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Dog Daze: Pet owners learn about caring for their four-legged friends
Local dog owners braved the rain and the smell of their wet pets yesterday during a Responsible Dog Ownership Day at Best Friends Pet Care in Sudbury. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 04:08:43 GMT)

St. Charles County pet adoptions for Sept. 25
All pets are available for adoption at the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 636-949-7387. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 06:15:05 GMT)

Humane Society in Buffalo offers pet rats, besides dogs and cats
(Editor's note: Deb Balzer, of the Animal Humane Society, wrote the following article.) If you are looking for a pet, what are your options for finding the right one for your family? Animal Humane Society (AHS) hopes you'll consider adopting your new companion animal from one of their five shelters. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 06:57:20 GMT)

Earmark legislation includes $51M for Biden's pet projects
WASHINGTON - A $630 billion spending bill nearing final approval in Congress includes $6.6 billion for thousands of lawmakers' pet projects, including $51.5 million requested by Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden when both presidential candidates have sworn off seeking any money. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 07:14:06 GMT)

Rain doesn t dampen spirits at Pet A Palooza
Sandy and Gene Roaf bring their dog Rudy to Henry Law Park Sunday for this year's Pet-A-Palooza event, a fundraiser for the Cocheco Valley Humane Society. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:51:47 GMT)

Cherished pet shot by yobs
A PARENT has condemned yobs who shot a cherished family pet with an air rifle. (25/09/2008) (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:14:33 GMT)

Instant Pet Picture Using a Cell Phone Camera
Pet picture are all over the internet and it is really cool seeing this pets shows their cuteness and tricks. Moments like this are really rare and you must have a camera on hand so that you can always have a shot of your pet. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:16:05 GMT)

K9 chef puts emphasis on pet eating habits
While trying to put more of an emphasis on our eating habits and seeking healthier, organic, all natural or homemade foods, we haven't forgotten to focus on our other significant other: The family pet. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:04:38 GMT)

Pet Place: Help pets find you when they’re lost
If another person found one of your pets, would they be able to find you? Does your animal friend have an identification tag, a microchip or anything that could help reunite you? Even though it might seem unlikely that you will ever be separated from your pet, accidents will happen. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:31:37 GMT)

Likely Lad becomes borough's pet
Comedy writer Ian Le Frenais is given the Freedom of North Tyneside. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:31:38 GMT)

Dog Daze: Pet owners learn about caring for their four-legged friends
Local dog owners braved the rain and the smell of their wet pets yesterday during a Responsible Dog Ownership Day at Best Friends Pet Care in Sudbury. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 18:27:03 GMT)

Pet license campaign continued
As the fall season quickly approaches and people begin to close up their homes windows and doors, household pets are at higher risk of being accidentally lost. To protect pets the Seattle Animal Shelter continues its aggressive campaign to make sure pet owners license their pets. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 01:22:11 GMT)

NH may ban driving with pet on lap
CONCORD (AP) -- Driving with Fluffy or Fido on your lap would be against the law under a bill being drafted for the next New Hampshire Legislature. Hollis Republican Richard Drisko's plan would make it a violation to have a pet on your lap when you're driving. ... (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 04:19:49 GMT)

Amherst firefighters get life-saving pet masks
AMHERST — When people tell a firefighter their baby is still inside their burning home, the firefighter takes it seriously. When it turns out the “baby” is a pet, the firefighter still does their best to make a rescue. And now, firefighters will have a better shot at success thanks to the donation [...] (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 05:48:01 GMT)

Humane Society in Buffalo offers pet rats, besides dogs and cats
(Editor's note: Deb Balzer, of the Animal Humane Society, wrote the following article.) If you are looking for a pet, what are your options for finding the right one for your family? Animal Humane Society (AHS) hopes you'll consider adopting your new companion animal from one of their five shelters. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 06:42:54 GMT)

Pet Q&A
When we were at a pet store the other day, we almost bought a slender leash for our cat. She's an indoor cat, and we wonder if she's bored and would like to go outside. Is walking a cat really possible? (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:15:43 GMT)

Mendham bank, pound to hold pet adoption event
MENDHAM -- A pet adoption session will take place at Provident Bank, 95 East Main St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:17:31 GMT)

Lewiston pet shop: Stolen parrot at risk
LEWISTON - Employees at an area pet store are looking for help tracking down a stolen parrot they fear could be in danger because of its young age and nutrition needs. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:09:11 GMT)

The Pet Socialite, Inc. Presents the First Business of Pet Writing Conference
International Pet Expert , Charlotte Reed, produces a pet writing conference for animal-interest journalists and pet book authors. The Business of Pet Writing Conference, the first of its kind, provides a unique forum for pet writers and publishing professionals to meet. Valuable information will be shared teaching pet writers how to effectively present their work to the publishing community ... (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:26:54 GMT)

U.S. Pet Owners Can Double The Impact Of Vaccinations To Help Reduce Rabies In Africa, Save Lives
American pet owners and their animals can help save lives in Africa through vaccinations administered in the U.S. between now and December 31, 2008. Pet owners are invited to double the impact of the annual veterinary visit and give a global dimension to rabies prevention through the Afya Serengeti project. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:20:36 GMT)

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., To Present State-Of-The-Art Opp And PET Films At Pack Expo International 2008
Leading industry innovator, Toray Plastics (America), Inc., announces that at Pack Expo International 2008 it will feature advanced co-extruded polypropylene (OPP) and polyester (PET) film technologies designed to help end users grow business and to support their sustainability initiatives (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:27:48 GMT)

Direct Pet Health Officially Launches Its Online Pet Insurance Services
DALLAS, Sept. 30, 2008 -- Direct Pet Health Holdings, Inc. today reported it has successfully launched its new pet insurance website. The company said it has begun writing policies nationwide. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:00:00 GMT)

Rare Pet Tricks: Right Time To Take Pet Picture
Having pets in our home is really a good thing to have; it delights us with their cute face and somehow helps us in some small things. They can be a good companion, especially if you have a pet dog. They can accompany you and walks with you everyday as a mean of exercising. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:57:21 GMT)

Pet Place: Help pets find you when they’re lost
If another person found one of your pets, would they be able to find you? Does your animal friend have an identification tag, a microchip or anything that could help reunite you? Even though it might seem unlikely that you will ever be separated from your pet, accidents will happen. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 14:31:38 GMT)

Man dives in to save pet dog from shark in Florida
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) -- A dog is recovering after a Florida Keys carpenter dove in to save his pet from a shark. Greg LeNoir said he took his 14-pound rat terrier Jake for a daily swim at a marina Friday. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:00:46 GMT)

Ribbon cutting for Dirty Dog Pet Wash
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Dirty Dog Pet Wash by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce to welcome the new business to town. Owners Kevin and Karen Hoover, center, cut the ribbon while surrounded by family and friends. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:24:22 GMT)

Lessons from the pet food recall can apply to the tainted milk product scare
The recall of Cadbury chocolates in Asia and Australia brings to mind the massive recalls of pet food in the US last year No one will ever know exactly how many dogs and cats became sick or died from the... (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:46:20 GMT)

Pet license campaign continued
As the fall season quickly approaches and people begin to close up their homes windows and doors, household pets are at higher risk of being accidentally lost. To protect pets the Seattle Animal Shelter continues its aggressive campaign to make sure pet owners license their pets. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:07:21 GMT)

Senior health fair, pet of the week
Senior citizens from Clark County had the chance to load up on health care information and services at last weekends health fair. The Clark County pet of the week is Baby Doll, a pretty little kitten. Many felines and canines are available at the shelter. Columnist June Thompson takes a lighter look at a meat not everyone likes venison. Read more news from your community on the Marshfield ... (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 18:09:02 GMT)

ZooToo Offers “Social Pet-working” for Pet Lovers
ZooToo calls itself a “social pet-working” service that connects pet-lovers all over. It is a unique site, that’s for sure. Once you sign up you add your pets to your profile. I was impressed by the vast variety of animal types and breeds they provided during this process. Here are my two pets: There are a great deal of useful features and services on the site. For example, when you enter ... (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:37:59 GMT)

Man punches shark to save pet dog
A MAN has saved his pet dog from a shark attack by jumping into the water and punching the predator. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:03:00 GMT)

Cat mutilations upsetting to Lawrence pet owner
Pet owners say someone is mutilating cats in their Lawrence neighborhood. Neighbors say they're finding parts of their cats in their yards. 49 News Reporter Jesse Fray found animal officers say the cats are likely being killed by a human. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:13:15 GMT)

Pet Tip: Oct. 11 event your chance to give an animal a new start
 October is National Adopt a Pet from a Shelter month. It is a great time to consider adopting a cat, dog, rabbit or other animal from your local animal shelter. Winnebago County Animal Services and many canine rescue groups will host a pet adopt-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Saturn of Rockford, 343 N. Perryville Road. Dogs needing homes will be present. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 23:52:10 GMT)

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