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Pet owners to pay up
Johannesburg residents will soon have to pay for a permit should they exceed a pet quota. (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 02:48:48 -0700)

Eastman seeks buyer for challenging PET business
Eastman Chemical is considering the sale of its PET business, the flagship material that has been its most recognisable product for more than 30 years. (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 03:35:04 -0700)

Pet cat shot in yard
WILLIAMSBURG Police are probing animal cruelty after a pet cat was shot to death in Skipwith Farms. (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 06:11:13 -0700)

Pet shop workers suspended after puppy death
Two pet shop employees have been suspended after a Shih Tzu puppy died when it visited the store for grooming, it emerged today. (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 07:09:59 -0700)

Pet shop probe after dog's death
A Sheffield pet shop suspends two of its workers and starts an investigation after a puppy dies during a grooming appointment. (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 08:19:32 -0700)

Monkey causes stir at pet store
A tiny diaper-wearing capuchin monkey whipped up a frenzy and launched a criminal probe after a woman complained to village officials in Coal City about the danger it might pose to children. Grundy County animal control is investigating and Diane Izral, owner of DeeDee's Pet Palace, has begun a pre-emptive petition drive so she can keep Spunky. The customer raised such a stink about the pet ... (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 08:31:41 -0700)

Pet Food Sucking Up U.S. Water
It takes about 200 gallons of water to make a dollars worth of pet foodjust one example of the high cost of industry on U.S. water resources. (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 08:37:22 -0700)

Dog fatally mauls pet wallabies
MUNCIE, Ind., April 26 (UPI) -- Four pet wallabies were fatally mauled by a dog that escaped its pen and had killed other animals previously, Muncie, Ind., authorities said. (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:50:27 -0700)

Man, accused of killing his pet cat, pleads guilty
The man accused of killing his pet cat, Sage, by kicking it in the head, entered a guilty plea in court. Darren Ronald Lesy's trial was supposed to start Monday, but he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal instead. In an agreed statement of facts, Lesy admitted to kicking Sage in the head after the cat soiled the carpet in his home. Lesy took Sage the veterinary ... (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:22:37 -0700)

Hundreds of Animals Find Forever Homes at 21st Annual America's Family Pet Expo
MONROVIA, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The 21st annual America's Family Pet Expo, hosted by the World Pet Association (WPA) and presented by IAMS/Eukanuba - P&G Pet Care, returned to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., April 16-18. (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:11:48 -0700)

Pet Owner Says Officer Wrong To Shoot Dog
A Clarksville pet owner says a police officer went too far when he shot her dog. (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:42:18 -0700)

Oklahoma pet breeders bill goes to governor
A bill regulating pet breeders in Oklahoma passed the Senate today and is headed to the governor's desk. Senate Bill 1712 would require pet owners with 11 or more intact female cats or dogs to register under the Commercial Pet Breeders Act. The measure passed the Senate in a vote of 29-17. The House passed the bill last week in a vote of 59-31. The bill by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, would ... (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:10:58 -0700)

Show us your pet
How cute! There are tons of pet pictures in our photo gallery. From precious pooches to quirky kitty cats. To upload a picture of your pet CLICK HERE. (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:16:17 -0700)

Take a stroll down Pet Lovers Lane
Are you a business that has an unusual or unique product or service that any fur child would love? If so, Pet Lovers Lane wants to hear about it. (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:12:01 -0700)

Super Pet Adoption to help 700 animals find a home
Over 700 homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from across the state will be up for adoption at The No Place Like Home Spring Super Pet Adoption starting Friday in Salt Lake City. The event will be located at 389 W. 1830 South in the PetSmart parking lot on April 30 to May 2. With a $5 online donation at fox13now.com, people can choose five of their favorite adoptable pet pictures in the Pic ... (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:51:52 -0700)

Rescue groups and shelters hope to find homes for over 800 dogs and cats in 'Pet Super Adoption'
Another "Pet Super Adoption" event will be Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2, in front of the PetSmart store at 389 W.... (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:12:58 -0700)

Rescue groups aim to find homes for more than 800 dogs, cats in 'Pet Super Adoption'
SALT LAKE CITY Another "Pet Super Adoption" event will be Friday, April 30, through Sunday, May 2, in front of the... (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:27:48 -0700)

Quick Takes: Northeast's Largest Pet Adoption Event This Weekend
Paws For A Moment The SPCA of Connecticut is holding what it's touting as the "Northeast's largest pet adoption event" Friday through Sunday at the Connecticut Expo Center. The goal is to find homes for more than 600 homeless animals. (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:00:56 -0700)

Pet Coupons & Savings Galore
Today Ways 2 Save is going to the dogs (and cats). The joys of pet-ownership are pricey and in my continued search to find the best websites and deals to save you time and money, today coupons and price drops to get some tails wagging. (Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:38:02 -0700)

Pet dog saves woman from fire
A young mother whose house was engulfed in flames as she slept was saved by her pet dog. (Wed, 28 Apr 2010 08:32:12 -0700)

Raleigh Mayor Issues Pet Week Proclamation For North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
RALEIGH, N.C. The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( www.ncvma.org ) has announced that Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker has signed a proclamation declaring May 2 through May 8 as Pet Week. National Pet Week is an annual week of awareness designed to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond and promote public awareness of veterinary ... (Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:08:48 -0700)

No animals injured in North Smithfield pet shop fire
NORTH SMITHFIELD Cats, alligators and other creatures were unharmed early Thursday morning when a small fire broke out in a pet shop basement. Firefighters were called around 1:34 a.m. Thursday to Creatures, Creatures, Creatures, a pet shop located at 1435 Victory Highway. (Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:47:05 -0700)

Brodie the Corgi winner of The Dispatch's annual Pet of the Year contest
ROME Cheryl Martin of Rome is the proud owner of the Pet of the Year in the Oneida Daily Dispatchs annual contest. (Wed, 28 Apr 2010 21:17:12 -0700)

Police: Woman trapped pet cats, then sold them
STONINGTON A woman has been charged with stealing peoples pet cats in several towns and put them up for sale on a website, police said. Courter was arraigned Tuesday in New London Superior Court on charges including animal cruelty, companion animal theft, and running an unlicensed pet shop. (Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:34:21 -0700)

Pet food fit for a person: Is it worth the expense?
Our dog, Zoe, took us to the pet food store on Sunday, where we found a display of a new line of dog and cat chow from a Long Island company, Vets Choice. (Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:35:51 -0700)

Pet adoption events planned Saturday
LAS CRUCES -- The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct two pet adoption events this weekend. (Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:59:46 -0700)

Police: woman stole pet cats for illegal sales
STONINGTON (AP) A Connecticut woman has been arrested on allegations she stole people's pet cats in several towns and put them up for sale on a website. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 04:41:38 -0700)

EA to Expand Multi-Million Unit Selling Virtual Pet Video Game Franchise with LITTLEST PET SHOP Biggest Stars
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.----Young girls around the world are invited to start practicing their best skills for the ultimate LITTLEST PET SHOP competition. The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. today announced it is developing LITTLEST PET SHOP 3 Biggest Stars, a collection of three Nintendo DS games slated for release in fall 2010. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 05:02:00 -0700)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption April 29th
Sammy's Pet for Adoption April 29th (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 05:37:56 -0700)

Pet Goodies
WHETHER scaled, feathered, furry, big or smallour pets deserve our special attention. Good pet owners make good pets. read more (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:37:16 -0700)

Pet shop owner's tag is removed
A pet shop owner who was electronically tagged after a goldfish was sold to a 15-year-old boy in her shop has her sentence reduced after an appeal. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:11:52 -0700)

OSU Pet Day set for May 1
CORVALLIS Veterinary students at Oregon State University willcoordinate the 23rd annual spring Pet Day on Saturday, May 1,hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:19:05 -0700)

EA to Expand Multi-Million Unit Selling Virtual Pet Videogame Franchise with Littlest Pet Shop 3 Big
Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars -- Blue Team (DS) New triad of Nintendo DS games based on popular Hasbro brand for girls in development. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:44:24 -0700)

REVIEWS: My Pet Shop
Spend your days working as the sole animal supplier and caregiver in a town where no one has owned a pet before. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:42:54 -0700)

Sask. woman buying pet food fined $1,000 after pug dies in hot car
A woman whose dog died after she left it in a car on a hot day while she went into a store to buy pet food was fined $1,000 Wednesday. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:18:44 -0700)

For The Love of Dogs: Is Pet Insurance Worth The Price?
The marketplace is flooded with different types of pet insurance--is there one that fits the bill for an aging dog? (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:20:22 -0700)

Pet Connection Owner Feels Shelter Harassed
The owner of the Pet Connection feels his shelter is being harassed. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:31:08 -0700)

Everyone makes mistakes, but veterinarians' can cost your pet's life
When veterinarians screw up, which is only inevitable, it can spell tragedy for someone's dog or cat. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 17:19:44 -0700)

Pet Pampering Goes Online with America's Most Interactive and Feature Rich Website
VIENNA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The pet industry is buzzing with new services that have emerged to offer another level of pet pampering such as pet day care, home holiday care, dog walking and pet cremations and cemeteries. (Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:09:38 -0700)

Judge rules in favor of pet cemetery that dug up and cremated dog after owners didn't pay for upkeep
A famed pet cemetery dug up a mutt named Dodo, cremated him and sprinkled his ashes across the ground. And a judge ruled Thursday that's what you get when you don't pay the bills. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 01:06:00 -0700)

Pet-friendly stamps posted
The post office is holding out a friendly paw to dogs, and cats too.A new set of 10 first-class stamps featuring cheerful dogs and cats will go on sale nationwide today, designed to promote adoption of animals from shelters. The 44-cent stamps are part of a "Stamps to the Rescue" campaign, not only to encourage pet adoptions but also raising funds to buy food for animals in shelters. AP ... (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 02:00:51 -0700)

(AFX UK Focus) 2010-04-30 10:25 UPDATE 1-Unicharm plans $698 mln buyout of pet food affiliate
TOKYO, April 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Unicharm Corp said it would spend $698 million to buy the shares it does not already own in its pet food-making affiliate, Unicharm Petcare Corp. The world's third-largest maker of sanitary napkins and diapers behind Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark plans to absorb Unicharm Petcare as of Sept. 1 after conducting a tender offer between May 6 and June 16 ... (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 02:48:35 -0700)

Thug jailed after ripping pet bird to pieces in front of his beaten girlfriend
In a drink-fuelled rage, Keith Doyle attacked his girlfriend of seven years before pouring scalding tea on her pet parrot and tearing its feathers out. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 04:04:39 -0700)

Pet supply drive Saturday
PEPPERELL -- Junior Girl Scout Emily Lawrence, working on her Bronze Award project, is holding a pet supply drive on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 04:41:05 -0700)

Willy Nilly Feed and Pet Supply
The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Willy Nilly Feed and Pet Supply to celebrate its grand opening and customer ap ... (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 05:19:45 -0700)

Tax shock for pet cemetery
Not only will the Brockville Cemetery Board have to pay for a survey to legitimize its pet cemetery -it will soon have to pay taxes on the land as well. Ontario Consumer Services Minister Sophia Aggelonitis said Thursday the law makes it clear that cemeteries are for human remains only, so the pet [...] (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 05:21:55 -0700)

Keith Doyle: Ripping pet bird apart in front of beaten girlfriend gets thug jailed
In a drink-fuelled rage, Keith Doyle attacked his girlfriend of seven years before pouring scalding tea on her pet parrot and tearing its feathers out. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 06:04:09 -0700)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption April 30th
Sammy's Pet for Adoption April 30th (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 06:23:06 -0700)

Tax shock for pet cemetery
Not only will the Brockville Cemetery Board have to pay for a survey to legitimize its pet cemetery -it will soon have to pay taxes on the land as well. Ontario Consumer Services Minister Sophia Aggelonitis said Thursday the law makes it clear that cemeteries are for human remains only, so the pet [...] (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:21:42 -0700)

Pet capuchin monkeys can turn on their owners, experts warn
"Keeping monkeys as pets threatens public health and safety as well as animal welfare. They can attack, they can spread disease and the average pet owner cannot meet their needs in captivity," says one expert. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:25:11 -0700)

Pet Adoptathon This Weekend in Albuquerque
Some 200 dogs and cats are available for adoption at the event that runs Friday through Sunday If you're looking for a pet, this is for you. Some 200 dogs and cats are available for adoption this weekend in Albuquerque at the Second Chance for Love: National Pet Adoption Weekend. Albuquerque . . . (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:05:57 -0700)

Northeast's Largest Pet Adoption Event Starts Today
The SPCA 0f Connecticut is holding what they're touting as "The Northeast's Largest Pet Adoption Event." (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:39:40 -0700)

Happy Tails Pet Photo Fundraiser Today
Heartland Humane Society will benefit from the upcoming Happy Tails Pet Photo Fundraiser today (Friday) at Slumberland in Yankton, running from 4-7 p.m. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:54:53 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Faith
Meet our Tri-Lakes Humane Society Pet of the Week, Faith. She is 12 years old and has been at the shelter for six years, which is half her life. So she could really use a great forever home. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:46:53 -0700)

Pet Fun Fest set in Mercersburg
Treat your furry friends to a "paws-itively" fun-filled day at the fourth annual Pet Fun Fest in Mercersburg on May 1. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:12:46 -0700)

Pet store opens in Madison Heights
The Pet Beastro recently opened at 27637 John R Road in Madison Heights and will celebrate with a grand opening celebration this weekend. A ribbon cutting is set for 10 a.m. today. The store will give away 40 five-pound bags of Fromm Gold Adult dog food over the weekend in exchange for pet owners old and empty dog food bags. It doesnt matter what kind or size of bag they bring in. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:34:01 -0700)

Stamps Promote Pet Rescue
Animal lovers now have a new way to help raise awareness for rescued pets each time they mail a letter or package. The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its newest series of stamps "Animal Rescue...Adopt-A-Shelter Pet" at the Cornersburg post office Friday morning. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:20:50 -0700)

HINTS FROM HELOISE: Afraid to be dogged by health costs? Get pet insurance
Dear Readers: Pet insurance is a smart move to protect your furry friends and your pocketbook. Our g ... (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:35:46 -0700)

Stamps Promote Pet Rescue
Animal lovers now have a new way to help raise awareness for rescued pets each time they mail a letter or package. The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its newest series of stamps "Animal Rescue...Adopt-A-Shelter Pet" at the Cornersburg post office Friday morning. "This stamp is to bring social awareness to the plight of abandoned, unadopted pets who need a loving home to go to," said Youngstown ... (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:37:02 -0700)

No. 1 Pet Peeve: Other Peoples' Obnoxious Kids
CBS2's Mike Parker begins a series of reports about peoples' most irritating pet peeves. Misbehaving kids and their indifferent parents are at the top of some lists. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:46:25 -0700)

Cautionary Tale: Pay Your Pet Cemetery Bills!
Their loved one was buried, but not for good. Grieving pet owners at a Westchester animal cemetery found their beloved dog's grave empty. Now a judge has sided with the cemetery. CBS 2 HD learned more on how these "grave judgments" are made all the time. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:22:45 -0700)

Pet food fit for a person: Is it worth the expense?
Our dog, Zoe, took us to the pet food store on Sunday, where we found a display of a new line of dog and cat chow from a Long Island company, Vets Choice. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:38:31 -0700)

Full-service pet care company wants to protect environment
NORTH RIDGEVILLE Michael Gadomski has started Scooperz, a full-service pet care company to make pet ownership more enjoyable and convenient, as well as protect the environment. (Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:46:25 -0700)

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