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Tax Deduction For Pet Care Proposed
Miami commissioner to urge Congress to adopt tax deduction for pet care. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 08:45:14 GMT)

Tax Deduction For Pet Care Proposed
If you're a pet owner, this story will make you very "HAPPY." (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 09:15:17 GMT)

Petite pet porkers make it 'pig'
These cute little piggies went to adoption! The miniswine, known as "teacup pigs," are all the rage among pet owners in Great Britain and New Zealand. A Florida breeder said her phone has been ringing off the hook with families in the United St... (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 10:42:34 GMT)

Colombian teenager accidentally killed by his pet dog
Bogota, Oct 8 (EFE) A teenager choked to death after attaching the leash of his pet pit bull to his neck while roughhousing with the dog, Colombian media reported. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:36:22 GMT)

DM intensifies awareness campaign for pet owners
DUBAI - The Veterinary Services Section of Dubai Municipality is spreading its awareness campaign on laws related to pet owners to all areas of the Emirate of Dubai. The section had started the campaign in May 2009 and will continue until the end of December this year. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:10:41 GMT)

Pet Chain Breeds Loyalty Through Service
Dave Ratner, author and owner of Dave's Soda and Pet City, shares his strategy on competing with larger chains. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:46:25 GMT)

Pet fair comes Sunday
One local pet fair founder predicted how many animals will be adopted at William S. Hart Park on Sunday. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 15:13:38 GMT)

RPV pet adoption event is Saturday
Rancho Palos Verdes. Hesse Park will go to the dogs - and cats - from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday when the Harbor Animal Care Shelter holds a pet adoption event. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 15:29:16 GMT)

Pet-enhanced greetings offered for holidays
Getting ready for a Happy H-o-w-l-iday or P-u-u-u-rfect Holiday? Spice up the usual routine by sending greeting cards with photos of your pet this year as a change of pace. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 15:29:26 GMT)

Seeking Your Help: Has your pet's ghost ever visited you?
If you're a pet owner whose beloved pet has died, have you ever seen what appeared to be its ghost? (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 16:18:54 GMT)

Free pet ID tags available Saturday
The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is offering free pet identification tags Oct. 10 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Pet Supermarket, 5840 20th St. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 16:53:40 GMT)

Business North - The Daily Briefing - Business Newspaper Online Lincoln Park clinic will target pet overpopulation
Animal Allies is partnering with a veterinarian in a plan to spay/neuter more than 6,000 cats and dogs annually. Their goal: turn the region into a pet ‘no-kill’ zone. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:11:37 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Otis
The Bonanza has selected Otis as our pet of the week. Otis' owner, Len LaFlesch said that Otis loves Incline Village. "He is a five year old golden retriever and loves life. He comes every summer to Incline and when we pull up in our pickup, he... (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:54:56 GMT)

Saturday Pet Vaccine Clinic To Benefit Reno Woman's Battle Against Cancer
A discount pet vaccine clinic is being held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday to help Susan Moore, 19-year veteran Animal Control officer, with her battle with cancer. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 19:35:48 GMT)

Pet food drive this weekend
The secnd "Don't Forget the Pets" campaign hopes to collect more than 10,000 pounds of pet food this weekend. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 21:51:47 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." (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 22:40:03 GMT)

Class learns from unusual pet
Third graders are getting a lesson on their new class pet, but it's not what you may think. 49 Photojournalist Nate Riggs shows what it is and how it's teaching the students more about nature. (Thu, 08 Oct 2009 23:52:24 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. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:46:43 GMT)

Peninsula Humane Society "Pet of the Week"
Some of us treat our bodies like temples, and others treat them like amusement parks. This week's featured pet, Percy, a blue-fronted Amazon parrot, is somewhere in between. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 02:39:51 GMT)

Congress curbs pet projects -- a little
Spending on lawmakers' pet projects is heading down this year, but Congress is still on track to far exceed what President Obama set as an acceptable spending level during the 2008 campaign, a USA TODAY analysis has found. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 03:56:32 GMT)

Howl-o-ween Pet Parade sure to be a howl
The fourth annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade will be held Saturday along Main Street in Frankenmuth. Dogs and cats dressed in costumes can trick-or-treat for goodies or surprises. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 05:19:17 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, 09 Oct 2009 05:57:33 GMT)

Pet Festival
The H.E.R.P. Wildlife Rescue and the Onslow Animal Response Team will host a Pet Festival Saturday. The event will be at the Whipporwill Campgrounds. For more information, call 910-324-3020 or 910-554-5321. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 06:21:19 GMT)

Pet boutique celebrates second year
Newton Maxwell and Molly’s Closet pet boutique is celebrating its second year in business. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 06:46:10 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, 09 Oct 2009 06:57:52 GMT)

African Pygmy Hedgehog - the must-have pet
It’s no yolk..these pygmy pets are the latest crazeMeet the latest must-have prickly pet – a cute African Pygmy Hedgehog.And Ashleigh Hunt, 20, is so keen on the little beasts she has 24 of the spiny blighters. The tiny creatures are given the run of Ashleigh’s house and keep popping up in unlikely places such as tea pots and egg cups.Ashleigh was given her first three hogs 18 months ago by a ... (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 07:13:14 GMT)

Bark-toberfest pet fair takes place on Saturday
Now here’s something to howl about: A Bark-toberfest. The pet fair and doggie costume contest takes place Sunday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Library Park in downtown as a benefit for the Manteca Police K9 unit. You can pamper your pooch while shopping pet-related vendors, enjoying K9 demonstrations, have a chance to win raffle prizes and strut your mutt in a dog show. Miss Teen Manteca ... (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 09:36:14 GMT)

Pet tortoise returned one week after disappearance
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Seven days after a 40-pound tortoise walked away from its backyard shelter, the pet’s owner said someone spotted her beloved pet five miles from its home. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 11:55:09 GMT)

Owners Should Count Obese Pet's Calories
You might watch your daily calorie intake or glance over nutritional information on food packages, but do you do the same for your pet?Dr. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 15:08:15 GMT)

Cat dies apparently from pet food
A major pet food maker has recalled two brands of dry cat food in the Rochester area. But it wasn't soon enough for a Rochester woman whose... (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 16:10:10 GMT)

Greenies Helps To Treat Your Pet To Wellness
NASHVILLE, Tenn.----October is National Pet Wellness Month—a reminder that semi-annual check-ups by your veterinarian can help ensure your pet stays healthy. The Greenies Company reminds pet owners that an important part of any check-up is a dental exam. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 18:20:00 GMT)

Send us pictures of your pet in a costume
Send us pictures of your pet in a costume (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 18:25:02 GMT)

2010 Honda Element Lives Up To Its Pet Pawtential
Thanks to its easy-clean cargo floor and tall, versatile layout, the Honda Element has been a longtime favorite for dog owners. Yet the number of official pet-friendly accessories for the Element, along with most other popular dog-haulers, has been surprisingly limited, leaving families to search for aftermarket solutions--or simply .. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 19:10:19 GMT)

How about a $3,500 tax deduction for pet care?
Are you interested in a tax deduction of up to $3,500 for pet care? We're just catching up with the proposed bill, called the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act, but thought you'd like to know. A Michigan Republican, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, has introduced a bill that would allow the deduction of up to $3,500 on federal taxes for "qualified pets." It defines "qualified pet ... (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 19:13:34 GMT)

Visiting Pet Program offers orientation for new volunteers
Pet owners who want to share the love of their pet with others can learn more about volunteering for a program where animals bring joy to others. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 19:25:38 GMT)

Pet Adopt-A-Thon in Woodbridge on Oct. 17
The Prince William Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is hosting its 4th Annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon and Expo on Oct. 17. (Fri, 09 Oct 2009 22:50:39 GMT)

Cheese, Fido! Pet portraits aid charity
Pet portraits, raffles and nail trims will be taking place at the Ballantrae Animal Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 17, in support of the Farley Foundation. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 02:25:38 GMT)

Oldfield Sports Club to host pet adoptions
The Oldfield Sports Club will host a Pet Adoption Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday on the club's fr (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 04:04:52 GMT)

The Rooney Bin: Do you 'absolutely' have pet peeves?
The second week of October is Pet Peeve Week, which raises a personal pet peeve: When a month begins mid-week, does that count as a short first week? Or does one disregard the first three days of October, for instance, and call Oct. 4 through today the first week, with the second week beginning Sunday? This annoying calendar issue is an ideal way to begin (or end) a week devoted to pondering ... (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 04:08:20 GMT)

K-9 Capers to sponsor Halloween pet fair
K-9 Capers, the Central Kansas Extension District 4-H dog club, is sponsoring A Purrfect Howl-o-ween Pet Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Kenwood Hall in Kenwood Park. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 05:32:30 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, 10 Oct 2009 05:42:20 GMT)

Pet owners can decorate stylishly and strategically
Practical advice to help you have a stylish and pet-friendly home. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 06:04:22 GMT)

Enter your pet — any kind — in VIPets contest's final round
Whether your pet whinnies, chirps, barks, meows, talks or makes no noise at all, he or she is eligible for the final round of our VIPets contest. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 07:19:25 GMT)

Deputies: Husband gets violent with wife, kills pet rat
A DeLand man, enraged because his wife took his last cigarette, strangled a pet rat to death then refused to stop for deputies who used stop sticks to flatten his car's tires, sheriff's officials said Friday. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 07:24:53 GMT)

Today’s offerings in Manteca: Corn maze, pet fair, & circus
Looking for something to do today in Manteca? You’ve got your choice between corn, dogs, and elephants.  Bark-toberfest at Library Park The Bark-toberfest pet fair and doggie costume contest takes place today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Library Park in downtown as a benefit for the Manteca Police K9 unit. You can pamper your pooch while shopping pet-related vendors, enjoying K9 demonstrations ... (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:20:44 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Janice the dog may be 7 years old but her soft brown eyes assure you she has many years of love and companionship to offer. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:33:40 GMT)

Deputies: Man killed pet rat
Associated Press - October 10, 2009 11:24 AM ET DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a DeLand man became angry and strangled a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last... (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:32:12 GMT)

Man killed pet rat
Authorities say a DeLand man became angry and strangled a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last cigarette. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:42:42 GMT)

Deputies: Man killed pet rat
DELAND, Fla. - Authorities say a DeLand man became angry and strangled a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last cigarette. The Volusia County Sheriff's... (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 16:13:37 GMT)

Deputies: Man killed pet rat
DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a DeLand man became angry and strangled a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last cigarette. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reports that 22-year-old Darren Daniels grabbed his wife during a confrontation early Thursday morning. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 16:23:27 GMT)

Low-cost pet clinic serves pets and their owners
Low-cost vet vaccine clinic provides affordable cat and dog vaccinations and pet micro-chipping. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 17:41:20 GMT)

Florida Man Kills Pet Rat After Fight Over Last Cigarette
Authorities say a Florida man became angry and strangled a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last cigarette. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 17:52:50 GMT)

Deputies: Man Kills Pet Rat After Fight With Wife
Authorities say a DeLand man killed a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last cigarette. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 18:01:03 GMT)

Armed Robber Holds Up La Jolla Pet Store
SAN DIEGO -- Police saturday said they were looking for an armed man who robbed a pet store in La Jolla Village Friday night. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 19:50:49 GMT)

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Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade in Frankenmuth draws over 50 participants
'Salsa', left, a chihuahua dressed as a flying monkey from the film The Wizard of Oz, and 'Owen', a dachshund dressed as the munchkin mayor from The Wizard of Oz, wait with their owner Amy B. Reese, 51, of Fostoria, before the start of the 4th annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade along S. Main Street in Frankenmuth on Saturday afternoon. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:24:19 GMT)

WESH's Dave McDaniel Judges Pet Costume Contest
WESH 2's Dave McDaniel helps judge a pet costume contest for Petpalooza at Avalon Park Saturday. (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 21:45:43 GMT)

Pet-a-Palooza celebrates animal adoption
October is national adopt-a-shelter dog month and one animal organization promotes that with Pet-a-Palooza! (Sat, 10 Oct 2009 23:39:01 GMT)

Groups Focus On Low-Cost Ways To Control Pet Population
With limited space and money, Wake County looked to other ways to help cut down on pet overpopulation. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 01:25:16 GMT)

Groups Focus On Low-Cost Ways To Control Pet Population
With limited space and money, Wake County has looked to other ways to help cut down on pet overpopulation. Wake County Commissioners approved Monday $18,000 for a new spay/neuter voucher program. The program allows residents to apply for the $50 voucher, which can then be redeemed at a participating veterinarian. "Our overall goal is to try and get as many animals as we can sterilized out in the ... (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 01:30:23 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." (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 02:08:44 GMT)

Pet-food drive is this weekend
The second "Don't Forget the Pets" campaign hopes to collect more than 10,000 pounds of pet food this weekend. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 03:51:44 GMT)

PET CORNER: October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Once again the Humane Society of Harrison County (The Pet Place) and the Marshall Animal Shelter are pleased to join with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in calling attention to the annual celebration the entire month of October as National Adopt a Shelter Dog month. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 04:09:58 GMT)

Pleasant Garden Holds Pet Day
The town hosted a day to give pet owners an opportunity to spoil their pets. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 04:36:32 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, 11 Oct 2009 05:27:12 GMT)

Designers' pet projects
It's a question that comes up frequently for interior designers: How do you create a stylish living space when a dog who sheds or a cat who scratches is part of the mix. Photo caption: Interior designers suggest choosing furniture and flooring colors that blend with pet hair so that shedding is less visible. Training pets to stay off certain furniture can also help. Photo by Courtesy Sarah Dorio (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 07:09:35 GMT)

Is your pet a VIP? You bet, so get on the ball
Whether your pet whinnies, chirps, barks, meows, talks or makes no noise at all, he or she is eligible for the final round of our VIPets contest. The deadline to enter the final submission round is tonight at 11:59. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 07:18:58 GMT)

Pet adoption, food drive at Harrington Raceway
Harrington Raceway will host a Pet Adoption and Pet Food Drive today to benefit the Kent County SPCA. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 07:49:07 GMT)

Many options out there to help find a lost pet
It’s traumatic losing a pet, but there are a lot more options nowadays to help find them. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 10:00:36 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. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 12:28:42 GMT)

Many options out there to help find a lost pet
It’s traumatic losing a pet, but there are a lot more options nowadays to help find them. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:00:36 GMT)

No-Kill Shelter Pet Rescue Miami Closing Its Doors
After serving Miami-Dade for nearly three decades, Pet Rescue Miami will be closing its doors in the coming weeks. Founded in 1982, the no-kill shelter at 3440 Northwest 191st Street has helped thousands of stray or abandoned dogs and cats find new homes. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:51:09 GMT)

Jennifer Aniston can't bear pet in pain
Jennifer Aniston hates seeing her pet Norman in pain, and so leaves the room if he ever has to have an injection. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 18:10:20 GMT)

Pet-grooming business a refuge from the recession
MOUNT VERNON — A Shih Tzu named Mackey wasn’t nearly as thrilled about getting pampered as were the two pet groomers working on a fierce tangle under his chin Thursday afternoon. … (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 18:13:12 GMT)

Stressed pet? There’s an app for that…
Just when you thought you’d seen an iPhone app for every imaginable task under the sun, comes Pet Acoustics. Pet Acoustics provides soothing music that enhances the lives of dogs, cats, horses, and their people to maintain balance and well being in their living … [visit site to read more] Filed in categories: News, [...] Filed in categories: News , Pet Gadgets , Spotlight Gadgets , iPhone ... (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:09:09 GMT)

Pet photo contest winner named
ASPEN - Anne Elam's photo of her dog, Sammy, titled "Cowdog, Up!" is the winner of The Aspen Times/Post Independent online pet photo contest. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 22:58:22 GMT)

Pet fashion show helps Western MT Humane Society
Pet and fashion fans came together on Sunday to raise awareness and money for the Humane Society of Western Montana. (Sun, 11 Oct 2009 23:41:52 GMT)

Why Wayne Rooney has quickly become Fabio Capello’s England pet
On the occasions when he was able to attend De La Salle Comprehensive in Croxteth, Liverpool, it is unlikely that Wayne Rooney was the teacher’s pet, but that is the status he enjoys with Fabio Capello. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 01:01:01 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." (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 01:08:32 GMT)

Man Strangles Pet Rat When Wife Take Last Cigarette
Authorities say a DeLand man became angry at his wife, grabbed his pet rat, smashed its head in and strangled it. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 01:19:32 GMT)

Jennifer Aniston feels pet pain
Jennifer Aniston cries when her dog has injections. The 40-year-old actress hates seeing pet pooch Norman in pain, and walks away if he ever has a shot. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 01:19:54 GMT)

Man strangles pet rat when wife takes last cigarette
Authorities say a DeLand man became angry and strangled a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last cigarette. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 02:20:18 GMT)

ZBA orders pet food operation closed at Sherborn farm
The Zoning Board of Appeals has ordered Sweet Meadow Farm to cease its pet food operation after neighbors complained about noise, traffic and dust. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 04:29:42 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. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 05:42:07 GMT)

Act gives tax deductions for pet care
A federal bill calling for up to $3,500 in tax deductions for pet care expenses sits in the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 06:18:25 GMT)

Pet boutique celebrates second year
Newton Maxwell and Molly’s Closet pet boutique is celebrating its second year in business. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 06:58:00 GMT)

Pet Shelter Closing After 27 Years
Lack of donations and volunteers is forcing one of South Florida's oldest pet sanctuaries to close its doors, leaving dozens of animals homeless. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 08:20:24 GMT)

Furnetic: Helping pet owners one lecture at a time
I'm sure that all pet owners (of cats and/or dogs) have wondered why their pets did the things they do, how they can enjoy their pets more, or maybe even how to live a "green" life with their pet. The solution for such questions and the information you crave is the series of seminars that Furnetics will be presenting. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 08:55:31 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. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:59:10 GMT)

Despite recession, many pet-centered businesses in Lee report continued strength
any pet owners in Lee County are still spending on their four-legged and feathered friends despite the hard economic times. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:15:40 GMT)

Bow-Wows & Meows . Pet Fair
More than 65 dogs and 50 cats were adopted at the ninth annual community fair that celebrates pets, encourages animal awareness, and promotes pet adoption. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:59:18 GMT)

Pet photo contest winner named
ASPEN - Anne Elam's photo of her dog, Sammy, titled "Cowdog, Up!" is the winner of The Aspen Times/Post Independent online pet photo contest. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:32:26 GMT)

FUN4DOGS ~ PET DOG TRAINING CLASSES
Puppy socialisation classes, Non competitive training for pet dogs of any age, Certified experienced P.D.T.I. instructor, Private tuition and behavioural training. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 14:00:14 GMT)

Sophia Yin: Pet Food Company Recalls Food After Cats in the Rochester Area Fall Ill
Diamond Pet Foods announced that they had voluntarily withdrawn from distribution two brands of cat food deficient in the water-soluble vitamin Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:11:46 GMT)

Act gives tax deductions for pet care
A federal bill calling for up to $3,500 in tax deductions for pet care expenses sits in the U.S. House committee on Ways and Means. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:35:24 GMT)

ZBA orders Sherborn farm to close pet food operation
There were several months of hearings and an inspection by the town zoning enforcement officer before the board ruled unanimously on Sept. 21 that the farm’s pet food operation was illegal. It was considered illegal because the farm brought in products from elsewhere which were packaged and processed on the farm and shipped out. The farm’s owners are planning to appeal the ruling. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:40:23 GMT)

Games: Blizzard Mandates World of Warcraft Account Merger Into Battle.net, Offers Penguin Pet
Blizzard Entertainment notified World of Warcraft players Monday that they must convert their World of Warcraft accounts into Battle.net accounts within 30 days. Players who make the conversion, which will, by definition, include every player actively playing the game, will receive a free in-game penguin vanity pet. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:41:51 GMT)

Mike Tyson - Tyson Snapped After Pet Pigeon Was Killed By Bullies
MIKE TYSON's boxing career began after he snapped when bullies ripped his pet pigeons apart before his eyes.The fighter-turned-TV and film personality reveals all about... (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:47:17 GMT)

Pet overpopulation group to push sale of "Animal Friendly" license tags
A special license tag designed to help finance adult pet sterilization needs a shot in the arm because it has generated less than $4,300 since lawmakers approved the tags a decade ago, the regional director of the Humane Society of Louisiana said today.... (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:47:24 GMT)

Diamond Pet Foods announces recall
On October 3, 2009, Diamond Pet Foods announced that it was voluntarily recalling Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Food and Premium Edge Hairball Cat Food. (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:59:12 GMT)

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Dress Up You Pet for Halloween
Our popular fall festival is back! It's time for the third annual Dress Up Your Pet for Halloween on WTOC! (Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:56:19 GMT)

Studying cancer in pet dogs to find new treatments for human patients
( Public Library of Science ) A team of scientists at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, USA, says that studying pet dogs with cancer could yield valuable information on how to diagnose and treat human cancers. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:32:51 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." (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 02:08:31 GMT)

The family pet could be the key to ridding the world of asthma
TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The family dog could be the key to erasing a terrible disease from the planet. University of Arizona scientists are trying to find out why some pregnant moms who have a pet dog in the house seem to pass protection against asthma to their unborn babies. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 02:17:39 GMT)

Entries sought for 2010 Pet Calendar Contest
Pet owners have submitted photographs of their dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and alpacas to The Evening Times the past three years with hopes that their four-legged friend will be named “Pet of the Year” and pictured in color on the front cover of the annual pet calendar. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 02:29:07 GMT)

Act gives tax deductions for pet care
A federal bill calling for up to $3,500 in tax deductions for pet care expenses sits in the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 06:22:17 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. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 06:44:41 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. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 06:57:07 GMT)

Pet boutique celebrates second year
Newton Maxwell and Molly’s Closet pet boutique is celebrating its second year in business. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 07:02:46 GMT)

Super furry animals are a big hit in pet corner
THE unveiling of a special pet corner has been celebrated by school pupils and their furry friends. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 08:29:52 GMT)

Studying cancer in pet dogs to find new treatments for human patients
A team of scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, USA, says that studying pet dogs with cancer could yield valuable information on how to diagnose and treat human cancers. In this week's PLoS Medicine, the team discusses an ongoing initiative in which spontaneously occurring cancers in dogs are being studied to help inform the development of new cancer drugs, devices and ... (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:54:03 GMT)

Jessica Simpson slams pranksters over false information about missing pet
London, October 13 : Jessica Simpson has slammed people giving her false tip-offs about the whereabouts of her pet dog Daisy, which has been missing after a coyote dragged it off from her Los Angeles home. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:44:38 GMT)

Studying pet dogs with cancer may help find new treatments for human patients
Washington, October 13 : Studying pet dogs with cancer may help achieve better understanding and new ways to treat human cancers, scientists believe. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:46:57 GMT)

Friends of the Animals sponsors pet food drive through October
Friends of the Animals - Iredell County (www.friendsof theanimals.net) in association with Iredell Christian Ministries and the Mooresville Christian Mission will be hosting a pet food drive in Iredell County Oct. 15-31. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:02:19 GMT)

FUN4DOGS ~ PET DOG TRAINING CLASSES
Puppy socialisation classes, Non competitive training for pet dogs of any age, Certified experienced P.D.T.I. instructor, Private tuition and behavioural training. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:45:57 GMT)

Pet portraits discussion on tap at library Oct. 14
Carol Morimoto will talk about her love of painting pet portraits, discuss her approaches to painting animals and the importance of good composition at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Lemont Public Library. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 15:40:55 GMT)

Studying Cancer In Pet Dogs To Find New Treatments For Human Patients
A team of scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, USA, says that studying pet dogs with cancer could yield valuable information on how to diagnose and treat human cancers. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:13:22 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Buelah
If you’re looking for a new pet, we had one in the 11 News studio Tuesday morning who just might be perfect. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:22:30 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." (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:24:28 GMT)

Diamond Pet Foods Recalls Cat Food
Diamond Pet Foods voluntarily recalled two brands of dry cat food after confirming that they were deficient in thiamine. A Diamond spokesperson says the problem was discovered after pet owners and veterinarians called about cats showing neurological symptoms. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 19:24:44 GMT)

Adopt a Pet - Oct. 14
LMN Feline Rescue is a nonprofit local rescue group. All pets are cared for and socialized in a foster home environment. LMN has a wide range of cats; all of them deserve to find a permanent, loving home. Pets available for adoption are listed on lmn.petfinder.com. Pet adoptions are also held at Petco in Atascocita on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. and most Sundays from 1-4 p.m. E-mail [[[SHIFTOUT ... (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 19:45:49 GMT)

Woman Gored By Deer While Trying To Pet It
A 63-year-old woman trying to pet a buck mule deer was gored by the deer near Florissant on Monday. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 20:30:16 GMT)

Portland man gets probation after stabbing ex-girlfriend's pet fish
Man says he is mortified and ashamed of impaling the pet fish on a wood floor during an argument with his ex. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 20:35:33 GMT)

Florissant deer gores woman who tried to pet it
A young buck mule deer gored a 63-year-old woman near Florissant on Monday after she apparently called to the animal in an attempt to pet him. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 21:35:34 GMT)

Capitol Hill considers tax breaks for pet owners
Legislators in Washington, D.C., with support from animal rights groups, are considering a bill that pairs tax cuts and pet ownership, ABC News reports.Sarah Dorio / AP PhotoThe Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years measure, also called the HAPPY... (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:10:37 GMT)

Bill would give tax breaks for pet owners
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A bill before Congress with the backing of a veteran Hollywood actor would offer a per-person tax break of up to $3,500 for pet care expenses. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:20:11 GMT)

Pet store shuts down temporarily due to virus
A Grand Rapids pet store is closed temporarily due to a case of Parvo. A 10-week old puppy died Monday night due to the virus. (Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:48:24 GMT)

Man impales lover's pet fish
A Portland man who attacked his ex-girlfriend and stabbed her pet Siamese fighting fish has been placed on probation and sent for a psychological evaluation. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 01:47:19 GMT)

Pet tax break up for debate
Should you be allowed to deduct ownership of cats, dogs, birds, lizards and more from your taxes? You could under a proposed new federal bill, which allows up to a $3,500 tax deduction every year for things like pet food and vet bills. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 02:37:12 GMT)

Lafayette proposes multi pet license
The Lafayette Animal Control Commission looks at creating a multiple pet license. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 04:01:59 GMT)

The Insider: Pet Migration
Perhaps the dogs and cats are excited about Friday's release of "Where The Wild Things Are." On Oct. 23, the SPCA's Adoption Center & Pet Boutique at Lakeside Village is moving to a spot closer to Cobb Theaters Lakeside 18. The new location is at 1539 Town Center Drive in Lakeland, next to Great American Cookies. The SPCA shop had previously... (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 04:10:03 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Halli, a 7-month-old female boxer/shepherd mix with beautiful eyes and a delightful personality. Halli is a playful and easygoing girl who will be a wonderful companion for her new family. She enjoys receiving attention and will reward you with a big smile and lots of affection. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 05:16:49 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, 14 Oct 2009 06:58:04 GMT)

Pet adoption event scheduled today
LAS CRUCES - The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct a special pet adoption event from noon to 3 p. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 07:24:16 GMT)

Pet fish-stabber gets probation in Oregon
A 27-year-old man who attacked his ex-girlfriend and killed her pet fish has been sentenced to two years probation and a psychological evaluation. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:02:18 GMT)

Terry is my 'pet', says Ancelotti
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he has a soft spot for his captain John Terry. "Yes, Terry is my pet," Ancelotti was quoted as saying about the England defender. La Gazzetta dello Sport quoted Ancelotti as making the comments on a Mediaset TV show due to be aired later today. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:15:19 GMT)

Pet license plate sales low
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A special license plate designed to help pay for pet sterilizations hasn't generated much cash for the cause. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:25:58 GMT)

Terry is my 'pet': Ancelotti
ROME - CHELSEA manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he has a soft spot for his captain John Terry. 'Yes, Terry is my pet,' Ancelotti was quoted as saying about the England defender. La Gazzetta dello Sport quoted Ancelotti as making the comments on a Mediaset TV show due to be aired later on Wednesday. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:44:09 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Despite his lettuce breath, Max the rabbit is one dapper dude. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:34:00 GMT)

Pet Rescue, Humane Society Join Forces
Pet Rescue, Inc., a Miami animal shelter that was set to close after 27 years of rescuing abused and abandoned animals, joins forces with the Humane Society to continue to help save the lives of homeless cats and dogs. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:20:25 GMT)

Mother chooses pet crocodile over husband
Australian woman divorces husband after being asked to give up her pet. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:48:41 GMT)

Happy Act: Deducting Pet Care Expenses
Many people see their pets as an addition to the family, going above and beyond to make the pet happy.  Now the government may acknowledge the love you have for your four-legged friend! FOX 10's Alexis Vance reports.   (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:32:28 GMT)

Boy mauled by dog at pet event
GROVE, Okla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma boy received more than 100 stitches to his face and neck after being mauled by a Great Dane in a dog park during a pet event, police said. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:25:51 GMT)

Early morning blaze in Mauldin kills pet dog
Firefighters are still investigating what caused a fire in a Mauldin home early this morning which killed a pet dog. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:23:41 GMT)

PHOTOS: Send in your Hudson Valley pet photos
Do you have funny, cute or a really cool photo of your pet? We are going to launch a new pet section on our site soon and we want to feature your photos. All the photos will be posted online to a gallery. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:23:43 GMT)

Pet friendly license plates raise funds
The Madison County organization SNIPs (Spay Neuter Illinois Pets) is asking residents to consider purchasing a pet-friendly license plate to help reduce the pet overpopulation crisis. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:11:35 GMT)

Pet welfare group plans Halloween party, raises funds for mobile spay and neuter clinic
The Four Hearts Foundation hopes one day to have a mobile spay and neuter clinic but until then the group of pet lovers will keep raising money to help vet clinics, shelters and pet owners. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:23:20 GMT)

Colo. woman attacked after trying to pet deer
FLORISSANT, Colo. - A woman called a deer and tried to pet it, but the deer lowered its head and charged her instead, according to the Colorado Division of Wildlife. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:35:53 GMT)

Schiller Park to host Oct. 25 Pet Parade
The German Village Society's annual Pet Parade will take place later this month. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:18:11 GMT)

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