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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, 01 Jan 2009 01:57:19 GMT)

Pet-care tax is worrying vets
Veterinarian Marshall Scott has already seen pet owners become less willing to spend money on costly procedures with the recent economic downturn. He fears a state proposal to levy a sales tax on veterinary services would make matters worse. (Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:36:45 GMT)

Pet helpers
HERMEY AND MOONRA-CER: Just puppies, 2-month-old, Brindle-terrier mixes found and brought in to Pet Helpers. Super sweet. (Thu, 01 Jan 2009 06:09:20 GMT)

Pet for Adoption for January 1, 2009
Pet for Adoption for January 1, 2009 (Thu, 01 Jan 2009 10:20:26 GMT)

More money for pet overpopulation fund
MONTROSE — A grant received by the Montrose Animal Protection Agency — its largest yet — will be used to address pet overpopulation in Montrose County. (Thu, 01 Jan 2009 11:26:31 GMT)

News Of Free Pet Clinic Brings Deluge Of Requests
The calls started pouring in early this week, about the time the billboard went up announcing free pet vaccinations. (Thu, 01 Jan 2009 12:01:04 GMT)

Video: Pet product sales on rise
Pet product sales not hurt by sluggish economy.  (Thu, 01 Jan 2009 12:57:46 GMT)

BETHANY BEACH: Shofer takes top honors at Hometown Pet Show
Before hundreds of people took to the frigid water of the Atlantic on New Year’s Day, many area residents brought their furry friends to the eighth annual Hometown Pet Show held at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. (Thu, 01 Jan 2009 20:55:24 GMT)

Your pet peeves: Left-lane drivers, door-to-door scammers, fog lights
DAVE LIEBER In late December, a man at a Philadelphia movie theater got so angry at a father and son talking during the show he pulled out a pistol and shot the dad. That’s a pet peeve taken to the extreme. Whether it’s the person who gets into the express line at the grocery store with enough food to fill a bunker or the drivers who talk on cellphones, these annoyances get on our nerves. ... (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 06:06:50 GMT)

Prisoner sues after pet parrot dies
An ex-con is suing a prison warder who he claims denied him a phone call that would have saved his pet parrot's life. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 09:07:50 GMT)

Zagat Shopping: Pet Care And Pampering
Treat your pet to a gift to welcome in the new year. If you're in the market for holistic vitamins and snug outfits for Fido, look no further. The Zagat shopping guide pointed us to two locations that will pamper your pets. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 09:12:29 GMT)

Zagat Shopping: Pet Care And Pampering
Treat your pet to a gift to welcome in the new year. If you're in the market for holistic vitamins and snug outfits for Fido, look no further. The Zagat shopping guide pointed us to two locations that will pamper your pets. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 09:12:35 GMT)

Pet for Adoption for Friday, January 2, 2009
Pet for Adoption for Friday, January 2, 2009 (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 10:05:16 GMT)

Appeals may stall pet payments
More than 23,000 pet owners have asked for money from a $24 million settlement for owners of dogs and cats sickened or killed by contaminated pet food. Appeals by four people may unravel that. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 11:17:18 GMT)

More money for pet overpopulation fund
MONTROSE — A grant received by the Montrose Animal Protection Agency — its largest yet — will be used to address pet overpopulation in Montrose County. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 11:26:16 GMT)

Financial concerns close pet sanctuary
Homeless Hearts Foundation plans to close its pet facility on Big Horn Avenue. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 14:48:17 GMT)

Perfect connection for pet store owner
One week ago, News 3 brought you the story of Chi Chi Couture, a local pet boutique, and the owner struggling with a terminal illness. She had offered to give away her business to the right person. Thursday night, there was a happy resolution. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 16:00:17 GMT)

The family pet that pays his own medical expenses...
Chocolate, a beloved family pet, was recently entered into a retrieving contest and won enough money to pay his own Veterinarian bill. Chocolate, a chocolate labrador was rescued from a pound in... (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 16:52:10 GMT)

Appeals may stall pet payments
More than 23,000 pet owners have asked for money from a $24 million settlement for owners of dogs and cats sickened or killed by contaminated pet food. Appeals by four people may unravel that. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 17:33:18 GMT)

Woman shoplifts puppy from Plano pet store
A Plano pet store hopes you can help them catch two puppy thieves. The man and woman walked into Plano Pets yesterday around 3:25 p.m. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 18:40:55 GMT)

Long Island Man Charged With Torturing Pet Pit Bull
A man convicted of assaulting a toddler is now accused of torturing his pet pit bull, police said Friday. What's truly amazing is that 2-year-old Emma is still a friendly dog, even though she was allegedly used as a dart board, beaten and had her mouth tied shut with wire, said Suffolk County police. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 19:44:56 GMT)

Tips for removing pet stains
I read your column about removing pet stains from carpeting (Dec. 26). An easier method, which I've used with success, is Woolite Pet Oxygen Stain & Odor Remover. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 20:10:07 GMT)

Companion Pet Rescue has retired, educational endowment created
ELDORADO -- Trisha Stilley remembers her very first pet and the heartbreak she felt when it disappeared. Her pet was a worm kept under a makeshift cage in the yard. It did not occur to her that worms dig themselves into the ground. "I even tried to corral in a nightcrawler because I didn't have a pet. I came in from lunch and it was gone. I was devastated," Stilley said. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 21:28:27 GMT)

Vegas shelter's policy leads to pet owner rage
A Las Vegas animal shelter is taking steps to protect its workers from pet owners angered by the shelter's policy on unclaimed pets. Read comments (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 22:33:12 GMT)

Poodle puppy pilfered from Plano pet store
Police are investigating the theft of a poodle puppy from a Plano pet store. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 23:09:09 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Marley
Meet KSPR's Pet of the Week Marley. He's a golden retriever lab-mix and is about 8 weeks. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 23:34:35 GMT)

Pet Sales Strong
Even with the weak economy, people seem to still be taking good care of their pets. PetSmart in Bismarck says sales were strong in 2008. The manager says pet owners have invested a lot in training and grooming. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 23:40:28 GMT)

DEC seizes pet fish from Liverpool family: Your Stories
If you have a pet, you likely treat it as a member of the family. But what if someone showed up at your door unexpectedly one evening and told you... (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 00:45:22 GMT)

Poodle Puppy Pilfered From Plano Pet Store
The falling economy is driving criminals to commit canine capers.  Thefts of dogs are on the rise.  On Thursday, pet store Plano Pets had a dog stolen during business hours -- and right in front of security cameras. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 01:24:23 GMT)

Financial concerns close pet sanctuary
Homeless Hearts Foundation plans to close its pet facility on Big Horn Avenue. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 03:18:08 GMT)

Pet of the week – Mary
The pet of the week at the Muskogee Animal Shelter is Mary. Mary has been spayed and declawed and is awaiting a new home. The Muskogee Animal Shelter has other cats and dogs who also are in need of happy homes. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 05:49:11 GMT)

Outlook unveils pet contest
The Outlook recently announced the start of its “Cutest Pet Contest.” Interested parties can enter their snakes, frogs, kittens and animals of all varieties to compete against other community critters. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 06:13:47 GMT)

More favorite holiday pet photos
Last Sunday we announced the winners of The Eagle's ninth annual Holiday Pet Photo Contest. Gina Greenway won first place for her photo of Frodo, her 5-month-old kitten, perched in a Christmas tree. Second place went to Donna Mastroly's photo of her Jack Russell terrier, Bandit, dressed as a shepherd; and third place went to Kim Naccarato's photo of Nibbles, her daughter Erica's hamster. ... (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 07:16:48 GMT)

Family loses pet cat in fire
WILTON, Iowa — When Gary Stouffer noticed the barn behind his house was on fire, all he could think about was saving his pet cat that he kept in a room inside. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 07:26:20 GMT)

Shelter's policy leads to pet owner rage
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas animal shelter is taking steps to protect its workers from pet owners angered by the shelter's policy on unclaimed pets. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 09:40:20 GMT)

Pet Vet: Humans can learn lots from 'Just a dog'
In veterinary practice, I see all kinds of clients every day. Most love their animals and have a true appreciation for their pet and its life. ... (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 10:57:43 GMT)

Pet Of The Week
Meet Yoshi, this week's Pet of the Week. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 14:23:50 GMT)

Pet Care Musts 2009
If you want your furry friends to have a healthy, happy new year, here are nine things you need to do, according to pet expert Nancy Notaro. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 18:01:40 GMT)

Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe During The Winter
During these cold winter days, it's important to remember our furry friends. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe during the winter. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 04:43:38 GMT)

Flawlessly Yours! - America's Newest Natural Skin, Hair, and Pet Care Line - Launches Website
Flawlessly Yours! is a skin, hair, and pet care brand that has been one of America's best-kept secrets. After developing the skin care line seventeen years ago, company founder and skin care creator and innovator, Cheri Oatsdean, has launched her products online. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Pet Supplies Retailer Gives Boost to Pet Owners During Difficult Times.
The recent global credit crunch has left our pets in great need. Many pet owners are in despair, unable to properly care for their companions. Nutrecare, one of the leading on line pet supplies reatilers has increased its product range to offer consumers opportunities to save money and save pets aswell. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 07:05:00 GMT)

Pet Savers: Think twice before giving animal as gift
For some, the surprise of a new pet is an exciting gamble, but for others, unexpectedly being presented with something to feed, wash and clean up after is not what they had in mind as a gift. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 08:05:49 GMT)

New Year resolutions for you and your pet
The season of the New Year's resolution is upon us. Here are a few pet-related resolutions for you to consider while you are making this year's list: (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 08:10:40 GMT)

Flawlessly Yours! - America's Newest Natural Skin, Hair, and Pet Care Line - Launches Website
Flawlessly Yours! is a skin, hair, and pet care brand that has been one of America's best-kept secrets. After developing the skin care line seventeen years ago, company founder and skin care creator and innovator, Cheri Oatsdean, has launched her products online. (PRWeb Jan 4, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/01/prweb1817404.htm (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 08:15:25 GMT)

Pet Supplies Retailer Gives Boost to Pet Owners During Difficult Times.
The recent global credit crunch has left our pets in great need. Many pet owners are in despair, unable to properly care for their companions. Nutrecare, one of the leading on line pet supplies reatilers has increased its product range to offer consumers opportunities to save money and save pets aswell. (PRWeb Jan 4, 2009) Read the full story at ... (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 08:16:35 GMT)

Spending is strong on premium pet stuff
Susie Atherton, founder of Pet Industry Retailers, an online networking group, said pet shop owners are cautiously optimistic, despite a gloomy economy. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 08:23:40 GMT)

Outlook unveils pet contest
The Outlook recently announced the start of its “Cutest Pet Contest.” Interested parties can enter their snakes, frogs, kittens and animals of all varieties to compete against other community critters. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 23:29:27 GMT)

Pet crematories give owners all the comfort of a people place
They are the loved ones: a Chihuahua pecked to death, a beagle killed by a mountain lion, five cats suffocated by smoke in an apartment fire and a poodle exhumed after a year because the family believed the backyard burial brought bad luck. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 03:33:51 GMT)

Make resolution for you, your pet
Tradition dictates that every 365 days we resolve to kick bad habits and get a fresh start to the New Year. Chances are many of the resolutions you plan to make this year can be shared with your pet. To start 2009 off on the right foot, the American Kennel Club suggests enlisting the help of "man's best friend" to make you stick to your resolutions. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 05:06:43 GMT)

Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet goes from $225 to $20 million
Consumer spending decreased in 2008, but apparently Fido and Mittens still have cash to spend — or at least their owners do. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 05:30:53 GMT)

Pet cat's airgun leg loss 'agony'
The owners of a pet cat which lost a leg after being shot by an air rifle speak of their anger. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:44:33 GMT)

8 cleaning tips for homes that include a pet
Cleaning tips for households that include a pet (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 10:10:41 GMT)

Pictured: Dog owner risks his life by plunging into icy pond to rescue his pet
A dog-owner risked his life by plunging into a frozen lake to save his pet. Walkers were stunned to see the man dive into the water, despite repeated warnings in the past. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 11:02:56 GMT)

Some feeling pinch of pet-care costs
From Wabash Plain Dealer and staff reports Most people know the joy of owning a pet and making it a part of the family. But what if you could no longer afford to properly care for that pet? (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 11:08:29 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption for Monday, January 5, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption for Monday, January 5, 2009 (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 12:35:16 GMT)

WARNING FOR PET OWNERS
Veterinarians are warning pet owners not to leave their animals out on these cold January nights. DR. TOM DIFFELL FROM THE EASTERN MAINE EMERGENCY VETERINARY CLINIC IS TRYING TO EDUCATE FOLKS ABOUT PROPERLY PROTECTING ANIMALS FROM THE COLD... (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 13:08:07 GMT)

Dog owner risks life saving pet dog from frozen lake
A dog owner risked his life by plunging into a frozen lake to save his pet. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 13:41:17 GMT)

N.J. pet cemeteries offer various options for final farewells
When a pet is a member of the family, saying goodbye can be a painful and difficult experience. But New Jersey pet owners have many options for memorializing beloved pets, whether they are looking for a simple cremation or an elaborate burial service. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 14:33:32 GMT)

With gift of pet, comes responsibilities
Pet sitter reminds owners that holiday decorations can also pose a threat to some animals. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 15:44:51 GMT)

EA to Launch LITTLEST PET SHOP Spring before Daffodils Bloom
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.----Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that spring fever has arrived early with work underway to launch LITTLEST PET SHOP Spring for the Nintendo DS™ in March 2009. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 18:06:00 GMT)

EA to Launch LITTLEST PET SHOP Spring before Daffodils Bloom
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that spring fever has arrived early with work underway to launch LITTLEST PET SHOP Spring for the Nintendo DS™ in March 2009. Targeting 6-10 year old girls, the game will be the sixth offering in the LITTLEST PET SHOP interactive gaming lineup following the highly successful Wii™, PC and three Nintendo DS™ (Winter, Garden, Jungle) releases ... (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 18:26:27 GMT)

Pet Headquarters agrees to stop selling dogs
Chris DeRose, founder of animal advocacy group LCA, with LCA members Kim Sill, Mark Goff, Robert Cabral and Bryan Stevens in front of Pet Headquarters. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 19:12:35 GMT)

Doña Ana County, SNAP team up for pet services (12:40 p.m.)
Doña Ana County, SNAP team up for pet services (12:40 p.m.) (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 19:55:32 GMT)

Man Dies Trying to Rescue Family Pet From Fire
A man died overnight when he apparently tried to rescue a family pet from a house fire in Walkersville. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 21:14:26 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys Say Yes
Veteran British electronic dance act Pet Shop Boys will release a new studio album titled Yes in late March. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 22:38:47 GMT)

Sullivan County Pet Owner Will Face Charges After Woman Was Injured In Bicycle Crash
A Sullivan County pet owner will face felony charges after deputies say his dogs caused a woman to crash her bicycle. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 23:00:57 GMT)

18:00 (BST), 05/01/2009 Littlest Pet Shop Press Release PROVIDED BY GAMES PRESS Guildford, UK, January 5, 2009 -- ...
Guildford, UK, January 5, 2009 -- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that spring fever has arrived early with work underway to launch LITTLEST PET SHOP Spring for the Nintendo DS™ in March 2009. Targeting 6-10 year old girls, the game will be the sixth offering in the LITTLEST PET SHOP interactive gaming lineup following the highly successful Wii™, PC and three Nintendo DS ... (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:13:30 GMT)

Doña Ana County, SNAP team up for pet services (12:40 p.m.)
Doña Ana County, SNAP team up for pet services (12:40 p.m.) (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 02:16:41 GMT)

Man dies after fall into pet food silo
A man working in a pet food factory has dies after falling into a silo, police say. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 05:03:21 GMT)

Man dies after fall into pet food silo
An employee of pet food manufacturer Epol died after he fell into a silo full of the food in Pretoria West on Monday, police said. Captain Dumisani Ndlazi said the 27-year-old man slipped and fell into the silo, which was three-quarters full, on Monday morning while conducting his duties. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 05:17:51 GMT)

Man killed by pet food
An employee of pet food manufacturer died after he fell into a silo in Pretoria on Monday. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 05:57:12 GMT)

New products make owning a pet easier
The Eureka Boss 4D Pet Fresh vacuum cleaner is targeted toward pet owners. Last week, I wrote about the promising new products that have made me take notice as a practicing veterinarian. This week, my focus is on nonmedical products that have caught my attention as a pet lover and that will make taking care of your pet easier or more fun. Just as with the veterinarian breakthroughs, ... (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 08:09:12 GMT)

PET sheet extruder invests in laminating system
PET sheet extruder Flight Plastics has installed a polyethylene film laminating system, reflecting growth in its business. The company, based in Winchester, UK, has five extrusion lines producing about 5,000tpa of sheet. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:00:57 GMT)

Kidnapping of 'designer dogs' sparks alert over pet burglary ring
ANIMAL rights campaigners are worried a pet-stealing ring is operating in London after two "designer" dogs were snatched by burglars. The miniature pinschers, worth £650 each, were stolen on Boxing Day while their owner was out. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:06:24 GMT)

Pet loss help line
The Companion Animal Related Emotions Pet Loss Helpline (C.A.R.E.) is a confidential telephone service offered by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinary students, trained by professional grief counselors and supervised by a clinical social worker, staff the helpline. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:19:17 GMT)

Fun in Taking Good Pet Pictures
You should learn the routine and mood of your pet to have a good picture of them. And usually you need to have a good angle so that you can take a beautiful shot of your pet. But this will need a lot of patience; you need to study first on how your pet will react on a certain object. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 13:03:46 GMT)

Pet Owner Looking for Lost Dog in Kingsport
Pet owner Rachel Jones is looking for anyone who might know where her dog Prissy is. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 13:34:02 GMT)

Pet killed in disabled woman attack
A disabled woman is attacked by a gang of men who killed her pet dog at her home in Liverpool. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 13:38:53 GMT)

Pet killed in disabled woman attack
A disabled woman is attacked by a gang of men who killed her pet dog at her home in Liverpool. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 13:45:03 GMT)

Democrats Pledge to Cut Pet Projects, Improve Transparency
Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Democrats announced plans to reduce federal spending this year on congressional pet projects known as earmarks and make the process for doling out the funds more transparent to the public. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 20:20:25 GMT)

Democrats to Cut Pet Projects, Improve Transparency
Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Democrats, attempting to defuse the politically nettlesome issue of earmarks, pledged to cut federal spending on the pet projects while making the process for doling out the funds more understandable to the public. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:45:49 GMT)

First Pet Toy Drive Brings In More Than 200 Donations
Tails are wagging from pet toys donated for cats and dogs at the county's animal adoption center. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 05:02:34 GMT)

Winter warning for pet owners
While it is second nature for humans to be cautious on icy streets and sidewalks, what may come as a surprise is that the ice may be equally as dangerous for the family pet. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 05:11:45 GMT)

Manager stole $275,000 from local pet store, police say
An Altoona man stole more than $275,000 in items from a Logan Township pet store between April 2005 and August, township police said Tuesday. The plot unraveled when an assistant store manager caught George E. Peznola with dog food and a dog collar concealed under gravel in kitty litter buckets Aug. 8, a criminal complaint filed by Detective Sgt. David Hoover stated. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 05:14:17 GMT)

The Outlook’s cutest pet contest unveiled
The Outlook recently announced the start of its “Cutest Pet Contest.” Interested parties can enter their snakes, frogs, kittens and animals of all varieties to compete against other community critters. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 06:14:14 GMT)

Berks Humane Society to distribute pet food to needy owners
Click on picture to enlarge. A kitten eyes bags of pet food stored at the Humane Society of Berks County Inc. that will be given to needy pet owners. When: Saturday, Jan. 17, noon to 3 p.m., or until the supply runs out. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 06:19:43 GMT)

Pet dogs make mess of streets, need toilets
Building toilets for dogs is becoming an important part of urban planning in Guangzhou, Guangdong's provincial capital. Jian Wenhao, director of Guangzhou municipal commission of construction, urged local neighborhood committees to construct pet toilets. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 08:36:16 GMT)

Pet groomers reopen after building fire
After a fire destroyed the building that housed Noah's Bark, a pet grooming business, there was a lot of uncertainty for owners Ezra and Delaney Schneider. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 10:18:32 GMT)

PET Drying System adjusts to material variations.
IntelliPET(TM) features desiccant wheel dryer design and airflow pattern that enable PET resin processors to conserve energy and plant space while obtaining consistent performance as result of automatic adjustment to rate and material variations. Specifically, automated temperature and speed controls adjust to variations in throughput rate, moisture level, and material temperature. Components ... (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:47:23 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet matches senior citizens with older pets
When Ruth Hulbert saw “Daisy” at Adopt-A-Pet, she knew the black and white beauty was the cat for her. “She got up on my lap and started purring,” Hulbert said. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:06:12 GMT)

Super Bowl of Giving to Support Pet Rescue Kick-off This Week
Independence Animal Services is holding a supplies donation drive from now through Super Bowl Sunday, February 1 to support pet rescue efforts. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:46:31 GMT)

Pet adoption is Jan. 17
Volunteers from the Carver Scott Humane Society will have a pet adoption Saturday, Jan. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at Petco in Eden Prairie, located off of Singletree Lane, between Prairie Center Drive and Highway 212. CSHS is without its own building and all pets are housed in foster care. Two rabbits, a ferret, 20+ kittens, and 31 cats ages 17 weeks to 8 years old will be available. There ... (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:09:41 GMT)

Medicare Proposes Expansion Of PET Scans As Cancer Diagnostic Tool
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a national coverage determination (NCD) to expand coverage for initial diagnostic testing with positron emission tomography (PET) for many Medicare beneficiaries who are being treated for cancer. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:11:03 GMT)

Manager Accused of Stealing from Pet Store
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY --- A manager at a Logan Township pet store is accused of stealing thousands of dollars of products. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:35:09 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK
Pet Of the week (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:51:30 GMT)

Wildlife officers euthanize pet deer
GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - A Gastonia couple is grieving over the loss of their family pet. Wildlife officers confiscated and euthanized the 8 month old deer last week. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 23:26:25 GMT)

Deer Raised As Pet Euthanized; Caretaker Devastated
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- Furry, gentle, and loyal, Bamm Bamm was much like any other pet, said Patricia Sears. But wildlife officials said the young buck was very different. In fact, he considered Sears his "mother" since birth. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 23:46:44 GMT)

Wildlife officials euthanize woman's pet deer
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A Gaston County family's pet deer has been euthanized by North Carolina State Wildlife, and the reason why it happened is a sad lesson for people who try to help. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 23:55:21 GMT)

Duncanville pet store owner says stolen parrot returns home with plenty to say
The owner of a Duncanville pet store says a beloved parrot that was stolen from her shop in August has been found. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:09:09 GMT)

Pet store worker charged with stealing thousands
A former pet store employee has been charged with stealing more than $275,000 worth of items from the central Pennsylvania business over more than three years. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 02:00:54 GMT)

Vets: Pet owners conserve funds
The recession has put a leash on pet owners’ willingness to splurge on their animal’s preventative care but has had less effect on spending for emergency or necessary treatment, area veterinarians report. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 05:02:26 GMT)

Vets: Pet owners are spending less in preventative care
The recession has put a leash on pet owners’ willingness to splurge on their animal’s preventative care but has had less effect on spending for emergency or necessary treatment, area veterinarians report. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 05:59:38 GMT)

Pet Scoop: Max is the most again as top cat, dog name
Max is the No. 1 name for cats and dogs for the sixth straight year, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance, which analyzed the data of 466,000 pets. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 06:15:48 GMT)

Pet groomers reopen after building fire
After a fire destroyed the building that housed Noah's Bark, a pet grooming business, there was a lot of uncertainty for owners Ezra and Delaney Schneider. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 07:10:18 GMT)

I'm not Big Phil's pet, barks Deco
Chelsea midfielder Deco has hit out at claims he is Luiz Felipe Scolari's pet player - and feels he is worthy of a regular starting place.The Portugal international has come in for criticism as the Blues' form has slumped in recent weeks. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 09:00:06 GMT)

DECO - I'M NO SCOLARI PET
Chelsea midfielder Deco has hit out at claims he is Luiz Felipe Scolari's pet player. The Portuguese international has come in for criticism as the Blues' form has slumped in recent weeks. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 09:00:29 GMT)

Deco - I'm No Scolari Pet
Chelsea midfielder Deco has hit out at claims he is Luiz Felipe Scolari's pet player. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 09:09:07 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet matches senior citizens with older pets
When Ruth Hulbert saw “Daisy” at Adopt-A-Pet, she knew the black and white beauty was the cat for her. “She got up on my lap and started purring,” Hulbert said. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:20:58 GMT)

Shot pet cat dies of gun injuries
A pet cat which had a leg amputated after being shot with an air rifle dies from her injuries. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:01:28 GMT)

So to Speak | Joe Blundo commentary: Family, beloved pet close chapter together
Every pet represents a chapter in a family's life. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:12:29 GMT)

Pet store worker charged with stealing $275,000 in supplies
ALTOONA, Pa. -- A former pet store employee has been charged with stealing more than $275,000 worth of items from the central Pennsylvania business over more than three years (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 15:30:15 GMT)

Obama vows to keep pet projects out
President-elect Barack Obama is again vowing to keep "earmarks and pet projects" out of an economic recovery plan. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 16:34:18 GMT)

Obama vows to keep pet projects out
President-elect Barack Obama is again vowing to keep "earmarks and pet projects" out of an economic recovery plan. Obama, in a speech in suburban Washington that outlined his plans to revive the economy, said he knows that there are a lot of ideas in Congress on how to spend money, and that many of the projects are "worthy." (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 18:09:17 GMT)

Help for Cash Strapped Pet Owners
Spay and Neuter Kansas City is offering a way for pet owners to get their four legged friends current on vaccinations and microchips at a low cost during tough economic... (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:35:35 GMT)

Cave Creek pet dog falls into pit, dies in neighbor's yard
Todd Flickinger talked about the last time his mother took the family pet for a walk. "When she was walking by this property here, which is about 100 yards from her house, she turned around and the dog was gone," he told ABC15. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 01:43:00 GMT)

City of Odessa Warning Residents about Recent Letter Sent to Pet Owners
Odessa Animal Control is sending out a warning to Odessa residents.  They say someone is sending warnings to pet owners. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 01:49:55 GMT)

San Marcos mandates pet microchips
Now, thanks to the city's new animal ordinance they hope to return many of those animals to the owners. The new ordinance requires all pet owners to have chips implanted in their pets. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 02:51:26 GMT)

San Marcos mandates pet microchips
SAN MARCOS San Marcos joins a handful of cities across the country requiring pet owners to take a high tech step to protect their pets. FULL STORY >> 1/8/2009 7:00 PM (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 02:51:36 GMT)

San Marcos mandates pet microchips
San Marcos joins a handful of cities across the country requiring pet owners to take a high tech step to protect their pets. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 02:55:40 GMT)

Pet groomers reopen after building fire
After a fire destroyed the building that housed Noah's Bark, a pet grooming business, there was a lot of uncertainty for owners Ezra and Delaney Schneider. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 08:06:57 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet matches senior citizens with older pets
When Ruth Hulbert saw “Daisy” at Adopt-A-Pet, she knew the black and white beauty was the cat for her. “She got up on my lap and started purring,” Hulbert said. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 11:20:58 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Emma
The first new Pet of the Week for 2009 is Emma, a Siberian Husky. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 13:12:33 GMT)

Seal Beach pet owners warned of coyotes
Officials are warning Orange County pet owners after a coyote was spotted in Seal Beach recently. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 17:44:40 GMT)

Pet adoption to be held Saturday in Florence
The Second Chance K9 Rescue of the Pee Dee and Carolina Kitties Rescue will have a pet adoption from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wood Creek Dog Food Center, 2803 W. Palmetto St., Florence. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 18:00:58 GMT)

Council asked to license pet stores
Sarnia council will consider licensing pet stores at its Monday meeting. A letter from resident Linda Saunders asks council to make the move in order [...] (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 19:04:32 GMT)

Pet insurance saves cash, but comes with caveats
It's a common remark for those devoted to their pooches: "I spend more on my dog's health care than I do on my own!" (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 20:30:09 GMT)

High costs for food, vet care can 'dog' pet owners
Speculation about what kind of puppy the new first family will get has intrigued the nation since President-elect Barack Obama publicly promised his daughters a pooch. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 21:30:30 GMT)

Obama iMini Pet iPod Dock is Either Offensive or Fantastic [Obama]
Found in the bowels of the second-class Sands Convention Center: a dancing Obama iMini Pet iPod Dock that dances and sways to your music. Offensive? Fantastic? Fantastically offensive? Mini Obama... (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 21:37:26 GMT)

Pet budgie birds survive house fire
A rescue brought a gleam of hope to one recent fire victim who thought he had lost everything.     Jim Leberge, one of the renters affected by a house fire early Sunday morning on the 400 block of Athabasca Street West, was relieved when he received a call informing him his pet birds, Sonny and Cher, had survived the fire. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 01:49:28 GMT)

Pet insurance saves cash, but comes with caveats
BC-Dog Ownership-Insurance, Pet insurance saves cash, but comes with caveats With BC-Family Finance By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY AP Personal Finance Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a common remark for those devoted to their pooches: "I spend more on my dog's health care than I do on my own!" (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 03:10:25 GMT)

Once-growing pet store forced to close
The signs on the door to Putnam Aquarium and Pet Supplies say it all. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 05:24:33 GMT)

Pet whisperer
Pet psychic Sarah Christopher can reveal what's on your pet's mind. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 06:50:44 GMT)

Mobile vet service: RV takes pet care to rural El Paso areas
CANUTILLO -- Veterinarian Dr. Amy Starr, the owner of a recreational vehicle with all the trappings of a small animal clinic, has taken her office on the road. In August, Starr began Paws N' Hooves Mobile Vet Services, a small business providing affordable veterinarian services to rural areas, where pet owners might not have easy access to medical care for their animals. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 07:02:55 GMT)

What are your New Year's pet resolutions?
Are you the type of person who makes New Year's resolutions? If so, do any of those resolutions include your pets? WichitaPaws.com asked pet owners to tell us their New Year's "pet-olutions," ways they plan to make life better for their pets in 2009. One woman's resolution includes arranging neutering and vaccinations for a group of nine stray cats she has been caring for in Tennessee. She ... (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 07:17:34 GMT)

Pet groomers reopen after building fire
After a fire destroyed the building that housed Noah's Bark, a pet grooming business, there was a lot of uncertainty for owners Ezra and Delaney Schneider. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 07:33:16 GMT)

We tested it: Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator collection
New products are always showing up on the shelves of garden centers and hardware- and-specialty stores. But do they do the things they claim? And are they worth the money? This week, The Bee's Leigh Grogan evaluates a product and lets you know what she thinks. WHAT: Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator collection HOW MUCH & WHERE: $2 to $8 at discount retailers (Target and Wal-Mart), drugstores ... (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 08:16:38 GMT)

Pet Talk: It's the economy, Fido!
Tough economic times have made us all get back to the basics and ask the question "is this something that I need or just something that I want?" When it comes to your pet's needs, here are some basics that will help you save money in the long run. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:23:34 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet matches senior citizens with older pets
When Ruth Hulbert saw “Daisy” at Adopt-A-Pet, she knew the black and white beauty was the cat for her. “She got up on my lap and started purring,” Hulbert said. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:21:09 GMT)

IRC pet fee hike
There's still time to obtain a pet license before fees increase. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 13:00:04 GMT)

Pet Of The Week
Meet Sid, this week's Pet of the Week. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 15:23:40 GMT)

Time Magazine's Icon Maker of the Year, Artist Shepard Fairey, Joins Adopt-a-pet.com to Kick Off National Campaign
Adopt-a-Pet.com's ADOPT Campaign launches muttslikeme.com and features a new iconic image created by Shepard Fairey -- modeled on Fairey's Obama "HOPE" poster (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:00:00 GMT)

Time Magazine's Icon Maker of the Year, Artist Shepard Fairey, Joins Adopt-a-pet.com to Kick Off National Campaign
Adopt-a-Pet.com's ADOPT Campaign launches muttslikeme.com and features a new iconic image created by Shepard Fairey -- modeled on Fairey's Obama "HOPE" poster (PRWeb Jan 10, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009-8-mutts-like-me/adopt-a-pet/prweb1840584.htm (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 18:12:57 GMT)

Pet groomers reopen after building fire
After a fire destroyed the building that housed Noah's Bark, a pet grooming business, there was a lot of uncertainty for owners Ezra and Delaney Schneider. (Sun, 11 Jan 2009 07:57:48 GMT)

Have you kept your pet's identification up to date?
Are you a pet owner who has recently moved? Are you planning to move in the near future? In either case, in addition to filling out a postal change of address form you should give your veterinarian your new address. Why might you ask? (Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:09:09 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Wishbone
Wishbone, a white, black and brown 2½-year-old male Terrier mix, is available for adoption at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center and is this week’s pet of the week. (Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:23:16 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet matches senior citizens with older pets
When Ruth Hulbert saw “Daisy” at Adopt-A-Pet, she knew the black and white beauty was the cat for her. “She got up on my lap and started purring,” Hulbert said. (Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:21:08 GMT)

Vets warn of dubious websites duping pet lovers
Washington, Jan 11: Vets have warned potential pet owners not to be tricked into buying prized pedigrees promised by websites, or they would find themselves duped of hundreds of dollars. (Sun, 11 Jan 2009 13:37:15 GMT)

Obamas narrow choice of pet dog down to two
PresidentElect Barack Obama has said he and his family have narrowed their choice of pet dog to one of two breeds and are ready to start combing animal shelters to find the lucky pooch. (Sun, 11 Jan 2009 21:14:41 GMT)

Search for 'first pooch' narrows to two choices: Obama
President-elect Barack Obama says he and his family have narrowed their choice of pet hound to one of two breeds, and are ready to start combing animal shelters to find the lucky dog. (Sun, 11 Jan 2009 23:14:28 GMT)

Pro Bono: Lawyers’ pet project: helping the SPCA
The woman had come to the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to surrender a dog. It was her pet, she said, but she could no longer take care of it, so the dog was adopted by a new family. (Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:10:23 GMT)

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