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Pet clinic moving to Lazelle Rd.
After roughly 20 years at its current Park Road location, the NorthWorthington Pet Clinic will open Saturday in a larger building at 454 Lazelle Road. (Wed, 28 Jan 2009 18:08:07 GMT)

Wendy Diamond: Political Pet News: the Good, the Bad and the Doggy
Just when you thought that the political pet stories were going to dry up, there is still no "Top Dog" in the White House. Dog meaning dog, not President. (Wed, 28 Jan 2009 20:38:57 GMT)

Pet perishes in Kennebunk house fire
KENNEBUNK — A house fire that broke out shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday claimed the life of at least one pet and has closed down Route 1 south of the town center for several hours. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 00:59:51 GMT)

Local couple launch pet-care franchise
Darcy and Mel Wright of Santa Ynez wanted to open a business that would combine their passions for animals and customer service, so they bought into a national chain of pet care services and thus their business Fetch! Pet Care opened in September in the Santa Ynez, Lompoc and Santa Maria valleys. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 03:10:35 GMT)

Valentine Pet Photos February 7 to Benefit Coastal Poodle Rescue
ST. PETERSBURG – Have a professional portrait done of your favorite funny Valentine – your pet! (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 03:16:49 GMT)

Device Allows Owners To Track Pet Activity
Ever wonder what your dog does when you're not home, or if they're getting enough exercise during the day?  There's a new device that will actually track your pet's every move. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 04:52:35 GMT)

The Insider: Pet Stuff With A Musical Beat
Pet Stuff With AMusical Beat (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 04:58:41 GMT)

Backpacker 'stole to feed pet fish'
AN Irish backpacker armed with a pet fish in a container tried to rob a ticketing agency - saying he needed the money to feed his underwater pal, a court heard. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 06:12:00 GMT)

Irishman stole to feed pet fish
AN Irish backpacker armed with a pet fish in a container tried to rob a Brisbane ticketing agency saying he needed the money to feed the fish, a court heard. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 06:45:00 GMT)

Man steals puppy from Cross County pet store
YONKERS - City police detectives are searching for a man who took a $1,500 miniature Doberman Pinscher puppy from a Cross County pet store, police said yesterday. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 07:42:40 GMT)

Pedigree and Whiskas Pet Show, at all-new Festival City venue
Organisers of the Pedigree and Whiskas Pet Show, the largest animal-lover's fun day on the region's calendar, announced that this year's all-day pet-tastic event will be hosted at the Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City, on Saturday February 21st. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 07:45:38 GMT)

Raccoon that attacked family pet had rabies
Pet owners have been warned to make sure their animals are vaccinated after another case of rabies was discovered in a wild animal in Hampton. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 08:45:42 GMT)

Pet owners feel fiscal bite, emotional pain
Elizabeth Strand says she has been getting more calls than ever from guilt-ridden pet owners in the past year, who are dealing with the expense of caring for their pets in tough economic times. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:12:01 GMT)

Pet of the Week
These two handsome monochrome hounds are really that -- Basset hounds with maybe a touch of something else. They were adopted a year ago and lived happily together in that home until a medical problem with one of the family's children meant their return to Save-A-Pet. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:09:42 GMT)

Valentine pet photos sought for a gallery
How does your pet celebrate Valentine's Day? (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:28:01 GMT)

Give Your Pet the Perfect Valentine -- A Healthy Smile
(ARA) - What's a great Valentine's Day present for your pet? Candy is definitely out -- chocolate is poisonous to dogs and cats, and hard candy can cause bowel obstructions. Ditto with flowers -- many are poisonous to cats and dogs. Instead, why not give your pet a healthy smile? (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:41:26 GMT)

Pricey Puppy Pinched From Yonkers Pet Store
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - Somebody poached the pooch! Police said a man asked to look at a $1,500 miniature Doberman Pinscher puppy at a Yonkers pet store Tuesday evening - and then ran out with the small brown female dog in his arms. A store employee gave chase but couldn't stop him. Police said an employee recalled seeing the man in the store earlier in the day, asking about the dog. --- ... (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:23:06 GMT)

Driving pet peeves: Merging, make-up and more
Why can't troopers pull someone over before they cause a wreck if they're clearly distracted? Find out what the State Patrol has to say as Brian Calvert continues to get an earful about your biggest driving pet peeves. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:52:11 GMT)

Could your pet be poisoned by tainted peanut butter?
Pet treats are among the growing list of products being recalled in connection with a salmonella outbreak. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:22:42 GMT)

Positron Corporation's Joint Venture Submits FDA 510(k) For Its Attrius™ PET Scanner
Positron Corporation (OTCBB:POSC), a Cardiac Molecular Imaging Solutions Company, announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received 510(k) submission for the Company's jointly developed Attrius™ Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner product line. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:08:00 GMT)

Keeping your outdoor pet safe in winter
Pets and their human masters are about as different from one another as the number of legs each possesses, but the type of winter dangers that can seriously hurt humans can just as easily maim or kill a beloved pet. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:14:48 GMT)

Man steals puppy from Cross County pet store
YONKERS - City police detectives are searching for a man who took a $1,500 miniature Doberman Pinscher puppy from a Cross County pet store, police said yesterday. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:42:28 GMT)

Humane Society's Thursday Pet 1/28
LAST WEEKS PET: ‘Jayla' is still at the shelter waiting for a forever home that can handle her special needs. "Jax" was adopted the day after he appeared on the show. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 18:33:14 GMT)

Adopt a pet, get free haircut
Chris St. James, owner of Great Cuts hair salon, will host a pet adoption event Saturday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Albertsons shopping center. Free haircuts for the entire immediate family will be donated for each pet adopted. This event is to assist the nonprofit Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, which will have kittens, cats and dogs available. For more information, call (760) 685-3533 ... (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 22:04:57 GMT)

Do you have the best pet in Central Oregon?
Enter our Pet Pals contest now to find out! Each pet entered is featured on the Pet Pals Web site at www. bendbulletin. com/petpals and in the Pet Pals Ballot Book that will be published Feb. 25. Enter your pet today! (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 22:05:43 GMT)

Letter: Pet Network Dog Rescue expresses its appreciation
The Pet Network Dog Rescue organization would like to express our appreciation to the many residents of Los Gatos and Saratoga who have been financially supporting us for many years. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 22:22:05 GMT)

Recession forcing pet owners to make tough decisions
The recession in the U.S. economy is forcing Americans to cut back in a variety of different ways. For some people, the choice comes down to paying the bills or giving up a beloved family pet. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:08:21 GMT)

Caught on Tape Man Steals Pet Store Python
YUCCA VALLEY -- Police are looking for the man who stole a python from a pet store display. The python was abducted Tuesday by a man who snatched the critter from its display cage at a Yucca Valley pet store. San Bernardino County sheriff's Sgt. James Porter says the man tucked the snake inside his jacket and walked out the door. The man and a woman accomplice had previously asked the clerk ... (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:20:02 GMT)

Pet food bank helps animal owners in need
MANY FAMILIES are struggling to put food on the table, pay bills and keep a roof over their heads. With all these challenges, it's not surprising that more pet owners can no longer afford to keep and feed their furry family members. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 01:53:31 GMT)

Precious Pup Pilfered From Pet Shop
Police are looking for the thief who pilfered a pricey puppy from a Yonkers pet store. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 02:16:41 GMT)

Pet adoptions are up
Through the Humane Society of Ventura County's efforts, more animals found their way into new homes in 2008 than during the previous year. The private nonprofit Ojai animal shelter reported overseeing 699 pet adoptions last year, up from 591 adoptions in 2007. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 03:32:32 GMT)

The Drill: Super Bowl of pet names
Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation's oldest and largest provider of medical insurance for pets, analyzed its database of more than 467,000 insured pets to find which Super Bowl XLIII team has the most pets named in honor of the team or its players. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 03:41:54 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This week’s Pet of the Week is a female Terrier Mix we named "Harley.” This little girl was found wandering at one of the local schools during winter break with a buddy (also in Kennel 6). She is approximately 1-2 years old and very sweet. How about a second chance for her at a home like yours? (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 06:17:39 GMT)

Spiking Pet Problems Lead to Shelter Problems
For 15 years, the call has gone out for "Spay Day USA". While the day is scheduled for February 24th, a tight economy is spiking pet problems across the nation, leaving older pets on the outs when people are forced to relocate. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 06:45:24 GMT)

Precious-N-Purrfect offers pet microchipping
Precious-N-Purrfect Pampered Pets will offer microchipping for dogs and cats on Saturday as part of the HomeAgain pet recovery and identification system. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:18:18 GMT)

Seabrook dealing with pet waste
SEABROOK and#8212; The town of Seabrook will soon be on its way to completing an awareness campaign dealing with the proper disposal of pet waste. The program is focusing on the adverse affects that this material can have on the environment when it is not... (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:04:30 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Moose
Moose is the "Pet of the Week" for January 29, 2009. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:02:12 GMT)

Kennedy Center children's show 'Unleashed!' mixes White House history with pet tales
The Kennedy Center raises its curtain tonight on a story that seems familiar: A girl whose father has just become president tries to get used to life at the White House and turns to a beloved pet for comfort and companionship. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:11:19 GMT)

Today's Pet 1.30.2009
AMARILLO -- Adopt Today's Pet at the Amarillo Humane Society, give them a call at 373-1716. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:48:23 GMT)

Local couple launch pet-care franchise
Darcy and Mel Wright of Santa Ynez wanted to open a business that would combine their passions for animals and customer service, so they bought into a national chain of pet care services and thus their business Fetch! Pet Care opened in September in the Santa Ynez, Lompoc and Santa Maria valleys. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 15:26:16 GMT)

Fire destroys home claims family pet
A fire has destroyed a home in North Kildonan sending two people to hospital with smoke inhalation and claiming the life of a family pet. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 18:39:00 GMT)

SPCA to hold pet telethon
The SPCA for Monterey County's eighth annual Pet Telethon airs live on KION-TV 46 Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. The telethon will also stream live online at www.SPCAmc.org. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 19:46:59 GMT)

Bird-napped from Local Pet Store.
An Iowa City pet store is on the lookout for a bird-knapper. Someone stole this "Peach Front Conure" some time sunday afternoon. The birds are kept in a open pen so they can socialize with customers. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 23:08:01 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce First Quarter of Fiscal 2009 Results
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company will announce results for its first quarter ended December 27, 2008, on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 after the close of trading. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 23:17:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce First Quarter of Fiscal 2009 Results
Central Garden Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) (NASDAQ:CENTA) will announce results for its first quarter ended December 27, 2008, on Wednesday, ... (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 23:30:52 GMT)

High Voltage Pet Brush Kills Fleas, Ticks, Pets [Pets]
Call me crazy, but using a "High Voltage" pet brush doesn't seem like the safest thing to be using on Fido. Although, the manufacturers claim it can kill fleas and ticks with extreme prejudice.... (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 02:07:26 GMT)

Hand washing can protect you from pet-borne bacteria
Dear Readers: Here are some favorite pet hints: * Did you know that illnesses caused by bacteri ... (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 04:46:39 GMT)

Pet dental break eases budget bite
Keeping your pet's teeth clean won't cost quite as much during February. (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 12:39:56 GMT)

Pet-ernity leave: it's barking mad
IT'S been dubbed "pet-ernity" leave: an Australian company has introduced a special leave allowance for staff to take care of newborn pups and kittens. (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 13:00:00 GMT)

Pet-ernity leave for Virgin Mobile staff
IT'S been dubbed "pet-ernity" leave: an Australian company has introduced a special leave allowance for staff to take care of newborn pups and kittens. (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 13:01:00 GMT)

Local couple launch pet-care franchise
Darcy and Mel Wright of Santa Ynez wanted to open a business that would combine their passions for animals and customer service, so they bought into a national chain of pet care services and thus their business Fetch! Pet Care opened in September in the Santa Ynez, Lompoc and Santa Maria valleys. (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 15:26:16 GMT)

It's a tail-wagging good time at the Winter Pet Fest!
Winter Pet Fest '09 benefits South Bend Animal Care and Control. It takes place until 3 p.m. on Saturday. (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 15:31:53 GMT)

Pet owners in storm-stricken SE Mo. getting help
Pet owners in storm-stricken parts of southeast Missouri are getting some relief from the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis. (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 17:03:29 GMT)

Monterey SPCA Hosts 8th Annual Pet Telethon
A telethon featuring information about pet adoptions and donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County will air Saturday. (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 21:53:11 GMT)

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