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Man denies theft of pet rabbit in Bridlington
A MAN accused of stealing a Bridlington family's pet rabbit has denied the charge. (20/02/2010 06:00:00) (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 06:11:04 GMT)

Armed house raiders stab father and kill pet dog
Armed raiders stabbed a father and killed the family's pet dog during a terrifying robbery. (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 06:23:56 GMT)

Dog owner claims county deliberately kept her from pet
A dog owner has filed a claim against the county of Ventura, alleging county Animal Regulation officials deliberately stopped her from being reunited with her lost pet.Mikkol Soter, through her attorney Cathy Elliott Jones of Ojai, filed the claim Monday, seeking redress for the way she says she was treated. Under California law, a claim must be filed against a public agency before the agency ... (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 07:22:00 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys Announce Live DVD/CD Release
A top story from this week. Pet Shop Boys return with Pandemonium, a deluxe DVD/CD set containing their entire live show at London's O2 Arena (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 08:48:05 GMT)

Psychic ready to help you talk to your pet
Psychic and pet communicator Cherie Vergini is offering to help pet owners talk to their pets from 2 to 4 p.m. today. (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 12:41:42 GMT)

Suit: Pennsylvania boy bitten by dog he was invited to pet
DERRY, PA. — Suit: Boy bitten by dog he was invited to pet The parents of a 6-year-old western Pennsylvania boy have sued his school district because they say he was bitten by a trained service dog he was invited to pet at a school function. (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 13:04:32 GMT)

Pet Of The Week: Clyde
Meet Clyde, the Pet of the Week. He will make a great family dog. (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:21:23 GMT)

Adopt a Pet!
Saturday you can adopt a homeless animal at a lower cost! Saturday, Feb. 20, between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the city of Palm Desert is hosting Riverside County Animal Services for adoptions. The city is offsetting a portion of the adoption fees. So it is an affordable opportunity to consider bringing a homeless pet into your life. Palm Desert City Hall is located at 73-51- Fred Waring Drive. (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 18:41:09 GMT)

Pet of the Week 2/20/10
The Valley Humane Society’s featured pet is Dolly, a 1-year-old female boxer-mix. The society’s shelter is located on Trekell Road just north of Interstate 8. The shelter hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other pets ready for adoption can be seen on the society’s Web site: www.vhs.petfinder.com. The city of Casa Grande/Animal Care & Adoption Center ... (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 20:20:42 GMT)

Protest at Green Bay pet store
It's hard to resist taking a puppy home from Puppy Prints pet store in Green Bay. But resisting is exactly what protesters outside the store were asking people to do. Click on the headline to read Kristin Crowley's full report.   (Sat, 20 Feb 2010 23:31:07 GMT)

Pet dog dies in three-car crash
Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash on the Gold Coast last night which has left three motorists injured and a pet dog dead. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 00:53:49 GMT)

Pet owners on high alert following poisonings
A series of dog poisonings on Spokane's South Hill has many pet owners on edge. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 02:46:49 GMT)

Grocery Store Pet Peeves
Have you experienced any of these grocery store pet peeves? (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 03:07:40 GMT)

Pet Of The Weekend
Meet the pet of the weekend...Jennings. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 03:46:34 GMT)

Family Loses Pet in House Fire
A family lost its pet in a fire Saturday night. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 05:10:52 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Deborah Zacher/PDH PET OF THE WEEK: Max is a two-year-old cocker spaniel mix. He can be a little rambunctious at times, but really just loves to play. He gets along well with other dogs and people. Anyone interested in adopting Max can call the Plainview Humane Society at 806-296-2311, e-mail plvhumanesociety@hotmail.com or visit 500 S.W. Third from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday ... (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 05:14:09 GMT)

Picture Perfect Pet Contest
Of course every pet owner thinks theirs is the cutest. But a local contest is now letting others decide what you already know. The Picture Perfect Pet Contest is underway at the Prien Lake Mall and with each vote is helping control Calcasieu's pet population. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 05:22:52 GMT)

E. Nashville Fire Kills Family Pet
A woman and her grandchildren escaped a fire at their East Nashville home. Then firefighters say the woman had to be talked out of going back into the house to save her pet. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 05:58:52 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Deborah Zacher/PDH PET OF THE WEEK: Max is a two-year-old cocker spaniel mix. He can be a little rambunctious at times, but really just loves to play. He gets along well with other dogs and people. Anyone interested in adopting Max can call the Plainview Humane Society at 806-296-2311, e-mail plvhumanesociety@hotmail.com or visit 500 S.W. Third from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday ... (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 06:14:18 GMT)

Pet of the Week 2/20/10
The Valley Humane Society’s featured pet is Dolly, a 1-year-old female boxer-mix. The society’s shelter is located on Trekell Road just north of Interstate 8. The shelter hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other pets ready for adoption can be seen on the society’s Web site: www.vhs.petfinder.com. The city of Casa Grande/Animal Care & Adoption Center ... (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 06:37:26 GMT)

Pet fair draws crowd of animal lovers
DAYTONA BEACH -- Tongues and tails wagged with joy Saturday behind the police station when pet owners gathered to take advantage of low-cost vaccinations, and the opportunity to socialize with other like-minded animal lovers. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 07:10:03 GMT)

Purrr-sonal finance: Owning a pet is like running a business
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (MCT) -- The devotion and companionship provided by a beloved pet is priceless. That said, properly caring for a pet carries a price that people need to be aware of before bringing home a new pet. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 07:17:09 GMT)

Macomb County news briefs: Pet Fund Alliance deal considered
A nonprofit group that handles pet adoptions for Oakland County government might take over adoptions for the Macomb County Animal Shelter, too. Macomb County commissioners are negotiating with the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance to handle dog and cat adoptions to save $500,000 a year. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 08:32:21 GMT)

Pet dog keeps lost girl, 3, safe and warm for 15 hours
New York, Feb 21 : A pet dog has been credited for saving the life of a little girl lost in the mountains in Arizona. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 12:50:04 GMT)

Pet owners warned to beware fake rabies shots
Experts are warning pet owners to beware of fake rabies vaccines after the owner of a pet shop at the Chatuchak Weekend Market died of the disease. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 21:26:49 GMT)

Pet Supply owners earn ‘Golden Scoop’
Friends of Marblehead’s Abandoned Animals and the volunteers at the Marblehead Animal Shelter are delighted to bestow The Golden Scoop award upon Jo and Kim Cerase from Marblehead Pet Supply at 30 Bessom St. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 21:32:36 GMT)

Don't Lose Your Pet
A lost pet can be a stressful situation for many families. With roughly 75 million pet canines in the United States, losing Fido can happen quite a bit. But there are steps owners can take to keep their pets on their property and out of harms way. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:07:21 GMT)

Pills scattered in park worry pet owners
Police are investigating numerous pills found scattered throughout a city dog park following multiple pet poisonings a year ago. Hear from concerned pet owners. (Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:18:48 GMT)

Top dog? Ottawa dog entered in pet contest; winnings would go to local shelter
Out of the hundreds of faces in Bissell's Most Valuable Pet Photo Contest, one should look familiar to those who frequent Main Street's antique shops in Ottawa. Chester, a black German shepherd and retriever mix, can often be found (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 04:13:40 GMT)

Pet of the week
Every week... we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week. This week we have a calico longhair that has been at the impound since January 22nd. Workers say she's very friendly and is one of five cats currently up for adoption. This cat still (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 05:11:06 GMT)

Pet Surrogates: Professional Sitters
By SARAH STEGALL LEDGER CORRESPONDENT Pet sitters, with clients including dogs, cats, turtles, guinea pigs, and fish, say their job is to ease the minds of those who need someone to take care of their animals while they're away. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 06:17:52 GMT)

Pet of the Week 2/20/10
The Valley Humane Society’s featured pet is Dolly, a 1-year-old female boxer-mix. The society’s shelter is located on Trekell Road just north of Interstate 8. The shelter hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other pets ready for adoption can be seen on the society’s Web site: www.vhs.petfinder.com. The city of Casa Grande/Animal Care & Adoption Center ... (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 06:37:06 GMT)

WATCH: Could Pet Sales Bans Curb Puppy Mills?
The city of West Hollywood hopes the ban of retail pet sales will curb mills. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:28:53 GMT)

After The Rapture Pet Care: Taking Care Of Your Furry Friends After Jesus
Cometh the Rapture, goeth the Cat. What does The Rapture means for your pet? Do they believe? Do you like violins? (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:07:07 GMT)

Animal Airways Revolutionizes Pet & Family Travel with Flight Management Service
Animal Airways, the first global pet-flight management provider for safe and simple family travel, announced today the launch of its revolutionary flight management service for families relocating internationally with their pets. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT)

Mobile pet clinic offers low-cost microchips and vaccines
Valley pet owners can get their dogs and cats vaccinated and microchipped at affordable prices. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:00:34 GMT)

B GREEN INNOVATIONS, INC. Commences Prototype Development for Biodegradable Plastic Garbage, Compactor & Pet Bags
MATAWAN, NJ--(Marketwire - 02/22/10) - B GREEN INNOVATIONS, Inc. (OTC.BB: BGNN - News ) announced today that it had commenced prototype development Biodegradable Plastic Garbage, Compactor & Pet Bags made from recycled plastics and the bags are in the testing phase. Prototypes have begun for the following Bags and Sizes, also made thicker and stronger: Biodegradable compactor bag -- Size 15.75 x ... (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:13:00 GMT)

B GREEN INNOVATIONS, INC. Commences Prototype Development for Biodegradable Plastic Garbage, Compactor & Pet Bags
B Green Innovations, Inc. Plans to Create Biodegradable Plastic Garbage, Compactor & Pet Bags, Made From Recycled Plastics; Sample Bags Are in Testing Stage (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:20:23 GMT)

People for Animals holds a pet adoption event in Bridgewater on March 6
People for Animals is a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey and will sponsor a dog adoption event on Saturday March 6 from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Pet Smart store in Bridgewater’s Promenade Mall. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 14:42:06 GMT)

Tell-tail sign: pet dog leads police to master's hiding-place
The excited pet dog of a German man on the run from the law leads police to his master's hiding place in a cupboard. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:18:04 GMT)

German fugitive given away to police by own pet dog
A German man on the run from police has been ratted out by his own pet dog (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:21:07 GMT)

On-line pet store owner faces multiple charges
The operator of an online pet store will appear in court next month to face multiple charges relating to the treatment of animals in his care. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:28:38 GMT)

Delray couple collecting pet food for Haiti
Delray couple collecting pet food for Haiti (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:44:03 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Commences Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for Its 9 1/8% Senior Subordinated Notes Due ...
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company today announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding $150,000,000 million aggregate principal amount of 9 1/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 . (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:01:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Announces Intent to Offer $300 Million of Senior Subordinated Notes
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company announced today its intent to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior subordinated notes due 2018. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:06:00 GMT)

Human Society's pet photo contest begins
The annual Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest, in conjunction with Spay Day 2010, will be held from Tuesday, Feb. 23-Sunday, Feb. 28. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:24:22 GMT)

Pet owners, drivers add to Maroondah coffers
WATCH out if you don't register or can't control your pet - more than two people a day were fined in Maroondah for animal-related offences last year. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:47:41 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to sell $300M in debt offer
Central Garden & Pet Co. said Monday it would issue $300 million in debt and use the proceeds to pay off outstanding debt. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 22:40:44 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to sell $300M in debt offer
(AP:WALNUT CREEK, Calif.) Central Garden & Pet Co. said Monday it would issue $300 million in debt and use the proceeds to pay off outstanding debt. Central Garden, which makes lawn, garden and pet supplies, said it would offer $300 million in senior subordinated notes due in 2018. (Mon, 22 Feb 2010 22:57:48 GMT)

Moyers-Horton Named Executive Director Of Pet Placement Center
The Pet Placement Center, Hamilton County’s oldest no-kill animal shelter, has chosen Kerry Moyers-Horton as its new executive director. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:04:35 GMT)

HOUSE CALL: PET/CT is useful in certain cases
SAN ANGELO, Texas —When your doctor needs a clearer image of what’s happening inside your body than an individual PET or CT scan can provide, a combination PET/CT scan could be the right choice.This technology combines the imaging power of positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT). The dual-purpose machine provides more complete information than can be obtained when PET and ... (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 02:39:00 GMT)

Lost pet story has dog-gone happy ending
When Brian and Bethany Nalley’s family pet disappeared, it wasn’t their handmade signs that led to a reunion with the 5-year-old German shepherd-mix named Sarge. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 03:26:52 GMT)

Denville police kill 400-pound bear that ate pet rabbit
DENVILLE -- A 400-pound bear was shot and killed by authorities after it ripped through a man’s screened porch and devoured his daughter’s pet rabbit, police said. The bear intruded on Joe McCabe’s Old Boonton Road property, near the county’s... (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:17:22 GMT)

Lightweighting cuts PET water bottle weight by a third
The research, performed by the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) for the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), found that the average PET bottled water container weighed 18.9 grams in 2000 and 12.7 grams in 1998. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:22:19 GMT)

What's coming up for Portland-area pet lovers
From a lecture on dwarf cichlids to drinking some wine while your dog plays with others, there's something for just about everyone and their pet. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:30:31 GMT)

Denville police kill bear that broke into house, ate pet rabbit
DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Police shot and killed a 400-pound bear after it ate a pet rabbit. Joe McCabe says the bruin ripped through the screened porch of his Denville home and devoured his 11-year-old daughter's rabbit, named Blackie. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:44:48 GMT)

More of your pet photos
Haven't had any readers' cute pet photos for a while, so couldn't resist this kitten. Thanks to Leigh Powell for sending it in. And remember Digger , the ineffably sweet dog owned by Julie Addyman? (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:59:34 GMT)

N.J. police kill bear that ate pet rabbit
DENVILLE, N.J. -- Police in northern New Jersey shot and killed a 400-pound bear after it ate a pet rabbit. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:03:12 GMT)

N.J. Police Kill Bear That Ate Pet Bunny
Police in northern New Jersey shot and killed a 400-pound bear after it ate a pet rabbit. Joe McCabe says the bruin ripped through the screened porch of his Denville home and devoured his 11-year-old daughter's rabbit, named Blackie. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:17:59 GMT)

Find Your Lost Pet with PAW and the Spotlight GPS Pet Locator App for iPhone
A company named Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. (PAW), partnered with The American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery program, already has a method of tracking the location of your cat or dog. You purchase a small GPS location unit that attaches to your animal’s collar, and a paid monthly service lets you see where your dog (or [...] Filed in categories: GPS , News , Pet Gadgets , iPhone ... (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:31:33 GMT)

NJ police kill bear that ate pet rabbit
Police in northern New Jersey shot and killed a 400-pound bear after it ate a pet rabbit. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:58:40 GMT)

Jessica Simpson - Jessica Simpsons Porky Pet
Jessica Simpson wants a pet pig.The singer-and-actress - who was left devastated when her beloved dog Daisy was snatched by a coyote five months ago - is finally... (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:49:32 GMT)

Woman who traded kids for pet bird sentenced
A Louisiana woman who traded two children in her care for an exotic pet bird and $175 US has been sentenced to 30 months' hard labour after pleading guilty to two counts of sale of a minor. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:11:32 GMT)

'Equation,' 'Gingerly' And Other Linguistic Pet Peeves
Linguist Geoff Nunberg doesn't enjoy everything about the English language. There are phrases that get on his nerves and words that he prefers not to use. And Nunberg says he's not the first person to have linguistic pet peeves — nor will he be the last. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:59:46 GMT)

New hours for Lee County pet microchip ID clinics
Lee County Domestic Animal Services has new hours for its weekly Pet Microchip ID Clinics for Lee County residents. Staff veterinarian, Peter Davis, DVM, will be available from 10 a.m. to noon every Friday. Microchip IDs will be offered for just $15 or $5 with proof of public assistance. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:56:56 GMT)

Denville police kill bear that broke into house, ate pet rabbit
DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Police shot and killed a 400-pound bear after it ate a pet rabbit. Joe McCabe says the bruin ripped through the screened porch of his Denville home and devoured his 11-year-old daughter's rabbit, named Blackie. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:55:13 GMT)

Community Pet Pantry Depleted
Supplies of dry cat and dog food are critically low again for Lee County Domestic Animal Services' Community Pet Pantry. The agency needs donations to continue assisting pet owners facing tough economic times. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:11:44 GMT)

People for Animals holds a pet adoption event in Bridgewater on March 6
People for Animals is a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey and will sponsor a dog adoption event on Saturday March 6 from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Pet Smart store in Bridgewater’s Promenade Mall. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 21:04:20 GMT)

PETA criticizes Jessica Simpson 's plan to purchase a pet pig
After the death of her pet pooch, Daisy, five months ago, Jessica Simpson is ready to get another companion. (Tue, 23 Feb 2010 23:24:00 GMT)

Bear shot dead after eating pet rabbit
POLICE have shot a 181kg black bear after it ate a pet rabbit in a resident’s backyard in New Jersey. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:02:16 GMT)

Pet Oxygen Masks
Students at a local elementary school are putting their pennies togetherhoping to make a change in the community. Students at Northridge Elementary School have raised over 250 dollars. They're goal? To buy pet oxygen masks for the Bismarck Fire De (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 01:11:26 GMT)

Pet owners urged to get animals spayed or neutered
Frances Steed loves animals. She even says her own pet has been a lifesaver to her. That’s why it sickens Steed that after many years on the job, she still oversees the death of so many dogs and cats. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 03:37:57 GMT)

Denville police kill bear that broke into house, ate pet rabbit
DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Police shot and killed a 400-pound bear after it ate a pet rabbit. Joe McCabe says the bruin ripped through the screened porch of his Denville home and devoured his 11-year-old daughter's rabbit, named Blackie. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 04:56:24 GMT)

Plenty of takers for pet-food donation
When Capital Area Humane Society leaders asked for help refilling their pet-food supply, they expected a few bags of kibble to roll in. Instead, pet-food company Iams sent an entire truckload their way, easing the society's crunch and allowing them to share the bounty with 13 other groups that help needy pets. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:07:40 GMT)

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Industry Requires New Investments According to Research Recently Released By ...
The polyethylene terephthalate (PET) industry requires new investments in research and development of specialty products, as well as new end-use applications, to provide future growth opportunities. Market perspectives look good for Polyethylene Terephthalate in middle-term period. World PET capacity will increase slower than demand bringing the market to balance (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:13:53 GMT)

New additive gives PET packaging’s surface friction the slip
Now being offered by Croda Polymer Additives is a new PET slip concentrate said to help reduce surface friction by up to 60%. Marketed under the company's Atmer tradename, Atmer 7510 is a 10% concentrate of IncroMax 100, the company's slip additive for use in polyester-based polymers, in a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) carrier system. read more (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:20:13 GMT)

PETA slams Jessica Simpson's pet pig plan
New York, Feb 24 : Jessica Simpson has been blasted by animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for her desire to purchase a pet pig. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:28:44 GMT)

Tallahassee pet owners face revised city rules and guidelines
Pay attention, pet owners. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 07:15:37 GMT)

Course helps owners save pet's life
If your beloved pet had a heart attack, trouble breathing or was suffering from hypothermia, would you know what to do? (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:45:57 GMT)

Pet owner wins fight to save dog's life
A dog owner has won her court battle to save her pet from being put down after it bit her next-door neighbour. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:37:12 GMT)

Plenty of takers for pet-food donation
When Capital Area Humane Society leaders asked for help refilling their pet-food supply, they expected a few bags of kibble to roll in. Instead, pet-food company Iams sent an entire truckload their way, easing the society's crunch and allowing them to share the bounty with 13 other groups that help needy pets. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:38:41 GMT)

''Super Pet Expo'' This Weekend in King of Prussia
Pet lovers in the tri-state are invited to a weekend shopping and trade extravaganza in King of Prussia, Pa. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:23:15 GMT)

Pocono drivers share their pet peeves about driving in snow
Readers share their pet peeves about driving in the snow: (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:00:13 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Kitten behavior
When you bring a new kitten into your life, it's important to start things out right. Play time is a great opportunity to shape your kitten's adult behavior. Today, we'll show you some constructive ways to play with your kitten and teach good behaviors in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:55:05 GMT)

Game and Fish urges pet owners to update rabies shots
The New Mexico Department of Health and Department of Game and Fish are urging pet and livestock owners in Sierra County and surrounding areas to vaccinate their animals against rabies. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:55:18 GMT)

Game and Fish urges pet owners to update rabies shots
The New Mexico Department of Health and Department of Game and Fish are urging pet and livestock owners in Sierra County and surrounding areas to vaccinate their animals against rabies. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 15:10:19 GMT)

New dog park highlights downtown Tampa's pet-friendly spaces
Downtown Tampa went from virtually dog-unfriendly to dog-loving with the recent opening of the dog run at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. For the first time, pet owners there can let their dogs go wild without a leash in an area built just for them. The fenced dog park, at 600 N Ashley Drive behind the new Tampa Museum of Art, has climbing toys, a doggy water fountain and dig-proof artificial turf ... (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:34:56 GMT)

1 Cute Pooch Launches Pet Tag Featuring Parody Credit Card Design
1 Cute Pooch's newest addition to their pet ID tag line combines functionality with humor for a unique dog tag that can be personalized by the pet owner. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:00:00 GMT)

Vail Pets: What are you really feeding your pet?
VAIL, Colorado - Proper nutrition is vital to optimize your pet's health. A poor diet can compromise your dog or cat's immune system and threaten your pet's overall health. How do you know what diet is best for your pet? There is a tremendous variety of foods available to satisfy different dietary needs and the most discriminating pallets. As with people who love fried foods and sweets, cats and ... (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:22:02 GMT)

Pet Talk: 6th time's the charm for rescued dog finding a home
She was abandoned, then rescued, then later rejected by adoptive families. But lucky for Little Mama, the sixth person to take her has given her a forever home. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 19:07:01 GMT)

Puppy Love at the Pet Parade
Candy, pictured with 8-year-old Ashley Cumpton, was named “Cutest Dog” at the Forever Friends Fos­ter Care and Res­cue pet parade and fundraister Saturday. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 19:26:19 GMT)

Pet Hospice Offers In-Home Euthansia
After being told to wait outside while his beloved pet was euthanized, a North Texas funeral home director decided there had to be another option for animal lovers. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:32:54 GMT)

New Rules for Pet Owners in Boaz
After several attacks by pitbulls, Boaz is cracking down on pet owners who allow their pets to attack others. Boaz Mayor Tim Walker and the city council are getting ready to crack down on viscious animals running free. Over the past year, several people have been attacked by pitbulls. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:36:27 GMT)

Family Pet Attacked, Killed By Another Dog In North Strabane Township
A family pet was attacked and killed by another dog in North Strabane Township Monday. (Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:33:36 GMT)

Are pet cats being caught for dog baiting?
Fears that pet cats are being trapped and used as dog bait in a twisted blood sport were today raised by a North West animal welfare charity. Related Stories Derry celebrates being shortlisted for first UK City of Culture award Bill of Rights deadline is extended Sea power remains 'vital' to Britain's Armed Forces Traveller family ordered out of home by dissidents Duo face jail over £200m drug ... (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:50:12 GMT)

Is My Pet Sick? How To Spot Pets' Illnesses
When your pet is hungry, needs to go outside, or wants to play, you probably understand what they need. It's not always so easy to tell, however, when your dog or cat isn't feeling well. Just like humans, pets are susceptible to a number of illnesses, but you may not know it because an animal's natural instinct is to mask being sick. However, there are some tell-tale warning signs that your pet ... (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:54:49 GMT)

Pet washing machines created
Owners in Japan are cutting back on grooming costs by using specially created pet washing machines to clean and dry their animals. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 04:26:33 GMT)

Pet breeder bill in Oklahoma Senate draws praise, concerns
Supporters of a bill that would regulate animal breeders say it helps reduce a costly burden on the state.Opponents argue it could make it more difficult for legitimate breeders to stay in business. Senate Bill 1712, known as the Commercial Pet Breeders Act, passed the Senate Appropriations Committee last week and now goes to the full Senate. "This is a way to fix the black eye on Oklahoma ... (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 04:42:27 GMT)

Pet’s death prompts crackdown on speeding in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The traffic death of a family pet last weekend has a Bow Street woman asking the city: What if that happened to a neighborhood child? (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 05:08:51 GMT)

Winter pet peeves from Pocono Record motorists
Readers responded to our Web request with their pet peeves for driving in the snow. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 05:16:05 GMT)

Rawhide Rescue holds Pet Adoption Event in Bridgewater
Rawhide Rescue will hold a pet adoption event on Saturday, February 27 between 11 am - 3 pm at the PetSmart in Bridgewater. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 05:19:27 GMT)

Your pet's pearly whites matter, too
ATLANTA -- February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a time to reflect on the wonders of puppy breath and the woes of big dog halitosis. But "dog breath" is just part of being a dog, right? Not so, says Dr. Brett Beckman, a veterinary dentist specialist in Sandy Springs, Ga. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:33:51 GMT)

Alcoholic drinks no barrier for PET bottles
Enhanced barrier PET bottles continue to secure some high profile niche applications in the alcoholic beverage industry, demonstrating that the benefits of PET need not be restricted to the soft drinks sector. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:38:33 GMT)

Burglar kills family pet, ransacks Holly Township home
Holly Twp. — A home invasion has left the Yagiela family with a dead pet, a ransacked house and many stolen belongings. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Mike Yagiela left his house on Belford Road at 9 a.m. and returned at 2 p.m. His door was kicked in, and the entire house was torn apart. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:27:55 GMT)

WATCH: Treating Pet Separation Anxiety
Dr. Marty Becker on ways to treat your pet's separation issues. Mental health - Health - Disorders - Pets - Animal (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:10:34 GMT)

No matter how 'adorable' the pet: Weight hurts and fat kills
When it comes to animals, somehow the obvious always gets lost: Weight hurts and fat kills. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 21:05:30 GMT)

Seramonte and Montya are Pet-Friendly Apartments in New Haven
Hartford - Seramonte and Montoya are pleased to offer pet-friendly apartments in the New Haven area. Montoya has recently expanded its requirements to allow dogs up to 80 pounds in size. Seramonte has also become more pet-friendly, allowing cats and one dog in most of its buildings. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 21:21:55 GMT)

Seramonte and Montya are Pet-Friendly Apartments in New Haven
Hartford - Seramonte and Montoya are pleased to offer pet-friendly apartments in the New Haven area. Montoya has recently expanded its requirements to allow dogs up to 80 pounds in size. Seramonte has also become more pet-friendly, allowing cats and one dog in most of its buildings. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 21:53:55 GMT)

Local hair salon hosting pet adoption
Great Cuts Hair Salon will be sponsoring the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary for pet adoptions on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. It will be held on site at 111 S. Mission Rd. (in the Albertsons Shopping Center). Puppies, dogs and cats will be available. Great Cuts is giving a special certificate for free haircuts for the immediate family for each pet adopted this day ... (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 23:18:42 GMT)

Pet Shot, Owner Files Complaint
A Green Bay pet owner has filed a complaint against the city's police department after his dog was shot by officers. Ray Hawley's dog, a three year old Labradoodle named Dudley, ran away from home. Hawley looked for his pet for several days before getting some tragic news. (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 23:19:03 GMT)

Really stupid pet tricks
Ever wonder where David Letterman gets some of those dogs for his stupid pet tricks segment? Read more at www.WISHTV.com (Thu, 25 Feb 2010 23:38:33 GMT)

Love your pet? Learn first aid, CPR
David King says there’s much more to being a responsible pet owner than just providing food and shelter. “I feel strongly that a part of good pet ownership, along with exercise and socialization and diet and love, is knowing what to do if something bad happens to your pet. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 03:26:40 GMT)

The Herald-Dispatch Perfect Pet Contest begins March 3
These photos of furry friends were recently sent to us for our online pet photos gallery. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 05:08:35 GMT)

Northridge Elementary gather pet oxygen masks
Students at Northridge Elementary School raised money to buy pet oxygen masks for the Bismarck fire department. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 05:14:45 GMT)

Talk of the town: Pet peeves about snowfalls
Question: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to snowstorms and/or the way people behave during them? (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 05:16:53 GMT)

Animal shelters reach out to grieving pet owners
People who have recently lost a pet are finding comfort and understanding through support groups at animal shelters. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 06:04:46 GMT)

Loyal pet of fallen British soldier joins mourners in Wootton Bassett
A loyal pet peers between the legs of mourners yesterday at the homecoming of two fallen British solders. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 08:56:52 GMT)

Burglar kills family pet, ransacks Holly Township home
Holly Twp. — A home invasion has left the Yagiela family with a dead pet, a ransacked house and many stolen belongings. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Mike Yagiela left his house on Belford Road at 9 a.m. and returned at 2 p.m. His door was kicked in, and the entire house was torn apart. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:28:24 GMT)

Protecting your pet
Dr. Tara Cumley, a veterinarian at Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, offers words of advice on some of the most frequent pet problems in both cats and dogs. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:06:56 GMT)

February pet of the month
COUNTY Press pet of the month for February is Foxy, a mongrel from Ryde. • Pictures from our online gallery www.iwcpgallery.co.uk below. Click on the image for a larger version. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:11:06 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Prices $400 Million of Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2018
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company announced today that it has priced $400 million aggregate principal amount of 8.25% senior subordinated notes due 2018. The notes will be unconditionally guaranteed on a senior subordinated basis by each of its existing and future domestic restricted subsidiaries with certain exceptions. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:49:00 GMT)

Transport authority to examine airline pet policies over allergy concerns
OTTAWA - People with pet allergies may soon breathe a sigh of relief as Canada's transport authority examines the pet policies of the country's biggest airlines. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:12:00 GMT)

Pet Neutering Ad Takes Shot at Tiger
PETA plans to unveil this ridiculous billboard in Windermere, Fla. without Tiger Woods’ permission. This could be a major blow (or not!) to husbands and boyfriends who go by the pet name “Little Tiger” and do not think too much sex is a bad thing. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:20:15 GMT)

Send us your pet photos
  In March we’ll publish our spring “Cape Pets” supplement. If you’d like to submit a photo of your pet, please e-mail to dkarlson@cnc.com . Please send one photo only, in JPEG format. Include name of pet, breed or species, and name of Cape town where you live. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:14:28 GMT)

Pet-owners classes offered at HCC
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering courses geared toward pet owners. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 20:07:04 GMT)

Animal shelter organizes 2010 pet fair
Preparations are underway for the May 1 pet fair and “fun-raiser” which is being sponsored by the city animal shelter and its supporters. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 20:43:12 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet prices sale of $400M in notes
Central Garden & Pet Co. said Friday it priced an offering of $400 million in senior notes due 2018. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:06:46 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet prices sale of $400M in notes
Central Garden & Pet Co. said Friday it priced an offering of $400 million in senior notes due 2018. The lawn, garden and pet supply company said Monday it planned to sell $300 million in notes. (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:06:46 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet prices sale of $400M in notes
Central Garden & Pet Co. said Friday it priced an offering of $400 million in senior notes due 2018. The lawn, garden and pet supply company said Monday it planned to sell $300 million in notes. The proceeds will be used to buy back senior notes that come due... Garden - Shopping - Tools - Home and Garden - Home (Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:30:35 GMT)

Pet of the week – Buck
This Week’s Coins 4 Critters pet of the week is Buck. He is a 7-month-old boxer mix. Buck has been neutered, dewormed, vaccinated, and had his rabies shot. He is loving, smart, can fetch, is leash trained and will sit on command. (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 05:12:21 GMT)

MY PET PHOTO: Meet Max, who isn't mad anymore
Max is the pet of Kay and Steve Maye. (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 07:04:03 GMT)

Volunteers cleaning at York Adopt a Pet shelter
Katie North works in a cloud of dust Friday afternoon at the new York Adopt a Pet shelter. North was part of a crew of YAAP volunteers cleaning walls and floors throughout the brand new building. (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 07:24:19 GMT)

Bonita pet store, vet aim for convenience
Life is easier for pet owners with the opening of a new super pet store and a new vet office in Bonita Springs. (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 08:07:26 GMT)

Pet remembrance event planned Friday at CMA
Pet owners grieving the loss of a special animal can participate in a memorial service from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at California Maritime Academy.The fifth annual Pet Remembrance Candle Lighting takes place in Rizza Auditorium at 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo. (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:07:18 GMT)

Burglar kills family pet, ransacks Holly Township home
Holly Twp. — A home invasion has left the Yagiela family with a dead pet, a ransacked house and many stolen belongings. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Mike Yagiela left his house on Belford Road at 9 a.m. and returned at 2 p.m. His door was kicked in, and the entire house was torn apart. (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:28:36 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Keeping your pet warm in the winter
Are you a pet parent who likes to make sure your pampered pooch stay comfy and warm? Today I'll tell you about some amazing products to help your pets fight off the winter chills in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:10:56 GMT)

Appeal for missing pet
A dog owner whose Yorkshire Terrier disappeared from the garden believes her much loved pet was targeted and stolen. (23/02/2010 10:11:02) (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 15:01:15 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK: Betsy
DARLINGTON - Hi! My name is Betsy, and I could be your purrrfect pet! Friendly and always eager to meet new people, I am an easy going gal who excels at purring. I am great with other cats and am oh, so beautiful. Come stop by today and see what a wonderful companion I am! (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 15:01:18 GMT)

Ideal pet, Lucy the hen, evicted from my Ventura yard
Re: your Feb. 10 article, “Glendale’s famed runaway hen finds sanctuary in Simi”:It’s nice Nathan Arnold was able to rescue Lucky hen from Glendale and was able to keep her in Simi Valley.I had a hen, Lucy, in Ventura who was an ideal pet (as well as entertaining). She laid an egg almost every day — delicious! She was a helper in the garden, especially with bugs and caterpillars.I had Lucy for ... (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 19:31:00 GMT)

Family + kids spotlight: Twin Cities Pet Expo
It's all fury, cute and cuddly at Twin Cities Pet Expo (Sat, 27 Feb 2010 21:56:52 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Turbo, a 10-month-old male domestic longhair mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Soci (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 05:07:48 GMT)

Donations to SPCA Pet Pantry help people keep pets
Pets and the people who love them will have an easier time staying together through a financial crisis, thanks to a new partnership to stock the SPCA Pet Pantry. PETCO stores in Richmond collected five truckloads of pet food for the SPCA Pet Pantry in a January fooddrive. The project was so successful that it is continuing locally and expanding to more than 1,000 PETCO stores nationwide ... (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 05:31:30 GMT)

Burglar kills family pet, ransacks Holly Township home
Holly Twp. — A home invasion has left the Yagiela family with a dead pet, a ransacked house and many stolen belongings. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Mike Yagiela left his house on Belford Road at 9 a.m. and returned at 2 p.m. His door was kicked in, and the entire house was torn apart. (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:28:45 GMT)

Animal shelter organizes 2010 pet fair
Preparations are underway for the May 1 pet fair and “fun-raiser” which is being sponsored by the city animal shelter and its supporters. (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:13:23 GMT)

Pet owners risking lives to save their beloved animals
A postgraduate student of Charles Sturt University (CSU) is warning Australian governments and rescue services that almost 60 per cent of pet owners would defy authority and put their lives at risk in an emergency to save beloved animals. (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 17:12:52 GMT)

Animal shelter organizes 2010 pet fair
Preparations are underway for the May 1 pet fair and “fun-raiser” which is being sponsored by the city animal shelter and its supporters. (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 19:13:12 GMT)

Frankston Council’s response to pet dog’s pound death
FRANKSTON Council's response to Frankston Leader's inquiries about the death of pet dog Brindle, who was wrongly put down at the Cranbourne Pound. (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:39:43 GMT)

Animal shelter organizes 2010 pet fair
Preparations are underway for the May 1 pet fair and “fun-raiser” which is being sponsored by the city animal shelter and its supporters. (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:43:12 GMT)

Pet Refuge and Kryder Vet Clinic offer discounted spay and neuter services
Pet Refuge teamed up with Kryder Veterinary Clinic in Granger to offer area residents spay and neuter services for just $10. (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:00:36 GMT)

Rabbit pet insurance options still too limited
Pet owners looking to protect their rabbits against the cost of expensive veterinary bills may suffer from a lack of competition as owners can only choose from a couple of providers. Although there are more than 50 different pet insurance brands in the UK, cover is essentially available for cats and dogs. Dogs and cats represent the main part of the UK's pet population with about 16 millions of... (Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:24:08 GMT)

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