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$10,000 donation means you can adopt a pet for free
Thanks to a generous donation, you could adopt a pet from Young-Williams Animal Center for free. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 01:57:29 GMT)

Pet drop-offs display throw-away society
It seems as long as I've lived in Bellacroft subdivision, it has become a drop-off for unwanted animals. There are many excuses people use when dropping off a pet, from the pet can't go where the people live, to the pet is just not wanted. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 03:08:09 GMT)

Video: Is your pet obese?
Obesity is on the rise among pets. In part that's due to fatty foods and sedentary lifestyles. But veterinarians and pet nutritionists say misperceptions about what a healthy pet looks like are to blame, too. Kristi Ellis, lead vet at... (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 03:52:42 GMT)

How Pocono pet owners can cope in a bad economy
It's a ruff life in a tough economy. Sometimes when the going gets tough, the tough seem to forget about their best friend: the voiceless one, the one who offers unconditional love and never complains about why he can't have a Louis Vuitton pet carrier. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 04:14:14 GMT)

Donating pet food earns discount on Kent County animal adoption
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Humane Society of Kent County is offering discounts on adoption fees to anyone donating pet food to the Kibble Konnection pet food bank program.... (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 06:17:31 GMT)

Make an appointment to have pet photographed
Pet owners will have an opportunity starting today to immortalize their pets while helping to raise funds for a new animal shelter planned for Palm Springs. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 08:25:28 GMT)

Husky commissions lifecycle assessment for PET packaging
As PET bottles take hits from some environmentalists, Husky Injection Molding officials are firing back – with information and science. Husky commissioned a third party consulting company, Allied Development Corp, to conduct life cycle analysis studies of PET packaging. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 09:20:52 GMT)

PET SHOP BOYS HAVE LOTS IN STORE
IT'S a given by now that in the 25 years since their first hit, "West End Girls," Pet Shop Boys have revolutionized pop music by injecting dry wit and an elegant, urbane melancholia into irresistibly catchy synth-pop melodies. You can sing along to... (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 10:25:38 GMT)

Calls grow for PET scanner in northeast
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.[...] (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 10:36:11 GMT)

In a World Filled with Worry and Stress, Newly Created 'Pet Worry Warts' Offer Hope
Robert Hanson, an entrepreneur from New Hampshire, has created a "pet" he says is perfect for "anyone who worries". These pets, called Pet Worry Warts, are cousins of the Pet Rocks of the 1970's, but have the special purpose of helping people deal with their worries and live a more positive life. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

NRP Stone, Inc. Enters the Highly Lucrative Pet Market
RED CLIFF, AB--(Marketwire - 09/01/09) - NRP Stone, Inc. (Pinksheets: NRPI - News ) is preparing to enter the pet memorial market for those families who have had a pet cremated. Management has found growing demand for high quality, yet affordable, pet memorials. Our product is designed to meet the needs of this market. NRP uses cutting edge technology. Just one unique strength of the product NRP ... (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

An uncommon pet: Family discovers salamanders on fishing trip to Blueberry Hill
Austin Maddox figures he has the coolest pet in town. The nine-year-old from Labrador City happened upon his new pet quite by accident on a fishing trip with his family at Blueberry Hill a couple of weeks ago. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 16:40:34 GMT)

Elkhart Police: You have options if struggling with pet ownership
ELKHART — The Elkhart Police Department is reminding struggling pet owners of their options after an Animal Control officer picked up another stray dog Tuesday. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 17:05:05 GMT)

Cuddles the cat tops pet voting
An orange tabby cat named Cuddles lounged on a couch Friday morning taking in the sun from the window, purring softly and enjoying a rub from his owner. The big fluffy cat won the hearts of many neighbors, friends and family and came out on top in the Daily Times Pet Calendar Contest. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 18:12:40 GMT)

PET/CT scans may help detect recurring prostate cancer earlier
( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) A new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET)/computer tomography (CT) scans with the imaging agent choline could detect recurring prostate cancer sooner than conventional imaging technologies in some patients who have had their prostates surgically removed. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:03:01 GMT)

Pet Snakes Escape Bethesda House Fire
A home catches fire, but its owner and his pet snakes escape. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:11:15 GMT)

Clovis Animal Shelter pet of the week
Clovis Animal Shelter pet of the week for July 21-28, 2009. Clovis Animal Shelter pet of the week for May 5-9, 2008. Why isn't the Clovis Animal Shelter open on weekends? (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:34:16 GMT)

Humane Society in Indian River County has free pet ID tags
The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is offering free pet identification tags to any Indian River County resident on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 20:23:23 GMT)

PET/CT scans may help detect recurring prostate cancer earlier
A new study published in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET)/computer tomography (CT) scans with the imaging agent choline could detect recurring prostate cancer sooner than conventional imaging technologies in some patients who have had their prostates surgically removed. In addition, the journal also includes a paper that ... (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 20:26:35 GMT)

Perfect Pop From the Pet Shop Boys
According to Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys, America is the only country in the world in which the seminal electro-pop duo is regarded as a relic of the '80s. In fact, the singer says, the official EMI research he's been shown suggests that the typical PSB listener is 27 to 34 years old. That's surpr... (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 20:27:34 GMT)

Dechra revamps its pet food range
Dechra , the veterinary products company, is to revamp its range of healthy pet foods as it taps into the growing demand from owners seeking treatment for animals with human-like ailments such as obesity, arthritis and allergies. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 21:27:40 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet names chief financial officer
Central Garden & Pet Co., which makes lawn and pet supplies, announced Tuesday the appointment of Jeffrey A. Blade as chief financial officer. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 21:32:23 GMT)

Pet Resort Pampers Pooches
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A new resort opened today in Mandarin.  It offers massages and physical rehabilitation for your pet. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 21:56:06 GMT)

PET/CT Scans Could Help Detect Recurring Prostate Cancer Earlier
A new study published in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET)/computer tomography (CT) scans with the imaging agent choline could detect recurring prostate cancer sooner than conventional imaging technologies in some patients who have had their prostates surgically removed. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 22:13:22 GMT)

We need a public pet option
Want empathy? Send weepy pet parents to town hall meetings waving photos of kittycats in need of new kidneys (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:29:49 GMT)

Don't abandon your pet
After four dogs were abandoned at a home in Monticello, pet advocates stress there are other options.     (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 01:17:00 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Bisket, a 2-year-old female Lab/Chow mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of S (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 04:00:04 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Harley
Pet: Meet Harley, a 6-month-old male border collie mix that is ready to find a family to settle down with. At 41 pounds, he still has a bit of growing to do. Harley is a friendly and happy pup who loves to explore the great outdoors, so a nice fenced-in yard would be great. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 05:09:27 GMT)

Pet store chain in administration
The Rosyth-based Acorn Pet Centres go into administration, with 11 stores closing immediately. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:34:12 GMT)

Pet shop firm enters administration
A pet store chain has gone into administration with the loss of 73 jobs. Acorn Pet Centres, which sells animals and pet supplies, got into difficulty after losing money in the last 18 months when it expanded to new locations. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:59:29 GMT)

PET/CT Scans May Help Detect Recurring Prostate Cancer Earlier
A new study shows that positron emission tomography (PET)/computer tomography (CT) scans with the imaging agent choline could detect recurring prostate cancer sooner than conventional imaging technologies in some patients who have had their prostates surgically removed. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 17:22:11 GMT)

Swank promotes pet adoption, seeks to dispel myths
Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:15:03 GMT)

Indoor dog parks: The next big pet trend
DALLAS -- An ornery little puppy started what might be the next million dollar idea in the pet industry as the nation's first indoor dog park and retail center, called Unleashed Dog Parks, has opened in Dallas. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:27:29 GMT)

Hilary Swank promotes pet adoption and seeks to dispel myths about shelter animals
NEW YORK - Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. The two-time Academy Award-winning actress said Wednesday that the Iams (EYEMZ') Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Campaign has "struck a chord with my heart." (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:29:46 GMT)

Indoor dog parks: The next big pet trend
It's the answer to every dog owner's constant struggle of letting their pet romp and play like an animal while keeping them safe -- from other dogs to extreme weather -- and it's concept that's spreading like wildfire. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:34:13 GMT)

Roark Capital Group Affiliates Acquire Specialty Retail Franchise Pet Valu
Atlanta, GA (Sept. 2, 2009) – Roark Capital Group, a private equity firm specializing in the franchise sector, announced today that affiliates of it have acquired Pet Valu, Canada’s leading small-format specialty retailer and wholesale distributor of pet food and pet-related supplies. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:51:59 GMT)

Swank promotes pet adoption
Hilary Swank is an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 20:08:19 GMT)

How to slash your pet-care costs
If you're like most pet owners, you treat your furry friend as well as -- if not better than -- you treat yourself. A recent poll of shoppers found that only 29 percent would change their brand of pet food to save money. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 23:30:47 GMT)

Swank promotes pet adoption
NEW YORK - HILARY Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. The two-time Academy Award-winning actress said on Wednesday that the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Campaign has 'struck a chord with my heart.' (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 23:55:41 GMT)

Swank helps pet adoption campaign
DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Hilary Swank has been named the 2009 ambassador for Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign, organizers said. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:46:48 GMT)

New Web App From Best Western International Takes Looking Like Your Pet to a New Level
PHOENIX--The next photo of your favorite four-legged friend may look more familiar than usual. Best Western International , the World’s Largest Hotel Chain®, has introduced the “ Best Western Friends Forever Inseparator ” application, allowing owners to merge their photo with an image of their pet. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 01:22:20 GMT)

Swank promotes pet adoption, seeks to dispel myths
July 20, 2009 -- Actress Hilary Swank feeds two puppies during a visit to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (AP/Iams) NEW YORK — Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 02:17:50 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Hershey, a 5-year-old Lab mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of South Missis (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 04:10:05 GMT)

Donors generous to Newsom's pet projects
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has raised nearly $1.2 million in charitable donations to his pet projects from scores of supporters with business before the city - including developers, landlords, unions, health care... (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 04:14:28 GMT)

Pet Owners Claim Dogs Have Been Poisoned
Neighbors in a small community east of Colorado Springs want to know who could be poisoning their dogs. One pet owner told 11 News at least 10 dogs have died during the past four days. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 04:32:15 GMT)

Voting continues in Pet Idol contest
The News-Star's 2009 Pet Idol contest features 170 dogs and cats (plus a few other animals) all vying for readers' votes. This year's entries can be viewed at www.thenewsstar.com by scrolling down on the right to "What's Hot on thenewsstar.com" and following the Pet Idol icon. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 06:25:07 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. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 08:46:53 GMT)

PET/CT Scans May Help Detect Recurring Prostate Cancer Earlier
A new study published in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET)/computer tomography (CT) scans with the imaging agent choline could detect recurring prostate cancer sooner than conventional imaging technologies in some patients who have had their prostates surgically removed. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 10:22:02 GMT)

"Taste of Heritage Square" to benefit Pet Refuge
The "Taste of Heritage Square" kicks off Thursday night with proceeds benefiting Pet Refuge in Mishawaka. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 10:45:36 GMT)

Swank promotes pet adoption, seeks to dispel myths
Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 10:47:41 GMT)

Pet rabbit was left for dead in couple's garden
A KENDAL woman has described her shock and anger after her pet rabbit was beaten and left for dead in her garden. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 10:54:32 GMT)

Hilary Swank promotes pet adoption and seeks to dispel myths about shelter animals
NEW YORK — Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. The two-time Academy Award-winning actress said Wednesday that the Iams' "Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Campaign" has "struck a chord with my heart." (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 11:27:25 GMT)

Swank promotes pet adoption, seeks to dispel myths
Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. Photo caption: In this July 20, 2009 photo released by Iams, actress Hilary Swank feeds two puppies during a visit to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Photo by AP (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 11:57:50 GMT)

Pet of the week: Ghost
The pet of the week is a dog named Ghost, who's a Staffordshire terrier from the Eau Claire County Humane Association. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 13:18:50 GMT)

Roark adds Pet Valu to the fold
Roark Capital Group completed its $131 million deal to buy Canada-based pet food and pet supplies retailer Pet Valu. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:21:27 GMT)

Swank Promotes Pet Adoption
Hilary Swank Promotes Pet Adoption And Seeks To Dispel Myths About Shelter Animals (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:00:02 GMT)

Hilary Swank To Promote Pet Adoption
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:04:41 GMT)

Pet rabbit left for dead in Kendal couple's garden
A KENDAL woman has described her shock and anger after her pet rabbit was beaten and left for dead in her garden. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:55:00 GMT)

Pet Fashion Week sizzles with hot new trends
NEW YORK -- Jane Given's philosophy is simple: "If your pet looks good, you look good." As a designer with Scarlett Dream Coats, a company that makes clothing for dogs, she's certainly in a position to know. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 17:27:38 GMT)

Pet Fashion Week sizzles with hot new trends
The summer heat couldn't compare to an event steaming up New York City's fashion industry. Here's the sneak peak behind the trends hitting stores this fall as seen at the fourth annual Pet Fashion Week. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 17:34:05 GMT)

Mars to produce pet food in Russia’s Ulyanovsk
Global company Mars is to produce pet food in Russia’s Volga city of Ulyanovsk, the region’s governor Sergei Morozov told RIA Novosti. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 18:36:22 GMT)

Swank promotes pet adoption
Hilary Swank is an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 20:42:08 GMT)

Television Pet Adoptions 'On Demand'
Some digital cable customers looking for a pet to adopt can turn to their TV for ideas. By using an interactive menu, they can view features about pets from local shelters. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 21:47:03 GMT)

On the road with the Pet Shop Boys
Cynthia Boll/AFP/GettyThe Pet Shop Boys, with lead singer Neil Tennant, will perform Sunday at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. When the Pet Shop Boys head out on tour, they like to present a spectacle. Their shows are designed... (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 21:48:37 GMT)

Chch pet memorial park put on hold
There are signs the Christchurch City Council may have been barking up the wrong tree with its plan for a pet memorial. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 23:08:38 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Those interested may call the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary at (760) 685-3533 or (760) 518-6024. The sanctuarys next pet adoption event has been rescheduled for this Saturday, September 5, at Great Cuts Hair Salon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.... (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 01:33:35 GMT)

Audit criticizes pet adoptions by outside agency
An audit of pet adoptions performed by an outside agency on behalf of Metro Animal Services found shoddy recordkeeping that made it impossible for the city's internal auditor to verify the inventory of animals that came from the city. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 02:57:16 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys return to Miami with 'Yes' tour
For two studio geeks who originally never intended to tour, the Pet Shop Boys have evolved into a band that takes pains to make hitting the road a true art form. Concerts by the veteran British dance-pop duo -- front man Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe -- transcend mere musical performance, copping an over-the-top, theatrical vibe with flamboyant sets, costumes and skits, similar to ... (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 03:25:19 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys return to Miami with 'Yes' tour
For two studio geeks who originally never intended to tour, the Pet Shop Boys have evolved into a band that takes pains to make hitting the road a true art form. Concerts by the veteran British dance-pop duo -- front man Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe -- transcend mere musical performance, copping an over-the-top, theatrical vibe with flamboyant sets, costumes and skits, similar to ... (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 05:00:19 GMT)

Cast your vote for the 2009 Pet Idol
The voting has started for The News-Star's 2009 Pet Idol contest and here are the 15 leaders are listed in numerical order by entry number. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 06:24:47 GMT)

15 area pet stores say they won't sell puppies
A number of independent pet stores in the Sacramento area have signed a pledge not to sell puppies. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 07:02:24 GMT)

Jobs lost as pet firm goes into administration
A Bolton pet business has gone into administration and six workers have lost their jobs. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 07:02:43 GMT)

Give your pet recognition he/she/it so richly deserves
You and your furry (or feathery or scaly) baby could win a year's supply of pet food, new floor tile or one of the other prizes in our VIPets contest. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 07:14:30 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Bosley
Clearwater, Florida - Our Pet of the Week is Bosley. Bosley was at the Humane Society of Pinellas, some time ago, but recently was found by another shelter as a stray. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:53:33 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Taffy the cat has an unwavering focus when she finds something she likes - like you. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 11:47:41 GMT)

Pet Fact of the Week | Pet of the Week
Pet Fact of the Week Did you know that the name “Boxer” is supposedly derived from the Boxer dog breed’s tendency to play by standing on its hind legs and “boxing” with its front paws? Pet of the Week Meet Lulu! Lulu is a very gentle girl, about 4 years old, who loves to snuggle. She seems to [...] (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 12:04:27 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Pepper
This week's Pet of the Week is Pepper. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 15:40:51 GMT)

Rabid skunk in city draws attention to need for pet vaccinations
A rabid skunk encounter has prompted Columbus Animal Control to remind pet owners to keep up to date on rabies vaccination... (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 15:50:35 GMT)

Pet food pantry accepting pet food donations
The Capital Area Animal Response Team (CAART) is in desperate need of pet food donations. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 17:16:40 GMT)

Pet show to be held during fair Sept. 12
A Pet Show will be part of the Jackson County Fair again this year. The show will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Participants must pre-enter their pets prior to the show . All pets (bot... (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 17:41:20 GMT)

Senior Pet Adoption Drive
The Flathead County Animal Shelter will host an open house on Sept. 19 to kick off their Senior Pet Adoption Drive. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 19:38:30 GMT)

Knights seek pet food donations
The St. James Knights of Columbus Council 14355 will host their first pet food drive this weekend to benefit the Humane Society of Southeast Texas. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 20:01:15 GMT)

Trupanion Celebrates Pet Insurance Month
Trupanion pet insurance is celebrating Pet Health Insurance Month with pet owners and pet insurance policy holders. [PR.com - September 04, 2009] (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 20:35:54 GMT)

Share The Love through pet therapy program
The Hamilton Burlington SPCA hopes you and your very special pet will Share The Love and become an active volunteer in the Pet Encounter Therapy Program. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 20:47:09 GMT)

Animal Hospital to 'Dispose' of Family Pet if Full Payment Isn't Received
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A First Coast woman says Ark Animal Hospital refuses to let her make payments on her bill. Now, the clinic is threatening to 'dispose' of her family pet. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 22:41:06 GMT)

The Humane Society of Marathon County Partners with New Life Pet Adoption Center
The Humane Society of Marathon County is partnering New Life Pet Adoption Center in the hope of saving more animals' lives in our area. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 22:56:12 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys dazzle with electro-pop extravaganza
No group has bridged the electronic disco and pop worlds as effectively - and for as long - as the Pet Shop Boys. The English duo of Neil Tennant, 55, and Chris Lowe,... (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 04:12:00 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Baxter, a 6-month-old male pit bull mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of So (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 04:16:02 GMT)

Pet fashion show to benefit ASPCA
Maurices in Moorhead will host a pet-themed fashion show and silent auction Sept. 14 at the Moorhead Center Mall to benefit the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 05:30:43 GMT)

Swank promotes pet adoption
NEW YORK (AP) — Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 05:32:39 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Sport
We'd like to offer Sport as our WAGS pet of the week. Sport is a fox terrier mix, about 12 weeks old, very playful and friendly. Contact: Sandra, 857-1967 or LaDonna, 458-4200. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 05:43:02 GMT)

Voting continues for 2009 Pet Idol winner
The voting continues for The News-Star's 2009 Pet Idol contest.T he contest features 170 dogs and cats (plus a few other animals) all vying readers' votes. This year's entries can be viewed at www.thenewsstar.com by scrolling down on the right to "What's Hot on thenewsstar.com" and following the Pet Idol icon. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 06:24:47 GMT)

Top 10 pet-safe vehicles
The pet-safety experts at Bark Buckle UP and Edmunds.com have put together a Top 10 list of vehicles that make driving with pets safer and more convenient — for humans and dogs. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 09:17:41 GMT)

FloriDUH: Vet: Pay up -- or we'll "dispose" of your pet
A First Coast woman says Jacksonvile's Ark Animal Hospital refuses to let her make payments on her bill. Now, the clinic is threatening to 'dispose' of her family pet. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 10:25:35 GMT)

Robbie Williams lets slip his pet name
Oh dear...Robbie Williams got a little bit too over-excited during his interview with Radio 1's Chris Moyles yesterday - and let slip his pet name (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 13:07:36 GMT)

Pet Vet: Pets and Pancreatitis
Say you've come home from work to find your dog has gotten into the trash. Not only do you have a mess in the house, you also have a dog with an upset stomach. Our Pet Vet has some advice for the situation. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 13:45:36 GMT)

Rabid skunk in city draws attention to need for pet vaccinations
A rabid skunk encounter has prompted Columbus Animal Control to remind pet owners to keep up to date on rabies vaccination... (5 comments) (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 14:04:01 GMT)

Pet Of The Week: Romeo
Meet Romeo, the Pet of the Week. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 14:06:23 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. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 15:12:44 GMT)

Family Pet Killed By Mountain Lion
MOORPARK -- A beloved family pet was felled by a feral Mountain Lion in Moorpark, KTLA reported. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 20:06:41 GMT)

Reduced pet adoption prices at Downey SEAACA
Pet adoption fees have been reduced as part of the "Back to School Buddies" program at the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority until Wednesday, Sept. 30. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 22:42:06 GMT)

Pet Food Giveaway Helps Topeka Pets
108 pet owners in need got a helping hand Saturday during a pet food giveaway. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 00:25:45 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Hailey, a 2-year-old female Lab mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of South (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 04:01:00 GMT)

Pet tag startup relies on wide community of designers
CANDLER — Pet identification tags have become a lot more expressive thanks to DogTagArt's designs. The new business uses a “crowd-sourcing” platform that allows artists, designers and pet lovers to upload full-color, original graphic art designed to fit on a round aluminum tag. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 04:19:53 GMT)

PET CORNER: Trim-a-Tom Day is set
Good news from the Humane Society of Harrison County for families with felines. A special day for neutering cats has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, at The Pet Place, 1901 Jefferson Ave., behind Wal-Mart. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 04:42:04 GMT)

Voting continues for 2009 Pet Idol
The voting continues for The News-Star's 2009 Pet Idol contest.T he contest features 170 dogs and cats (plus a few other animals) all vying readers' votes. This year's entries can be viewed at www.thenewsstar.com by scrolling down on the right to "What's Hot on thenewsstar.com" and following the Pet Idol icon. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 06:25:07 GMT)

Back to school time can affect pet behavior
The change in a pet's activity level associated with kids going back to school can really affect their behavior. Some furry family members cherish the quiet. Others seem lost without the attention they have had over the past few months. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 08:06:25 GMT)

An unusual pet can be a great choice for your family
pet matters When our oldest daughter first asked for a pet, we went through the usual list: guinea pig, hamster, rabbit and then finally settled on fish and a promise that for her 8th birthday we would get her a rat. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 10:32:14 GMT)

Pet Birds and Seniors
Does owning a pet bird increase your lifespan? Bird ownership carries many responsibilities, but also much joy. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 11:59:30 GMT)

Saving the family pet - at all costs
PET owners across Australia are turning to human medical procedures to keep their pooches and moggies alive - at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

An unusual pet can be a great choice for your family
pet matters When our oldest daughter first asked for a pet, we went through the usual list: guinea pig, hamster, rabbit and then finally settled on fish and a promise that for her 8th birthday we would get her a rat. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 21:47:14 GMT)

Family pet presumed dead after boat sinks
Although a family made it ashore when their boat sank on the Bear Lake on Saturday, their Blue Heeler pet dog was not so lucky. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 22:42:29 GMT)

It's a sin to miss Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe have entered their cubist period. That doesn't mean the London-based duo has become art-obsessed. At House... (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 22:59:56 GMT)

Pet of the week
Every week, we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week. This week we have Mya... A very rambunctious black lab who is about ten months old. Mya has been at the Bismarck Mandan Animal Impound since August first... so we need to find her a hom (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 04:26:26 GMT)

Cast your vote for 2009 Pet Idol
Voting continues for The News-Star's 2009 Pet Idol contest. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 06:24:47 GMT)

Big Brother winner Sophie Reade plays the diva as she gets two dogsbodies to carry her pet chihuahuas
It seems Big Brother winner Sophie Reade is making the most of her five minutes of fame. The 20-year-old glamour model was spotted outside her London hotel yesterday, with two mystery men carrying her beloved pet Chihuahuas for her. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 08:55:45 GMT)

Pakistan, Iran and UAE investigated in PET dumping probe
The European Union has threatened to impose tariffs on PET imports from Pakistan, Iran and the UAE in retaliation for what is believes could be anti-competitive subsidies and below-cost selling. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 11:20:34 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Sheila the dog is clever and ambitious; there's nothing she can't be taught. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 11:32:52 GMT)

Pet Turkey killed during argument in Exeter
EXETER — An argument on Sunday resulted in the death of a pet turkey. Tammy Hudspeth, 43, contacted Tulare County sheriff’s deputies at 6:30 p.m., and they were dispatched to the 600 block of South Spruce Avenue regarding a report of (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 16:24:36 GMT)

Pet Talk: If they could see me now, with this gang of mine
This whole surreptitious picture-taking and video-taking by every Tom, Dick and Jane with a phone has me worried. I imagine that some day, some time, some of my rituals with my pets will be captured and posted online, and mental health authorities will have no choice but to come and institutionalize me. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 22:10:08 GMT)

Exeter man accused of killing pet turkey
An Exeter man is accused of killing his wife’s pet turkey during an argument, Sunday night. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 22:58:59 GMT)

WLBT 3 - Jackson, MS: Dog owner believes pet is being held
A Pearl woman is distraught over the disappearance of her beloved pet. Duke the Pomeranian has been missing for over a week, and now his owner believes he was taken, and is being held against his will. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 03:40:08 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Hannah, a 2-year-old female Lab mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of South (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 04:41:02 GMT)

Pet Idol voting winding down
The Pet Idol Web page will be updated Tuesday and Friday to show the 15 pets with the most votes. Also, an ad in Friday's paper will feature the top vote-getters. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 06:24:47 GMT)

HELOISE: Pet-sitter planning
Dear Readers: If you travel and use pet sitters while you're gone, you need written instructions, including detailed care, feeding schedule, treat amounts, whether your pet likes to be held, petted, walked, etc. Emergency veterinarian phone numbers, addresses and directions to the clinic are a must! For your pet to be treated, contact the vet before you leave or sign a release to give your ... (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 07:21:47 GMT)

Adopt a pet during 'Second Chance for Love' this weekend
Want to give a homeless pet a new home? (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 07:22:04 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption September 8, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption September 8, 2009 (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 09:25:02 GMT)

Exeter man accused of killing pet turkey
An Exeter man killed his wife's pet turkey during an argument Sunday night, Tulare County sheriff's deputies said. Jesse Hudspeth, 55, faces animal cruelty charges after killing the family's pet turkey in the 600 block of South Spruce Street. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 11:17:47 GMT)

Top 12 Bizarre Pet Accidents
Pets with the most outrageous health claims might earn a Hambone Award. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 11:39:44 GMT)

Pet Protection Takes a New Leap
Charlotte-based Pet Grab-n-Go®, LLC, a company dedicated to products that increase pet safety and protection, announces its first safety product: Pet Grab-n-Go®. After three years in development, Pet Grab-n-Go® provides an all-in-one storage space for your pet's supplies and can double as a crate cover in your home. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 12:40:00 GMT)

Pet supply store up and running at the Pet House
TUPPER LAKE - People streamed in and out of the Pet House, a no-kill cat shelter, Saturday at its grand reopening, donating money, meeting cats and buying pet supplies and food from the house's new store. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 14:09:39 GMT)

Today's THV At Noon: Your Pet Questions Answered
On the noon show today, Doctor Bob Hale will be dropping by to answer your pet questions. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:04:56 GMT)

Pet Store Break in
Lansing police are investigating a break in at a pet store. It happened Monday evening at the Soldan's Feed and Pet Supplies near the corner of Martin Luther King and Holmes. Investigators say they're not sure what was taken from the store. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:29:18 GMT)

Budget crisis cuts holding time at pet shelters
The notion that your beloved pet could escape the yard and be put to death before you even have time to post flyers is a real possibility because of California's budget crisis, according to animal shelter and Humane Society officials. The recent budget... (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:39:36 GMT)

Pet rooster given boot by city of Miami Beach may get a reprieve
A pet rooster who was given the boot by the city of Miami Beach, may get a reprieve. Mark Buckley and his attorney recently met with Mayor Matti Herrera Bower about the fate of his rooster, Mr. Clucky, to determine if the city commission could grant an exception to city laws that prohibit fowl in residential-zoned areas. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 20:45:20 GMT)

Lions pet calendar aims to fetch sales to help shelter
Detroit Lions posed with their dogs for the 2010 Detroit Lions Pet Calendar. Proceeds will benefit the Dearborn Animal Shelter. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 20:55:33 GMT)

New sealing option offered for R-PET blisters
To help processors improve the seals on blister packaging formed from PET recyclate, Henkel next week will introduce its Latiseal B7707AR at the PRINT 09 tradeshow in Chicago. This water-based heatseal has been tested on various R-PET stock and does not crystallize over time, according to the supplier. read more (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 21:05:14 GMT)

Controversial pet store sponsors SPCA: The Real Deal
The Central New York SPCA will hold one of their largest fundraisers of the year this weekend, and one of the sponsors is one of the most controversial pet stores... (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 21:58:09 GMT)

Pet owners, police chaplains attend Marshall council meeting
Marshall's pet ordinance was again a topic of discussion at the city council meeting Monday evening, Sept. 8. Concerned Marshall resident Richard Johns returned to the council chambers to raise objections to the ordinance; Johns attended two meetings in July to broach this same subject. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 23:36:22 GMT)

Pet Talk: 'Everyday Edison' builds EmeryCat from scratch
Cat-loving business consultant Michael Diep has built a better scratching post. Result: no more shred-jobs on expensive furniture, no more antsy cats being hauled to the vet for pedicures. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 00:55:42 GMT)

Raw pet food poses health risks: warning
Veterinary and public health officials say pet owners who put their animals on raw-food diets need to take added health precautions. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 03:11:19 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Lily, a nearly 2-year-old female domestic medium hair, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 04:04:00 GMT)

Pet-friendly shelter in Santa Rosa, United Way campaign, theater venue
Santa Rosa gets pet-friendly shelter, the United Way of Santa Rosa County is looking for $265,000 and the Panhandle Community Theatre is looking for a home for its "Frankenstein" production. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 05:56:27 GMT)

The Buzz: Assembly rejects pet spaying/neutering bill
Legislation to require spaying or neutering of roaming pet cats and most pet dogs was rejected Tuesday by the Assembly, 27-42, after sparking hundreds of phone calls and e-mails to lawmakers' offices. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 07:00:23 GMT)

Lions pet calendar aims to fetch sales to help shelter
Detroit Lions posed with their dogs for the 2010 Detroit Lions Pet Calendar. Proceeds will benefit the Dearborn Animal Shelter. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 07:05:55 GMT)

Owners Should Do Physical Activities with Their Dogs Based on Specific Needs, Interests of Pet to Prevent Obesity
People and their dogs both need physical activity to fight obesity, and there are many exercises that owner and pet can do together that can improve their health and their relationship, according to a Kansas State University expert. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 10:57:32 GMT)

Pet dog in China can bolt, unbolt door with front legs!
New Delhi, Sep 9 : A pet dog in China apparently posses extraordinary skills, for it can bolt and unbolt doors with its front legs. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 11:01:15 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 fee is $5.00 per pet per category. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 11:11:17 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Bashful and barefoot, Jade the dog is one lovely lady. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 11:34:28 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, 09 Sep 2009 11:35:22 GMT)

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