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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. ... (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 07:51:03 GMT)

Gotta Go: Pet loss discussion in South Elgin
South Elgin: Pet Loss (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 10:32:36 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. ... (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 11:01:00 GMT)

Pet cat butchered, dumped
IN the latest shocking animal cruelty case, a pet cat was sawn to pieces and dumped at a school oval, where it was discovered by horrified students. (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Monday Communities: Sustainable Marshfield, pet of the week, FFA honors
Marshfield FFA students attend the national convention. This weeks pet of the week is a long-hair, declawed and neutered male cat. This is a very friendy and good looking cat that is looking for a new home. Shop locally, even for gift certificates, to sustain Marshfield. (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 13:02:27 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. (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 15:20:56 GMT)

Pet store customers victims of alleged theft
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Police say a Waterloo woman who shopped at a local pet store has had thousands of dollars stolen from her checking account, and they say a dozen other customers may be at risk. (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 19:21:20 GMT)

Pet store customers victims of alleged theft
Associated Press - November 9, 2008 2:14 PM ET WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Police say a Waterloo woman who shopped at a local pet store has had thousands of dollars stolen from her checking account,... (Sun, 09 Nov 2008 19:28:04 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. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:36:00 GMT)

Get pet's picture taken with Santa
Pet lovers are invited to bring their furry friends to the Moorestown Mall this holiday season to have their picture taken with Santa. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 17:02:20 GMT)

NAPPS to Certify America's Pet Sitters
The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters has just announced the launching of a new nationwide certification program for the country's professional pet sitters. NAPPS, is America's fastest growing nonprofit pet sitting organization The new NAPPS certification program provides a state of the art educational course of study regarding pet care, health, nutrition and behavior as well as ... (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:44:00 GMT)

Embrace Pet Insurance Secures Over $2 Million in First Institutional Funding Round
Embrace Pet Insurance, , a leading provider of pet health insurance in the U.S., announced the completion of its first institutional investment round of $2.1 million, funded by NCT Ventures of Columbus, OH. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 19:45:00 GMT)

Embrace Pet Insurance secures $2.1 million in financing
The provider of pet insurance said the money from NCT Ventures of Columbus will aid product development and expansion of its sales and marketing efforts. (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 19:50:41 GMT)

Fund-raiser launched for pet rescue masks
IRON MOUNTAIN - Pets need rescue masks, too. Mary L. Dulan of Iron Mountain wanted to find a way to help family pets involved in home fires or car accidents, so she researched and came across equipment made especially for pets. She contacted Iron Mountain Fire Chief Dan Johnson who said they didn't have pet rescue masks or oxygen masks but would be interested in the project. Dulan was intereste (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:42:02 GMT)

Chipping Your Pet 11/10/08 CBS 7 Staff November 10, 2008
Three new animal control ordinances are on Midland City Council’s agenda tomorrow, being presented for first reading. One would require pet owners to have microchips implanted in their dogs and cats. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 00:32:00 GMT)

Raw Video: Obama Pet Fashions a Hit in Paris
A Parisian pet shop has been buying into so-called "Obamania" by selling dog coats, collars and leashes bearing the name and image of United States President-Elect Barack Obama. (Nov. 10) (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 01:12:16 GMT)

150-Year-Old Missing Pet Returns Home
A 150-year-old family pet is back home in Cupertino after going missing for more than a month. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 05:03:33 GMT)

Loudoun County Community At Odds Over Pet Goats
Residents in one Loudoun County community are crying "not in my neighborhood" over some of their neighbors. At issue are one family's pet goats and whether or not they violate county zoning laws. FOX 5's Maureen Umeh has the latest on the county's decision. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 05:04:19 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. ... (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 08:09:11 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. ... (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:34:04 GMT)

Killer Pet Shop Boy
The Pet Shop Boys ' star has apparently written a verse for the track, which will be the Las Vegas rockers third annual festive song. Sir Elton confirmed the latest addition to the songwriting team during an interview from the band's US hometown, where he is currently touring. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 12:48:52 GMT)

Embrace Pet Insurance secures $2.1 million in financing
The provider of pet insurance said the money from NCT Ventures of Columbus will aid product development and expansion of its sales and marketing efforts. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 14:36:10 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. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:35:56 GMT)

Have you lost or found a pet? Report it here!
Report your lost or found animal here so that the WVVA viewers may help you find your beloved pet or you can help someone find theirs! (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:32:18 GMT)

SPCA Holiday Pet Luminaries To Light Up Hopkins Green
The holiday season is here and the Rockbridge SPCA will be offering their Holiday Pet Luminaries again this year. The luminaries will be displayed, in conjunction with the Downtown Lexington Candlelight Processional at Hopkin’s Green, on Friday, November 28th. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 18:11:41 GMT)

Beloit pet regulation meeting set for Monday
A workshop to discuss pet regulations in the city of Beloit has been scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at the Beloit City Hall Forum, 100 State St. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 18:41:22 GMT)

Wisconsin woman dies in fire after trying to rescue pet ferrets
SOMERS, Wis. — A Kenosha County woman died today after running back inside her burning apartment to rescue her pet ferrets. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 19:16:16 GMT)

Kenosha Co. Woman Dies In Fire While Trying To Rescue Pet
A Kenosha County woman died Tuesday after running back inside her burning apartment to rescue her pet ferrets. The sheriff's department says the 30-year-old woman and others got out of the apartment building safely after fire broke out about 1 a.m. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 22:03:34 GMT)

Metro Animal Services offering pet licenses online
(WHAS11) - You can do everything else online, why not license your pet online too? Metro Louisville Animal Services is making it as easy as a few strokes of the keyboard with online licensing. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 22:22:30 GMT)

Woman Dies in Fire After Going Back for Pet Ferrets
A Kenosha County woman died Tuesday after running back inside her burning apartment to rescue her pet ferrets. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 23:29:37 GMT)

It was a dark and rainy night. I was standing outside the pet cemetery...
It was a dark and rainy night. I was standing outside the pet cemetery underneath the Doyle Drive on-ramp in the Presidio. I was listening to a man talk into a cell phone. "Eight Smoochie 4 black," he said. And I knew what he meant. I used to think I was... (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 23:38:55 GMT)

Schoolboy, 10, dies 'after his pet German shepherd drags him into path of a car'
A talented 10-year-old who was run over and killed outside his school may have been dragged to his death by his pet dog, police have said. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 01:20:45 GMT)

Pet Drop-Off
It's not just lonely pets on the road. People are dropping off more pets by the shelters as well. Elizabeth Hall, a Foster Pet Parent, is an exception. She says, "I'm just afraid I'm gonna fall in love with every one I get and want to keep it." (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 02:13:40 GMT)

Low-cost pet vaccinations, wellness care available Nov. 16
Dr. Karen Gillum of the Pet Wellness Mobile Veterinary Clinic will be on site from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Touchless Express Car Wash and PetSpaw at 5656 Renner Road to administer pet vaccinations, examinations and wellness services. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 02:17:33 GMT)

my-pet-world
bc-my-pet-world 00/00 TMS Retransmission MY PET WORLD For release 11/13/2008 (ATTENTION EDITORS: This column ends with the words, "...that is not normal." If the column you see below concludes any other way, you have received an incomplete version. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 03:20:04 GMT)

my-pet-world
bc-my-pet-world 00/00 TMS Retransmission MY PET WORLD For release 11/12/2008 (NOTICE: This is being retransmitted on its normal cycle. Because President-elect Obama made reference to getting a puppy in his first news conference, it had also been transmitted on Friday, Nov. 7.) (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 03:20:14 GMT)

Pet of the week finds a home
On Saturday, Oct. 25, I was reading my copy of The Union and saw the photo of the Pet of the Week. There was this cute cream-colored kitty housed at the Grass Valley Animal Shelter, waiting for a home. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 08:10:14 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. ... (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 08:12:35 GMT)

It was a dark and rainy night. I was standing outside the pet cemetery...
It was a dark and rainy night. I was standing outside the pet cemetery underneath the Doyle Drive on-ramp in the Presidio. I was listening to a man talk into a cell phone. "Eight Smoochie 4 black," he said. And I knew what he meant. I used to think I was... (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 08:23:53 GMT)

Groups oppose pet ordinance requiring sterilization at 3 months
Clark County animal control proponents want a law requiring pet owners to spay or neuter their cats and dogs and fines for those who fail to do so. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 10:08:34 GMT)

Pet missing since '95 returned to owners
SANTA ROSA – A Santa Rosa couple recently had an unexpected reunion with an old housemate: their pet cat who went missing 13 years ago. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:17:32 GMT)

Pet ban for owner as dog starved
A dog owner who starved her pet collie Rocky to almost half its ideal weight has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years by a court in Wolverhampton. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:52:26 GMT)

Louisville Kentucky Animal Services Takes Pet Licensing Process Online at http://www.louisvilleky.gov
Residents of Louisville Metro now have the ability to license or renew the licenses of their dogs, cats, and ferrets online. Louisville Metro's online licensing application is available at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices. This new online licensing application enables the entire pet licensing process to be done without an owner ever having to leave home. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 12:22:55 GMT)

Pet owners skipping vet visits as economy sinks
Pet owners are trying to give their dog or cat the best care they can on a more limited budget —  but some veterinarians say cutting costs can increase health risks. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:10:52 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. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:36:07 GMT)

Woman Dies Trying To Save Pet Ferrets
A 30-year-old Wisconsin woman gets out of an apartment fire, but she goes back in for her pet ferrets -- and none of them make it back out. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 16:12:17 GMT)

PET scan of entire body in 5 minutes (Business Times
SIEMENS has introduced an imaging device that combines the functions of its most advanced computed tomograph (CT) with a high-resolution PET (positron emission tomography) system. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 17:51:00 GMT)

Graphic designer strangled neighbour's cat after it 'bullied' his own pet and 'looked proud of it'
A graphic designer who strangled his neighbour's cat and chucked it in a river because it 'bullied' his pet and 'looked proud of it' has today escaped jail. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 18:25:30 GMT)

SPECIAL REPORT: Pet insurance growing in popularity
Many pet owners are surprised to find out just how expensive their vet bills can get. Pet health insurance is an option that is growing in popularity. (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 19:53:03 GMT)

Pet shop boss tied to rare lizard sale
A pet shop owner accused of keeping a poisonous snake without permission has been rearrested on suspicion of importing and selling three lizards whose trading is prohibited under the Washington Convention, police said Wednesday. Naoki Bando, 37, is suspected of importing the lizards from Egypt without permission in May and selling them to two customers, according to Tokyo police. He was ... (Wed, 12 Nov 2008 20:57:44 GMT)

Bozeman vet spearheading pet food drive
360 Pet Medical has launched a lunch program for pets from Pomeranians and Persians (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 00:17:19 GMT)

Pet Owners Surrender Animals
There's no doubt these are tough economic times, and as families feel the squeeze, so are local animal shelters… as many are forced to surrender the family pet to save some money. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 04:20:39 GMT)

Pet Detective, Psychics Searching For Benicia Dog
How far would you go to find a missing pet? One Benicia couple has hired a pet detective and six psychics to bring their Yorkie back home. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 05:31:31 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Robert Casillas/Staff Photographer Rocco is a 1-year-old male Rottweiler mix. He is black and brown, has learned basic obedience skills and is very friendly. Rocco is available at the Hawthorne SPCA, 12910 Yukon Ave., 310-676-1149. Ask for Ticket No. 09-00340. Last week's pet, a Lhasa apso mix, has been adopted. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 06:14:51 GMT)

Student action leads to DAG Pet Food Bank
One of the things that schools teach is how to be involved with the community, and how to make contributions within society. Last spring, Chaparral Elementary School held a pet food drive. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:42:37 GMT)

New Ordinance May Halt Pet-Shop Sales
It may soon be illegal to sell dogs and cats in pet stores in Bernalillo County. County commissioners have been drafting and revising a new set of animal ordinances. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 08:02:52 GMT)

These pet parents aren't 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. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 08:15:18 GMT)

Coca-Cola approval for Russian PET producer
A subsidiary of Russian petrochemicals group Sibur Holding, Sibur PETF JSC, has won approval from Coca-Cola Company for its brand granulated bottle-grade PET polymer. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:35:41 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. ... (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:43:41 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 10:22:17 GMT)

Introducing this week's Pet of the Week - Maddie
 Maddie is this week's Pet of the Week. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 13:03:03 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, 13 Nov 2008 14:46:03 GMT)

Man arrives at bar with pet alligator; Cops called
Heard the one about the guy who walked into a bar with an alligator? At Johnny's Saloon in Orange County, it was more than a joke early Saturday when a man arrived with his 3-foot pet gator on a leash. By the time police and animal control officers arrived at Johnny's, the gator was in the man's vehicle in the parking lot. Officers followed him home, where another alligator was found, animal ... (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:16:16 GMT)

Pet service owner can’t use town property
The owner of a Pembroke-based pet company was told Monday that she could no longer engage in her business on town property. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:24:04 GMT)

Student action leads to DAG Pet Food Bank
One of the things that schools teach is how to be involved with the community, and how to make contributions within society. Last spring, Chaparral Elementary School held a pet food drive. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:13:57 GMT)

Pet photos slated
Stevens-Swan Humane Society offers annual Holiday Pet Photos Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the American Legion Post, 409 Herkimer Road, North Utica. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:41:24 GMT)

Holiday pet gift sale today, Friday
SOUTH BEND -- A holiday pet gift sale will run today and Friday at the County-City Building to raise money for the new Animal Care and Control facility. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:43:46 GMT)

PET scan of entire body in 5 minutes (Business Times
SIEMENS has introduced an imaging device that combines the functions of its most advanced computed tomograph (CT) with a high-resolution PET (positron emission tomography) system. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:48:10 GMT)

Feline rescue facility features Adopt a Senior Pet Month
A feline rescue facility is recognizing November as Adopt a Senior Pet month by featuring some of its "senior" cats. Often potential (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:59:55 GMT)

Man arrives at bar with pet alligator; Cops called
Heard the one about the guy who walked into a bar with an alligator? At Johnny's Saloon in Orange County, it was more than a joke early Saturday when a man arrived with his 3-foot pet gator on a leash. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 20:28:08 GMT)

Bark Park fundraisers include Christmas pet photos
By having your pet’s photo made for the holidays this year, you can benefit the Altus Bark Park. The Bark Park will be an area located in one of the City’s recreational areas set aside for dogs to run freely and play. Funds for the project will be used for fencing, benches and other equipment. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 20:51:30 GMT)

Pet Adoptions Affected By Economy
When times are tough, it's a hard time to consider making an addition to the family such as adopting a pet. It's another big expense. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 23:05:32 GMT)

"Pet Earth" iPhone game champions defending the planet
Travel-planning website GoPlanit.com has launched an iPhone game in which players shake, tap and blow on devices to defend nature on a "Pet Earth" and earn world-greening virtual trees. (Thu, 13 Nov 2008 23:21:11 GMT)

"Pet Earth" iPhone game champions defending the planet
A man shows the Apple iPhone. Travel-planning website GoPlanit.com has launched an iPhone game in which players shake, tap and blow on devices to defend nature on a "Pet Earth" and earn world-greening virtual trees. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:03:44 GMT)

State: Pet Store Sold Sick Puppies To Customers
A Castle Rock pet store is accused of selling severely ill puppies to unsuspecting families. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:36:08 GMT)

Humane Society announces Adopt a Senior Shelter Pet Month
People looking for a mature pet should check out the Town of Truckee Animal Kennel this month. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 04:23:15 GMT)

Trevorrow Writing Pet Robots Script
Walt Disney Pictures has hired screenwriter Colin Trevorrow to adapt the graphic novel "Pet Robots" by Scott Christian Sava as a high-tech comedy about four students who get lost on a field trip at a toy company and bond with four military robots. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 04:49:32 GMT)

Mobile Pet Adoption at Petsmart
Mobile Pet Adoption is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday at Petsmart, 4920 S. Power Road. There will be many sizes and breeds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Adoption fees start at $50 for dogs and $25 for cats. Information: (602) 506-7387. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:01:43 GMT)

Disney taps scribe for 'Pet Robots'
Colin Trevorrow has been tapped to write the adaptation of the graphic novel "Pet Robots" for Disney. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:20:17 GMT)

My pet answers for president-elect
In the continuing debate over what dog the Obama family should choose for its White House pet, I think I have the answer. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 09:36:21 GMT)

Travel guide lists NY pet cemetery in world's top 10 places of rest, among Taj Mahal, pyramids
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A travel guide's list of the best places in the world to be entombed includes a cemetery for animals in a New York City suburb. "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009" includes the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery with the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids among the 10 "best places of rest." (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 09:49:19 GMT)

NY pet cemetery ranked among Taj Mahal, pyramids
A travel guide's list of the best places in the world to be entombed includes a cemetery for animals in a New York City suburb. "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009" includes the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery with the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids among the 10 "best places of rest." A spokesman for Hartsdale says it's "delighted to be in such esteemed company." The guide says the headstones ... (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:00:56 GMT)

Pet adoption groups upset over pound deaths
DICKINSON (AP) - Pet adoption groups in Dickinson are upset that 22 animals at the city pound were euthanized last week. Police say they had no choice because of overcrowding. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:34:32 GMT)

Burglars condemn pet cat to chilly fate
Felicity White holds her family kitten "Smudgie", which was found in the fridge after the their Toowoomba home had been burgled. CRUEL thieves locked a family's pet cat in a refrigerator during a burglary in Campbell Street. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:20:10 GMT)

Pet Refuge takes in dogs from closing shelter
Pet Refuge welcomes 10 new dogs whose days were numbered at another shelter. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:08:09 GMT)

World's top 10 places of rest: Taj Mahal, pyramids ... and NY pet cemetery
"Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009" includes the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery with the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids among the 10 "best places of rest." A spokesman for Hartsdale says it's "delighted to be in such esteemed company." (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 18:47:44 GMT)

VINELAND: Pet photos with Santa at mall
VINELAND – Your furry friends have three opportunities at Cumberland Mall tell Santa what they’d like for Christmas this holiday season. “Pet Photos with Santa” events are scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 at the mall’s center court. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 19:20:44 GMT)

Pet Adopt-A-Thon in Dothan
A pet adopt-a-thon and pet food fund raiser will take place this weekend... (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 19:32:06 GMT)

Economy Forces Pet Owners to Skip Vet Visits
While there is not much data to offer you on this one, some vets are starting to see pet owners cut back on "well-pet" visits these days. MSNBC found that pet owners still pay for the necessary work, but the optional stuff may have to wait. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 19:38:54 GMT)

Colt council returns family pet to owners after biting incident
A Colt family was reunited with their family pet after a decision by the Colt City Council Thursday. Council members voted unanimously to allow a German Shepherd, which allegedly bit an 11-year-old boy last week, to be returned to its owner, Sherry Slingard. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 19:43:12 GMT)

Man arrives at bar with pet alligator; cops called
(The Associated Press) Heard the one about the guy who walked into a bar with an alligator? At Johnny's Saloon in Orange County, it was more than a joke early Saturday when a man arrived with his 3-foot pet gator on a leash. By the time police and animal control officers arrived at Johnny's, the gator was in the man's vehicle in the parking lot. Officers followed him home, where another ... (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 22:38:49 GMT)

Travel guide lists NY pet cemetery in world's top 10 places of rest, among Taj Mahal, pyramids
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A travel guide's list of the best places in the world to be entombed includes a cemetery for animals in a New York City suburb. "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009" includes the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery with the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids among the 10 "best places of rest." (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 22:49:20 GMT)

Burglars condemn pet cat to chilly fate
Felicity White holds her family kitten "Smudgie", which was found in the fridge after the their Toowoomba home had been burgled. CRUEL thieves locked a family's pet cat in a refrigerator during a burglary in Campbell Street. (Fri, 14 Nov 2008 22:50:03 GMT)

Man arrives at bar with pet alligator; cops called
Heard the one about the guy who walked into a bar with an alligator? At Johnny's Saloon in Orange County, it was more than a joke early Saturday when a man arrived with his 3-foot pet gator on a leash. (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 00:34:09 GMT)

Man takes pet alligator to bar
A customer arrived at Johnny's Saloon in Orange County, California, with a 3ft pet alligator on a lead. By the time police and animal control officers turned up he had left but they found him at home, along with another alligator. (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 05:04:21 GMT)

Pet adoption groups upset over pound deaths
DICKINSON (AP) - Pet adoption groups in Dickinson are upset that 22 animals at the city pound were euthanized last week. Police say they had no choice because of overcrowding. (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 06:35:57 GMT)

Ongoing Pet Food Recalls Have this Pet Sitter Barking Mad
Happy Trails & Wag'n Tails is doing their part to find natural products to keep pets safe from pet food recalls and heartbreaking medical problems such as cancer and kidney failure. Some common factors are poor quality pet food, toxic chemicals in household cleaners and pet vaccination overload. (PRWeb Nov 15, 2008) Read the full story at ... (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 08:17:09 GMT)

PET CEMETERY TO JUST DIE FOR
A travel guide's list of the best places in the world to be entombed includes a cemetery for animals in Westchester County. "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009" includes the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery with the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids among... (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:18:53 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, 15 Nov 2008 10:43:00 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:34:13 GMT)

Pet Briefs
All Is Well, a holistic pet store specializing in cat and dog nutrition and health, has opened its fourth location in the Charleston area. The newest store, at 1150 A Hungryneck Blvd., Mount Pleasant, has full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash tubs, natural foods and treats, and more. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 05:02:15 GMT)

Pet Idol finalists
Meet the Pet Idol, 9 finalists The T&D has concluded its fourth “Pet Idol” contest with our readers’ selection of 10 lucky pets. The winner will be featured on a 2009 poster calendar to be inserted in The T&D on Christmas Day. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 06:29:34 GMT)

T&D Pet Idol winner has star power
She only weighs four pounds, but this teacup chihuahua has demonstrated her mega star power, becoming the fourth annual Times and Democrat Pet Idol. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 06:29:44 GMT)

Travel Q&A: Pet lover's dilemma, Europe's slow boats
Pet lovers who have to cancel a trip because of their cat's illness are probably out of luck when it comes to a refund. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 06:31:18 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 07:16:35 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. ... (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 07:25:37 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Effigy
Effigy, a 2-year-old black and white domestic shorthair cat, is this week’s pet of the week. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 09:20:13 GMT)

Thinking of a Christmas pet? Stuff it instead!
In theory I don't have a problem with giving a pet as a gift. In theory I also have no problem with running a marathon. However, having done a little research, I've learned that apparently in order to succeed it takes more preparation than buying a pair of running shoes and so after careful consideration, I went out and bought a pair of slippers and went back home to enjoy a series of marathon ... (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 10:58:30 GMT)

Lindsay, Samantha 'treat pet pooch like surrogate child'
London, Nov 16 : Lindsay Lohan and her lesbian lover Samantha Ronson are treating their pet bulldog like a surrogate child. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 12:58:55 GMT)

Chennai man develops special wheel chair for his disabled pet
By Jaikumar, Chennai, Nov.16 : A dog owner in Chennai has developed a special wheel chair for his pet, who is paralysed from waist down to the hind legs. The aid has enabled the dog to move around without any discomfort and even play with the owner. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 13:43:08 GMT)

Pet Med Cut Backs
WMBD/WYZZ TV – PEORIA -- With the current economy, many people are looking to cutting back, but if that includes cutting back on your pets veterinarian check up, or medicines, it may have a deadly consequence. Veterinarians' at Demane's are doing their routine pet check ups. (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 22:54:10 GMT)

Obamas' pet to be a part of first family tradition
(By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer) The White House has been mostly a dog house when it comes to presidential pets. And President-elect Obama intends to keep it that way. During the presidential campaign, Obama had promised his daughters a pet no matter the outcome of the election. He told them Tuesday night they'd be getting a pooch. "I love you both so much, and you have earned the new ... (Sun, 16 Nov 2008 22:55:08 GMT)

Police Investigate Milwaukee Pet Store Robbery
Milwaukee police are looking for the men who robbed a Villard Avenue pet store. The whole ordeal was caught on surveillance tape. FOX 6's Bob Moore shows you how the men posed as customers and left as crooks. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 03:18:23 GMT)

Beach animal shelter is delayed as pet fees fall short
VIRGINIA BEACH A plan to build an animal shelter with money raised from increased pet license fees is off to a slow start because the fees are generating less revenue than expected. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 03:40:45 GMT)

Saving Your Pet When Disaster Strikes
The Southern Tier is no stranger to disaster situations after suffering the floods of 2006, but how many residents know how to rescue their pets in dangerous circumstances? In emergency situations many people forget about a particular loved one, their pet. "It's a defense mechanism, they don't think it's going to be as bad as it ends up getting, they think they're going to be able to go back or ... (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 03:50:56 GMT)

Pet adoptions up and holding strong
St. Johns County Animal Control officials are wagging tails over the record 141 pet adoptions they recorded in October. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 04:58:06 GMT)

Economy Making Some Pet Owners Cut Back Care
Tough economic times are causing many of us to cut our spending, even when it comes to the family pet. A veterinarian breaks down where it's OK to skimp on our pets' care and what we just can't skip. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 05:07:37 GMT)

Neighbor rescues teen mauled by a pet cougar
Authorities in Miami are crediting a neighbor with saving a teenager who was mauled by a 150-pound pet cougar. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 07:56:22 GMT)

Pet photos with Santa set at Cherry Hill store
Cutter's Mill Pet Store in the Barclay Farms Shopping Center on Route 70 East will offer pets and their owners the chance to have a free Polaroid picture taken with Santa. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:11:46 GMT)

Essex mulling pet waste ordinance
Taking a cue from the Clarinda City Council, the Essex City Council discussed what to do with animal waste within their city. Essex Mayor Russ Hilker said pet owners should be responsible for what their pets leave behind in private and public areas. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:25:19 GMT)

Neighbor fights off pet cougar chomping on girl
Authorities in Miami are crediting a neighbor with saving a teenager who was mauled by a 150-pound pet cougar. Police say 21-year-old Anthony Zitnick brought the 16-year-old girl to the home of a wildlife collector who has permits to keep two cougars. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:52:01 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. ... (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:42:46 GMT)

Police Arrest Men In Connection With Pet Store Robbery
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police have two men in custody in connection with an armed robbery at a pet store Saturday night. Surveillance video from Marine Land Pets on 35th Street and Villard Avenue shows one of the men pulling a gun on the cashier and taking off with an undisclosed amount of cash. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:49:10 GMT)

Groomers gather pet supplies, food
BERKELEY: Furballs Pet Grooming, 340 Route 9 S., will be collecting pet supplies, pet food and other items for Associated Humane Animal Care Center, Humane Way, Lacey. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:45:07 GMT)

Solutions for Pet Picture Problems
If you are trying to find solutions to your problems regarding taking quality pet pictures, then you can start by having enough patience in learning photography, your dog and waiting for the right time for quality pictures. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:47:23 GMT)

Man arrives at bar with pet alligator; cops called
Heard the one about the guy who walked into a bar with an alligator? At Johnny's Saloon in Orange County, it was more than a joke early Saturday when a man arrived with his 3-foot pet gator on a leash. By the time police and animal control officers arrived at Johnny's, the gator was in the man's vehicle in the parking lot. Officers followed him home, where another alligator was found, ... (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:31:46 GMT)

Pet strollers give old, sick pets a new leash on life
Deborah WoodRadar in the pet stroller just before one of our walks A couple of weeks ago I had one of those awful weeks that come into everyone's life from time to time. My car needed major repairs. My molar... (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:38:37 GMT)

Stop & Shop, Giant Food to Offer Pet Insurance
Ahold-owned Stop & Shop and Giant Food will begin offering pet insurance this fall as a complement to their pet products, and an additional service to pet-owning shoppers. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:14:26 GMT)

NY pet cemetery listed in top 10 'places of rest'
A travel guide's list of the best places in the world to be entombed includes a New York suburban cemetery — for animals. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 18:08:59 GMT)

Coyote presence concerns neighbors: Animals prowling north Spokane kill pet cat
SPOKANE — A north Spokane neighborhood was awakened Sunday morning around 4 a.m. to the gruesome sound of two coyotes killing and eating a family's pet cat. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 20:26:40 GMT)

Hard Times For Fido; Pet Food Donations Sought
The Marin Humane Society is asking for pet food donations to help seniors care for their animal companions during the holiday season, a society spokeswoman said. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 22:48:31 GMT)

Tough economic times affecting pet owners
As more and more of us prioritize our spending, are our pets suffering as a result? There are reports of pet owners skimping on preventative care by skipping checkups. As our Ryan Peterson found out, local shelters and vets are witnessing some changes, but they fear the worst is yet to come. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:24:00 GMT)

Fewer Pet Owners Taking Animals To Veterinarian
Some Veterinarians are starting to see pet owners cut back on their visits. They've found pets are still being taken in for necessary work. But, the optional visits and treatments are being put on the back burner. (Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:34:16 GMT)

Shelter holds pet toy drive
Throughout November, Wescott Acres Pet Rescue, a local no-kill animal shelter located at 6005 Wescott Road, will be holding an on-campus pet toy donation drive. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 03:42:08 GMT)

Lebanon woman searching for dog that killed family's pet
Police and neighbors are on alert for a loose dog after a family pet was killed last week. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 05:14:43 GMT)

Record Number Of Pets Adopted At St. Johns Pet Center
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- At a time when many businesses and organizations are hurting, St. Johns County Animal Control said the pet business is continuing to boom. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 05:51:02 GMT)

As more racetracks close, pet adoption groups push to find homes for retired greyhounds
CINCINNATI - Pet adoption agencies are pushing to find homes for a growing number of retired greyhounds amid a struggling dog racing industry and a weak U.S. economy that's left some prospective and current owners unable to afford a pet. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 09:49:21 GMT)

Focus on the World Pet Foods Market Brief
NEW YORK----Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pet food industry is available in its catalogue. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:36:00 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. ... (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:06:46 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:09:51 GMT)

Two Thousand Companies Now Offering VPI Pet Insurance as a Voluntary Employee Benefit
Veterinary Pet Insurance Reaches Milestone In Less Than A Decade (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:02:00 GMT)

My Turn, Your Turn: Pet waste
WECT's General Manager Gary McNair talks about pet waste courtesy. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:04:59 GMT)

Harbor Humane Society needs pet food
WEST OLIVE: Harbor Humane Society depends solely on donations from the community of pet food. Currently there is an urgent need for canned pet food, all varieties, kitten, adult cat, puppy and dog. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:17:53 GMT)

Council to revise pet law
After a public workshop Monday night, the Beloit City Council will revisit an ordinance regarding pet regulations in the city. Members of the council, city staff and Beloit residents talked Monday night about the proposed ordinance that was rejected by councilors in late October. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:10:36 GMT)

Two Thousand Companies Now Offering VPI Pet Insurance as a Voluntary Employee Benefit
Veterinary Pet Insurance Reaches Milestone In Less Than A Decade (PRWeb Nov 18, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Pet/Insurance/prweb1635514.htm (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:42:54 GMT)

Top New York Architects Design Pet Houses for Charity
Each pet house was inspired by an existing design from around the world. Feeling dog tired? Need a cat nap? Three lucky pets will sleep in style this evening following The Animal Medical Center’s (AMC) Top Dog Gala tonight at New York’s famed Rainbow Room. Highlighting the event is a live auction featuring three pet homes designed by three of New York’s finest architects. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:19:15 GMT)

Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- In an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida's fragile ecosystem, local organizations are partnering together to host a Pet Amnesty Day. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:59:53 GMT)

Urgent need for pet food at Harbor Humane Society
Urgent need for pet food at Harbor Humane Society (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 21:02:35 GMT)

Pet Tip: Socialized Chihuahuas make better family pets
The new “hip pet” seems to be the fashion accessorized Chihuahua. Maybe it’s the Paris Hilton influence or the new movie, but it seems everyone is jumping aboard the Chihuahua train. There are some things you should know before you run out to buy your new pet. (Tue, 18 Nov 2008 23:01:01 GMT)

Pet owner sends out warning after cat dies
IT’S every pet lover’s nightmare. (Wed, 19 Nov 2008 07:52:07 GMT)

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