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PetSmart Inc. is an American retail chain operating in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico that is engaged in the sale of pet animal products and services such as dog grooming and dog training, cat and dog boarding facilities, and daycare.
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  • Pepper, The Dog Who Was Rescued With A Bullet In Her Leg, Has Delivered Puppies
    CBS Boston

    Pepper, The Dog Who Was Rescued With A Bullet In Her Leg, Has Delivered Puppies

    HOPKINTON (CBS) – A dog that was brought to a Hopkinton rescue with a bullet lodged in her front leg earlier in March has safely delivered her puppies on National Puppy Day. Pepper's story began when she was brought to The Brown Dog Coalition's partner shelter with an injured rear leg. After an exam, a vet found that Pepper's back leg had been shattered by a bullet, her front leg had a bullet lodged in it and she was pregnant. She was sent to Massachusetts for surgery. Pepper underwent surgery March 14 at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University in North Grafton while pregnant. It was a risky surgery and no one was sure if they puppies would survive the anesthesia. The puppies did

  • Woman Killed By Her 2 Pit Bulls In Attack At Irving Animal Hospital
    CBS Dallas - Fort Worth

    Woman Killed By Her 2 Pit Bulls In Attack At Irving Animal Hospital

    IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – A woman has died from her injuries after her two pit bulls attacked her at an Irving animal hospital, and responding officers were forced to shoot and kill the dogs, police say. Police say officers responded to the incident at around 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the O'Connor Animal Hospital after receiving a 911 call about the woman lying unconscious outside of the hospital in an exercise area. According to police, hospital staff and responding personnel were not able to help her immediately as the two dogs were still near her and were exhibiting “aggressive behavior.” Police say an officer was forced to shoot the animals. The woman was taken to Parkland hospital with “life-threatening”

  • ABC7 San Francisco

    Controversial Tiburon dog ban causing an uproar

    TIBURON, Calif. (KGO) -- A sign telling dog owners to keep their pets off McKegney Field in Tiburon, near Blackies Pasture, is causing an uproar. One dog owner says, "It's very frustrating to see dogs are not welcome on that field." Another says, "I think it's terrible. We paid for part of it... why can't we use it?" The reason it's off limits to dogs - the city is trying to protect its investment. Park Allen is on Tiburon's Parks, Open Space and Trails Commission and said, "Dogs dig and they go to the bathroom. If either happens, the field is relatively shallow and it could cause pretty major damage to the fields." Only youth soccer and lacrosse teams will play on the special grass by paying

  • Public meeting Tuesday examines tumult at Pueblo animal shelter
    The Pueblo Chieftain

    Public meeting Tuesday examines tumult at Pueblo animal shelter

    After a week of turmoil at Community Animal Services of Pueblo, county commissions have scheduled a public session Tuesday with the shelter's representatives. Commissioners expect an update on an ongoing investigation by the state agriculture department and a personnel shakeup involving at least three top positions. PAWS For Life Animal Welfare and Protection Society has operated the shelter under a contract with the city of Pueblo and Pueblo County since Jan. 1. On March 15, authorities executed a search warrant at the facility as part of an ongoing investigation by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Hours later, the shelter's board announced an emergency meeting, with the personnel changes

  • Incidents of bobcats mauling cats in southeast Calgary prompt vet warnings
    GLOBAL NEWS

    Incidents of bobcats mauling cats in southeast Calgary prompt vet warnings

    WARNING: This story contains graphic content. Discretion is advised.  A Calgary vet clinic is warning pet owners to keep their pets inside after a recent string of incidents in which bobcats have mauled house cats, resulting in serious injuries or death. Acadia Drive Animal Clinic said pet owners should get their cats medical care quickly if they suspect they've had a run-in with a wild feline. “We cannot stress the urgency enough that pets who have had physical encounters with wildlife are an emergency and need to be seen immediately, even if the injuries seem minor,” read a post on the clinic's Facebook page this week. “It's always worse than it looks, and they are carriers of diseases that

  • Detroit Free Press

    Elderly dog rescued from unstable ice in Caseville Township

    An elderly dog was reunited with its owner after being rescued from unstable ice in Caseville Township. Dolly, the nearly 16-year-old pooch described as a "Cocker Spaniel type dog" with bad eye sight and difficult hearing, was rescued by the Caseville Fire Department Saturday morning after residents in the area spotted the dog about 200 feet offshore. A town of about 2,000 people, the township in Huron County is located at the edge of the state's thumb. According to the Huron County Sheriff's Office, the dog was taken to the Caseville Animal Clinic for examination. It was later transported to the Thumb Animal Shelter in Elkton after failed attempts to reach the owner. A chip found in the dog

  • Apartment fire displaces family of 4, pets in Parma
    WKYC Cleveland

    Apartment fire displaces family of 4, pets in Parma

    A family of four and their pets were able to escape an apartment fire in Parma just before noon Saturday. The family noticed smoke at their State Road apartment and got everybody out before firefighters arrived. Crews knocked down the flames in about 15 minutes. Tonight the family is staying at a North Olmsted hotel that fortunately allows pets. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

  • Ex-UFC fighter Frank Shamrock abandoned dog at airport
    Toronto Sun

    Ex-UFC fighter Frank Shamrock abandoned dog at airport

    Former UFC fighter Frank Shamrock is at the center of a dog abuse scandal. It is being claimed that he abandoned his dog at a Dallas airport parking garage for multiple days. The fighter has admitted to abandoning Zelda, claiming that there were no other options for the “old dog with a goofy hip.” Shamrock, 46, initially searched for someone to care for Zelda on social media. However, when he couldn't find anyone to take her, he then tied the 7-year-old Labrador mix to the bed of a pickup truck and flew out to another state. Dallas Police Officers were notified of an abandoned pup by a witness at Love Field Airport on March 6. The witness explained that they had noticed the dog in the bed of

  • 'A miserable time': Vets warn of pot risk after dog sickened at B.C. park
    CTVNews

    'A miserable time': Vets warn of pot risk after dog sickened at B.C. park

    Veterinarians are advising pet owners to be vigilant about their surroundings after a little Chihuahua was sickened from a possible cannabis-infused edible it ate at a B.C. dog park. Michelle Tuan says she took her Chihuahua-cross named “Dorito” to the Leigh Dog Park in Coquitlam, B.C. on Wednesday. Several hours after the visit, Tuan said she noticed her pet behaving strangely. “When I went to go pick him up, he was whimpering and crying out like he was injured,” she recalled to CTV Vancouver on Friday. Tuan said she grabbed a treat and tried to coax her dog to walk over to her. “His whole body was kind of like curved,” she said. “[He] was sort of walking almost sideways towards me. I don't

  • Iditarod musher discounts critics after dogs refused to run
    Channel 8 San Diego

    Iditarod musher discounts critics after dogs refused to run

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to a bad memory that spooked them. The team stopped last week after Frenchman Nicolas Petit yelled at a dog that was bullying another, but they "did not slow down like a tired team would," he said. It came a year after they got lost in a blizzard near the same spot along the Bering Sea coast - close to the finish line of the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that takes global competitors across mountain ranges and wind-swept ice. "I wouldn't say it's a curse for me, I just had

  • Pet Valu Celebrates Grand Opening in Williamsburg
    Richmond, VA Patch

    Pet Valu Celebrates Grand Opening in Williamsburg

    Pet Valu, a premium pet supplies and accessories retailer, opened its newest store in Williamsburg at Lightfoot Shopping Center. In celebration of the new store location, on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., guests and their pets will enjoy free samples, refreshments, raffles, prizes, as well as kid- and pet-friendly entertainment. Additionally, the first 50 customers to make a purchase will receive a pet-themed gift bag.   Saturday's grand opening also gives the Williamsburg community a chance to check out the signature pet products and services Pet Valu is known for, such as its self-serve dog-wash stations where customers are provided all the amenities needed – without having to clean

  • Mystery 'dog snatcher' attempted to run off with German Shepherd
    Gazette Live - Teeside

    Mystery 'dog snatcher' attempted to run off with German Shepherd

    A mystery "dog snatcher" attempted to run off with a Marske family's German Shepherd while out for a walk near Saltburn. Claire Byron's 16-year-old son, Dan, was walking the family pet, Skye, on Friday evening when he suddenly lost sight of her. When the teen finally found her, she was being led away by a hooded man who had clipped a lead on to the two-year-old's collar. Dan shouted for her to return to him, startling the man, who eventually let her go and ran away. "They were walking on the headland between Marske and Saltburn around about 6.30pm", Claire, 40, said.   "Skye likes to play hide and seek whenever she's out for a walk, she loves it, and is quite good at it, and so Dan was playing

  • Dogs for Adoption at Sato Heart Rescue!
    Milford, NH Patch

    Dogs for Adoption at Sato Heart Rescue!

    We have some great dogs up for adoption right here in Milford NH at Sato Heart Rescue! We are a small group of dedicated individuals and we work exclusively with Second Chance Animal Rescue, in Villalba, Puerto Rico. “Sato” (pronounced "saw-toe" ) is Puerto Rican slang for street/stray dogs. Satos come in all sizes, but they are mostly small to medium size dogs. Carrie -  1/2  Pint! Shirley! Velvet & Wonder! - Bonded Pair & Must be adopted together! Visually impaired. The first step in the adoption process is the completion and submission of an adoption application.  Completing an application does not obligate you to adopt a dog from Sato Heart Rescue. There is no application fee.  Please be

  • Another Dog Dies In Cargo Hold Of Plane During Flight To LA
    Los Angeles, CA Patch

    Another Dog Dies In Cargo Hold Of Plane During Flight To LA

    LOS ANGELES, CA — A dog died on an Air France-KLM flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles Tuesday, the latest in a troubling series of inflight animal deaths. The large dog resembling a husky was found lifeless in the cargo hold of KLM Flight 601 when it landed in Los Angeles at 12:35 a.m. after an 11-hour flight. According to TMZ, which first broke the story, an Air France employee claimed the dog was incorrectly loaded in the cargo hold and lost oxygen during the transatlantic flight. However, the airline disputed the claim in a statement Wednesday. "The dog's owner has been notified, and we express our condolences. In cooperation with the local health authority in the US, the CDC, the dog was

  • ONLY ON 8: North Port dog owner heartbroken, says popular recalled pet food killed her pup
    WFLA

    ONLY ON 8: North Port dog owner heartbroken, says popular recalled pet food killed her pup

    NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) - For Kelly Bond, the grief is almost too much to bear. She doesn't let herself think about it often. Her heart is too broken, The tears begin to fall as she talks about a tender topic. Losing her little guy, Duncan.  Kelly says her gentle pup died a painful death recently when his kidneys failed. She claims he suffered in the end.  This North Port pet parent is still shocked and sickened, she says, when she thinks about what allegedly took his life. His food.  "He was the love of my life," Kelly said in an exclusive interview Friday night. "We spent every moment together." Their bond was unmistakable.  He was, indeed, the love of her life, and as it turns out, saved her