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Pet Shop Boys - Tennant Salutes Late Parents
PET SHOP BOYS star NEIL TENNANT has saluted his parents for the "journey" they made in an effort to come to terms with their son's sexuality.The It's A Sin singer's... (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 01:01:08 GMT)

Tiffin writer deals with losing a pet
Pet lovers know the emotional difficulty of deciding to end the life of an aging or ailing companion animal. Such feelings are explored in a new children's book, "Let's Go Home," by Linda Depinet of Tiffin, a physical therapist assistant at Optima. This is the second book Depinet has written and illustrated. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 04:02:40 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Every week we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week. This week we have George... George is a welsh-corgi mix... He's about a year and a half... and has been at the Bismarck/Mandan Animal Impound since May 18th. Impound workers say he's f (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 04:21:29 GMT)

Pet store stops selling puppies, kittens to partner with Humane Society
To encourage people to adopt homeless animals, Missoula's Pet Nebula has stopped selling puppies and kittens and started offering some of the animals awaiting adoption at the Humane Society. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 06:14:35 GMT)

Cutest Pet Photo Contest
Calling all cats, dogs and lovable family pets. Submit your photos now thru June 16th for our Cutest Pet Photo Contest! Grab your camera or photo album and get your cutest pet photo ready. It's the official start of the annual Cutest Pet Photo Contest. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 08:34:15 GMT)

Animal Behavior College Observes That Pet Careers Continue to Thrive in Dismal Economy
Pet care continues to be a reliable profession, even in the midst of a recession. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 09:06:00 GMT)

Pet Idol: Join the battle of the cats and dogs
Will the News Journal Pet Idol be Molly or Mo? Dulce, Kelsey or Milo? (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:10:46 GMT)

Bulgaria PM Stanishev Shows off New Pet
Prime Minister Stanishev let kids play with his new pet - the English bulldog Barry. Photo by BGNES (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:17:27 GMT)

Bulgaria PM Stanishev Shows off New Pet
Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, took part Monday in the celebrations for June 1, International Children's Day. Stanishev attended the June 1 events on the square before the National Palace of Culture in downtown Sofia, where he presented his new pet - the English bulldog Barry. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:18:08 GMT)

New World Record For Pet Weddings Set In Chesterfield Saturday
Event Was Part Of Pet Adoption Drive Hundreds of dogs set a world record in Chesterfield Saturday. At an event called "Howling Muttrimony", 184 dog couples walked down the aisle at the Petropolis Pet Store and Clinic. The event shattered the Guiness Book record for a mass pet wedding of 178 canine couples. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:19:28 GMT)

Pet adoption center to open Friday
COSHOCTON - The Friends of The Animal Shelter (FOTAS) will open its Thrift Store and Pet Adoption Center at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at 504 Main St., in conjunction with the First Friday event. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:12:34 GMT)

GoPetFriendly.com Launches Interactive Site To Make Pet Travel Easy, Affordable & Fun
PHILADELPHIA----Starting today, pet lovers everywhere will be able to plan affordable fun vacations with their furry loved ones by using GoPetFriendly.com - a one-stop-shop interactive site of pet-friendly accommodations, attractions, activities and service providers. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 13:00:00 GMT)

Missoula pet store offers abandoned animals
MISSOULA - A pet store in Missoula has stopped selling puppies and kittens and started offering some of the animals awaiting adoption at the Humane Society. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 15:56:06 GMT)

Missoula pet store offers abandoned animals
MISSOULA - A pet store in Missoula has stopped selling puppies and kittens and started offering some of the animals awaiting adoption at the Humane Society. Pet Nebula owner Jennifer Lundberg DeNeut took over four months ago and immediately considered ... (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:06:46 GMT)

Second suspect arrested in death of pet dog
Second suspect arrested in death of pet dog (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 19:17:17 GMT)

Dog wash raises funds for pet rescue
Clear Lake Girl Scout Troop 7020 and People for Pet Welfare held a dog wash Saturday at the Seabrook Wachovia Bank to raise money for local animal rescue groups. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 22:29:44 GMT)

Defendants want pet shop lawsuit dismissed
WINDSOR, Ont. -- A hearing began Monday on a motion by the defendants in a lawsuit filed by former pet shop owner Donald Lafrance to have the entire lawsuit dismissed. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 00:03:35 GMT)

Do you have the valley's top dog (or cat)? Prove it on Pet Playoffs
Attention, animal lovers: Pet Playoffs is back on mydesert.com. Enter your cat or dog now so your furry friend has a shot at winning the contest for June. Hey animal lovers visit our pets page. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 01:16:41 GMT)

Doggone Dumb Pet Owner
Cleveland, OH (WOIO) - Once man's Best Friend, well not any more! An accused drunk driver was just doggone cruel to his pet dog. You won't believe what he's accused of doing! (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 03:14:06 GMT)

Council Debates Pet Tethering Ordinance Proposal
The pet debate rages on outside council chambers as well. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 03:42:40 GMT)

Pet store stops selling puppies, kittens to partner with Humane Society
To encourage people to adopt homeless animals, Missoula's Pet Nebula has stopped selling puppies and kittens and started offering some of the animals awaiting adoption at the Humane Society. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 05:45:41 GMT)

Cutest Pet Photo Contest
Calling all cats, dogs and lovable family pets. Submit your photos now thru June 16th for our Cutest Pet Photo Contest! Grab your camera or photo album and get your cutest pet photo ready. It's the official start of the annual Cutest Pet Photo Contest. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 08:34:15 GMT)

Therapeutic pet diets worth every penny, even in tough times
(Jun 2, 2009) -- For pets with chronic health issues, veterinarians might recommend specific diets. Designed to provide the right type of nutrition for the pet's unique problems, these therapeutic diets are often used for the lifetime of the pet. But, when finances are tight, are they really worth the cost? (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 08:38:57 GMT)

Vets offer cheap pet vaccinations
SOUTH Wales pet owners are being urged to protect their animals against deadly diseases. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 08:41:23 GMT)

All American Pet Brands Announces Million Dollar Look-a-Like Contest
BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - All American Pet CompanyT ( PINKSHEETS : AAPT ), makers of super premium dog food brands Bow Wow BreakfastT Cereal and Grrr-nolaT Natural Dog Food, announces its first ever Bow Wow Million Dollar Look-a-Like Contest. Starting Monday, June 1st 2009, dog owners will have the opportunity to submit a picture of themselves and their dog to show the ... (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 10:07:00 GMT)

Legislators grab $500 million for pet projects as they leave Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — On their way out of Springfield, Illinois legislators grabbed about $500 million for pet projects in their districts. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 10:32:03 GMT)

State broke, but pols find $500 mil. for pet projects
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois lawmakers didn't spare human service programs and schools from the worry of losing billions of dollars in state funding, but they did manage to approve $500 million worth of their pet projects during the closing hours of the spring session. There is $40 million set aside for a West Side campus of Chicago State University, $200,000 for work at the Museum of Broadcast ... (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 11:13:13 GMT)

Big Creek Animal Hospital's Pet Loss Support Group will meet Monday
The Pet Loss Support Group meets 7-8 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Big Creek Animal Hospital, 16949 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights. The next meeting is Monday, June 8. Facilitated by a trained grief counselor and... (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 12:28:00 GMT)

Pet health costs skyrocket
AUSTRALIANS are spending $1 billion a year on medical costs for their pets but tough economic times are forcing pet owners to take out health insurance for their dogs and cats. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 14:01:00 GMT)

Animal Samaritans offer low-cost pet vaccinations
Animal Samaritans SPCA will bring its mobile pet clinic to the east valley on Saturday. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:47:33 GMT)

Pet Idol: Cat breaks into top 5 in 'Idol' voting
Which endearing canine or stunning feline will be the News Journal Pet Idol? (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:12:32 GMT)

Chico’s to host pet adoption event for rescues
Chico’s Casual Clothing is hosting a pet adoption event Saturday for the Second Chance K9 Rescue and the Carolina Kitties Rescue at the store at 1937 Hoffmeyer Road, Florence. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:22:47 GMT)

Kids Get 'Little Pet Shop' Game, Stuffed Animals
During its press pre-E3 press conference, Electronic Arts announced the release of the Little Pet Shop Online, a virtual world based around the line of popular Hasbro toys. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:31:43 GMT)

Daily Times NIE to hold Pet Calendar Contest
How cute is your pet? Whether it is a dog, cat, rabbit, iguana, guinea pig or hamster, area residents can enter a photograph of their beloved pet in the Watertown Daily Times Newspaper in Education Pet Calendar Contest. Pets of all kind can be entered. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 18:32:59 GMT)

West Knoxville pet spa owner's body found at business
The body of Jonathan Erik Webb, 35, was found Tuesday at his business, Happy Tails Pet Spa in West Knoxville. Webb is suspected of stabbing his wife to death earlier in the day. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 18:41:01 GMT)

Update: Body found at pet spa, search ends for owner
Knox County Deputies confirm a body has been found at the Happy Tails Pet Resort and Day Spa and deputies have called off the search for the owner. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 18:55:26 GMT)

UPDATE: Pet groomer kills wife, self in West Knox County
The embattled owner of a Knox County pet grooming business committed suicide after killing his wife Tuesday afternoon, according to Knox County Sheriff's spokeswoman Martha Dooley. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 19:18:24 GMT)

KCSO: Indicted pet groomer fatally stabs wife, shoots self
KNOXVILLE - The owner of a West Knox County pet spa who was under indictment for animal cruelty killed his estranged wife today and then took his own life, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Jonathan Erik Webb, 35, fatally stabbed Sarah Webb, 32, at 1731 Royal Harbor Drive about 1:30 p.m., sheriff's spokeswoman Martha Dooley said. He had been staying at the house, which the couple ... (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 20:47:53 GMT)

Do you have a picture perfect pet?
Submit a photo of your pet today and win prizes! Be certain to vote daily and ask your family and friends for their vote. Don't forget to thank our generous sponsors. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 20:48:47 GMT)

Pet Groomer Accused of Cruelty Kills Wife, Self
Authorities say a Knoxville pet groomer who had been indicted for animal cruelty killed his wife before committing suicide. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 23:03:23 GMT)

Do you have the valley's top dog (or cat)? Prove it on Pet Playoffs
Attention, animal lovers: Pet Playoffs is back on mydesert.com. Enter your cat or dog now so your furry friend has a shot at winning the contest for June. Hey animal lovers visit our pets page. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 00:16:44 GMT)

Pet spa owner charged with animal cruelty commits suicide after killing wife
Knox County Deputies confirm the Happy Tails Pet Resort and Day Spa owner shot and killed himself at the business Tuesday afternoon after fatally stabbing his wife at their home earlier in the day. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 02:31:41 GMT)

Ariston Anderson: Pet Shop Boys Write Social History 1983-2009
Ever since the mid-1980s, the Pet Shop Boys have seen the world as a London dance floor. They're nearly as celebrated for their smart, chilly... (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 03:41:02 GMT)

State "Pet" Projects?
The State of Wisconsin is facing more than a 6 billion dollar budget deficit but that is not stopping some legislators from doling out money for what opponents call "pet projects" "The fact that these were slipped in at 2 or 3 in the morning after 12 hours of debate behind closed door is suspect," said Rep. Phil Montgomery (R-Green Bay). (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 04:01:28 GMT)

Pet spa owner kills wife, self in W. Knox
The owner of a West Knox County pet spa who was under indictment on an animal cruelty charge stabbed his estranged wife to death Tuesday and then killed himself, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 04:02:53 GMT)

Pet Adoption Center to host open house
THE SAYREVILLE PET Adoption Center, 1400 Main St., will host "Paws & Stripes Forever" Open House from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 04:14:25 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
Associated Press - June 3, 2009 6:13 AM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with tainted pet food in 2007 that may have... (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 10:31:58 GMT)

Pet store offers abandoned animals
MISSOULA - A pet store in Missoula has stopped selling puppies and kittens and started offering some of the animals awaiting adoption at the Humane Society. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 11:12:44 GMT)

Advice on how to cut the cost of owning a pet
KEEPING a pet can be an expensive business. Keeping them healthy and buying treats and toys can soon add up. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:31:54 GMT)

Las Vegas company to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with tainted pet food that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats in 2007. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:35:55 GMT)

Blow Molding produces lightweight foamed PET containers.
Lightweight foamed polyethylene (PET) bottle/jar blow molding process, oPTISM, provides food/beverage brand owners with range of container aesthetics and performance capabilities. White or silvery colored bottles can be made without additives that would limit package recycling, and various other colors are supported as well. Surface has unique feel while providing tactile traction, and barrier ... (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:46:39 GMT)

Tainted pet food guilty plea
Pet owners reported thousands of dogs and cats becoming ill or dying after eating the tainted food. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:49:55 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with tainted pet food in 2007 that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:51:43 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with incidents of tainted pet food in 2007 that killed potentially thousands of animals. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:51:45 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with tainted pet food in 2007 that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:59:02 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with incidents of tainted pet food in 2007 that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 13:02:10 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
A company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with melamine-tainted pet food that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats in 2007, according to a court document. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 14:09:21 GMT)

'Guilty' Plea in Case of Pet Food That Killed Thousands
A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with tainted pet food in 2007 that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats, according to a court document. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 14:56:18 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case; may have killed thousands of dogs and cats
KANSAS CITY, Mo. A company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with melamine-tainted pet food that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats in 2007, according to a court document. An attorney for Stephen S. Miller, co-owner of ChemNutra Inc., said his client had reached a plea agreement with prosecutors and would plead guilty plea at a hearing June 16, according to the ... (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 16:41:16 GMT)

Las Vegas Pet Food Company Owners to Plead Guilty
A Las Vegas based company and it's onwers are going to plead guilty in connection with the tainted pet food outbreak in 2007. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 17:22:07 GMT)

Pet of the Week: 'Jacob'
Domestic Short Hair-black Medium Young Male Cat Pet ID: 27250 Meet Jacob, a 4-5 year old male all black cat with stellar green eyes. Jacob is really one of the most lovable and sweetest cats I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He lives to be held and just be with you. He shows his affection by bumping his head up against your face or body while purring non-stop. He seeks out contact from ... (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 20:11:51 GMT)

Presbyterian Healthcare hosts pet food and supply drive through June 30
People aren't the only ones in need because of the economy. Local animal shelters have been hard hit as more people have been forced to give up pets they cannot afford to keep. In an effort to help, all Presbyterian hospitals have just kicked off a June drive for pet food and cleaning supplies. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 20:36:38 GMT)

First Looks: Ozaki iMini Pet
Sold in five versions, this combination radio, iPod dock, and digital alarm clock is called iMini Pet ($TBD) has a huge dancing stuffed animal on top -- a bear, panda, frog, dog, or lion -- and a remote control to make the magic start from a distance. Unquestionably one of the most unusual audio systems we've yet seen with an iPod dock, the frog version ("Charles") has its own pedestal for the ... (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 20:44:37 GMT)

What makes an airline ‘pet friendly’?
On a pet-friendly airline you can be assured that your pet will be boarded right before take-off and be first off at the destination. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 21:34:13 GMT)

Paying for pet care in tough times
More pets are finding themselves homeless or going without needed care because of the tough times. ABC4 is taking action to show you more affordable ways to keep your pet... (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 23:28:00 GMT)

Pet Owners Face Stiffer Penalties For Escaped Pets
Pet owners in unincorporated areas of Riverside County may face stiffer penalties if their animals get loose. County officials announced yesterday they are strictly enforcing an ordinance that would allow fines of up to $500 dollars. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 01:55:59 GMT)

Pet food suppliers to plead guilty
LAS VEGAS, June 3 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas food ingredients company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty to charges stemming from a widespread tainted pet food case in 2007. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 02:12:59 GMT)

Lawmakers create panel to probe pet breeding
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois legislators want to know whether animals are being abused by pet stores and breeders. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 03:04:42 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with incidents of tainted pet food in 2007 that killed potentially thousands of animals. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 08:37:16 GMT)

Las Vegas company crafts plea deal in case of tainted pet food
A Las Vegas couple and their company have agreed to plead guilty in connection with imported Chinese-made pet food ingredients tainted with melamine that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats in 2007. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 09:22:49 GMT)

Pictured: The Racehorse trainer who rides his pet ZEBRA to the pub
Pictured: The Racehorse trainer who rides his pet ZEBRA to the pub (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 09:51:39 GMT)

Pet microchip clinic
LAKE ZURICH -- The Animal Care and Control division of Lake County Health Department will host a pet microchip clinic June 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Page's Healthy Paws, 249 N. Rand Road.At the clinic, pet owners can have their dog or cat permanently identified with a microchip for a fee of $15. All dogs must be leashed and cats must be in a carrier. The clinic is open to all Lake County ... (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:13:24 GMT)

To submit pet pics
Send your favorite pet photograph to greenthumb@post-trib.com or mail to Pet Pictures, Post-Tribune, 1433 E. 83rd Ave., Merrillville, IN 46410. E-mail submissions must be in JPG format and no larger than 5 MB. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number and your pet's name. Submissions without information will not be published. Photos become the property of the Post-Tribune and ... (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:27:11 GMT)

Susan Boyle to be visited daily in Priory by pet cat Pebbles
Susan Boyle the Britain's Got Talent singer will have daily visits from her pet cat Pebbles as part of her treatment in the Priory according to reports. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:40:27 GMT)

Pet Idol: Cat breaks into top 5 in 'Idol' voting
Which endearing canine or stunning feline will be the News Journal Pet Idol? (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 11:57:32 GMT)

Reduced-rate pet vaccinations on tap
Denton Animal Services officers are offering pet vaccinations at a reduced rate from 8 to 11 a.m. on June 13. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 13:26:39 GMT)

Judge rules for monkey's owner in pet cemetery case
A judge has ruled that a Melbourne pet cemetery owner pay former clients $480.50 for breaking a contract that guaranteed 100 years of “perpetual care” for their monkey’s grave. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 14:36:14 GMT)

Pet Helpers 5k fundraiser in memory of animal lover
Pet Helpers' Leslie McCravy Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Folly Beach will begin and end this Saturday at Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier. The run starts at 8 a.m. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 16:19:37 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Riley
Riley Nigro is this week's Pet of the Week in the Saugus Advertiser. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 16:40:47 GMT)

Monkey Owner Wins Pet Cemetery Case
A judge rules that a pet cemetery owner has to pay former clients for breaking a contract that guaranteed 100 years of "perpetual care." (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 17:40:29 GMT)

Pet food drive to be held
The Save The Pets Alliance in Partnership with PETCO will be host a Paws Pantry Pet Food Drive at Gulf Coast Town Center, 10020 Gulf coast Drive, 10... (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 17:42:19 GMT)

Tulsa Pet Groomer Comes To You
A Tulsa groomer brings the salon to your pet. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 22:38:14 GMT)

Pet shelter plans Giant Yard Sale
Sayreville Pet Adoption Center, 1400 Main St., will hold a Giant Yard Sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7 in the center's parking lot. Donations of items for the sale will be accepted at the shelter 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5 and 6 only. Clothing, linens and shoes will not be accepted. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 23:25:50 GMT)

Pet shelter plans Giant Yard Sale
Sayreville Pet Adoption Center, 1400 Main St., will hold a Giant Yard Sale 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. June 7 in the center's parking lot. Donations of items for the sale will be accepted at the shelter 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5 and 6 only. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 23:31:10 GMT)

Film explores Katrina pet ownership disputes
BC-US--Katrina-Pet Reunions, 1st Ld-Writethru,0794 Film explores Katrina pet ownership disputes Eds: Moving on general news and entertainment services. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 00:06:46 GMT)

Pet food for thought
Greg Smith, Josh Pirogowicz, Bryan Whinnery and other workers from K&S Millwrights of Beloit and Alliance Crane and Rigging line the roof and silo tops of Ohio Pet Foods of Lisbon as they work on constructing a bucket grain elevator at the factory Thursday. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 02:55:54 GMT)

Pet loss support group to meet
A pet loss support group will meet for four weeks from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Tues., June 9 at Camarillo Hospice, 400 Rosewood Ave., Ste. 102, Camarillo. The program is free. For more information, call (805) 389-6870, ext. 19. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 03:33:31 GMT)

Low-cost pet vaccinations set
Pet vaccinations set&#x (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 04:06:42 GMT)

Pet hospital keeps up with the times
Housed in a glass cabinet inside the waiting room at Yosemite Pet Hospital is a tiny museum of antique veterinary equipment— artifacts found during a renovation of the hospital five years ago. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 04:16:39 GMT)

Hundreds compete for jobs at pet store
Hundreds of job seekers descended on the Village Mall Thursday, vying for 20 to 25 jobs the forthcoming Pet Supplies Plus store will offer. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 05:23:57 GMT)

Be wary of pet sellers - Fri, 05 Jun 2009 PST
The recent Kennewick puppy mill raid (“Rescued puppies seek caring home,” May 30) should open people’s eyes to the reality of what buying dogs from breeders and pet stores can do. If people continue to buy from breeders there will always be people like the lone woman running this operation who abuse animals to make a quick buck. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 07:23:28 GMT)

York Adopt-a-Pet
Kaeli Lundstrom (13) and Tierney Casper (12) had their birthday party at Skate Island. They had seven guests at their party and they brought donations for York Adopt A Pet. Thank you so much for helping our dogs and cats!! (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 07:25:52 GMT)

Cutest Pet Photo Contest
Calling all cats, dogs and lovable family pets. Submit your photos now thru June 16th for our Cutest Pet Photo Contest! Grab your camera or photo album and get your cutest pet photo ready. It's the official start of the annual Cutest Pet Photo Contest. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 08:34:15 GMT)

Pet mill pups land at Mishawaka's Pet Refuge :Pet Refuge takes in dogs found in raid.
Thirty-five dogs and puppies rolled into Mishawaka's Pet Refuge on Thursday night from New Albany to find new homes after being rescued from a pet mill at a Harrison County farm. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 11:03:26 GMT)

Pet Idol: Voting ends at 5 p.m. today
Which endearing canine or stunning feline will be the News Journal Pet Idol? (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 11:13:02 GMT)

Judge rules for monkey's owners in pet cemetery dispute
A Melbourne pet cemetery owner will have to pay former clients $480.50 for breaking a contract that guaranteed 100 years of "perpetual care" for their monkey's grave, a judge has ruled. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 11:30:50 GMT)

Pet of the Week
The Westside Humane Society offers “Chance” as the Taft Independent’s Pet of the Week. Chance was surrendered to WSHS in May 2008. He is about 1 year old. A pleasant mixture of black lab and pit bull brings a beautiful stance and the playful lab out in Chance. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:23:18 GMT)

Pet cemetery owner loses lawsuit
The owner of central Florida pet cemetery must pay former clients $480.50 for failing to maintain a squirrel monkey's grave. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:17:04 GMT)

Product News - KennettNet Introduces Clarus Pet Management for the Mac
Kennett Software announced the immediate availability of Clarus 1.0 for the Mac on Friday. Clarus is a pet management application that tracks important data and records for your furry -- or scaled -- friends. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 16:39:35 GMT)

Soundboard blog: Pet Shop Boys headed to House of Blues
Pet Shop Boys are booked for a Sept. 11 show at House of Blues, which will make my buddy Billy Manes very happy. And my pal Patti. And bunches of other people. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 16:52:14 GMT)

Seminole could tell pet owners to spay or pay
Seminole County pet owners take note: If you don't spay Fluffy or neuter Spot, you could have to pay more for a pet license. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 16:53:14 GMT)

Pet Idol winner announced
From left are Alex Galiana of Marco Community Bank, Elaine Ritchie with a photo of her cat, Bibs, who won Best In Show for the Pet Idol contest, Madison Hopkins with her dog Maggie, who was the first runner-up, Adam Koszo, Parks and Recreation Director Bryan Milk and Sun Times Publisher Val Simon. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 18:44:41 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys anticipate North American 'Pandemonium'
British synth-pop icons Pet Shop Boys [ tickets ] will return to North America this summer for a "Pandemonium Tour" behind their recent release, "Yes." Following a month-long European run that kicks off next week, the duo--Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe--will bring the multimedia concert to North America beginning Aug. 29 in Montreal. The 18-date outing will touch down in major markets across the ... (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 18:56:55 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Present at the Piper Jaffray 29th Annual Consumer Conference on June 9, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company announced today that management will meet with investors at the Piper Jaffray 29th Annual Consumer Conference in New York on June 9, 2009. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 20:00:00 GMT)

KennettNet intros Clarus 1.0 pet manager
KennettNet has released the first version of Clarus. The application is used to manage a variety of pet-related documents, including veterinary bills, expense receipts, and insurance or medical records. The software can also generate posters for missing pets, complete with photos, details and reward information.... (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 20:40:11 GMT)

Today's Pet: Miley
AMARILLO -- Every Friday we introduce you to another pet out at the Amarillo Humane Society. Miley is just one of the many animals avalible out at the shelter. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 22:03:34 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with incidents of tainted pet food in 2007 that killed potentially thousands of animals. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 22:30:08 GMT)

Pet Cemetery Owner Loses Lawsuit Over Monkey Grave
The owner of Central Florida pet cemetery must pay former clients $480.50 for failing to maintain a squirrel monkey's grave. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 22:51:40 GMT)

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with incidents of tainted pet food in 2007 that killed potentially thousands of animals. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 07:34:16 GMT)

Cutest Pet Photo Contest
Calling all cats, dogs and lovable family pets. Submit your photos now thru June 16th for our Cutest Pet Photo Contest! Grab your camera or photo album and get your cutest pet photo ready. It's the official start of the annual Cutest Pet Photo Contest. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 08:34:15 GMT)

FOTAS to help out animals with thrift store and pet adoption center
COSHOCTON - The new Friends of The Animal Shelter (FOTAS) Thrift Store & Pet Adoption Center is packed with good deals and adorable cats and dogs looking for a good home. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 12:15:21 GMT)

Christian Food Pantry welcomes donations of pet food, treats
victims of a challenging economy. And aware of how popular pet food drop-offs are becoming, volunteers at the pantry want to let members of the community know that contributions of dog and cat food and pet treats always are welcomed at their donation center. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 12:27:53 GMT)

Will Warner Grow Tired of Its Pet Indie?
Now inside the biggest and most corporate of major Hollywood studios, New Line is surprising some people as it manages to hang on to its indie flair. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 18:40:34 GMT)

Pet group Acorn plans Scottish expansion
ACORN Pet Centres plans to expand to 39 stores throughout Scotland this year after racking up a 17 per cent increase in turnover in 2008. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 23:07:36 GMT)

Tenants face heartbreak over landlord pet ban
It's an agonising choice, your home or your pet? (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 23:15:33 GMT)

Will Warner Grow Tired of Its Pet Indie?
Now inside the biggest and most corporate of major Hollywood studios, New Line is surprising some people as it manages to hang on to its indie flair. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 00:25:03 GMT)

Gearbox: Collapsible pet bowls make traveling easier
Name: Bamboo Pet Silicone Travel Bowl (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 03:42:09 GMT)

Cutest Pet Photo Contest
Calling all cats, dogs and lovable family pets. Submit your photos now thru June 16th for our Cutest Pet Photo Contest! Grab your camera or photo album and get your cutest pet photo ready. It's the official start of the annual Cutest Pet Photo Contest. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 05:34:15 GMT)

Will Warner Grow Tired of New Line, Its Pet Indie?
Now folded into Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema is surprising some as it manages to hang on to its indie flair. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 07:32:09 GMT)

Pet owners rush to use Neuter Now program
Veterinarians on Oahu have received numerous calls from pet owners eager to get their pets spayed or neutered since the Hawaiian Humane Society took back control of the city program last week. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 11:39:11 GMT)

PET RAT WANTED!!
Does anybody have a pet rat for sale or know where I can get one?? If so, please please let me know. Thanks! (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 12:34:34 GMT)

The Pet Psychic Answers an Inquiry about Animals and Spirits
The Pet Psychic answers an inquiry about animals and spirits. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 13:08:50 GMT)

Seminole County: An 'intact' pet could cost you
Pet owners take note: If you don't spay Fluffy or neuter Spot, you could pay more for a pet license. Seminole County Animals Services is considering increasing fees for "intact" cats and dogs from $11 to $35. Fees for spayed or neutered animals would decrease from $6 to $5. The county wants people to get their pets fixed to reduce unwanted pet populations. Animal Services estimates there are ... (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 15:08:24 GMT)

Mo. pet cemetery helps owners grieve
Associated Press - June 7, 2009 1:14 PM ET CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A southeastern Missouri cemetery has created a place for pet lovers to bury their family dogs or cats. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 17:28:44 GMT)

Kid and Pet-Friendly Pest Control [DIY]
There are a myriad of off-the-shelf pest control solutions you can use to get rid of everything from ants to wasps, but very few are kid and pet friendly. This homemade solution is. Photo by... (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 20:52:38 GMT)

NEW Mo. pet cemetery helps owners grieve
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Like other cemeteries, stone angels, marble grave markers and wooden crosses dot the lawn at Cedar Hills Pet Cemetery. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 20:56:32 GMT)

Pet food withdrawn after mystery illness
THE third contaminated pet food scare in six months has upset veterinarians and prompted calls for stronger regulations. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 01:28:07 GMT)

Pet spay/neuter clinic Thursday, Friday
ARK Mobile Veterinary Clinic will hold a Spay/Neuter Clinic on Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 at 2063 North Hamilton in Willcox. For appointments call 520-703-3001. The event is sponsored by the Cochise County Humane Society and Cochise County Sheriffs Office, with funding from Arizona Pet Plate grants. For financial assistance, call 520-803-7385. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 03:34:20 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Co. (CENT)
Management at Central Garden & Pet Co. is addressing a difficult environment of weak retail sales, adverse weather and higher costs, which have affected the company's sales and profitability. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 05:00:00 GMT)

Missouri pet cemetery helps owners grieve
CAPE GIRARDEAU — Like other cemeteries, stone angels, marble grave markers and wooden crosses dot the lawn at Cedar Hills Pet Cemetery. At some of the grave sites, loved ones have left behind elaborate floral arrangements; other sites are surrounded by brick cobblestones or wrought iron fences. Chew toys adorn more than one burial site, and some families have purchased adjoining plots so their ... (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 05:15:38 GMT)

Humane Society of Lackawanna County pet walk draws diverse crowd
Scooter wore "doggles," a skunk rode in a stroller and the Humane Society of Lackawanna County got a new name Sunday at the center's annual pet walk. The society will now be known as the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, officials announ (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 08:18:30 GMT)

Cutest Pet Photo Contest
Calling all cats, dogs and lovable family pets. Submit your photos now thru June 16th for our Cutest Pet Photo Contest! Grab your camera or photo album and get your cutest pet photo ready. It's the official start of the annual Cutest Pet Photo Contest. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 08:34:15 GMT)

Airport seeks operator to build pet hotel
Airport officials are seeking a private operator to build and manage a "pet-boarding hotel and resort" near Louisville International Airport. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority wants to offer another amenity to the flying public. Click here to visit KentuckianaPets.com for all things dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and more including forums, photos, videos and blogs (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 08:45:30 GMT)

Pet dog dies in 4wd crash
Police say four people have survived a car crash outside Darwin with minor injuries, but a pet dog died at the scene. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 09:33:42 GMT)

Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Highlights: Chunghwa Telecom, Central Garden & Pet Co., Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and MGIC
CHICAGO----Zacks Equity Research highlights Chunghwa Telecom as the Bull of the Day and Central Garden & Pet Co. the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Fannie Mae , Freddie Mac and MGIC . (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 12:55:00 GMT)

Renters look for pet-friendly apartments
Landlords might want to consider a more pet-friendly policy if they want to get their apartments rented, a new survey by Apartments.com finds. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 13:04:43 GMT)

Pet Supermarket Presents: Dog Fest at the Park in Oakland Park, FL
SUNRISE, Fla.----Join Pet Supermarket as the company brings together South Florida dogs and their owners for its first ever Dog Fest at the Park on June 13, 2009 at the Oakland Bark in Oakland Park, Florida. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 14:51:00 GMT)

Massive Public Works Bill Could Give Lawmakers $500 Million for Pet Projects
State legislators approved a huge $29 billion public works program to create jobs and repair the state’s infrastructure, however roughly $500 million can be spent in legislator’s home districts on pet projects such as $50k for the Candlewick Lake Association, a gated lakefront community near Rockford with a 220-acre lake and a 9-hole golf course. The community did not ask for the money but ... (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 14:59:54 GMT)

Renters look for pet-friendly apartments
Landlords might want to consider a more pet-friendly policy if they want to get their apartments rented, a new survey by Apartments.com found. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 19:08:45 GMT)

Assembly committee OKs bill to expand low-cost pet sterilization
Low-cost pet sterilization would be available to a wider range of needy dog and cat owners, under a bill approved today by an Assembly committee. To qualify for the subsidized operations, owners would have to show proof of benefits from state or federal public-assistance programs. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 20:02:50 GMT)

Centre Co. Pet Food Pantry
COLLEGE TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY - As the economy continues to sputter, more and more local families are making some tough budget decisions. In Centre County, two women are determined to make sure feeding the family pet is not a casualty of the recession. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 20:44:32 GMT)

Bake Sale Benefits Pet Placement Center June 26
There will be a bake sale at Greenlife Grocery to benefit Pet Placement Center on June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Pet Placement Center is a small no-kill rescue located in Red Bank. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 22:07:39 GMT)

Low-cost pet sterilization bill approved by N.J. Assembly committee
TRENTON -- Low-cost pet sterilization would be available to a wider range of needy dog and cat owners, under a bill approved today by an Assembly committee. To qualify for the subsidized operations, owners would have to show proof of... (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 23:39:28 GMT)

Eastday-Dog license hearing for pet owners
RESIDENTS in downtown Luwan District will now need to attend a hearing with their neighbors if they want to keep a pet dog. (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 00:35:52 GMT)

Dog license hearing for pet owners in Shanghai
Residents in downtown Luwan District of Shanghai will now need to attend a hearing with their neighbors if they want to keep a pet dog. The pilot program has been launched in the district in a bid to avoid neighborhood disputes caused by dogs, the district's public security bureau director was quoted as saying by Tuesday's Shanghai Daily. Households that fail to get the nod from all five ... (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 04:37:30 GMT)

Cutest Pet Photo Contest
Calling all cats, dogs and lovable family pets. Submit your photos now thru June 16th for our Cutest Pet Photo Contest! Grab your camera or photo album and get your cutest pet photo ready. It's the official start of the annual Cutest Pet Photo Contest. (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 08:34:16 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK
I wish I could tell you my story. Somehow I ended up at a rural shelter where I wiggled my way and charmed one of the staff members from Save-A-Pet that was there to pick up a couple of dogs. She took me outside and I walked really nicely and leaned on her, just begging her to please not leave me behind. Somehow I knew that this was going to be a better place, but even when I first came here, I ... (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:25:43 GMT)

OCTAL Petrochemicals substitutes 90 per cent of Oman's PET imports
Muscat, Oman, June 9, 2009: After just five months of operations at its new manufacturing facility in the Salalah Free Zone, emerging global packaging leader OCTAL Petrochemicals OCTAL Petrochemicals has substituted 90 per cent of PET resin imports into Oman, valued at nearly US$42 million a year. (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 11:10:52 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Iris is a blue-eyed charger who is ready to herd you right out the front door for long walks. This pet may already have been adopted, but others are available. Call 356-2218. (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 11:40:18 GMT)

Octal Petrochemicals substitutes 90% of Oman's PET imports
After just five months of operations at its new manufacturing facility in the Salalah Free Zone, emerging global packaging leader Octal Petrochemicals has substituted 90% of PET resin imports into Oman, valued at nearly $42m a year. (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 12:05:07 GMT)

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