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Pet waste receptacles added to City Park
La Junta Parks and Recreation Department added pet waste receptacles to City Park on Friday. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 18:21:20 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 20:33:31 GMT)

Pet of the week
Holly is a 4-year-old spayed female who is described as energetic, playful and very curious. She loves toys and games, and enjoys being petted. She is available for adoption through Safe Haven Pet Rescue. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 23:08:38 GMT)

Macpherson's pet dog takes to catwalk
Elle Macpherson's pet dog has been signed up to model a range of upmarket canine wear. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 01:45:27 GMT)

Is My Pet Sick? Tips To Diagnose Pet Ailments
From a common ailment like an allergy to a serious sickness like melanoma, your pet can be affected by the same conditions you are. But how would you know, considering they can't tell you how they're feeling? There are some simple ways your furry friends will show you that something is wrong. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 01:52:58 GMT)

Pet shop owner temporarily closing to address concerns about odors
The owner of a downtown pet shop said she will voluntarily close her business temporarily to take care of concerns about odors. The Purple Canary, 119 S. Grand, was visited Thursday afternoon by local law enforcement following complaints of odors coming from the store. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 04:17:40 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Chimichanga
This week’s WAGS Pet of the Week is Chimichanga (Chimi). Chimi is a male Chihuahua, 2 or 3 years old. He gets along well with cats and dogs, but doesn't do well with children. The Wagoner Animal Guardian Society has a of other mixed breed puppies of all sizes and shapes waiting for loving homes. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 04:46:16 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Foster
This week’s pet of the week at the Muskogee Animal Shelter is Foster. Coincidentally, he is living with a foster family. He is still a young pup, and they have taken him to the veterinarian, and he has gotten his shots. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 04:46:25 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Mr. T
This week’s pet of the week at PAWS is Mr. T. He's black and tan Dachshund/Chihuahua/rat terrier mix. He's about 5 months old and is very sweet. He has been neutered, had his shots and has been wormed. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 04:46:55 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Jupiter, a 2-year-old male American Staffordshire mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 05:58:05 GMT)

Macpherson's pet dog takes to catwalk
Elle Macpherson's pet dog is following in the supermodel's famous footsteps and has been signed up to model a range of upmarket canine wear. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 06:27:40 GMT)

Macpherson's pet dog takes to catwalk
Elle Macpherson's pet dog has been signed up to model a range of upmarket canine wear. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 06:30:15 GMT)

Ruffin's Pet Centre Inc. Announces Expansion Of Caledonia, Ontario Location
Ruffin's Pet Centre Inc. is pleased to announce that Bonnie Johnson, the franchisee in Caledonia, Ontario, has completed the stores' expansion and renovations. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Oz man claims his pet moggy can swear, speak in English!
Melbourne, Aug 29 : An Aussie man claims that he owns a pet cat that can speak a total of seven different English words, including the F-word. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 11:19:48 GMT)

Kalamazoo pet expo canceled
KALAMAZOO -- A pet expo planned for this weekend in Kalamazoo was canceled after efforts to host a dog show during the event crumbled. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 13:23:35 GMT)

Discounted pet adoption set for Saturday
The Lucky Club Casino will be onsite at The Animal Foundation campus on August 29, 2009 from 12 pm to 4 pm hosting a barbeque and discounted pet adoption event! (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:46:12 GMT)

Pet Project: New "open cat rooms"
Humane Society provides open cat rooms to allow families to interact with their new pet! (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:07:09 GMT)

Scans becoming PET cause
The call for equal access to positron emission tomography is becoming a PET cause for a growing number of politicians in northeastern Ontario. Greater Sudbury Ward 1 Coun. Joe Cimino will ask his council colleagues to support a motion Sept.[...] (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 17:07:54 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Spice, a 2-year-old female Domestic Medium Hair, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Socie (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 04:13:07 GMT)

Neighbors refuse reward for returning pet bird
Kent City, MI (WZZM) - When her pet cockateel flew out the screen door and didn't come home for 4 days, Marianne Joppie of Kent City feared the worst. "I felt bad,"' she says. "I cried. I didn't eat. I didn't sleep. He is my pal." (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 04:25:19 GMT)

Pet-sitting franchise begins operating Tuesday
Bill and Becky Byron of Onalaska will open their new FETCH! Pet Care of the Coulee Region business on Tuesday. They recently bought their franchise, which covers the counties of (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 05:00:43 GMT)

Pet owners strut their stuff at fair
LEETOWN - Most people may think only horses, cows and pigs share the Jefferson County Fair's show ring, but that's not true. So does the average house pet. Well, almost average. This year's pet show included dogs, a snake, a hamster and even an African pygmy hedgehog. Categories for the entries in Saturday afternoon's pet show were small dog, large dog, unusual pet, trick and costume. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 05:05:00 GMT)

Changes Would Shift Costs to Pet Owners
By TOM PALMER THE LEDGER BARTOW | County commissioners will consider a major overhaul of the county animal control ordinance at a public hearing Wednesday. "It will shift the costs from the public to the irresponsible pet owners and should increase compliance," County Attorney Michael Craig told commissioners during Friday's agenda study session. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 05:31:19 GMT)

Vancouver man sends $100 to support Ucluelet woman's pet deer
UCLUELET — The groundswell of support for a local woman and her pet deer reached a new height this week when Ucluelet's mayor received a cheque on her behalf in the mail. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 05:37:25 GMT)

Pet Idol voting begins Sunday
Whether purebred or purr-fect from the pound, northeastern Louisianians are passionate about their pets. This year's annual Pet Idol entrants, all 170 of them, are featured on pages 6-8E in today's issue of The News-Star. They are also on the Web; go to www.thenewsstar.com and follow the Pet Idol icon. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 06:17:20 GMT)

Survey offers some surprises on pet ownership
Twice as many families have a pet compared to the number of families with at least one child under 18, a new survey finds. (Shutterstock.com) Despite the economic downturn, America's pet population continues to rise, according to the just released 2009-2010 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 08:39:42 GMT)

Pet Fee Changes Mean Neuter, Spay Or Triple The Pay
New changes in the fees to register your pets in Seminole County mean pet owners who do not spay or neuter their animals will have to pay more than triple the price. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:26:27 GMT)

Tougher pet laws need teeth
Cracking down on pet abuse is proving more difficult than York County officials thought. The county (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:30:33 GMT)

Vancouver man sends $100 to support Ucluelet woman's pet deer
UCLUELET — The groundswell of support for a local woman and her pet deer reached a new height this week when Ucluelet's mayor received a cheque on her behalf in the mail. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:19:33 GMT)

Scans becoming PET cause
The call for equal access to positron emission tomography is becoming a PET cause for a growing number of politicians in northeastern Ontario. Greater Sudbury Ward 1 Coun. Joe Cimino will ask his council colleagues to support a motion Sept.[...] (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:41:25 GMT)

Maryland Pet Sets World Record
Guinness World Records has recognized a Carroll County pet as the world's oldest living rabbit. Owner Jennifer Russell of Silver Run says she received confirmation earlier this month. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:10:00 GMT)

Rental hunting with a pet
It's not hard to find places to rent around Grand Junction. The hard part comes when calling and you have to ask about your pet. "There's not a whole lot of places in town that allow pets. I moved back from Breckenridge. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 23:45:00 GMT)

Pet of the week
Every week we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week... This week, we have Marble... She is a one year old domestic shorthair who still needs to be spayed. Marble is one of eight cats that is free for adoption right now at the Bismarck Mand (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 04:12:39 GMT)

Pet Vet discounts offered
Residents of unincorporated Volusia County can get their cats and dogs spayed or neutered at discount rates during September aboard the county's Pet Vet Cruiser. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:01:38 GMT)

Live chat today: Veterinarian takes questions about pet care
A veterinarian will take your questions today about pet care. Dr. Lisa Holland will be taking questions from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. To view the chat and participate, come back later to www.HamptonRoads.com. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 08:59:23 GMT)

Purina Puts Pet-Friendly Places at Your Fingertips
Pet lovers who enjoy using an iPhone now have an easy way to search for places and activities that will add more fun to their pets' lives. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:20:00 GMT)

Pet shop hit by second fire in 48 hours
FIREFIGHTERS were today tackling a second blaze at a specialist pet store in Glasgow after hundreds of exotic animals were destroyed. Two fire engines and crews were called to Murray Aquatics, Kinning Park, just before 7am. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:07:17 GMT)

Enter The Jackson Sun's pet contest
Do you love your pet? Then get ready to show the world in The Jackson Sun's pet photo contest. It's all about pets, and yours may just win the grand prize. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:23:28 GMT)

Pet Ohana
At 9 years old, Honey the dog gets sweeter with age. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:41:01 GMT)

Pet of the Week
HAPPY HARVEY! The Humane Shelter's featured pet this week is Harvey, a Heeler mix who needs a new home today. Harvey is one year old and loves to play fetch, but she is lonely for an owner to hang out with. The shelter's phone number is 526-1076, and its hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its address is 3501 E Butler Ave. (Photo by ... (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:43:29 GMT)

Pet rabbit butchered next to its cage in Des Moines
One of two pet rabbits was taken from its cage and butchered in the 3300 block of Wright Street in Des Moines over the weekend. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:52:17 GMT)

Back to School Pet Adoption Special at Lee County Domestic Animal Services
Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) kicks off a month long adoption promotion beginning September 1st. The Back to School Pet Adoption Special, will promote the shelter's many wonderful pets experiencing even more difficulty than usual finding homes during current economic conditions. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:00:48 GMT)

Humane Society plans pet fair
The Freeborn County Humane Society is gearing up for the pet fair, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27. at Frank Hall Park in Albert Lea. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:14:08 GMT)

Calgary pet owners to get rewards program
The City of Calgary is launching a program that will give treats to responsible pet owners. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:34:22 GMT)

Bark in the Park raises money for pet care
Nearly 100 pet lovers and their dogs took a walk together Saturday for Bark in the Park at Lincoln Park. The Guardian Angels Humane Society’s dog walk raised over $2,000, which will be used to provide medical care for homeless and needy pets in the area. More than 40 supporters bought trail signs displaying tributes to their pets to line the path around the park. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 15:54:00 GMT)

Blue-green algae: One pet-owner’s story
There’s nothing more horrifying for a pet owner. One minute your dog is leaping off a pier after a tennis ball. An hour later the animal turns listless. You rush it to the vet. It dies. That’s how a toxic reaction to blue-green algae can work. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:11:02 GMT)

Popular pet vaccine clinic gets another run
The New Beginnings Animal Shelter will hold a low-cost pet vaccine and microchipping clinic from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Pottawatomie Center, 8 North Ave. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:47:12 GMT)

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