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Three pet peeves
I have several sound off pet peeves that really get to me: (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 01:33:00 GMT)

Pet evacuations going much smoother, but they still hurt
Three years after pet owners were forced to leave their dogs and cats in neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Katrina, emergency response officials are taking care to ensure animal safety during Hurricane Gustav. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 01:46:14 GMT)

Our Cool Pet
This is our cool pet, Archie. He is the best dog. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 05:06:39 GMT)

Baker & Jares: Pete and Mac's Pet Resort plans Arlington location
Pete and Mac’s Pet Resort of Scottsdale, Ariz., which provides high-end kennels, grooming, training and therapy for dogs and cats, will open a location in Arlington next year. The development division of Buxton Cos. in Fort Worth is master developer for the project. It recently bought 1.2 acres on the east side of Cooper Street, about a half-block south of Green Oaks Boulevard, to build a ... (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 05:14:37 GMT)

Changing Consumer Attitudes & Health Products Boost Market for Pet Foods, According to a New Report Published by ...
Growth in the world pet foods market is largely influenced by factors such as general economic health, consumer income levels, changing lifestyles & attitudes, and pet population. Rising concerns related to pet health and nutrition are expected to drive the demand for natural, organic and premium pet food products across the world. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Changing Consumer Attitudes & Health Products Boost Market for Pet Foods, According to a New Report Published by ...
Growth in the world pet foods market is largely influenced by factors such as general economic health, consumer income levels, changing lifestyles & attitudes, and pet population. Rising concerns related to pet health and nutrition are expected to drive the demand for natural, organic and premium pet food products across the world. (PRWeb Sep 1, 2008) Read the full story at ... (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 07:14:25 GMT)

Missing for 6 years but it’s great our family pet’s back
A FAMILY today told of their astonishment when they were reunited with wandering pet Quincy after he had been AWOL for more than six years. Animal care officers had found the emaciated dog roaming the streets of Glasgow in a sorry state. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 10:08:33 GMT)

Pet crematory may open in Charlotte
Charlotte could get its first pet crematory if the City Council approves a zoning change requested last month by a Michigan business owner. Currently, most Charlotte pets are sent from veterinary offices to businesses outside the city limits for cremation. Huntersville, Concord and Cherryville all have pet crematories. The ashes are then disposed of, delivered back to the veterinarian or picked ... (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 11:35:12 GMT)

Using Puppy Pictures To Get Your Pet Prepared For Show Business
If you are a movie enthusiast, we are sure you have seen a lot of dogs in a lot of movies. Sometimes, they aren’t just there as a pet of a lead star or a supporting cast but they evens tar as the main character of a certain story. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 12:38:30 GMT)

Rockledge house fire leaves pet dead
Firefighters are investigating the cause of an early morning house fire in Rockledge that left a family pet dead, officials said. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 13:08:50 GMT)

Pet crematory may open in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte could get its first pet crematory if the City Council approves a zoning change requested last month by a Michigan business owner. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 13:27:51 GMT)

Pet Place: Spot problems by petting cats, dogs
Dogs and cats love to be pet and their owners also enjoy the time spent petting their animals. Most pet owners are very conscious of subtle changes in the hair, skin and contours of their friends. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 15:02:20 GMT)

Gustav prompts mass pet evacuations
Thousands of pet evacuations were carried out over the weekend ahead of Hurricane Gustav and plans and resources are in place to find and care for the left-behind animals that survive the hurricane. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 15:10:03 GMT)

Pet crematory may open in Charlotte
Charlotte could get its first pet crematory if the City Council approves a zoning change requested last month by a Michigan business owner. Currently, most Charlotte pets are sent from veterinary offices to businesses outside the city limits for cremation. Huntersville, Concord and Cherryville all have pet crematories. The ashes are then disposed of, delivered back to the veterinarian or picked ... (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 16:04:22 GMT)

Birmingham becomes Pet Friendly
The Birmingham area becomes pet friendly as thousands seek refuge in Alabama. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 22:33:13 GMT)

Moses Lake denies extra pet request
MOSES LAKE - Rebecca Temple will continue her appeal to the Moses Lake City Council about an ordinance violation concerning pet ownership. At a previous council meeting, Temple asked the council to allow her to continue ownership of her four dogs at her Virginia Street home. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:13:13 GMT)

Pet therapy classes to begin Sept. 13
West Valley Medical Center will begin its Fall 2008 pet therapy classes with an informational session Saturday, Sept. 13. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 06:08:45 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, 02 Sep 2008 10:36:32 GMT)

Direct Pet Health Successfully Completes Testing of Its New Website, Targeting Week of September 8, 2008 for Official ...
DALLAS, Sept. 2, 2008 -- Direct Pet Health Holdings, Inc. today reported it has successfully completed testing of its new website. It said access to the site - http://www.directpethealth.com - is scheduled to be available the week of September 8, 2008, and offers one-stop-shopping online for pet health insurance services. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 11:30:00 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet shelter grows larger with bequest
FENTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- If you're a kitten, there's probably no better place to be stuck in a tree than on Adopt-A-Pet property. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 11:44:43 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, 02 Sep 2008 11:58:25 GMT)

Animal charity launches social network for pet lovers
UK pet charity The Blue Cross has launched a new social network designed for pet lovers, ‘All About Pets’. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 13:36:22 GMT)

Garden tour to aid pet adoptions
A rare public opportunity to tour Vacaville's Buck Estate gardens, promote pet adoption and raise funds for Solano County animal rescue will take place Saturday, Sept. 20. Benefiting the Solano County Animal Rescue Foundation (SCARF), the gardens will be open 8 a. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 13:40:19 GMT)

Pet sitting much more than a walk and a drink
Snowden’s Pet Sitting was founded by owner Carolyn Snowden out of her love for animals. Started in January, the pet sitting service was Snowden’s way of trying to turn her passion into a full-time job. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 14:40:14 GMT)

PET scans lead to treatment changes in majority of colorectal cancer patients
In the largest multi-institutional study to date examining the impact of positron emission tomography (PET) in changing disease management of individuals with suspected recurrent colorectal cancer, researchers found that treatment plans were changed for more than half of patients, according to an article in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 16:17:46 GMT)

Moses Lake denies extra pet request
MOSES LAKE - Rebecca Temple will continue her appeal to the Moses Lake City Council about an ordinance violation concerning pet ownership. At a previous council meeting, Temple asked the council to allow her to continue ownership of her four dogs at her Virginia Street home. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 16:28:16 GMT)

Stub Stewart hosts pet-friendly cabin in 2009
BUXTON - L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is among four state parks now accepting reservations for an experiment with pet-friendly indoor camping in 2009. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 18:11:16 GMT)

Pet Place: Spot problems by petting cats, dogs
Dogs and cats love to be pet and their owners also enjoy the time spent petting their animals. Most pet owners are very conscious of subtle changes in the hair, skin and contours of their friends. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 19:40:09 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet Month
City of Deming Mayor Andres Silva signed into proclamation National Adopt-A-Pet Month in Deming. The Deming-Luna Humane Society and the Deming Animal Shelter are working diligently to find homes for animals in Deming and Luna County. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 06:04:34 GMT)

Hurricane Preps: Think Pet Safety!
Hurricane Preparedness: Think Pet Safety! (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 09:22:58 GMT)

iRobot Introduces Roomba Pet and Professional Vacuum Cleaning Robots
BEDFORD, Mass.----iRobot Corp. today introduced the newest additions to its line of vacuum cleaning robots, the iRobot® Roomba® Pet Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot and the iRobot® Roomba® Professional Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 10:00:00 GMT)

PET Scans Yield Valuable Information In Treatment Of Colorectal Cancer
An article published in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine finds that over 50% of colorectal cancer patients' treatments were changed after receiving positron emission tomography (PET) imagery analysis. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 10:16:00 GMT)

Having Fun Taking Pet Pictures
Having fun and a lot of enjoyment is what you can get having a pet in home. You can be entertained and be amazed to the tricks that they do. Aside from being entertained, you can have their respect as their owner and gained their loyalty. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 11:07:52 GMT)

Pet's microchip helps locate missing child
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Pet owners know microchips can help them find a lost dog. But how about a lost child? It happened in Port St. Lucie, after authorities were able to track down the mother of a 2-year-old girl wandering with her dog by using the animal's pet chip. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 12:11:46 GMT)

Pet food needed for families
HENDERSONVILLE – The Community Partnership for Pets has launched a pet food drive to help families feeling the crunch of difficult economic times. Part of the organization’s mission is to give short-term assistance of pet food for family pets of low-income families. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 13:34:35 GMT)

Pet Place: Spot problems by petting cats, dogs
Dogs and cats love to be pet and their owners also enjoy the time spent petting their animals. Most pet owners are very conscious of subtle changes in the hair, skin and contours of their friends. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 14:47:12 GMT)

Pet Microchip Leads Police To Missing Child
Authorities are able to locate the mother of a 2-year-old girl wandering with her dog by using the pet's microchip. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 16:03:19 GMT)

Iron County group strives to address pet overpopulation
Some people see a problem and complain. Others turn their heads and ignore it. Then there are people like the group in Iron County who saw the problems caused by pet overpopulation and worked together to make a difference. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 16:44:39 GMT)

iRobot Introduces its Pet and Pro Series
Today, iRobot has just announced a new line of robotic friends. Their Pet Series includes: the iRobot Roomba Pet Series and Professional Series Vacuum Cleaning Robots. As the name implies, the Pet Series is designed to remove pet hair and dander. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 18:16:29 GMT)

2009 Evening Sun Pet Calendar Contest
There were 159 entries in this year's Evening Sun Pet Calendar Contest, including dogs, cats, horses, birds, a chinchilla, a bunny rabbit and a turtle. The top 12 pets will be featured in the 2009 Evening Sun Pet Calendar. The winners will be chosen by public vote. (See ballot at bottom of page.) (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 19:32:58 GMT)

Harlingen Humane Society Pet of the Day (09/03)
KGBT features one pet up for adoption from the Harlingen Humane Society each Wednesday. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 19:41:29 GMT)

KGBT4.COM launches 'Pet Of The Day' page
KGBT4.COM has created a special web page for our weekly "Pet Of The Day" feature. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 20:11:29 GMT)

Travel favorites: pet-friendly hotels
Here are the top 10 pet-friendly hotels in the nation, according to traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.com and the site's editors. One California property made the list. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 20:16:33 GMT)

Pet adoption event will take place in Florence
The Second Chance K9 Rescue of the Pee Dee, along with a local cat rescue, are having a pet adoption from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Planet Arf, 423 S. Cashua Drive, Florence. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 21:49:15 GMT)

Pet's ID chip helps cops take toddler home
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Police in Port St. Lucie, Fla., say a pet chip implanted in a dog accompanying a 2-year-old girl who had wandered off helped them find the toddler's home. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 23:59:08 GMT)

Peninsula Humane Society "Pet of the Week"
All the talk of media bias and equal time among the Obama and McCain camps got me thinking — of all the mainstream pet magazines, do you know how many featured bunny stories this year? (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 02:22:39 GMT)

Tell us about your missing/found pet
Do you have a missing or found pet? If so, send a photo to news@herald-dispatch.com along with information about the animal and your contact information. Items could appear on www.herald-dispatch.com or in the daily paper. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 04:11:27 GMT)

IRobot vacuums target pet, small-biz owners
Bedford-based iRobot Corp. is rolling out a new generation of Roomba robot vacuums to chase after cats and office workers. The two new models, one aimed at pet lovers... (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 04:26:00 GMT)

To open pet resort, D/FW Airport must loosen leash on rules
Apparently, opening an airport pet resort isn't as easy as laying a piece of newspaper on the floor and saying, 'Sit!' (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 05:31:38 GMT)

Pet plate deadline extended
Animal welfare advocates have until Sept. 10 to presell 2,000 pet-adoption license plates in an effort to make the plates official next year. So far, advocates have sold about 1,750 of them. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 09:08:01 GMT)

City targets irresponsible pet owners
By BRANDEE A. THOMASThe Brunswick News The dog days of summer may be over, but the Brunswick City Commission still has its eye on dogs, of the pet variety, that is. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 11:02:27 GMT)

PET Scans Lead To Treatment Changes In Majority Of Colorectal Cancer Patients
In the largest multi-institutional study to date examining the impact of positron emission tomography (PET) in changing disease management of individuals with suspected recurrent colorectal cancer, researchers found that treatment plans were changed for more than half of patients, according to an article in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 11:14:55 GMT)

On Our Mind: Adopting a Pet In College
Each year thousands of pets are abandoned or surrendered by college students. Most of these pets were adopted or purchased on a whim, without proper planning or consideration for the pet’s well-being. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 11:40:51 GMT)

Would You Like to Pet My Scorpion?
Brought to you by the creators of the Nazi Olympics: The latest on pet care that could have only come from Hitler himself. "Just stroke it softly with the tip of your finger!" (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 15:53:57 GMT)

Americans pick pet over partner
More than two thirds of Americans would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet than with their partner, a poll showed. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 16:03:06 GMT)

Americans pick pet over partner for desert island
More than two thirds of Americans would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet than with their partner, a poll showed on Thursday. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 16:49:56 GMT)

12:05 p.m. - Americans Pick Pet over Partner for Desert Island
Most Americans would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pets than with their partners. That's among the findings in the latest survey of pet owners conducted by Pet plan. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 17:22:24 GMT)

Pet Over Partner For Desert Island
(New York, NY) -- Most Americans would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pets than with their partners. That's among the findings in the latest survey of pet owners conducted by Petplan. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 17:42:31 GMT)

Americans pick pet over partner
More than two thirds of Americans would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet than with their partner. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 19:45:38 GMT)

Shauna's Paw Spa & Pet Boutique serves the pampered and mangy
Shauna's Paw Spa & Pet Boutique opened in May. The spa offers grooming, boarding, day care and nail care for some of Surprise's most pampered pets. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:11:46 GMT)

Pet Bird's Screams Bring Out Cavalry In Trenton
Police who were called to a house in Trenton after people heard screams inside are surprised to find the noise was a pet bird. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 00:04:29 GMT)

Pet cockatoo's cries bring police
TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Police in a New Jersey city responding to a call of a woman screaming discovered that the noise was coming from a pet cockatoo. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 00:44:08 GMT)

Pet cockatoo's cries bring police
Police in a New Jersey city responding to a call of a woman screaming discovered that the noise was coming from a pet cockatoo.Passersby thought the sounds coming from a house in Trenton were those of someone screaming in terror and thought that they heard the words Help me, WCAU-TV in Philadelphia reported.Police officers had difficulty getting into the house, which was also home to a large ... (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 01:05:30 GMT)

Pet expo to raise funds for Guardians for Animals
MADISON HEIGHTS -- Though geared toward pets, the Guardians for Animals Pet Expo caters to the humans who care for their animals, according to event organizers. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 05:49:37 GMT)

Wakulla Sheriff's Office investigating pet mill
Wakulla County Sheriff's Office investigators are trying to get a court order so they can rescue a menagerie of animals at a suspected pet mill. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 06:14:56 GMT)

Pet photo contest entries on display at Troy Pubic Library
The entries in the Pet Photo Contest sponsored by the Humane Society of Pike County are now ready to be judged and the judges are Joe and Jane Public. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 06:52:52 GMT)

Pet event scheduled
The West Suburban Humane Society will present the 2008 Barkapalooza Walkathon and Pet Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Patriots Park in Downers Grove, rain or shine. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:24:45 GMT)

Associated Packaging Technologies Introduces Recycled PET Frozen Food Trays; Partners With ConAgra Foods On Launch
Associated Packaging Technologies (APT) is partnering with ConAgra Foods (Omaha, NB) to bring the first recycled PET (RPET) frozen food trays to market in North America (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:50:58 GMT)

Pet adoptions resume
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Kent County Animal Shelter is resuming pet adoptions after a weeklong break while a respiratory illness affecting some of its dogs was investigated. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 13:20:58 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Polly
Polly is this week's pet of the week. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 14:59:25 GMT)

Updated 9/5: Shelter to have booth on preparing pet for disaster
The Hinsdale Humane Society will attend the second annual McCormick Tribune Foundation's Emergency Preparedness Expo to teach attendees about preparing a pet for a disaster. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 15:09:38 GMT)

Pet shelter is new option, but rules must be followed
Honey Bear, a golden retriever owned by Vaughan Brunjes of Morehead City, stands with pet carriers, which are an example of the types of carriers that will be required by pet owners who bring their pets to the pet-friendly evacuation shelter that will open during hurricanes at Newport Middle School. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 19:09:24 GMT)

Local group provides pet care, peace of mind for seriously ill patients
When Ann Marie Glaviano was diagnosed with lupus in 2000, she was a single mother trying to keep a household running for her two children and their pet dog. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 19:39:12 GMT)

Peternity Offers Ceramic Pet Urns by American Potter Bill Campbell
Peternity.com, a pet memorial products and pet loss website, is proud to announce the addition of new pet urns crafted by potter Bill Campbell, one of the leading art potters today in America. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 21:47:00 GMT)

Pet photo contest entries on display at Troy Pubic Library
The entries in the Pet Photo Contest sponsored by the Humane Society of Pike County are now ready to be judged and the judges are Joe and Jane Public. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 21:50:49 GMT)

Pet Surrender Facts
With a tough economy, many people are cutting their costs down to just the basics. For some a pet has become a luxury and not a necessity. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:30:55 GMT)

What did residents find in pet drop box?
Some Hernando County residents say what they found in a pet drop box at animal services makes them sick. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 03:22:29 GMT)

Baby parrot nabbed from Citadel pet store
A bird thief nabbed a 3 ½-month-old African Gray parrot from a pet store in the Citadel Mall Thursday night, and a store manager is worried the ailing pet might not survive the ordeal. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 04:33:44 GMT)

Pet policies: Vet fees add up, but is health insurance the answer?
As dog and cat owners know, pet-care costs can add up quickly. For example, my affectionate bichon frise, Mojo, is costing an average of $2,000 annually, half of which goes to veterinary care and special-order food. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 05:21:56 GMT)

Pet shelter is new option, but rules must be followed
Honey Bear, a golden retriever owned by Vaughan Brunjes of Morehead City, stands with pet carriers, which are an example of the types of carriers that will be required by pet owners who bring their pets to the pet-friendly evacuation shelter that will open during hurricanes at Newport Middle School. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 05:40:34 GMT)

Pet photo contest entries on display at Troy Pubic Library
The entries in the Pet Photo Contest sponsored by the Humane Society of Pike County are now ready to be judged and the judges are Joe and Jane Public. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 06:06:29 GMT)

Pet photo contest entries on display at Troy Pubic Library
The entries in the Pet Photo Contest sponsored by the Humane Society of Pike County are now ready to be judged and the judges are Joe and Jane Public. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 06:06:40 GMT)

Pet of the week
Darrel is a 1-year-old shepherd/great Dane mix. He is such a good boy! He gets along great with kids, cats and other dogs, making him an ideal family pet. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 08:08:55 GMT)

Cleaning up pet accidents
Easy steps for removing pet urine from carpet. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 09:15:25 GMT)

Dos and don'ts for buying a pet reptile
Americans own more pet reptiles than ever before. Brian Potter, co-owner of the North American Reptile Breeders Conference trade shows, thinks he knows why. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 10:10:13 GMT)

Pet of the week
Darrel is a 1-year-old shepherd/great Dane mix. He is such a good boy! He gets along great with kids, cats and other dogs, making him an ideal family pet. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 16:00:11 GMT)

Roper shows new pet during fair
Stephanie Roper, a third grader from Rock Creek, feeds her pet llama during the Bryan County Free Fair Friday. A young girl fed her pet llama from the palms of her hand, and the animal ate the food eagerly, its slender snout bouncing as it nibbled on grains. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 20:02:51 GMT)

City woman has fatal fall while playing with pet dog
A 32-year-old woman died in a freak accident on Friday after she fell down from the fifth floor verandah of her apartment in Washermanpet while playing with her pet German Shepherd. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 00:13:47 GMT)

Metro Organization Offers Aid to Pet Owners in Need
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (MyFOX ATLANTA) – Many pet owners facing tough times have been forced to give up their beloved animals because they can't afford to care for them. One Metro Atlanta non-profit group is offering a helping hand to those in need by giving a way free pet food. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 00:17:25 GMT)

Metro Organization Offers Aid to Pet Owners in Need
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (MyFOX ATLANTA) – Many pet owners facing tough times have been forced to give up their beloved animals because they can't afford to care for them. One Metro Atlanta non-profit group is offering a helping hand to those in need by giving away free pet food. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 01:47:45 GMT)

Hurricane Plan Options For Pet Owners
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - When the threat of a hurricane comes, the Humane Society of South Mississippi says pet owners need to know their options. Some got practice with Hurricane Gustav. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 03:44:39 GMT)

Man Says City Left Deceased Pet to Rot on Curb
Its taken more than three days for one local city to dispose of a deceased pet despite countless calls to the city to collect it. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 03:50:11 GMT)

Pet care facilities available during storms
When it comes to major storms, residents and local officials must do as much to prepare pets as they do for humans. "All people really need to do is what's sensible and put yourself in your pet's shoes," Mike Westfall, the Lenoir County SPCA's assistant shelter manager, said Thursday. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 04:10:34 GMT)

Adoption options: Specific breed? Mutt? Your perfect pet awaits
LAS CRUCES — For those who want to adopt a pet, there are a lot of local options, from specialty groups devoted to specific breeds to no-kill nonprofits and groups such as the humane society that work to find homes for lovable animals. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 06:09:22 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Pet of the week (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 06:09:38 GMT)

Pet photo contest entries on display at Troy Pubic Library
The entries in the Pet Photo Contest sponsored by the Humane Society of Pike County are now ready to be judged and the judges are Joe and Jane Public. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 06:21:51 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. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 06:56:06 GMT)

Letter: Pet owner's plea: Don't dump animals
I read with sadness about the cat that was attacked in its own back yard. I know that this was a hard thing for the owners to see. However, as a pet owner, some things need to be brought to the attention of Yuba and Sutter county residents. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 07:13:42 GMT)

CBS4 Prompts Change In Keys Pet Evacuation Policy
A mandatory evacuation order means it's not safe to stay at home, but many pet owners refuse to leave without their furry friends.  Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have addressed the problem with pet friendly shelters, but for major storms evacuation-prone Monroe county had some residents choosing between their pets or their lives, until questions from CBS4.com Sunday prompted by viewer e-mail ... (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 19:51:04 GMT)

Pet owners are cuddling up to reptiles
Americans own more pet reptiles than ever before, because they're convenient and they bring out the dinosaur-loving kid in all of us. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:05:16 GMT)

2 shot over pet dog
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa police say a woman shot two people after accusing them of stealing her pet Chihuahua. Saturday night's gunfire left two victims hospitalized. Tulsa Police Sgt. Mike McMeen says their injuries were not life-threatening. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:32:51 GMT)

2 shot over pet dog
Associated Press - September 7, 2008 5:25 PM ET TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa police say a woman shot two people after accusing them of stealing her pet Chihuahua. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:37:33 GMT)

Support group helps reach out to those who have lost a pet
Sharon Setzer steals a kiss from one of her dogs, Maggie. Setzer, who is starting a pet loss support group, has four dogs, three goats, some chickens and a cat. All of the animals are considered pets. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 06:37:04 GMT)

Pet Tips
You’ve brought your new dog or cat home and now you’re on your own. Many adopters and new pet owners tell us they worked at making the first few days at home with their new pet as relaxing as possible, which is a great idea. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 07:19:42 GMT)

Pet owners affected by rising cost of food, other supplies
Pet owners are now facing the pinch of higher prices. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 08:55:55 GMT)

Think twice about pet in dorm
One of the many transitions thrust on freshmen going off to college is saying goodbye to the family pet. But, guess what: Although college dorms have traditionally been known as pet-free zones, a handful are allowing certain animals in selected residence halls to give students a more homey feeling about their living space. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 10:06:38 GMT)

Ultimate Pet Show Announcement
A new UK B2C pet trade exhibition has been announced.. Monday 08 September 2008 (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 11:03:02 GMT)

Pet Picture On The Internet
There is really fun spending some time with a pet. By merely walking him around the neighborhood you will relax and stress free. Especially your pets do know some tricks and in that way you can brag them with your friends and relatives. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:22:58 GMT)

Get the facts about pet-related Internet scares
Every pet lover with an e-mail address has at one time or another - or time and time again - received warnings on potentially deadly pet hazards.Warnings have ranged from produce (grapes and raisins) to garden products (mulch made of cocoa hulls) to name-brand household cleaning products (Swiffer WetJet and Febreze). (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:30:01 GMT)

Roper shows new pet during fair
Stephanie Roper, a third grader from Rock Creek, feeds her pet llama during the Bryan County Free Fair Friday. A young girl fed her pet llama from the palms of her hand, and the animal ate the food eagerly, its slender snout bouncing as it nibbled on grains. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 15:48:32 GMT)

Pet of the Week: September 8, 2008
Pet Of The Week: September 8 2008. Meet Reese, our Pet Of The Week. Reese is a hound mix. For more information on adopting Reese, call the Metro East Humane Society at 618-656-4405. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 17:28:11 GMT)

Adopt-a-Pet: Monday 9/8
To adopt these adorable pets please call Little Angel Pug Rescue (626)795-3944 and Sunny Day Pet Foundation (818)955-5384 (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 21:25:58 GMT)

Arson fire investigated at pet grooming business
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- An arson investigation is underway into a fire at a Plant City pet grooming business overnight. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 21:27:31 GMT)

Local pet adoption will be explained by speaker
A guest speaker in Yuma Thursday will have information about pet adoption that may be an interest to area residents who want to get cats or dogs. Elkie Wills, community relations manager for the Humane Society of Yuma, will speak about how to adopt dogs and cats from the agency. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 22:28:10 GMT)

Obama and Palin battle over pet spending projects
Democrat Barack Obama criticized Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Monday for portraying herself as a crusader against wasteful spending on pet local projects while aggressively pursuing the money for Alaska. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 04:05:28 GMT)

McCain, Palin Criticize Obama's Pet Projects
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - John McCain and Sarah Palin criticized Democrat Barack Obama over the amount of money he has requested for his home state of Illinois, even though Alaska under Palin's leadership has asked Washington for 10 times more money per citizen for pet projects. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 04:05:30 GMT)

People find it tough to face the death of a beloved pet
The hole in an owner's heart can feel as big as the Grand Canyon when a pet dies. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 04:18:51 GMT)

Dirty Pets + Clean Homes = Winner! Eureka?? Asks Pet Owners for Cleaning Tips for a Chance to Win a New Boss?? 4D Pet ...
Eureka®, maker of the Pet Lover line of vacuums, wants to hear about America's messy, smelly, dirty, hairy pets - and how their owners keep a clean home despite their best furry pal! Consumers can log on to www.aCleanPetHome.com to submit a cleaning tip and photo of their pet for a chance to be featured on the site and win a weekly prize. Each weekly winner will receive the Eureka Boss 4D® ... (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Pet Watch
Pet Watch (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:10:53 GMT)

Pet dog shot dead while saving master from angry neighbour
Cuttack, Sep 9 : A pet dog was shot dead while trying to save his master from a neighbour who was quarrelling over a piece of land in Orissa's Cuttack district, the police said Tuesday. Last rites were performed for the dead dog and it was buried in the owner's garden. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:22:04 GMT)

Pet dog shot dead while saving master from angry neighbour
A pet dog was shot dead while trying to save his master from a neighbour who was quarrelling over a piece of land in Orissa's Cuttack district, the police said Tuesday. Last rites were performed for the dead dog and it was buried in the owner's garden. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 15:07:02 GMT)

Pet Valu completes acquisition of 15 Berrys...Your PetsChoice stores
Pet Valu, Inc, a specialty retailer of pet food and pet-related supplies, announced today that its Canadian operating company, Pet Valu Canada Inc., has completed its acquisition of the shares of the companies operating 15 Berrys...Your PetsChoice stores. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 16:24:00 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. (PECD.PK) Reports 2007 Audited Financial Statements; Q1 2008 Unaudited Financial Statements; ...
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. announced today the posting on Pinksheets.com of its audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2007 and its unaudited financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2008. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 16:28:00 GMT)

Care for yourself and your pet with financial planning
Most pet owners consider their animals a part of the family, but Valley veterinarians say most families don't do enough financial planning for their pets. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 16:34:42 GMT)

Get a jump on your next pet
Learn about adopting and caring for domestic rabbits from noon to 3 p.m., third Saturday of each month at Western Pet Supply, 6908 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 18:36:35 GMT)

Vancouver Island man fights to keep pet tiger
A Victoria-area resident says he'll fight in court to keep his new pet tiger after the local municipal council passed a law banning exotic animals. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 19:36:02 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Files Form 10-Q
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company today filed its Form 10-Q for the fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2008. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 20:22:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Files Form 10-Q
Central Garden & Pet Company (6364;NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today filed its Form 10-Q for the fiscal (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 20:35:36 GMT)

What's New: 'Pet Food Politics' a wakeup call
Pet owners who lost their cats and dogs in the 2007 pet food contamination will not soon forget that scandal. But, neither should anyone else, says nutrition expert and Chronicle columnist Marion Nestle (see Page F1), whose new book, "Pet Food Politics," is... (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 20:40:08 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Files Form 10-Q
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today filed its Form 10-Q for the fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2008. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 21:17:31 GMT)

People find it tough to face the death of a beloved pet
September 09, 2008 Sep. 9--The hole in an owner's heart can feel as big as the Grand Canyon when a pet dies. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 21:43:37 GMT)

New Pet Loss Support Group
The SPCA of Monterey County is offering a new support outlet for those who have lost a pet. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 01:31:17 GMT)

What's New: 'Pet Food Politics' a wakeup call
Pet owners who lost their cats and dogs in the 2007 pet food contamination will not soon forget that scandal. But, neither should anyone else, says nutrition expert and Chronicle columnist Marion Nestle (see Page F1), whose new book, "Pet Food Politics," is... (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 07:32:53 GMT)

Pad for Paws collects pet food for needy, elderly
No longer looking to build a new animal shelter in Helena, the Pad for Paws Foundation has shifted its focus to supplying food banks with animal food for needy and elderly pet owners. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 08:30:01 GMT)

Pet Deaths Caused by Cost of Animal Meds
LONDON----The chief vet featured in the BBC's Animal Hospital, says that animals with chronic illnesses are suffering because pet owners are shrinking from the price of their animals' costly ongoing treatments and speciality foods. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:00:00 GMT)

Pack of 22 pet rats calls Deerfield Township home
DEERFIELD TWP. - It's not enough to say the Bravermans of Deerfield Township have pet rats. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:19:21 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, 10 Sep 2008 10:20:50 GMT)

Questions to ask potential pet sitters
Before you embark on a vacation, the people at Fetch! Pet Care want to make sure your cats and dogs are left in the right hands. The company, which specializes in at-home pet care, has provided some questions owners should ask potential pet sitters. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:16:22 GMT)

Letting People Know How You Love Your Pets, Upload A Pet Picture Now!
There are a lot of ways to make your pet known in your place. Aside from taking good care of them and making them clean always, you can post their picture on the internet and let their cuteness conquer the world of internet. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:27:18 GMT)

Pet Valu adds 15 stores in Eastern Ontario
Pet Valu, Inc. ( TSX:PVC ) – a Scarborough-based company specializing in pet food and supplies – announced Monday that it will take over Berrys. . . Your PetsChoice stores in Ottawa and several other eastern Ontario locations. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:07:35 GMT)

Saluda Co. man worries for family after pet is killed
Tracey Wood is afraid for his family after the death of his pet Picanese "Cuz." Wood's dog was attacked Monday in his yard on Daniel Padgett Road in Saluda County. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:41:53 GMT)

Dutton Associates Announces Investment Opinion: Pet DRx Speculative Buy Rating Maintained In Update Coverage By Dutton ...
Dutton Associates continues its coverage of Pet DRx (Nasdaq:VETS) maintaining a Speculative Buy rating and a $7.50 price target. The 12-page report by Dutton senior analyst Sally H. Wallack, CFA is available at www.jmdutton.com as well as from First Call, Bloomberg Professional, Capital IQ, Fact Set and other leading financial portals. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 15:46:00 GMT)

Johnny Depp - Depp To Play Household Pet In New Animation
JOHNNY DEPP is set to reunite with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN director GORE VERBINSKI in a new animated movie. Depp will lend his voice to a household pet who goes on ... (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 15:58:40 GMT)

Sergeant's(R) Pet Care Products to Acquire Aquarium Products(R)
OMAHA, Neb.----Sergeant’s® Pet Care Products, Inc., is excited to announce it has reached an agreement to purchase the Aquarium Products® Business of Interpet, LLC. The brands and technology include Aquari-Sol, Clout, Crystal Clear, Genesis and Quick Cure. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 17:07:00 GMT)

Sergeant's(R) Pet Care Products to Acquire Aquarium Products(R)
Sergeant's(R) Pet Care Products, Inc., is excited to announce it has reached an agreement to purchase the Aquarium Products(R) Business of Interpet, LLC. The brands and technology include Aquari-Sol, Clout, Crystal Clear, Genesis and Quick Cure. The acquisition provides unique and proprietary aquatic care items that have pioneered fish health and maintenance routines for thousands of hobbyists ... (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 17:45:04 GMT)

Deadline looms for Humane Society pet photo contest
Area residents have until Friday to enter photos of their pets, for a $5 per pet fee, in a pet photo contest. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 18:04:39 GMT)

Humane society to hold pet adoption in Florence
The Florence Area Humane Society will have a pet adoption from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Planet Arf on South Cashua Drive in Florence. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:19:05 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet: 7friendly pets are looking for a home
Three kittens and four dogs joined the Adopt-A-Pet team to find a good home. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 01:14:14 GMT)

Pet expo to offer education, entertainment
Pet lovers who are looking for tips, products or just some good entertainment can swing down to an event this weekend at Marathon Park in Wausau. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 03:16:26 GMT)

Latest pet craze: sugar gliders from Australia
A marsupial that can glide 12ft across your living room is the latest exotic pet to catch on in Britain. Sugar gliders, natives of Australia, have a flabby membrane that enables them to glide up to 200ft in their original habitat. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:08:03 GMT)

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