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Take precautions with your pet during Halloween
The Humane Society of the United States reminds pet owners that pets may react to increased activity on Halloween. Constant doorbells, knocking and shouting can be very frightening to an animal. (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:13:20 GMT)

Learn how to massage your pet
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- The Center for Continuing Education at Hagerstown Community College will offer an introduction to pet massage class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Humane Society of Washington County. (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:13:30 GMT)

Some pet violations in Yuma could become criminal offenses
Yuma County supervisors announced Wednesday they want a further review of a proposed amendment of a county ordinance that could change some pet violations from civil to criminal offenses. (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:45:02 GMT)

Pet Adoption: A Lifetime Commitment
How much will owning a pet cost? How much time do I really need to devote to a pet? These are questions potential pet owners should ask prior to adopting. (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:08:27 GMT)

N.S man loses bid to keep pet chickens on his residential property
A man who fought to keep Fanny the chicken and about a dozen other pet fowl on his residential property said he's disappointed his case failed on appeal, but vowed to keep up his unusual battle. (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 21:09:08 GMT)

Cox Communications helps local animal shelters place pets with 'Pet Connections'
Cox Communications will partner with local animal shelters to help place animals into homes through "Pet Connexion." The program, which will be part of the Community Bulletin Board on Cox 45, will include pictures of pets available for adoption... (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 21:36:01 GMT)

Peninsula Humane Society "Pet of the Week"
Single, athletic, young, toned female of German descent looking for a family, couple, or other single to make her the family pet. Likes outdoor sports, learning commands (in English only — sorry, not bilingual) and "couch potato" time. (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:09:51 GMT)

Pet license fees to rise
ALLENTOWN — Pet owners in the borough must make sure their dogs and cats are licensed or face stiff penalties if ordinances introduced at the Oct. 15 council meeting are approved later this month. (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:30:33 GMT)

Share 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, 23 Oct 2008 04:12:45 GMT)

Violation of pet peeves may lead to cheesy hair
It’s been one of those weeks in which someone has violated just about all of my pet peeves. I like to think that I’m not a particularly peevish person. My list of pet peeves is short and straightforward. It shouldn’t be that difficult to avoid committing these egregious errors. So, it is almost more than I can bear, especially in these trying times, to have each of my peeves thrown in my face ... (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 05:14:57 GMT)

Pet tales: Cozy Corgi
Barkley makes sure she is comfortable on cool fall nights and is always the first one in bed. Brad Jernigan, Oklahoma City To submit an interesting pet story and photo for the you! Pet Tales contest, go online to NewsOK.com, keyword "Contest.” Or mail stories and photos to Pet Tales, The Oklahoman, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Include your name and daytime phone number. Photos ... (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 05:15:37 GMT)

Downtown Trick or Treat and Pet Parade Scheduled for Oct. 30
One week from today, the streets of downtown Americus will be full of children ages ten down to toddler, dressed in costumes, trick or treating at the annual Downtown Trick or Treat and Kiwanis Pet Parade. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 06:42:49 GMT)

Pet Adoption: A Lifetime Commitment
How much will owning a pet cost? How much time do I really need to devote to a pet? These are questions potential pet owners should ask prior to adopting. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 08:53:26 GMT)

Housing estate's free pet chips
A week long pet chipping project sees over 150 animals at a mobile RSPCA clinic in Gwynedd. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 10:19:20 GMT)

Acacia Park Lutheran hosts first pet blessing
God's creatures great, small and in between were cordially invited to Acacia Park Lutheran Church, in Norridge, for a special blessing on Oct. 4, feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. "It was my idea to hold a pet blessing ceremony this year," said Rev. Douglas Kings, Acacia Park's pastor. "We had beautiful weather." (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 10:59:24 GMT)

Gulf Coast Town Center pet costume contest moved to Sunday
Pet owners will have to wait until Sunday to dress up their furry friends for Halloween (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:57:43 GMT)

Virginia Beach woman strangled by pet python, police believe
VIRGINIA BEACH Police investigators believe a 25-year-old woman was strangled Tuesday by a 13-foot tiger python she kept as a pet. According to police, the woman's husband came home about 11:30 p.m. to find his wife lying in a bedroom in their home in the 5200 block of Maracas Arch. The snake's cage was open. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 16:18:12 GMT)

Halloween pet costume contest benefits Humane Society of Naples
The Humane Society Naples, the Shelter for Abused Women and Children and Germain BMW will be holding the "Strut Your Mutt Halloween Pet Costume Contest" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at Germain BMW, 11286 Tamiami Trail North in Naples. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 16:37:16 GMT)

Do Widzenia, Pet
More4 News looks at a Polish TV drama that shows workers moving to the UK. Just like the 1980s British TV series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet which told the story of British builders working in Germany, Londoners tells a tale that used to be familiar for Poles. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:27:22 GMT)

Banksy's "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill"
British street artist Banksy has just opened a new shop in New York City, entitled “The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill.” Visitors were excited to see a rabbit filing its nails and a monkey watching TV and drinking beer. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:51:35 GMT)

Local beagle wins most beautiful pet
And the top dog is … Otis. Local Georgetown beagle, Otis, won the 2008 Greater Georgetown Women of Today’s Beautiful Pet Contest. Owners Dan and Jen Boutchie were thrilled when they heard the news last week. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:09:31 GMT)

Va. woman, 25, strangled by 13-foot pet python
VIRGINIA BEACH -- A young woman apparently was strangled to death by her 13-foot pet python while trying to administer medication to it, police said. The victim, 25-year-old Amanda Ruth Black, was found by her husband late Tuesday night, lying on the floor in front of a large, empty snake cage in an upstairs bedroom of her Virginia Beach home, police spokesman Adam Bernstein said. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:28:16 GMT)

Atwood’s plans pet costume contest
Atwood’s 13th annual Pet Costume Contest will be held Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. More than 10 pet supply sponsors have donated over $8,500 in pet supplies for prizes. Any pet is eligible and must be contained or on a leash. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:36:35 GMT)

Dispatch unveils new pet blog
Are you a pet lover? Do you spend your evenings throwing a squeaky chicken across the yard so that your little one can burn off some energy? Is your idea of a space heater a cat on your lap? If so, then we've got just the blog for you. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 19:22:39 GMT)

Woman killed by pet 13-foot python
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Virginia Beach woman appears to have been killed by a pet reticulated python while she was trying to give the 13-foot snake medication. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:47:12 GMT)

Outreach Pet Therapy a winner
The Outreach Pet Therapy service was the supreme winner at the 2008 Infratil-Waitakere City Council Community Awards announced last night. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:47:20 GMT)

Woman killed by pet 13-foot python
A Virginia Beach woman appears to have been killed by a pet reticulated python while she was trying to give the 13-foot snake medication.Amanda Ruth Black's husband found her body Tuesday night when he came home, The Virginian-Pilot reported. She was lying in front of the snake's empty cage.Police said the 25-year-old woman died from asphyxiation. They found the python in the bedroom and ... (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:50:19 GMT)

The Greene will host family, pet friendly Halloween party
BEAVERCREEK — The Greene is getting a jump on things, hosting a family (and pet!) friendly Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 25. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 23:18:24 GMT)

Va. woman, 25, strangled by 13-foot pet python
VIRGINIA BEACH -- A young woman apparently was strangled to death by her 13-foot pet python while trying to administer medication to it, police said. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 23:21:29 GMT)

Woman Wants Justice in Pet Death
A woman from Clinton Township is demanding justice after a pit bull attacked and killed her pet dog. INSIDE: Cheryl Chodun says the woman is heartbroken over her loss (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 01:17:14 GMT)

Va. Beach Woman Killed By Pet Snake
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Police believe a 25-year-old Virginia Beach woman was strangled by her pet python. Police say Amanda Ruth Black's husband came home around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and found her lying in a bedroom. The snake's cage was open. Black was pronounced dead at the scene. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 02:57:35 GMT)

Owner may have been killed by pet snake
A pet snake might have strangled its owner to death in Virginia Beach earlier this week, police say. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 07:24:20 GMT)

Pet python is blamed in woman's death
Police said the python is being kept in the city animal-control facilities. A Virginia Beach woman apparently was strangled by her 13-foot pet python as she tried to administer medication to the snake, police said. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 07:29:29 GMT)

Eastman ParaStar PET Resin Most Energy Efficient On Market
Eastman Chemical Company's ParaStar resins are the most energy-efficient PET resins on the market, according to a just-completed Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 09:02:39 GMT)

Absent-minded dog lover reunited with pet
A Chinese pensioner has been reunited with his pet dog - a month after he left it in his car and forgot where he parked it. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:21:41 GMT)

Pet Adoption: A Lifetime Commitment
How much will owning a pet cost? How much time do I really need to devote to a pet? These are questions potential pet owners should ask prior to adopting. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:38:26 GMT)

Absent-minded dog lover reunited with pet
A Chinese pensioner has been reunited with his pet dog - a month after he left it in his car and forgot where he parked it. Wang Zujun, 80, had left his three-wheeler to be repaired - but then couldn't remember the name or address of the garage. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:52:36 GMT)

Customs alerted vs pet food, feeds from China
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday alerted all ports against the importation of China-made pet and animal feeds that might be tainted with melamine. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:35:44 GMT)

Virginia Woman Killed by Her 13-Foot Pet Python
Police believe a 25-year-old Virginia Beach woman was strangled by her pet python. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:11:40 GMT)

Adopt Gracie at Pet Haven
Gracie was found abandoned at a Burger King in Travelers Rest almost a month ago, but her friendly personality assured her rescuers that she had previously been someone's pet. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:06:42 GMT)

New pet fees go into effect Jan. 1
The Wilson County Sheriff's Office is reminding pet owners they have to start paying a privilege license fee come Jan. 1. Wilson County commissioners revised its animal control ordinance last January and placed a privilege fee on the owners of dogs and cats. The revised ordinance went into effect July 1, but the privilege license fees become effe ... (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:13:10 GMT)

32 products safe, as officials check pet food, feeds for melamine
After milk and dairy products from China, the Bureau of Customs on Friday placed under alert and monitoring all importations of pet food and animal feed from China. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:13:52 GMT)

Woman Killed by Pet Snake
A pet snake in Virginia is being blamed for the death of the pet owner's wife. Authorities say 25-year-old Armanda Ruth Black was trying to give medication to the 13-foot long python when the snake apparently strangled her to death in her Virgina Beach home. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:42:06 GMT)

Pet-care expenses in an economic slump
Submitted by WWAY on 24 October 2008 - 5:37pm. READ MORE: Keeping your four-legged friend healthy can cost a lot of money. With the economy in a slump, pet owners are being forced to make cut-backs. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:54:44 GMT)

Woman killed by her own pet Python
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY.com) -- A young Navy wife is dead, strangled by her own pet python. Police say the woman's husband came home Tuesday night and found his wife, 25-year-old Amanda Black, dead on the floor and the snake, a 10-foot reticulated Tiger Python named Diablo, was missing. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 22:15:51 GMT)

Get scary with pet contest in Temecula
Dress yourself and your pooch in matching costumes and you could win a prize at the Animal Friends of the Valleys' Spooktacular Pet Costume Contest today in Temecula. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 01:54:27 GMT)

Customs keeps an eye on China-made pet food
CUSTOMS personnel have been put on the alert for pet food and animal feeds from China after reports said that some 1,500 dogs in Northeast China died after consuming melamine-tainted feed. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 04:49:37 GMT)

Briefs: Pet Rescue decision delayed
A DuPage County judge may rule Wednesday whether to order Pet Rescue officials to allow an independent authority to check on their animals to ensure they are being properly cared for now that the Bloomingdale no-killer shelter lost its state operating license. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 05:30:31 GMT)

Learn pet CPR from Humane Society
Pet owners who want to learn first aid and safety for their furry friends can attend a four-hour class next month, according to a news release from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 07:16:27 GMT)

Teaching kids the ‘facts’ of pet ownership
Tessa Stuart created a kid-friendly pamphlet on pet ownership for the Westerly Animal Shelter. HEATHER LADD / THE SUN WESTERLY — Tessa Stuart, a volunteer at the local animal shelter, has published an amazing handbook on the care and handling of adopted pets, as part of a project to receive her Girl Scout Silver Award. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 08:33:39 GMT)

Utah Pet Center closes its doors
The Utah Pet Center, at the twin-towered glass building just off Interstate 15 at 4998 S. 360 West in Murray, closed its doors Friday, staff said. Previous enterprises at the 200,000-square-foot building on 25 acres in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley included the 49th Street Galleria, Utah Fun (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 08:34:49 GMT)

Pet Adoption: A Lifetime Commitment
How much will owning a pet cost? How much time do I really need to devote to a pet? These are questions potential pet owners should ask prior to adopting. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 09:08:27 GMT)

Pet Vet: Exotic pets can pose risk to humans
Dear Dr. Jorden: I am not really set up to care for a traditional pet such as a dog or cat. I have thought about getting something more exotic, but am kind of concerned about diseases that they might give me. Should I be concerned? ... (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 09:45:22 GMT)

October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month
October is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Month. Southern Pines Animal Shelter is open to assist those seeking a pet and find one that is a good fit for them. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:30:27 GMT)

Pet paramedics come to the rescue
SYDNEY has its first pet ambulance to help animals in medical emergencies. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 14:54:30 GMT)

Pet Meets the New Baby
When ‘woof’ meets ‘waaaaah,’ some adjustments need to be made, and that is definitely the case in this office. University of Illinois Extension—Fulton County’s Becky Campbell has been blessed with two new grandbabies this fall. Shown in the picture is granddaughter Betsey Weiss with family pet Kick. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 16:41:26 GMT)

SPCA bows out of Pet Expo
The head of Saskatoon SPCA is hoping the organization will be missed at this weekend's Pet Expo. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 16:49:33 GMT)

Police Believe Va. Woman Was Strangled by Pet Python
Police said they believe a 25-year-old Virginia Beach woman was strangled by her pet python. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 21:51:51 GMT)

Get creative with your Halloween pet costume
This isn’t a political diatribe. It’s just our way of saying be original if you decide your dog needs to sport a Halloween costume. Sure, you can buy a pre-made outfit at Target (we loved the purple monkey and K9 officer costumes there). And in fact, at least 7 percent of dog owners in a 2007 survey said they had bought a Halloween costume for their dogs, according to a pet retailer trade group. ... (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 23:14:33 GMT)

Abilene hospital evaluates dogs, handlers for pet therapy program
Patients taking up residence in Abilene Regional Medical Center might receive an unexpected, four-legged visitor during their stay. Abilene Regional's pet therapy program uses 20 dogs to brighten residents' days and provide a few minutes of companionship. Saturday morning, pet therapy volunteers held tryouts in hopes of adding dogs and handlers to their ranks. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 03:43:00 GMT)

WyoGuide: Pet photo shoot set for Cody
CODY - The Humane Society of Park County and the Wyoming Bassett Hound Rescue are offering a photo shoot with Santa and your pet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Barn. The cost is $10, and you will get your photo in about one hour. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 08:22:58 GMT)

Pet of the Week: B-Bop
B-Bop is this week’s pet of the week. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 08:26:07 GMT)

Tortoise tryst for celebrity pet
He's an unlikely celebrity, but a tortoise owned by Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones is attracting romantic offers. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:03:00 GMT)

House scene of fatal fire broke pet laws
GRAND FORKS (AP) - The residents of a Grand Forks house where a fire killed a woman and 19 small dogs had been warned that city pet laws were being broken. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:14:04 GMT)

Pet owners threaten suicide
Some Cape Town pet owners love their animals so much they have threatened to commit suicide if they are forced to give any up in terms of a proposed bylaw which seeks to restrict the number of dogs and cats per household. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 10:07:54 GMT)

Pet bylaw will 'alienate many DA supporters'
A small group of protesters from the Domestic Animal Rescue Group took to the streets of Sea Point on Saturday to oppose the proposed pet bylaw. The bylaw seeks to limit the number of pets a household can have and control backyard breeding. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 12:15:34 GMT)

Pet bylaw will 'alienate many DA supporters'
A small group of protesters from the Domestic Animal Rescue Group have taken to the streets to oppose the proposed pet bylaw. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 12:26:42 GMT)

Monday Communities: Pizza, pet of the week and PDC
The new Pizza and Pasta Shop in Marshfield fulfills a dream for owner Melissa Christensen. Two kittens share the title of Pet of the Week in North Wood County. Two Personal Development Center programs help protect children during visitation and divorce. Read more news from your community in the News-Herald. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 12:33:55 GMT)

WyoGuide: Pet photo shoot set for Cody
CODY - The Humane Society of Park County and the Wyoming Bassett Hound Rescue are offering a photo shoot with Santa and your pet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Barn. The cost is $10, and you will get your photo in about one hour. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 12:35:46 GMT)

Pet Adoption: A Lifetime Commitment
How much will owning a pet cost? How much time do I really need to devote to a pet? These are questions potential pet owners should ask prior to adopting. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 12:38:36 GMT)

House scene of fatal fire broke pet laws
GRAND FORKS (AP) - The residents of a Grand Forks house where a fire killed a woman and 19 small dogs had been warned that city pet laws were being broken. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 15:59:02 GMT)

Ricky Gervais gave pet dog botox
Ricky Gervais claims he injected his dog with Botox. The 'Ghost Town' actor said the cosmetic treatment - which smoothes wrinkles - made it impossible for his beloved pet to move its face. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 16:06:51 GMT)

Pet massage course offered at Humane Society of Washington County
The Center for Continuing Education at Hagerstown Community College will offer an introduction to pet massage on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Humane Society of Washington County. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 18:56:13 GMT)

Pet Meets the New Baby
When ‘woof’ meets ‘waaaaah,’ some adjustments need to be made, and that is definitely the case in this office. University of Illinois Extension—Fulton County’s Becky Campbell has been blessed with two new grandbabies this fall. Shown in the picture is granddaughter Betsey Weiss with family pet Kick. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 22:56:26 GMT)

House scene of fatal fire broke pet laws
GRAND FORKS (AP) - The residents of a Grand Forks house where a fire killed a woman and 19 small dogs had been warned that city pet laws were being broken. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 05:14:02 GMT)

It's a pet project
The 6th annual Pet Expo at Heritage Park Sunday featured demonstrations, rescue organizations, pet contests and a parade (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:06:18 GMT)

Slideshow: Dress Up Your Pet honorable mention
Honorable mention submissions for the Dress Up Your Pet Contest. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:14:30 GMT)

Slideshow: Dress Up Your Pet winners
Slideshow of the winners of the 2008 Dress Up Your Pet contest. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:14:40 GMT)

Pet Tales: A border collie’s long walk home
I have been known to pet sit, on occasion, for friends of mine. I enjoy playing with new furry friends and getting to learn their personalities. But one thing that bothers me about pet sitting is walking dogs. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:40:23 GMT)

Pet Adoption: A Lifetime Commitment
How much will owning a pet cost? How much time do I really need to devote to a pet? These are questions potential pet owners should ask prior to adopting. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 09:53:27 GMT)

A prizewinning pug: Creepy-crawly canine is judged top dog in Pet Costume Contest
A pug dressed as a bug has won the 2008 Pet Costume Contest. Mr. McSnortypants was photographed in a purchased spider outfit, but his enthusiastic expression -- helped by his photogenic tongue -- is what swayed the judges. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:06:41 GMT)

Direct Pet Health CEO Reports to Shareholders On Latest Company Developments
DALLAS, Oct. 27, 2008 -- Direct Pet Health Holdings, Inc. Chairman and CEO Michael F. Scaccia today said the company has experienced significant recent developments on several fronts, expected to lead to increased revenue and profit potential in the year ahead. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:00:00 GMT)

BOOMj.com Announces New Initiative in Pet Care Featuring Experts, Video and a Brand New Product Category in the BOOMj ...
BOOMj, Inc. http://www.BOOMj.com, the leading social networking community for Baby Boomers and adults over the age of 35 today announced it is now offering pet care products, a new expert, pet contributors and pet related video on the website. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:30:00 GMT)

Help for pet owners during the credit crunch
A DAY creche for dogs is a new idea from a pet resort to help owners during the credit crunch. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:04:41 GMT)

Pet Tales: A border collie’s long walk home
I have been known to pet sit, on occasion, for friends of mine. I enjoy playing with new furry friends and getting to learn their personalities. But one thing that bothers me about pet sitting is walking dogs. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:23:23 GMT)

The Humane Society offers tips to keep your pet from getting spooked on Halloween
The Humane Society is reminding pet owners that humans are the only ones susceptible to frightening activity on Halloween. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:13:59 GMT)

Woof! Visit the new pet blog
Are you a pet lover? Do you spend your evenings throwing a squeaky chicken across the yard so that your little one can burn off some energy? Is your idea of a space heater a cat on your lap? If so, then we've got just the blog for you. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:33:35 GMT)

Pet owner in court
A pet owner was ordered to pay a total of £1765 when he pleaded guilty to two charges of his dog worrying livestock. (27/10/2008 18:17:47) (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:07:38 GMT)

Forget 'Rover.' Topping this list of pet names is 'Rush Limbark,' and 'Sir Lix-a-lot'
"We've been tracking the most common pet names for years," says Curtis Steinhoff, spokesperson for Veterinary Pet Insurance. But the real story here involved the names at the bottom of the "Most Popular Pet Name" list. In other words, the true "one of a kinds." (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:41:59 GMT)

Robber shot dead in Cleveland pet shop
CLEVELAND - A man was shot dead today at Cleveland Pet Aviary at 3596 Bosworth Road. Witnesses said the man tried to rob the shop and a man inside pulled a gun and shot him. The identities of the man... (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:43:33 GMT)

Police: Man Shot Attempting To Rob Pet Store
Police say an 86-year-old pet store owner shot and killed a robber who was armed with a knife. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 20:10:31 GMT)

Pet Shop Owner Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect
Police tells Fox 8 News that a man allegedly tried to rob a pet shop at knife point and was shot to death by the store's owner. Police, at this point, believe it was self defense. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 21:51:06 GMT)

Two-headed turtle stolen from city pet store
By Daniel Nolan, The Hamilton Spectator HAMILTON - A pet shop owner is offering a $300 reward for the safe return of a rare two-headed turtle stolen from his store this afternoon. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 23:41:35 GMT)

Cleveland pet store robbery turns deadly for suspect
CLEVELAND -- An attempt to rob a Bosworth Road pet store Monday turned into a homicide investigation. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 23:43:27 GMT)

Charity Pet-A-Thon starts tomorrow
In support of the SPCA and Lonely Miaow Association, Switched On Marketing will be hosting a first of its kind 72 hour online Pet-A-Thon commencing on October Wednesday the 29th October and ending midnight October 31st. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 04:17:50 GMT)

Hospital offers PET-CT imaging
Beaufort Memorial Hospital now has a PET-CT imaging tool used for cancer diagnosis and treatment planning. In the past, patients underwent a CT scan and PET scan during separate visits, according to a news release. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 04:34:05 GMT)

A lizard that will make a fine pet
Frankie is a bearded dragon, a species of lizard that reaches 18 to 24 inches long and makes a good house pet. Many bearded dragons seem to enjoy contact with humans. Picasaweb. google.com Reptilian pets are intriguing and mysterious to some, intimidating and frightening to others. If there's one reptile perfect for changing the minds of those in the latter group, it's the bearded ... (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:13:03 GMT)

Learn about natural pet wellness
If you've ever wanted to check out natural or holistic options for your pet, Saturday would be the day. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:18:19 GMT)

DogTime.com Picks Top Pet Gifts for the Holidays
More than half of dog owners buy a gift for their dog during the holidays. DogTime.com , the #1 online vertical media network in the pet market with 8.2 million unique visitors a month, makes it easier to sort through the myriad pet products on the market via its 2008 Holiday Gift Guide. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:10:00 GMT)

Pet Shop Owner Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect
A spokesperson from the Cleveland Police Department tells Fox 8 News that a pet shop owner who shot a robbery suspect Monday apparently acted in self-defense. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:50:55 GMT)

Steps to keep your pet protected this Halloween
MIAMI -- Pet owners are getting into the Halloween spirit, but local Animal Services officials want to remind everyone of steps they should take to prepare their four-legged friends for one spooky night. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:28:34 GMT)

Pet limit in Liverpool has some unhappy
Several people in Liverpool protest the pet limit law at the Village Board meeting. Last year the Village of Liverpool adopted a law which placed a number on how many animals a person could have in one home. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:41:51 GMT)

Police officers kicked pet dogs
Two serving police officers admit causing suffering to their pet dogs after being caught on camera by a neighbour. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:20:24 GMT)

Police officers kicked pet dogs
Two serving police officers admit causing suffering to their pet dogs after being caught on camera by a neighbour. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:21:34 GMT)

Burglar admits stealing pet dog
A thief who stole a chihauhua called Enzo in a raid on a West Bromwich home today admitted burglary.Richard Lee Pincher, aged 30, of no fixed address, admitted taking the pet, electrical goods and jewellery at the house in Bilhay Lane in May. He was to be tried after denying the burglary but when he appeared before Wolverhampton Crown Court today, sitting at the Waterfront, Dudley, he pleaded ... (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 16:07:06 GMT)

Pet Adoption Day
The Alexandria Animal Shelter will host a “Pet Adoption Day” on Saturday, November 1 from 12pm - 4pm. For more information call (318) 473-1229 This entry has been viewed 48 times. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 17:44:29 GMT)

Woman crippled by rare respiratory disease caught from pet budgie she kept 35 YEARS AGO
A woman has been left crippled by a rare respiratory disease caused by keeping a pet budgerigar 35 years ago. Carole Dawson requires a constant flow of fresh oxygen to keep her alive (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 17:47:36 GMT)

S.T.O.P partners with Iams for Annual Pet Adoption Drive
Save Tehachapi's Orphaned Pets has joined efforts with 2,500 shelters and rescues around the world to participate in the annual Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign, founded by the Helen Woodward Animal Center and supported by Iams. STOP began participating in the campaign Oct. 1, 2008 and will continue through Jan. 5, 2009 to help place 1 million pets into homes.   "We're proud ... (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:04:31 GMT)

Propsition 2 group holds "Pet Out the Vote" event
A "Pet Out the Vote" in support of Proposition 2 will be held at noon today at the corner of Fred Waring Drive and Monterey Avenue in Palm Desert. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:23:29 GMT)

Happy Pet-o-ween
George the dachshund, above, waits his turn to get his picture taken for the FCA Country Store Pet Costume Contest on Saturday. At right, Elba Kauffman stands in line with Spud, her pug. The contest drew a few dozen pets and their owners. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:50:23 GMT)

Dog Escapes from Pet Groomer
A family pet is missing, her owners beside themselves with worry and anger. That's because the pampered pooch escaped from the groomer. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 23:14:03 GMT)

Second Pet Rescue official faces charges
The controversy surrounding Pet Rescue in Bloomingdale continues to swirl as a second shelter official is accused of providing improper care to sick animals. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:00:18 GMT)

Pet dies in Port Neches house fire
PORT NECHES — A beloved family pet perished in an early morning fire in Port Neches. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 01:21:57 GMT)

Halloween safety tips issued for pet owners
Keeping pets safe on Halloween doesn't have to be tricky. Officials with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offered some tips to help pet parents avoid potential hazards as they celebrate Halloween this October. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 02:17:46 GMT)

Pet adoption will be held Saturday in Florence
The Second Chance K9 Rescue and the Carolina Kitties Rescue will join forces Saturday for a pet adoption from noon until 4 p.m. at the Pamplico Highway BiLo in Florence. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 03:53:17 GMT)

Pet bird linked to disease decades later
LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A British woman says she has been crippled by a respiratory disease linked to bird owners, despite having given her pet away in 1973. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 06:20:32 GMT)

Halloween pet safety
Several tips on pet safety this Halloween: (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:27:26 GMT)

Dogs get in on Halloween fun at York pet store
Disguised for Halloween, a dozen dogs and their human companions paraded from Ann-imals Pet Supply around Meadowbrook Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 25. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:11:08 GMT)

Where pet owners are spending their money
According to industry statistics, nearly one out of every three U.S. households has a pet. That's a lot of tails, scales and paws to pamper during the holidays. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:28:57 GMT)

Pinching pennies? Not these proud pet parents
Emilie Wilson's menagerie includes 15 ferrets, two dogs and four cats, including a hefty gray feline named Tonie Stewart who rides in style inside a pet stroller during family outings. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:59:08 GMT)

Pinching pennies? Not these proud pet parents
Emilie Wilson's menagerie includes 15 ferrets, two dogs and four cats, including a hefty gray feline named Tonie Stewart who rides in style inside a pet stroller during family outings. Wilson spent $300 on Christmas gifts for her brood last year and figures she'll exceed that sum this year. And despite the recession-like economy, the suburban Chicago woman has no plans to scale back pet ... (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:21:37 GMT)

Pinching pennies? Not these proud pet parents
Emilie Wilson's menagerie includes 15 ferrets, two dogs and four cats, including a hefty gray feline named Tonie Stewart who rides in style inside a pet stroller during family outings. Wilson spent $300 on Christmas gifts for her brood last year and figures... (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:45:38 GMT)

Police officers facing jail after being caught on video 'kicking and throwing' their pet dogs
Two police officers are facing jail after they were caught violently kicking and throwing their pet dogs around their backyard. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:10:00 GMT)

Muskogee increases pet adoption fees
The cost of adopting a pet is rising in Muskogee, where the City Council has voted to more than triple the cost of animal adoptions to pay for animal spaying... (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:16:56 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet: Three cute puppies looking for a home
Adopt-A-Pet featured three small puppies looking for a home on October 29. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:56:54 GMT)

Pet Safety in the Cold
Leon County Animal Control officials say they get a lot of calls during the colder months from pet owners asking if its okay to leave pets outside. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:22:41 GMT)

Pinching pennies? Not these proud pet parents
Retailers may be worrying about the possibility of the worst fourth quarter in generations, but those in the pet products industry are finding themselves in a veritable oasis among much of the gloom of American business. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:58:49 GMT)

Pinching pennies? Not these proud pet parents
Emilie Wilson's menagerie includes 15 ferrets, two dogs and four cats, including a hefty gray feline named Tonie Stewart who rides in style inside a pet stroller during family outings. Wilson spent $300 on Christmas gifts for her brood last year and figures she'll exceed that sum this year. And despite the recession-like economy, the suburban Chicago woman has no plans to scale back pet presents ... (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:13:04 GMT)

Harlingen Humane Society Pet Of The Week (10/29)
KGBT features one pet up for adoption from the Harlingen Humane Society each Wednesday. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:14:53 GMT)

Sources: Bronx newlywed stabs pet beagle to death
A Bronx newlywed argued with his wife, then stabbed her pet beagle to death yesterday morning, city police said. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 22:50:59 GMT)

Man Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing Pet Pig
A Circuit Court judge blasts a Waianae man for the killing of a Mililani family's pet pig. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 23:38:09 GMT)

Man faces lengthy prison term after killing pet pig
HONOLULU (KHNL) - A man convicted of slaughtering a pet pig pleaded for leniency at his sentencing for livestock theft Wednesday. But Joseph Calarruda, who's been in trouble with the law before, didn't get a break. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 02:37:47 GMT)

Proud Pet Parents Aren't Pinching Pennies
ROSEMONT, Ill.| Emilie Wilson's menagerie includes 15 ferrets, two dogs and four cats, including a hefty gray feline named Tonie Stewart who rides in style inside a pet stroller during family outings. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 04:08:31 GMT)

Proud pet parents not pinching pennies
Emilie Wilson’s menagerie includes 15 ferrets, two dogs and four cats, including a hefty gray feline named Tonie Stewart who rides in style inside a pet stroller during family outings. Wilson spent $300 on Christmas gifts for her brood last year and figures she’ll exceed that sum this year. And despite the recession-like economy, the suburban Chicago woman has no plans to scale back pet presents ... (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 04:17:05 GMT)

New pet food center caters to cats, dogs
Del Monte Foods Co. on Wednesday put on display its new pet food distribution center that has created 75 jobs in Topeka. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 05:41:07 GMT)

While other products sit, stay, pet goods are recession-woof
Retailers may be worrying about the possibility of the worst fourth quarter in generations, but those in the pet-products industry are finding themselves in a veritable oasis among much of the gloom of American business. Companies that sell everything from organic dog treats to couture-inspired pet toys say business is up even as economic indicators show that shoppers are pinching pennies during ... (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 06:46:07 GMT)

Pet of Week
This one-year-old male terrier mix has a loving, friendly personality. He is available for immediate adoption at the Carson Animal Shelter, 216 Victoria St., 310-523-9566. Ask for ticket No. A3900524. Last week's pet, a 4-month-old American Staffordshire terrier mix, was adopted. Keep up on the latest animal news in the South Bay and worldwide at www.insidesocal.com/pets. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 07:29:43 GMT)

Sources: Bronx man stabs pet beagle to death
A Bronx man argued with his wife, then stabbed her pet beagle to death yesterday morning, city police said. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:21:08 GMT)

Pet-products industry growing despite bad economy
Companies that sell everything from organic dog treats to couture-inspired pet toys said business is up even as economic indicators show shoppers are pinching pennies during one of the worst downturns in decades. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 09:21:06 GMT)

Pet Calendar: City Edition
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Pet People, 8011 University Ave., La Mesa. Sponsor: Four Paws Coonhound Rescue and Friends, fourpawsrescue.petfinder.com. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:04:33 GMT)

Man who killed pet pig gets 5 years
The Makaha man who killed Porky — a pet pig who obeyed voice commands and appeared on an Inter Island Airways TV commercial — was sentenced yesterday to five more years in prison on top of 10 years he's already serving for a firearms felony. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:11:52 GMT)

Hekro PET to produce new barrier food film
Ukrainian packaging producer Hekro PET is reported to be preparing to manufacture a new barrier food packaging film by the end of this year. Hekro is based in Khmelnitsky, Ukraine, and is a specialist in PET bottle preforms and polyethylene stretch film. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:41:00 GMT)

Pinching pennies? Not these proud pet parents
ROSEMONT -- Emilie Wilson's menagerie includes 15 ferrets, two dogs and four cats, including a hefty gray feline named Tonie Stewart who rides in style inside a pet stroller during family outings. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:17:58 GMT)

A Mystery: Pet Dog Turns Up in Chicago
A Maltese dog named Max owned by Richard Gonzales of West Palm Beach, Fla, vanished few months ago and lastly bowed up 1200 miles away in Chicago. Gonzales said that his dog went missing on his daughter’s yard in Brandon, Fla. He reported that the disappearance was due to pet theft. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 15:47:13 GMT)

Consider giving an older pet a good retirement
Gentle brown eyes looking trustfully out of a background of soft light-brown fur, Winston could almost be the face of the Northumberland Humane Society's Adopt-A-Senior-Pet [...] (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 17:31:40 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This male tabby kitten is available for adoption at the Veterinary Treatment Facility. Call 684-6510 for more information. Several family-friendly pets are available for adoption at the VTF. Every pet adopted will be vaccinated, microchipped, fecal checked, and heartworm or feline leukemia tested. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 18:20:58 GMT)

Man who killed pet pig gets 5 years
The Makaha man who killed Porky — a pet pig who obeyed voice commands and appeared on an Inter Island Airways TV commercial — was sentenced yesterday to five more years in prison on top of 10 years he's already serving for a firearms felony. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 19:41:51 GMT)

Chipping Your Pet
We all know the truth many pound puppies and cats have to face. But what’s especially saddening is that almost four million pets are euthanized every year because their pet owner can’t be found in time. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 20:18:35 GMT)

House Call Vets Bring Health To Your Pet
For many dog owners, watching their pet age is a frustrating and worrisome time. However, there are treatment options that can make life easier for pets and their owners. For the last six years, Dr. Barbara Gladstein has been making house calls for disabled and older pets. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 20:54:37 GMT)

Humane society to hold pet adoptions in Florence
The Florence Area Humane Society will have two pet adoption events Saturday in Florence. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 21:13:16 GMT)

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