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Pet expert: Think before you commit to a new pet
Acquiring a pet should be life-enriching, but as with any relationship with long-term expectations, a potential pet owner must take stock of what it takes to make a perfect match. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:28:50 GMT)

Waretown man charged with leaving dogs at Wall pet business
WARETOWN — Officers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrested a 26-year-old man and charged him with abandoning two dogs he had brought to a pet boarding and grooming store approximately two months ago and left there, officials said. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 02:26:36 GMT)

Pet Holdings Teams Up with Dogster
Seattle-based Pet Holdings, owners of I Can Has Cheezburger and other humor websites, has formed a partnership with Dogster, a San Francisco-based social networking site, whereby Dogster will sell ads for Pet Holdings' animal-related sites. The news was reported by TechCrunch, which also notes that the Cheezburger network will hit one billion page views this ... (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 04:47:18 GMT)

Vet to teach class on saving your pet's life
A holistic veterinarian, who still makes house calls to many of his Northwest four-legged patients, will teach pet CPR and other health tips Saturday at Harper College. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 05:23:00 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Rusty, a 7-year-old male Lab mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of South Mis (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 06:08:37 GMT)

Pet adoption events slated for Saturday
LAS CRUCES - The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct three pet adoption events Saturday. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 06:08:57 GMT)

Editor's Update: 2009 Pet Idol Contest photo gallery
The Daily News' annual Pet Idol Contest has drawn more than 150 entries, and it's time to vote. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 06:13:08 GMT)

New law allows pet owners to set up trusts for animals
Pet owners in Connecticut can now assure that their animals will be properly cared for if owners die before their pets as a result of a new law that takes effect today. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 09:54:56 GMT)

Iams Home 4 the Holidays Launches 2009 Pet Adoption Campaign to Help Find Homes for 1.5 Million Homeless Animals
With its most aggressive pet adoption goal to-date - finding homes for 1.5 million orphaned pets this holiday season - Iams Home 4 the Holidays kicked off its 2009 program today. Between Oct. 1 and Jan. 4, 2010, IH4TH will work side-by-side with its campaign ambassador, two-time Academy Award®-winning actress Hilary Swank, along with founding partner Helen Woodward Animal Center and nearly 3,500 ... (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

Dogged by rise in Direct Line pet insurance premiums
Two years ago the premium was £34 a month, now it has gone up to more than £50 I'm a 74-year-old widow and have a wonderful 14-year-old dalmatian called Jazz acquired from an RSPCA rescue centre when she was a year old. I have always had pet insurance for Jazz through Direct Line but now she is getting older, the premiums have soared. In 2007, I was paying £34.06 per month but I have just been ... (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 13:00:11 GMT)

Bird, rabbit victims of Norwalk pet store fire
NORWALK - A fire broke out at a pet supplies and grooming store in Norwalk early this morning, killing a rabbit and a bird. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:30:20 GMT)

San Pedro: Pet Pals plan Saturday fund-raiser
It's October. Time for an updated handbag to go with that new fall wardrobe perhaps? Pedro Pet Pals will be selling Charm and Luck handbags from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday to raise funds for the animals at the Harbor Animal Care Center in San Pedro. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 17:28:37 GMT)

Glen Lake is Atlantas Most Pet-Friendly Apartment Community
There are many characteristics that help make Glen Lake stand out in the Atlanta apartment industry. One of these factors is their pet-friendly nature. When most apartment communities limit the size of pets to only 35 pounds, Glen Lake allows large breeds up to 80 pounds to reside in the apartments. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 18:09:33 GMT)

Combination Of PET/CT Tests Expedite Diagnosis Of Lung Cancer
Research published in the October 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology has found an effective combination of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) (PET/CT) tests to diagnose lung cancer in a "fast-tracked" outpatient setting. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 18:30:17 GMT)

New law allows pet owners to set up trusts for animals
Pet owners in Connecticut can now assure that their animals will be properly cared for if owners die before their pets as a result of a new law that takes effect today. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 19:07:27 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Charlie
The Bonanza has selected Charlie as its Pet of the Week. Charlie, a two year old goldendoodle is owned by the Neely family. "His mother is a golden retriever and his father a black standard poodle. Charlie is nearly 90 pounds and loves to play... (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 19:40:37 GMT)

Jim Porter: What is the sentimental value of your pet?
Most of us grow very attached to our pets. Strong attachment. What happens if your veterinarian messes up and accidently kills your pet, then lies to cover it up? Can you recover for the dog's sentimental and emotional value? (i.e. damages beyond... (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:31:32 GMT)

How cute is your pet?
The Summit Daily and Summit County Animal Shelter are once again looking for Summit County's cutest pets. Submit your cutest pet photo for a chance to be included in our 2010 Pet Calendar - all proceeds benefit the Summit County Animal... (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:31:32 GMT)

13. Python caught after killing pet cat
JITRA: It was literally a case of curiosity killing the cat when 73-year-old Che Ah Mohamad went to investigate strange sounds from her bathroom. She saw a python about to eat her pet cat. (Thu, 01 Oct 2009 23:34:19 GMT)

Pet massage growing trend
Kathy Silver is certain that a massage makes your pet healthier and happier and that the benefits are felt by our four-legged friends. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 01:10:27 GMT)

New vet at Switzer's pet clinic
Dr. Bethann Palermo checks out Coco the cat. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune Sonoma Valley Pet Clinic on Arnold Drive, has what retiring veterinarian Dr. John Switzer announced recently, "a very suitable replacement." (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 01:27:34 GMT)

Unleash your love on a homeless pet
Hundreds of homeless dogs and cats in Kern County are looking for a home and you can help. You can once again "Unleash your Love" on a new pet and... (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 02:46:52 GMT)

Pet cat freed after 12 days trapped in a pipe in Hong Kong
Hong Kong - A pet cat has been rescued after being trapped inside a gas pipe for 12 days in Hong Kong, a news report said Friday. The cat named Meow-meow was found after faint mewing was heard coming from a gas pipe behind the wall of the restaurant ... (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 03:39:49 GMT)

Laurentian students boost PET scan drive
A Sudbury man determined to fight to the death for fair and equitable access to positron emission tomography (PET) scanning in the northeast is getting a boost from civic-minded students at Laurentian University.[...] (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 04:12:38 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Kylie, a 2-year-old female Domestic Short hair mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane So (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 04:14:47 GMT)

Pet Patrol donates to Humane Society
Three young girls from the Southfork area spent their summer months training dogs and raising money. Pet Patrol members Abby Sharratt, 8, her sister Lauren, 7, and friend Brier Bouchard, 9, spent their second summer in a row working with dogs in their neighbourhood. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 04:18:13 GMT)

Save-a-pet walk in Grayslake this weekend
Grayslake-based Save-A-Pet's 23rd annual fundraiser walk will be held this Sunday, Oct. 4, in a new location with even more attractions. The walk, for which participants collect pledges, is open to the whole family - pets included. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 05:22:26 GMT)

Editor's Update: 2009 Pet Idol Contest photo gallery
The Daily News' annual Pet Idol Contest has drawn more than 150 entries, and it's time to vote. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 05:27:07 GMT)

ESCONDIDO: Pricey pooch poached from pet shop
Police collared a young man Thursday afternoon after he was accused of pilfering a pricey purebred puppy from a pet shop in Escondido's Westfield North County mall hours earlier. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 05:38:31 GMT)

Top 10 pet health tips for the holidays
(ARA) - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's Eve and Kwanzaa - no matter what you're celebrating, pet owners need to remember to keep their pets safe and healthy for the holidays. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 06:34:45 GMT)

Python caught after killing pet cat
JITRA, MALAYSIA - It was literally a case of curiosity killing the cat when 73-year-old Che Ah Mohamad went to investigate strange sounds from her bathroom. She saw a python about to eat her pet cat. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 09:05:33 GMT)

Jim Porter: What is the sentimental value of your pet?
Most of us grow very attached to our pets. Strong attachment. What happens if your veterinarian messes up and accidently kills your pet, then lies to cover it up? Can you recover for the dog's sentimental and emotional value? (i.e. damages beyond... (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 11:02:33 GMT)

Pet blessings this weekend in honor of St. Francis of Assisi
In celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, lots of churches are offering pet blessings. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 11:15:36 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Sam
Clearwater, Florida - Out pet of the week is Sam. Sam is a sweet and affectionate fellow that will be a perfect to most any home. He is an 8-year-old Retriever Mix. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 13:53:27 GMT)

Petition launched for Sudbury PET scan
A Sudbury man determined to fight to the death for fair and equitable access to positron emission tomography (PET) scanning in the northeast is getting a boost from civic-minded students at Laurentian University.[...] (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 13:53:36 GMT)

Nintendo's 'Wii Fit Plus' adds pet support
Nintendo fitness game 'Wii Fit Plus' adds pet support (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:20:40 GMT)

Nintendo's `Wii Fit Plus' adds pet support
Pet owners can weigh themselves with their furry friends on "Wii Fit Plus," the follow-up to the top-selling Nintendo workout game. The updated title lets players create avatars of their dogs and cats, enter information such as their pet's birthday, and use... Sponsored Topics: Nintendo - Wii - Video game - Games - Console Platforms (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:45:19 GMT)

Schooling with your pet: Tips for animal lovers
Introducing a pet into a home has its benefits, but choosing the right pet and training your pet can be difficult for college students. Senior Andrea Dean had always been an animal lover, but when two friends gave her a yellow lab puppy last year she realized how important proper animal training could be, especially while sharing her time and space with two other roommates. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 16:20:00 GMT)

Nintendo's `Wii Fit Plus' adds pet support
Pet owners can weigh themselves with their furry friends on "Wii Fit Plus," the follow-up to the top-selling Nintendo workout game. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 17:32:09 GMT)

New vet at Switzer's pet clinic
Dr. Bethann Palermo checks out Coco the cat. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune Sonoma Valley Pet Clinic on Arnold Drive, has what retiring veterinarian Dr. John Switzer announced recently, "a very suitable replacement." (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 18:28:04 GMT)

Dog, cat and plenty others to highlight Fair's Pet Show
Among the most popular events for children at the Fort Bend County Fair is the Pet Show, overseen each year by co-chairs Bill and Ty Bigbee and Director-in-Charge Boyd Dawson. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 18:30:25 GMT)

Pet Parade this weekend!
Amy Sara Clark / The Jersey Journal Last year's Pet Parade... adorable! A pet parade? Well, yes. The Hoboken Historical Museum is sponsoring its sixth annual Pet Parade . It starts on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Frank Sinatra Park . (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 20:18:00 GMT)

Mars Petcare to host pet adoption fair
A first of its kind pet adoption fair will be held Saturday in Franklin. (Fri, 02 Oct 2009 22:11:34 GMT)

Bless you, Tiger: ‘When a pet gets blessed, they have a really good year’ // VIDEO
PANAMA CITY — A king snake named Blacky was there. So was a toy schnauzer named Scooter. They were among the roughly 40 pets of all shapes and sizes on hand at St. John the Evangelist Church’s Blessing of the Pets on Friday. Pet (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 03:45:50 GMT)

Pet Sense set to host animal adoption drive
Pet Sense will host an animal adoption drive today in Kinston, hoping to help find new homes for both cats and dogs. The Lenoir County SPCA will assist with the adoption drive at Pet Sense’s location at 4130 W. Vernon Ave. The drive will (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 04:01:25 GMT)

Pet vaccination day today in Easton
Eastern Pennsylvania Animal Alliance, in cooperation with the city of Easton and Alfero Company Inc., is hosting a pet vaccination day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Alfero, 1203 Ferry St., corner of South 12th and Ferry streets, Easton. (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 04:12:37 GMT)

Warning to pet owners
Pet owners - especially dog -walkers - should be on their guard following some alarming findings about Lyme Disease - a painful, disabling condition which can affect both humans and animals. Related Stories Don't let facts get in way of the story Irony of that Invest NI panel Labour walk wrong path Charities say thanks Queen's is slipping down the pecking order very quickly (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 05:04:40 GMT)

Editor's Update: 2009 Pet Idol Contest photo gallery
The Daily News' annual Pet Idol Contest has drawn more than 150 entries, and it's time to vote. (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 05:26:57 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Greta, an 8-month-old female Domestic Short hair mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 06:04:48 GMT)

Adopt-A-Pet breaks ground for new facility
News-Times/Steve Moseley The new York Adopt-A-Pet shelter will most of all be about the animals, many of which were on hand for Thursday’s groundbreaking. Here they join USDA Rural Development officials, local shelter volunteers and dog and cat lovers to celebrate a dream finally come true. (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 06:25:47 GMT)

Fundraisers set to aid abandoned pet groups
As the economy struggles, volunteers of nonprofit pet rescue groups throughout the Valley are seeing record numbers of abandoned pets. (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 07:04:39 GMT)

Petition launched for Sudbury PET scan
A Sudbury man determined to fight to the death for fair and equitable access to positron emission tomography (PET) scanning in the northeast is getting a boost from civic-minded students at Laurentian University.[...] (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 09:25:07 GMT)

Diagnosis Of Lung Cancer Can Be Expedited By Combination Of PET/CT Tests In A Fast-Track Setting
Research published in the October 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology has found an effective combination of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) (PET/CT) tests to diagnose lung cancer in a "fast-tracked" outpatient setting. This novel approach to the diagnosis of lung cancer demonstrated a high level of sensitivity (97%) and accuracy (82%). (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 10:05:20 GMT)

Pet-N-On-The-Ritz owner celebrates fifth anniversary
Pet-N-On-The-Ritz owner Ann Marie Lince is celebrating her five-year anniversary, or 35-year anniversary if translated to dog years, of her continually expanding dog grooming business. (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 11:30:46 GMT)

Pet First Aid Application for iPhone by Jive Media LLC Review
The American Red Cross teaches first aid classes so you know how to help people in emergency situations, but I’ve never heard of a first aid class for pet care. Do you know what to do if your cat or dog is injured or becomes ill? I certainly didn’t. Luckily, our dog Teddy hasn’t needed [...] Filed in categories: Pet Gadgets , iPhone related Tagged: iPhone App , Pets Pet First Aid Application for ... (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 12:15:36 GMT)

SPCA Suncoast gives free pet food to struggling pet owners
In tough times, many people find they can't afford pet food. The SPCA Suncoast is helping, but its resources are finite (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 14:29:13 GMT)

Incomer war fear as Richard Caring's pet stags shot
THE owner of London’s most celebrated night-spots appears to have fallen victim to a rural backlash against rich incomers after two pet stags were shot dead on his Somerset estate. (Sat, 03 Oct 2009 20:33:45 GMT)

New Holland Fair lists baby, pet parade results
New Holland Fair held its baby and pet parades Saturday.Following are the baby parade results:Best Charaterization Walking — 1. Larissa Torreulla, "Pocahantas," child of Maria Collazo; 2. Allison Immel, "Annie," child of Michelle Immel.Best Dressed Walking — 1. Gage Wright, "SWAT," child... (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 04:11:47 GMT)

Pet of the Week
PET OF THE WEEK: Rocko is a 2-year-old Chiweenie mix. One of several smaller dogs available for adoption at the Plainview Humane Society, Rocko is very affectionate and gets along well with people and other dogs. If you are interested in adopting Rocko, call the Plainview Humane Society at 806-296-2311, e-mail plvhumanesociety@hotmail.com or visit 500 S.W. Third from 4 ... (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 04:25:18 GMT)

Voting begins in T&D's Pet Idol 2009
The first round of voting in The Times and Democrat’s Pet Idol contest, featuring Eisenhower, Taco Lovie and other colorfully named pets, begins today. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 05:40:46 GMT)

Editor's Update: 2009 Pet Idol Contest photo gallery
The Daily News' annual Pet Idol Contest has drawn more than 150 entries, and it's time to vote. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 06:11:48 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, 04 Oct 2009 06:34:48 GMT)

Pet animals walk ramp in style at Nagpur show
Nagpur, Oct 4 : Pet animals walked down the ramp with élan along with their masters at a special fashion show here. The show was organised by the Indian Society for Animal Welfare. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 08:31:25 GMT)

Pet animals walk ramp in style at Nagpur show
Nagpur, Oct 4 : Pet animals walked down the ramp with elan along with their masters at a special fashion show here. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 09:15:46 GMT)

Pet of the Week
PET OF THE WEEK: Rocko is a 2-year-old Chiweenie mix. One of several smaller dogs available for adoption at the Plainview Humane Society, Rocko is very affectionate and gets along well with people and other dogs. If you are interested in adopting Rocko, call the Plainview Humane Society at 806-296-2311, e-mail plvhumanesociety@hotmail.com or visit 500 S.W. Third from 4 ... (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 09:24:57 GMT)

Nintendo's 'Wii Fit Plus' adds pet support
LOS ANGELES — Pet owners can weigh themselves with their furry friends on "Wii Fit Plus," the follow-up to the top-selling Nintendo workout game. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 10:07:01 GMT)

Pet owners unite to remember lost friends
Coping with the loss of a family member is never an easy thing, even when that family member walks on four legs and barks every time the mail carrier makes his rounds. "The loss of a pet sometimes is overlooked in society," said Michele Johnson, owner of Loving Memorial Pet Care, a Park Forest business which offers funeral and cremation services for pets. "It is true grief, just like any other ... (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 11:06:35 GMT)

Pet-N-On-The-Ritz owner celebrates fifth anniversary
Pet-N-On-The-Ritz owner Ann Marie Lince is celebrating her five-year anniversary, or 35-year anniversary if translated to dog years, of her continually expanding dog grooming business. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 11:45:46 GMT)

NEW VIDEOS! Check out the Emerald Coast Funniest Pet Video Contest!
Does your cat have a funny way of meowing? Can your dog perform a trick that makes people laugh? Then enter The Emerald Coast Funniest Pet Video Contest! You could win a $500 prize package/gift card from Bark Avenue! Submit a video or watch the (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 12:43:17 GMT)

Pet Of The Week: Mia
Meet Mia, the Pet of the Week. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 12:51:22 GMT)

Pet parade kicks off in Hoboken at 12:30 p.m.
Amy Sara Clark / The Jersey Journal Last year's Pet Parade... adorable! A pet parade? Well, yes. The Hoboken Historical Museum is sponsoring its sixth annual Pet Parade . It starts at 12:30 p.m. at Frank Sinatra Park . (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 16:12:08 GMT)

St Paul's honours St Francis with pet service
St Paul's Cathedral went to the dogs - and one rabbit - yesterday for its annual pet service. About 80 Dunedin pet owners took their pets to church to honour St Francis of Assisi with song and prayer. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 16:15:15 GMT)

Pet owners rally for parks access
Pet owners in Saskatoon unleashed their best arguments Saturday for gaining animal-friendly access to city riverbank parks. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 16:24:20 GMT)

Snake Owners Take Advantage Of Pet Amnesty Day
Snake owners hand their pets over to authorities as part of Pet Amnesty Day at Orlando's Gatorland. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 18:00:43 GMT)

Laurel’s pet population blessed in annual ceremony
Jones County pet owners of all ages brought their beloved animals to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Laurel Saturday for the annual Blessing of Animals and Pets. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 18:54:54 GMT)

Dogs dress up for Hoboken Pet Parade
Hoboken's pet dogs celebrated Halloween early this year. While the humans have to wait until Oct. 31st, dogs were dressed up during the sixth annual Hoboken Pet Parade in Sinatra Park Sunday afternoon. (Sun, 04 Oct 2009 21:04:40 GMT)

Pet Blessing
MASON CITY, IA-A group of furry friends are getting blessed Sunday. Dogs, ferrets and even a pair of alpacas are gathering at St. John's Episcopal in Mason City. The pastor is going from pet to pet to give a blessing. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:20:25 GMT)

Wii Fit Plus adds pet support
Pet owners can weigh themselves with their furry friends on Wii Fit Plus, the follow-up to the top-selling Nintendo workout game. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 01:26:47 GMT)

Monroe County Woman Killed By Bear She Kept As A Pet.
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$4,000 in merchandise stolen from Pet Smart
More than $4,000 in merchandise was stolen from Pet Smart on South Willow Street yesterday during business hours, police said. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 04:09:51 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Charlie
The Bonanza has selected Charlie as its Pet of the Week. Charlie, a two year old goldendoodle is owned by the Neely family. "His mother is a golden retriever and his father a black standard poodle. Charlie is nearly 90 pounds and loves to play... (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 04:24:27 GMT)

SpeakUp: What’s your worst pet peeve?
What's your worst pet peeve? (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 04:27:59 GMT)

Foster pet program eases load on soldiers
SEPT. 12, 2009 -- Barbara Lawrence (left), a foster pet parent, sits with Logan as Savannah Jordan, 6, gets reacquainted with him. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 08:33:01 GMT)

New foundation set up to fight pet abandonment
TWENTY people each walked away with a $100 pet-shop voucher yesterday, simply for having adopted an abandoned animal and taken good care of it. After having been monitored for half a year, they became the first batch of recipients in a new scheme called the Pet Adoption Bonus Scheme Award. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 09:02:41 GMT)

Pet black bear attacks, kills Pa. woman
ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A woman died Sunday when she was attacked by her 350-pound pet black bear after she entered its cage for cleaning and feeding, according to a report in The Express-Times. The report said Kelly Ann Walz,... (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 09:17:20 GMT)

Monroe woman killed by pet black bear
Kelly Ann Walz, 37, of Ross Twp. was cleaning cage when it turned on her, officials say A Monroe County woman was attacked and killed by her pet black bear Sunday evening while trying to clean the animal's cage, state police at Lehighton and the Pennsylvania Game Commission said. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 09:46:05 GMT)

Pet bear kills Pennsylvania woman
A 37-year-old Pennsylvania woman died Sunday after being mauled by her pet black bear, authorities said. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:16:55 GMT)

Pet bear kills Pennsylvania woman
ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Police say they're investigating the death of a Pennsylvania woman who was apparently killed by her pet bear. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:25:28 GMT)

Pet fashion frenzy marks rise of pet welfare?
MANILA - Hundreds of pet-owners and their companion animals trooped to Eastwood City on Sunday to participate in the 4th annual "Pet Blessing," launched on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:37:24 GMT)

Pa. woman killed by pet bear caged near her home
Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a woman was killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:50:32 GMT)

Woman in northeastern Pa. fatally mauled by pet black bear she kept caged near her home
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a woman was killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage. State police say 37-year-old Kelly Ann Walz was mauled to death Sunday evening by the 350-pound bear. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:05:00 GMT)

Woman killed by pet bear at her home
Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a woman was killed by her pet black bear as she eaned its cage (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:32:29 GMT)

Pa. woman killed by pet bear caged near her home
ALLENTOWN, Pa.---- Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a woman was killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage. State police say 37-year-old Kelly Ann Walz was mauled to death Sunday evening by the 350-pound bear. A state Game Commission spokesman says Walz kept the bear inside a steel and concrete cage near her house about 20 miles northeast of Allentown. Officials say Walz ... (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 14:56:28 GMT)

Pet black bear kills owner
A woman in the US has been killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 15:05:07 GMT)

Pet Turtle Disease Could Spread to Humans
A pet turtle is diagnosed with a highly infectious bacterial disease that could spread to people. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 16:09:56 GMT)

Pet Bear Turns on Pa. Owner, Kills Her in Cage
Pa. woman who had cleaned pet bear's cage '1,000 times' is suddenly attacked, killed (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 17:55:14 GMT)

Husband of Pennsylvania woman mauled by bear had expired pet license
An exotic pet dealer whose wife was killed Sunday by a black bear in Pennsylvania had an expired license, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com. Kelly Ann Walz, 37, was mauled to death by the 350-pound bear while she tried... (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 18:17:12 GMT)

Killed by her pet bear as she cleaned its cage
A woman in the US has been killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage, authorities say. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 19:52:34 GMT)

Latest Wii title adds pet support
Los Angeles -- Pet owners can weigh themselves with their furry friends on "Wii Fit Plus," the follow-up to the top-selling Nintendo workout game. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 20:28:44 GMT)

Pet bear turns on Pa. owner, kills her in cage
For nine years, Kelly Ann Walz kept the black bear she called "Teddy" as a pet, raising it from cubhood at her hilltop menagerie where she also cared for a mountain lion and tiger. (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 20:31:51 GMT)

Pet bear mauls US woman to death
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - A woman was mauled to death by a captive 160-kilogramme black bear in front of her children as she cleaned the animal's cage, officials said Monday.The woman's husband was an exotic pet dealer in rural... (Mon, 05 Oct 2009 23:15:14 GMT)

Pa. woman killed by black bear she kept as pet
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. - For nine years, Kelly Ann Walz kept the black bear she called "Teddy" as a pet, raising it from cubhood at her hilltop menagerie where she also cared for a mountain lion and tiger.On Sunday night, she went into Teddys 15-by-15-... (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 00:18:25 GMT)

Pet bear kills owner
A WOMAN who kept a mountain lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar has been killed by her 160kg pet bear which she had raised from a cub. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 02:15:00 GMT)

Woman mauled to death by pet bear
A US woman who also kept a leopard, lion, tiger and jaguar at her home has been killed by her pet bear. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 04:03:00 GMT)

Woman mauled to death by pet bear
A WOMAN who also kept a leopard, lion, tiger and jaguar at her home has been killed by her pet bear. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 04:30:00 GMT)

Woman killed by pet bear
A US woman who also kept a leopard, lion, tiger and jaguar at her home has been killed by her pet bear. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 05:03:00 GMT)

Lost a pet? Try turning to the Web for help
It's traumatic losing a pet, but there are a more options nowadays to help find them. At Web sites such as findtoto.com, petharbor.com, petfinder.com and craigslist.com, pet owners have all sorts of tools to use to get the work out, including e-mail blasts, phone alerts, postcard blitzes and faxes. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 08:33:24 GMT)

Mom killed by pet bear
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. -- A woman was attacked and killed in front of her children by a black bear she had kept as a pet for nine years. Kelly Ann Walz was cleaning the cage where she kept 350-pound Teddy on Sunday night when the bear turned on her and ... (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 10:56:23 GMT)

Pa. woman killed by pet bear threw dog food to distract during cleaning
ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A woman who died Sunday when she was attacked by her 350-pound pet black bear threw a shovelful of dog food to distract the bear while she cleaned the cage, a report in the Express-Times said.... (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 11:02:12 GMT)

ARF Pet Walk fundraiser considered a success
Following a rain-out and rescheduling of the event, the Animal Rescue Foundation’s Annual Pet Walk fundraiser transformed into a festival atmosphere and raised a large sum of money to help pets in need of adoption Saturday. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 12:17:27 GMT)

Pet bear turns into a killer
A neighbor shot and killed the pet black bear that fatally mauled a Monroe County, Pa., woman who was trying to clean the animal’s cage. Scott Castone, who lives next to the victim, Kelly Ann Walz, said he heard a cry for help from some girls who were playing outside Sunday afternoon. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 12:23:00 GMT)

Berkshire, Aetna Jump Into Pet Insurance Market
Berkshire Hathaway and Aetna are among companies trying to capitalize on demand for pet insurance. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 12:45:55 GMT)

Owls about that for a new pet store
DOGS, cats, and chinchillas were on show when a new pet shop opened in West Oxford. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 16:12:08 GMT)

We Care Pet Care Celebrates 10 years serving Union Counties Pets
We Care Pet Care pet sitting and dog walkiong service celebrating 10 years in business (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 16:22:17 GMT)

Tons of pet food donated in drive
Some 77,242 pounds of pet food — weightwise, the equivalent of the space shuttle's external fuel tank — have been... (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:21:37 GMT)

Pet food donations requested
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control needs donations of dog and cat food to stock its pet food bank. The food bank, located at the West County Spay/Neuter Clinic in Pahokee, assists low-income or indigent pet owners in need of food for their animals. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:43:56 GMT)

Wendy Diamond: Boo! Pet Costumes and Halloween Safety
There are several Halloween safety tips that will ensure a fun Halloween for you and your stylish pet. We must remember that Count Dogula is not always thinking of safety. (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 23:00:16 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK: Dozier
Darlington County Humane Society Pet of the Week (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 23:20:04 GMT)

Jemina Pearl Is Finally Her Own Pet
Jemina Pearl is congested. She punctuates conversational pauses with coughs trailed by an apologetic "excuse me," hardly resembling the fearsome, fearless lioness her old brat-punk band, Be Your Own Pet, made her out to be: the psycho hose beast given to brute-force food fights, bouts of psycholo... (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 23:28:59 GMT)

Jumping with joy over pet rabbit
Four years ago, when Lori Barak's 8-year-old daughter wanted a dog, the San Anselmo mother, also a San Francisco teacher, knew that she'd be the one who would end up as caretaker. Isn't that always the case? Instead, seeking a low-maintenance pet, the family... (Tue, 06 Oct 2009 23:33:38 GMT)

Vet students hold pet food drive
Pet food drive offers alternative to owners who can no longer afford to feed their pets. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 00:07:41 GMT)

Editor's Update: 2009 Pet Idol Contest photo gallery
The Daily News' annual Pet Idol Contest has drawn more than 150 entries, and it's time to vote. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 06:26:47 GMT)

Top 10 pet health tips for the holidays
(ARA) - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's Eve and Kwanzaa - no matter what you're celebrating, pet owners need to remember to keep their pets safe and healthy for the holidays. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 07:28:32 GMT)

Jumping with joy over pet rabbit
Four years ago, when Lori Barak's 8-year-old daughter wanted a dog, the San Anselmo mother, also a San Francisco teacher, knew that she'd be the one who would end up as caretaker. Isn't that always the case? Instead, seeking a low-maintenance pet, the family... (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 07:33:53 GMT)

Raising Cats in Gaza: A Pet Store Owner's Lament
A pet store tries to survive the latest of the catastrophes to befall the Palestinian enclave (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 07:38:56 GMT)

Northport, dog owner at odds over pet's shooting
By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer A dog's owner is outraged, while a Northport official defended the actions of a police officer who shot the dog, leading to the amputation of the pet's front leg. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 08:41:44 GMT)

Our community: Pet vaccine clinic
New Beginnings Cat Shelter will be holding a low-cost pet vaccine clinic from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Pet Supplies Plus, 720 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Pet Supplies Plus, 2747 Forgue Drive, Naperville. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 09:02:08 GMT)

Robbie Williams poses with his pet poodle in new photo shoot
London, Oct 7 : Brit singer Robbie Williams was photographed clutching his pet poodle Poopette in a new photo shoot. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:44:59 GMT)

Pet-N-On-The-Ritz owner celebrates fifth anniversary
Pet-N-On-The-Ritz owner Ann Marie Lince is celebrating her five-year anniversary, or 35-year anniversary if translated to dog years, of her continually expanding dog grooming business. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:45:47 GMT)

And this little piggy made the perfect pet...
Tiny porkers with a big price tag - R8 500 "micro pigs" are the latest celebrity pet craze. [VIDEO] (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:19:50 GMT)

Pet owners can decorate stylishly, strategically
Sleek dog beds, hidden litter boxes, chew-proof chairs: decor ideas for pet owners (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 14:05:38 GMT)

Pet vaccine clinic on Saturday
Pet owners may bring animals to a low-cost vaccination clinic Saturday. Organizers are restricting vaccinations to dogs and cats at the event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds., 620 N. Apple St. Cost is $28 per animal. A veterinarian will administer the vaccinations. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 14:39:08 GMT)

All Star Pet Rescue Shelter holds Adoption Day
All Star Pet Rescue shelter will hold Adoption Day event on Saturday, October 10 at the Pet Valu in Garwood, located at 300 South Ave (in the Kings Shopping Plaza) between 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM! (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 15:22:10 GMT)

Clydey Foundation Equips MDFR With Pet Masks
Pets in distress will have a second chance at life thanks to a generous donation from a local animal foundation. The Clydey Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping pets in need, has answered a call for help. The organization has written a check to outfit each fire truck in Miami-Dade County with lifesaving pet oxygen masks, following a report aired on CBS4 News. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 16:46:48 GMT)

Thonglor Pet Hospital to list on SET
Thonglor Pet Hospital plans to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand next year to raise funds for expansion. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 17:14:25 GMT)

New vet at Switzer's pet clinic
Dr. Bethann Palermo checks out Coco the cat. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune Sonoma Valley Pet Clinic on Arnold Drive, has what retiring veterinarian Dr. John Switzer announced recently, "a very suitable replacement." (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 19:13:32 GMT)

Pet Owners Honor Their Veterinarians With 'Best Vet' Nominations
When you love your pets, it is good to know you have a partner in improving their health and well-being: your veterinarian. That's why hundreds of pet owners throughout the United States nominated their veterinarians for the third annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet® contest. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 20:11:00 GMT)

Pet boutique celebrates second year
Newton Maxwell and Molly’s Closet pet boutique is celebrating its second year in business. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 20:16:10 GMT)

Growing Trend: Micropig Now Popular Pet
These 'tea cup' pigs cost about $1,000 a piece Apparently very, very, very small piggies are the latest must-have pet in Britain. (Wed, 07 Oct 2009 21:48:19 GMT)

Pet rescue paws into Oviedo mall
OVIEDO - The only no-kill animal shelter in Seminole County will have a new home for the next year: the Oviedo Marketplace Mall. Pet Rescue by Judy had a soft opening Saturday at the mall, across from the Bed Bath and Beyond, and started out with ... (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 00:11:41 GMT)

Pet food bank holds giveaway, needs donations
Effort that helps jobless pet owners plans Laguna Hills event. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 00:53:08 GMT)

Woman Upset by Pet Cemetery Mix-Up
For a Bloomington woman, her dog was part of her family, so she was upset by a mix-up at the pet cemetery where the dog was buried... (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 01:03:22 GMT)

Women pinch Chihuahua from GF pet store
Police are looking for two young women who stole a short-haired Chihuahua puppy from a Grand Forks pet shop. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 01:45:15 GMT)

Pet adoption fees set to increase
SNOW HILL — During this week’s Greene County Board of Commissioners meeting, the board approved a measure that will increase the county’s pet adoption fee from $20 to $25. The county’s health director Linda Sewall said the extra $5 will cover... (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 04:02:04 GMT)

'Wii Fit Plus' adds activities, pet feature
LOS ANGELES - Pet owners can weigh themselves with their furry friends on "Wii Fit Plus," the follow-up to the top-selling Nintendo workout game. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 04:11:19 GMT)

Pet vaccine clinic on Saturday
Pet owners may bring animals to a low-cost vaccination clinic Saturday. Organizers are restricting vaccinations to dogs and cats at the event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds., 620 N. Apple St. Cost is $28 per animal. A veterinarian will administer the vaccinations. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 06:34:15 GMT)

Pet Spook-tacular is Oct. 17
Pets can be entered in the costume contest (prizes for most creative costume, scariest costume, best pet/owner duo, and happiest pet in costume). (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 07:11:59 GMT)

Thonglor Pet Hospital to list on SET
Thonglor Pet Hospital plans to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand next year to raise funds for expansion. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 07:14:15 GMT)

77,242 lbs. donated in pet food drive
Some 77,242 pounds of pet food — weightwise, the equivalent of the space shuttle's external fuel tank — have been... (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 07:37:06 GMT)

Reader pet photos - October 8
Readers from around Otago share their favourite pet photos. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 08:01:55 GMT)

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