NJ animal group: Buckle up pets or face finesNews from USA TODAY: By Jim Walsh and Phil Dunn, (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Courier-Post Updated LEONIA, N.J. – Not all driving distractions ring or beep. Some of them bark, state officials said Wednesday in urging motorists to restrain their pets on the road. “You wouldn’t put your [...]

Pet Relocation for Community College President Covered in NJNews from BusinessWeek: New Jersey’s Essex County College paid $ 680 to relocate the incoming president’s pet. The state’s Brookdale Community College reimbursed the now-retired president $ 41,000 for his childrens’ university tuition. Governing boards at New Jersey’s community colleges agreed to augment presidents’ salaries with those [...]

Danish arrest two brothers in terror plotNews from Philadelphia Inquirer: COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Two Danish brothers originally from Somalia were given four weeks of pretrial detention Tuesday after they were arrested by Denmark’s security service on suspicion of plotting a terror attack. The older brother, 23, was also suspected of having received terror training from [...]

Danish police arrest 2 Somalis in terror plotNews from USA TODAY: (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) —Two Danish brothers originally from Somalia were arrested on suspicion of plotting a terror attack, Denmark’s security service said Tuesday. The two brothers, ages 18 and 23, were arrested late Monday — one in the western city of Aarhus and [...]

Pet acupuncture becomes more mainstreamNews from Chicago Daily Herald: WASHINGTON — One afternoon, as Heather Schoell was having porcupine-quill-like needles inserted into her feet, she casually mentioned to her acupuncturist that Cashew, her floppy-eared beagle, was suffering from anxiety. Recently adopted from a kill shelter in rural Virginia, Cashew was fearful around other dogs at [...]

Pets for adoption May 27

May 27th, 2012

Pets for adoption May 27News from Greenville Daily Reflector: Here is this week’s listing of animals available for adoption from area shelters and animal rescue organizations: Animal Shelter The Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Lady, a large, young, female, black flat-coated retriever mix. Animals available for adoption at the Pitt [...]

Pets need planning, too

May 26th, 2012

Pets need planning, tooNews from Savannah Morning News: If you’re like millions of animal owners nationwide, your cats or dogs are members of the family. Include them in your disaster planning. • Make sure they’re up-to-date on vaccinations and ID tags. • Get them microchipped; these tiny, ID tags implanted under the skin are available [...]

Restaurant fundraisers promote pet causesNews from CBS News: Restaurants are going to the dogs… and the cats, and various other friends of the four-legged variety. From Doggie Happy Hours to seasonal dinners raising money for animal charities, the white tablecloth set is serving up a little pet philanthropy. The eat well, do good movement marries [...]

Vacation deal for your dog? Website offers pet hosts.News from Christian Science Monitor: Vacation deal: Website offers screened individuals who will care for your dog in their own home. Average cost of vacation deal: $ 25 to $ 30 a day. When you travel and have to leave your dog behind, you can call a [...]

Pet lovers open wallets for PetSmartNews from MarketWatch: … Read the full article . Related News: Chinese Pet Treats Linked to 900 Dog Deaths, IllnessesNews from ABC News: Just six months after issuing its latest warning about chicken jerky dog treats made in China, the Food and Drug Administration confirms it has logged more than [...]