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Couple saved after pet dog rescue
A couple are rescued from the sea three days after their pet dog was saved following a cliff fall. (Thu, 20 Aug 2009 20:25:14 GMT)

Looking Good! SOMA Pet Day Benefit for San Francisco SPCA Hosted by the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & ...
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, is presenting SOMA Pet Day on Saturday, August 22, 2009, 11AM - 3PM. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 03:10:06 GMT)

State Ends Pet Store Inspections
The state Department of Agriculture will no longer inspect or license state pet shops or riding stables. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 03:22:37 GMT)

Mentor planners vote down pet store
Public opinion won out over a proposed pet store Thursday evening after questions circulated about the unnamed source of the animals. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:51:19 GMT)

Court hears how Newbiggin pet dog was hanged
A PET dog was found hanged to death after it had jumped out of a back garden enclosure in which it had been tethered by its owner, a court was told yesterday. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 07:23:25 GMT)

Five-year pet ban on starving dog’s owner
A mother from Cannock Chase who failed to feed her family's pet dog properly has been banned from keeping animals for five years by magistrates. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:43:56 GMT)

Intelerad Receives FDA Clearance For Its PET/CT Image Fusion Module
Intelerad Medical Systems, an industry-leading PACS solution vendor, is pleased to announce it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market and distribute its PET/CT Image Fusion product. This 510(k) clearance ensures that the PET/CT Image Fusion functionality can now be sold as a fully integrated module within Intelerad's signature IntelePACS solution. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:13:29 GMT)

House Share - Double Bedroom - Share all Facilites - Pet Welcome
A double bedroom in a 2 Bedroom Bungalow at Sandybrook. Share all facilities. Enclosed secure garden and pet welcome. £ 680.00 per month includes all bills 1 month deposit (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:29:24 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Ellie
Ellie McNally is this week's Pet of the Week in the Saugus Advertiser. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:33:29 GMT)

Humane Society opens pet food bank on Sundays to Indian River residents
The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County pet food bank will be open every Sunday in the shelter’s Adoption and Education Center. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 13:11:54 GMT)

Buck stretcher -- Pet care
Preventative care for your pet generally is the cheapest way to keep vet bills down and to make sure your pets remain healthy. Make sure your pet is fed the right amount of food -- not too much, not too little. Ask your vet or a pet care professional for h (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 16:11:38 GMT)

Pet of the Week 8/21/09
WTAP News at Noon's Pet of the Week for August 21st is Bernadine, a three year old St. Bernard / Basset Hound mix. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 17:00:51 GMT)

State may ax pet store inspections
Looking to save money, the state may cut inspections to pet stores and riding stables. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 17:12:22 GMT)

Pet Fair to be held Saturday
The Altus Dog Park Association is sponsoring a Dog Daze of Summer Pet Fair at the Altus Community Center on Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be dog obedience demonstrations all throughou... (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 17:18:10 GMT)

Low Cost Pay Neuteur Clinic for Pet Owners
Money will no longer have to be an issue for pet owners who want their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 18:25:47 GMT)

Pet adoption event set for Saturday
There will be a pet adoption event from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Orscheln Farm and Home Store. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 19:21:32 GMT)

Congressman proposes bill to give tax break to pet owners
From cash for clunkers to cash for pets, a member of congress has filed a bill that would give U.S. pet owners a big deduction on their income taxes. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:43:56 GMT)

Pet adoption set for Saturday at Mobile County Animal Shelter
The Mobile County Animal Shelter will hold a pet adoption Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the facility, 7665 Howells Ferry Road. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:51:30 GMT)

Longtime South Bay Pet Shop Fighting To Stay Open
A rescue mission is underway in the South Bay to save the oldest independently-owned pet store there. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:51:26 GMT)

Money-saving tips for pet owners
You've stopped dining out and planned your vacation closer to home. Now it's time to save money on your pets by taking care of some pet needs yourself. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 01:43:46 GMT)

OSU Veterinary Center Offers Pet Care Seminar
Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is once again offering its Pet Care Seminars, which are open to the public at no charge.  The first seminar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in McElroy Hall auditorium on the Stillwater campus. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 01:59:11 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Sunshine
This week’s WAGS Pet of the Week is Sunshine, a shepherd mix puppy. She is about 12 weeks old, very cute and lovable. The Wagoner Animal Guardian Society has a number of other mixed breed puppies of all sizes and shapes just waiting for loving homes. Call either number for information. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 03:48:07 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Rusty
This week’s Coins4Critters pet of the week is Rusty. He is a Dachshund mix and is approximately 1 to 2 years old. He is house-trained and likes other dogs and cats. He is a pretty laid back little guy. He loves being in the house rather than outside. He has been wormed and has had his first shots. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 03:48:16 GMT)

Mentor planners vote down pet store
Public opinion won out over a proposed pet store Thursday evening after questions circulated about the unnamed source of the animals. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 04:18:29 GMT)

2009 Page County 4-H Cat and Pet Show Results
The 2009 4-H and FFA Cat and Pet Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Ron Sanson Pavilion at the Page County Fairgrounds in Clarinda. Bonnie Goodson from Corning, Iowa, was the judge. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 05:46:06 GMT)

Mentor planners vote down pet store
Public opinion won out over a proposed pet store Thursday evening after questions circulated about the unnamed source of the animals. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 08:03:29 GMT)

Pet pal
Pet pal Dear Readers: Irene Balogh of Willimantic, Conn., sent a photo of her sheltie, Gypsy Rose Lee, and her granddaughter, Kate, enjoying a tea party. Irene says: "Whenever my granddaughter comes over for the day, she takes the tea set that she played (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 08:08:35 GMT)

La SPCA offers pet first aid course
NEW ORLEANS -- First aid for Fido? CPR for Kitty? The Louisiana SPCA announced Friday that it is offering a two-week non-credit course on pet first aid and CPR at Delgado... (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:07:12 GMT)

Dad hurt in attack after pet is savaged by dog
A DOG OWNER is appealing for information after her pet was savaged in a horrific attack which left her dad needing hospital treatment. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:09:34 GMT)

Our cruellest pet owner?
A DOG owner fired five nails into his pet's head because he did not have a car to take him to the vet to be put down. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 12:28:46 GMT)

Family thrilled to be reunited with runaway pet tortoise
ADAMS COUNTY - Mali's not particularly cute. She's not even cuddly or soft. But she is Matt and Evie Sivigliano's pet. She was missing and they wanted her back. Friday night they got their wish. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:01:54 GMT)

Pet Beauty Pageant meetings scheduled
Pet Beauty Pageant meetings scheduled (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:08:47 GMT)

Is this our cruellest pet owner?
A DOG owner fired five nails into his pet's head because he did not have a car to take him to the vet to be put down. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

New pet licensing program okayed
TLee County Board of County Commissioners recently approved a revision to the County's Pet Licensing Program. The revision is not an increase but changes the requirements to qualify for reduced license fees. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:28:40 GMT)

Adopt-a-pet
Home sought for Poncho, a 2-year-old male Pyrenees-lab mix. Poncho is very friendly and in need of a good home. He would make a great pet for any large property. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 17:21:48 GMT)

Cass River Pet FriendZ car show invites entries
CARO -- The Cass River Pet FriendZ are hosting their seventh annual car show from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Caro Soccer Field, 1136 E. Caro across from the Moose Lodge. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:01:59 GMT)

Big thanks to all who made city festival a pet project
Big Creek Pet Hospital would like to thank everyone who participated to make Animal Idol 2009 a success. The event was part of the Middleburg Heights Summer in the City Festival held earlier this summer.... (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:50:31 GMT)

Broward pet of the week
Chase is a 1 1/2-year-old Siberian Husky mix who is creamy white, great with kids and loves to go to the dog park. To adopt Chase (ID No. 340463) or any other pet, visit the Humane Society of Broward County at 2070 Griffin Rd., just west of Interstate 95 in Dania Beach. (Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:56:26 GMT)

Adopt-a-pet
Home sought for Poncho, a 2-year-old male Pyrenees-lab mix. Poncho is very friendly and in need of a good home. He would make a great pet for any large property. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 01:51:48 GMT)

Pet of the Week
PET OF THE WEEK: Oliver is a 4-month-old terrier mix. This puppy is extremely playful and likes to run around and explore. He also likes to play with other dogs. If you are interested in adopting Oliver, call the Plainview Humane Society at 806-296-2311, e-mail plvhumanesociety@hotmail.com or visit 500 S.W. Third from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Dog adoptions are $75 and cats are $50, which ... (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 03:47:21 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Dottie, a 7-year-old female Beagle mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of Sou (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 04:02:07 GMT)

Broward pet of the week
Chase is a 1 1/2-year-old Siberian Husky mix who is creamy white, great with kids and loves to go to the dog park. To adopt Chase (ID No. 340463) or any other pet, visit the Humane Society of Broward County at 2070 Griffin Rd., just west of Interstate 95 in Dania Beach. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 05:01:27 GMT)

Pet insurance on the rise
The Insurance Information Institute recommends that consumers make sure they understand their pet insurance coverage before purchasing a policy. Consumers should know what they will pay and what they will get in return. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 05:19:23 GMT)

2009 Page County 4-H Cat and Pet Show Results
The 2009 4-H and FFA Cat and Pet Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Ron Sanson Pavilion at the Page County Fairgrounds in Clarinda. Bonnie Goodson from Corning, Iowa, was the judge. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 05:53:33 GMT)

Pet trusts offer animal lovers peace of mind
(ARA) - Jerry and Judi Wilkerson love their bulldog, Lulu Bell - so much so that they decided to set up a pet trust. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 06:22:49 GMT)

Pet-food drive gets Purina boost in Denver
A drive to gather pet food for financially stressed pet owners has received 50,000 pounds of food from the Purina company. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 07:19:07 GMT)

City says pet license fee increase needed to offset costs
OCEAN SHORES — If the City Council approves a revised ordinance increasing pet licensing fees, pet owners in Ocean Shores will pay the most expensive fees for regular pet licenses on the Harbor. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 08:23:53 GMT)

Photographer offers pet portraits to benefit new Palm Springs Animal Shelter
Pet owners will have an opportunity starting September 1 to immortalize their pets while helping to raise funds for a new animal shelter planned for Palm Springs. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 09:21:45 GMT)

Pet of the Week
PET OF THE WEEK: Oliver is a 4-month-old terrier mix. This puppy is extremely playful and likes to run around and explore. He also likes to play with other dogs. If you are interested in adopting Oliver, call the Plainview Humane Society at 806-296-2311, e-mail plvhumanesociety@hotmail.com or visit 500 S.W. Third from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Dog adoptions are $75 and cats are $50, which ... (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 09:48:00 GMT)

Pet Matters: Keeping yourself, family safe by vaccinating your pets
Vaccines are designed to protect pets against serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Combination vaccines allow one injection to protect a pet against several disease causing agents. With appropriate booster protocols, pets are considered protected. How completely they are protected and for how long vary with the disease-causing organism. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 11:04:38 GMT)

When your pet dies, consider grief counseling
The death of a pet is extremely difficult and painful. For some, it takes a very long time before the sadness goes away. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:16:46 GMT)

RSPCA willed millions by pet owners
THE RSPCA is being showered with millions of dollars left in wills by loving pet owners, including three wealthy women who left more than $13 million. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

Pet of 'Extreme Makeover' family runs away
The Nathan Montgomery family pet, Samson, is on the run, according to Becky Rowe, general manager of Hendrick House in Urbana, where the father of Nathan Montgomery works. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 16:24:29 GMT)

2009 Page County 4-H Cat and Pet Show Results
The 2009 4-H and FFA Cat and Pet Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Ron Sanson Pavilion at the Page County Fairgrounds in Clarinda. Bonnie Goodson from Corning, Iowa, was the judge. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 16:38:06 GMT)

Adopt-a-pet
Home sought for Poncho, a 2-year-old male Pyrenees-lab mix. Poncho is very friendly and in need of a good home. He would make a great pet for any large property. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 18:51:48 GMT)

Adopt-a-pet
Home sought for Poncho, a 2-year-old male Pyrenees-lab mix. Poncho is very friendly and in need of a good home. He would make a great pet for any large property. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 21:21:48 GMT)

Annual pet photo contest returns for fair
Have a funny picture of Fido or a heartwarming photo of Whiskers? The Bitter Root Humane Association is once again holding a pet photo contest in search of the Bitterroot’s cutest, funniest or most endearing pets. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 02:19:52 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Michelle, an 8-year-old female Retriever mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 04:17:07 GMT)

Pet of the week
Every week, we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week. This week we have a male husky... He's about one year old... and is already neutered. Animal Control workers say he's been at the impound for around a week and a half... He has one blu (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 04:28:46 GMT)

Sasha Frere-Jones: The Pet Shop Boys’ Pandemonium tour.
I’ve seen the Pet Shop Boys three times, and I cannot recall ever seeing Chris Lowe move. Lowe is the non-singing, writing Boy; Neil Tennant is the writing and singing Boy; and neither member of the utterly brilliant dance-music duo is big on the overt. Their songs return again and again . . . (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 05:57:49 GMT)

Pet Fashion Week draws New York's best dressed dogs to Chelsea
Some of New York's best dressed dogs strutted their stuff Sunday at Pet Fashion Week in Chelsea. There were sweaters for shih-tzus, gowns for great Danes and leashes that looked great on lhasa apsos. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 09:10:39 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption August 24, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption August 24, 2009 (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 09:50:18 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Koko is as sweet as chocolate and is hoping for someone with a tender touch. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 11:36:51 GMT)

Flydog Debuts Spill-Proof Travel Bowl in Gift Bags for Pet-Loving Celebrities
HOLLYWOOD----Flydog, a division of Perfect Pet Solutions, Inc., announced today that its Spill-Proof Travel Bowl has been selected by Distinctive Assets for its HollyWOOF A-List Doggie Gift Bag. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:23:00 GMT)

MGP Ingredients sells Kansas City, Kan., plant to Sergeant’s Pet Care
MGP Ingredients Inc. sold its Kansas City, Kan., plant to Sergeant’s Pet Care Products Inc. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:04:46 GMT)

Flydog Debuts Spill-Proof Travel Bowl in Gift Bags for Pet-Loving Celebrities
HOLLYWOOD--Flydog, a division of Perfect Pet Solutions, Inc., announced today that its Spill-Proof Travel Bowl has been selected by Distinctive Assets for its HollyWOOF A-List Doggie Gift Bag. Flydog’s travel bowl will be given to 25 Hollywood celebrity dog owners, including Ellen DeGeneres, Mickey Rourke, Glenn Close and Katherine Heigl. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:09:11 GMT)

MGP Ingredients sells plant in Kansas City, Kan., to Sergeant's Pet Care Products
ATCHISON, KAN. — MGP Ingredients Inc. said Monday it has completed the sale of its Kansas City, Kan., plant to Sergeant's Pet Care Products Inc. for an initial payment of $3.6 million. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:42:28 GMT)

Adopt-a-pet
Home sought for Poncho, a 2-year-old male Pyrenees-lab mix. Poncho is very friendly and in need of a good home. He would make a great pet for any large property. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:51:07 GMT)

MGP Ingredients, Inc. Announces Sale of KC Facility, Pet Business to Sergeant's Pet Care Products
ATCHISON, Kan. -- MGP Ingredients, Inc. has announced the sale of its Kansas City, Kan., facility to Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. The sale was completed this past Friday, Aug. 21, for an initial payment of $3.6 million, with provision for additional earn out payments to be paid over time. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:00:27 GMT)

Sergeant's(R) Pet Care Products Acquires KC Production Facility From MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. has announced the acquisition of a state-of-the-art production facility from MGP Ingredients, Inc., effective August 21, 2009. The sale of the Kansas City, Kan., facility includes all equipment used for the production and packaging of pet-related products, which principally includes extruded plant-based resins and finished pet treats. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:32:00 GMT)

2009 Page County 4-H Cat and Pet Show Results
The 2009 4-H and FFA Cat and Pet Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Ron Sanson Pavilion at the Page County Fairgrounds in Clarinda. Bonnie Goodson from Corning, Iowa, was the judge. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 18:18:33 GMT)

When a pet chooses you
Sometimes, when you're trying to choose a pet, what actually happens is that the pet chooses you . Know what I mean? It happened to me with the cat-love of my life, Pierre. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 01:48:30 GMT)

Annual pet photo contest returns for fair
Have a funny picture of Fido or a heartwarming photo of Whiskers? The Bitter Root Humane Association is once again holding a pet photo contest in search of the Bitterroot’s cutest, funniest or most endearing pets. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 02:59:32 GMT)

Pet dog walks girl, 12, to school and back every day
After 12-year-old Liao Chun's faithful pet dog died of an illness last year, its pup took over the job of walking the girl to school and back every day. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 03:08:38 GMT)

MGP Ingredients sells factory in KCK to Sergeant’s Pet Care Products of Nebraska
An Omaha, Neb., company has bought the Kansas City, Kan., factory that once made Greenies pet treats, idling 25 employees at the plant. Sergeant’s Pet Care Products Inc. paid Atchison, Kan.-based MGP Ingredients Inc. $3.6 million for the plant at 16 Kansas Ave. The deal included equipment MGP used to make other pet treats but not the equipment it used to make a texture protein meat extender and ... (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 03:17:14 GMT)

Owners of pet snake arrested in death
OXFORD, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Two Oxford, Fla., adults whose pet snake strangled a 2-year-old were arrested Monday in connection with the death, Sumter County sheriff's officials said. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 04:32:23 GMT)

Thieves hit pet rescue group's donation jars
Thieves stole the donations at two charity-run pet adoption fairs Sunday, making off with $400 to $600 earmarked for pet food and medical care, the nonprofit's president said. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 04:51:24 GMT)

Dying man finds home for beloved pet
Dying man finds home for beloved pet (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 05:01:33 GMT)

Couple banned from owning pet
A Wellington couple have been banned from owning a pet for life after their cat was found emaciated, covered in faeces, with maggots growing in its flesh. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:41:44 GMT)

Family, pet escape South Bend house fire
An early-morning fire on Monday sent a family and their pet scrambling to safety out of their house. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:58:30 GMT)

MEDRAD and USF sign research agreement to study FDG administration effect on the workflow for PET imaging procedures
MEDRAD, Inc. has signed a research agreement with the University of South Florida (USF) to study the impact of automated Fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) administration on the workflow for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging procedures. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:57:45 GMT)

2 charged in child's death by pet python
By Suevon Lee Two individuals were arrested Monday on charges of manslaughter, third-degree murder and child abuse in connection to the death of Shaiunna Hare, the 2-year-old Sumter County girl found strangled to death in her crib by a pet Burmese python. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:09:19 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Dapper Rex is ready to spend his evenings with you—every night for the rest of his life. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:46:21 GMT)

SpotLight GPS Pet Locator From Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. Now Available on Amazon.com
Innovative Pet Protection Service Set to Launch Comprehensive Online Retail Campaign (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:37:54 GMT)

Send us your pet columns!
For The Boyertown Area Times We want to hear about your pet! Tell us his or her name, how you met your pet, what he or she likes to eat...etc. Also send us a picture or two. You can e-mail it to Heather Tassmer, htassmer@berksmontnews.com or mail to 124 North Chestnut Street, Boyertown, PA 19512. If you are mailing in pictures, please put your name and address on the back of them so we know to ... (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:54:12 GMT)

SpotLight GPS Pet Locator from Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. Now Available On Amazon.com
Raleigh, N.C. – August 25, 2009 - Positioning Animal Worldwide, Inc. (PAW), a leader in pet tracking technology and recovery services, today announced the availability of their innovative SpotLight GPS Pet Locator on Amazon.com. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:18:10 GMT)

BARC holding two pet adoption drives Tuesday
Are you looking to add a furry friend to your family? BARC is hosting two pet adoption drives Tuesday. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:53:22 GMT)

Couple Charged After Pet Python Kills 2-Year-Old
More than a month after a 2-year-old Florida girl was suffocated by a pet python, her mother now faces charges in the child's death. Officials report that 19-year-old Jaren Ashley Hare and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles Jason Darnell, were both charged Monday with manslaughter, third degree murder and child abuse in the July 1 death of 2-year-old Shaianna Hare. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:13:19 GMT)

Honor Spirit and Memory of a Special Pet During National Pet Memorial Month
National Pet Memorial Month in September is the ideal time to honor the life of a beloved pet--yours or someone else's. Morris Animal Foundation's pet sympathy cards celebrate the life of a lost pet and also offer animal lovers an opportunity to improve the future of animal health. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:17:00 GMT)

ADOPT a pet this weekend
Lost Paws Animal Rescue is a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor pet adoption events on Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the PET SMART store in Bridgewater's Promenade Mall, intersection of Route 28 and Route 287. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:39:56 GMT)

Puppy love: Use olive oil to soothe pet ailments
From their nose to their toes, many pet ailments can be soothed with olive oil. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:28:05 GMT)

Pet Valu, Inc. - Shareholders approve plan of arrangement
Pet Valu, Inc. and Pet Valu Canada Inc. today announced that at a special meeting of PVCI shareholders held this morning, shareholders approved the previously announced plan of arrangement pursuant to which affiliates of Roark Capital Partners II AIV AG, L.P. will acquire all of the issued and outstanding exchangeable shares of PVCI for $13.68 in cash per Exchangeable Share . (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:16:00 GMT)

Couple arrested after pet python kills daughter
OXFORD, Florida - Authorities say the mother of a Florida girl suffocated by a pet python last month has been charged in the child's death. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Jaren Ashley Hare and her boyfriend,... (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 02:06:15 GMT)

Amnesty program comes to close for pet licenses
MURRIETA - Next Monday will mark the conclusion of the county Department of Animal Services' dog license amnesty program, which allows owners to get their pet's license up-to-date without paying fines or late fees. State law mandates that all dog owners have licenses for their pets, according to Department of Animal Services spokesperson John Welsh. In order to acquire a license, dog owners must ... (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 02:27:53 GMT)

Couple arrested after pet python kills daughter
OXFORD, Florida - Authorities say the mother of a Florida girl suffocated by a pet python last month has been charged in the child's death. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 02:43:51 GMT)

(AFX UK Focus) 2009-08-26 03:59 BRIEF-Pet Valu Canada shareholders approve merger deal with Roark
Aug 25 (Reuters) - Pet Valu Canada Inc: (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 03:33:40 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Lola, a 4-month-old female Hound mix, is the pet of the day for the Humane Society of South Mississi (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 04:10:01 GMT)

Pet wellness clinic set for Aug. 30
MARSEILLES There will be a pet wellness clinic Sunday, Aug. 30, at K9PawPrints, 2339 N. 2879th Road, Marseilles. Available services for dogs and cats include rabies vaccinations, $15 for one-year and $30 for three-year vaccinations, Distemper/FVRCP vaccinations for (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 04:10:01 GMT)

Pet of the week: You'll love Cookie
Pet: Meet Cookie, a 3-year-old, 51-pound border collie mix who is looking for a home to call her own. Cookie is a sweet and gentle girl who enjoys playing and being petted. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:07:38 GMT)

Pet food, supplies being collected for families
Inland animal shelters are reporting more pets being turned in during recent months. To help those who have not turned in their pets, Diana Robinson, of Wildomar, has joined with a national nonprofit organization, Feeding Pets of the Homeless, to distribute donated pet food to needy families. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:13:05 GMT)

Clovis pet center brings in $26,500
The annual Clovis Pet Adoption Center fundraiser brought in about $26,500 over the weekend. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:49:14 GMT)

Mum charged with murder after three-year-old daughter is strangled to death by pet python
A young mother has been charged with murder after her three-year-old daughter was throttled to death by her pet python. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 07:55:15 GMT)

Pet Food To Be Given Away To Struggling Pet Owners
The Pet Food Pantry will hold another distribution Saturday, September 5 to help pet owners struggling to feed their pets. Donations are still needed. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:54:56 GMT)

Pet Valu shareholders approve company sale
Pet Valu, Inc. shareholders have approved the sale of the company to a division of Atlanta-based private equity group Roark Capital Group. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:01:36 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Twinkle is light on his feet and can sprint across the dog park in record time. He needs someone who can keep pace. This pet might already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:46:21 GMT)

House Considers Pet Tax Deduction
HOUSTON -- The federal government could help pay the price of caring for your pet, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday. A house resolution would allow taxpayers to deduct up to $3,500 for what it considers qualified pet care expenses, like veterinary bills. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:11:05 GMT)

Obama's top pet peeves revealed
Obama's pet peeves include missing out his duties as First Dad and running late. The White House can create small annoyances for the US President Barack Obama whose reported list of pet peeves include missing out his duties as First Dad and running late. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:16:18 GMT)

Randolph man is accused of killing pet parrot with a BB gun
RANDOLPH -- A 20-year-old pet parrot apparently squawked one too many times while its owner was watching television. Dennis Zeglin, 67, of Randolph, silenced the bird -- for good. Zeglin took out his BB gun and shot the African grey... (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:09:00 GMT)

South Franklin County Fair Pet Show
Volunteers of the Charleston Dog Shelter will once again be hosting the annual Pet Show at the South Franklin County Fair on Friday, September 11th, at 5:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4:15. Categories this year include Largest Pet, Smallest Pet, Prettiest Pet, Cutest Pet, Most Unusual Pet, and Best Dressed Pet. Entry [...] (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:58:27 GMT)

Council Considers Tougher Pet Noise Ordinance
The Greenville County Council's public safety committee is considering changes to a domestic pet noise ordinance that could make it more likely for pet owners to get cited for not controlling their barking dogs. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:14:19 GMT)

Randolph man charged with killing pet parrot because it annoyed him
A 67-year-old Randolph man is due in Superior Court next month on charges of using a BB gun to shoot and kill the family pet of 20 years -- an African grey parrot named ''Mickey'' -- because the creature annoyed him while he watched television. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:14:52 GMT)

Pet loss group won't meet this summer
The Pet Loss Support Group that has been meeting at Big Creek Animal Hospital in Middleburg Heights is on hiatus for the summer. The next group meeting is Oct. 12.... (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:15:08 GMT)

Parley in Parseltongue? Police pursue possible pet python
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Owners of a south Glenwood self-storage facility emptied several units Tuesday morning looking for what may have been an escaped pet python. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:14:25 GMT)

Randolph man charged with killing pet parrot because it annoyed him
A 67-year-old Randolph man is due in Superior Court next month on charges of using a BB gun to shoot and kill the family pet of 20 years -- an African grey parrot named ''Mikey'' -- because the creature annoyed him while he watched the Pocono 500. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:29:51 GMT)

Does Your Pet Have Post-Summer Separation Anxiety?
RISMEDIA, August 27, 2009-Back-to-school time creates a dramatic shift in family schedules, which can have a devastating impact on family pets that have spent more time with their owners over the summer vacation season. PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance, which is committed to helping pet owners provide a lifetime of care ... (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:10:54 GMT)

The Pet Corner
Adoptables from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter and Bones Pet Rescue By Jean Durbin Shelter Correspondent 1. LOUELLA (top): She's just a kid (10 months old) who needs to find someone who wants her for who she is . (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 22:45:05 GMT)

B.C. Supreme Court approves Pet Valu takeover by U.S.-based private equity firm
MARKHAM, Ont. - Pet Valu, Inc. (TSX:PVC) said Wednesday that the B.C. Supreme Court has approved the sale of the company to affiliates of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 23:37:00 GMT)

Wisconsin Rapids and Weston Pet Owners Celebrate National Dog Day
Our four legged friends are being honored with their own special day. Wednesday, August 26th is National Dog Day. It was created by the non profit group Animal Miracle Network. They help orphaned animals find new homes. Many of the pet owners I talked to were pawing at the chance to pamper their pets. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 23:39:12 GMT)

Meyers pet owners warned about possible poison
El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners in the Cornelian Drive area of Meyers to be watchful of their dogs, after receiving several reports of dogs from that neighborhood who were exhibiting unusual illness, including... (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 23:43:40 GMT)

B.C. Supreme Court approves Pet Valu takeover by U.S.-based private equity firm
MARKHAM, Ont. - Pet Valu, Inc. (TSX:PVC) said Wednesday that the B.C. Supreme Court has approved the sale of the company to affiliates of Roark (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:00:22 GMT)

When a pet loses its pal
If you have two dogs or cats and one of them dies, should you get another pet? (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 02:56:29 GMT)

Automated Pet Products President Brad Baxter Named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award Finalist in ...
Brad Baxter, President of Automated Pet Products, the makers of the Litter-Robot, the only automated, self-cleaning litter box product made in the U.S., was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award in the Central Great Lakes region. To learn more about Automated Pet Care Products and the Litter-Robot go to http://www.litter-robot.com/. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Big Brother: End is like the death of a pet after a long illness, says Polly Hudson
I haven't enjoyed it since series 6, but I still feel properly sad about Big Brother being axed. It's like having a beloved old pet put down after a lengthy illness. You know it's for the best, but you still cry. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 07:20:36 GMT)

Meyers pet owners warned about possible poison
El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners in the Cornelian Drive area of Meyers to be watchful of their dogs, after receiving several reports of dogs from that neighborhood who were exhibiting unusual illness, including... (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:29:21 GMT)

Case against pet hyena dismissed in Myrtle Beach
A man cited for owning a pet hyena says he is trying to find an alternative home for the animal outside of the Myrtle Beach city limits. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:41:10 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Elegant and petite, Fluff is a small rabbit with a big heart. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:46:11 GMT)

B.C. Supreme Court approves Pet Valu takeover
MARKHAM, Ont. - Pet Valu, Inc. (TSX:PVC) said Wednesday that the B.C. Supreme Court has approved the sale of the company to affiliates of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:17:10 GMT)

2009 Page County 4-H Cat and Pet Show Results
The 2009 4-H and FFA Cat and Pet Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Ron Sanson Pavilion at the Page County Fairgrounds in Clarinda. Bonnie Goodson from Corning, Iowa, was the judge. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 14:03:31 GMT)

Lake Forest group serves up free pet food
Friends of Lake Forest Animals will hold it's the third free pet food giveaway on Friday at PetCo in Lake Forest. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 14:44:59 GMT)

Pet Owners and the Heat
As the mercury rises, keep your pets in mind. San Luis Obispo County Animal Services asks pet owners to take precautions to protect their animals from the heat. Leave animals at home rather than in the car. Keep pets in cool places in you house, or in areas with plenty of shade. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:48:48 GMT)

Meyers pet owners warned about possible poison
El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners in the Cornelian Drive area of Meyers to be watchful of their dogs, after receiving several reports of dogs from that neighborhood who were exhibiting unusual illness, including... (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:15:51 GMT)

What do I need to know before adopting a pet?
For advice, we went to Lakeside resident Nan Kene' Arthur, a certified pet dog trainer. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:22:23 GMT)

Council approves new higher pet licensing fees in wake of budget constraints
Despite several suggested add-ons ranging from mandatory poop-scoopage fees to a rabies vaccine/licensing package, the Ocean Shores City Council Monday evening voted 5-1 to adopt an ordinance that would raise pet licensing rates. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:30:38 GMT)

Animal allergy forces pet shop owner to quit
A PET shop is closing because the owner is allergic to animals. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:31:59 GMT)

Economy Presents Challenges for Some Pet Owners
Veterinarians and animal experts say it can be expensive to own a pet, so some folks with money woes have given up their dogs. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:27:44 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys not surprised by new album's success; get set to tour Canada
TORONTO - Nearly three decades into their career, the synth-pop trailblazing Pet Shop Boys are finding renewed success with their 10th album, "Yes." (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:49:47 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys not surprised by new album's success; get set to tour Canada
TORONTO - Nearly three decades into their career, the synth-pop trailblazing Pet Shop Boys are finding renewed success with their 10th album, "Yes." And they aren't the least bit surprised. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:53:10 GMT)

Animal allergy forces pet shop owner to quit
A PET shop is closing because the owner is allergic to animals. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 21:31:03 GMT)

2009 Page County 4-H Cat and Pet Show Results
The 2009 4-H and FFA Cat and Pet Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Ron Sanson Pavilion at the Page County Fairgrounds in Clarinda. Bonnie Goodson from Corning, Iowa, was the judge. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 22:03:31 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Adoption fee of $85 includes microchipping, spay/neuter and first two shots. Those interested in adopting Regina may call the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary at (760) 685-3533 or (760) 518-6024. The Sanctuarys next pet adoption will be Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Great Cuts hair salon.... (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 23:55:21 GMT)

Low-income pet owners get help at SPCA clinics
A day after Richmond SPCA Chief Executive Robin Starr revealed the death of her 16-year-old dog who had been left alone in her car for hours, the organization’s work protecting animals continued as usual. More than a dozen pet owners went to the SPCA yesterday for low-cost wellness exams, shots and medication for their pets. One was Daphne Thomas and her poodle Tobé. The 18-month-old dog hadn’t ... (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 04:04:28 GMT)

Animal shelter chips in to help pet owners
The Norman Animal Shelter wants to make sure if an animal owner ever loses a pet, there is a faster way to reconnect the owner with the animal.John Bowman, director of the Norman Animal Welfare, said the shelter will offer a microchipping and vaccinations clinic 9 a. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 05:24:37 GMT)

Pet fund short of money
The pet overpopulation program is an issue that Dr. John Otto, D.V.M., takes to heart.Otto, who practices veterinary medicine at Westside University Animal Hospital, said three years ago, the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association sponsored the Pet Overpopulation Fund. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 05:24:47 GMT)

Animal allergy forces Workington pet shop owner to quit
A PET shop is closing because the owner is allergic to animals. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:01:03 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Yoda
Yoda is this week's Pet of the week. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:54:11 GMT)

HAPPY Act Could Save Money for Pet Owners
Congressional act would allow tax deduction for pet care expenses. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:02:19 GMT)

2009 Page County 4-H Cat and Pet Show Results
The 2009 4-H and FFA Cat and Pet Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Ron Sanson Pavilion at the Page County Fairgrounds in Clarinda. Bonnie Goodson from Corning, Iowa, was the judge. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 14:33:31 GMT)

What do I need to know before adopting a pet?
For advice, we went to Lakeside resident Nan Kene' Arthur, a certified pet dog trainer. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:23:15 GMT)

Costumed Pet Parade is coming
On Sept. 19, at 2:30 p.m. in the horse ring at Nichols Field on Depot Road in Hollis, the ninth annual Costumed Pet Parade will commence! Come one, come all, come participate for some really great prizes! (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:47:26 GMT)

Pet of the Week 8/28
Meet Marvin, this week's pet of the week! (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 17:42:12 GMT)

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