree pet food because of possible salmonella contamination. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 15:31:56 GMT)

Two pythons and four ferrets stolen from Springfield pet store
SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Police are probing the theft of two pythons and four ferrets from the Petco pet supply store on Boston Road. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 16:17:11 GMT)

Give Your Pet Dogs A Makeover Before You Take Their Pictures
You might want give your pet dogs a little makeover before you start taking their pictures. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 17:42:13 GMT)

Discrimination charges for no-pet co-op
A no-pet co-op building violated a disabled senior's rights when they tried to evict the dog she keeps for emotional support, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in filing discrimination charges. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 17:59:07 GMT)

PET Scans May Help Detect Alzheimer's Brain Plaques
Title: PET Scans May Help Detect Alzheimer's Brain Plaques Category: Health News Created: 8/13/2008 9:18:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2008 (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 19:30:20 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks donated to Owosso Fire Department
OWOSSO - Rich Johnson, the owner of Invisible Fence Mid-State of Haslett, said he was inspired to start donating specialized pet oxygen masks to fire departments after his office manager Kim Dafoe lost her two dogs in a 1999 kennel fire in DeWitt. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 20:20:05 GMT)

Richland pet store owner fails to appear in court
Police are looking for a Richland pet store owner accused of selling wild animals without proper permits, who did not show to Rankin County Justice Court today. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 20:36:24 GMT)

Thieves Slither Off With Pet Store Pythons
Springfield police are looking for thieves who broke into a pet store and slithered away with a pair of pythons. (Wed, 13 Aug 2008 23:45:37 GMT)

Fly With Fido? Pet Air Travel Warnings
Taking your pet on a plane can be costly and sometimes dangerous. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 00:24:22 GMT)

Pedigree pet food variety recalled
State public health officials have recalled a type of Pedigree pet food because of possible salmonella contamination. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 01:58:39 GMT)

Pet Food Recall
Listen up pet owners! A recall on a type of Pedigree Pet Food because of possible Salmonella contamination. The makers of the pet food say that a component that should have held back was accidentally shipped to a Pedigree facility in Tracy. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 03:57:12 GMT)

Pedigree Pet Food Variety Recalled for Possible Contamination
State public health officials have recalled a type of Pedigree pet food because of possible salmonella contamination. The California Department of Public Health issued a statement Tuesday pulling certain bags of Pedigree Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 03:58:05 GMT)

Pet Rescue fined, warrant issued for director
An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for the director of the often-controversial Pet Rescue in Bloomingdale, Penny Horak, who is charged with failing to provide humane care for a sick cat. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 05:08:36 GMT)

You can treat common pet wounds
From four-legged foes to foxtails, the risks of injury are plentiful for America's pets. Veterinary Pet Insurance recently mined its claims data to find the most common pet wounds in 2007. Claims for lacerations and bites topped the list. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 05:10:15 GMT)

Pet Rescue fined, warrant issued for director
An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for the director of the often-controversial Pet Rescue in Bloomingdale, Penny Horak, who is charged with failing to provide humane care for a sick cat. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 05:41:18 GMT)

Pet food recalled
State public health officials have recalled a type of Pedigree pet food because of possible salmonella contamination. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 07:49:44 GMT)

Little interest in pet bylaw
Only a handful of Windsorites came out to voice their opinion on a proposed pet owner responsibility bylaw Wednesday night. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 07:58:58 GMT)

Are PET Scans Beneficial During Cancer Diagnosis, Staging And Monitoring?
Today positron emission tomography (PET) scanning is emerging as an increasingly helpful oncology tool for diagnosis, staging and monitoring. It is a computer-based, low-resolution imaging technology emitting a radioactive tracer to localize tumors. The radioactive positron tracer gathers in abnormal tissue. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 09:19:00 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. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 10:32:22 GMT)

Handy Manny - Manny's Pet Roundup
Handy Manny: Manny's Pet Roundup: Manny's a dangerous cat, so it's appropriate that Disney should package a group of pet-themed episodes for this DVD release. Why is Manny so dangerous? Well, it's not really him, it's his theme song and his work songs. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:19:38 GMT)

Direct Pet Health CEO Michael Scaccia Reports On Company's Progress to Its Shareholders
DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2008 -- Direct Pet Health Holdings, Inc. Chairman & CEO Michael F. Scaccia today reported on the company's progress to its shareholders. The full text of his message follows: (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:30:00 GMT)

Pet micro-chipping clinic to be held this weekend
IONIA - A local pet store will be promoting a high-tech way to find man's best friend during a microchipping clinic slated to take place at Particular Pets in Ionia Saturday. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:38:06 GMT)

Lich King Beta Key & Pet: Ransom Note Contest
It's time for our second Wrath of the Lich King Beta Contest - this time, we have 20 Paris Worldwide Invitational '08 cards to give out, for both an eventual WotLK beta key plus the rare mini-Tyrael in-game pet! This contest will end at 12:00 PM EDT on Monday, August 18th. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:16:13 GMT)

K-9 Pet Splash Scheduled in Odessa 8/14/08 City of Odessa News Release August 14, 2008
Odessa, Texas - Every dog has its day and Saturday, August 16, 2008 is K-9 Pet Splash at Sherwood Aquatic Center. The City of Odessa Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the second annual free event for K-9's to end the summer with a splash. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:35:26 GMT)

Pet and livestock disaster preparedness
It has been a year since the Neola Fire emergency and people have become inured to crisis readiness and officials believe it is time to renew disaster preparedness information for livestock and pet owners. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:38:44 GMT)

Pet Peeves: Several dogs test positive in Mich. for disease
Pet Peeves: Several dogs test positive in Mich. for disease (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:52:59 GMT)

Humane Society's Pet Of The Week - 8/14
Visit Pets For People's website to find a pet for your family here in Southeast Texas! ( click here ) (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 18:39:39 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Daisy Mae
This week's Pet of the Week is Daisy Mae, a Golden Retriever. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:40:19 GMT)

Correction: Pet food recall story
In an Aug. 13 story about a pet food recall, The Associated Press, relying on information from the California Department of Public Health, erroneously reported the location of Costco stores where the food was shipped. The state agency now says the recall was limited to Costco stores in Northern California, not statewide. Read comments (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:03:55 GMT)

Pet DRx Reports 2008 Second Quarter Results
Pet DRx, Corporation (Nasdaq:VETS), a provider of veterinary primary care and specialized services to companion animals, today announced financial results for the 2008 second quarter. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:39:25 GMT)

Man Accused of Stealing Cub, Charging People to Pet It
WELLFORD, S.C. (AP) -- A Blacksburg man is in jail after authorities say he stole a bear cub from an animal park and then charged people $1 to pet it. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:15:17 GMT)

Updated 8/12: Save-A-Pet recognizes Homeless Animals Day with vigil
Although Save-A-Pet's no-kill policy strictly prohibits euthanization, the organization mourns the deaths of the millions of pets across the nation that are unable to be saved. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:28:32 GMT)

CONSUMER ALERT: Pedigree Pet Food Variety Recalled
(AP) - State public health officials have recalled a type of Pedigree pet food because of possible salmonella contamination. The California Department of Public Health issued a statement Tuesday pulling certain bags of Pedigree Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites out of the market. (Thu, 14 Aug 2008 23:42:28 GMT)

A high-tech pet
A baby dinosaur called Pleo -- technically an artificial life form with "smart" software -- that coos, stretches and wanders around on its own may just be the perfect pet for people whose landlords won't allow animals -- or for people who like high-tech gadgets and think robots rule. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 00:29:06 GMT)

Pedigree Pet Food Recalled
State public health officials have recalled a type of Pedigree pet food because of possible salmonella contamination. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 02:21:56 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, 15 Aug 2008 10:25:38 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. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 10:25:48 GMT)

Pet Paw-see rummage sale today at Moose Lodge
The Pet Paw-see features a rummage sale. Proceeds benefit expenses for animals in foster care. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Moose Lodge. Montana Avenue and 21st Street, Black Eagle. 761-0030. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 12:50:25 GMT)

Pet monkey finds escape route, runs free in Indiana neighborhood
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — A pet monkey made a brief break for freedom. A neighbor called police Thursday to report a "baboon running at large" through LaPorte County's Springfield Township, east of Michigan City, but before authorities could respond, the animal returned home. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 14:05:04 GMT)

Pet DRx posts Q2 $5M loss, suspends guidance
Although second quarter revenue was up slightly at Pet DRx, the Brentwood-based pet hospital operator posted a $5.2 million loss compared to the same time period in 2007. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 14:16:06 GMT)

Boynton Beach pet shop owner charged with illegally having, selling reptiles
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission charged a Boynton Beach pet shop owner with owning or selling reptiles without a permit. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:06:31 GMT)

Volunteers sought for pet program
If you have a friendly pet and a few hours to spare each week, St. John Ambulance needs your help. The St. John Therapy Dog Program is seeking dog owners to volunteer their time to visit residents at retirement and nursing homes with their pet. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:59:00 GMT)

Take A Picture of Your Pet Housemate
Pets are considered as housemates, for many pet lover they are not just an ordinary housemate but consider them as best friends. Usually for dogs, the word best friend has been an adjective to describe them. You can not really pay any price their exceptional loyalty to their owners. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:38:47 GMT)

Dual-Mode Nanoparticles Image Tumors Using MRI and PET
Medical imaging represents one of the most used and useful procedures in the oncologist`s diagnostic toolkit, even though each of the most useful techniques—magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography x-ray imaging (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET) scanning—has its own set of limitations. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 18:38:06 GMT)

You can pet elephants at the zoo again, DEC lifts ban
Visitors at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo can once again pet the elephants, after a decision by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday.   Discuss (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 18:44:43 GMT)

NY changes mind, zoo visitors can pet elephants
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Visitors at an upstate New York zoo can once again pet the elephants after state officials reversed an earlier ban. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 20:18:22 GMT)

A high-tech pet
A baby dinosaur called Pleo -- technically an artificial life form with "smart" software -- that coos, stretches and wanders around on its own may just be the perfect pet for people whose landlords won't allow animals -- or for people who like high-tech gadgets and think robots rule. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 20:29:17 GMT)

When it comes to pet books, there's no barking up the wrong tree
Once in a while you just want a goofy pet book. (Fri, 15 Aug 2008 23:35:01 GMT)

Blind man and pet recover at home after pitbull attack
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- A man is recovering at home after he put his life in danger to save his precious pet from a vicious dog. (Sat, 16 Aug 2008 00:49:30 GMT)

Local Pet Store Under Fire 8/15/08 Melissa Correa CBS 7 News August 15, 2008
Midland, TX- "Your Pet Store" the pet shop in question is set to face the City of Midland Monday. They want to open a boarding facility, which has some pet owners worried. (Sat, 16 Aug 2008 01:50:16 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. (Sat, 16 Aug 2008 04:41:40 GMT)

This week's pet corner
This week's pet corner | news-press.com | The News-Press (Sat, 16 Aug 2008 05:13:17 GMT)

Funeral home will open pet service
To help pet owners cope with the death of a pet, Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service will open a pet cremation service. (Sat, 16 Aug 2008 08:38:23 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, 16 Aug 2008 10:27:40 GMT)

Rain Puts Damper on Odessa Pet Splash 8/16/08 CBS 7 News Staff August 16, 2008
Odessa,TX- The City of Odessa regrets to inform the public that the 2nd annual K-9 Pet Splash scheduled for 1-4pm at Sherwood Park pool has been canceled due to the rain. (Sat, 16 Aug 2008 16:05:16 GMT)

Finding a pet sitter? Tips to ensure your loved one's safety
With Labor Day quickly approaching, some Valley pet owners are opting for a pet sitter instead of dropping their four-legged friends off at a boarding facility. (Sat, 16 Aug 2008 20:12:41 GMT)

Finding a pet sitter? Tips to ensure your loved one's safety
With Labor Day quickly approaching, some Valley pet owners are opting for a pet sitter instead of dropping their four-legged friends off at a boarding facility. (Sat, 16 Aug 2008 20:13:19 GMT)

Advocate's Pet Calendar contest begins
The Advocate-Messenger now is accepting entries for the third annual Newspaper in Education pet calendar contest. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 04:16:44 GMT)

Movie star chosen as Pet of the Year
PANAMA CITY — A white tabby with "movie star" looks and grace has been selected as the News Herald's Pet of the Year. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 04:48:23 GMT)

Tearful pet owner's prayer is answered
Talk about a doggone happy ending. Sara Meyer, 26, had all but given up hope yesterday that her 4-month-old puppy, Tilly, had survived the mammoth fire Thursday in Conshohocken. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 05:11:59 GMT)

York County SPCA's Pet of the Week
York County SPCA's Pet of the Week is Gabe, a handsome, young, brown tabby. Gabe is an outgoing talker with intelligent green eyes. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 05:39:47 GMT)

Olympians go for the gold in 79th annual Pet Parade
South Sound pets of all shapes, sizes and colors took center stage Saturday for the 79th annual Pet Parade, an hourlong morning parade in downtown Olympia that starts at Heritage Park and ends at Sylvester Park. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 07:02:31 GMT)

Metro Animal Services channels Elvis to aid pet adoptions
Elvis Presley had an affinity for hound dogs. To honor the anniversary of Presley's death yesterday, four staff members at Louisville Metro Animal Services' shelter on Manslick Road dressed up like the King to boost pet adoptions. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 08:52:51 GMT)

Pet Trick: Horse will strum for treats
Can your pet do this? Not only can Susie Collins' horse Cody strum a guitar with his teeth while Collins sings "Home on the Range," the 10-year-old purebred Arabian gelding also can bow, pick up his feet on command and fetch almost anything. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 09:26:40 GMT)

Looser pet rules unleash more waste in CH parks
Since loosening pet restrictions, the Clarendon Hills Park District has seen more animal waste in the parks. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 09:48:15 GMT)

Pet Picture On the Net
Taking picture of a pet is a very challenging job, it need a lot patience and expertise doing this kind of job. A dog is a good object to portray the cuteness of the animal. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 11:53:37 GMT)

Paws and Claws Pet Adoption Day
HENDERSONVILLE –The Henderson County Animal Shelter and Henderson County 4H will host a “Paws and Claws Pet Education Day” from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Henderson County Animal Shelter on Stoney Mountain Road. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 13:17:32 GMT)

Dual-mode nanoparticles image tumors using MRI and PET
Medical imaging represents one of the most used and useful procedures in the oncologist's diagnostic toolkit, even though each of the most useful techniques-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography x-ray imaging (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET) scanning-has its own set of limitations. (Sun, 17 Aug 2008 23:23:23 GMT)

Ninth annual pet blessing service promotes respect for all animals
Ninth annual pet blessing service promotes respect for all animals (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 04:04:55 GMT)

Brooklyn pet store has turtle that can disagree with itself
CUSTOMERS AT a Brooklyn pet store aren't seeing double - that turtle in the window really does have two heads.EXCLUSIVE (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 04:05:40 GMT)

This week in government: Famous local pig owner wants pet to be legal in residential areas
Less than a month after Winona leaders made it legal to keep chickens in residential neighborhoods, a well-known supporter of another banned barnyard animal — pot-bellied pigs — is making a citizenship case for her pet. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 04:07:16 GMT)

St. Charles County pet adoptions for Aug. 15
All pets are available for adoption at the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 636-949-7387. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 06:46:26 GMT)

Eureka?? Debuts Pet Lover Vacuum Line for Pet Owners
The nearly 140 million* pet owners in America love their pets, but not what they leave behind. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 07:05:00 GMT)

Brooklyn Pet Store Has Turtle with Two Heads
A turtle in a Brooklyn pet store is causing customers to take a second look - at its second head. READ MORE >> (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:01:24 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, 18 Aug 2008 10:26:01 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into New York City's Upper West Side
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 New York City's Upper West Side area to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 180th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now services more than 13,000 active clients throughout ... (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 11:30:00 GMT)

Brooklyn Pet Store Hosts Rare Two-Headed Turtle
A turtle in a Brooklyn pet store is causing customers to take a second look, at its second head. Pet store owner Sean Casey got the unusual animal from a man in Florida, who was looking for help when its health went downhill. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:36:39 GMT)

N.Y. Pet Store Boasts Two-Headed Turtle
A turtle in a Brooklyn pet store is causing customers to take a second look -- at its second head. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:20:53 GMT)

Two-Headed Turtle Turning Heads At NYC Pet Shop
A turtle in a Brooklyn pet store is causing customers to take a second look -- at its second head. Pet store owner Sean Casey got the unusual animal from a man in Florida, who was looking for help when its health went downhill. Casey got it healthy, and has displayed it in his pet store for the past couple of weeks. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:45:09 GMT)

Smart Pet Doorbell lets you know when they want in or out
You have a dog and you want to be able to let them in or out when they want. The idea, however, of cutting a hole in your front door, for a pet entrance, doesn’t make you feel safe. Well, you can do the next best thing and give you beloved pet a doorbell of their [...] (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 14:41:39 GMT)

Two-headed turtle stolen from pet shop
In Brooklyn, the owners of a pet store are now desperately looking for an unusual animal. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 14:51:14 GMT)

Election lawyer seeks abolition of PET, asks SC to sit on poll protests
Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal has sought the abolition of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) and asked the Supreme Court to exercise its constitutional mandate to sit on electoral protests against the President and the Vice President. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 15:38:57 GMT)

Two-headed turtle stolen from Brooklyn pet store
Turtlenapped! A cruel thief swiped Brooklyn's two-headed turtle between 11 a.m. and noon Sunday from a window tank at a Windsor Terrace pet store while the owner was with a customer. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 16:48:00 GMT)

Brooklyn pet store hosts two-headed turtle
A turtle in a Brooklyn pet store is causing customers to take a second look _ at its second head. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 18:26:28 GMT)

Pet could be a good idea for an older person
Should a pet be given to an older person? There are many factors to consider. (Mon, 18 Aug 2008 18:44:36 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, 18 Aug 2008 19:01:31 GMT)

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