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Pet Insurance Claim Award Given to Beehive-Eating Dog
The most unusual pet insurance claim went to Ellie, a Labrador Retriever who ate an entire beehive filled with pesticides and thousands of dead bees. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:47:50 -0700)

Pet Owners Use Internet Call System To Find Lost Pets
A new Internet calling system is assisting pet owners with finding lost dogs, cats and even birds. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:50:36 -0700)

Pet Insurance: Dog Eats Beehive, Gets Awarded First Place
Pet insurance claims arent usually thought of as being something to laugh about, but Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), a national pet insurance provider, certainly thinks so. In fact, each year, VPI awards pets the VPI Hambone Award for having the most unusual pet insurance claim. And the award goes to Ellie, a Labrador who ate a beehive. From Santee, California, Ellie may be a young dog, but ... (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:15:14 -0700)

Claremore Pet Bakery Busy Baking Bowser Biscuits for Weekend Expo
Claremore pet bakery bakes treats for dog expo. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:25:46 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:40:09 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your beloved pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees of Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes to be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 23:35:47 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:25:46 -0700)

Pet food sales sustain Tractor Supply growth
Pet food sales have helped Tractor supply weather the recession. The livestock and pet product segment is outperforming all other product categories for the company and last year represented 39 percent of sales, up from 33 percent in 2007. All other categories either declined or stayed the same. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 04:43:27 -0700)

Pet shop employee tied to $1,000 cash theft
BATAVIAA pet shop employee was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for making more than $1,000 in cash refunds to herself, the Genesee County Sheriffs Office said. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 04:43:30 -0700)

Pet of the week 8-26-10
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Southern Pines Animal Shelter Pet of the Week is Buster, a one and a half year old male dachshund mix breed. Buster loves to play fetch. He his extremely playful, friendly, and energetic. He will make a great indoor dog and family pet. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:37:04 -0700)

Pet food urgently needed
WAYNESVILLE Penny Wallace, president of Haywood Animal Welfare Association, says their Pet Food Program has been supplying 1,600 or more pounds of pet food weekly all of this year. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:41:34 -0700)

Pet Network has a new vet
Dr. Kim Barnes has opened the Pet Network Veterinary Services inside the Pet Network Shelter located at 401 Village Blvd. Dr. Barnes welcomes new customers to her private practice. Dr. Barnes is a graduate of the University of Florida and Ross School of Veterinary Medicine. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:05:41 -0700)

Pet food urgently needed
WAYNESVILLE Penny Wallace, president of Haywood Animal Welfare Association, says their Pet Food Program has been supplying 1,600 or more pounds of pet food weekly all of this year. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:42:27 -0700)

Pet Trek walk-a-thon open for sign ups
IRVINE The Irvine Animal Care Center's 9th annual Pet Trek fundraiser will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Woodbridge Community Park. Sponsored by Hill's Science Diet and Jack FM, the walk-a-thon will feature three routes for varying... (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:46:25 -0700)

Pet law to take effect
Buying a pet can be a difficult decision, but Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to make it easier. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 18:59:16 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:39:58 -0700)

Pet law to take effect
Buying a pet can be a difficult decision, but Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to make it easier. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:29:16 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your beloved pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees of Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes to be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 23:36:06 -0700)

Pet hotel woos pet owners at Natas
FOR the first time at the Natas travel fair this weekend, there is something for everyone, including their pets. A pet hotel is out to woo travellers who need a boarding place for their furry companions while they are away on vacation. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 02:09:05 -0700)

Pet food urgently needed
WAYNESVILLE — Penny Wallace, president of Haywood Animal Welfare Association, says their Pet Food Program has been supplying 1,600 or more pounds of pet food weekly all of this year. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 05:26:32 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Milo
Our Pet of the Week is Milo. If you are looking for a four legged furry friend to join your active lifestyle, come meet Milo, a 5 year old Border Collie mix. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 07:42:12 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:24:39 -0700)

Pet law to take effect
Buying a pet can be a difficult decision, but Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to make it easier. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:59:16 -0700)

Pet-sitting company denies allegations of neglect
The owner of a St. John's-based pet sitting company is defending its reputation following allegations that one of its employees left a client's cats to die, then buried them in a nearby park. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:53:40 -0700)

Pet Doctors of America Ranks No. 4333 on the 2010 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 23%
Inc. magazine today ranked Pet Doctors of America No. 4333 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economyâAmerica's independent-minded entrepreneurs. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 17:54:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Sophie
The pet of the week is Sophie. She is a four-year-old Australian Shepherd mix. She came in as a stray, however, she is very easy going, friendly, and very mellow. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 19:05:27 -0700)

Pet Artist Featured at Bartow Gallery
Local pet artist Bob Gray was the featured attraction when Carolyn's Gallery in Bartow held a Meet the Artist reception Aug. 20. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 20:56:12 -0700)

Funkiest Pet winners announced!
Bolivar's Funkiest Pet is ... Gizmo the Yorkie! Bolivar's second-funkiest pet is Del & Mel, the twin pugs, who belong to Crystal Bridger of Bolivar. Del & Mel win: (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 22:12:34 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your beloved pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees of Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes to be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Fri, 27 Aug 2010 23:36:05 -0700)

Pet Project
See the other entries and read the Pet Project blog: tulsaworld.com/petproject (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 00:32:34 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 00:39:28 -0700)

Pet Network has a new vet
Dr. Kim Barnes has opened the Pet Network Veterinary Services inside the Pet Network Shelter located at 401 Village Blvd. Dr. Barnes welcomes new customers to her private practice. Dr. Barnes is a graduate of the University of Florida and Ross School of Veterinary Medicine. (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 05:06:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week
The Logan County Humane Society features “Little Molly” as Pet of the Week. Little Molly is a young female cat who has called the shelter her home for sometime. She spends most of her days in a cag... (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 08:18:59 -0700)

Pet viper bites Tampa man
TAMPA — A man bitten by his pet viper now faces charges for having the animal in the first place. Jamie DePriest drove himself to St. Joseph's Hospital on Tuesday after his 18-inch-long pet Gaboon viper bit his left index finger, according to Bay News 9. He was in fair condition late Friday night. (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 13:23:44 -0700)

Funkiest Pet winners announced!
Bolivar's Funkiest Pet is ... Gizmo the Yorkie! Bolivar's second-funkiest pet is Del & Mel, the twin pugs, who belong to Crystal Bridger of Bolivar. Del & Mel win: (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 22:12:46 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your beloved pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees of Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes to be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Sat, 28 Aug 2010 23:36:04 -0700)

Pet psychic offers insight into dogs' personalities -- even Wally's psychotic pair
Let's go to the pet psychic. Heaven knows I have psychotic dogs and maybe she can tell me what is wrong with them. (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:03:49 -0700)

Pet parade winners named
Area children got a chance to show off their pets as part of the 57th Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Show in Carmichaels during the event's King Coal Pet Parade. The parades, held Wednesday and Thursday, produced winners in several categories. Cutest kitten: First place Tucker Zollars, 3, of Carmichaels; second place, Cori Larose, 3, of Smithfield. Prettiest cat: First place, Leia Reynolds, 11, of ... (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:30:59 -0700)

Cash-strapped pet owners get help from local organizations
Pet owners who couldn't foot the bill for spaying or neutering got some much needed assistance this weekend. The Great Falls Animal Foundation held a free spay and neuter clinic at the ExpoPark for low-income pet owners. (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 17:06:07 -0700)

Pet of the Week
Every week we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week... This week instead of a cat or dog... We need to find a home for this young female rabbit. She doesn't have a name yet... But animal control workers say she will soon have some bunnies (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 21:14:27 -0700)

Funkiest Pet winners announced!
Bolivar's Funkiest Pet is ... Gizmo the Yorkie! Bolivar's second-funkiest pet is Del & Mel, the twin pugs, who belong to Crystal Bridger of Bolivar. Del & Mel win: (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 22:13:13 -0700)

Pet of the Week, 8/27/10
Woof! I’m Walker, a young stray boy found wandering near the library in Maricopa. I was at the county shelter for a week and no one claimed me. I was dangerously close to euthanasia when the shelter called Pet Social Worker to see if the rescue had room for me. Whew! They did! I’m a purebred Pom approximately 1 year old. I’m neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. I’m great on a leash ... (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 22:28:25 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your beloved pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees of Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes to be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Sun, 29 Aug 2010 23:36:04 -0700)

KOMO News Names Pet Insurance Company ‘Best of Communities’
Pet insurance company Trupanion wins two awards from KOMO News ‘Best of Communities’ competition. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 00:01:00 -0700)

Pet psychic offers insight into dogs' personalities -- even Wally's psychotic pair
Let's go to the pet psychic. Heaven knows I have psychotic dogs and maybe she can tell me what is wrong with them. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 03:22:34 -0700)

Pet Shop offers pet nutrition seminar
Repersentive for Hills Pet Nutrition Kami Baldyga, talks about Science Diet dog food and how it benefits dogs and cats nutrition during a seminar at the Small Paws Pet Shop in Mullins on Sat. Aug. 28. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 06:37:20 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Soren
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Metro Animal Services is located at 3705 Manslick Road.  Call 742-PAWS.   Click on the video player above to find out more about this week’s Pet of the Week!   (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:45:51 -0700)

Pet food recalls giving owners the jitters
Many pet owners have very appropriate questions about recalls. Aside from mail to me on this topic, Dr. Tony Buffington, veterinary nutritionist at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine-Columbus, says there's been lots of Internet buzz among his colleagues. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:48:05 -0700)

Funkiest Pet winners announced!
Bolivar's Funkiest Pet is ... Gizmo the Yorkie! Bolivar's second-funkiest pet is Del & Mel, the twin pugs, who belong to Crystal Bridger of Bolivar. Del & Mel win: (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:14:16 -0700)

Pet of the Week, 8/27/10
Woof! I’m Walker, a young stray boy found wandering near the library in Maricopa. I was at the county shelter for a week and no one claimed me. I was dangerously close to euthanasia when the shelter called Pet Social Worker to see if the rescue had room for me. Whew! They did! I’m a purebred Pom approximately 1 year old. I’m neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. I’m great on a leash ... (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:43:56 -0700)

Local pet store to close doors
BULLHEAD CITY — Bullhead City is losing a beloved pet store. Brad Palmer, who owns Riviera Reef with wife, Edie, said they have decided to shut down the store, which was launched in 1985. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:47:53 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your beloved pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees of Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes to be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:36:06 -0700)

Pet adoption fee waiver draws crowd to Asheville Humane Society shelter
ASHEVILLE — Although there weren't long lines on Monday as there had been on Friday, the Asheville Humane Society's shelter had a steady stream of families calling and visiting the shelter, looking to adopt a pet. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 04:25:56 -0700)

Parkland pet lovers
I've always known that animal lovers do great things to touch the pet world beyond Winnipeg's city limits. This is why I'm happy to bring you two tales of one city -- Dauphin. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:42:01 -0700)

Pet adoption fee waiver draws crowd to Asheville Humane Society shelter
ASHEVILLE — Although there weren't long lines on Monday as there had been on Friday, the Asheville Humane Society's shelter had a steady stream of families calling and visiting the shelter, looking to adopt a pet. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:10:36 -0700)

WOODHAVEN: Pet food pantry set to open at animal shelter next week
WOODHAVEN — Basil’s Buddies Pet Food Pantry is set to open next Wednesday in the city’s animal shelter, 21860 Van Horn Road. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 13:32:31 -0700)

WOODHAVEN: Pet food pantry set to open at animal shelter next week
WOODHAVEN — Basil’s Buddies Pet Food Pantry is set to open next Wednesday in the city’s animal shelter, 21860 Van Horn Road. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:17:48 -0700)

Pet Lovers Can To Eat Out With Their Animals In Asheville Now
Starting Wednesday, pet lovers can bring their dogs out to dinner with them, according to a rule revision allowing diners to bring their pets to outdoor areas. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:34:51 -0700)

Cutest pet in the county
The Buffalo Reflex’s Cutest Pet contest winner was Missy, owned by Kim Hawkins. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 18:41:45 -0700)

PET PANTRY: High demand causes local pet pantry to run out of food for September
Emergency food pantries aren't just for people. The Pet Project Midwest is now stocking pantries across the metro with food and supplies for pets. But the shelves are emptying fast and volunteers have run out of food for September. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:34:26 -0700)

Pet abuse call led to woman’s drug arrest
NASHUA – One city woman is likely wishing she had been nicer to her pet. Police arrested Arlene Wallace, 34, of 93 Chandler St., Apt. 3, on Saturday on felony drug charges after being called to her home for an animal-abuse complaint, police said. Nashua police Lt. Scott Hammond declined to specify what Wallace is accused of doing to the cat that generated the call to police, but said police took ... (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 21:41:42 -0700)

Pet of the week: Gump
Pet: Gump is a goofy one-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound who is ready for his forever home. Friendly and energetic, Gump weighs 52 pounds and loves to play. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 22:28:22 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your beloved pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees of Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes to be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:36:03 -0700)

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