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Family's heartbreak after pet that went missing while they were on holiday is rehomed within seven days
Family's heartbreak after pet that went missing while they were on holiday is rehomed within seven days (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:11:05 GMT)

RI Pet Walk: An event for dog lovers
Rain or shine hundreds of Rhode Islanders and their pets will come together for a signature annual event. Pet Walk Rhode Island features a scenic and fun 3.5 mile (5K) walk through Roger Williams Park in Providence, RI. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:00:47 GMT)

Funding Fast Forwards Pet's Fate
The notion that your pet could escape the yard and be put to death before you even have time to post flyers is a real possibility because of our state's budget crisis. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:23:11 GMT)

Judge orders psychiatric exam for Randolph man accused of shooting 20-year-old pet parrot
APFile photo of an African grey parrot. RANDOLPH -- A 67-year-old Randolph man who is accused of shooting and killing his pet parrot because it annoyed him while he was drunk and watching a NASCAR race on television has been... (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:32:22 GMT)

Pet supplies, expert advice offered at new Chow Hound
A new Chow Hound Pet Supplies store at 4482 Lake Michigan Drive in Standale carries 7,500 square feet of premium dog and cat foods, kennels, grooming supplies, toys, and almost anything a pet could need, said co-owner Tyson Keane. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 16:10:04 GMT)

Deceased dog in running for 'unusual' pet insurance claim award
A Pasco County Labrador retriever that tangled with a poisonous sea urchin is one of 12 pets across the country in the running for an award for the most unusual pet health insurance claim received by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 16:27:27 GMT)

Rotterdam’s Temple of Trash Built From PET Bottles
In 2007 at the folly festival FollyDock in Rotterdam, the creative designers from SALZIG Design Team have come up with this intriguing Temple of Trash. Located in an old district of Rotterdam, this 7m high, 25m long and 10m wide trash pile consists of 100 tones of PET bottles compacted into rough cubes. The structure, [...] (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 16:52:22 GMT)

Brad Pitt forks over more than $80K for a custom run for kids' pet gerbil
This is one pampered gerbil. Brad Pitt spent more than $80,000 developing a run for his kids' pet gerbil on the family's French estate, the Sun reported. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:13:10 GMT)

Sterling House collects pet food, supplies
Sterling House Cape Coral, a senior living and assisted living community, is collecting pet food and supplies for the Animal Refuge Center. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 18:14:34 GMT)

Melissa's Pet Depot to hold fund-raising event Saturday and Sunday
DARTMOUTH — On September 12 and 13, Melissa's Pet Depot, Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, will be having a fund-raising event with pet education and pet adoptions. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 21:22:39 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 22:05:48 GMT)

Decades Old Pet Cemetery in Florence to Be Covered
A three decade old pet cemetery in the Shoals will soon be no more. Its removal is causing quite a bit of controversy. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 23:48:22 GMT)

Lucy, Pet of the Week - Sept. 6, 2009
Lucy is a 2-year-old beagle who’s an absolute sweetheart, is good with children and tolerates cats and other dogs. She’s house-trained, vaccinated and neutered. She’s available from Club Pet, Delaware Township. For information, call 724-962-0877. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 23:50:35 GMT)

Pet First Aid and CPR class in Cohoes
The American Red Cross and The Animal House are offering a class on pet first aid and CPR on Sept. 14. The class will be at Harmony House (188 Remsen Street, Cohoes) from 6 to 10 P.M. and costs $60 per person or $95 per couple. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:26:45 GMT)

Report: Caesar Millan to Launch Pet Publication
"Dog whisperer" Caesar Millan will launch a new pet-friendly publication. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:29:41 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Sam, a 3-year-old male Lab mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of South Missi (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 04:29:00 GMT)

Among weird pet insurance claims, will Pasco dog's bite of sea urchin beat bra insert-eater?
To vote for the most unusual pet insurance claim, visit www.vpihamboneaward.com. Voting ends Monday. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 07:56:39 GMT)

Randolph man who shot pet parrot to undergo psych test
The Morris County Prosecutor's Office wants a Randolph man psychologically evaluated before it decides how to handle charges that he shot his pet African grey parrot with a BB gun because the creature's squawking annoyed him while he watched a NASCAR race. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 08:12:49 GMT)

Dog owner's desperate search for pet
A heartbroken dog owner has travelled more than a thousand miles up and down the country searching for his beloved pet pug. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:10:59 GMT)

Pet owners must find new resting place for Fluffy
Recently a pet cemetery in Florence was sold and the new owners began covering the area with new top soil and making improvements to the property. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:13:44 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption September 10, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption September 10, 2009 (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:25:02 GMT)

Pet supplies offered at new Chow Hound
A new Chow Hound Pet Supplies store at 4482 Lake Michigan Drive in Standale carries 7,500 square feet of premium dog and cat foods, kennels, grooming supplies, toys, and almost anything a pet could need, said co-owner Tyson Keane. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:10:18 GMT)

Pet press
Rummage for Rescues, Saturday, September 12. If you have any gently used items you'd like to donate, you can bring them to Project Pet at 6880 St. Andrews Rd. Saturdays or Sundays 9 am- 5 pm or call Wendy at 600-2960 or Brittany at 629-3375 for pick up. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 15:47:07 GMT)

Pethealth Inc. Announces Its Entry Into the U.K. Companion Animal Microchip Marketplace via Its Pet Protect Brand
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2009) - Pethealth Inc. (TSX:PTZ) ("Pethealth" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the launch of its companion animal microchip operations in the United Kingdom under its Pet Protect brand. Pet Protect is the Company's premium brand of pet insurance in the U.K. and is considered one of the premier pet insurance programs in the industry. Pethealth ... (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:33:10 GMT)

FlexPet With CM8(TM) Reduces Dog Joint Pain Caused by Pet Obesity
What to Do When Diet & Exercise Are Not an Option for Pet Obesity (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:48:15 GMT)

The Pet Corner
By Jean Durbin Shelter Correspondent Adoptables from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter and Bones Pet Rescue 1. THRIFTY: This very handsome adult pitty mix boy is a joy to walk on leash. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:07:06 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Stella
Meet the Bonanza's Pet of the Week, Stella. Her photo was sent in by owner Rusty Heckert. "Stella loves to kayak on Lake Tahoe with Rusty, her "mom." She is well balanced until she sees a duck, then she gets all wet. Tim... (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:42:46 GMT)

Pet Fair to be held
S.T.A.R.T II, in conjunction with Friedberg Properties of Cresskill, is sponsoring a Pet Fair Sept. 12. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:09:17 GMT)

Kahoots hosting pet adoption
FALLBROOK Kahoots Pet Store will host a pet adoption on Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather (heat) permitting at 1101 South Main Avenue. They will be sponsoring the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, which will have kittens, cats and dogs available. Kahoots will have the mobile vet there between 1 and 2 p.m. for various vaccines and exams. For more information, call the store at ... (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:02:21 GMT)

Ponder this the next time you buy those expensive pet meds
Do the math, veterinarians say. Buy pet medications elsewhere if it makes sense. But look at vets' prices first. Understand your risks. And make an informed choice. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:26:25 GMT)

Autistic Boy Devastated After City Bans Pet Pig
Family says pet pig Loopey has done wonders for capabilities of autistic son. (Fri, 11 Sep 2009 13:14:45 GMT)

DNA testing in Salina saves pet
SALINA, Kan. -- Salina animal control officers knew the dog they saw looked like a pit bull. It didn't matter that the dog in question, Angie Cartwright's family pet, Lucey, had never bitten anyone, or had never acted out aggressively. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 04:03:00 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Duchess, a 2 1/2-year-old female Pug/Pit bull mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Soc (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 04:07:11 GMT)

Swank promotes pet adoption
NEW YORK — Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 04:11:17 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys concert at House of Blues beautifully combines music, visuals
For many, the Pet Shop Boys evoke the '80s, when pop music was full of campy fun and its listeners were wearing parachute pants. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 06:17:16 GMT)

Students are real winners in 2009 Pet Idol contest
Students are the real winners in the 2009 Pet Idol competition because the money raised from voting is supporting Newspapers in Education. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 06:24:47 GMT)

Pet-food collection aims to keep animals with their owners
Volunteers will collect pet food from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at South High School, 1700 E. Louisiana Ave. The Furry Friends Food Drive, partnering with the Food Bank of the Rockies, plans to distribute the food to financially struggling owners who otherwise face the prospect of having to give their pets up to shelters. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:05:43 GMT)

Animal groups hold pet-themed Wags n' Whiskers Festival
Animal lovers and rescue groups will gather tomorrow during the inaugural Wags n’ Whiskers Festival for a slew of pet-related events ranging from animal training to flyball racing. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:36:54 GMT)

Pondy municipality to affix microchips on pet dogs
Puducherry, Sep 12 : The Puducherry Municipality is considering to affix microchips on pet dogs in the union territory instead of licence as practiced in foreign countries, Municipal Commissioner Kuppusamy said today. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 09:27:56 GMT)

Pet Of The Week: Ginger
Meet Ginger, the Pet of the Week. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 13:06:22 GMT)

Adopt a pet for Sept. 12
Pet adoptions for this week. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 18:09:38 GMT)

18-foot pet python gets new home
A monster python named Delilah has been moved to a new home in Florida amid concerns her back yard cage couldn't contain her, Apopka authorities said. The 18-foot pet snake is at least 16 years old and weighs more than 400 pounds, Florida Fish and Wildlife investigator Rick Brown told The Miami Herald in a story published Saturday. To me it's a Goliath. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 19:09:27 GMT)

DNA testing in Salina saves pet
Associated Press - September 12, 2009 3:04 PM ET SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Salina animal control officers thought Angie Cartwright's family pet, Lucey, looked like a pit bull. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 19:12:31 GMT)

The Pet Iguana
So you want a pet iguana? Beautiful reptiles but do you know how big they get? Caring for the pet iguana. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 20:12:24 GMT)

Pet parrot and owner rescued from tree in Hong Kong
Hong Kong - Hong Kong firemen rescued a pet parrot and its owner who were perched precariously in a tree, 10 meters above ground, a news report said Sunday. Twelve firemen and an ambulance crew were called in after the 36- year-old owner got stuck hi... (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 01:19:00 GMT)

Pet of the Week
PET OF THE WEEK: Cream is a curious 5-month-old kitten. This playful cat likes to be cuddled and loves to explore new things. She’s extremely sweet and would be a good fit for a family that already has cats. If you are interested in adopting Cream, call the Plainview Humane Society at 806-296-2311, e-mail plvhumanesociety@hotmail.com or visit 500 S.W. Third from 4-5:30 ... (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 03:50:17 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Lelu Dallas, a 3-year-old female terrier mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 04:02:10 GMT)

Pet Calendar
What: CAFB Pet Fest. Who: Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue. When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 19. Where: Charleston Air Force Base. (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 04:13:39 GMT)

Pet parrot and owner rescued from tree in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Sep 13 : Hong Kong firemen rescued a pet parrot and its owner who were perched precariously in a tree, 10 meters above ground, a news report said Sunday. (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 05:29:05 GMT)

Voting continues in 2009 Pet Idol contest
Jojo, like most other beauty pageant contestants, is trying once again to become The News-Star's pet idol. (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 06:24:57 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, 13 Sep 2009 06:34:15 GMT)

Pet of the Week
PET OF THE WEEK: Cream is a curious 5-month-old kitten. This playful cat likes to be cuddled and loves to explore new things. She’s extremely sweet and would be a good fit for a family that already has cats. If you are interested in adopting Cream, call the Plainview Humane Society at 806-296-2311, e-mail plvhumanesociety@hotmail.com or visit 500 S.W. Third from 4-5:30 ... (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 09:50:39 GMT)

Pet communicator to appear at ShopRite of Mansfield
MANSFIELD TWP. -- ShopRite of Mansfield (1965 route 57 West and Allen Road) will host Pet Communicator Maria LaFreniere of Monmouth County at the Partners in Caring event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. While... (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 16:22:02 GMT)

Pet Store Burglary
Police in Havelock are investigating a pet store burglary, but this isn't your typical case of breaking and entering. Whoever broke into Bill's pet store in Havelock broke into the back of the New Commission Fellowship Church next door, made a hole in the wall and crawled into the pet shop. (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 22:49:23 GMT)

Mariah Carey's pet loses control
Mariah Carey had to take to the stage with dog wee on her when her pet dog accidentally urinated on her. The 40-year-old singer was devastated when Jack Russell terrier Cha Cha had an accident as she was getting ready to perform. (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 23:44:34 GMT)

Furry Faces at Pet Fair
The 5th annual Pet Fair had tails wagging at Park Central in Zanesville today. WHIZ's Katie Jeffries has the story. Every dog has his day, and today's fair was all about man's best friend. While many dogs came with their owners, other pups and cats were hoping to be adopted. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:45:11 GMT)

Mariah Carey's pet loses control
Mariah Carey had to take to the stage with dog wee on her when her pet dog accidentally urinated on her. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:46:05 GMT)

How cute is your pet?
The Aspen Times and the Animal Rescue Foundation of Colorado are looking for the Roarking Fork Valley's cutest pets. Submit your cutest pet photo for a chance to win two great prizes - a photo shoot for your pet with world-renowned... (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 03:53:03 GMT)

DNA testing in Salina saves pet
SALINA, Kan. | Animal-control officers knew the dog they saw looked like a pit bull. It didn’t matter that the dog in question, Angie Cartwright’s family pet Lucey, had never bitten anyone. Nor had she ever acted aggressively. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 04:02:15 GMT)

Beloved family pet brutally killed: police (The West Australian)
A beloved family pet was bashed against a letterbox, thrown to the ground and may have been stabbed in a brutal West Perth attack. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 04:26:53 GMT)

'Monster' 28stone pet python seized by officials
A pet Burmese python weighing 28 stone and stretching 18 feet long has been taken away by US authorities after being deemed unsafe. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 06:11:50 GMT)

2009 Pet Idol voting continues
The owner of the winner of The News-Star's 2009 Pet Idol contest will receive a $1,000 cash prizes while the second place winner will receive $500 and the third place finisher will receive $250. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 06:25:07 GMT)

Fairview looks at a pet leash law
Aldermen and residents with different perspectives on whether there should be a leash law for pets hope to craft an ordinance that will protect the rights of pet owners and deal with those who fail to obey the rules. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 08:01:47 GMT)

How cute is your pet?
The Aspen Times and the Animal Rescue Foundation of Colorado are looking for the Roaring Fork Valley's cutest pets. Submit your cutest pet photo for a chance to win two great prizes - a photo shoot for your pet with world-renowned photographer... (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 08:53:02 GMT)

Pet owners gather for a blessing in West Chester
WEST CHESTER — The calendar may still claim summer, but Linus and Pumpkin, two attendees of the first Community Pet Blessing and Expo at Everhart Park on Sunday, frolicked on what felt like an almost perfect early fall day. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:22:05 GMT)

Vote for your favorite pet
Voting has begun for the 2010/2011 Newspaper in Education Pet Calendar. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:59:32 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Mufi the guinea pig is the mayor of the small pet condo at the Humane Society.. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:49:39 GMT)

Rita’s kicks off pet-food drive for SPCA
The SPCA of Georgetown has teamed with Rita’s Italian Ice in the Midway Galleria to collect pet food donations during September. The shelter is in need of canned cat food, canned dog food, kitten and puppy chow, and bagged cat food. In exchange for each food donation, Rita’s will provide 10 coupons. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:18:23 GMT)

Responsible Pet Owners Committe to meet Sept. 14
The newly formed group that is hoping to help set regulations and guidelines for individuals who owner pets will be meeting ‘Responsible Pet Owners Committee “There was a smaller crowd at the meeting, which concerns me that our residents feel we no longer have a problem,” said Clouse. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:16:22 GMT)

Robbers Dig Into Pet Store, Steal Safe & Dog
It happened Sunday morning in Havelock where burglars got into the pet store after first breaking into a church next door. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 15:52:52 GMT)

Pet owners gather for a blessing in West Chester
WEST CHESTER — The calendar may still claim summer, but Linus and Pumpkin, two attendees of the first Community Pet Blessing and Expo at Everhart Park on Sunday, frolicked on what felt like an almost perfect early fall day. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 16:37:35 GMT)

Positron Corporation Sees Significant Opportunities in Canadian PET Market with Ontario's Approval of PET
INDIANAPOLIS----Positron Corporation today announced that the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario, Canada is making positron emission tomography scanning a publicly insured health service available to cancer and cardiac patients under conditions where PET scans have been proven to be clinically effective. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 17:17:00 GMT)

Get your Pet Talk updates on Facebook and Twitter
Courtesy of GingerThe lovely Ginger is the face of the pet blog on Facebook and Twitter. Dear Readers, I hear this social-networking thing is really catching on with the kids. And, yes, I suppose "status updates" and "tweets" will do... (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 18:25:38 GMT)

Pet Shop Open Again
A Havelock pet shop is back open after a bizarre breaking and entering over the weekend. The burglars were creative in getting in and out of Bill's Pet Store early Sunday morning. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 18:49:23 GMT)

Pet Care Robot Scares the Bejeezus Out of Fido While You're Away [Robots]
It can be tough to leave a pet at home, even for a quick trip. But what if you had a freaky robot to tend to your furry friend while you were away? Quite similar to a WowWee Rovio, the Pet Care... (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 19:39:38 GMT)

Thieves use church to access pet shop
HAVELOCK — Jenna Brown never realized how difficult catching a bird in a net would be. And, she doesn’t want to have to do it ever again. Thieves broke into Bill’s Pet Shop in Havelock late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, stealing cash, a safe, an expensive puppy and other items. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 23:22:59 GMT)

Veterinarian Group Launches New Website to Help Pet Owners With Medical Advice and the Best Vet-Approved Products
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Drs. Stephanie and Stuart Pierce launched www.petsupplieselite.com today after months of development. The doctors' new website takes on the big box stores in an effort to separate the mass marketing from the true realities in the Pet Industry. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 00:16:02 GMT)

Coyote steals Jessica Simpson's pet pooch
Buxom blonde singer Jessica Simpson has issued a missing dog poster in cyberspace after her pet pooch was pinched by a coyote. The American celebrity sent a tweet expressing her despair at the disappearance of her pet Malti-Poo dog "Daisy". (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 02:00:29 GMT)

How cute is your pet?
The Aspen Times and the Animal Rescue Foundation of Colorado are looking for the Roaring Fork Valley's cutest pets. Submit your cutest pet photo for a chance to win two great prizes - a photo shoot for your pet with world-renowned photographer... (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 04:53:12 GMT)

Responsible Pet Owners Committe to meet Sept. 14
The newly formed group that is hoping to help set regulations and guidelines for individuals who owner pets will be meeting ‘Responsible Pet Owners Committee “There was a smaller crowd at the meeting, which concerns me that our residents feel we no longer have a problem,” said Clouse. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 05:31:22 GMT)

PET scanning made as publicly insured health service
Positron Corporation today announced that the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario, Canada is making positron emission tomography (PET) scanning a publicly insured health service available to cancer and cardiac patients under conditions where PET scans have been proven to be clinically effective. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:40:03 GMT)

Yorkie pup stolen from Wellington pet store, owner says
An employee says two teenage girls who were asked not to handle the dogs later disappeared, along with the 8-week-old Yorkie A pet store owner thinks two teenage girls stole a Yorkie puppy from his Wellington store. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:54:04 GMT)

How to Care for the Pet Rabbit
Nothing much beats the feeling of a wiggly nose in the neckshoulder. This is a body part you develop only when you have had a baby or when you have a pet rabbit. Rabbits are not a object you give as a gift nor should one be bought on impulse. How to care for the pet rabbit. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 15:11:56 GMT)

Tough times force owners to forgo costly pet burials
Business is down at all three South Florida pet cemeteries In a drizzling rain, family and friends gather around an open grave to bid farewell to Rusty. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 15:34:09 GMT)

Warm Whiskers Unveils Innovative, Reversible Pet Therapy Jackets
The new Warm Whiskers Pet Therapy Jacket is a revolutionary, reversible form-fitted dog jacket with a very beneficial twist. The innovative set utilizes adjustable therapy straps and larger more effective therapy packs to alleviate aches and pains, warm up chilly pets, promote healing and increase a pets' range of motion and comfort. Veterinarian recommended holistic care for pets of all ages ... (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:00:00 GMT)

Bird slayer 'wanted one as a pet'
One of the men who killed birds at the Temuka aviary claims he had gone into the aviary intending to take a bird home as a pet. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:21:50 GMT)

Hoover pet store owner faces arraignment
HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - The owner of a Hoover pet store faces an arraignment Tuesday. Allison Manning owns Wags to Riches, a store at Patton Creek shopping center. Manning was arrested in August on allegations of animal cruelty and improper disposal of animal. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:38:10 GMT)

Pet Funerals And Cemeteries Significant Growth Segment In Funeral Services Industry According To Leading Expert
67 WALL STREET, New York - September 15, 2009 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Funeral Services and Tax Preparation Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This 57 page feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs, Equity Analysts and Money Managers. The full issue is ... (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:09:00 GMT)

City Council meeting looks to clean up storm water and pet waste
Video Body If you own a dog in the city of Wilmington, be prepared to pay if you do not pick up after the pooch. In its regular meeting, City Council will tackle the problem of storm water run off Tuesday night, particularly pet waste. If left on the ground, the waste runs off in to our water. Council is considering passing an ordinance that would fine pet owners $250 if they do not clean up ... (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 21:23:56 GMT)

Family pet crashes ute into cafe in Cromwell
A Cromwell family pet has made a dog's breakfast of a local cafe after being left alone in a running vehicle (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 21:45:43 GMT)

Mold-Masters and ABBA launch PET preform tooling business
Hot runner supplier Mold-Masters and preform tooling supplier ABBA Systems are joining forces for a new venture that will offer complete polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preform molds. Operating under the brand name iPET Systems, the companies say their iPET molds and hot runners will feature a proprietary design and offer interchangeability with existing PET mold platforms. read more (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 23:20:13 GMT)

Pet Talk: Choco, Sandman hop fine-tuned flight to freedom
Choco and Sandman's flight across three states and one time zone was something quite significant. It was their reprieve from death row. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 01:24:53 GMT)

How cute is your pet?
The Aspen Times and the Animal Rescue Foundation of Colorado are looking for the Roaring Fork Valley's cutest pets. Submit your cutest pet photo for a chance to win two great prizes - a photo shoot for your pet with world-renowned photographer... (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 03:39:19 GMT)

Midlander opens pet massage 'pawlor' to offer massage therapy to Midland pets
Midlander Lisa Tanner is now offering a new service for local pet lovers, having opened a pet massage “pawlor” inside Animal Clips at 1000 N. Midkiff Road. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 03:39:48 GMT)

Oh, deer, its an illegal pet in Glen Avon
Riverside County animal control officers made a surprising discovery behind the front door of a Glen Avon home Tuesday: a deer. The animal was being kept as a pet on the property in the 3500 block of Mears Avenue west of Riverside, Riverside County animal control spokesman John Welsh said. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 05:26:15 GMT)

Responsible Pet Owners Committe to meet Sept. 14
The newly formed group that is hoping to help set regulations and guidelines for individuals who owner pets will be meeting ‘Responsible Pet Owners Committee “There was a smaller crowd at the meeting, which concerns me that our residents feel we no longer have a problem,” said Clouse. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 05:31:23 GMT)

Pet projects Neil Tennant of synth-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys talks about the tour, the Brit Award and No. 1 dance hits
For the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant, performing live is about much more than just standing there and singing. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 05:31:42 GMT)

Midlander opens pet massage 'pawlor' to offer massage therapy to Midland pets
Midlander Lisa Tanner is now offering a new service for local pet lovers, having opened a pet massage “pawlor” inside Animal Clips at 1000 N. Midkiff Road. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 06:39:58 GMT)

Simpson loses pet dog to a coyote
Jessica Simpson has used Twitter seeking help after her beloved pet dog was snatched by a coyote. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:42:15 GMT)

Simpson searching for lesbian pet dog snatched by coyote
London, Sep 16 : American singer Jessica Simpson has been tweeting for help in looking for her lesbian pet dog, which was snatched by a coyote. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:59:09 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, 16 Sep 2009 11:25:37 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, 16 Sep 2009 11:35:30 GMT)

Pet Ohana
With his German shepherd and pit bull heritage, think of Gino the dog as your personal trainer. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:48:23 GMT)

Speed curb urged after pet killed
A furious pub landlord is demanding a speed clampdown on a narrow country lane where a pet dog died in its owner’s arms after being struck by a car. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:31:48 GMT)

Yorkie pup stolen from Wellington pet store, owner suspects teenage girls
A pet store owner thinks two teenage girls stole a Yorkshire terrier puppy from his Wellington store. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:52:42 GMT)

Deadline today for pet calendar
Today is the last day to enter your pet in The Advocate-Messenger's 2010 Newspapers in Education pet calendar contest. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:19:25 GMT)

New Data On Toxics In School Supplies, Pet Products
Now, the group is releasing brand new test data on over 900 products on a new site - www.HealthyStuff.org. In total, the new site will be home to over 15,000 test results on over 5,000 common items including pet products, women's handbags, back-to-school products and more. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 19:26:29 GMT)

People food that can kill your pet
It’s hard to resist slipping your pet some people food here and there. But certain tasty treats can be the same as poison. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 19:34:08 GMT)

Tests show lead in school, pet supplies
Associated Press - September 16, 2009 3:25 PM ET BARRE, Vt. (AP) - An environmental research group says tests on 60 back-to-school supplies and 400 pet products found nearly a quarter of them... (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 19:37:39 GMT)

Oh Deer! Fawn Kept as Pet Confiscated from SoCal Home
GLEN AVON -- Officers with the Riverside County Department of Animal Services have confiscated a deer that they believe was being kept as a pet by a homeowner in Glen Avon. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 19:53:07 GMT)

Tests show lead in school, pet supplies
An environmental research group says tests on 60 back-to-school supplies and 400 pet products found nearly a quarter of them contained lead. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 20:08:54 GMT)

Rescues to have joint pet adoption in Florence
The Second Chance K9 Rescue and the Carolina Kitties Rescue will join forces Saturday for a pet adoption from noon until 4 p.m. at Pet Lovers Warehouse at 931 S. Irby St., Florence. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 20:51:15 GMT)

Jessica Simpson - Pet Detectives Join Hunt For Simpsons Snatched Dog
Trained pet detectives are on the hunt for JESSICA SIMPSON's snatched dog, after offering their services to the star for free.A coyote ran off with the singer's pet,... (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 21:40:53 GMT)

Donations Needed To Outfit MDFR With Pet Masks
From house fires to heat exhaustion, pets can fall victim to disasters just like their owners. A few months ago the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue department received pet oxygen masks, which could spell out lifesaving help for many animals. But they might not be able to provide the life-saving care to every pet they encounter. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 23:29:28 GMT)

The Pet Corner
Adoptables from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter and Bones Pet Rescue By Jean Durbin Shelter Correspondent 1. MOLLY: a delightful 8 year old Lab/McNab mix, she is very sweet and gentle, but also spunky and playful. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 00:08:57 GMT)

Family fills pet food niche
A Newtown family recently opened Your Healthy Pet after discovering why their feline was not feeling well."When our cat became ill years ago, we found out it was having kidney failure at an early (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 01:42:41 GMT)

American Red Cross offering pet first aid class Sept. 26
The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross knows that pets are a part of our families and wants members of our community to have an opportunity to learn more about providing that emergency care until the pet may be taken to a veterinarian,... (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 02:44:33 GMT)

Pet detectives join hunt for Jessica Simpson's dog
Trained pet detectives are on the hunt for Jessica Simpson's snatched dog, after offering their services to the star for free. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 06:21:46 GMT)

Pet Idol voting winding down
Murphy the cat clawed his way to the top spot in The News-Star's Pet Idol contest, jumping ahead after a tally of the weekend votes. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 06:25:02 GMT)

Family Safe, Pet Pig Saved From Fresno Fire
FRESNO - The 100 pound, pet pot bellied pig being helped to safety by a Fresno firefighter is named Smoky. Wednesday Smoky nearly lived up to his name. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 06:26:57 GMT)

Pet First Aid
When to call the vet and when you can take care of things yourself. Knowing the difference can save you many hours, a lot of money, and perhaps your pet's life. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 06:34:31 GMT)

Chinese man training pet pooch for Guinness world record
New Delhi, Sept 17 : A dog owner in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, is training his pet to set a Guinness world record. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:31:36 GMT)

Barbra Streisand - Streisand Caught Up In Pet Contest Scandal
BARBRA STREISAND has been left baffled after fans accused her of rigging a "cute pet" competition so her friend could win a prize to watch her in concert.The veteran... (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:56:13 GMT)

Pet memorial service held in South Fayette
About 40 people attended a pet memorial service Sunday at Melrose Cemetery in South Fayette. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:06:47 GMT)

Pet detectives join hunt for Jessica Simpson's snatched dog
September 17: Trained pet detectives are on the hunt for JESSICA SIMPSON's snatched dog, after offering their services to the star for free. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:05:01 GMT)

Police: Kids Torture Pet Lovebird
The Grosse Pointe Woods police say a group of kids mutilated and killed a neighbor's pet lovebird as it got fresh air on its owner's back porch. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:05:45 GMT)

HealthyStuff.org Reveals Chemicals in Pet Toys, School Supplies, Purses
The site, launched today, was created by the Michigan-based Ecology Center , which also runs HealthyToys.org , and lists the amount of lead, mercury, chlorine (PVC), bromine and arsenic found in more than 900 school supplies, purses, car seats, automobiles and pet products. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:33:18 GMT)

Your Healthy Pet — A Social Club For All Your Furry Friends
Sure, they have everything from fresh ground refrigerated dog food and yummy beef bones; stacks of bags and cans of nutritious food; a wide line of training equipment; irresistible treats and toys; comfy bedding and furnishings; even custom birthday cakes — but do not go calling the Novak family's new business venture a pet store. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:41:52 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Daisy Mae
Meet Daisy Mae our Pet of the Week. Daisy Mae is owned by Brian and Tracy Kuntschik. "In April of 2009 we visited the Pet Network in Incline Village with hopes of rescuing a pet to fill the enormous hole left by our girl Dusty. We had visited... (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:04:16 GMT)

Tests show lead in school, pet supplies
An environmental research group says tests on 60 back-to-school supplies and 400 pet products found nearly a quarter of them contained lead. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:11:46 GMT)

Annual ARF Pet Walk event coming Saturday
The Animal Rescue Foundation has been serving the Milledgeville area with pet adoption services for more than 25 years and Saturday, the organization is giving the community a chance to give back. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:17:26 GMT)

SpongeTech® Delivery Systems, Inc. Announces Phillips Feed & Pet Supply as Pet Care Product Line Distributor
NEW YORK----SpongeTech® Delivery Systems, Inc., “The Smarter Sponge™”, announced that the Company has a distribution agreement with Phillips Feed & Pet Supply to distribute SpongeTech's Uncle NormanTM's Pet Care product line to its various client base located up and down the eastern coastline. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 19:00:00 GMT)

Chesterton resident charged in burglary of Liberty pet shop
An employee of the Pet Haven pet shop at 19 W. U.S. Highway 6 in Liberty Township has been charged with burglary in connection with several break-ins of the business, the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 19:53:33 GMT)

Payson Family Pet Hospital Ribbon Cutting
Many families in the community have been taking their pets to the Payson Family Pet Hospital, since they opened in 1997. Now after significant renovations, the hospital held an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate their newly renovated building and new services. Nearly all twenty-two employees were in attendance. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:35:50 GMT)

National › Hatoyama's pet dog dies
The pet dog of Yukio Hatoyama and his family died Wednesday shortly after the Japanese parliament elected the Democratic Party of Japan leader as prime… (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 22:00:06 GMT)

Pet Cemetery Accused Of Poor Upkeep
Controversy surrounds a local cemetery trusted to bury family pets. Some pet owners claim they are being ripped off. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 22:10:07 GMT)

Pet Holdings #1 in Seattle 2.0 Index
Seattle-based Pet Holdings, owners of I Can Has Cheezburger and other humor sites, has taken over the top spot from Zillow in Seattle 2.0's startup index for August, a ranking of website traffic estimates. The rest of the top five are BuddyTV, Picnik, and CarDomain. Big gains were made in the top 100 by EVO ... (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 22:47:28 GMT)

Business Diary: Wanted: your pet's business, dead or alive
Given that CVS has 160-odd veterinary surgeries around the country, there's a good chance you'll end up in one of its clinics should Rover feel a little poorly. But beware of the vet. The Aim-listed company wins the gold medal for conflicts of interest following its expansion into pet cemeteries and crematoria. "They make money whether they can cure your pet or not," explains a source close to ... (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 23:11:06 GMT)

Palm Beach Woman Fights To Keep Pet Pig
A Palm Beach woman fights to keep her pet pig at home. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:38:49 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Daisy Mae
Meet Daisy Mae our Pet of the Week. Daisy Mae is owned by Brian and Tracy Kuntschik. "In April of 2009 we visited the Pet Network in Incline Village with hopes of rescuing a pet to fill the enormous hole left by our girl Dusty. We had visited... (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 03:05:07 GMT)

Pet Adoption Center to host open house
Sayreville Pet Adoption Center, 1400 Main St., will host a "Rutgers Red and Black" Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 04:02:09 GMT)

Pet adoptions Saturday
LAS CRUCES - The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct two pet adoption events Saturday:• 8 a. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 06:54:06 GMT)

Tests show lead in pet supplies, school material
BARRE (AP) — An environmental research group says tests on 60 back-to-school supplies and 400 pet products found nearly a quarter of them contained lead. ... (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 07:16:26 GMT)

Research and Markets announces addition of PET/CT and SPECT/CT training program
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "PET/CT and SPECT/CT To Plan and Monitor the Treatment of Cancer" training to their offering. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 08:41:33 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. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:59:22 GMT)

Plant City girl who lost 2 pigs to marauding dogs gets replacement pet
No pet will ever really replace Holly and Molly, 9-year-old Jessica Edwards' show pigs that were killed by marauding neighborhood dogs, her father said. But the support of the community, including the gift of a new pig, was a nice gesture, Chad Edwards said. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:00:51 GMT)

Does Your Pet See Ghosts?
Do you believe in the paranormal? Maybe your pet does. The Animal Planet network is launching a new show called 'Haunted Animals' and they're filming in Wilder Friday afternoon. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:01:59 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Champ
Champ is this week's Pet of the Week. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:13:50 GMT)

Pet owners hounded by veterinary fees
Our family finally succumbed to the entreaties of its youngest member and acquired a six-month-old mongrel, named Biggles, from a pet rescue outfit. Now we are living in a parallel universe of pet owners, full of dog whisperers, dog chiropractors, dog surgery, dog accessories, dog acupuncture, dog Prozac, people who sleep with their dogs, doggie day spas and vets who charge more than doctors ... (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 14:48:41 GMT)

Reward offered for clues leading to arrest in pet shooting
HOPKINTON — The Spardelli family, who lost their pet in a mysterious shooting on Monday, is still searching for answers. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 14:54:06 GMT)

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