Home > Pet News

Pet News Feb 2009


1 2 3 4 Next

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!” Dog owners can expect to pay a few hundred dollars a year for routine veterinary care, but a serious illness could send the bills soaring into the thousands. One way to protect yourself is to buy pet health insurance. Not common: It’s still not that common. Less than 1 percent ... (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 05:09:40 GMT)

Upgraded Humane Society facilities pay off in pet adoptions
For the dogs and cats who take up temporary residence in the year-old Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center, their new quarters are like the Mission Inn compared to the old facility, a budget motel, said Ronna L. Kadow, executive director of the facility. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 07:34:01 GMT)

Upgraded Humane Society facilities pay off in pet adoptions
For the dogs and cats who take up temporary residence in the year-old Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center, their new quarters are like the Mission Inn compared to the old facility, a budget motel, said Ronna L. Kadow, executive director of the facility. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 07:34:51 GMT)

Humane Society pet adoptions up
Through the Humane Society of Ventura County’s efforts, more animals found their way home in 2008 than during the previous year. In all, the group’s private nonprofit Ojai animal shelter oversaw 699 pet adoptions last year, up from 591 adoptions in 2007, the group reported last week. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 08:09:38 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. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 08:23:09 GMT)

Protesters prefer pet adoption instead of sale of animals
A group of protesters opposed to the sale of puppies in pet stores marched in front of Paws and Claws pet store on Saturday in Thunder Bay. The protesters – none of whom would give their names – said they were not representing a particular organization. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 08:31:20 GMT)

A pet's bad breath could mean serious problems
The foul odor from a pet's mouth is a clear indication that there is significant dental disease. The pungent aroma starts only after the gums have been damaged by a bacterial infection. At the start we identify this as periodontal disease. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 09:04:47 GMT)

Valentine pet photos sought for a gallery
How does your pet celebrate Valentine's Day? (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:17:57 GMT)

Animal Shelter reaches out to pet owners without power
The Fayetteville Animal Shelter is offering free boarding to pet owners without power. (Northwest Arkansas Times) (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 13:40:16 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. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 15:26:47 GMT)

Oz company introduces pet-ernity leave for staff to take care of pups!
Melbourne, February1: An Australian company has decided to grant its staff a pet-ernity leave if they want to look after their newborn pups and kittens. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 16:12:48 GMT)

Famed pet detective searching for Pearland dachshund
The quest to find a missing dog in this Brazoria County city intensified this week after a famed pet detective joined the search. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 17:31:34 GMT)

Army Changes Pet Rules for Housing
The Department of the Army's revised pet policy for privatized housing, released in January, prohibits several categories of "aggressive or potentially aggressive" dog breeds. Those breeds include pit bulls (American... (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 22:05:42 GMT)

Pet Treatment Center Prepares Redoubt Rush
Friday was a quiet night at the Pet Emergency Treatment Center on Dowling and Lake Otis. But with Redoubt rumbling, doctors there hope to keep things quiet if the volcano erupts. (Sun, 01 Feb 2009 23:24:03 GMT)

Love lessons from your pet dog
You might be adroit enough to train your doggy in aspects more than one, however, there's one periphery where your pooch can swap places with you. Believe it or not, your pet dog knows the mantra to a successful relationship better than you! (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 03:10:05 GMT)

Pet-adoption party a barking success
Camp Papillon Pet Adoption & Rescue group hosted a three-hour adoption party Sunday at the former Suzuki dealership on Route 611 with stellar results. (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 05:37:46 GMT)

THE CHIEL: Readers’ pet road peeves
LAST Monday I listed three pet driving peeves and invited readers to share some of theirs. Here’s a selection. Rob Taylor, of Queenstown, says one of his is behaviour around the “emergency lane” on national and regional roads. (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 06:06:41 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption Feb. 2, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption Feb. 2, 2009 (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:35:17 GMT)

Here are Heloise's favorite pet hints
Here are some favorite pet hints: (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 11:47:47 GMT)

Pet of the Week
MAGNIFICENT MELLOW MAX! Max, a 2-year-old tabby, is the mel-lowest pet to come through the Coconino Humane Shelter in a long time. Call the shelter at 526-1076, and hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo Courtesy Bill Landau) (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 13:44:04 GMT)

Pet Dental Claims Skyrocket
Pet advocates are encouraging pet owners to focus on their dog's or cat's oral health during National Pet Dental Health Month this February. (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 15:06:00 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. (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 15:26:15 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? (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 17:56:35 GMT)

PET/CT may improve prognosis for patients with inflammatory breast cancer
In the largest study to date to evaluate fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in the initial staging of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), researchers were able to identify the precise location and extent of metastasis (spread of disease), offering the potential for a better prognosis for patients with this rare, but aggressive form of ... (Mon, 02 Feb 2009 19:24:40 GMT)

We'll survive, say pet shop operators
KUALA LUMPUR: The pet industry is expected to sustain growth in the near future, pet store operators said. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:13:02 GMT)

World's deadliest pet shop
Whether you are an animal lover or not, people cannot deny the wonders and intrigue of the pet shop. Even if you don't have any interest in buying a new pet, just browsing the wide selection of exotic reptiles and vibrant fish is nothing less than awe inspiring. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:16:54 GMT)

We'll survive, say pet shop operators
KUALA LUMPUR: The pet industry is expected to sustain growth in the near future, pet store operators said. Qian Hu The Pet Family general manager Lam Hoi Chean said it has been a growth story for the five-outlet chain store since it opened in 2004. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:17:41 GMT)

Vet Advocates Stronger Pet Health Laws
A Rio Rancho veterinarian said she has seen a sharp increase in the number of pets from shelters and pet stores that carry a parasite and it could lead to blindness in children. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 01:29:22 GMT)

Teens Girls Accused of Stealing Pet Shop Chihuahua
IRVINE -- Police are asking for the public's help in finding a teenage girl suspected of stealing a Chihuahua puppy from a pet store.   The girl is described as having brown hair and wearing a blue sweater, Irvine police Lt. John Hare said. The 7-to-10-week old puppy was taken in the early evening hours Friday from Spectrum Pets in the Spectrum shopping center, Hare said. Store owners say the ... (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 04:34:53 GMT)

PET/CT may improve prognosis for patients with inflammatory breast cancer
In the largest study to date to evaluate fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in the initial staging of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), researchers were able to identify the precise location and extent of metastasis (spread of disease), offering the potential for a better prognosis for patients with this rare, but aggressive form of ... (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 09:30:56 GMT)

Bonanza welcomes pet photos
The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza is interested in your favorite pet photos. They can be submitted online by going directly to tahoebonanza.com and locating the YOUR PHOTOS section on the photos and videos category. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 10:23:38 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption Feb. 3, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption Feb. 3, 2009 (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 10:35:16 GMT)

11:39 (BST), 03/02/2009 My Pet Shop Press Release PROVIDED BY GAMES PRESS London (3rd February 2009) – Square Enix ...
London (3rd February 2009) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the website has launched for the forthcoming TAITO® game My Pet Shop™. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 11:56:49 GMT)

Frankenmuth's Pet Angel Adoption and Rescue garners attention with Web site
Frankenmuth's Pet Angel Adoption and Rescue didn't nab any prizes during a recent online competition, but it did grab some national attention of late via a new webcam, on top of setting a record in finding new digs for its... (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 13:48:49 GMT)

Rules on Pet Ownership in a Miami Condo
Pet Ownership is often times a challenge faced by Miami condo owners who are pet lovers. This is because most Miami condos place restrictions and policies around this. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:01:43 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. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:26:16 GMT)

Most Expensive Coffee And Pet Foods Not Necessarily Best
Report: Most Expensive Coffee And Pet Foods Not Necessarily Best Consumer Reports has unveiled new tests that find the most expensive coffee and pet foods aren't necessarily the best. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:39:06 GMT)

Humane Society Pet Adoption
Adopt a pet and save a life! Animal shelters are the best source for looking for a pet. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 16:59:56 GMT)

Pet ownership good for your health
If you have been thinking about adding a pet to the family it may be to your advantage to do so. It seems that owning a pet can be beneficial for your physical and emotional well-being. Statistics indicate that pet owners have lower blood pressure and lower stress levels, especially for male pet owners. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 18:49:57 GMT)

Valentine pet photos sought for a gallery
How does your pet celebrate Valentine's Day? (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 18:56:36 GMT)

Dog movie prompts pet owner concerns
In the movie "Marley and Me" the dog dies from stomach bloating. Since its release, worried pet owners have been calling vets asking what it is and how it can be prevented. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 20:44:46 GMT)

About 1,600 Canadians file claims in $24M tainted pet food settlement
TORONTO - About 1,600 Canadians believe their pet was sickened or killed by tainted pet food involved in a massive recall in 2007. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 21:14:00 GMT)

Freetown-Lakeville students adopt pet cause
LAKEVILLE — Students at Austin Intermediate School care about animals so much that during Friday’s Austin Pride Assembly, they donated close to $400 and a mountain of pet supplies to the Lakeville Animal Shelter. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 21:21:01 GMT)

About 1,600 Canadians file claims in $24M tainted pet food settlement
TORONTO - About 1,600 Canadians believe their pet was sickened or killed by tainted pet food involved in a massive recall in 2007. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 21:39:21 GMT)

Neutering Partnership Hopes to Control Pet Population
The Coulee Region Humane Society is helping control the pet population by assisting lower income people in the La Crosse area. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 21:58:36 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! (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:12:05 GMT)

About 1,600 Canadians believe their pet was affected by tainted pet food
TORONTO - About 1,600 Canadians believe their pets were sickened or killed by tainted pet food and have filed claims in a $24-million settlement with Menu Foods, a lawyer involved in the action said Tuesday. (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:14:00 GMT)

About 1,600 Canadians believe their pet was affected by tainted pet food
TORONTO - About 1,600 Canadians believe their pets were sickened or killed by tainted pet food and have filed claims in a $24-million settlement (Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:19:52 GMT)

Menu Foods faces 1,600 claims in tainted pet food ordeal
The owners of pets that were sick or died from eating tainted pet food will be compensated in a $24-million settlement, announced today (Feb. 3), with Mississauga-based Menu Foods. A lawyer involved in the class-action lawsuit said about 1,600 Canadians have filed claims. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 00:32:57 GMT)

Pet fish remains alive: Your Stories
Snakehead fish are illegal in New York, but a North Syracuse family thinks their pet fish Rocky should get a pass, Although the DEC has ordered that the fish be... (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 04:52:24 GMT)

Pet of the Week
To adopt a pet There are many dogs and cats available at the Lee County Animal Services shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. Call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit www.leelostpets.com. Adoption applications may be downloaded or completed at the shelter, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 06:19:10 GMT)

Pet lover follows dream
While becoming a pet groomer wasn’t her first career choice, Holly Winningham has run a successful business in the Swayzee area for more than 11 years. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 06:35:46 GMT)

Pet-food maker reaches $24M settlement
About 1,600 Canadians who believe their pets were sickened or killed by tainted pet food have filed claims in a $24-million settlement with Menu Foods, a lawyer involved in the action said yesterday. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 08:06:25 GMT)

Pet food class action draws 1,600 Canadian claims
TORONTO (Feb 4, 2009) -- About 1,600 Canadians believe their pets were sickened or killed by tainted pet food and have filed claims in a $24-million settlement with Menu Foods, a lawyer involved in the action said yesterday. In March 2007, Menu Foods Income Fund recalled about 60 million cans and pouches of its "cuts and gravy'' style food after it received reports of kidney failure and death in ... (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 09:50:23 GMT)

Pricey Pet Food Not Necessarily Better
Consumer Reports advises consumers about what to look for on pet-food labels; plus, fancy claims consumers can ignore (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 10:57:58 GMT)

Pet food maker set to begin payouts
If court approval is granted as expected in the U.S. this Friday, Menu Foods of Streetsville will start to pay out $24 million (U.S.) in settlements to pet owners whose animals died or were hurt in last year's pet food scandal.  (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 13:47:56 GMT)

Pet lover follows dream
While becoming a pet groomer wasn’t her first career choice, Holly Winningham has run a successful business in the Swayzee area for more than 11 years. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 14:04:35 GMT)

About 1,600 Canadians believe their pet was affected by tainted pet food
TORONTO - About 1,600 Canadians believe their pets were sickened or killed by tainted pet food and have filed claims in a $24-million settlement with Menu Foods, a lawyer involved in the action said Tuesday. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 14:12:52 GMT)

Neutering Partnership Hopes to Control Pet Population
The Coulee Region Humane Society is helping control the pet population by assisting lower income people in the La Crosse area. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 15:43:32 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Happy Birthday Piggy!
Maggie 'Piggy' Bellia is this week's Pet of the Week. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 15:54:09 GMT)

Humane Society Pet Adoption
Adopt a pet and save a life! Animal shelters are the best source for looking for a pet. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 16:31:19 GMT)

Home of ex-Martin sheriff's official searched for pet deer's remains
State investigators have searched the home of a former Martin County Sheriff’s lieutenant and are now waiting on DNA test results to determine whether the remains of a pet deer reported stolen last year were buried in his yard. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been investigating the theft of the captive whitetail deer from the home of Rick and Grace Sheltra since ... (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 16:43:38 GMT)

Pet ordinances passed by commission
You can be fined in Arkansas City now for not cleaning up after your pet. City commissioners passed an ordinance Tuesday that will impose fines on people who do not clean up after animals that defecate on public property, or on someone else's property without permission. It will be complaint driven. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 18:25:40 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Announces Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Results
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company today announced results for its first quarter ended December 27, 2008. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 21:01:00 GMT)

Pet Idol Voting starts Feb 13
If you think your pet has a flair for talent, perhaps you should enter your favorite in the second annual Pet Idol contest going on now at statesboroherald.com.  This contest will determine whose pet has STAR quality! (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 21:17:01 GMT)

St. Mary's Hosts Pet Visitation Classes
(EVANSVILLE, IN) St. Mary’s Medical Center is hosting a Pet Visitation Class this Saturday from 10:00-11:00 am on the second floor of the Rehabilitation Institute. This is the first in a series of classes that will be held each Saturday morning for the next six weeks. (Wed, 04 Feb 2009 22:23:26 GMT)

PAWS-itively Perfect Day for Your Pet
LARGO - Enjoy a PAWS-itively perfect day as your family and your pet stroll through Largo Central Park. Enjoy contests, music, pet related vendors and demonstrations. Don't have a dog? Watch the fun and see some of the cutest pups around! (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 01:19:02 GMT)

Pet patrol workshop scheduled
Mercy Medical Center’s Volunteer Services Depart-ment is offering Delta Society Pet Patrol workshops March 7 and March 14. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 03:18:13 GMT)

Council to oust pet vendors from parking lots
SEGUIN — You can’t get quite everything you need from Wal-Mart. Local officials believe that purchasing a pet from vendors set up without permission in the store’s parking lot is not best. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 04:28:06 GMT)

Know how to care for an injured pet
One of the most heartbreaking and traumatic events for animal lovers is witnessing a pet being injured in a traffic accident or dealing with other emergencies involving a beloved animal. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 05:00:14 GMT)

Pet products added to peanut butter recall
Pet food is now being added to the long list of peanut butter products that have been recalled. 500 people have become sick and 8 people have died from salmonella-tainted products. Over 400 products have been taken off the shelves. Eight different pet food brands with products containing peanut butter have been recalled: Carolina Prime Carolina Prime Pet Grreat Choice Happy Tails Healthy ... (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 05:06:24 GMT)

Humane Society pet adoptions increase in 2008
Through the efforts of the Humane Society of Ventura County, 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. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 05:09:11 GMT)

Pet health seminar offered
ASHEVILLE – Local veterinarians will lead a free pet nutrition and acupuncture seminar 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Blaze-N-Skyy Pet Boutique and Wellness Center, 62 Wall St. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 05:25:08 GMT)

Pet cemetery plan near Schaumburg killed
A plan to open a pet cemetery outside Schaumburg has been scrapped. "The case has been withdrawn," Cook County Zoning Board of Appeals Director Andrew Pryzbylo. "It's over." (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 06:24:15 GMT)

Council to oust pet vendors from parking lots
SEGUIN — You can’t get quite everything you need from Wal-Mart. Local officials believe that purchasing a pet from vendors set up without permission in the store’s parking lot is not best. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 06:28:03 GMT)

How to vote for Boo as best pet therapy partner
Boo, a pet therapy dog owned by Lisa Edwards who visits special needs children in Mahopac and retired Maryknoll sisters in Ossining, is one of five finalists for the Beyond Limits Award offered by the Delta Society, which certifies animals as Pet Partners. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 07:33:33 GMT)

Pet therapy dog Boo a Beyond Limits finalist
OSSINING - Boo, a pet therapy dog owned by Lisa Edwards who visits retired Maryknoll sisters in Ossining and special-needs children in Mahopac, is one of five finalists for the Beyond Limits Award offered by the Delta Society, which certifies animals as Pet Partners. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 07:45:42 GMT)

Olyphant zoners OK pet funeral home
OLYPHANT — The attorney for a couple seeking to build a pet funeral home said they may build a crematory for animals at their existing traditional funeral home on an adjacent property instead. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:22:04 GMT)

Pet service offering euthanasia in legal fight
Pet Heaven and its owners, Eric and Shelley Blechman, begin a two-day trial in a Toronto courtroom on charges of practising veterinary medicine without a licence. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:42:33 GMT)

Man convicted of robbing woman outside pet store
WATERLOO REGION (Feb 5, 2009) -- It was 10 o'clock on a beautiful summer morning when Lena Paszek left a Waterloo pet store carrying food and treats for the two family dogs. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:46:40 GMT)

Finding A Lost Pet—Telepathically
Gary Barnes lost his pet parrot a few weeks ago.  Since the disappearance, he has embarked on an exhausting—and expensive—mission to find his feathered friend.  (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 10:23:11 GMT)

Jodhi's new pet project
FOLLOWING the death of her dog Tenzin, Jodhi Meares has revealed she won't be replacing her beloved pet and will instead seek comfort in volunteer work. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 13:00:00 GMT)

Jodhi's new pet project
FOLLOWING the death of her dog Tenzin, Jodhi Meares has revealed she won't be replacing her beloved pet and will instead seek comfort in volunteer work. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 13:00:00 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, 05 Feb 2009 17:56:18 GMT)

Bethel Island fire destroys mobile home, kills pet
BETHEL ISLAND — A fire that broke out at a Bethel Island mobile home park this morning destroyed one home and killed a pet but was kept from spreading to other nearby properties, the East Contra Costa Fire District said. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 18:37:19 GMT)

Home euthanization service was pet hell: trial
They called it Pet Heaven, but instead several animal lovers told an Ontario court today they got `pet hell.' An Ontario couple is on trial for practicing veterinary medicine without a licence. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 18:51:19 GMT)

Belling on Boomers: What's in a name? When it's your pet, quite a lot
Do you know anyone named Max? I'm guessing that you do. You see, it's the most popular pet name in the United States. No close second. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 18:56:08 GMT)

Called Pet Heaven but got pet hell, animal lovers tell court of pet euthanasia co.
TORONTO - They called it Pet Heaven, but instead several animal lovers told an Ontario court today they got "pet hell." (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 19:37:00 GMT)

Called Pet Heaven but got pet hell, animal lovers tell court of pet euthanasia co.
TORONTO - They called it Pet Heaven, but instead several animal lovers told an Ontario court today they got "pet hell." The testimony arose in the case against a Toronto-based company that facilitates at-home euthanasia for pet owners. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 19:49:53 GMT)

Animal lovers: Pet Heaven was 'pet hell'
They called it Pet Heaven. Instead, several animal lovers told an Ontario court Thursday, they got “pet hell.” (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 20:15:51 GMT)

Called Pet Heaven, but got 'pet hell,' animal lovers tell court
TORONTO - They called it Pet Heaven. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 20:25:00 GMT)

Jodhi's new pet project
AFTER the death of her dog Tenzin, elusive Jodhi Meares has revealed she won't be replacing her beloved pet and will instead seek comfort in volunteer work. (Thu, 05 Feb 2009 21:50:00 GMT)

Very special Pet of the Week will provide unique experience
ONE OF THE DOGS at the Alameda Animal Shelter this week is deaf. She is the Pet of the Week based on her otherwise very normal behavior, good looks and great disposition. Her name is IVY. Ivy is a lab/Dalmatian mix who is white overall, with light tan spots and tan around her face. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 00:27:07 GMT)

Council OKs pet memorial concept
A yet-to-be designed pet memorial that will be, according to its proponents, both "aesthetically pleasing and joyfully commemorative," got an official blessing from the Sonoma City Council Wednesday night which approved selection of two possible sites - one in Depot Park and one along the bike path just north of Depot Park. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 02:23:51 GMT)

Pet Adoption Day announced
The Humane Society of Ventura County will host a Pet Adoption Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Feb. 21 at Whole Foods Market, 740 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For information, call (310) 951-3006 or e-mail @tlrepresents.com. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 03:25:04 GMT)

Council to oust pet vendors from parking lots
SEGUIN — You can’t get quite everything you need from Wal-Mart. Local officials believe that purchasing a pet from vendors set up without permission in the store’s parking lot is not best. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 03:28:31 GMT)

More Allegations Against Pet Smart Groomer
According to animal control investigators, Justin Monbarren, a groomer at pet-smart, has been charged with one count of animal cruelty. Officers say based on witness statements, he intentionally strangled a 5-pound Pomeranian. Thursday, another pet owner came forward; saying what happened to her dog, with the same groomer, is very similar. WJBF News Channel 6’s Barclay Bishop has been following ... (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 03:54:48 GMT)

Parents: Fire victim may have been looking for pet
The parents of the young woman who died Monday after firefighters pulled her out of her burning co-op apartment in Selden suspect she may have stayed in the apartment too long because she was looking for her beloved pet rabbit. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 04:53:27 GMT)

Pet firm fights vet college over euthanasia services
Maybe all dogs don't go to heaven.Certainly, Megan McGurk's dog, Jack, went through hell.After 15 years, a long happy life for a canine, the lab-retriever mix became immobilized and Ms. McGurk contacted a company called Pet Heaven, to have a veterinarian attend her Toronto home to euthanize and then cremate her pet. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 08:24:55 GMT)

Pet Clinic plans nonprofit operation
There once was a chicken who swallowed a screw. Nobody knows why it swallowed the screw, and if not for Calistoga Pet Clinic, the family pet would have died. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 08:27:10 GMT)

Olyphant zoners OK pet funeral home
OLYPHANT — The attorney for a couple seeking to build a pet funeral home said they may build a crematory for animals at their existing traditional funeral home on an adjacent property instead. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 09:36:14 GMT)

Vet a 'butcher,' pet owner testifies
Woman says Jack Russell was mistreated: Instead of Pet Heaven, "I got pet hell". (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 09:44:03 GMT)

Dissatisfied customers recount tales of euthanasia gone wrong in Pet Heaven trial
Megan McGurk is still haunted by the "torture" she claims her dog, Jack, went through at the hands of Toronto's Pet Heaven, whose owners are on trial for conducting euthanasia without a licence. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 10:32:53 GMT)

Pet firm fights vet college over euthanasia services
Witness recounts painful death of 15-year-old dog in case against Pet Heaven and its owners (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 11:16:20 GMT)

Vet testifies he never worked for Pet Heaven
A veterinarian who provides in-home pet care says he never worked for a company that offers pet euthanasia in people’s homes. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 16:46:01 GMT)

Ontario College of Veterinarians goes after pet euthanasia service
A Toronto couple who helped pet owners euthanize their ailing animals have closed their business after the professional body for veterinarians took them to court. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 17:02:11 GMT)

Is Pricey Pet Food Better?
Is spending top dollar food for your pet worth the expense? (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 17:44:35 GMT)

Pet adoption event has a Valentine's theme
How many of you have heard about the Pet Detectives? Well this week there is an upcoming event where you can participate and learn about the great work they do. So I asked Sara Pizano, director of the county's Animal Services division, to tell us about this event. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 18:04:22 GMT)

Mourning a pet? Enid Traisman and DoveLewis' Pet Loss Support can help
Fredrick D. Joe/The OregonianEnid Traisman at a pet loss support group. When Portland-area pet lovers face the saddest times of their lives, they have a friend to navigate them through the grief. For 23 years, Enid Traisman has run DoveLewis... (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 18:04:39 GMT)

Vets Issue Warning For Tainted Pet Treats
LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) would like all pet owners to be aware that the current Salmonella outbreak and resulting recall can affect pets as well as humans. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 19:16:00 GMT)

Resident, pet snake escape fire at Campus Edge apartment
When Danny Williams woke to find his Wilmington apartment on fire, the first thing he saved was Bo, his pet boa constrictor. “He was the first thing I grabbed, because it’s a life. My livelihood is my guitar, then my TV, but other than that, I lost everything,” Williams said. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 20:20:53 GMT)

Jury says nay to city in pet case; man gets to keep his mini-horse
BROKEN ARROW – A family and its miniature horse will not have to part, thanks to a jury’s ruling. A 12-member jury found Broken Arrow resident Greg Copeland not guilty Friday of a city misdemanor charge for keeping his pet miniature horse, Dakota, on his property. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 21:07:35 GMT)

Show Off Your Pet At Halle Cultural Arts Center
The deadline is almost here to make your pet a star. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 21:32:18 GMT)

Jury says nay to city in pet case; man gets to keep his mini-horse
BROKEN ARROW – A family and its miniature horse will not have to part, thanks to a jury’s ruling. A six-member jury found Broken Arrow resident Greg Copeland not guilty Friday of a city misdemanor charge for keeping his pet miniature horse, Dakota, on his property. (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 22:37:37 GMT)

Woman accused of practising without vet licence says she's helping pet owners
TORONTO - A woman being prosecuted for arranging for veterinarians to euthanize pets in the homes of their owners testified in court Friday that she is "just a regular pet parent helping other pet parents." (Fri, 06 Feb 2009 23:53:00 GMT)

Dog becomes ill after eating tainted pet treats
Oregon health officials are warning pet owners to be on the lookout for animal food that could be tainted with salmonella as part of the nationwide peanut butter recall. Public Health Division Veterinarian Dr. Emilio DeBess said Friday that a 3-year-old mixed breed dog in Oakland (Douglas County) ... (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 00:56:51 GMT)

Council OKs pet memorial concept
A yet-to-be designed pet memorial that will be, according to its proponents, both "aesthetically pleasing and joyfully commemorative," got an official blessing from the Sonoma City Council Wednesday night which approved selection of two possible sites - one in Depot Park and one along the bike path just north of Depot Park. (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 01:09:20 GMT)

Before you choose a pet, think it through
Karen Sands, director of Humane Services at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, offers up her No. 1 piece of advice on choosing the right pet. (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 04:28:58 GMT)

Tough decisions: Can you afford to keep your pet?
Concerns over vet bills, pet food, boarding, and grooming have many pet owners wondering if they can still afford their animal companions. (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 05:09:52 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Betsy
This week’s Pet of the Week at the Muskogee Animal Shelter is Betsy. She is a brown, long-haired tabby. She is very soft and loves to be petted. The Muskogee Animal Shelter has other cats and dogs who also are in need of happy homes. (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 06:03:11 GMT)

Spay and neuter law would control pet population, Greenville council told
A local animal rescue and adoption agency is urging Greenville council members to create an ordinance making it mandatory for borough pet owners to spay and neuter cats and dogs. (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 06:15:37 GMT)

Pet Clinic plans nonprofit operation
There once was a chicken who swallowed a screw. Nobody knows why it swallowed the screw, and if not for Calistoga Pet Clinic, the family pet would have died. (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 08:27:10 GMT)

Pet grave solves woodland mystery
A police inquiry ends after grave found in a wood turns out to be the last resting place of a household pet. (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 09:43:23 GMT)

Pet hospital hosts grief support group
Big Creek Pet Hospital in Middleburg Heights is hosting a grief support group. The next meeting is Monday, Feb. 9. Call the hospital for the time and further information. Big Creek Pet Hospital is at 16949 Bagley Road. Call (440)... (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 14:17:16 GMT)

The cutest small pet in Britain
The Sunday Telegraph covered the Small Animal Show in Harrogate prompting us to challenge readers to contest the title The Cutest Small Pet in Britain. (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 21:11:45 GMT)

Pet peeves: Whole lotta venting goin' on
Queen: A while back, the Queen asked loyal subjects to share their pet peeves, and boy, did you ever. Here is a selection of your complaints. The most frequently mentioned gripe concerned turn signals, and this is one of the most eloquent expressions of indignation:Commuter: By far the most (Sat, 07 Feb 2009 23:38:43 GMT)

Council OKs pet memorial concept
A yet-to-be designed pet memorial that will be, according to its proponents, both "aesthetically pleasing and joyfully commemorative," got an official blessing from the Sonoma City Council Wednesday night which approved selection of two possible sites - one in Depot Park and one along the bike path just north of Depot Park. (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 02:09:21 GMT)

Pet owners making tough decisions in Indian River County
Some pet owners in Indian River County have to make tough decisions when it comes to paying the bills, and that may mean surrendering their beloved companions for adoption. Such is the case at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, where Janet Winikoff, director of education, is seeing an increase of animals left behind. (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 02:20:24 GMT)

Local family's pet Chihuahua killed by pitbulls
Jackson, MS (WLBT) - Dana McElroy is still shaken after witnessing the brutal death of her beloved family pet, a Chihuahua named Sassy. (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 02:35:01 GMT)

Pet of the Week - Feb. 8, 2009
Honeybun is a 2-year-old Chihuahua/terrier mix who’s good with children and housebroken. Honeybun is available for adoption from Shenango Valley Animal Shelter, Hermitage. For information, call 724-342-5834. Lil’ Rascals Pet Grooming in Hermitage will give Honeybun a free grooming. (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 06:15:57 GMT)

Council to oust pet vendors from parking lots
SEGUIN — You can’t get quite everything you need from Wal-Mart. Local officials believe that purchasing a pet from vendors set up without permission in the store’s parking lot is not best. (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 06:43:51 GMT)

Pet Clinic plans nonprofit operation
There once was a chicken who swallowed a screw. Nobody knows why it swallowed the screw, and if not for Calistoga Pet Clinic, the family pet would have died. (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 08:27:10 GMT)

Your Letters: Dogs Trust warns of pet care crisis
IN recent weeks, Dogs Trust — the UK’s largest dog welfare charity — has been very saddened to hear of a number of instances in which people are struggling with the costs of owning a dog, especially when the pet needs veterinary treatment. (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 09:24:08 GMT)

Rossford pet store's vets treat wandering, injured deer, then set it free
An injured, bleeding deer that wandered into the rear of a Rossford pet store Saturday was treated by a veterinary team there, then ran free into a rural area, police reported. The deer was discovered at about 1:20 p.m. bleeding on the floor of PetSmart, 27161 Crossroads Pkwy. Rossford police Officer Mark Skala, who responded to the call, assumed the animal would have to be put down. ... (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 10:52:27 GMT)

Making sure your pet is prepared for all the cold, snowy weather
pet matters Well, the snow season is upon us. We are all taking precautions when driving on slick roads, but are you taking extra care of your pet during this slippery time of year? (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 11:25:18 GMT)

Spay/neuter mobile pet clinic's coming to Rio Linda-Elverta
The Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation's mobile pet clinic will be at the Rio Linda Elverta Recreation District office every Tuesday and Wednesday from Feb. 17 to March 31. The mobile clinic offers low-cost pet services including spay/neuter surgery, licensing, micro-chipping and rabies vaccinations. The services are open to county residents except those living in ... (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 20:05:52 GMT)

Spay/neuter mobile pet clinic's coming to Rio Linda-Elverta
The Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation's mobile pet clinic will be at the Rio Linda Elverta Recreation District office every Tuesday and Wednesday from Feb. 17 to March 31. The mobile clinic offers low-cost pet services including spay/neuter surgery, licensing, micro-chipping and rabies vaccinations. The services are open to county residents except those living in ... (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 20:14:56 GMT)

Two Pet Cats Killed in House Fire
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Two pet cats are dead after a house caught on fire Saturday. The Battle Creek Fire Department says it started around 9:45 p.m. on 19 Reed Court. No one was home at the time of the fire. (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 21:22:16 GMT)

Small breeds steal pet shows
The powerful German Shepherd or the massive Great Dane might be the ultimate pet for Calcuttans but small flats and hectic lives are making many settle for smaller breeds like Poms and Pugs. (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 22:45:43 GMT)

Know how to care for an injured pet
One of the most heartbreaking and traumatic events for animal lovers is witnessing a pet being injured in a traffic accident or dealing with other emergencies involving a beloved animal. (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 03:17:00 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Every Sunday we show you the "pet of the week" in need of a home. This week, we have Annie, an Australian shephard who was picked up in Bismarck. Workers at the Bismarck Mandan Animal Impound say Annie is around a year and a half old. While Annie has o (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 05:51:59 GMT)

Pet Clinic plans nonprofit operation
There once was a chicken who swallowed a screw. Nobody knows why it swallowed the screw, and if not for Calistoga Pet Clinic, the family pet would have died. (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 08:27:15 GMT)

Pet friendly home
Here are some weekly housecleaning tips to reduce the pains of cleaning up after your pet so you can finally declare, "Welcome to the Sofa!" without the fear of hair, scratching or fleas getting the best of you. (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 10:08:08 GMT)

Lackawanna County Pet Supply Drive
Here are is the list of schools and businesses taking part in the Lackawanna County pet supply drive. Herff Jones, Inc. Bank of America Cigna Healthcare Lackawanna County annex WNEP-TV Times Shamrock Gertrude Hawk candy Scranton post office West Scranton post office Dunmore post office Taylor post office Scranton fire headquarters Taylor community library Abington Journal Scranton State School ... (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 10:09:59 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption Feb. 9, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption Feb. 9, 2009 (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 10:58:40 GMT)

Pet owners in uproar over proposed changes
Some pet owners in Mount Clemens are howling over new changes proposed for the city's animal ordinance, so the mayor has asked for the law to be placed on the city's Web site for additional public review. (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 11:33:01 GMT)

Put pep in pet's step -- and yours
It's time to get involved in your pet's life. Did you slack off last year and get lazy? Well, guess who suffers? (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 11:41:07 GMT)

Pet Sitter Links Up With Travel Agents
Pet owning travellers booking their holidays with First Choice or Thomson, (both owned by travel giant TUI) are being advised of discounted petcare services on offer from the pet visiting and dog walking franchise Animals at Home, AAH.. Monday 09 February 2009 (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 12:09:46 GMT)

Valentine's Day pet photos available
Pet owners can have a portrait taken with their pets when local photographer Chris Heurich hosts My Fuzzy Valentine Portraits at Long Meadow Shopping Center. (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 12:38:06 GMT)

Coyotes Attack, Kill Pet Beagle
Milford Police are warning people to be on the lookout after a coyote attack that killed a family's pet beagle. (Mon, 09 Feb 2009 15:04:43 GMT)

1 2 3 4 Next


 

Home | Links | Sitemap
Copyright © PetsComeHere.com. All rights reserved.