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Pet Shelter Team to help out in Waldo County
BELFAST, Maine -- Waldo County is being served by an established Pet Shelter Team, which will be activated in the event the American Red Cross opens its shelter at Troy Howard Middle School. The ... (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 01:02:49 GMT)

Eye damage from pet tarantulas
A man suffered severe eye inflammation after cleaning out his pet tarantula spider's cage, doctors say. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 03:17:46 GMT)

Fatal dash to save pet
Woman struck and killed chasing pet onto busy Western Avenue (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 04:34:38 GMT)

Pricey pups stolen from city pet shop
After prying open the back door of Petland at 10538 Maysville Road, they targeted the store's designer pet shampoos, large amounts of premium dog food, specific brands of collars, kennels and a large aquarium. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 08:03:54 GMT)

Keep your pet healthy
When taking your pet to an Army veterinary clinic after Jan. 1, you may notice that the more routine veterinary services like basic de-worming, micro-chipping, fecal floatation and vaccinations will now be grouped into Wellness Packages. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 08:35:59 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 08:58:07 GMT)

ALLENTOWN: Pet license fees to rise
ALLENTOWN The Borough Council has unanimously approved fee hikes for pet licenses and ordinances that will change how the borough sends out late notices for water and sewer bills. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 09:41:53 GMT)

Pet tarantula makes eye contact with owner
Tarantula lovers be warned: if you are going to get up-close-and-personal with your hairy eight-legged friend, do it from the other side of an aquarium pane or wearing a pair of glasses. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 10:31:26 GMT)

CCTV images of armed raid on pet shop
THESE CCTV pictures capture the moment an armed raider targeted a pet shop. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 11:32:33 GMT)

Got a pet tarantula? Better protect your eyes
Here's some advice stemming from the unusual case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when hanging around with your pet tarantula. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 15:53:04 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 16:01:51 GMT)

Five 2010 resolutions for pet owners and veterinarians
Because we all seem to share something in common beyond the love of animals — namely, the desire to improve ourselves — I thought it would be appropriate to offer up some New Year's resolutions to better the relationship between pet owners and vets. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 17:45:05 GMT)

Utah firefighters contend with 19 pet pythons up to 18 feet long at trailer blaze
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Crews responding to a trailer fire in southern Utah had another factor to contend with: snakes. Kristeen Checketts, the animal control officer in St. George, says there were about 19 pet pythons in the trailer when it caught fire Thursday morning at an RV park in town. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 18:30:17 GMT)

Docs advise handling tarantulas with care, safety glasses after pet shoots hairs into owner's eye
A British man is still suffering discomfort nearly a year after his pet tarantula shot some of its sharp hairs into his eye, prompting doctors to warn pet owners about the dangers of handling the hairy arachnids. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 19:36:00 GMT)

San Roque Pet Hospital Picks Up Where CARE Left Off
A Santa Barbara pet hospital is filling the void of providing 24-hour pet care. San Roque Pet Hospital, located on Upper State St., is offering around the clock care starting Thursday, December 31, 2009. (Fri, 01 Jan 2010 20:03:07 GMT)

OCEANSIDE: Local woman makes it big in the pet-training industry
Move over Cesar Millan, aka "The Dog Whisperer " ---- NorthCounty has its own nationally recognized pet expert, and her nameis Arden Moore. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 01:00:04 GMT)

Five 2010 resolutions for pet owners and veterinarians
Because we all seem to share something in common beyond the love of animals — namely, the desire to improve ourselves — I thought it would be appropriate to offer up some New Year's resolutions to better the relationship between pet owners and vets. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 02:30:41 GMT)

Dixon Pet Store Owners Due Back In Court Monday
Two Dixon pet store owners accused of selling sick puppies are scheduled to appear in court on Monday. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 03:56:31 GMT)

Pet of the week – Hooch
This week’s pet of the weak at PAWS is Hooch. Hooch is a boxer/Akita mix and has beautiful, blue eyes. He is friendly with people and with other animals. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 05:26:21 GMT)

Pet Tales: Resolve to do the best for your animal
Happy New Year to all the readers of Pet Tales and to all the animals that you love. Have you made New Year's resolutions for your pets? (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 05:49:30 GMT)

More favorite holiday pet photos
The Eagle received more than 200 entries in its 10th annual Holiday Pet Photo Contest — mostly of dogs and cats but also bunnies, ferrets, guinea pigs, horses, a cow and a pet rock. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 06:04:53 GMT)

Settlement transfers pet cemetery back to its prior owner
Tucson's troubled pet cemetery is under familiar new management. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 07:18:05 GMT)

Pet Project Midwest schedules orientation
The Pet Project Midwest will hold an informational meeting and volunteer orientation at 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at Barclay’s Restaurant, 1810 S.W. White Birch Circle, Suite 114, in Ankeny. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 10:07:56 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 11:15:45 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Reactive behaviors in dogs
Does your dog bark like crazy when the door bell rings or become aggressive at the sight of another dog nearby. These are reactive behaviors and many pet parents just don't know what to do about them. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 12:11:06 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 14:14:47 GMT)

Pet Of The Week: Sandy
Meet Sandy, the Pet of the Week. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 14:21:33 GMT)

Adopt a pet: Jan. 2
Pet adoptions for this week. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 16:09:50 GMT)

Pet stores getting out of the puppy business
The Humane Society of the United States has long denounced the practice of selling dogs at pet stores, contending that it props up a mass-breeding industry that treats animals cruelly. But as the group seeks new laws to clamp down on the trade, it is also trying to prompt change with a few kind words. (Sat, 02 Jan 2010 17:21:57 GMT)

Man Accused of Throwing Son's Pet Lizard
A District of Columbia man spent a day in jail this week after police say he threw his son's pet lizard across the street, fatally injuring the animal. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 00:26:19 GMT)

Video: "Pet Limo" Made from Hearse
A Colorado man had a crazy idea of buying a hearse for his dog-kennel business. The car is locally known as 'the pet limo'. KKTV's Marybeth Brush reports. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 00:56:24 GMT)

Pet cemetery awash in color
CALABASAS, Calif. -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 05:09:58 GMT)

Community Pet Pantry In Need of Cat Food and Supplies
Food and supplies for cats are critically low again at Lee County Domestic Animal Services. The agency needs both dry and canned varieties and cat litter to meet the needs of those assisted through the Community Pet Pantry Program. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 05:11:54 GMT)

Rachael Ray teams up with Meadville's Dad's Pet Care
Food Network personality and talk show host Rachael Ray has teamed up with Meadville's Dad's Pet Care Inc. to distribute more than $200,000 to pet charities across the country. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 05:17:42 GMT)

Pet Briefs
Dolittle's pet stores are thanking those who go out of their way to find extra space in their home for a foster pet. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 05:42:07 GMT)

Bronxville rescuer helps unwanted pet rabbits find new homes
BRONXVILLE — A pet rabbit might seem like the perfect gift to teach a child responsibility, but Mary Cotter knows better. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 07:38:50 GMT)

Oakland County shelter makes strides in keeping animals alive, helping pet owners
When Larry Obrecht took over the Oakland County Animal Control Division in 2003, he had plans: make the county's shelter a no-kill zone by 2010 and provide more services to low-income pet owners so the animals didn't end up under his roof. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 08:34:50 GMT)

My Pet
My Cappuccino came from the Humane Society last January. He had no history, having been picked up as a stray, and he was a shy scared dog when I first brought him home. He didn’t bark or make any noise, but he gradually learned to play and is quite vocal now. We are training to be Pet Partners with the Delta Society so we can visit people in hospitals and nursing homes. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 08:45:46 GMT)

Nicola Roberts takes pet pooches to New Year's Eve party!
London, Jan 3 : 'Girls Aloud' star Nicola Roberts is so much in love with her pet pooches that she refuses to leave them alone for even a single moment. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 10:29:24 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 11:15:29 GMT)

Pet of the Week - Jan. 3, 2010
Rusty is a young, male domestic shorthair tabby who’s affectionate, friendly, neutered, vaccinated and litter trained. He gets along with some dogs and other cats but would do best as the only pet. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 12:16:50 GMT)

DC man accused of throwing son's pet lizard
WASHINGTON (AP) - A District of Columbia man spent a day in jail this week after police say he threw his son's pet lizard across the street, fatally injuring the animal. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 13:31:53 GMT)

Pet Collar Air Purifier Can't Cleanse the Air of Utter Stupidity [Worstmodo]
An air purifier for pets! What an ingenious idea! It takes that filthy air around Fido's head, sucks it up, and replaces it with clean, refreshing and pet-friendly snake oil! But wait! That's not... (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 17:09:18 GMT)

Select pet stores stop selling puppies
Humane Society seeks pledges in fight against 'backyard breeders' The Humane Society has given its endorsement to 45 Chicago-area pet stores that have pledged not to sell puppies, a move geared toward putting an end to puppy mills. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 18:45:20 GMT)

Pet Collar Air Purifier Can’t Cleanse The Air Of Utter Stupidity
An air purifier for pets! What an ingenious idea! It takes that filthy air around Fido’s head, sucks it up, and replaces it with clean, refreshing and pet-friendly snake oil! (more…) (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 21:02:24 GMT)

Got a pet tarantula? Better protect your eyes
HERE'S some advice from the case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when around your pet tarantula. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 21:49:12 GMT)

Pet Refuge provides more adoption incentives
It was a feline frenzy Sunday at the Pet Refuge in Mishawaka during their pet adoption. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 22:15:37 GMT)

Revenue generated by table games could benefit pet projects
A bill that would deliver poker, craps and other table games to Pennsylvania's casinos is the latest method for state lawmakers to deliver on their pet projects. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 23:39:00 GMT)

Humane Society gets grant to help pet owners
ANDERSON — The Madison County SPCA Humane Society has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Madison County Community Foundation to provide financial assistance in 2010 to Madison County pet owners who can’t afford to spay or neuter their pets. (Sun, 03 Jan 2010 23:44:43 GMT)

Got a pet tarantula? Better protect your eyes
WASHINGTON - Here's some advice stemming from the unusual case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when hanging around with your pet tarantula. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 01:20:45 GMT)

Pet retriever defends boy, 11, against cougar attack
A B.C. family's pet dog is being credited with prevented a potentially deadly attack on a child in the community of Boston Bar (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 02:47:41 GMT)

Buddy & Porky’s Pet Health: Resolutions
Adopt a new pet. Already have a pet? Remember, they’re like dog biscuits, or cat treats, or chips—you can’t have just one. And you can find your next new pet at our “Ring in the New Year with a New Pet Adoption Day,” on Saturday, January 16th from 11 to 2 at the Tractor Supply Company, State Route104 East, Oswego. See our pets online at www.oswegohumane.org. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 03:07:46 GMT)

Pet column
Several weeks ago, I got an e-mail from Mary Wills in Hemet in response to one of the Pets of the Week listed on our site. Mary has multiple sclerosis and was looking for a dog large enough to pet from her wheelchair. I sent a quick e-mail off to Denise Glass, a volunteer with the Ramona Humane Society, and she had just the right dog in mind. So Mary and Kookie are now best of friends. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 04:43:22 GMT)

Pet of the week
Every week, we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week. This week, we have Garth. Garth was picked up in Mandan on the 28th... with his sister. Animal workers say he's around three months old and is a spaniel cross... Since his sister was a (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 05:56:16 GMT)

Table games bill could stake pet projects
HARRISBURG — A heavily negotiated bill that would deliver poker, craps and other table games to Pennsylvania’s casinos is also now the latest method for state lawmakers to deliver on their pet projects. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 06:48:33 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 08:26:56 GMT)

Got a pet tarantula? Better protect your eyes
&$ &$ Here's some advice stemming from the unusual case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when hanging around with your pet tarantula. Ophthalmologists at St. James's University Hospital in Leeds, England, used high magnification lenses to find out what made the man's eye red, watery and light-sensitive, according to a study reported in the British ... (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 11:22:16 GMT)

Pet Ohana
With his salt and pepper fur, Ritz is irresistible. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 11:40:32 GMT)

Pet facility welcomes all animals
CEDAR CITY - Any kind of animal or reptile is welcome at the Paw Spa, a doggie day care, grooming and boarding facility, now open in the Coal Creek Industrial Center. Gary Smallwood and his wife Julie opened the business about three weeks ago after following their dreams of opening their own pet care facility. "It was something we'd always wanted to do," he said. Smallwood said he used to work ... (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 11:59:20 GMT)

Research and Markets: Pet Food and Pet Care Products in Austria
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Pet Food and Pet Care Products in Austria" report to their offering. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 12:02:00 GMT)

Third Time's a Charm for BISSELL's Most Valuable Pet Contest
BISSELL Homecare, Inc. today launched its third annual Most Valuable Pet Contest, inviting pet lovers to enter their furry friends in the search for America's most photogenic pet. BISSELL's Most Valuable Pet entries are open from January 1 - March 25, 2010, with pet hopefuls competing for the grand prize â the opportunity to be featured on the BISSELL® Pet Hair Eraser vacuum packaging, a $10 ... (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 13:30:00 GMT)

Pet rescue donations
Bring in used or unwanted pet items including dog coats, booties, toys, pet beds or crates. Accessories such as leashes, harnesses, collars and nail clippers are also needed and appreciated. All items received will be donated to rescue groups and shelters in need of these items for rescued animals. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:47:10 GMT)

Got a pet tarantula? Better protect your eyes
Here's some advice stemming from the unusual case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when hanging around with your pet tarantula. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:49:10 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 17:10:37 GMT)

Pet Air Purifier Improves Air Quaility
Having a pet dog or cat is a big responsibility. Some take their pet ownership responsibilities a bit lax while others go the extreme, ensuring their pets are spoiled rotten with such pet gadgets as the golden mattress and custom homes. If you fall into the latter group, there is one more gadget [...] (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:41:42 GMT)

The next 'killer app'? Pet electronics
For too long, pet electronics have been ignored. Those days are over. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:42:04 GMT)

Sierra Vista pet hospital adds hours
By Dana Cole Herald/Review No descr SIERRA VISTA — It’s good to know that if you have a pet-related emergency, there’s a local animal hospital with late hours, even on weekends. Sierra Animal Hospital, 900 S. Highway 92, has expanded its hours and is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. seven days a week. read more (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 21:06:23 GMT)

Bayonne Recreation Center's Pet Letter to Santa contest winner announced
The winner of the Bayonne Recreation Department's Pet Letter to Santa Contest - Angel. Pictured above with Angel are his parents Steve and Valerie Yurchak. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 21:20:18 GMT)

ANN MCFEATTERS: A few pet peeves to resolve in 2010
SAN ANGELO, Texas —WASHINGTON — As we enter this new year of 2010, here are a few of my pet peeves that I would like to see resolved.My exceptionally nice mother, who will be 89 in a few days and walks with a cane, recently was strip-searched during a journey that began in Dayton, Ohio, and ended in Alaska. But a 23-year-old Nigerian named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is a radical Islamist and ... (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 22:46:00 GMT)

Precinct 4 helps pet owners with free shots
Commissioner Ed Rinehart of Precinct 4 and Constable Tim Holifield of Animal Control helped provide local community pet owners with free inoculations. (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 22:50:28 GMT)

KITCHELL: Losing the family pet isn’t easy
Editor’s note: Losing a pet is the sad reality we all face the moment we allow animals to become a part of the family. I wrote this column more for therapy than anything. My editor liked it, suggested I print it. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 02:50:14 GMT)

Pet Sitters International to Embrace World’s Most Famous Fat Cat
Garfield, Odie and friends will promote importance of professional in-home pet care (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 04:01:00 GMT)

Got a pet tarantula? Better protect your eyes
WASHINGTON - Here's some advice stemming from the unusual case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when hanging around with your pet tarantula. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 04:37:37 GMT)

Pet Sitters International to Embrace World’s Most Famous Fat Cat
Garfield, Odie and friends will promote importance of professional in-home pet care (PRWeb Jan 4, 2010) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/01/prweb3407394.htm (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 05:16:29 GMT)

Keep your pet healthy
When taking your pet to an Army veterinary clinic after Jan. 1, you may notice that the more routine veterinary services like basic de-worming, micro-chipping, fecal floatation and vaccinations will now be grouped into Wellness Packages. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 08:34:48 GMT)

Verve star Richard Ashcroft's turkey pet gift for vegetarian son
Rocker Richard Ashcroft astonished his butcher by ordering a giant turkey - as a pet for his vegetarian son. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 10:11:28 GMT)

Pet licensing sessions are scheduled
The Des Moines city clerk’s office issued 101 pet licenses during an event Saturday at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa’s Southridge Mall location. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 10:23:49 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 12:12:57 GMT)

Humane Society: 28 dogs seized from pet hoarder
Humane Society: 28 dogs seized from pet hoarder (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 12:40:02 GMT)

John Morrell buys remaining stake in Premium Pet
John Morrell & Co., a subsidiary of fresh pork and packaged meat processor Smithfield Foods Inc., said Tuesday that it has purchased the remaining minority stake in Premium Pet Health LLC that it doesn't already own. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 12:52:16 GMT)

John Morrell buys remaining stake in Premium Pet
Smithfield Foods unit John Morrell buys rest of Premium Pet Health for undisclosed terms (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 12:57:34 GMT)

John Morrell buys remaining stake in Premium Pet
John Morrell & Co., a subsidiary of fresh pork and packaged meat processor Smithfield Foods Inc., said Tuesday that it has purchased the remaining minority stake in Premium Pet Health LLC that it doesn't already own. Terms were not disclosed. John Morrell... Pork - Meat - Smithfield Foods - Business - Meat and Seafood (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 13:15:38 GMT)

Smithfield group buys pet-food company stake
SMITHFIELD—John Morrell & Co., a subsidiary of fresh pork and packaged meat processor Smithfield Foods Inc., said today it has purchased the remaining minority stake in Premium Pet Health LLC that it doesn’t already own. Terms were not disclosed. John Morrell bought a 49 percent interest in the company and expects the deal to complement its pork processing business and provide a strong return on ... (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 13:34:24 GMT)

'Today's THV at Noon': Dr. Bob answers your pet questions
Dr. Bob Hale will join Stephanie and Tom today to answer your pet questions. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 15:35:07 GMT)

Richard Ashcroft orders turkey pet
Richard Ashcroft has shown his soft side - by ordering a turkey as a pet for his vegetarian son. Related Stories MIA: I was tone deaf at school Davina: TV 'not good' for children Beacham admits she had CBB doubts Corinne 'pinballed around' by grief Vinnie hints at early CBB walk out (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 16:05:32 GMT)

LCAS cancels upcoming pet microchip clinics
Pet microchip ID clinics to be held Jan. 9, Feb. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 18:44:30 GMT)

Pet Treat Company Acquires Great Bend Packing
Redbarn, a California-based pet treat manufacturer, has purchased former Great Bend Packing plant in Kansas and plans to start production by mid-February. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:08:46 GMT)

Delray man charged with animal cruelty after confessing to police he killed, skinned his pet cat
Delray man charged with animal cruelty after confessing to police he killed, skinned his pet cat (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:38:03 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 21:05:33 GMT)

Cold Weather Warning For Pet Owners
With sub-freezing temperatures expected in the coming days, a local veterinarian urges pet owners to keep a close eye on their dogs outside. (Tue, 05 Jan 2010 23:04:48 GMT)

House Fire Leaves 3 Homeless, Kills Pet
Firefighters put out a fire in a house in the 2200 block of Hartridge Street on the Westside. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Westside family of three is homeless and a pet was killed after a house was damaged by fire Tuesday afternoon. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:14:25 GMT)

Pet Owners Must Protect Their Animals From The Cold
Pet owners should bring their animals inside during this week's freezing nighttime temperatures says one Uptown veterinarian. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:51:35 GMT)

Fort Worth Company Offers Pet Hospice Service
A terminal illness in a pet usually means it has to be put down as quickly and humanely as possible. But now, there's another option - hospice for pets. Beyond the Rainbow says it's the first to offer pet hospice service in Texas. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 04:26:38 GMT)

Pet ordinance requiring spaying & neutering passed
If you are a pet owner, a new rule impacts you. It requires all dogs and cats to be spayed and neutered. The law applies to all pets four months and older. If you're planning to breed you have to get a $25 breeders permit. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 04:33:16 GMT)

Pet projects drop by about a third
The 2010 federal spending bills disclose $10.2 billion for pet projects inserted by members of Congress, a drop of nearly a third since 2008. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 04:40:32 GMT)

Pet treat company buys Great Bend Packing
GREAT BEND - A California-based pet treat manufacturer has finalized its purchase of the former Grea ... (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 04:58:53 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Dylan the chow chow mix
Pet: Meet Dylan, an adorable 6-week-old chow chow mix that is looking for a loving family to grow old with. This cuddly pup has quite a bit of growing to do, and still needs to learn his "doggie manners" -- but if you can help him with this, he'll provide you with years of love, loyalty and companionship. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 06:05:29 GMT)

John Morrell Acquires Remaining Interest In Premium Pet Health
John Morrell & Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD ), today announced that it acquired the remaining 49% interest in Premium Pet Health, LLC. Premium Pet Health is a leading protein by-product processor that supplies many of the leading pet food processors in the United States. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 06:58:49 GMT)

Pet food available for owners in need
LAS CRUCES -- ACTion Programs for Animals will have its next pet food distribution from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2321 Westgate Court, Unit B. Westgate is off Amador Avenue, and the distribution will take place inside the High Desert Machines building. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 07:24:46 GMT)

Everett pet grooming and boarding company Kathy's Klippers shutting doors
Kathy Eaton prepared a resume a few weeks ago — her first in decades. The owner of Kathy's Klippers, an Everett-based pet grooming and boarding business, drafted the resume right after mailing a short but poignant letter to customers. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 08:21:55 GMT)

Global PET Manufactures Bottle Box™ Food Packages Using 100% Recycled Post Consumer PET In Southern California
The Bottle Box(TM) is the first ever food packaging product from the true bottle-to-box recycling process. Launched in collaboration by Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI) and Global PET, an upscale, eco-chic and innovative range of food packaging is now being manufactured by Global PET in Southern California (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 09:19:58 GMT)

Advice For Pet Owners During Cold Weather
The SPCA says the best thing to do is bring your pet indoors. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 11:41:40 GMT)

Advice For Pet Owners During Cold Weather
As temperatures continue to drop, the SPCA has some advice for pet owners. The experts say the best thing to do is bring your pet indoors, but if that is not an option then make sure your pet has an outdoor shelter that is raised up from the ground. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 11:47:28 GMT)

Man Charged With Skinning His Pet Cat
A Delray Beach man is facing an animal cruelty charge after he killed his pet cat and skinned it, according to authorities. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 12:23:19 GMT)

Pet of the Week 1/06: Athena the Pup
Today's Pet of the Week is a 4-month-old female puppy named Athena. Call (956) 425-PAWS to adopt or for more information. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 14:38:02 GMT)

John Morrell now sole owner of Premium Pet Health
SIOUX CITY - John Morrell & Co. announced it has become thesole owner of Premium Pet Health LLC, a Sioux City-based supplierof processed protein by-products for pet-food processors. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:56:51 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 21:02:20 GMT)

Family-Owned Circle Pet Center May Face Closure
FAMILY PRIDE. Mike Hile (left), who opened Circle Pet Center 37 years ago with his father, still owns the business with his wife, Marian (right) and son, Mikey (center). The store specializes in unusual pets. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 22:53:43 GMT)

First pet: To get or not to get
One of the best gifts you can get for your child is a pet. But not if you are not prepared for it. India Blooms Sreya Basu gets some tips on what you need to know before bringing a pooch or a kitty home (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 01:14:17 GMT)

Woman Offering Big Screen TV for Return of Her Missing Pet
A Boyd County woman is offering a 50-inch flat screen TV as a reward for her missing pet dog -- a miniature schnauzer mix named Chance. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 01:28:16 GMT)

New Rule Forces Pet Sterilization
Clark County pet owners may be forced to take a trip to a local pet hospital. A new county law makes it mandatory for dogs and cats to be sterilized. But some wonder how much this new law will cut into their already diminished budget. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 02:59:43 GMT)

Scales and Tails Pet Festival Set For Saturday at Simmers-Young Park
The Scales and Tails Pet Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Simmers-Young Park at 5630 W. County Road 542. The park is off K-ville Avenue behind the Auburndale Speedway. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 05:08:39 GMT)

Pet Scoop: Shelter's $75 adoption fee is a bargain
There was a lot of discussion online last week about pet adoption fees after a story ran in The Commercial Appeal about problems with euthanasia at the Memphis Animal Shelter.Some argued that more animals are euthanized and not adopted from the shelter at 3456 Tchulahoma because the $75 adoption fee is too high.That fee includes spaying or neutering, all vaccinations, a heart worm test and ... (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 06:00:00 GMT)

Pet adoption events scheduled
LAS CRUCES -- Two pet adoption events are scheduled Saturday, according to the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 07:55:57 GMT)

Police find 2 pups stolen from pet shop
A week after burglars swiped them from a northeast-side pet store, two puppies were recovered by police Wednesday, according to the store's manager. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 08:06:39 GMT)

Keep your pet healthy
When taking your pet to an Army veterinary clinic after Jan. 1, you may notice that the more routine veterinary services like basic de-worming, micro-chipping, fecal floatation and vaccinations will now be grouped into Wellness Packages. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 08:34:48 GMT)

Nano Pet Products Partners With Lone Star Pet Supply, Inc. To Distribute Dog Gone Smart™ Pet Beds Using Proprietary ...
Nano Pet Products, LLC, a Wilton, Connecticut-based company dedicated to bringing cleaner and healthier pet products to pet owners worldwide through nanotechnology, has partnered with TX-based pet products distributor, Lone Star Pet Supply, Inc. to carry its Dog Gone Smart line of dog beds according to Nano Pet's Chris Onthank (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 11:49:24 GMT)

Martens China picks Bericap scavenging closure for PET beers
Caps and closures supplier Bericap introduced the SuperShorty closure several years ago to meet the PCO 1881 neck finish standard. Within that range Bericap developed the DoubleSeal SuperShorty Crown O2 scavenger closure to target the growing world market for beer filled in PET bottles. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 12:37:47 GMT)

Pet Frogs Linked to U.S. Salmonella Outbreak Among Children
Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) -- A salmonella outbreak in 31 states was linked to pet frogs, U.S. health officials said, suggesting that public-health efforts to educate children about the proper handling of reptiles should be expanded to amphibians. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 17:26:16 GMT)

Pet Clinic postponed due to cold temps
Wimauma, Florida -- Due to record cold temperatures and the increasing threat of precipitation, organizers are postponing this Saturday's free outdoor PET SHOT CLINIC at the Wimauma Civic Center. The rescheduled date will be announced soon. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 18:08:27 GMT)

Salmonella outbreak linked to pet frogs
A 31-state salmonella outbreak first detected in Utah was linked to pet frogs, U.S. health officials said Thursday, suggesting that public-health efforts to educate children about the proper handling of reptiles should be expanded to amphibians. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 18:29:06 GMT)

Humane Society giving away free pet ID tags in Vero Beach
Humane Society giving away free pet ID tags in Vero Beach (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 19:08:29 GMT)

Pet Airways offers cats new travel options
The world's first all-pet airline has taken to the skies. Here's what it can -- and can't -- offer your cat compared to regular commercial air travel (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 19:49:55 GMT)

Pet Airways offers cats new travel options
Like many pet owners, husband and wife Dan Wiesel and Alysa Binder always included their animal companion -- a Jack Russell terrier named Zoe -- in their family vacations. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 20:01:59 GMT)

Animals Rescued In Pet Store Roof Collapse
Dozens of animals were evacuated from a Sioux city pet store after snow and high winds caused part of the roof to collapse early Thursday. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 20:09:39 GMT)

Dogs are Americans preferred pet
When it comes to America's preferred pet, the dog wins out. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 20:26:34 GMT)

Pet Frog Salmonella Outbreak Spans 31 States
Pet African dwarf frogs from a single California breeder caused an 8-month salmonella outbreak in 31 states. Of the 85 cases, mostly in kids, 16 were hospitalized. (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 20:39:06 GMT)

R.I. pet lion relocated to warmer locale
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island widow decided to give up a mountain lion she and her husband had kept as a pet, and managed to elude the media in doing so. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 05:04:09 GMT)

Wayne Memorial offers PET/CT scans
Called Invaluable’ for cancer patients Honesdale The new year will bring a new service to Wayne Memorial Hospital. Beginning Jan. 11, the Hospital will offer PET/CT Scanspositron emission tomography with computer-assisted tomography. This imaging procedure, used to determine the location and stage of cancerous tissue, can help prevent unnecessary surgery, biopsies and inappropriate treatments. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 07:48:25 GMT)

Keep your pet healthy
When taking your pet to an Army veterinary clinic after Jan. 1, you may notice that the more routine veterinary services like basic de-worming, micro-chipping, fecal floatation and vaccinations will now be grouped into Wellness Packages. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 08:34:49 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Pets and cold weather
Temperatures and snow have been falling across the country for weeks now, reminding us of the importance of keeping our pets comfortable during inclement weather. Today, I have a few cold weather safety tips in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 11:55:16 GMT)

New Year's resolutions for pet owners--and pets
You and your pet can make 2010 a better year. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 12:38:37 GMT)

Boardman Pet Supply Shop Returning
A Valley pet store is coming back. PetCo moved out of its location next to Toys-R-Us on state Route 224 in Boardman last year. Now the store has put signs back up saying they are moving back. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 13:18:56 GMT)

Will your pet become Sumter's sweetheart?
LAKE PANASOFFKEE -- Do you consider your pet to be "Sumter's Sweetheart?" If so, then post your pet's photo online at the Humane Society/SPCA's Web ... (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 13:24:56 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Aspen
Aspen, a 10-year-old Husky mix, is this week's pet of the week.   (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 13:26:22 GMT)

Emergency Cold Weather Warning Issued to Pet Owners
The City of Kansas City, Mo.; Spay & Neuter Kansas City and Wayside Waifs have issued an extreme cold weather warning to all pet owners. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 14:02:28 GMT)

The Queen of the Road: Avoiding pet injury in crashes
Queen: Though it's not illegal to drive with a pet on your lap, it's not a good idea, as a reader pointed out in Wednesday's column. A number of Loyal Subjects wrote in urging drivers to restrain pets in the car, just as with humans: (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 14:28:43 GMT)

Hernando Today Cutest Pet Online Photo Contest winners announced
The inaugural Hernando Today Cutest Pet Online Photo Contest sponsored by Vet To Your Pet was an overwhelming success. Nearly 150 individuals submitted photos of their beloved family pet for a chance to be named cutest pet in Hernando County. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 15:07:00 GMT)

LA pet cemetery becomes sea of red and green
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 15:10:35 GMT)

Pet expo to feature local businesses, organizations
The first Post Holly-Daze Mini Pet Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Art Village, 929 Main St. The focus of the expo will be proper nutrition and how it relates to a pets well-being. It also will feature a variety of pet-related services and businesses, and giveaways. Presentations on pet behavior, training and food safety are scheduled at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. A pet ... (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 18:02:53 GMT)

Family-Owned Circle Pet Center May Face Closure
FAMILY PRIDE. Mike Hile (left), who opened Circle Pet Center 37 years ago with his father, still owns the business with his wife, Marian (right) and son, Mikey (center). The store specializes in unusual pets. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 19:09:27 GMT)

Animal shelter to buy mobile, pet-adoption trailer
Published: Friday, January 8, 2010 at 10:51 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, January 8, 2010 at 10:51 a.m. The Petaluma Animal Shelter plans to use a $35,000 grant it received from the PETCO Foundation last month to purchase a mobile, pet-adoption trailer. (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 19:15:33 GMT)

Pet Frog Salmonella Spans 31 States
Title: Pet Frog Salmonella Spans 31 States Category: Health News Created: 1/8/2010 10:22:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 1/8/2010 10:22:24 AM (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 21:38:10 GMT)

Shelters Overwhelmed With Post-Holiday Pet "Returns"
Remember when Daily Candy suggested you buy an adorable little potbelly piglet as a stocking stuffer over the holidays? Well, now those and other animals given away as gifts this past Christmas are filtering into the shelter system. According to the Daily News new pet owners are knocking down shelter doors after finding their adorable gifts to be a time suck and money pit. The Humane Society of ... (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 21:49:26 GMT)

Cold weather is bad news for pet bunnies
Animal welfare officers are urging pet owners to take extra care of rabbits and guinea pigs during freezing temperatures. (Sat, 09 Jan 2010 00:51:09 GMT)

Authorities searching for missing Newton pet store owner
Photo courtesy of Newton PoliceJeffrey MullerAuthorities are searching for a 59-year-old businessman who disappeared early this morning outside of the Newton pet store he owns, police said. Family members believe Jeffrey Muller arrived at J&G Discount Pet Foods to open... (Sat, 09 Jan 2010 01:02:12 GMT)

Fetch! Pet Care is sniffing for business here
The franchise of pet-sitters, walkers, yard cleaners and more — has its sights on you. The (Sat, 09 Jan 2010 01:22:51 GMT)

Liza Minnelli's collaboration with Pet Shop Boys got 'Results': Rediscoveries
Results Liza Minnelli (1989) Like Barbra Streisand, who long excised the delicious disco nugget "Guilty" from her sanitized repertoire, Liza Minnelli has taken the scissors to whole projects, including this high '80s collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys. One... (Sat, 09 Jan 2010 05:11:58 GMT)

The Freeman's pet contest is back
Do you have pet photos Freeman readers might enjoy? (Sat, 09 Jan 2010 06:07:31 GMT)

Wayne Memorial offers PET/CT scans
Called Invaluable’ for cancer patients Honesdale The new year will bring a new service to Wayne Memorial Hospital. Beginning Jan. 11, the Hospital will offer PET/CT Scanspositron emission tomography with computer-assisted tomography. This imaging procedure, used to determine the location and stage of cancerous tissue, can help prevent unnecessary surgery, biopsies and inappropriate treatments. (Sat, 09 Jan 2010 07:31:18 GMT)

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