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Deer attacks Colorado woman after she tried to pet it
63-year-old woman was attacked by a buck mule deer when she tried to pet the animal (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:27:13 GMT)

Lung-Cancer Staging with PET-CT
To the Editor: In their assessment of the usefulness of combined positron-emission tomography and computed tomography (PET-CT) in the preoperative ... (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 22:28:31 GMT)

Group Helps Pet Owners Struggling With Bills
It's estimated up to a million cats and dogs are at risk of becoming homeless. The ASPCA said it's due to the struggling economy. A local non-profit group that's been helping pet owners and caretakers is now struggling too. Barbara Ross had been fostering Froggie, a 13-year-old arthritic pit bull after his original owner died from diabetes. Ross said balancing her budget with the bad economy was ... (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:03:51 GMT)

Pet expert: Animals have feelings, too. Pass it on ...
With 62% of households owning a pet, even toddlers have the opportunity to form a bond with animals. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:57:49 GMT)

Worth noting in business: New pet hospital, new eatery at club and more
Affordable Pet Hospital in northwest Bakersfield will host a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the hospital, 8150 Hageman Road. Several pet and veterinary vendors will be on hand showcasing products, and costumed character mascot Freeby will be there to interact with children. (Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:58:00 GMT)

Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters are apparently the “it” toy for Christmas
If you haven’t heard of Zhu Zhu pet hamsters yet, you soon will, because the cuddly toys are being pitched as the “it” toy for Christmas 2009. The Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters are interactive toy pets with a basic level of artificial intelligence. They squeak and move like real hamsters, offering a “real” hamster experience without [...] (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:40:27 GMT)

LAKE ELSINORE: Pet dogs now allowed off-leash at one park
Residents now can let their pet dogs scamper unleashed during certain hours in a section of a park in northwestern Lake Elsinore. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 02:15:40 GMT)

Deer attacks Colo. woman after she tried to pet it
FLORISSANT - Colorado Wildlife officials say a 63-year-old woman was attacked by a buck mule deer when she tried to pet the animal. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 03:59:24 GMT)

Junction Pet Supplies
Sockists of Burns, Wellbeloved, Royal Cannine and other premium pet food, Huge range of aquarium accessories. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 04:13:42 GMT)

Neighbors say yuck to pet crematory
A landmark deli, community college, credit union, coffee shops and a pet crematorium. Area residents and shop owners scream something in that mix doesn't fit. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 04:14:06 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, 15 Oct 2009 06:27:07 GMT)

Reader Solicitation: We want your pet dressed to impress
If your pet is a fashion plate, don't miss the chance to enter the 2009 Pet Costume Contest. Here's how to participate: • Photograph your dog, cat, hamster, horse, hedgehog or other pet in a costume. A sharply focused close-up that captures an engaging expression usually makes the best photo. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 08:12:06 GMT)

U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis. Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New ... (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 09:09:53 GMT)

Troop funds diverted to pet projects
By Shaun Waterman THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training... (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 09:52:27 GMT)

Snakes a pet-trade danger
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Burmese pythons and other giant snakes sold through the pet trade could devastate native wildlife in parts of the United States, according to a long-awaited federal report that moves the government closer to restricting trade in t (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:42:16 GMT)

Group raises money to help pet owners, clinics, shelters
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. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:43:17 GMT)

MJ's pet chimp 'hasn't seen a penny' of i million pounds inheritance
London, October 15 : Michael Jackson's pet chimp is yet to get his hands on the 1 million pounds he was left by the King of Pop in his will, according to reports. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:50:14 GMT)

Pet owners relieved at animal seizure
Several pet owners in P.E.I. say they're relieved to hear the Department of Agriculture has seized animals from a local online pet store. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:57:00 GMT)

Loan approved for Independence pet treat plant
DES MOINES – A subsidiary of Tyson Foods plans to launch a new line of pet treats at an eastern Iowa plant that company officials predict will revolutionize the $3.4 billion pet food market. The project by Provemex International Holdings, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, involves revitalizing a closed industrial building in [...] (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 14:21:30 GMT)

New pet treat plant in works for eastern Iowa
DES MOINES - A subsidiary of Tyson Foods plans to launch a new line of pet treats at an eastern Iowa plant that company officials predict will revolutionize the $3.4 billion pet food market. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:10:16 GMT)

Pig Out: Tiny Swine Are Latest Pet Craze
Itty bitty piggies are the new pet craze in the UK. But can you get one here? (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:11:35 GMT)

Tyson will reopen Independence plant, produce pet treats
Tyson Foods will retain its Independence plant and start producing pet treats in early 2010, company officials confirmed today. The plant shut down in early 2006, costing roughly 400 workers their jobs. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:28:46 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Scruffy
The Bonanza has picked Scruffy as its Pet of the Week. Scruffy is currently available for adoption through the Wylie Animal Rescue foundation in Incline Village. He is about a one year old and appears to be housetrained. He will sleep in a crate at... (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:06:46 GMT)

Pet owners could possibly get $3,500 tax break
Pet owners could possibly be getting a tax break if a new 'happy' bill passes. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:07:30 GMT)

Our Lady of Grace gives pet blessings
Residents and their pooches lined up early Sunday morning at Our Lady of Grace to receive pet blessings in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:08:57 GMT)

Pet Food Director Fined £10,000 After Worker Crushed To Death, UK
A director of a pet food company has been fined £10,000 for breaches of health and safety law after a worker was crushed to death. John O'Connor, 38, who worked at the Butcher's Pet Care Ltd factory on Crick Industrial Estate, was crushed when he entered a machine to clear a blockage. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:15:46 GMT)

Pet Fashion Week sizzles with hot new trends
NEW YORK -- Jane Given's philosophy is simple: "If your pet looks good, you look good." As a designer with Scarlett Dream Coats, a company that makes clothing for dogs, she's certainly in a position to know. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 20:56:03 GMT)

Rosedale Family Seeks Help Finding Family Pet
A family in Rosedale is in crisis as it looks for a pet they say is just like a friend to them. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 21:23:05 GMT)

Man who killed pet rat faces animal-cruelty charge
The man who police say was so upset with his wife for smoking their last cigarette that he killed their pet white rat has now been charged in the animal's death. (Thu, 15 Oct 2009 23:04:00 GMT)

Raccoon killed by pet dog in Monroe had rabies
MONROE -- A raccoon that wandered into a backyard and was killed by a pet dog has tested positive for the rabies virus, Middlesex County officials said today. On Oct. 12, a Monroe animal control officer responded a resident’s report... (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 00:47:12 GMT)

Pittstown pet boarder there for strays as well
KEITH WHITCOMB JR. PITTSTOWN -- The owner of a pet boarding facility in Poestenkill said Wednesday that two dogs seized by New York State Police last week from a home in Pittstown, in which police said they had been abandoned, are well on their way to recovery. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:30:08 GMT)

Pet adoptions are event goal
Everything from pet grooming and training demonstrations to face painting and "doggie games" for children will be offered at the Fetch Me a Home Adoption Event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 9638 U.S. 19. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 04:12:57 GMT)

Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charge For Strangling Pet Rat
The man accused of strangling his pet rat will now face animal cruelty charges (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 05:49:32 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, 16 Oct 2009 06:35:19 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, 16 Oct 2009 06:57:17 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. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 06:59:31 GMT)

Man charged with animal cruelty over pet rat
Associated Press - October 16, 2009 3:14 AM ET DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a DeLand man who strangled a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last cigarette has been charged... (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 07:17:32 GMT)

Baltimore County to toughen pet cemetery laws
Tougher laws regulating pet cemeteries in Baltimore County should spur improvements in operations, maintenance and safety of the facilities, officials said. Prompted by complaints about poor management from cemetery lot owners, the County Council expects to enact legislation at its session Monday that will require cemetery managers to maintain the grounds and keep maps and records current or ... (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 07:32:27 GMT)

Man charged with animal cruelty over pet rat
DELAND, Fla. -- Authorities say a DeLand man who strangled a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last cigarette has been charged with animal cruelty.The new charge for 22-year-old Darren Da... (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 08:11:50 GMT)

Pet adoption drive Saturday
SCHOFIELD -- A pet adoption drive will take place this weekend at a car dealership. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:35:51 GMT)

DeLand man charged with cruelty after pet rat's death
DELAND — Authorities say a DeLand man who strangled a pet rat after accusing his wife of taking the last cigarette has been charged with animal cruelty. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:52:47 GMT)

READER PHOTOS: October 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. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:38:43 GMT)

Tax credit for pet owners introduced
Michigan State Representative Thaddeus G. McCotter (R) introduced a new bill that, if passed, would give pet owners a tax break of up to $3,500. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:03:57 GMT)

United AMS to hold "Howliday Pet Supplies Drive"
(Las Vegas) - United AMS, a local real estate asset and property management company, is partnering with the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals No-Kill Animal Sanctuary (Nevada SPCA) to sponsor the "Howliday Pet Supplies Drive." (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:04:56 GMT)

Woman Claims Pet Food Is Wasted
A South Florida animal lover claims hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of unwanted pet food goes to landfills instead of where it is needed. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:05:24 GMT)

Pet day today
Almost 60 entries have been received for a pet day at the Kurow racecourse today. Entries would be accepted today from 8am to 10am, organiser Frances Slee said. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 16:07:46 GMT)

FamilyTime supports silent victims of abuse at Pet Fest
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed during the month of October, and it is important to remember that family violence can take many forms including emotional abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse and elder abuse. One way to further traumatize the human target of domestic violence is to injure or kill that person’s beloved family pet. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 16:45:39 GMT)

Tyson to make pet treats at Independence plant
INDEPENDENCE (MCT) — Tyson Foods will start taking applications next month for 60 new jobs making pet treats at its shuttered Independence plant. Tyson officials said the company will spend about $6.6 million to install equipment and make other improvements at the plant, which closed in 2006 and cost the community more than 300 jobs. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 17:19:30 GMT)

'Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade' coming to county fairgrounds
The Greene County Humane Society urges pets to have their humans bring them to the First annual "Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade" on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 18:49:52 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Shimmer
Shimmer is this week's Pet of the Week in the Saugus Advertiser . (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 19:27:51 GMT)

Layoffs hitting Grayslake Save-A-Pet hard
The number of animals taken in by the Save-A-Pet Adoption Center has tripled in the past year, as more families give up pets to cut costs during tough economic times. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 20:40:56 GMT)

Should You Get A Tax Break For Your Pet?
It's the pet project of a Michigan Congressman, and it could put money in the pockets of pet owners nationwide. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 21:31:43 GMT)

Should you get a tax break for your pet?
WASHINGTON, DC -- It's the pet project of a Michigan Congressman, and it could put money in the pockets of pet owners nationwide. It's called the HAPPY Act, an acronym for Humanity And Pets Partnered through the Years. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 21:38:27 GMT)

Lost in translation: Ancelotti plays down reference to 'pet' John Terry
Maybe it was the exotic atmosphere, maybe a word that didn't translate so well but Chelsea captain John Terry will have to live down his manager Carlo Ancelotti calling him his 'pet'. (Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:46:36 GMT)

Pet Transfer back on the road after boost in donations
Rod Lyver is breathing a sigh of relief. Pet Transfer is on more financially sound footing after donations of cash and recyclables poured in to the organization Friday. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 02:27:48 GMT)

Pet Project remains aggressive with adoption, fundraising efforts
Although Pet Project has yet to find a new home before its lease expires in December, it's on its way to having the funding for backup plans. The "Save Our Shelter" fundraiser Thursday at JJ's Pub in Ottawa drew (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 03:26:21 GMT)

Should pet owners get a tax break?
One Michigan lawmaker thinks pet owners should get a tax credit. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 03:55:30 GMT)

Red Cross offers advice for pet owners
In conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s National Pet Wellness Month this October, the Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross asks, would you know how to care for your pet if injured or in an emergency that forced you to leave home? (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 04:10:02 GMT)

Pet Tales: Treat allergies and keep the pet
If you have a dog or cat that you adore and you also have allergies, don't despair. "You don't have to give up your pet," according to a news release from Harvard Medical School. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 04:19:24 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Aspen
This week’s WAGS Pet of the Week is Aspen. Aspen has been a foster pet for several weeks. He is a really nice dog and has been neutered and vaccinated. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 04:41:31 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Stray
This week’s pet of the week at the Muskogee Animal Shelter is Stray. Stray is a beautiful 1-year-old. She has been wormed and is up to date on all of her vaccinations. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 04:41:41 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK – Delilah
This week’s pet of the week from Coins 4 Critters is Delilah. Delilah is a healthy, happy, 5-month-old kitten. She has been wormed, had her first shots, and has been spayed. Delilah is a cuddle bug. She loves to curl up in your lap and sleep with you at night. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 04:41:51 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, 17 Oct 2009 05:56:57 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. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 09:00:24 GMT)

Pet concern
The North Platte Telegraph Statistics show that perpetrators willing to commit violence against their spouses or children are also likely to abuse the family pet. In fact, animal abusers are more likely to commit acts of domestic violence. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 09:42:14 GMT)

Pet Vet: Paying for Veterinarian Bills
Money is tight for everyone these days and even pet owners are cutting back. But what happens when your dog or cat needs medical care? (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 12:00:36 GMT)

Red Cross class helps prepare for pet emergencies
Pet owners need to be prepared to give their animals first aid when they need it. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 12:12:48 GMT)

Pet Of The Week: Simon
Meet Simon, the Pet of the Week. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 12:51:22 GMT)

Pet trusts offer animal lovers peace of mind
(ARA) - Jerry and Judi Wilkerson love their bulldog, Lulu Bell - so much so that they decided to set up a pet trust. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:13:55 GMT)

Pet adoptions: Oct. 17
Pet adoptions for this week. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:55:07 GMT)

Pet concern
The North Platte Telegraph Statistics show that perpetrators willing to commit violence against their spouses or children are also likely to abuse the family pet. In fact, animal abusers are more likely to commit acts of domestic violence. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 15:12:14 GMT)

Chelsea boss explains calling Terry his 'pet'
Chelsea captain John Terry is having to live down his manager Carlo Ancelotti calling him his 'pet' on a late night Italian TV satire show. read more (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 17:06:44 GMT)

Pet food donated during Kibble Konnection event in Jenison
GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP -- More than 200 pounds of dog and cat food stacked up Saturday, at the first Pet Party hosted by Kibble Konnection. The pet food-bank was organized just seven months ago, driven by a worsening economy, said Humane... (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 20:10:38 GMT)

Immigrant allowed to stay because of pet cat
An immigrant who was about to be deported from Britain has won a legal battle to remain in the country - partly because he and his girlfriend had bought a pet cat. (Sat, 17 Oct 2009 21:03:33 GMT)

Halloween spirit at 'Pet Spook-tacular'
Pets and their owners got in the Halloween spirit a few weeks early Saturday at the Pet Spook-tacular. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 00:57:16 GMT)

Area groups team up to present ‘Pet’-tacular event
DEARBORN -- On Oct. 10, the First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Golden Retriever Rescue (GLGRR), hosted a PET-tacular day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 03:28:00 GMT)

Pet insurance popularity grows among businesses
A lifelong dog lover and owner, Phillip Freeland of Oklahoma City had toyed with the idea of buying pet health insurance, but procrastinated until four years ago when his employer, Tinker Federal Credit Union, began offering workers discounted rates.Now, through monthly debits from his checking account, Freeland, 58, pays premiums toward comprehensive policies covering his dogs and his son’s ... (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 05:00:03 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, 18 Oct 2009 05:41:37 GMT)

Pet of the Week - Oct. 18, 2009
Brownie is a 17-month-old female tortie who’s very friendly. She gets along with dogs and cats but doesn’t like to be groomed. She’s been wormed and spayed, tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS and has had a rabies shot. She’s available for adoption from Pet Solutions, Mercer. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 06:20:35 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, 18 Oct 2009 06:21:13 GMT)

Pet boutique celebrates anniversary
NEWTON Maxwell and Molly’s Closet Pet Boutique is celebrating their second year in business. The shop is filled with pet fashions, unique toys, all natural food and treats and gifts for pet lovers. Owner Bonnie Bitondo knows her customers consider their pets important members of the family and enjoy treating them to something special. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 06:54:27 GMT)

Pet owners urged to prepare for emergencies
Pet dogs wait to be rescued after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. (P-D file photo) NEW YORK — Consider it a government mantra: No Pet Left Behind. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 08:32:51 GMT)

Flexcin Offers Tell-Tail Signs That Your Dog Has Pet Arthritis
Like humans, dogs can also get painful pet arthritis throughout their bodies. But unlike people, who can simply talk about what hurts, how can you spot when your furry little friend has arthritis? Flexcin, the maker of FlexPet dog arthritis treatment, offers these four tell-tail signs so you can bring relief to your pet. 1) No Longer Running & Jumping: Dogs are active animals, even as they age. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 10:17:51 GMT)

Bill Petzold's Top 10 Sports Pet Peeves
Bill Petzold There are a lot of things I love about sports, and quite a few things that bug the heck out of me. Perhaps some of you feel the same way about my top 10 sports pet peeves, maybe you’ll disagree. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 11:46:28 GMT)

Cat clubs call on authorities to waive pet importation regulations
In light of the recent announcement by MEPA that a tiger cub was legally imported in Malta, two local cat clubs namely The Malta Cat Society (MCS) and the Malta Cat Club (MCC), in a statement called on the authorities to waive the 20-30 day quarantine rule and the charges which have to be paid by pet owners who want to import pets, amongst other requests. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 12:28:40 GMT)

Remove Pet Hair With Rubber Gloves [Clever Uses]
Due to an influx of natural cleaners, many homes don't keep rubber gloves around like they used to, but they may very well be the easiest and cheapest way to remove pet hair from your sofas, chairs,... (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 15:02:09 GMT)

Immigrant allowed to stay in UK, thanks to pet cat!
Agencies London, Oct 18: An immigrant in Britain, who was about to be deported, has been allowed to stay in the country after a court ruled in his favour - just because he and his girlfriend had bought a pet cat. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 15:09:02 GMT)

Immigrant allowed to stay in Britain, thanks to pet cat!
London, Oct 18 : An immigrant in Britain, who was about to be deported, has been allowed to stay in the country after a court ruled in his favour - just because he and his girlfriend had bought a pet cat. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 16:50:19 GMT)

Adopt a Pet: Val
CLEVELAND -- Every week Greg Willy from the Friendship APL of Lorain County introduces us to an adoptable pet. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 17:13:55 GMT)

Animal antics entertain at first pet expo
ANIMAL-mad Jaidan Bellchambers was in her element at the Toowoomba Showgrounds yesterday for the first Toowoomba Spring Pet and Animal Expo. (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 17:22:12 GMT)

Build-A-Bear Pet Party scheduled at Town Center
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Children are invited to bring their own animal for a free Build-A-Bear Workshop Pet Party from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 in center court at the Charleston Town Center shopping mall. Each participant will receive a free goody bag and... (Sun, 18 Oct 2009 18:06:45 GMT)

Couple cancels honeymoon as pet dog goes missing
A newlywed couple cancelled their honeymoon after their pet went missing in Changchun, Jilin province, last week. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 01:19:35 GMT)

Salmonella outbreak linked to pet turtles
CHICAGO - Two girls who swam with pet turtles in a backyard pool were among 107 people sickened in the largest salmonella outbreak blamed on turtles nationwide, researchers report.The 2007-08 outbreak involved mostly children in 34 states; one-third of all... (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 04:33:45 GMT)

Pet Pin-Up winners announced
Cathy PerfectKern Valley Sun This year’s winners of the Kern Valley Sun’s annual Pet Pin-Up contest have been announced. With so many cute and clever entries, choosing the winners was not any easy task. The contest generated $600 for the Kern Valley Animal Shelter in Southlake. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 05:43:18 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, 19 Oct 2009 06:41:37 GMT)

Pet boutique celebrates anniversary
NEWTON Maxwell and Molly’s Closet Pet Boutique is celebrating their second year in business. The shop is filled with pet fashions, unique toys, all natural food and treats and gifts for pet lovers. Owner Bonnie Bitondo knows her customers consider their pets important members of the family and enjoy treating them to something special. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 06:48:32 GMT)

Pet turtles sickened kids in 34 states
CHICAGO - Two girls who swam with pet turtles in a backyard pool were among 107 people sickened in the largest salmonella outbreak blamed on turtles nationwide, researchers report. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 08:42:33 GMT)

Proposal for pet cemetery near animal shelter quashed
A proposed pet cemetery in Boulder City is moving forward at a site near the city’s wastewater treatment plant after the City Council turned down a request to move it to city property near the animal shelter. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:12:36 GMT)

Pet helps immigrant avoid deportation
A Bolivian immigrant has won his fight to remain in Britain because he and his girlfriend have a pet cat. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:43:27 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. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:31:29 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Hats off to Snow the rabbit! Snow thinks you're just the sunshine she's been waiting for. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:34:40 GMT)

MU researchers to study foster pet benefits
Researchers at the University of Missouri want to know whether people who foster pets on a short-term basis receive the same benefits as pet owners. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:51:28 GMT)

MU researchers to study foster pet benefits
Researchers at the University of Missouri want to know whether people who foster pets on a short-term basis receive the same benefits as pet owners. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:27:57 GMT)

Pet Turtles Blamed For Spreading Salmonella
Doctors blame pet turtles for making 107 people sick with salmonella over one year period. The outbreak mostly involved children in 34 states, including ten in Texas. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:48:46 GMT)

Pet of the week
FALL IN LOVE! Autumn colors are spectacular right now and just as beautiful is Patrol, this week's featured pet from the Humane Shelter. Unfortunately, Patrol has been at the shelter since August and she wants a new home very badly. Won't you fall in love with Patrol? The shelter's phone number is 526-1076, and its hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 ... (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:38:47 GMT)

READER PHOTOS: October 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. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:53:43 GMT)

Pet turtles sparked salmonella outbreak
A new report warns people that have pet turtles that they can make you sick. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:57:16 GMT)

Large Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pet Turtles
Experts say two girls who swam with pet turtles in a backyard pool were among 107 people sickened in the largest salmonella outbreak blamed on turtles nationwide, The Associated Press reported.Mostly children were victims of the 2007-08 outbreak in 34 states, where officials said at least one-third of all patients had to be hospitalized. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:13:32 GMT)

Pet turtles infected with salmonella sicken kids in 34 states, say researchers
Two girls who swam with pet turtles in a backyard pool were among 107 people sickened in the largest salmonella outbreak blamed on turtles in the U.S., researchers report. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:14:52 GMT)

New Book on Pet Nutrition Gives Strategy for Combating Fatal Pet Diseases and Pet Obesity
Summary: Mark Poveromo, a Holistic Pet Food Specialist and Expert in Pet Nutrition for Nearly 20 Years, Has Written a Book, "To Your Dog's Health!," Which Advises Pet Owners on the Benefits of Raw and Holistic Pet Foods for Combating Common Pet Diseases and Obesity (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:33:55 GMT)

Study: Pet turtles sickened children in 34 states
CHICAGO - Two girls who swam with pet turtles in a backyard pool were among 107 people sickened in the largest salmonella outbreak blamed on turtles nationwide, researchers report. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:40:55 GMT)

Resident found with wolf as pet
A wolf was taken into the pound over the weekend after an Austin man was found with it as a pet. Officers went to the 1203 11th Ave. NW home of Dustin Dennison, 27, early Sunday after his mother-in-law told police she was concerned about his pet. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 19:12:54 GMT)

Pet turtles can damage your health: officials
A small turtle might seem like the ideal pet but health officials are warning people that turtles can damage your health with two girls made sick from salmonella after swimming with their pets in a backyard pool. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:38:10 GMT)

Gaza Pet Store Suffers During Time Of Strife And Instability (VIDEO)
(TIME)-- Among the businesses affected by the Israeli blockade and the lack of peace in Gaza is a pet store whose owner breeds exotic cats. (Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:43:10 GMT)

Woman stuffs dead pet, leaves it at hospital gate
A pet owner in Beijing stuffed her dead dog and placed it at the entrance of a hospital to get even with the vet who performed a failed surgery on the animal months ago. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 02:04:45 GMT)

Slideshow: Pet Calendar Contest
This week we've got costumed dogs, sleeping dogs, cute dogs and a horse. Here's a look at some recent pet calendar contest entries. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 04:29:47 GMT)

Studying Cancer In Pet Dogs To Find New Treatments For Human Patients
Scientists say that studying pet dogs with cancer could yield valuable information on how to diagnose and treat human cancers. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 06:14:31 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, 20 Oct 2009 06:26:37 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, 20 Oct 2009 06:33:42 GMT)

Pet boutique celebrates anniversary
NEWTON Maxwell and Molly’s Closet Pet Boutique is celebrating their second year in business. The shop is filled with pet fashions, unique toys, all natural food and treats and gifts for pet lovers. Owner Bonnie Bitondo knows her customers consider their pets important members of the family and enjoy treating them to something special. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 06:52:17 GMT)

Slideshow: Pet Calendar Contest
This week we've got costumed dogs, sleeping dogs, cute dogs and a horse. Here's a look at some recent pet calendar contest entries. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 07:29:52 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption October 20, 2009
Sammy's Pet for Adoption October 20, 2009 (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 09:25:02 GMT)

LAST CHANCE: Vote for your favorite pet today
Voting for the 2010 NIE Pet Calendar will end today and you may view all of the pets online. Votes will be accepted in The Palladium-Times office until 5 p.m. today. Voters will be able to vote online until 11:59 p.m. today at https://secure.townnews.com/palltimes.com/subscriber_services/pets.php. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:57:50 GMT)

Rhyl collector insists pet is not in doghouse despite parcel attack
A RHYL businessman has made it up with his pet pooch after chewing his way through a parcel containing £800 worth of antique five pound notes. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:58:19 GMT)

PET GEAR TRI-FOLD PET RAMP
Brand new tri-fold pet ramp , Never been used. Suitable for pets weight up to 200lbs. Bought for around £90.00 - happy to sell for £75.00 ono. Please call after 5pm (husband works nights and sleeps in the day) (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:15:32 GMT)

READER PHOTOS: October 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. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:39:03 GMT)

Slumbers ....a new concept for pet lovers
Local business woman, Elaine Anderson has joined forces with her two soul sisters to launch Handmade for Heaven, a company specialising in pet coffins and memorial products. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 15:35:42 GMT)

LAST CHANCE: Vote for your favorite pet today
Voting for the 2010 NIE Pet Calendar will end today and you may view all of the pets online. Votes will be accepted in The Palladium-Times office until 5 p.m. today. Voters will be able to vote online until 11:59 p.m. today at https://secure.townnews.com/palltimes.com/subscriber_services/pets.php. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 15:57:49 GMT)

Area groups team up to present ‘Pet’-tacular event
DEARBORN -- On Oct. 10, the First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Golden Retriever Rescue (GLGRR), hosted a PET-tacular day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:10:25 GMT)

Video: The Pet Vet Dr. Bert Gaddis talks about pet flu
Pet Vet, Dr. Bert Gaddis has some information tells us he hasn’t seen or heard of any cases of pet flu in Birmingham. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:58:14 GMT)

Hospital board pursuing PET - Guest column by Carol Hartman
The discussion around bringing a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner to northeastern Ontario has heightened public interest in PET and its benefits to patients as a leading edge diagnostic tool that helps to identify and guide the treatment of serious illness.[...] (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:10:45 GMT)

MU researchers to study foster pet benefits
COLUMBIA — Researchers at the University of Missouri want to know whether people who foster pets on a short-term basis receive the same benefits as pet owners. They said they will test the effects by matching older adults with shelter dogs until the dogs are placed in more permanent homes. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:33:00 GMT)

Jefferson Parish extends animal shelter hours to promote pet adoptions
In an effort to promote pet adoptions, Jefferson Parish is expanding the hours of operation at its two animal shelters. (Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:32:14 GMT)

AP Poll: Pet owners willing to go mouth-to-muzzle
Most pet owners would leap into action for an injured pet, even if it meant risking dog breath by going mouth-to-snout. Fifty-eight percent of pet owners _ 63 percent of dog owners and 53 percent of cat owners _ would be at least somewhat likely to perform CPR on their pet in the event of a medical emergency, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll. Tammy Parks, 52, of Amherst, Mass ... (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:01:00 GMT)

AP Poll: Pet owners willing to go mouth-to-muzzle
Most pet owners would leap into action for an injured pet, even if it meant risking dog breath by going mouth-to-snout. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:46:00 GMT)

Pet chickens safe, for now
A Waverly family can keep their pet chickens - for now. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:47:30 GMT)

Poll: Pet Owners Would Go Mouth-to-Muzzle
58% Say They'd Perform CPR to Save Pet but Few Are Prepared to Handle Emergencies, Survey Finds (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:00:07 GMT)

Weekend pet costume contests to benefit local shelters
Two separate Halloween pet costume contests for dogs are being held Friday and Saturday to benefit the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in... (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:02:53 GMT)

Live Chat: Pet Behavior Weds. 1pm
FOX 4 is working for you with a new series of live online chats on pet behavior. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:12:51 GMT)

Millburn's pet, parking, cafe fees up for review
MILLBURN — Fees for pet licenses, sidewalk cafes and some downtown parking may be going up next year if recent proposals for fee increases are approved by the Township Committee. Township Health Officer Lou Anello, at the Oct. 6 Township... (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:13:44 GMT)

Martha Stewart Adopts Pet-Care Line
Martha Stewart is unleashing a line of pet-care products in PetSmart stores, becoming the latest celebrity to try to cash in on growth in the pet industry. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:29:03 GMT)

Burglar Kills Pet Squirrel
A DeFuniak Springs area resident arrives home to find his prescription medications taken, and his pet squirrel killed. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 19:28:43 GMT)

Pet waste stations now available on Jeffersonville Riverwalk
Jeffersonville city officials have unveiled two new pet waste stations at walkway ramps on Riverside Drive leading to the Ohio River Greenway. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 20:33:56 GMT)

AP Poll: Pet owners willing to go mouth-to-muzzle
Most pet owners would leap into action for an injured pet, even if it meant risking dog breath by going mouth-to-snout. Fifty-eight percent of pet owners _ 63 percent of dog owners and 53 percent of cat owners _ would be at least somewhat likely to perform CPR on their pet in the event of a medical emergency, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll. Tammy Parks, 52, of Amherst, Mass ... (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 20:53:00 GMT)

AP Poll: Pet owners willing to go mouth-to-muzzle
Most pet owners would leap into action for an injured pet, even if it meant risking dog breath by going mouth-to-snout. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 20:53:04 GMT)

Pet waste stations now available on Jeffersonville Riverwalk
Jeffersonville city officials have unveiled two new pet waste stations at walkway ramps on Riverside Drive leading to the Ohio River Greenway. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 21:02:35 GMT)

Pet expert: Think roaming cats are lost? Or feral?
Too many people mistakenly believe pet cats need to roam to be content. That misconception is causing cats to lose their lives by the millions each year because there are too many of them roaming and breeding. More cats enter animal shelters than dogs and a far greater percentage of cats are euthanized as a result. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 22:56:33 GMT)

Could you be forced to spay or neuter your pet?
Last year alone, 30,000 dogs and cats were put down. That's the latest figure out of local shelters forced to euthanize unwanted animals. Now, the city of Las Vegas is considering a tough new law to help address the problem. This could mean a trip to the vet for you and your pet. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 23:04:56 GMT)

New ordinance would fine pet owners who don't spay or neuter their animals
Las Vegas is considering some tough new rules on pet owners. The City Council introduced a new ordinance Wednesday that would fine anyone with pets under the age of 4 months that aren't spayed or neutered, unless a vet says otherwise. (Wed, 21 Oct 2009 23:16:22 GMT)

Pet owners willing to perform CPR
A new survey shows pet owners are willing to perform mouth-to-mouth on their injured pets. (Thu, 22 Oct 2009 02:44:12 GMT)

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