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Updated 10/31: Wauconda man almost drowns trying to save pet parakeet
A Wauconda man nearly drowned Thursday (Oct. 30) while trying to rescue a pet bird that was stranded on Lindsay Lake. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 00:35:31 GMT)

Three pet dogs perish in fire at Miami home
MIAMI, Okla. — Three pet dogs died in a fire Friday morning that damaged a home in Miami. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 05:02:49 GMT)

Pet Contest Deadline Extended To Monday
The deadline to enter the Tyler Paper's pet contest has been extended. The new deadline to submit a photo of your pet is 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 05:03:18 GMT)

Pet health check
How about a QUICK HEALTH EXAM for your dog? It's simple to do while grooming, petting or bathing your dog. Run your hands over his head and body -- any new lumps or bumps? Observe the eyes, and check inside the ears and under the tail. Give your pet a good belly rub as you check the abdomen for hardness, swelling, lumps or bumps. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 05:04:00 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Mika, a 6-month-old blue heeler. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 05:06:08 GMT)

Max, a 6-month-old guinea pig, is a pretty tame young pet who loves being scratched behind the ears
Max , a 6-month-old guinea pig, is a pretty tame young pet who loves being scratched behind the ears. He is just one of a growing selection of guinea pigs staying at the Kansas Humane Society . In a variety of colors and ages, these furry friends love to be petted and would make someone a great first pet. Also available: •  Dusty, a gorgeous shepherd mix, age 1 ½, is a very smart and ... (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 06:14:08 GMT)

Pet owners don't pinch pennies despite the poor economy
  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. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 06:21:44 GMT)

Pinching pennies? Not these proud pet parents
Carol Perkins, owner of Harry Barker, and her dog Josephine, pose with a shipment for the upcoming holiday season at the pet supply company in Charleston, S.C. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 08:37:53 GMT)

Create an emergency folder for your pet
A dossier of your pet's important documents and a photo may be helpful in an emergency. Here's a list of items to keep in the folder. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 09:12:01 GMT)

Pet Vet: New recall issued for pet foods
Several months ago, I reported on the huge amount of recalls made on tainted dog and cat foods with various contaminants. Now, another recall has gone out from Mars Petcare concerning dry pet food manufactured from the company's Everson, Pennsylvania ... (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 09:53:50 GMT)

Man recounts near-drowning; laments pet's death
WAUCONDA – Bruce Brown was used to fetching his pet cockatiel, Happy, out of the retention pond near his Wauconda home. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 11:33:59 GMT)

Bit's 'N' Pieces of Nipomo: Lucky Dog Pet Resort hosting its grand opening
The Lucky Dog Pet Resort is planning a grand opening celebration from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The staff will serve free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have a bounce house for the kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 14:21:39 GMT)

Pet Paulse: What shots should my pet have?
The types of vaccines that your pet might need will vary with their lifestyle and environment. There are lots of vaccines and it can be confusing when presented with so many options. The best advice is to hook up with a veterinarian you trust and go with their recommendation. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 14:21:59 GMT)

Meow! 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. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 21:03:27 GMT)

Dogs, owners have a blast at Pet Fun Day
     The field behind the Honey Bowen Building was filled Saturday with pets and their owners who enjoyed the annual Pet Fun Day. Contests were held for the Longest Ears, Smallest Dog, Shortest Tail and Best Halloween Costume. There also was plenty of camaraderie among the animals and pet owners. (Sat, 01 Nov 2008 22:55:22 GMT)

Pet owners hit by return of £15 charge on prescriptions
Thousands of pet owners face having to pay more to treat their sick animals after vet prescription fees were reintroduced yesterday. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 01:25:31 GMT)

Pet food pantry aims to help furry friends
Inside a storage room on the second floor of the Police Station sits a pile of pet food, including a half-dozen large bags of dog chow and three bulk boxes of canned cat food. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 03:31:55 GMT)

Pet Safety Tips from Acclaimed Veterinarians at MyPetCareTV.com Help Pet Owners Celebrate the Cat's Meow of Holiday ...
MyPetCareTV.com encourages pet owners everywhere to add "pet safety" to their holiday list and make sure to check it twice. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Q-Bert
Q-Bert is this week’s Pet of the Week. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 09:20:24 GMT)

In tough times, pet owners keep up the pampering
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. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:02:12 GMT)

Man recounts near-drowning; laments pet's death
WAUCONDA – Bruce Brown was used to fetching his pet cockatiel, Happy, out of the retention pond near his Wauconda home. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:05:16 GMT)

For a pet, games can be more than fun
Pet toys bring joy to homeless animals, so the Hawaiian Humane Society is asking for donations so that every pet adopted during the holiday season can head to their new home with a new toy. Clubs, schools, groups, companies and others are asked to adopt this Humane Society project and serve as collection sites and host toy drives. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:07:51 GMT)

Grieving a family pet
For many people, pets are considered an important part of the family. According to Sky Magazine, more than half of pet owners spend more time taking their pets to the vet than going to the doctor for themselves. The bonds between a dog or cat and a human can be surprisingly strong and when a pet passes many people experience overwhelming grief. You can feel depressed, guilty or angry and find ... (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 12:02:44 GMT)

Bit's 'N' Pieces of Nipomo: Lucky Dog Pet Resort hosting its grand opening
The Lucky Dog Pet Resort is planning a grand opening celebration from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The staff will serve free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have a bounce house for the kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:21:37 GMT)

Pet Paulse: What shots should my pet have?
The types of vaccines that your pet might need will vary with their lifestyle and environment. There are lots of vaccines and it can be confusing when presented with so many options. The best advice is to hook up with a veterinarian you trust and go with their recommendation. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:21:57 GMT)

It's Pet Idol time!
Tuesday's elections aren't the only vote in town! Click on the logo to view the 2008 Pet Idol candidates and place your votes! (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 16:17:49 GMT)

It's Pet Idol time!
Tuesday's elections aren't the only vote in town! Click on the logo to view the 2008 Pet Idol candidates and place your votes! (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 16:21:12 GMT)

Pet birds killed in garage fire
Five domestic birds died after the garage they were kept in caught fire. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 16:46:48 GMT)

Rip snorter of a pet day in Oamaru
Fraggle the pig threatened to steal the show at a pet day in Oamaru yesterday. Fraggle and her mistress, Moriah Tyrrell (10), from Kurow, were among the many entries in the new event, organised by the North Otago A and P Association in conjunction with Vetlife. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 18:47:23 GMT)

Pet food pantry aims to help furry friends
Inside a storage room on the second floor of the Police Station sits a pile of pet food, including a half-dozen large bags of dog chow and three bulk boxes of canned cat food. (Sun, 02 Nov 2008 23:24:16 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys bag Brits top honour
The Pet Shop Boys will collect the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at next year's Brit Awards, it was announced. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 00:37:52 GMT)

Loomis Pet Pony's Savage Attack Shakes Community
A Loomis preschool director and her extended family of young students are trying to recover from their shock and loss after nieghborhood dogs attacked and killed the school's pet pony. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 00:54:20 GMT)

Pet Fest Hopes To Promote Adoption In Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Parish's first annual Pet Fest kicks off. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 01:30:46 GMT)

Pet owners not pinching pennies
RETAIL: From treats to toys, many company owners say business is up. 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. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 02:16:44 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys - Pet Shop Boys Land Brit Honour
The PET SHOP BOYS are to be honoured with the top prize at next year's (09) Brit Awards. The dance duo - comprising Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe - are to receive ... (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 07:55:05 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys bag top honour
The Pet Shop Boys will collect the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at next year's Brit Awards, it has been announced. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 08:02:03 GMT)

Proud pet parents not pinching holiday presents
Pet products industry sees business going up as shoppers skimp elsewhere 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. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 08:46:35 GMT)

Brits accolade for Pet Shop Boys
The Pet Shop Boys will receive the outstanding contribution to music honour at next year's Brit Awards, it is announced. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 09:17:59 GMT)

Brits accolade for Pet Shop Boys
The Pet Shop Boys will receive the outstanding contribution to music honour at next year's Brit Awards, it is announced. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 09:35:56 GMT)

Pet Grooming Business Gets Approvals For New Building
— A month after two dog-loving entrepreneurs received a loan to start their pet grooming and sitting business, the historic building into which they were hoping to move was destroyed in a fire. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:06:12 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys land Brit honour
The Pet Shop Boys are to be honoured with the top prize at next year's Brit Awards. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:40:03 GMT)

Rockford company donates life-saving pet masks to G.R. Firefighters
Rockford company donates life-saving pet masks to G.R. Firefighters (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 11:32:19 GMT)

Woman loses her leg after peck from daughter's pet magpie
A woman has had a leg amputated after she was pecked by a pet magpie in one of the rarest cases of its kind. The bird belonged to the woman's daughter. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 11:50:35 GMT)

Nigeria: Turai to Launch Pet Project Thursday
The First Lady, Hajiya Turai Umaru Yar'adua, will Thursday present to the public her pet project: Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation (WAYEF), at a dinner scheduled for the International Conference Centre, Abuja. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 12:38:22 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys - Pet Shop Boys To Be Honoured At Brits
The Pet Shop Boys are to be presented with an outstanding contribution to music award at next year's Brits, it has been confirmed.Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will ... (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 12:38:45 GMT)

Woman Loses Leg After Being Attacked by Pet Bird
An elderly woman in Australia had to have her leg amputated after being pecked by her daughter’s pet bird. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 14:40:44 GMT)

Pose your pet with Santa this season
HENDERSONVILLE – Pet owners can bring their dogs and cats to have their picture taken with Santa at the Henderson County Animals Services facility, 828 Stoney Mountain Road, on Nov. 21 and 22. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 15:11:08 GMT)

Pet Vet Cruiser On The Road Again
Volusia County's mobile Pet Vet Cruiser will be out across the county this month to offer free and low-cost spaying and neutering for pets of residents of unincorporated Volusia County. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 16:04:12 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys to receive Brit Awards honor
The Pet Shop Boys' pop career will be honored with a gong for Outstanding Contribution to Music at next year's Brit Awards, organizers said on Monday. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 16:47:43 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys to receive Brit Awards honour
The Pet Shop Boys' pop career will be honoured with a gong for Outstanding Contribution to Music at next year's Brit Awards, organisers said on Monday. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 16:48:00 GMT)

Dispute over pet cat ends in murder-suicide
A neighborhood dispute about a pet cat escalated into a murder-suicide Friday in a rural part of Lane County, investigators believe. The shooter believed the victim had injured his cat, and a confrontation escalated into gunfire. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:09:13 GMT)

Garage fire in Taylors kills pet dog, burns four cars
Published: Monday, November 3, 2008 at 11:40 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, November 3, 2008 at 11:40 a.m. Firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a fire that burst from the garage of a Taylors home and onto the driveway, burning four cars and killing the family's pet. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:34:37 GMT)

Animals Killed In Pet Store Blaze
An unknown number of animals are killed in a fire at a popular pet store. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:35:24 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys to receive awards honour
Pet Shop Boys' pop career will be honoured with a gong for Outstanding Contribution to Music at next year's Brit Awards, organisers have said. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:14:47 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys to receive awards honour
Pet Shop Boys' pop career will be honoured with a gong for Outstanding Contribution to Music at next year's Brit Awards, organisers have said. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:15:25 GMT)

Garage fire in Taylors kills pet dog, burns two cars
Taylors Fire Chief Bobby Baker said investigators have yet to determine what caused a Monday morning fire that damaged an Angie Road home and claimed the life of a family pet. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 21:33:43 GMT)

Dispute over pet cat ends in murder-suicide
A neighborhood dispute about a pet cat escalated into a murder-suicide Friday in a rural part of Lane County, investigators believe. The shooter believed the victim had injured his cat, and a confrontation escalated into gunfire. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:30:54 GMT)

Over 20 animals die in Bloomington pet store fire
Dozens of animals were trapped as fire raced through a pet store early Monday morning. (Mon, 03 Nov 2008 23:14:43 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys to receive Brit honour
The Pet Shop Boys will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at next year's Brit Awards. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will be honoured at the ceremony in Earl’s Court, London, on Feb 18. They will also perform live at the event. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 02:30:50 GMT)

New pet care company 'has your tail covered'
After graduating in 2002 with a degree in Accountancy, Kristen Duffy has returned to Champaign, not as a student but as an entrepreneur. On Oct. 8, Duffy opened a branch of Fetch! Pet Care, which provides pet care services to anyone in the area. Although she was working at Ernst & Young, one of the "Big Four" auditors, Duffy was tired of her desk job and wanted to try something new. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 06:56:12 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys to receive honour
Pet Shop Boys' pop career will be honoured with a gong for Outstanding Contribution to Music at next year's Brit Awards, organisers have said. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 08:30:05 GMT)

The Brits Honor Pet Shop Boys
The UK's recorded music association, The BPI, today unveiled the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. Pioneering British Dance duo, Pet Shop Boys (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 09:05:27 GMT)

Guy Fawkes Night: pet owners asked to be home
Pet owners should consider staying at home on Wednesday night, Guy Fawkes Night, to offer comfort and reassurance to nervous animals. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 09:27:04 GMT)

SPCA Pet Protectors club to host Animal Cruelty Awareness Fair
The SPCA of Luzerne County’s Pet Protectors Youth Club will hold its first Animal Cruelty Awareness Fair on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Garden Village Dog Park in West Pittston. The purpose of the fair is to educate the public about animal cruelty issues in the community. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 09:39:37 GMT)

Man killed by family avenging pet dog
MANILA, Philippines—A whole family ended up in jail Tuesday for killing a man they accused of stoning their house and pet dog. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 10:10:43 GMT)

Man recounts near-drowning; laments pet's death
WAUCONDA – Bruce Brown was used to fetching his pet cockatiel, Happy, out of the retention pond near his Wauconda home. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 10:13:53 GMT)

Pet supply store in downtown offers 'bling' to dogs and owners
SALEM — Cami Oetman has opened the Yuppy Puppy Boutique in downtown Salem, a pet store that is decidedly not a traditional pet supply store. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 11:17:10 GMT)

Fire destroys pet shop; some animals rescued
BLOOMINGTON — A fire that destroyed Delilah’s Pet Shop also killed an undetermined number of animals at the store Monday, including cats, dogs and smaller creatures. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 15:58:13 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys’ BRIT honour
The Pet Shop Boys - Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe – will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at next year's BRIT Awards. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 18:11:22 GMT)

Bit's 'N' Pieces of Nipomo: Lucky Dog Pet Resort hosting its grand opening
The Lucky Dog Pet Resort is planning a grand opening celebration from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The staff will serve free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have a bounce house for the kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 19:06:37 GMT)

Pet Paulse: What shots should my pet have?
The types of vaccines that your pet might need will vary with their lifestyle and environment. There are lots of vaccines and it can be confusing when presented with so many options. The best advice is to hook up with a veterinarian you trust and go with their recommendation. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 19:06:57 GMT)

2 pet dogs poisoned, die in Indiana, Pa.
Two pet dogs in Indiana County died after they were poisoned Halloween night in Indiana Borough, police said (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 20:23:52 GMT)

New code for pet owners unveiled
LONDON: Pet owners are being reminded of their duties under new government guidelines which cover everything from canine toothpaste to spotting signs of stress. (Tue, 04 Nov 2008 21:31:22 GMT)

British official proposes new pet rules
LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Britain's environment secretary has sparked controversy with a list of proposed new rules that could mean jail time for pet owners who walk dogs on hot days. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 00:50:35 GMT)

Garage fire in Taylors kills pet dog, burns two cars
Taylors Fire Chief Bobby Baker said investigators have yet to determine what caused a Monday morning fire that damaged an Angie Road home and claimed the life of a family pet. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 00:59:10 GMT)

British official proposes new pet rules
Britain's environment secretary has sparked controversy with a list of proposed new rules that could mean jail time for pet owners who walk dogs on hot days.Environment Secretary Hilary Benn's proposed new codes of conduct for dog, cat and horse owners include rules that would allow for prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act of 2006, of pet owners whose animals become too thin, become too fat, ... (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 01:19:52 GMT)

Animal Control Scanners Miss Pet Microchip
When getting your pet microchipped you expect to find it more easily if it gets lost. At least that's the theory but that doesn't always happen. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 03:05:35 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. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 05:04:48 GMT)

Pet products persist
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. 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 ... (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 05:11:25 GMT)

Man recounts near-drowning; laments pet's death
WAUCONDA – Bruce Brown was used to fetching his pet cockatiel, Happy, out of the retention pond near his Wauconda home. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 08:14:51 GMT)

Have an unwanted pet? Saturday is Amnesty Day
Orange County Animal Services is holding a "Pet Amnesty Day" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Goldenrod Park, 4863 N. Goldenrod Road, Winter Park. People can bring unwanted cats and dogs to turn over to the shelter without any questions asked. The county is offering free rabies shots for cats and dogs older than 4 months. For details, call 407-836-3111 or go to www.ocnetpets.com. ... (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 09:08:12 GMT)

SPCA Pet Protectors club to host Animal Cruelty Awareness Fair
The SPCA of Luzerne County’s Pet Protectors Youth Club will hold its first Animal Cruelty Awareness Fair on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Garden Village Dog Park in West Pittston. The purpose of the fair is to educate the public about animal cruelty issues in the community. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 09:23:16 GMT)

Teacher's Pet? Mr. Beasley
Published: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 3:15 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 8:51 p.m. "This teacher's pet is a large, sweet-faced 'rag-doll cat' named Mr. Beasley. He is 6 years old, weighs 16 pounds, has blue eyes and a bushy tail. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 09:39:01 GMT)

Defra drafts proper pet practice for the daft
Irresponsible idiot? Want a kitten? We can help The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on new guidelines for gormless pet owners who don't know a dog's arse from whatever it has in lieu of an elbow.… (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 10:03:28 GMT)

Feeding your pet at table may land you in jail in UK!
London, Nov 5 : Feeding your pet at table or giving them chocolate treats might land you in jail, if new guidelines proposed to pet owners in Britain are to be believed. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 12:59:34 GMT)

Cheryl Cole's pet pooch's thong nicking antics revealed!
London, Nov 5 : Cheryl Cole's pet dog has developed a rather bizarre hobby-it picks up the singer's lacy underwear and buries them in her back garden! (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 13:14:00 GMT)

Bit's 'N' Pieces of Nipomo: Lucky Dog Pet Resort hosting its grand opening
The Lucky Dog Pet Resort is planning a grand opening celebration from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The staff will serve free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have a bounce house for the kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 15:39:50 GMT)

Pet Paulse: What shots should my pet have?
The types of vaccines that your pet might need will vary with their lifestyle and environment. There are lots of vaccines and it can be confusing when presented with so many options. The best advice is to hook up with a veterinarian you trust and go with their recommendation. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 15:40:02 GMT)

2 pet ponies are shot dead in SD
Two pet ponies belonging to Susan Goodwin, who lives west of Rapid City, were shot and killed, and family members said it could not have been an accident. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:17:57 GMT)

Two Pet Ponies Shot Dead In Pennington Co.
Two pet ponies belonging to Susan Goodwin, who lives west of Rapid City, were shot and killed. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:38:05 GMT)

K9 Corner: Pet's personality changes may signal health problem
Has your pet started changing its personality? I ask this because I was asked the same question last week when I took my cat in for his annual physical and shots. "Yes," I answered. "He hasn't had a seizure for months and is acting like a healthy cat now; chasing a ball, running up and down stairs, loving and starting to purr." (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 18:11:14 GMT)

Harlingen Humane Society Pet of Week (11/05)
KGBT features one pet up for adoption from the Harlingen Humane Society each Wednesday. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 19:14:45 GMT)

Pet licensing ordinance gets first round approval
The reality of licenses for Le Mars dogs and cats moved a step closer Tuesday as members of the Le Mars City Council, voted 4-1, to give first reading approval for a pet licensing ordinance. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 19:50:12 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys to receive honour
Pet Shop Boys' pop career will be honoured with a gong for Outstanding Contribution to Music at next year's Brit Awards, organisers have said. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 20:00:07 GMT)

Humane society to hold pet adoption in Florence
The Florence Area Humane Society will have a pet adoption from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Woofers on Hoffmeyer Road in Florence. (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 21:53:37 GMT)

Pet CPR: How Far Would You Go To Save The Life Of Your Pet?
Cleveland, OH - How far would you go to save the life of your pet? 19 Action News shows you the new way to keep your pet alive in an emergency!  (Wed, 05 Nov 2008 22:04:52 GMT)

Oklahoma pet tales: Pool pals
Pool pals The Pet Tales always brings a smile to my face,” Judy Jolly wrote. She is "mom” to Sandy, Queenie, Lovy, Dolly and Poco, all girls who like to take a ride around the pool and then run and chase each other to shake off the water. Judy Jolly, Oklahoma City To submit a pet story and photo for the Pet Tales contest, go online to NewsOK.com, keyword "Contest.” Or mail stories and photos to ... (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 06:06:21 GMT)

Man recounts near-drowning; laments pet's death
WAUCONDA – Bruce Brown was used to fetching his pet cockatiel, Happy, out of the retention pond near his Wauconda home. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 07:09:56 GMT)

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Pet-friendly lodging is available at more places
Here's how to find pet-friendly lodging. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:11:39 GMT)

Green Bay ordinance sought on pet shops
The opening of a new pet store in Green Bay has Humane Officer Sharon Hensen calling for new regulations. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:14:27 GMT)

Wauconda man almost drowns trying to save pet parakeet
A Wauconda man nearly drowned last week (Oct. 30) while trying to rescue his pet bird that was stranded on Lindsay Lake. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:17:58 GMT)

Gotta Go: Adopt a pet event in South Elgin
South Elgin: Adopt a Pet (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:46:06 GMT)

Pet Helpers to open new spay and neuter clinic Nov. 23
The Pet Helpers shelter recently took in an emaciated mixed-breed hound with flea dermatitis and her litter of nine puppies, each so small it could fit in the palm of a staff member's hand. Today, the mother's frame has filled out, and her skin has improved. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 12:30:45 GMT)

Pet Valu reports 45% increase in diluted earnings per share before non-comparable items for the third quarter of ...
Pet Valu, Inc. announced today unaudited third quarter results for fiscal 2008. On a consolidated basis, net income for the quarter ended September 27, 2008 was $4.0 million or $0.39 per diluted share. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 12:56:00 GMT)

National pet photo contest under way
PetSource.org is celebrating Thanksgiving by hosting a photo contest where pet owners can showcase what their pet is truly thankful for this year. Simply snap a photo of your pet(s) with anything that they may be grateful for such as friends, family, food, or toys and submit it to www.PetSource.org. The winner is voted on by the public and will receive a prize package of pet products as well ... (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:46:15 GMT)

Bargain of the week: Buy pet parrot, get a free house
A Lanarkshire man is selling his pet parrot for £180,000 and throwing in his house for free. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 15:18:31 GMT)

Pet Paulse: What shots should my pet have?
The types of vaccines that your pet might need will vary with their lifestyle and environment. There are lots of vaccines and it can be confusing when presented with so many options. The best advice is to hook up with a veterinarian you trust and go with their recommendation. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 15:37:43 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, 06 Nov 2008 15:47:42 GMT)

Humane Society Naples to host pet fashion show Nov. 20
The Humane Society Naples will host its popular afternoon tea and pet fashion show fundraiser from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Hilton Naples. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:17:36 GMT)

Pet food sickened dozens in U.S.
Dry pet food contaminated with salmonella sickened at least 79 people over three years, U.S. health officials said Thursday while warning that pet food may be an under recognized source of infections in humans, especially young children. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:25:10 GMT)

Salmonella in Pet Food Sickens 8 More People
A rare strain of salmonella in dry pet food sickened at least eight people this year, in addition to the 71 people who fell ill last year, according to the CDC. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:46:44 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Caitlin
This week's Pet of the Week is a Maine Coon Cat named Caitlin. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:47:49 GMT)

Pet food sickened at least 79 people, CDC says
Salmonella-contaminated dry pet food sickened at least 79 people, including many young children, and could still be dangerous, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:56:37 GMT)

Pet shop sold cat with contagious skin disease
By Peter Townson THE conditions in some of the pet shops in Qatar have once again been highlighted by concerned animal-lovers, with the effect on the health of both animals and their owners being called into question following a recent incident involving a kitten. (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 21:27:18 GMT)

Pet food making people sick
Some 79 people in 21 states have been sickened with a bacterial infection linked to contaminated pet food -- the first time human Salmonella enterica illness has been traced to a contaminated animal food plant. [More] (Thu, 06 Nov 2008 22:56:18 GMT)

Family displaced by house fire, pet cats unaccounted for
A fire that may have been caused by a burning pot destroyed a home Thursday evening, displacing a family of five, authorities said. Still missing are the family's two pet cats. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 01:48:39 GMT)

Session to teach ways to own pet responsibly
Animal advocates looking for ways to spread the word about responsible pet ownership will have an opportunity to collect tips for doing so this weekend, when Animal Care Services will hold a three-day training session. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 03:59:11 GMT)

Pet dog found hanged in Wis. village park
Associated Press - November 6, 2008 10:55 PM ET CASCADE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a pet dog was found dead, hanged by its collar on a playground swing set at a park in... (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 04:00:50 GMT)

Pet Dog Found Hanged In Village Of Cascade Park
CASCADE, Wis. -- Authorities are investigating after a pet dog was found dead, hanged by its collar on a playground swing set at a park in the village of Cascade. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 04:31:56 GMT)

Dry Pet Food Sickens Humans
Dry pet food contaminated by salmonella sickened at least 79 people, including many children, and could still be dangerous, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. No one is known to have died in the outbreak of a rare strain of salmonella, known as Salmonella enterica serotype Schwarzengrund, the C.D.C. said. But people can become ill, with bloody diarrhea, if they handle the ... (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 04:51:52 GMT)

Man recounts near-drowning; laments pet's death
WAUCONDA – Bruce Brown was used to fetching his pet cockatiel, Happy, out of the retention pond near his Wauconda home. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 07:03:02 GMT)

Pet pampering persists
Emilie Wilson spent $300 on Christmas gifts for her brood of 15 pets last year and figures she'll exceed that sum this year. And despite the recessionlike economy, she has no plans to scale back pet presents anytime soon. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 07:40:46 GMT)

Boy, 7, in hospital after dog attack in pet store
VERNON, B.C. - A young B.C. boy was rushed to hospital earlier this week after he was attacked by a dog in a pet store. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 07:58:03 GMT)

After years of upheaval, pet rescuer can settle in
Nearly three years after her pet-rescue organization faced eviction in Seminole County, an Orlando woman has finally found a permanent home for her animals. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 11:13:27 GMT)

Pet food sickened dozens of people in U.S.
Dry pet food contaminated with salmonella sickened at least 79 people over three years, U.S. health officials said Thursday while warning that pet food may be an under-recognized source of infections in humans, especially young children. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 12:35:17 GMT)

CDC: Contaminated Pet Food Sickens 79
Salmonella-contaminated dry pet food sickened at least 79 people, including many young children, and could still be dangerous, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 12:40:34 GMT)

Pet dog found hanged from swing in Wisconsin park
CASCADE, Wis. — Authorities are investigating after a pet dog was found dead, hanged by its collar on a playground swing set at a park in the village of Cascade. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 13:01:22 GMT)

Pet first aid classes offered
Residents can register for a pet first aid class set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 in Myrtle Beach and hosted by the Red Cross. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 13:11:20 GMT)

Honorary animal deputies donate to help pet shelter
CROWN POINT -- In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, first- grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point recently held their third annual pet supply collection.  (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 16:05:17 GMT)

Cause of Taylors fire that killed pet still unknown
Taylors Fire Chief Bobby Baker said there are still no answers to what started the Nov. 3 fire that burned a portion of two Angie Road homes and killed a family pet. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 16:33:56 GMT)

Pet Dog Found Hanged In Village Park
Sheboygan County Deputies Say Pet Struggled Before Suffocating (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:19:16 GMT)

Man jailed for attack on pet dog
A man from Salford is jailed for three months for punching, kicking and stamping on his pet dog. (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:38:08 GMT)

'Tis the season for holiday pet portraits and parties
Oregon Humane SocietyGet your pet's photo taken with Santa this weekend This weekend there are a lot of pet-friendly places to party and play. Here are some special events that I know about: Oregon Humane Society Santa Paws Pet Photos... (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 18:38:46 GMT)

Salmonella in Pet Food Sickens 8 More People
Title: Salmonella in Pet Food Sickens 8 More People Category: Health News Created: 11/7/2008 Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2008 (Fri, 07 Nov 2008 20:26:01 GMT)

Pet Owners Get Ready For The Cold
With the dipping temperatures, pet owners need to take extra precautions to ensure their four-legged friends doesn't end up with frostbite. Arleene Barrios Reports: Take Your Pets Into ConsiderationProtect Your Pet from Winter's Woes (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 01:35:44 GMT)

Pet Helpers invites President-elect to pick a first pup
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - From choosing the United States cabinet as President, to picking a family pet, President-elect Obama has many positions to fill. The new first-pup is getting plenty of attention from the public, and it's not just because of the new place he'll call home. (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 03:19:45 GMT)

DSM Pet Sale Creating Controversy
A weekend pet sale at the Iowa State Fairgrounds creates an outcry among local animal lovers. (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 04:17:47 GMT)

Do you have a patriotic pet? Tell us and win a prize
Did you tote your toy poodle to the polls? Is your Siamese cat named Uncle Sam? We want to know what makes your pet the most patriotic in the Wichita area. Although the elections are over -- finally! --you still can let your voice be heard at WichitaPaws.com, and win a prize in our first weekly giveaway. The prize this week is the Animal Planet DVD "White House Pets." We will randomly select ... (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 07:14:21 GMT)

Pet owners reined in by conduct code
The cats will already have figured out that under the government's new code of conduct for pet owners the rule "create a suitable environment for your pet to live in" should mean extra sardines and access to the duvet pile in the airing cupboard. An eight-week consultation period, on codes of conduct for owners of cats, dogs and horses, was introduced yesterday by the environment secretary, ... (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 08:14:07 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Princess is a 1-and-a-half year-old female Shepherd-Husky mix. She deserves to begin a new journey in her life that will bring her more love and happiness than she has ever known. Her owners brought her to AAR because they were unable to care for her properly. She will warm your heart with her wonderful personality. She is incredibly lovable, affectionate and loves to be hugged, pet and kissed. ... (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 09:48:34 GMT)

Activists threaten protest at fairgrounds pet sale
Animal welfare activists complain that the organizer of a pet sale planned for today at the Iowa State Fairgrounds was fined $10,000 four years ago for animal violations that cost him his kennel license. (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 10:21:24 GMT)

Pet dog found hanged in village park
CASCADE Authorities are investigating after a pet dog was found dead, hanged by its collar on a playground swing set at a park in this village. (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 10:23:57 GMT)

Longtime pet sitter retires
After pet sitting on the Mesa for more than 20 years, serving 300 clients, Karyn Cleary was honored by family and friends upon her retirement. Approximately 40 people attended a surprise barbecue Oct. 19 for Cleary at Nipomo Community Park. (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 15:20:56 GMT)

Animal foundation hosts pet photos with Santa in North Royalton
The Middleburg Heights Animal Foundation will host photos with Santa at Dog Paws at Play, 5801-C Royalton Road in North Royalton, behind the Arabica Coffee House. The event runs noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Bring your pet to... (Sat, 08 Nov 2008 15:42:42 GMT)

Green Dog Club Helps to Educate Pet Owners
Woofs pet shop in Morgantown recently launched their new program called the Green Dog Club to educate pet owners. (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 00:10:22 GMT)

Pet Briefs
With World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14, pet owners also should be aware of the alarming and dramatic rise in feline diabetes. In fact, the Animal Medical Center, New York's largest facility for the care and welfare of pets, estimates that up to 45 percent of all house cats may be obese and at risk. (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 05:16:55 GMT)

The Brits Honor Pet Shop Boys
A top story from this week. The UK's recorded music association, The BPI, today unveiled the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. Pioneering British Dance duo, Pet Shop Boys (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 06:38:52 GMT)

New Website Provides Explanations and Solutions for Problem Pet Behaviors
Petstress.Com Helps Pet Owners Solve Complex Pet Behavior Problems (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Protesters rally against fairgrounds Pet Expo
Not all animal lovers are cut from the same cloth. That much was clear Saturday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds as dog breeders and puppy buyers at the Iowa Pet Expo were the object of protests by those who said such sales encourage the abuse of animals at so-called "puppy mills." (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 07:20:13 GMT)

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