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City council to discuss pet sterilization
The Chicago City Council will take another look at a proposal to require pet owners to sterilize their cats and dogs. (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 22:29:52 GMT)

St. Pet's Day events benefit local animal shelters
St. Pet's Day events benefit local animal shelters (Mon, 09 Mar 2009 23:20:02 GMT)

Zillow, Pet Holdings Lead Startup List
Marcelo Calbucci's Seattle 2.0 index of local startups' websites is out for February, and shows little movement at the top. Zillow, Pet Holdings, iLike, BuddyTV, and Robot Co-op have the top five sites, based on traffic estimates. Calbucci points out a few sites in the top 20 that were not there a year ago: BigOven, ... (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:42:18 GMT)

Pet AT-AT (Probably) Won't Poop on Your Carpet [O Hai]
I am tragically allergic to kitties, but I think a pet AT-AT would be perfect. As long as it doesn't eat my Star Wars minifigs and puke them up later. [NickIsConfused/Flickr via BuzzFeed] ... (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 01:19:06 GMT)

Senators vote to preserve back-home pet projects
Members of both parties Monday voted to keep their cherished home-state projects as the Senate resumed debate on a spending bill covering foreign aid and domestic agency budgets. By a 63-32 vote, lawmakers rejected a bid by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to effectively strip about 8,000 of those earmarks from the $410 billion measure. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 01:20:22 GMT)

Pet restraint sounded after pickup crashes
Police have issued a warning to pet owners after a mother and two children escaped injury when the family dog tried to jump in the woman's lap, causing their pickup truck to go out of control. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 06:00:28 GMT)

Smart Pet Doorbell
WHAT: Smart Pet Doorbell (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:29:27 GMT)

Pet Q & A: Picking the perfect breed of dog
Q: I've narrowed my pet search down to a dog. Now how do I select the best breed? (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:29:37 GMT)

Bill may save pet owners cash
Pet owners might have one less thing to worry about every year when it comes to the health of their animals if a bill makes it out of the Alabama Legislature this year. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 09:14:01 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption March 10, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption March 10, 2009 (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 09:41:25 GMT)

CHEERS! Constar's PET Bottle for Boisset Family Estates' Beaujolais Nouveau Captures AmeriStar Award for Beverage ...
PHILADELPHIA----November may be the month to celebrate the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau wines, but March has Constar International Inc. celebrating the fruity vintage. That's because the Institute of Packaging Professionals has recognized a PET bottle with the company's MonOxbar™ barrier technology as a top Beverage Package of 2008 with an Ameristar Award. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:00:00 GMT)

Lawmakers defend attacks against pet projects
The idea of devoting $1.8 million to research controlling the smell of pig dung stinks to high heaven to opponents of Congress' proclivity for pork-barrel projects. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:28:13 GMT)

Senators Vote To Preserve Pet Projects
The Senate is expected to pass a $410 billion spending bill today covering foreign aid and domestic agency budgets. When senators vote on the measure, it will include some 8,000 pet projects known as earmarks. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:12:46 GMT)

Siemens Combines Vision And Value With 16-Slice Biograph TruePoint PET.CT System
Siemens expands its imaging portfolio with the addition of the Biograph TruePoint 16-slice PET.CT* imager. The Biograph TruePoint PET.CT imaging family is the first portfolio of imaging systems to include High-Definition PET.CT. "The introduction of this particular system is critical as we continue to search for the balance between innovation and access. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:17:58 GMT)

Aldermen to Look at Pet Sterilization Again
Photo by PhotoAbuse 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke is renewing his plans to enact an ordinance imposing sterilization of pets. Burke says that the new proposal, which includes some changes from the previous version, has the votes it needs to clear the city council. Unlike the previous version, which would have hit pet owners with a $500 fine, impoundment and forced sterilization, ... (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 15:50:27 GMT)

More Evidence Of Pet Owner Health Benefits
There's a growing body of evidence that having a pet has positive benefits for your health. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:25:52 GMT)

Tri-County Tech's 'Pet Adoption Day' is March 12
Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day from 2 to 7 p.m. March 12 in Halbert Hall at the Pendleton campus (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:29:23 GMT)

CSHS pet adoption is March 21
Volunteers from the Carver Scott Humane Society will hold a pet adoption Saturday, March 21 from noon to 3 p.m. at Petco, located off of Singletree Lane, between Prairie Center Drive and old Highway 212 in Eden Prairie. CSHS is without its own building and all pets are housed in foster care. read more (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:51:13 GMT)

Body Mistakenly Delivered To Philly Pet Shop
A Philadelphia pet shop expecting a shipment of exotic fish instead received a much more disturbing delivery Tuesday. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 19:46:28 GMT)

Little Pet Shop of Horrors
Workers at a pet shop in Philadelphia are horrified to discover that the corpse of a San Diego County postal worker had been sent to the store by accident. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:10:07 GMT)

Pet Store Owner Talks About Finding Body in Box
The pet store owner talks about finding a box with a human body inside instead of his tropical fish. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:19:08 GMT)

Burglars distracted pet with hot dogs
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in New Jersey said three men accused of burglary allegedly used raw hot dogs to distract the homeowner's pet Labrador. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:17:35 GMT)

Expecting tropical fish, pet store gets corpse instead
Employees of a Philadelphia pet store expecting to get a shipment of tropical fish and salt water by air cargo ended up getting a human body instead. The owner of the Pets Plus store in Northeast Philadelphia said he eventually learned that the body he got was that of a 65-year-old San Diego-area man. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 22:01:00 GMT)

Pet store expect fish shipment, but get corpse
Employees of a Philadelphia pet store expecting to get a shipment of tropical fish and salt water by air cargo ended up getting a human body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store in Northeast Philadelphia where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday. (Tue, 10 Mar 2009 22:04:47 GMT)

Pet store expects fish shipment, but gets corpse
Employees of a Philadelphia pet store expecting to get a shipment of tropical fish and salt water by air cargo ended up getting a human body instead. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:38:56 GMT)

Expecting fish, Philly pet store gets a man's body
Employees of a Pennsylvania pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water got a man's dead body instead. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 01:31:20 GMT)

Expecting fish, Philly pet store gets a man's body
Employees of a Pennsylvania pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water received a man's dead body instead. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 01:37:55 GMT)

Philadelphia pet store expecting shipment of tropical fish gets man's body in coffin instead
PHILADELPHIA - Employees of a Pennsylvania pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water got a man's dead body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store in northeast Philadelphia, where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 01:51:59 GMT)

Body goes to pet store in shipping mixup
PHILADELPHIA, March 10 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia pet store expecting an air shipment of tropical fish Tuesday got a human body instead. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:17:35 GMT)

Pet store expects fish shipment, but gets corpse
Employees of a Pennsylvania pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water got a man's dead body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store in northeast Philadelphia, where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday. He says he learned the body was that of a 65-year-old San Diego-area man who died of early onset Alzheimer's disease. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:20:37 GMT)

Pet store's shipment especially fishy
Employees of a pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water got a man's body instead. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 06:48:23 GMT)

Body is delivered to Philadelphia pet store by mistake
U.S. Airways apologizes for a miscommunication that led to a man's corpse being sent to a store, which was expecting tropical fish. Those are now apparently dead as well. Pet store employees expecting a shipment of tropical fish and saltwater got a man's dead body instead. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 07:22:05 GMT)

Official mixup at airport sends body to NE pet store
There was plenty of surprise to go around when a California man's body showed up at a Northeast Philadelphia pet store, where employees were awaiting the arrival of some tropical fish. His widow says she was completely shocked but then found humor in the mixup because her husband was a practical joker. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:00:29 GMT)

Philadelphia pet shop receives human remains instead of tropical fish
Employees at a pet store in Philadelphia got an unwelcome surprise this morning when they opened a box they expected to contain a shipment of tropical fish and salt water. Instead of sea life, the box contained the remains of... (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:20:06 GMT)

Pet pig involved in Lake Forest stink dies
Ruckus over Pinky Lee Walgreen, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig owned by ex-wife of drugstore chain heir Charles R. Walgreen, led village to pass ordinance limiting the keeping of farm animals The 200-pound pet pig that caused a mess among neighbors in the posh suburb of Lake Forest died Monday, his owner said. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:55:04 GMT)

Bidding Required for Some Congressional Pet Projects (Update1)
March 11 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. lawmakers’ pet spending projects that are set aside for businesses will be subject to competitive bidding under new rules announced today by House Democratic leaders. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 16:56:24 GMT)

Texas Man Stops Traffic With Pet Geese
A Beaumont, Texas, man has a pet dog, but his pet geese are really the companions that get the most attention from neighbors. Retired scientist Charlie Bollich owns two pet geese. The 10-month-old birds, named Toulouse and Mao Tse-Tung, have been with him since they were born. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:57:45 GMT)

Pet store expects fish shipment, but gets corpse
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Employees of a Pennsylvania pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water got a man's dead body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store in northeast Philadelphia, where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 19:55:27 GMT)

Pet pigs go hog-wild in western Minnesota
BC-OTD-ENV-PETPIGS:MS -- sports (550 words) Pet pigs go hog-wild in western Minnesota By Doug Smith Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Minnesota wildlife officials are searching an area of western Minnesota for something they hoped they'd never find: Feral pigs. (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:10:49 GMT)

Pet pig involved in Lake Forest stink dies: Ruckus over Pinky Lee Walgreen, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig owned by ...
BC-TB-Pet-pig-involved-in-Lake-Forest-stink-dies-0311 Pet pig involved in Lake Forest stink dies: Ruckus over Pinky Lee Walgreen, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig owned by ex-wife of drugstore chain heir Charles R. Walgreen, led village to pass ordinance limiting the keeping of farm animals MCT REGIONAL NEWS By Robert Mitchum Chicago Tribune (MCT) Mar. 11--The 200-pound pet pig that caused a mess ... (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:10:59 GMT)

Obama backs pet projects and signs spending bill
President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress' pet projects Wednesday as he signed an "imperfect" $410 billion measure with thousands of examples. But he said the spending does need tighter restraint and listed... (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:15:15 GMT)

Obama defends pet projects and signs spending bill
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress' pet projects Wednesday as he signed an "imperfect" $410 billion measure with thousands of examples. But he said the spending does need tighter restraint and listed guidelines to do it. Obama, accused of hypocrisy by Republicans for embracing billions of dollars of earmarks in the ... (Wed, 11 Mar 2009 23:31:37 GMT)

Obama backs pet projects and signs spending bill
President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress' pet projects Wednesday as he signed an "imperfect" $410 billion measure with thousands of examples. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 01:30:36 GMT)

Vote for this week's rescue/shelter pet photo
Which pet is the cutest? Vote for this week's rescue/shelter pet, and send us a photo of your pet. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 02:01:30 GMT)

Pet store expecting fish delivery gets man's body
A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pet store expecting a shipment of exotic fish this week found itself with a man's dead body instead. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 02:43:43 GMT)

Redeem pet: Laugh or cry?
VietNamNet Bridge – Losing their pets, many people are jubilant finding them at pet shops even though they have to pay a lot of money to buy them again. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 03:21:08 GMT)

Obama backs pet projects and signs spending bill
President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress' pet projects Wednesday as he signed an "imperfect" $410 billion measure with thousands of examples. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 05:41:05 GMT)

Obama backs pet projects and signs spending bill
President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress' pet projects Wednesday as he signed an "imperfect" $410 billion measure with thousands of examples. But he said the spending does need tighter restraint and listed guidelines to do it. Obama, accused of hypocrisy by Republicans for embracing billions of dollars of earmarks in the legislation, said they ... (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 06:05:55 GMT)

Philadelphia pet store employees expect shipment of tropical fish, but get human corpse
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Employees of a Pennsylvania pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water got a man's dead body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store in northeast Philadelphia , where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday. He says he learned the body was that of a 65-year-old San Diego -area man who died of early onset Alzheimer's disease. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 06:22:35 GMT)

Obama signs $410B spending bill jammed with pet projects
In the morning, President Obama stepped before cameras and called on Congress to impose new curbs on pet spending projects. In the afternoon, he signed a $410 billion package jammed with pet spending projects, this time with no cameras to record the moment. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 07:28:37 GMT)

Pet projects headed our way
The federal spending bill President Barack Obama signed Wednesday funds more than $15 million worth of pet projects across Northeast Pennsylvania. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:32:24 GMT)

Pet to the rescue in village house fire
A PET dog came to the rescue of its owner on Monday night when it woke her up after a fire started in her house. The fire started at around 10.30pm at the house in Carsluith after a piece of burning wood fell from the open fire and ignited the carpet and a nearby sheet. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:40:57 GMT)

Pets Or Pests? Balancing Pet Travel And Disease Control, British Veterinary Association
The British Veterinary Association remains concerned about the future of the Pet Travel Scheme and believes that the current arrangements are an important tool in balancing the movement of animals with the risk of spreading zoonotic diseases. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 13:17:38 GMT)

Obama backs pet projects and signs spending bill
President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress' pet projects Wednesday as he signed an "imperfect" $410 billion measure with thousands of examples. But he said the spending does need tighter restraint and listed guidelines to do it. Obama, accused of hypocrisy by Republicans for embracing billions of dollars of earmarks in the legislation, said they ... (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 13:58:54 GMT)

Postman's Body Misdirected to Pet Store
The body of a San Diego postman is accidentally misdirected to a pet store thousands of miles away. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:25:55 GMT)

How cute is your pet?
Enter your dog or cat photos in American Pet Savers' Cutest Pet Photo Contest for a chance to win a grand prize of $1,000 cash, or PetSmart gift cards and trophies. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:49:11 GMT)

Pet contest ended; see who won at 6 p.m.!
Voting has ended in the Cutest Pet contest at sunherald.com. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:18:30 GMT)

Humane Society to help owners cope with pet loss
The Hinsdale Humane Society will host Losing a Special Companion, a workshop on how to handle the loss of a pet.   (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:39:03 GMT)

Committee postpones voting on pet-neutering ordinance
A controversial ordinance requiring city pet owners to spay or neuter their cats and dogs was postponed today by a joint City Council committee. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 18:44:38 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:39 PM CDT This weeks Pet of the Week is a male Terrier Mix named "Teddy.” This little guy is approximately 1 1/2 - 2 years old. He is really sweet once he gets to know you, just a little shy at first and gets along with other dogs. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 18:46:48 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys Write Song For Bassey
Chris Lowe has confirmed rumours that the Pet Shop Boys have written a track for Shirley Bassey. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 22:40:27 GMT)

Puppy stolen from Missoula pet store
Pet Nubula owner Jennifer Lundberg says a 7-week old three pound rat terrier disappeared from their Missoula store Wednesday afternoon. (Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:40:44 GMT)

Animal Control Seizes Pets from 'Unsanitary' Local Pet Shop
SOUTH GATE -- Animal control authorities seized dogs, birds and reptiles from a South Gate pet shop today, saying the animals were living in potentially harmful conditions. The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority took the pets from the Animal Feed Pet Store, located at 8611 California St., according to Sgt. Charles Miller of animal control. Animal control had received complaints from ... (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 00:29:18 GMT)

Pets Impounded from South Gate Pet Shop
Dogs, birds and reptiles that animal control authorities said were living in potentially harmful conditions were seized Thursday from a South Gate pet shop. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:05:11 GMT)

Economy doesn't clip pet groomers
Local pet groomers say they - like everyone else - have felt the impact of the economy, but unlike others, their experience hasn't been very difficult. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:25:29 GMT)

Dog or Cat Breath? How to Give Your Pet a Healthy Smile
(ARA) - Do you hate your pet's breath? Well, did you know that bad dog or cat breath is a sign of dental disease? About 80 percent of humans brush our teeth at least twice a day, according to the American Dental Association. But most of us completely neglect our pets' teeth. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:32:57 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys' Shirley song
Pet Shop Boys star Chris Lowe have confirmed the duo have written a song for Dame Shirley Bassey's new album. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 08:00:00 GMT)

Pet projects headed our way
The federal spending bill President Barack Obama signed Wednesday funds more than $15 million worth of pet projects across Northeast Pennsylvania. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:47:25 GMT)

Video: Pet protest turns to brawl
Florida pet store employees brawl with protesters. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:26:15 GMT)

Free pet food for families hurt by tough economy
The Humane Society of Charlotte will give away two tons of pet food to needy families at noon today at its shelter at 2700 Toomey Avenue. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:40:51 GMT)

PAWS Humane Pet of the Week 03-06-09
PAWS Humane is a nonprofit organization in partnership with the City of Columbus to enhance and supplement the services offered by Animal Care and Control, reduce the need for euthanasia of unwanted animals because of severe pet overpopulation, and bring people and animals together through adoption and fostering programs. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:59:36 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Tina
Tina, who was found in the woods when she was only five years old, is this week's Pet of the Week. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:56:27 GMT)

PAWS Humane Pet of the Week 03-13-09
PAWS Humane is a nonprofit organization in partnership with the City of Columbus to enhance and supplement the services offered by Animal Care and Control, reduce the need for euthanasia of unwanted animals because of severe pet overpopulation, and bring people and animals together through adoption and fostering programs. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:59:15 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Keisha and Beau
Meet Keisha,4, and Beau,3, Bonanza's Pet of the Week. The German shepherds and owner Joihn Adams head out in the Polaris ranger to play in the snow and back country. Here they are at Martis Peak in January. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 13:01:23 GMT)

Las Vegas: Parents of 3-year-old attacked by pet python take plea deal
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The parents of a 3-year-old boy who was attacked by a pet python are taking a plea deal to avoid trial on felony child neglect, abuse and endangerment charges. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:13:36 GMT)

Foreclosure Forces Waldo Pet Store Out of Business
A family-owned pet store in the metro is shutting down. But, owners of the Waldo Pet store didn't see this coming. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:38:31 GMT)

So you want a pet bird?
Now more than ever, Americans are constantly on the go. Long days at the office coupled with the demanding extra-curricular activities for kids leaves little time spent at home. So before adding another member to the family, it is important to consider the responsibilities of caring for and choosing your pet bird. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 19:22:11 GMT)

Dog food giveaway helps needy pet owners
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For hours Friday, pet owners lined up outside the Humane Society of Charlotte, waiting in the cold rain for some much-needed help. "My food was getting low and I said, let's see if we can get some help," one woman told NewsChannel 36. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 20:10:17 GMT)

3-Year-Old Nevada Boy Attacked by 18-Foot Pet Python
The parents of a 3-year-old boy who was attacked by a pet python are taking a plea deal to avoid trial on felony child neglect, abuse and endangerment charges. (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 20:45:18 GMT)

5 Great iPhone Apps for Pet Owners
Pet ownership comes complete with the joy of watching, raising, and caring for your animals, but it’s also a responsibility-driven post that requires extreme dedication. There are a variety of websites dedicated to providing owners with useful resources for their pets, and now there are also a growing number of iPhone applications. We’ve found 5 great iPhone apps to help pet owners do ... (Fri, 13 Mar 2009 23:13:11 GMT)

Owners Race To Meet Pet License Deadline
The Nebraska Humane Society says it is swamped with pet owners trying to beat the March 15 deadline to get licenses for their dogs and cats. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 00:25:32 GMT)

Urgent Pet Care
Pet owners in west Eugene get an after hours emergency room with out needing to drive across town (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 01:09:07 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys Say Yes To New Release
A top story from this week. Pet Shop Boys return with their tenth album and first for Astralwerks on April 21, 2009 (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 01:37:57 GMT)

Music Weekly meets the Pet Shop Boys
Hello all, and thanks for tuning in to this week's pop-fuelled show. You can't fail to have noticed the return of Pet Shop Boys – from their outstanding contribution to music award at the Brits, to their new, emphatically titled and Xenomania-produced album Yes. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe talk to Paul MacInnes about their 25 years in the music industry, life in the Xenomania house and having ... (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 02:33:30 GMT)

Pet emergency room opens in west Eugene
Saving a life is almost always a race against time especially with serious trauma. For years if you lived in west Eugene and your pet got sick or injured after... (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 03:09:07 GMT)

Best of the business blogs: Waldo Pet Center to close
After nearly a quarter of a century, Waldo Pet Center is shutting down. The family-owned landmark at 8011 Wornall Road is scheduled to close in mid-April. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 03:19:23 GMT)

Dog lover has sensible strategy for protecting her pet
Dear Heloise: Three weeks ago, I found my Treasure at a pet rescue center. Treasure is a 6-month-old ... (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 04:16:32 GMT)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day fun at Pet Network
Pet Network is hosting a fun, family-friendly event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday March 14 at their shelter, 401 Village Blvd. Incline Village. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 07:17:02 GMT)

Pet Network announces Fur Ball date
Pet Network will host its 11th Annual Fur Ball from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at the Lakeside Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort. Mark your calendars now and call for reservations immediately. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 07:17:12 GMT)

Man dies after pet rottweilers stop police and medics helping him
A man collapsed and died on the pavement as his two pet rottweilers stopped police and medics from helping him for two hours. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 08:01:25 GMT)

LA ends free pet sterilization program
Budget cutbacks in Los Angeles have ended a program that offered free or discounted pet spaying and neutering under one of the nation's toughest programs for pet sterilizations. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:04:40 GMT)

LA ends free pet sterilization program
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Budget cutbacks in Los Angeles have ended a program that offered free or discounted pet spaying and neutering under 1 of the nation's toughest programs for pet sterilizations. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:16:34 GMT)

LA ends free pet sterilization program
Associated Press - March 14, 2009 8:13 AM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - Budget cutbacks in Los Angeles have ended a program that offered free or discounted pet spaying and neutering under 1 of the... (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:18:01 GMT)

LA ends free pet sterilization program
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Budget cutbacks in Los Angeles have ended a program that offered free or discounted pet spaying and neutering under 1 of the nation's toughest programs for pet sterilizations. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:18:14 GMT)

LA ends free pet sterilization program
Associated Press - March 14, 2009 8:13 AM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - Budget cutbacks in Los Angeles have ended a program that offered free or discounted pet spaying and neutering under 1 of the... (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:25:37 GMT)

LA's Free Pet Sterilization Comes to an End
LOS ANGELES -- The city's free pet spaying and neutering program has come to an end -- the victim of budget cuts. The program offered free or discounted surgeries under one of the nation's strictest laws requiring pet sterilization by the time the animal is four months old.  The end of the subsidies comes only five months after that ordinance was enacted. City officials put the law in place ... (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 14:57:59 GMT)

Council should give pet advice
I WISH to respond to your ‘What We Say’ column as well as the front page of the South Coast Register ‘Animal Action’ January 21 in relation to alleged fraud by some pet owners. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 16:42:47 GMT)

Event Gives Pet Owners License To Eat
The Nebraska Humane Society holds a special breakfast to help pet owners get their dogs licensed before Sunday's deadline. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 18:55:28 GMT)

Springtime scoop: Tips for disposing of pet pellets
The long, snowy winter has left many pet owners with a disagreeable spring chore -- cleaning up after their dogs and cats now that the snow has melted. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 20:45:59 GMT)

Daley supports mandatory pet sterilization
Mayor Richard Daley breathed new life today into a stalled proposal to require most Chicago dogs and cats to be sterilized, saying he supported the idea. Ald. Ed Burke (14th) is pushing a mandatory pet spay-and-neuter ordinance. Last week, he said he had the votes to push the measure through the City Council. On Thursday, however, Burke put off a vote following a committee hearing where ... (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 23:00:08 GMT)

Pet Show Comes to Town
The Rhode Island Convention Center went to the dogs Saturday, as the annual pet show came to town. The event featured everything from dog training demos, to a pet fashion show. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 23:35:46 GMT)

LA ends free pet sterilization program
BC-SoCal-Pet Sterilization,0225 LA ends free pet sterilization program Eds: APNewsNow. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Budget cutbacks in Los Angeles have ended a program that offered free or discounted pet spaying and neutering under one of the nation's toughest programs for pet sterilizations. (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 23:55:39 GMT)

From 'Dudley Madoff' to 'gold digger,' Pet Parade dogs strut Palm Beach catwalk
Rain clouds looming overhead threatened to turn pooches on parade into pooches in puddles, but the sun pulled through Saturday at the 16th annual Palm Beach Pet Parade and Contest in the Gucci Courtyard. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 00:24:07 GMT)

Pet Illnesses Pile On the Pressures for Jobless, Washington Animal Rescue League's Clinic
The doomed cat does not move as the woman who has been its companion for more than a dozen years stands beside the examination table and talks about suddenly being without a job and the money to care for her sick pet. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 04:00:00 GMT)

Pet advice given
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment (CHAT) group held a pet owners' seminar at Coffee Fusion & Tea Co. Saturday, covering a range of topics from basic pet care to what to do if a pet ingests a toxic substance. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 04:06:44 GMT)

L.A. halts pet-neutering program
Blaming dwindling city funds, the Department of Animal Services says it will no longer issue certificates for free and discounted spay and neuter surgeries - just months after officials required Los Angeles pet owners to fix their pets. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 06:17:58 GMT)

Pet loss support group meets
A pet loss support group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lensing's Oak Hill at 210 Holiday Road in Coralville. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 08:29:42 GMT)

Saving a pet's life
EUREKA -- Thirty seven Humboldt County pet professionals, including animal control officers, Humane Society employees, firefighters, staff from local kennels, groomers and pet spas and “just plain pet lovers,” have been learning (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 08:43:11 GMT)

Fox Valley Humane Association, Sheboygan County Humane Society seek pet supplies
GREENVILLE The economic downturn is taking its toll on everyone, including pet owners. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 09:25:41 GMT)

Pet lovers comfort columnist
If pet owners truly do resemble their animals, then a lot of you must have some pretty big hearts at the end of your leashes. After the column, ran an amazing number of you sent me caring notes of consolation and sympathy. I was overwhelmed. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:14:38 GMT)

Python swallows pet terrier
A PYTHON has devoured a woman's 5.8kg pet dog, including the collar and name tag. "Its belly was bulging - it looked like a great big coconut was inside it," Patty Buntine said. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 20:30:00 GMT)

Greedy snake eats pet dog whole
A WOMAN was shocked to discover a greedy python had gobbled up her 5.8kg pet dog - including the collar and name tag - right in her own backyard. (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 21:15:00 GMT)

Pet Mule Found Shot in Stomach, Owners Looking for Answers
WOODLAND PARK - A 27-year-old pet mule named Molly was found shot Thursday morning. Her owners say they are looking for the person who is responsible. The field where Molly was found is private property (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:02:40 GMT)

Python eats Aussie woman's pet dog
A pet dog belonging to an Australian woman came to an untimely end earlier this month when it was swallowed by an olive python. Patty Buntine, who lives in the Northern Territory town of Katherine, said she became worried when... (Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:04:41 GMT)

Kershaw County pet project nears fruition
The Kershaw County Humane Society will start work soon on a $650,000 animal shelter. The current 19-year-old, one-story shelter, funded in part by Camden and Kershaw County, is long overdue for a replacement, pet supporters say. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 04:11:50 GMT)

Fat cat's family wants to help pet owners
The family that adopted the state's most famous stray cat, an enormous white tabby named Prince Chunk, wants to make sure pet owners who are struggling financially aren't forced to give up their beloved animals. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 05:46:45 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys return with pop rush
The Pet Shop Boys explain how they are trying to remain at the front of the pop pack, and how being blanked by Kylie inspired their new album. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:44:55 GMT)

Exotic Pet Owners Offered Day Of Amnesty
MIAMI, Fla. -- State wildlife officials are partnering with a Miami zoo to give exoctic pet owners a chance to turn over their animals without risk of punishment. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:17:32 GMT)

Zoo Offers Exotic-Pet Owners Amnesty
State wildlife officials partner with a zoo to give exotic pet owners a chance to turn over their animals without risk of punishment. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:29:07 GMT)

One Nevada town could ban pet store sales
South Lake Tahoe has moved one step closer to becoming the latest city to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet stores.  The city's planning commission recommended approval of the proposed ordinance on a 4-1 vote Thursday. It now will go to the City Council for consideration. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:36:14 GMT)

Python eats pet dog
Australian dog owner shocked as pet dog eaten by python. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:43:32 GMT)

Metrozoo To Host Amnesty Day For Exotic Pet Owners
Owners of exotic pets who can no longer afford to keep or feed them now have a new option instead of releasing them in South Florida.  On March 21st, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be teaming up with Miami Metrozoo for the 5th annual Non-native Pet Amnesty Day. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:02:22 GMT)

Terrier Alert: Python Swallows Pet Dog
A distraught woman has told how a python devoured her pet dog - including the collar and name tag. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:51:00 GMT)

Cute as Hell: Pet Social Networking Goes Viral
Cute as Hell is a new social network for pet owners that just launched in beta. It’s created by Erick Laubach, who also has a travel social network called Driftr under his belt. Pet-related social networks aren’t exactly scarce, but Cute as Hell is interesting because it takes several tried and true viral concepts and integrates them into the network. It can probably best be described ... (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:43:07 GMT)

Florida offers day of amnesty for exotic pet owners
If you live in Florida and have an exotic pet you don't want anymore, the state is offering a day of amnesty to turn it in. The big worry, says the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is that people with illegal exotic pets will simply open the door and let them go, or slip them into a local pond or river. Many pets, the commission says, can't survive in the wild, but equally ... (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:57:47 GMT)

Pet mule killed in field
Molly the mule wasn’t just a beast of burden, she was a pet belonging to Jenn Jehly and someone shot her sometime in the wee hours of March 12 while she was lying in a field. She died of the wound a few hours later. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 18:08:20 GMT)

Garfield-Maple Sun Picture Perfect Pet: Elvis
PICTURE PERFECT PET Name: Elvis Age: 22 Breed/Type: Tres Marias Amazon parrot Owner: Marianne and John Guy of Garfield Heights Dines on: He eats whatever we are eating. Favorite treat: Pierogi Occupation: The life of the party Favorite pastime:... (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:30:14 GMT)

Angie?s List: Pet care at a low cost
Tough economic times can mean cutbacks at home. Pet care is often an area that gets cut. But, there are some things you can do to keep your pet healthy without spending a fortune.   Read more at www.WISHTV.com (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:18:45 GMT)

Pet expo could be a regular
IT will be later this week before takings are finalised for the inaugural Pet Expo and Family Fun Day at Taree Showground, but it appears animals injured in the Victorian bushfires will benefit by several thousand dollars as a result. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:21:42 GMT)

Pet thefts, deaths investigated
The Louisiana Humane Society is investigating pet thefts and deaths in Livingston Parish, the executive director of the group said Monday. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 05:30:57 GMT)

Pet Show
A young girl watches a fully grown miniature horse called Willow at Woofstock 90210 Pet Show in Beverly Hills, California. Photo courtesy: AFP. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 05:57:42 GMT)

Grain used to make dog food traps worker in pet food factory tank
EL PASO -- A worker trying to unclog a storage tank Monday became trapped up to his shoulders in grain at a pet food factory. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 06:18:09 GMT)

Dog or Cat Breath? How to Give Your Pet a Healthy Smile
(ARA) - Do you hate your pet's breath? Well, did you know that bad dog or cat breath is a sign of dental disease? About 80 percent of humans brush our teeth at least twice a day, according to the American Dental Association. But most of us completely neglect our pets' teeth. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 06:30:25 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys' Pete song
Pet Shop Boys wrote a song for Kylie Minogue about Pete Doherty's relationship with Kate Moss. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:00:00 GMT)

Manjushree to supply PET bottles to UB group
Manjushree Extrusions Ltd, the Bangalore-based specialty plastic packaging solutions provider, is in talks with a host of liquor manufacturers including a UB Group firm in the country to introduce liquor in their PET (Poly Ethylene Terephthalate) bottles. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:01:55 GMT)

Pet Shop of Horrors Complete Collection
Originally produced in 1999 and released by Urban Vision on DVD in 2001, Sentai Filmworks has decided to pick up and re-release Pet Shop of Horrors for the US market to help build their library of releases. Having been out of print for quite awhile now, I have to say that picking this four episode OVA series up is a great start. Even as the show turns ten years old, it remains a very unique... (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:06:03 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption March 17, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption March 17, 2009 (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:41:25 GMT)

Video/Photo Release -- Tyson and Freshpet Partner to Revolutionize Pet Food Category
SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 17, 2009 -- Tyson Foods, Inc. and Freshpet today announced a strategic alliance focused on bringing new and innovative, refrigerated fresh pet food products to consumers, a move expected to revolutionize the pet food category. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys - Pet Shop Boys Disappointed At Minogue Snub
The PET SHOP BOYS have vowed never to work with KYLIE MINOGUE - after the Aussie singer snubbed them during recording of her last album. The British duo - comprising ... (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:31:43 GMT)

Tyson & Freshpet Partner To Revolutionize Pet Food Category
SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tyson Foods , Inc. (NYSE:TSN) and Freshpet today announced a strategic alliance focused on bringing new and innovative, refrigerated fresh pet food products to consumers, a move expected to revolutionize the pet food category. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 13:22:10 GMT)

Tyson Foods, Freshpet team on pet food offerings
Tyson Foods Inc., the world's largest meat producer, and Freshpet said Tuesday that they have teamed up on new refrigerated fresh pet food offerings. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:28:07 GMT)

14:12 (BST), 17/03/2009 Pet Pals: Animal Doctor Press Release PROVIDED BY GAMES PRESS Vienna, Austria, March 17th ...
Vienna, Austria, March 17th 2009; The dream of being a veterinarian and running your own practice will come true with Pet Pals: Animal Doctor for gamers on March 27th 2009 on Wii™. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 15:01:15 GMT)

Share the luck: Adopt a pet today
Maybe St. Patrick had some help herding those snakes out of Ireland. You can share the luck o' the Irish with a cat, dog or small animal pet. Two Lane County animal shelters are offering special deals on pet adoptions today. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:02:54 GMT)

Spend on pet health up 2pc for CVS
CVS the owner of veterinary surgeries said pet owners are not cutting back on treatments for their animals reporting halfyear pretax profits of £1.9m. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 18:23:51 GMT)

Tyson and Freshpet Partner in Pet Food Category
Tyson Foods and Freshpet announced a strategic alliance focused on bringing new refrigerated fresh pet food products to consumers, a move expected to revolutionize the pet food category. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 18:58:42 GMT)

Efforts underway to make downtown Palm Springs more pet friendly
Efforts are underway to possibly make downtown and uptown Palm Springs more pet friendly. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:06:28 GMT)

Unique pet clinic at Sickkids
Sick Kids patients got their hands on stethoscopes, x-ray machines and even put casts on broken limbs as they 'treated' their stuffed animals at a unique pet clinic. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 23:18:49 GMT)

Tyson Foods, Freshpet Offer New Pet Food
Tyson Foods and Freshpet partner for innovative, refrigerated pet food products. (Tue, 17 Mar 2009 23:36:02 GMT)

Poo Pooing the Bad Economy, Pet Butler has Record-Setting Year
DALLAS - Pet Butler , the nation’s leading Pet Waste Cleanup and Removal Service released their 2008 financials today – having thrived despite one of the worst economic years on record. (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:08:38 GMT)

Shelter sees spike in pet surrenders
The downward spiral of our economy is topping headlines this year. It’s affecting families in yet another way that may surprise you, unfortunately involving your family pet. (Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:17:11 GMT)

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