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Rabies outbreak spurs Flagstaff pet quarantine
FLAGSTAFF - Coconino County Supervisors have approved a pet quarantine across parts of Flagstaff while the county health department battles a rabies outbreak in the local wild animal population. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 18:14:26 GMT)

Pet festival details in the works
All dogs of La Jolla are invited to the parade. Registration and an entry fee will be required. Photo by Amy Lynne Bowes Planning for the La Jolla Pet Parade and Festival shifted into high gear last week as Promote La Jolla's (PLJ's) Promotions Committee considered logos, determined fees and established a preliminary budget for the first-time Village event. The highlight of the May 16 festival, ... (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 21:07:23 GMT)

Meijer Inc. pulls organic pet toy from 185 stores' shelves after woman finds worms in one
WALKER -- Meijer Inc. has pulled an organic pet toy from the shelves its 185 stores after a West Michigan customer found worms in one.... (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 21:59:39 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys - Pet Shop Boys Say No To Name Change
The PET SHOP BOYS have refused to change their name to the Rescue Shelter Boys to aid an animal rights group campaign aimed at discouraging people buying cats and dogs from... (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 01:12:19 GMT)

Meijer pulls pet toy after worms found
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Midwestern retailer Meijer has pulled a pet toy from its store shelves after a customer said that one she bought at a Michigan store was infested with worms. Meijer Inc. officials told Grand Rapids TV stations WZZM and WOOD the "Save My Planet" toy has been removed from all of the retailer's nearly 200 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.Debbie ... (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 04:06:53 GMT)

CANYON LAKE: Pet supply donations sought
CANYON LAKE ---- Area leaders are asking residents to help out the animal shelter serving the community by donating pet supplies and other items in a collection event Saturday. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 04:12:24 GMT)

Happily irritating Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys star Neil Tennant says he and bandmate Chris Lowe are "under-rated" because their music is not serious like U2's. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 07:00:00 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys decline animal rights name-change request
The Pet Shop Boys turn down a request by animal rights group Peta to rename themselves the Rescue Shelter Boys. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 09:02:04 GMT)

SC pet store looks for turtlenapper caught on tape
EASLEY, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina pet shop owner Russell Lamb felt pretty confident his missing turtle just didn't slowly walk away. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 10:06:30 GMT)

War Hero Grieves Killing Of Pet
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- The killing of a beloved pet given to a highly decorated soldier who survived the worst single-day loss of life in Navy SEAL history has reopened old wounds. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:15:57 GMT)

Pet interest
Girl Scout Troops 224 and 351, both of Verona, participated in their Pet Interest Project Award through St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center’s Humane Education Program in Madison (www.sthuberts. org). As part of the program, Westfield resident Bob Fliegel brought his assistance dog Efram to educate the girls about disabilities and working dogs. Fliegel and Efram are graduates of Canine Companions ... (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:36:33 GMT)

PETA pitches for Pet Shop Animal Shelter Boys
Pop duo decline name change request The Pet Shop Boys have said they're "unable to agree" to a request by animal rights organisation PETA to change their name to "Animal Shelter Boys".… Whitepaper - The emerging IT shift toward business service automation (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:45:47 GMT)

Worm Infestation Reported In Meijer Pet Toy
Meijer has pulled a pet toy from its store shelves after a customer said she bought one that was infested with worms. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:54:00 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 12:04:47 GMT)

Meijer Pulls Pet Toy From Shelves
Midwestern retailer Meijer has pulled a pet toy from its store shelves after a customer said she bought one that was infested with worms. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 12:36:41 GMT)

Animal activist group calls on Pet Shop Boys to change name
The European arm of PETA has given the Pet Shop Boys something to ponder, after the animal rights activist group recently asked the synth-pop duo to change its name. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 15:40:12 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys spurn rescue shelter remix
Electro-pop pioneers Pet Shop Boys turned down a request from animal rights group PETA Europe to adopt a more creature-friendly name, the band revealed on their website Thursday. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:08:21 GMT)

Pet toys pulled after worm complaint
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 9 (UPI) -- A woman in New Era, Mich., says the Save My Planet Organic Pet Toys pulled by the Meijer supermarket chain are infested with worms. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:48:24 GMT)

Peta to Pet Shop Boys: change your name
In what could be the strangest request in pop history, animal rights group Peta has asked the Pet Shop Boys to consider changing their name to the Rescue Shelter Boys. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 17:26:52 GMT)

Store Pulls Pet Toy After Worms Found
A pet chew toy is being pulled off shelves after customer said the toy was infested with worms. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 18:12:43 GMT)

Marlboro man cited for abandoning pet rabbit behind his home
A man from the Morganville section has been cited for animal cruelty after allegedly abandoning his family's pet rabbit in the woods behind his home. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 18:20:13 GMT)

Meijer Inc. pulls organic pet toy from 185 stores' shelves after woman finds worms in one
WALKER -- Meijer Inc. has pulled an organic pet toy from the shelves its 185 stores after a West Michigan customer found worms in one.... (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 18:29:27 GMT)

Chia Pet Creator 'Shocked' After Walgreens Pulls Obama Model From Shelves
Chia Pet creator Joseph Pedott says he was "shocked" when he found out Walgreens was dropping his Chia Obama.  (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 19:23:23 GMT)

Monmouth County man fined $2K for releasing pet rabbit into wild
A Monmouth County man was fined $2,000 today for releasing his family's pet rabbit into the wild, a practice animal experts fear may be repeated by others who buy bunnies, chicks or ducklings at Easter, then decide they can no... (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 22:17:22 GMT)

A noble pet project
The Pet Shop Boys may have refused to change their name to the Rescue Shelter Boys, but Peta were right to ask them Peta recently made a tongue-in-cheek request of the Pet Shop Boys , asking the band to change its name to the "Rescue Shelter Boys". But as the "Boys" themselves have noted on their website, the reality behind the request is serious enough. The plight of these animals should make ... (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 22:18:32 GMT)

New violations filed against Pet Rescue
Bloomingdale's beleaguered Pet Rescue is facing more state scrutiny. The Illinois Department of Agriculture is seeking to revoke the no-kill animal shelter's license and impose a fine after state officials filed 22 new violations. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 05:25:27 GMT)

Sarge's sponsors pet photo contest
WAYNESVILLE – Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation is now accepting pet photographs for its third annual Pet Photography contest. Photos must be received no later than May 8; judging will be May 11 and the awards ceremony May 16 at Sarge's headquarters, 1659 S. Main St. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 07:22:15 GMT)

PETA to Pet Shop Boys: Rescue Shelter Boys, perhaps?
Just because they named their new CD "Yes," does not mean that British electro-pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys, will agree to just about anything. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 08:21:06 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys won't change name
Pet Shop Boys have been asked to change their name by animal rights group PETA as part of their campaign to stop people buying cats and dogs from pet shops. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 10:00:00 GMT)

NJ man charged with leaving pet rabbit in woods
MARLBORO, N.J. (AP) — Think twice before giving a real rabbit as an Easter gift. A New Jersey man is accused of abandoning his family's pet rabbit in the woods behind his Marlboro home. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:37:20 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:55:19 GMT)

NJ Man Charged With Abandoning Pet Rabbit
Think twice before giving a real rabbit as an Easter gift. A New Jersey man is accused of abandoning his family's pet rabbit in the woods behind his Marlboro home. Jong Park was issued summonses for abandonment and failure to provide food, water or shelter to a pet. The 51-year-old could face up to $2,000 in fines if convicted. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:24:40 GMT)

Local Reps seek money for pet projects
Three Cincinnati-area lawmakers have requested as much as $250 million for pet projects to be included in next year's federal budget. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:15:48 GMT)

Pet parade to help shelter
The Central Missouri Humane Society is hosting a pet parade in downtown Columbia Saturday, set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Participants can create floats or simply walk with their pets in the parade, and organizers encourage costumes for animals and their owners. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 18:31:41 GMT)

An Obama Chia Pet?
The men in the Barbershop are at it again as they comb through the week's latest headlines. This week, the guys discuss same-sex marriage, basketball legend Michael Jordan's induction into the sport's hall of fame and a controversial item being sold to commemorate Barack Obama's historic presidency: a Chia Pet. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 18:39:40 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys won't change name for PETA
LONDON, April 10 (UPI) -- The British pop act Pet Shop Boys has declined to change its name to Rescue Shelter Boys at the behest of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 18:58:12 GMT)

Weigh the costs and benefits before adopting a pet
Once children reach the age of 6 or 7, pets come on their radar screens in a big way. Deciding whether to give in to their pleas to adopt a pet, whether feathered, furry or scaly, is no small matter. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 19:45:19 GMT)

Only PETA Would Think the Pet Shop Boys Are Relevant
The animal rights group PETA, has shown that, as always, it has its thin, trembling finger on the pulse of pop culture. It has sent a formal request to the '80s synth pop band the Pet Shop Boys requesting... (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 19:48:00 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys spurn PETA request to change name
CNN flags this article about a bid by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to get the British duo Pet Shop Boys to change its name. The animal-rights group believes that pet stores are bad because dogs, cat and other creatures come from breeders. PETA's suggested name change? Rescue Shelter Boys. "By agreeing to change your name to the Rescue Shelter Boys, you would help raise awareness ... (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 20:55:33 GMT)

Meijer: Bugs in pet toys are caterpillars
Meijer says the bugs found in organic dog toys sold by the retailer were North American moth caterpillars, not worms. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company earlier this week pulled the "Save My Planet" pet toy from all of its nearly 200 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio after a customer said one was infested with worms. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 01:23:29 GMT)

Art for animals: Fairey creates poster for Adopt-a-Pet.com
Nationally known artist Shepard Fairey, whose grandmother lives in Anderson, has created a poster for Adopt-a-Pet.com, the nation’s largest pet adoption web site, to coincide with the Obamas’ adoption of dog to promote pet adoption. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 02:51:04 GMT)

Legacy of Love lunch helps Foster Pet Outreach
Foster Pet Outreach will host its Legacy of Love Luncheon and silent auction from 1 to 4 p.m. April 26 at the Weaver Ridge Golf Club, 5100 N. WeaverRidge Blvd. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 03:04:19 GMT)

Meijer: Bugs In Pet Toys Are Caterpillars
Meijer says the bugs found in organic pet toys were North American moth caterpillars, not worms. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 03:47:52 GMT)

Pet adoption events coming soon
Lost Paws Animal Rescue, a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey and will a sponsor pet adoption event on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19. The adoption event starts at 11:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will be held at the Pet Smart in Bridgewater's Promenade Mall, intersection of Route 28 and Route 287. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 04:23:02 GMT)

Pet Shoppe aims for the unique
MATTOON — As tough economic times are prompting some people to cut back on major purchases, the owners of The Pet Shoppe in Mattoon think buying a small pet or something for your pet is a cheap way to get your shopping fix. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 04:34:44 GMT)

Pet Shoppe aims for the unique
MATTOON — As tough economic times are prompting some people to cut back on major purchases, the owners of The Pet Shoppe in Mattoon think buying a small pet or something for your pet is a cheap way to get your shopping fix. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 06:35:33 GMT)

Pet Shops Boys asked to change name
PETA has asked the Pet Shop Boys to change their name as part of a publicity stunt to oppose pet stores. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 09:43:00 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 12:29:56 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. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 12:51:01 GMT)

Adopt-a-Pet.com Expresses Disappointment in Obama's Rumored Decision Not to Adopt a Shelter Dog and Reiterates ...
Today North America's largest non-profit pet-adoption web service, Adopt-a-Pet.com , which gained attention by releasing an Obama-themed Shepard Fairey ADOPT art print, expressed sadness and disappointment at the Obamas' rumored impending acquisition of a dog from a Texas breeder, a decision that is in sharp contrast to the President's earlier pledge to adopt from a shelter. (PRWeb Apr 11, 2009) ... (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 19:31:34 GMT)

Pet Owners Learn How to Save Their Pets
Animal lovers took a class on how to save their pet in an emergency situation. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 22:09:13 GMT)

Pet Bunnies Come with a Warning
A pet bunny might seem like a perfect easter gift. But many do not realize that after Easter, shelters are flooded with recently-returned rabbits. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 22:59:25 GMT)

The First Puppy: Obama girls finally meet their new pet... a Portuguese Water Dog with a Kennedy connection
The First Puppy: Obama girls finally meet their new pet... a Portuguese Water Dog with a Kennedy connection (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 23:35:33 GMT)

Turning Trash Into A Pet Project
The city of Yakima gets dozens of calls about one trashy trouble spot but a city employee is cleaning it up. Turning another man's trash into his pet project. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 02:16:55 GMT)

Pet of the Weekend
Adopt a pet that needs a new and loving home! (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 03:04:19 GMT)

Pet Shoppe aims for the unique
MATTOON — As tough economic times are prompting some people to cut back on major purchases, the owners of The Pet Shoppe in Mattoon think buying a small pet or something for your pet is a cheap way to get your shopping fix. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 05:19:44 GMT)

Local pet cemetery celebrates 30 years
Private pet burial ceremonies and cremations may not have been very popular or widespread in 1979, but that didn’t stop Truman “Doc” Clem and his wife Bettye from expanding their Carrollton kennel business to a cemetery. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 05:22:24 GMT)

Reading pet food labels
As with human food, ingredients on pet food labels must be listed in descending order, by weight, from largest to smallest. If the first ingredient is chicken, the pet food contains more chicken than any other ingredient on the label. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 06:54:56 GMT)

Pet Loving Entrepreneur Launches New Blog
Debuting back in December 2008, HarveyPetSupplies.com is a new entry in web-based pet retail that has an impressive catalog of products (including holistic care items) that is hard to find at most major retailers. Recently, the site is continuing its expansion with the addition of a new blog. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Bo Selected: Obamas Choose Their First Pet
It's been one of the most enduring riddles of recent US politics but now the mystery is finally over: the Obamas have chosen their family pet. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 07:50:00 GMT)

Pet of the week: Regina
Meet Regina, the P-C’s pet of the week (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 08:25:09 GMT)

Portuguese Water Dog 'Bo' to Be Obama Family Pet
WASHINGTON - It's decided: the Obamas have chosen a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog to be the first pet. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 09:28:38 GMT)

Medicare Expands Coverage Of PET Scans As Cancer Diagnostic Tool
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final national coverage determination (NCD) to expand coverage for initial testing with positron emission tomography (PET) for Medicare beneficiaries who are diagnosed with and treated for most solid tumor cancers. This NCD removes a clinical study requirement for PET scan use in these patients. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 10:16:21 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:10:13 GMT)

Obama family picks Portuguese water dog as first pet
(NECN) - Its official, there's a new member of the first family. The Obama's have chosen a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog as their first pet. White House officials say President Obama's daughters settled on a black and white pup. The dog is a gift from Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy. Reports say the girls chose the name Bo, because their grandfather's nickname was Diddley. The name is an ... (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 13:21:24 GMT)

The First Puppy: The Obamas finally meet their new pet... a Portuguese Water Dog
The First Puppy: The Obamas finally meet their new pet... a Portuguese Water Dog (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 18:34:50 GMT)

First pet is Portuguese water dog?
WASHINGTON: The first family has settled on a first pet — a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog that the Obama girls are naming Bo. The selection was one of the White House’s most tightly kept secrets. President Barack ... (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 20:17:28 GMT)

Obama girls name pet water dog Bo
America's first family picks a name for their six-month-old pet Portuguese water dog. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:01:25 GMT)

First pet is Portuguese water dog?
WASHINGTON: The first family has settled on a first pet — a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog that the Obama girls are naming Bo. The selection was one of the White House’s most tightly kept secrets. President Barack ... (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:56:40 GMT)

No name change for Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys have been asked to change their name to something more animal-friendly. The British pop duo - Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe - have been rejecting calls from animal rights group PETA (Peop (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 01:28:55 GMT)

Portuguese water dog to be U.S. first pet
The first family has settled on a first pet — a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog that the Obama girls are naming Bo. The selection was one of the White House's most tightly kept secrets. U.S. President Barack Obama's daughters, 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha, picked a black and white pup, a White House official speaking on the condition of anonymity told The Associated Press Saturday ... (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 02:36:48 GMT)

Pet o' Week
Every week we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week. This week we have Sir Isaac. He is a domestic medium hair with a black and white tuxedo color. Sir Isaac is about one year old and loves to be pet... He's a big purrer too. He is just (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 05:13:58 GMT)

Local pet cemetery celebrates 30 years
Private pet burial ceremonies and cremations may not have been very popular or widespread in 1979, but that didn’t stop Truman “Doc” Clem and his wife Bettye from expanding their Carrollton kennel business to a cemetery. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 05:23:10 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys Say Yes To Return
Pet Shop Boys return with their tenth album and first for Astralwerks on April 21, 2009. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 05:34:42 GMT)

Pet Shoppe aims for the unique
MATTOON — As tough economic times are prompting some people to cut back on major purchases, the owners of The Pet Shoppe in Mattoon think buying a small pet or something for your pet is a cheap way to get your shopping fix. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 05:34:44 GMT)

Reading pet food labels
As with human food, ingredients on pet food labels must be listed in descending order, by weight, from largest to smallest. If the first ingredient is chicken, the pet food contains more chicken than any other ingredient on the label. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 06:39:58 GMT)

The International Myeloma Foundation Says Medicare Decision To Cover PET Scans Can Improve Disease Staging And ...
The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)-supporting research and providing education, advocacy and support for myeloma patients, families, researchers and physicians- said the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover the use of positron emission tomography, PET scans, in multiple myeloma can significantly change the course of treatment for many patients. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:16:00 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys refuse to change name
IT HAS taken them 28 years to object but animal rights activists PETA want UK pop duo The Pet Shop Boys to change their name. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:45:00 GMT)

Assess your ability to care for a pet before adopting | Loveland Reporter-Herald
Something about spring seems to bring out the pet lover in many people. Perhaps it’s the reports of people rounding up feral cats to spay and neuter them. Perhaps it’s the photos of cuddly kittens and puppies that begin filling animal shelters. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:34:27 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:23:20 GMT)

Assess your ability to care for a pet before adopting
Something about spring seems to bring out the pet lover in many people. Perhaps it’s the reports of people rounding up feral cats to spay and neuter them. Perhaps it’s the photos of cuddly kittens and puppies that begin filling animal shelters. Perhaps it’s even reports about dogs rescued from puppy mills or left abandoned as families face foreclosures. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 13:19:28 GMT)

When it comes to your pet: prevention is cheaper than a cure
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So the old adage goes. But it doesn't just apply to humans. Pet owners can save a lot of money by giving preventative health care to our four-legged friends. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 14:22:01 GMT)

Tyson Foods Now Making Pet Food Flavorings
Arkansas-based Tyson Foods, Inc. has joined with another company to make pet food flavor enhancers. The products, known as palatants, are being made under the Palasurance brand in an alliance with Kemin Industries, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 14:48:12 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. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:35:09 GMT)

It's best to check pet food recalls before purchase
There are more than 72 million pet dogs in America, and about 82 million pet cats, according to the U.S. Pet Ownership Association. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:44:06 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 17:21:42 GMT)

Broken Arrow Pet Store Closes
Love-a-Pet closed Thursday, leaving 14 employees without a job. The store had been open for 24 years. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:16:57 GMT)

Is new Obama pet a rescued dog or not?
WASHINGTON - Is Bo a rescued dog or not? Did President Barack Obama keep or break a campaign promise in picking the purebred as the family's new pet? (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:37:00 GMT)

Warm Weather Pet Tips
Warm Weather Pet Tips Pet Doctor Dr. Dale Skrabalak talks about how to keep those pets safe during the warmer months of the year (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:05:59 GMT)

Tyson Foods Starts New Pet Food Operation
SPRINGDALE — Tyson Foods Inc. has about $17 billion reasons to want to expand its sales into the burgeoning pet food market — one of the fastest-growing packaged-goods categories in recent years, analysts said. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:09:17 GMT)

Woman Reports Pet Killed By Tomcat
Having recently lost one of her pet cats, a Bristol woman says feral cats should be feared. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:54:17 GMT)

Obamas Adopt First Pet
It's official: the First Family has a new pet. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:23:40 GMT)

Family pet stolen from yard, burned, and killed
A cute and lovable family pet, killed in a senseless and disturbing act of violence. Police say someone stole a poodle from its owners yard, set it on fire, and killed it. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:02:05 GMT)

The singer, the pet detectives and the mystery of Thom's cat
THE singer Sandi Thom was reported to be distraught yesterday after pet detectives claimed her beloved lost cat had been shot by a local landowner. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:22:33 GMT)

Spay-neuter express serves 1,000th pet
Every dog has her day, and Monday was Chiquita's . The Dachshund mix was the 1,000th pet sent to Fresno on the spay/neuter express, courtesy of the Bakersfield SPCA and a dog owner who has helped the mother through two litters of Chiquita Juniors. SPCA executive director Sandy Dralle announced the pet population control landmark when she checked in the Delano dog on Monday. In less than nine ... (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 01:02:49 GMT)

Honor will boost stray-pet efforts in Oklahoma City
One of the country’s largest animal advocacy groups has selected Oklahoma City for a long-term partnership that will provide more money and staff in the fight against pet overpopulation. Officials announced Monday that Oklahoma City was winner of the "Mission: Orange” campaign by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The goal is to reduce shelter animal euthanasia. The ... (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 05:01:25 GMT)

Pet Shoppe aims for the unique
MATTOON — As tough economic times are prompting some people to cut back on major purchases, the owners of The Pet Shoppe in Mattoon think buying a small pet or something for your pet is a cheap way to get your shopping fix. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 05:34:44 GMT)

OPINION: Sporting pet peeves
Covering sports has long been a dream of mine. I've loved watching and talking about sports for most of my life. However, no dream comes without hitches. Like everything in life, sports are not perfect. As a matter of fact, there are little things not to like about sports. Consider the following ten pet peeves volume one of my list of minor complains about sports. These have developed in recent ... (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 05:37:11 GMT)

Local pet cemetery celebrates 30 years
Private pet burial ceremonies and cremations may not have been very popular or widespread in 1979, but that didn’t stop Truman “Doc” Clem and his wife Bettye from expanding their Carrollton kennel business to a cemetery. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 05:37:33 GMT)

Tyson Foods Starts New Pet Food Operation
SPRINGDALE — Tyson Foods Inc. has about $17 billion reasons to want to expand its sales into the burgeoning pet food market — one of the fastest-growing packaged-goods categories in recent years, analysts said. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 07:40:55 GMT)

Sandi Thom - Thom Devastated Over Pet Death
Scottish singer SANDI THOM has been left devastated after her beloved pet cat was shot dead.The rocker launched a high-profile campaign to find Toots, after the black... (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:29:14 GMT)

First Pet Mania
Portuguese Water Dog enthusiasts worry "First Pet" mania will mean trouble. More (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:36:48 GMT)

Minn. pet sitter gets probation in pig abuse case
A Minnesota pet sitter accused of abuse for allowing a potbellied pig to triple its weight has received a year probation and must (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:05:59 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:23:56 GMT)

Case of over-portly potbellied pig gets Minn. pet sitter a year on probation and big vet bills
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota pet sitter accused of animal abuse for letting a potbellied pig triple its weight has been sentenced to a year on probation and ordered to pay veterinary bills that could exceed $1,000. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:46:40 GMT)

READER PHOTOS: New pet photos posted
Do you have funny, cute or a really cool photo of your pet? This month we are looking for your best pet photos. All the photos will be posted online to a gallery. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 13:40:34 GMT)

PetSmart offers a Free Pet Party!
PetSmart is having a free birthday event for pets and their pet parents. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 14:35:14 GMT)

When it comes to your pet: prevention is cheaper than a cure
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So the old adage goes. But it doesn't just apply to humans. Pet owners can save a lot of money by giving preventative health care to our four-legged friends. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 14:36:51 GMT)

Man who fled NJ over pet pig dies
Nick DiGiaimo, a condo dweller who fled Rutherford in 1991 rather than give up his pet pig, Fideau, died last Wednesday. He was 53 and lived in Highland Falls, N.Y. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:37:57 GMT)

Man who fled NJ over pet pig dies
Nick DiGiaimo was a condo dweller who fled Rutherford in 1991 rather than give up his pet pig, Fideau. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:03:18 GMT)

Youngstown Police Officer Fatally Shoots Family Pet 13 Times
"I seen her, I had to clean the blood up, I helped bag her up to get her out of this house before the kids would see her...and they did see her." Curtis Moses is talking about his family pet.  A seven-month-old, 42-pound Akita named "Diva." Diva was shot 13 times and killed by a Youngstown Police officer, after he followed a juvenile suspect into Moses' home on Lucius Avenue April fifth. "They ... (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 20:21:37 GMT)

M.N. Pet Sitter Gets Probation for Tripling Pig's Weight
A Minnesota pet sitter accused of animal abuse for letting a potbellied pig triple its weight in less than a year has been sentenced to a year on probation and ordered to pay veterinary bills that could exceed $1,000. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 20:24:14 GMT)

Youngstown Police Officer Fatally Shoots Family Pet 13 Times
"I seen her, I had to clean the blood up, I helped bag her up to get her out of this house before the kids would see her...and they did see her." Curtis Moses is talking about his family pet. A seven-month-old, 42-pound Akita named "Diva." (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 20:28:25 GMT)

First Pet Bo takes a bow for media
NEW White House dog Bo took a bow before a paparazzi-style pack of cameras today, prompting President Barack Obama to proclaim the new First Pet had "star quality". (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:49:00 GMT)

Youngstown Police Officer Fatally Shoots Family Pet 13 Times
"I seen her. I had to clean the blood up. I helped bag her up to get her out of this house before the kids would see her, and they did see her." Curtis Moses is talking about his family pet. a seven-month-old, 42-pound Akita named "Diva." (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:13:25 GMT)

Be pet smart and weigh a prospective pet’s needs before adopting
Now that the first family has a new puppy — Bo, a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog from a North Texas breeder — everyone wants a new pet, too. But before buying one, give it some thought. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:29:10 GMT)

LI man pushes for pet groomer rules
A Hicksville pet parlor called to say that Thomas Bruckner's pug-beagle mix dog had become comatose after she was put in a drying cage. She died the next morning of heatstroke. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:51:42 GMT)

Pet pantry gets tons of help
A Mundelein pet-food bank for financially strapped dog and cat owners has received its largest donation to date since being profiled in the Chicago Tribune in February, said Cathie Sabin, founder of Pooch Pantry. Sabin, who started Pooch Pantry this year, provides free dog and cat food to 30 to 35 people a week who can't afford to feed their pets, she said. On Tuesday,  K9cuisine.com, an online ... (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:53:57 GMT)

Assemblyman Proposes: Adopt A Pet, Get A Tax Break
Adopt a pet; get a tax break in California. That's what one state assemblyman is proposing. Assembly Bill 233 would deductions for adoption fees from local government shelters. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:58:48 GMT)

LOCAL RESIDENT SAYS OBAMA DOG'S BREED MAKES A PERFECT PET
MARGATE -- One local resident says the Portuguese Water Dog is the perfect pet for her. Meet Henley... Along with her owner, Petie Subin of Margate, they both work to help bring a little joy into the lives of cancer survivors at the local Gilda's Club chapter. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 02:32:06 GMT)

Pet Detectives Sniff Out Lost Loved Ones
Many people's pets become treasured members of the family, and losing a pet can be heartbreaking. Meet the team of canine detectives that can help track them down. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 03:31:57 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Pet: Cooper is a 1-year-old, 102-pound Labrador retriever. Sweet and energetic, he needs somebody who will enjoy taking him for walks and giving him daily playtime. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 05:25:27 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. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 06:29:28 GMT)

Small Midland company in dispute over pet food additives
The parent company of pet food maker Purina is suing a small Midland pet food maker over what it calls its patent rights to a technology for adding nutritional supplements to the food. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 07:45:37 GMT)

It's a dog's life: New pet Bo gives Barack Obama the runaround on White House lawn
It's a dog's life: New pet Bo gives Barack Obama the runaround on White House lawn (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 08:50:41 GMT)

SCAA Pet of the Month: Sanhua
This week's Adoptable Pet from Second Chance Animal Aid, Shanghaiist's favorite adopted animal charity. Name : Sanhua Age : Around 10 months Health : Treated for fleas, mites, worms, vaccinated and was spayed in February. Ideal Home : A patient adoptee who is willing to wait for Sanhua to break out of her shell. Sanhua plays well with other cats, though she is also happy to entertain herself. ... (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:09:50 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:21:54 GMT)

Meet Bo, America's First Pet!
Meet Bo, America's First Pet! New White House dog Bo took a bow before a paparazzi-style pack of cameras, prompting President Barack Obama to proclaim the new First Pet had "star quality." (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:27:41 GMT)

Pet pantry gets tons of help
10,000 pounds of dog food goes to Mundelein facility to aid financially strapped animal owners A Mundelein pet-food bank for financially strapped dog and cat owners received its largest donation to date since being profiled in the Chicago Tribune in February, said Cathie Sabin, founder of Pooch Pantry. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 13:35:55 GMT)

Pet adoptions
SPCA of Anne Arundel County is encouraging pet seekers to adopt from a growing number of abandoned animals. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 13:47:52 GMT)

Device can track your stray pet
For owners of lost pets, the frantic search for Fido does not always end happily. Now one company is betting that even in a recession, pet owners will pay $250 for some peace of mind. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 15:28:46 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 15:50:39 GMT)

Protestors Claim Two Pet Shops Are "Puppy Mills"
Animal activists plan to protest in front of a pair of pet stores on Wednesday afternoon claiming they are nothing more than puppy mills that sell sick animals to an unsuspecting public. The protests will take place in from Of Best Priced Puppies, at 645 W. Hallandale Beach Boulevard in Hallandale Beach, and Puppies R Love, at 2160 Northwest 79th Street in Miami-Dade, at 5:30 p.m. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:39:58 GMT)

Stolen puppy returned to Bellmore pet store
A $3,000 Chihuahua puppy has been returned to the Bellmore pet store from which it was stolen last week, police said Wednesday. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 17:30:53 GMT)

Stolen Puppy Returned to Pet Store
A $3,000 Chihuahua puppy has been returned to the Bellmore pet store from which it was stolen last week, police said Wednesday. "The puppy has been returned to the pet store, uninjured, by a male subject who fled the scene," police said in a news release. Police did not specify when the Chihuahua was returned. A group of teenagers is suspected of walking off with the puppy Friday afternoon after ... (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 17:31:11 GMT)

A Free Guide For Protecting Your Pet
Natural disasters are taking a toll on man's best friends. A national organization is offering free advice for protecting your pet during extreme weather and other disasters. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:24:18 GMT)

VOTE: Pet Photo Contest deadline is today
Today is the last day to vote in out Pocono Pet Contest. With 167 choices, it will be difficult to choose. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:31:39 GMT)

Cops: While parents away, teens trashed Clinton Township home, put frozen dead pet rabbit out to thaw
Two teenagers are facing charges after police responded to a "trashed'' township home the day after Easter and found the family's dead pet rabbit thawing on an end table. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 22:54:27 GMT)

Man On A Mission After Pet Dies In Drying Cage
It's one pet owner's personal crusade. After losing his beloved "Bailey," a Long Island man is pushing for stronger rules for dog groomers. Bailey, a 2-year-old pug/beagle mix or "puggle" brought so much joy to Tom Bruckner and his girlfriend. Last September, Bailey died after being groomed and cage dried in a crate at the Pampered Pooch in Hicksville. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:17:06 GMT)

Stolen $3,000 Chihuahua puppy is returned to NY pet store in shoe box with apology note
BELLMORE, N.Y. - A stolen $3,000 Chihuahua puppy has been returned to a Long Island pet store with an apologetic note. Nassau County police say they haven't identified the man who took the 14-week-old dog back Tuesday to Worldwide Puppies & Kittens in Bellmore, just east of New York City. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:44:33 GMT)

Scores at pet adoption drive
SCORES of people turned up at the pet adoption drive held at the NZX Mall in Ara Damansara recently. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:19:46 GMT)

Stolen $3,000 Chihuahua puppy is returned to NY pet store in shoe box with apology note
BELLMORE, N.Y. (AP) — A stolen $3,000 Chihuahua puppy has been returned to a Long Island pet store with an apologetic note. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:23:32 GMT)

Submit photos for annual pet photography contest
WAYNESVILLE – Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation's third annual pet photography contest is under way, and the organizers and judges can't wait to get a look at the entries for this year's contest. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 04:23:43 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Brad Graverson/Staff Photographer Laddie, a 3-year-old female Chihuahua/terrier mix, is available for adoption at the Carson Animal Shelter, 216 Victoria St.., 310-523-9566. Ask for Ticket No. A3951702. Last week's pet, 1-year-old pit bull/boxer mix, was euthanized. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 05:57:38 GMT)

Chihuahua swiped from pet store is boxed up, returned
A stolen $3,000 Chihuahua puppy has been returned to a Long Island pet store with an apologetic note. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 07:11:43 GMT)

Panel approves pet neutering bill
SACRAMENTO — Treading cautiously back into an issue that lawmakers say generated more letters, e-mails and phone calls than any other last year, a Senate panel on Wednesday approved a bill that would force dog and cat owners to have their pet spayed or neutered if they are also cited for certain other offenses, such as allowing the animal to roam free. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 07:13:03 GMT)

Video: Perfect pet toys
We take a look at a few toys that would be perfect for your pet. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 08:12:15 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. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:30:36 GMT)

House fire destroys home, kills family pet
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – An early morning house fire destroyed a home in Kings Mountain and killed a family pet. Police discovered the fire on Linwood Road at First Street around 12:43 a.m. Thursday. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:31:50 GMT)

Factsheet: Pet insurance
If your furry friend needs medical care or surgery, the costs can mount up to thousands of pounds. Pet insurance gives owners peace of mind that hefty vet's bills will be covered in the event of illness or accident. Cats and dogs are the easiest pets for which to find insurance but most animals can be covered – even iguanas. However, you may have to approach a specialist provider if your pet is ... (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:49:47 GMT)

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