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PET OF THE DAY
Teddy, a 1-year-old female American shorthair mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Soc (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 03:32:52 GMT)

Pet spay day in St. Joseph County helps prevent stray animals
GRANGER--Local veterinarians and volunteers are trying to stop the growing problem of stray animals in our area. Sunday, they teamed up with pet owners to try and make that happen. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 04:33:57 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 one and a half to three year old female cat with a tan and gray tortoiseshell color. She was picked up in Mandan and has been in the impound for almost a month... so (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 05:26:36 GMT)

Will pet birds be taken at freeway agricultural checkpoints?
Q: Lydia Semenuk, who lives in Hemet, expects to take a long out-of-state trip later this year. She plans to travel with four birds, her pet cockatiels and parakeets. "They're so spoiled," she said, chuckling. They're accustomed to flying free in her house and she doesn't want to leave them in someone else's care, caged. So they'll accompany her. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 06:11:06 GMT)

Pet food pantry aims to keep furry friends in homes
Financially strapped pet owners no longer have to worry about where their four-legged friend's next meal is coming from.   Thanks to overwhelming support from the community, a new charity, Food 4 Paws, will open its pantry doors on Sunday to help area pet owners with food assistance.   "We're very excited. We want to thank the community for their tremendous support," said Food 4 Paws volunteer ... (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 06:17:46 GMT)

[11C]PiB PET neuroimaging exhibits potential for monitoring therapeutics on amyloid beta load during Alzheimer’s ...
Elan Corporation, plc today announced that findings from a Phase II study which suggested bapineuzumab reduced amyloid-beta deposits in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients as measured using a neuroimaging technique known as [11C]PiB PET, were published in the February 28, 2010 online edition of Lancet Neurology. Bapineuzumab is a compound under development by Pfizer and Janssen Alzheimer ... (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 06:31:29 GMT)

Do Indestructible Dog Toys Exist? Natural Pet Warehouse Talks Tough Dog Toys
RED LION, PA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - Do indestructible dog toys exist? No, not indestructible, but almost indestructible, says Natural Pet Warehouse, a leading provider of wholesome, organic and natural pet supplies . (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 11:05:16 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. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 11:28:45 GMT)

Ownership/leasing of PET scanners by nonradiologists on the rise
Just as with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the growth rate among non-radiologists who own or lease positron emission tomography (PET) equipment is also on the rise, contributing significantly to the ongoing issues surrounding self-referral and unnecessary utilization of imaging in the United States, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal ... (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:21:03 GMT)

Lawmaker still hopeful for pet store legislation
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A state lawmaker says she's not giving up on trying to get legislation passed that would require pet stores to give buyers information about a pet's background and medical history before selling a dog or cat. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 13:19:47 GMT)

Pet bull attacks, kills his owner in eastern Pa.
Authorities say an eastern Pennsylvania man was killed when he was attacked by a bull he kept as a pet. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 14:34:20 GMT)

Coroner: Eastern Pa. man killed by pet bull
An eastern Pennsylvania man was attacked and killed by a "temperamental" pet bull a day before his 53rd birthday, the coroner's office said Monday. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:08:05 GMT)

Pet bull attacks, kills his owner in eastern Pennsylvania
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. — An eastern Pennsylvania man was attacked and killed by a "temperamental" pet bull a day before his 53rd birthday, the coroner's office said today. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:22:55 GMT)

Coroner: Eastern Pennsylvania man killed by pet bull
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was attacked and killed by a "temperamental" pet bull a day before... (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:53:38 GMT)

Man killed by pet bull: coroner
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. — An eastern Pennsylvania man was attacked and killed by a “temperamental” pet bull a day before his 53rd birthday, the coroner’s office said Monday. Ricky Weinhold, of Reinholds, was attacked Saturday by a 1-ton bull on a farm where he leased barn space in Wernersville, about 60... (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:55:33 GMT)

Ownership/Leasing Of PET Scanners By Nonradiologists On The Rise
Just as with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the growth rate among non-radiologists who own or lease positron emission tomography (PET) equipment is also on the rise, contributing significantly to the ongoing issues surrounding self-referral and unnecessary utilization of imaging in the United States, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal ... (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:14:52 GMT)

Pet spay day in St. Joseph County helps prevent stray animals
GRANGER--Local veterinarians and volunteers are trying to stop the growing problem of stray animals in our area. Sunday, they teamed up with pet owners to try and make that happen. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:49:57 GMT)

Pet Bull Kills Man, Coroner Says
An eastern Pennsylvania man was attacked and killed by a pet bull a day before his 53rd birthday, the coroner's office says. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:04:40 GMT)

Pet Bull Kills Man, Coroner Says
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. -- An eastern Pennsylvania man was attacked and killed by a pet bull a day before his 53rd birthday, the coroner's office said Monday. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:19:50 GMT)

Pet Bull To Be Euthanized
SOUTH HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa. -- A pet bull is being put down after attacking and killing its owner over the weekend. Ricky Weinhold cared for the one-ton bull and other livestock at a barn in South Heidelberg Township, Berks County. (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 23:03:40 GMT)

Coroner: Eastern Pennsylvania man killed by pet bull
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was attacked and killed by a "temperamental" pet bull a day before... (Mon, 01 Mar 2010 23:28:10 GMT)

LA County animal shelters to host pet adoption event Sunday to kick-off extended hours
County officials announced today that animal shelters will now be open seven days a week in an effort to boost pet adoption. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 04:54:59 GMT)

Pet restrictions could be removed
Bellbrook may go from one of the area’s most restrictive limits on residential pet ownership to one of the most permissive.The city’s Planning Board met Monday, March 1, to consider raising the allowable number of cats or dogs from two — believed to equal the lowest limit in the area — to three. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 06:12:52 GMT)

ROGER SMITH: Pet Q&A
Q: My son is begging for a ferret for his upcoming birthday. Would a ferret be a good first pet for him? (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 08:21:39 GMT)

Dallas pet happy to hog spotlight as world's oldest pig
Dallas pet happy to hog spotlight as world's oldest pig (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 08:37:18 GMT)

pet calendar
Pet testings: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 7, Stone City Kennel Club, 13606 W. Laraway Road, New Lenox. Offered will be heartworm testing for $20 per dog, Interceptor Heartworm Home Again Microchip is available for $25 per pet. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 10:02:21 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. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:28:54 GMT)

NYC shelters need money for pet food
NEW YORK (AP) — Budget cuts have a major animal care organization begging for donations. New York City Animal Care and Control says it needs money to buy pet food. It also is accepting donated blankets, towels, rubber toys and kitty litter. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:46:19 GMT)

Nationwide Poll: Seven Out of Ten Americans Wrongly Believe the Humane Society of the United States is a Pet-Shelter ...
Consumer Group Reminds Americans that Less than One Percent of Donations to HSUS Benefit Local Pet Shelters (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:00:00 GMT)

RSPCA loss after pet is put down
Animal charity the RSPCA has lost out on part of a £400,000 legacy after a pet dog is put down without a home being found. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:10:48 GMT)

Driver In Doghouse After Walking Pet While In Car
Taking The Car For A Walk: 'Lazy' Pet Owner Fined For Walking Dog While Driving His Car (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:04:31 GMT)

'The dog ate my ticket' - apt excuse gets couple into pet show
A couple worried they would be refused into a dog training show after their pet ate the tickets are told they can go. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:09:51 GMT)

Albany pet store owner charged with sex abuse of customers
ALBANY, Ore. -- An Albany business owner has been cited on a sex abuse charge after allegedly having inappropriate contact with a woman at his pet store. Ralph Hawthorne, 65, is already awaiting trial on 17 counts of various sex offenses. The latest the alleged victim in this latest case says Hawthorne made inappropriate sexual contact with her at the "Amazing Aquarium" pet store in August of ... (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 15:37:46 GMT)

Driver in doghouse after walking pet while in car
An English dog-owner has been fined after taking his pet for a stroll while driving next to him in his car. Prosecutors said Paul Railton was spotted driving at low speed along a country lane in December, holding his dog's leash through the car window as the... (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 17:59:18 GMT)

Free pet food for seniors and jobless
LAKE FOREST Seniors and the unemployed can get free food for their pets this Saturday thanks to several South County pet charities. The free pet food giveaway –sponsored by Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends – will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at... (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 18:08:09 GMT)

Driver in doghouse after walking pet while in car
An English dog owner has been fined after taking his pet for a stroll while driving next to him in his car. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 20:07:36 GMT)

Driver in doghouse after walking pet while in car
An English dog-owner has been fined after taking his pet for a stroll while driving next to him in his car. Prosecutors said Paul Railton was spotted driving at low speed along a country lane in December, holding his dog's leash through the car window as the animal trotted alongside. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 20:16:58 GMT)

Pet Licensing Deadline Nears
Time is running out for pet owners to license their cats and dogs for 2010. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 20:59:36 GMT)

Pet-food safety: Does FDA measure up?
WASHINGTON - Three years after thousands of outraged pet owners complained that contaminated food was killing their cats and dogs, Congress is considering measures aimed at making sure it doesn't happen again. (Tue, 02 Mar 2010 21:17:19 GMT)

Driver in doghouse after walking pet while in car
An English dog-owner has been fined after taking his pet for a stroll while driving next to him in his car. Prosecutors said Paul Railton was spotted driving at low speed along a country lane in December, holding his dog's leash through the car window as the animal trotted alongside. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 02:24:29 GMT)

Pet Adoptions On Hold At Cumberland Animal Shelter
Pet adoptions are on hold indefinitely at the Cumberland County animal shelter. The shelter has been battling an outbreak of canine distemper for weeks. It is a contagious and often fatal disease for dogs. The shelter has already euthanized some dogs because of it. But Scottie Harris, the shelter's director, says some animals coming into the shelter are also showing signs of sickness. He fears ... (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 03:27:42 GMT)

Pet of the Week - meet Odie, James & Samuel
Whether you want playful and affectionate, or reserved - the Spartanburg Humane Society has the pet for you this week! (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 04:49:31 GMT)

Pet owner finds walking dog the leash he can do
LONDON - An English dog owner has been fined after taking his pet for a stroll while driving next to him in his... (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 05:09:40 GMT)

Pet Food Pantry Prepares For Opening
CINCINNATI -- The tough economy is taking its toll on families, including pets. That's why the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry is trying to help people who need some extra help feeding their furry friends. The group collected donated pet food from another group, filling two storage units. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 05:16:59 GMT)

Pet Food Pantry Prepares For Opening
A group will give away donated food this Saturday to any pet owner in need. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 05:28:23 GMT)

Pet adoption events planned
LAS CRUCES -- Dogs and cats will be available for adoption at two events on Saturday. Adoptions will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers and Crafts Market in downtown Las Cruces, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pet's Barn, 1600 S. Valley Drive. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 08:26:08 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Pet supplements
These days, people take holistic supplements to help relieve all sorts of ailments, from joint pain and heart disease to itchy skin and bad breath. Now some of those same holistic remedies can benefit our animal companions. Today, we'll look a variety of supplements for your pets in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:23:05 GMT)

Pet Food Pantry Helps Owners In Need
CINCINNATI -- The tough economy is taking its toll on families, including pets. That's why the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry is trying to help people who need some extra help feeding their furry friends. The group collected donated pet food from another group, filling two storage units. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:32:19 GMT)

Pet Food Pantry Helps Owners In Need
A group will give away donated food this Saturday to any pet owner in need. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:35:59 GMT)

Pet food drive
In celebration of their one-year anniversary, Collections Gallery on Jarves Street is sponsoring a pet food collection. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 11:44:36 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. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 12:21:04 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption, March 3, 2010
Sammy's Pet for Adoption, March 3, 2010 (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 12:40:02 GMT)

Dog owner banned from driving after taking pet for walk using car!
A British man has been banned from driving after he took his pet dog for a walk by holding his lead out of the window of a moving car. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 13:19:40 GMT)

Robbers hit local pet store
Armed robbers got away with jewelry, money and 10 small dogs during an afternoon heist last Friday at a Downey pet store. An unknown number of robbers brandishing handguns entered Pet Town at 7804 Florence Ave. just after 2 p.m., a store owner said. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 15:21:51 GMT)

Bill would end Pet Population Control Fund
A local group says stop House Bill 5689! Madison County’s non-profit alliance, Spay Neuter Illinois Pets (SNIP), is trying to stop one legislator’s plan to destroy the Pet Population Control Fund. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 17:26:36 GMT)

UPDATE: Changes approved to Starkville pet ordinance
STARKVILLE — Starkville officials have voted to limit the amount of time pets can be restrained outdoors. The board of aldermen voted Tuesday to make changes in the local pet ordinance. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 17:39:23 GMT)

Randolph man accused of shooting pet parrot to death pleads not guilty
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerDennis Zeglin 67-year-old Randolph resident, sits in Superior Court in Morristown waiting for his case to be called. Zeglin is charged with killing his 20-year-old pet African grey Parrot, Mikey. RANDOLPH -- A 67-year-old Randolph man who is... (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 18:32:22 GMT)

CALL FOR PHOTOS: Send us your cute pet pictures and win a prize!
Have a photogenic pup? A cat that loves the camera? How fabulous is your ferret? We want cute pictures of your pets – whether it’s a parakeet, python or poodle – to post on our Wicked Local Web sites and publish in our weekly newspapers. Send in your pet picture and we’ll put that precious fuzzy, feathered or scaly face online. The cutest pet takes home a $25 gift card to PETCO.  E-mail your pet ... (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 20:28:55 GMT)

Robbers hit local pet store
Armed robbers got away with jewelry, money and 10 small dogs during an afternoon heist last Friday at a Downey pet store. An unknown number of robbers brandishing handguns entered Pet Town at 7804 Florence Ave. just after 2 p.m., a store owner said. (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 22:06:40 GMT)

South Park Truck Driver Charged With Animal Cruelty Following DIY Pet Euthanization
If the case of Kirk Frazier teaches us anything, it's that the dusty old saying about wanting something done right and doing it yourself should never be applied to pet euthanization. On M... (Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:10:45 GMT)

Plea deal considered for Randolph man accused of killing pet parrot during NASCAR race
Prosecutors will make a plea offer by next month to a 67-year-old Randolph man accused of shooting his pet African grey parrot to death last year because the creature's squawks annoyed him as he watched NASCAR. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 00:29:52 GMT)

Did recession spur local pet dump-off, euthanasia numbers?
While the recession spurred a short-lived spike in local pet dump-offs, animal control workers today euthanize a notably fewer number of pets than in years past. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 02:54:43 GMT)

Beach to require pet license with adoptions
VIRGINIA BEACH Two years ago, the city unveiled a plan to replace its aging animal shelter, in part by increasing pet license fees. Veterinarians were given the power to issue licenses, but the money that trickled in was below expectations. As it turns out, the city was largely missing a key revenue source: license fees for animals adopted from its own shelter. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 03:52:31 GMT)

Pet Stores Accused Of Selling Sick Pets
When it comes to the sale of sick animals, one might think one is too many. But some local pet stores can sell many and not face consequences. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 04:36:50 GMT)

Pet adoptions
Here is a list of pet adoptions being held by local rescue groups. All animals are spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations.Dogs: Dogs 2nd Chance, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Hollywood Feed, 2648 Broad. $150. dogs2ndchance.org.Dogs: Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, PetCo, 7680 Poplar in Germantown. $50. horsecreekwildlife.org.Dogs: Mid-South Greyhound Adoption, 123 p.m ... (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 06:00:00 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, 04 Mar 2010 11:29:15 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. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 12:36:07 GMT)

Plea deal considered for Randolph man accused of killing pet parrot during NASCAR race
Prosecutors will make a plea offer by next month to a 67-year-old Randolph man accused of shooting his pet African grey parrot to death last year because the creature's squawks annoyed him as he watched NASCAR. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:02:43 GMT)

UPDATE: Changes approved to Starkville pet ordinance
STARKVILLE — Starkville officials have voted to limit the amount of time pets can be restrained outdoors. The board of aldermen voted Tuesday to make changes in the local pet ordinance. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:10:52 GMT)

If It's Cold for You, It Can Be Dangerous for Your Pet
Veterinarian Marty Becker visited "Good Morning America" today to discuss ways to help protect your pet this winter. He said the basic rule is if you're not comfortable in the cold, your pet probably isn't either. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:14:03 GMT)

Denville police officer shoots bear after it kills pet
DENVILLE TWP. - A 400-pound black bear was killed by police officers after it killed an Old Boonton Road family’s pet rabbit Sunday, Feb. 21. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:27:14 GMT)

More than 700 fish mysteriously die at pet store
The owners of a Scarborough exotic pet store suspect someone deliberately poisoned about 700 exotic fish in aquariums. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:30:02 GMT)

More than 700 fish mysteriously die at pet store
The owners of a Scarborough exotic pet store suspect someone deliberately poisoned about 700 exotic fish in aquariums. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:58:48 GMT)

Lebanon Humane Society ordered to offer pet cemetery refunds
Owners of pets buried in a pet cemetery at the Humane Society of Lebanon County will have to be offered refunds for closure of the cemetery, state Attorney General Tom Corbett announced today. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 15:42:23 GMT)

AG Reaches Settlement In Pet Cemetery Shutdown
The state attorney general's office said it has reached a settlement in connection with the shutdown of a Lebanon County pet cemetery. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 17:03:33 GMT)

Bill would end Pet Population Control Fund
A local group says stop House Bill 5689! Madison County’s non-profit alliance, Spay Neuter Illinois Pets (SNIP), is trying to stop one legislator’s plan to destroy the Pet Population Control Fund. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 17:11:55 GMT)

Nelson Davis: TWITTER AND THE PET ROCK
Early in 1975, Gary Dahl a California advertising executive came up with the idea of the "Pet Rock" which quickly became a pop culture phenomenon... (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 19:16:39 GMT)

The Pet Corner
Adoptables from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter and Bones Pet Rescue By Jean Durbin Shelter Correspondent 1. TEQUILA: Looking for a great all-around, happy, easy-going companion? (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 20:23:34 GMT)

Florence bank holds Adopt-A-Pet day
Florence Savings Bank celebrated Adopt-A-Pet day at four of their locations on Thursday, March 4th. 22News decided to find out what Adopt-A-Pet is all about. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 20:39:44 GMT)

Pet Bite Etiquette 101: Who pays when teeth fly?
Animal aggression has a way of eliciting a wide range of human behavior, which is why I'd like to offer my advice for pet-bite etiquette. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 21:16:35 GMT)

Adopt a pet at Fallbrook Fertilizer
FALLBROOK Fallbrook Fertilizer will be hosting a pet adoption on Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Customer Appreciation Day event, in an effort to assist the non-profit Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary. The event will include food, prizes and information from vendors. The location is 215 W. Fallbrook Street. For more information, see www.fallbrookanimalsanctuary.org ... (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 21:17:31 GMT)

Plea deal considered for man accused of shooting his pet parrot
MORRISTOWN — Prosecutors will make a plea offer by next month to a 67-year-old Randolph man accused of shooting his pet African grey parrot to death last year because the creature's squawks annoyed him as he watched NASCAR. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:34:00 GMT)

Get your pet tagged and chipped for less
Pet Tales has compiled tips and bargain prices on microchips and new ID tags. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:37:51 GMT)

Pet of the week - Dee
DEE was surrendered to the RSPCA after her owners had to move to a rented home and, like so many pet owners in WA, were no longer able to keep animals. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 02:51:03 GMT)

Refunds ordered for pet-cemetery lot owners
The state Attorney General's Office has reached a settlement with the Humane Society of Lebanon County on a year-old complaint filed by pet cemetery plot owners, who were angered when the society moved grave markers. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 03:10:27 GMT)

'Pet Sematary' redo taps '1408' scribe
Matthew Greenberg, who wrote the Stephen King adaptation "1408," is heading back to King territory with "Pet Sematary." (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 04:15:37 GMT)

PET OF THE DAY
Katy, a 1-year-old female domestic shorthair mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Soci (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 04:55:24 GMT)

Dear Margo: Trouble With a Hairy, Scary 'Pet'
Is it safe to have a tarantula around a baby? Margo Howard’s bright advice … Margo Howard | Today 12:00 am Trouble With a Hairy, Scary ‘Pet’ Dear Margo: Here’s a new one for you — I’m assuming, as it’s a pretty ridiculous situation. Two years ago, my husband begged for a tarantula, and after too many cocktails, I bought him one for his birthday. I am scared to death of spiders and have had buyer ... (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 05:14:10 GMT)

1408 Screenwriter Boards Pet Sematary
Matt Greenberg, who co-wrote the Stephen King adaptation 1408 , is is taking an updated version of King's "Pet Sematary." Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider are producing the film at Paramount. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 07:45:06 GMT)

Pet Care Fair on Saturday
Education, advice and tips on how to work with animals will be part of Saturday's Pet Care Fair. The fair will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Grant Wood School Gymnasium, 1930 Lakeside Drive. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 09:30:04 GMT)

UK celebrates 10 years of in-flight pet safety
The UK's Pet Travel Scheme is this year celebrating its 10th birthday. For the last 10 years, pets have been able to travel to and from the UK without being placed into quarantine, as long as they fulfilled certain important disease control criteria and have their own "pet passport". (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 09:35:51 GMT)

3 people, 1 pet unhurt after apartment fire
Two men, a woman and her pet were safe this morning after a fire broke out between their two apartments in the 7300 block of Mill Run. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 09:58:15 GMT)

Pet Sematary Writer Found
After years sitting quietly in development hell, Paramount Pictures may be gaining traction for their planned remake of Pet Sematary , based on the Stephen King tale. HR is reporting the studio has hired writer Matthew Greenberg to script out a revision of the film which was originally adapted into feature form in 1989. The screenwriter has some history delving into the imagination of King... (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:01:14 GMT)

Pet groomer, skate shop share Ankeny business space
Two Uptown Ankeny shops that share a business space seem like an unlikely fit, but the owners of a pet grooming salon and a skateboard business say their arrangement is working well. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:11:29 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, 05 Mar 2010 12:06:04 GMT)

Man filmed himself having sex with pet dog
A man filmed himself having sex with his pet dog, a court heard. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 12:35:14 GMT)

'Pet Sematary' Reboot
Writer of '1408' on board for new project Jeffrey Sullivan Matthew Greenberg, who wrote the script for the big-screen version of the Stephen King thriller 1408 , is returning to script the reboot of a more iconic King novel, 'Pet Sematary.' Greenberg also has written a few other horror/fantasy films, including 'Haloween H20,' 'The Prophecy II' and Reign of Fire.' (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 13:54:41 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Sampson
Clearwater, Florida - Our pet of the week is Sampson. Appropriately named, Sampson is a big strong American Bulldog Mix that is almost 9 years old. He is a sweet boy that loves to be outside in the yard playing tug 'o war, it is his favorite game. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 15:53:28 GMT)

Bill would end Pet Population Control Fund
A local group says stop House Bill 5689! Madison County’s non-profit alliance, Spay Neuter Illinois Pets (SNIP), is trying to stop one legislator’s plan to destroy the Pet Population Control Fund. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 17:27:36 GMT)

Naming your pet when Spot just won't do
Naming your pet when Spot just won't do (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 17:41:11 GMT)

Family opens pet crematorium in Adrian
In mid-2009, Dave Scott, his daughter Kyla and others in the family started thinking about starting up a new business. After talking with others, and as longtime pet owners and pet lovers, the family ultimately realized there was a need in Lenawee County that they could fill: an animal cremation service. The result was Peaceful Paws Pet Cremation, which opened this week at 1135 E. Beecher St. in ... (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 19:26:12 GMT)

Purina ONE Sets Up Pet Food Bank on Long Island
A temporary food bank has been set up at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington where free pet food will be distributed until 7 p.m. Friday. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 19:44:10 GMT)

Voting in Sun Herald Pet Calendar Contest update
Voting continues through 5 p.m. Monday, March 8th in the Sun Herald Pet Calendar Contest. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 20:19:58 GMT)

Pet dogs pose bigger virus risk than strays
Pet dogs infect people with rabies more often than stray dogs, contrary to the public perception. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 20:32:15 GMT)

ThePetCrib.com, a Fresh New Pet Products Web-Store, Launches
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) - ThePetCrib.com announced that they have recently launched a new, improved web-store focusing on pet products and pet accessories. The community-based online web-store focuses on providing pets (and their owners) with the very best in pet products from vitamins and minerals to collars and toys. (Fri, 05 Mar 2010 23:42:32 GMT)

Man dashes out of pet store door with grow lamp
SPOKANE -- Spokane Police are looking for two men who stole a grow lamp from a North Spokane pet store. Surveillance images from Northwest Seed at Pet on Sprauge show a tall man in a red shirt walking into the store, and then dashing out of it with unpaid items. Managers say two men picked up the grow lamp, inquired about buying it, but ran out without paying. They say they did this at the store ... (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 01:30:46 GMT)

Denville police officer shoots bear after it kills pet
DENVILLE TWP. - A 400-pound black bear was killed by police officers after it killed an Old Boonton Road family’s pet rabbit Sunday, Feb. 21. (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 01:43:14 GMT)

Portland pet food bank among winners of veterinary awards
Larry Chusid, founder of The Pongo Fund pet food bank wins the Veterinary Service Award, one of three awards announced so far (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 02:45:59 GMT)

Jacksonville Journal: Pet food bank needs more donations
Pet food bank needs more donations (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 04:36:12 GMT)

Humane society to hold pet adoption in Florence
FLORENCE — The Florence Area Humane Society will have a pet adoption from noon to 4 p.m. March 13 at the new PetSmart in Florence. The society expects to have puppies and a few cats and dogs available for the event. (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 04:47:15 GMT)

SOLAS: Spring-A-Pet fundraiser starts Saturday, runs through April 4
March is finally here, which means that spring can’t be far behind! Petco’s “Spring-A-Pet Fundraiser” – running Saturday through April 4 – helps give pets in need a new beginning. (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 07:05:07 GMT)

Neil Nitin Mukesh wants a pet
Neil Nitin Mukesh is harbouring a new fantasy these days. The actor wants to own a pet desperately, but is worried about his mom who is against all kind of pets. Now, Neil has a new idea. The actor is planning to shift into a bigger pad so that he can accommodate his pet too. Reportedly, Neil is planning to shift his base from Nepean Sea Road to Worli. The actor believes that once he shifts into ... (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 09:49:52 GMT)

Be responsible pet owners, public told
Even if the number of rabies cases in the country went down by 18 percent last year, health experts advised the public Saturday to become responsible pet owners as majority of rabies cases are caused by pet dogs. Speaking in Makati City to mark Rabies Awareness Month, Dr. Raffy Deray, head of the Department of Health (DoH)-National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCDPC), said rabies ... (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 11:03:57 GMT)

Denville police officer shoots bear after it kills pet
DENVILLE TWP. - A 400-pound black bear was killed by police officers after it killed an Old Boonton Road family’s pet rabbit Sunday, Feb. 21. (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 14:54:10 GMT)

Scores line up for free pet food
Like many these days Cyndi Loveless has had a difficult year. But there was one thing she would not give up: her cats and dogs. So she gladly accepted a donation of pet food. (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 17:02:07 GMT)

Rabid animals causing concern for pet owners
TUCSON - According to the Pima Animal Care Center, 6 skunks and 2 javelinas have come up positive for rabies right here in Pima County. So pet owners are being urged to be careful, especially during the spring and summer. (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 19:29:54 GMT)

Pet of the Week 3/6/10
The Valley Humane Society’s featured pet this week is Ruby, a 1-year-old spayed female house cat. 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 ... (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 20:20:42 GMT)

Rabies clinic set for pet adoption center
If it’s time for your pet’s annual rabies vaccination, Saturday’s the day to get it done. Burlington Animal Services is hosting a rabies clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Pet Adoption Center. The center is at 221 Stone Quarry Road in Haw River.... (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 20:58:25 GMT)

Dozens of Animals Seized from Pet Boarding Facility
The state Department of Agriculture and the Guilford County Sheriff's Office removed 39 animals from a pet boarding facility Friday. (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 21:00:52 GMT)

Pet Tropicana exhibition in Prague, Czech Republic
Visitors look at plants and animals made out of plastic bottles that are displayed at the Pet Tropicana exhibition at the Fata Morgana Tropical Greenhouse at the botanical bardens in Prague, Czech Republic. (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 22:08:57 GMT)

Denville police officer shoots bear after it kills pet
DENVILLE TWP. - A 400-pound black bear was killed by police officers after it killed an Old Boonton Road family’s pet rabbit Sunday, Feb. 21. (Sat, 06 Mar 2010 23:43:14 GMT)

Number of abandoned pooches at dog parks alarms pet owners
Dog parks must be created for days such as Saturday, when the sun poked out long enough to shimmer on White Rock Lake. One by one, winter-weary pet owners drifted to Mockingbird Point Dog Park with no greater purpose in mind than letting their pooches run free. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 02:54:30 GMT)

Adopt a pet: March 6
Pet adoptions for the week. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 04:09:07 GMT)

Husky leads pet contest votes
A sleepy, couch-hogging Husky named Missy leads the voting to become the top dog in the Sun Herald Pet Calendar Contest. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 04:54:12 GMT)

Free pet adoptions risky
Neutering and spaying your pet is part of the responsibility of being a good owner. Veterinary care, proper nutrition, preventive medication, grooming and licensing also are expenses of being a good owner. Unfortunately, some people don't think of those expenses. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 05:08:01 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic offered Saturday
New Hope Animal Rescue Center will sponsor a pet vaccination clinic this Saturday at Rural King on South Green Street. The 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. clinic is open to any pet, regardless of the owner’s income or where the pet was originally adopted. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 06:10:36 GMT)

Pet of the Week 3/6/10
The Valley Humane Society’s featured pet this week is Ruby, a 1-year-old spayed female house cat. 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 ... (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 06:38:36 GMT)

SOLAS: Spring-A-Pet fundraiser starts Saturday, runs through April 4
March is finally here, which means that spring can’t be far behind! Petco’s “Spring-A-Pet Fundraiser” – running Saturday through April 4 – helps give pets in need a new beginning. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 08:19:20 GMT)

Pet fair teaches about animals
Karina Lopez, 9, cares about animals and Saturday wanted to pick up a few tips so she could be a better pet owner. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 09:32:45 GMT)

Positron Sells Attrius™ PET Scanner To Ochsner Health Systems
Positron Corporation (OTCBB:POSC) a molecular imaging solutions company focused on Nuclear Cardiology, announced the sale of its AttriusTM PET scanner to Ochsner Health System of Louisiana. The Attrius™ is the only PET scanner on the market optimized for myocardial perfusion imaging with several specialized features making it the scanner of choice for nuclear cardiologist's who value high ... (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 11:34:25 GMT)

Stay connected with pet lovers
By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Cynthia Frank is one of a growing number of pet owners using social networking sites to show off their animals and connect with other pet lovers. Since she and her husband separated, Frank can’t be with her dog, Scout, every day, but she can share news about her and get updates on Dogbook, a third-party application of Facebook. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 12:15:45 GMT)

Denville police officer shoots bear after it kills pet
DENVILLE TWP. - A 400-pound black bear was killed by police officers after it killed an Old Boonton Road family’s pet rabbit Sunday, Feb. 21. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 18:37:32 GMT)

Denville police officer shoots bear after it kills pet
DENVILLE TWP. - A 400-pound black bear was killed by police officers after it killed an Old Boonton Road family’s pet rabbit Sunday, Feb. 21. (Sun, 07 Mar 2010 23:28:14 GMT)

Leading article: The politics of pet projects
The Conservatives' accusation that Labour is engaging in a "scorched earth" policy by locking government into contracts that will be expensive and difficult to break after the next election is a little too dramatic. The flurry of pre-election Government activity that we report today seems more likely to be designed to protect various pet projects, rather than to waste public money (not least ... (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 00:05:44 GMT)

Fashion exhibit all fur fun at annual Rhode Island Pet Show
Park Avenue Pets Fashion Show gives pet dogs a chance to charm the crowd (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 03:16:48 GMT)

Plea deal considered for man accused of shooting his pet parrot
MORRISTOWN — Prosecutors will make a plea offer by next month to a 67-year-old Randolph man accused of shooting his pet African grey parrot to death last year because the creature's squawks annoyed him as he watched NASCAR. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 03:39:02 GMT)

Pet-food donation drive
The Celtic Club's St. Pet’s Day food donation drive from today through March 17 will benefit local humane and pet rescue groups. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 05:06:07 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Every week, we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week... This week, we have Nokia.... He is an estimated 18 month old, male akita. Nokia has been at the impound since February 24th... and workers say might need a home with a big backyard.. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 05:11:15 GMT)

Your Health: Low-cost pet vaccines in Lake Co.
Need a shot for kitty or poochie? The Lake County Health Department will offer special low-cost pet vaccinations from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the animal-care facility, 29278 N. Route 83 in Mundelein. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 06:36:57 GMT)

Pet of the Week 3/6/10
The Valley Humane Society’s featured pet this week is Ruby, a 1-year-old spayed female house cat. 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 ... (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 06:37:46 GMT)

Denville police officer shoots bear after it kills pet
DENVILLE TWP. - A 400-pound black bear was killed by police officers after it killed an Old Boonton Road family’s pet rabbit Sunday, Feb. 21. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 07:53:44 GMT)

Play bingo for Save-a-Pet at weekly Palm Springs fundraisers
Bingo fans now have an opportunity each week to play the game to benefit animals. At 7 p.m. every Monday through April 26, Georgie's Alibi will host bingo fundraisers for Save-A-Pet. There's no fee to play, but donations are accepted for the no-kill shelter. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 09:28:00 GMT)

QUEENS: Pet Shop Owner Has 43-Year-Old, 20-Pound Fish
It sounds fishy but a New York City pet shop owner says it's true. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 13:22:34 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Announces Completion of Early Settlement and Receipt of Required Consents to Its Tender Offer and ...
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company today announced that it has received tenders and consents from the holders of $135,182,000 in aggregate principal amount, or approximately 90.1 percent, of its outstanding $150,000,000 9-1/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 as of the expiration of the consent payment deadline, which was March 5, 2010, at 5:00 p.m., New York City time . (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 13:30:00 GMT)

People for Animals holds a pet adoption event in Bridgewater on March 21
People for Animals, a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor a dog adoption event on Sunday March 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Pet Smart store in Bridgewater’s Promenade Mall, intersection of Routes 28 and 287. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 14:27:06 GMT)

SOLAS: Spring-A-Pet fundraiser starts Saturday, runs through April 4
March is finally here, which means that spring can’t be far behind! Petco’s “Spring-A-Pet Fundraiser” – running Saturday through April 4 – helps give pets in need a new beginning. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:18:46 GMT)

Calloway County Humane Society holds pet ID clinic
CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. - The Humane Society of Calloway County and Murray State University 's Animal Health Technology/Pre-veterinary Club are hosting their annual Animal Health Technology and Pet ID Day on Sat., Mar. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carmen Pavilion. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 17:22:33 GMT)

Pet Sitters International Celebrates Excellence in the Industry
Professional Pet Sitters Week, March 7-13, salutes pet-care providers’ contributions. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 17:28:00 GMT)

Fish story: Pet shop owner says his is 43 years old and 20 pounds
It sounds fishy but a New York City pet shop owner says it's true. (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 17:32:49 GMT)

Helping your child cope when a pet dies
Your dog or cat has been a member of the family for years. Now that your pet is gone, how can you help your grieving child deal with the loss? (Mon, 08 Mar 2010 21:04:03 GMT)

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