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Pet goat slaughtered on tether
A Gisborne pensioner is heartbroken after is pet goat was cruelly slaughtered while tethered to a chain outside his house.Reg "Pop" Light had looked after the goat, called Cilla, for eight years, the Gisborne Herald reported.Last... (Tue, 09 Feb 2010 23:23:46 GMT)

Elderly man 'heartbroken' over slaughter of pet goat
A Gisborne pensioner has described his heartbreak over the slaughter of his pet goat. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 03:14:32 GMT)

'Luck of the Paws' wine tasting, silent auction to benefit pet therapy
ASHEVILLE — Paws with a Purpose, a local nonprofit pet therapy organization, will host the “Luck of the Paws” wine tasting and silent auction 5-7 p.m. March 19 at the Appalachian Vintner wine store, 2B Huntsman Place, off Biltmore Avenue. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 05:24:53 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Gracie, a 7-year-old Labrador retriever mix who is looking for someone to share her love with this Valentine's Day. Gracie is a sweet and loving little girl who is also very smart: she already knows "sit," "shake," "down" and "stay." With her gentle and laid back personality, she should do well with children of all ages. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 06:05:41 GMT)

Rocklin pet store to stop selling puppies
Under pressure from the community and animal rights groups, A Rocklin pet store has agreed to stop selling puppies acquired from local breeders.   (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 06:16:21 GMT)

Fifth of adults choose pet over partner on V'Day
&$ &$ Rather than spending Valentine's Day with their partner, one-fifth of adults would prefer to be with their pet, although the French still came top for romance, according to a joint global poll by Reuters/Ipsos. The survey of 24,000 people in 23 countries found 21 percent of adults would rather spend February 14 with their pet than their spouse, although the French were least likely to ... (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:06:02 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Dental care for your pet
A little more than about 80 percent of people say they brush their teeth each morning, but far fewer pet owners do the same for their fuzzy friends. Today, in honor of February being Pet Dental Health Month, we'll learn more about why it's so important for your pets to have healthy teeth in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 10:15:02 GMT)

Ruby shines brightest in pet awards
FROM cats injured in road accidents to dogs suffering problematic pregnancies, last week some of the most remarkable patients at Quantock Veterinary Hospital were celebrated at its Pet of the Year Awards ceremony. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:25:21 GMT)

DID PET ROTTWEILER KILL OWNER? FAMILY SAYS NO
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS (AP) -- The family of an Ohio woman who died after she was found bleeding and collapsed in her driveway with severe dog bites said their pet Rottweiler tried to rescue her. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:40:45 GMT)

Pet Ohana
A purebred Tibetan spaniel, Trojdor is beloved for his winning personality. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:42:53 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Dental care for your pet
A little more than about 80 percent of people say they brush their teeth each morning, but far fewer pet owners do the same for their fuzzy friends. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:11:16 GMT)

Other Pet Care In Mexico To 2013 - New Market Report Published
This databook provides key data and information on the other pet care market in Mexico. This report is a comprehensive resource for market, category and segment level data including value, volume, distribution share and company & brand share. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:22:40 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Dental care for your pet
A little more than about 80 percent of people say they brush their teeth each morning, but far fewer pet owners do the same for their fuzzy friends. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:56:09 GMT)

Keep your pet's teeth clean
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. It's a time when pet owners are encouraged to properly brush the teeth of their furry friends. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates 80 percent of people brush daily, but pet owners do that significantly less for their pets. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:10:02 GMT)

Woman left pet rabbits to starve
A 23-year-old woman who left her pet rabbits to starve to death will not be banned from keeping animals, a court hears. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:18:18 GMT)

Dog-e-Minder helps you schedule pet care
We're all busy these days, so remembering to feed and walk the dog can be a chore, unless you have the Dog-e-Minder hooked on your pet's collar. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:22:59 GMT)

Dog allergic to pet food and cats
A Lanarkshire pet owner is hoping a new diet and special antibiotics will help with his dog's unlikely allergies. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:21:17 GMT)

Poll: One in five would spend Valentine's Day with pet
According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, one in five adults worldwide would rather spend Valentine's Day with their pet than significant other. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 19:11:19 GMT)

SpotLight GPS Pet Locator is now available on the Apple iPhone
availability of the SpotLight GPS Pet Locator mobile iPhone application. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 20:08:00 GMT)

Pet Speakers Are the Perfect Valentine's Gift For Your Dog [Pets]
Did you know that the music you're listening to is literal torture for the sensitive ears of your pet? It's scientifically probably true! My Pet Speaker filters out harsh animal-only frequencies, so... (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:09:20 GMT)

Seeking to adopt a pet? St. Hubert's hits the highways with new billboard campaign
MADISON--St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center has begun a statewide digital billboard campaign promoting pet adoption. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:27:24 GMT)

Pet food pantry opens in Syracuse
You've heard of a food pantry, but what about a pet food pantry? Now, low income families have the opportunity to get some extra supplies for their pets through a collaborative effort between two non-profits. Our Allison Lazarz has more on the Syracuse-based pet food pantry that opened Wednesday. (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:25:28 GMT)

Pet Speakers Are The Perfect Valentine’s Gift For Your Dog
Did you know that the music you’re listening to is literal torture for the sensitive ears of your pet? It’s scientifically probably true! My Pet Speaker filters out harsh animal-only frequencies, so you and Fido can jam together in comfort. (more…) (Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:31:57 GMT)

Seniority helps fund lawmakers' pet projects
Federal funding for lawmakers' pet projects declined this year, but not for 11 members of Congress who rose to powerful positions on the subcommittees that write the spending bills, a USA TODAY analysis shows. (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 01:44:00 GMT)

SPCA halts exotic animal pet adoptions
DALLAS — The SPCA of Texas is removing 1,500 exotic animals from area PETCO stores hours after it placed them there. The SPCA said it changed its mind, and will no longer allow the popular pet store chain to adopt the critters out to its customers. The animals at issue were part of the massive rescue from U.S. Global Exotics in Arlington late last year. Officials discovered almost 27,000 snakes ... (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 02:03:08 GMT)

Super Pet Expo set for Feb. 12-14 in Edison
The Super Pet Expo will unite pet owners and animal lovers Feb. 12-14 at the New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, where they will be able to shop for their four-legged friends. read more (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 04:02:49 GMT)

Pet extravaganza returns to Edison this weekend
BY KATHY CHANG Staff Writer EDISON — Pet lovers, unite. For three days this weekend, pets and all things pet-related will take center stage at the 10th annual Super Pet Expo. The event will run 4-9 p.m. Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 13, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the New Jersey Convention Center, 97 Sunfield Ave. read more (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 04:09:47 GMT)

Seniority helps fund lawmakers' pet projects
Federal funding for lawmakers' pet projects declined this year, but not for 11 Congress members who rose to powerful positions on subcommittees. (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 04:28:44 GMT)

Pet Birthday Mugsy
Mugsy, the proud pet of the Piccininni family in Riverdale, will celebrate his birthday on Feb. 15. His family is happy to put Mugsy’s "mug" in the paper for all to enjoy. (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 06:09:37 GMT)

St. Hubert's seeking pet parents via billboard campaign
MADISON — St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center has begun a statewide digital billboard campaign promoting pet adoption. (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 09:23:03 GMT)

Smart car among top 10 pet safe vehicles
Don't let the car's tiny size fool you: The 2010 Smart car is ideal for toting all size pets. So says the dog safety Internet site that named the tiny car among the top 10 pet safe vehicles of 2010.BarkBuckleUp.com released its list of names its safe pet awards Wednesday at the preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place.The Smart car joins the Chrysler Town and Country, the Dodge ... (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:01:06 GMT)

Pet Zoom - NEWEST Does it Work?
Does the Pet Zoom work? (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:07:39 GMT)

Pet Adoption Event Today
Find love in time for Valentine's Day at the "Adopt-a-Sweatheart" pet adoption event (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:34:34 GMT)

Pet owners get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day
THE VILLAGES — Be it puppy love, doggie devotion or kitty coddling, pet owners express their love for their companions in many ways. So it’s not surprising that on Valentine’s Day many of those pets receive an extra token of appreciation from their adoring owners. (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:40:54 GMT)

Outrage over pet lamb killing
A head teacher in Britain has resigned after shocking pupils by sending Marcus, their pet lamb, to slaughter. (Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:34:20 GMT)

Lo-fi speakers, for the pet that has everything
Apparently, dogs and cats don't like the same hifi systems as us. You might think 'sod 'em', and play your music anyway; you might, if you're particularly soft-hearted, buy them some teeny tiny earmuffs.

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