Petco Educates Families on the Benefits of Small Pet Ownership

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In an effort to educate kids and their parents on small animal pet ownership, Petco is hosting a free “Small Pets Big Adventure” event to show families why these furry friends make great first pets. In addition to several fun benefits of owning a pet, kids and parents will learn about the patience, time and effort involved in bringing a new pet into the home, giving families a solid foundation for responsible and successful pet ownership. On August 23 from 1-3 p.m.,Source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/petco-educates-families-benefits-small-100000823.html

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Posted by Gilbert - August 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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Hamsters vs. Guinea Pigs at PETCO

(KTVI) – What small animal is most active around dawn and dusk? What small animal “popcorns” (does little hops in the air), when they are excited? Which animal can learn their own name? You can find the answers at PETCO at a nationwide event for kids. There, the animal experts there are ready to show why little critters can make great pets. Small Pets Big Adventure Aug. 23 1 – 3 p.m. PETCO for kids 6 – 13 years old For a location near you, visit:  http://www.petco.com/Content/Locator/SearchResult.aspx Source: http://fox2now.com/2014/08/18/hamsters-vs-guinea-pigs-at-petco/

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Posted by Gilbert - August 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm

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Guinea pigs take flight with custom steampunk dragon wings

Desktop shopping? CNET rounds up the best desktops of 2014 for you to compare and contrast before making a decision. Source: http://www.cnet.com/news/guinea-pigs-take-flight-with-custom-steampunk-dragon-wings/

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Posted by Gilbert - August 16, 2014 at 6:39 pm

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For kids: Adventure story shows hairless guinea pigs can be heroes, too

Millhouse by Natale Ghent Ages 7 to 10 Tundra Books, 178 pages, $19.99 MONTREAL — Animals, anthropomorphized or not, are a common feature in children’s literature. From classics like the Beatrix Potter stories (The Tale of Peter Rabbit, etc.) and such gems as Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, to more recent publications such as Kate DiCamillo’s Flora Ulysses (which features a squirrel with superpowers and a love of poetry), picture books and middle-grade novels often put the spotlight on memorable critters who form a special bond with young people — a bond that goes beyond that of just owner and pet. We’ve allSource: http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/books/kids+Adventure+story+shows+hairless+guinea+pigs/10121957/story.html

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Posted by Gilbert - August 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

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Graham's Feed Store

Andrew D. Brosig/The Daily Sentinel | Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:19 pm Guinea pigs congregate in a temporary enclosure Thursday at the new Graham’s Feed on Northwest Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. In addition to livestock feed, tack and supplies, Graham’s will carry a full line of pets and pet products. Source: http://dailysentinel.com/news/image_f504c16c-23e7-11e4-af88-001a4bcf887a.html

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Posted by Gilbert - August 14, 2014 at 6:14 pm

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Nearly 200 animals from July arrest placed in homes

In July, Albany Police Department seized 145 rabbits and 58 guinea pigs and arrested a woman on multiple counts of animal neglect. Since then, the guinea pigs and all but 15 of the rabbits have been placed in long-term homes thanks to SafeHaven Humane Society, according to Lt. Casey Dorland. On Wednesday, the Albany Police Department presented SafeHaven’s director, Chris Storm, with the agency’s Citizen Coin Award. SafeHaven staff members also were recognized for their assistance with the medical evaluation, recovery and placement of the animals. Pamela O’Brien, the animals’ former owner, faces charges of four counts of second-degree animal neglect, improper animal containment,Source: http://democratherald.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/1ff387ee-2340-11e4-83d9-001a4bcf887a.html

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Posted by Gilbert - August 13, 2014 at 5:52 pm

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Guinea pigs nose their way into locals' hearts

Guinea pigs nose their way into locals’ hearts Source: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/-631274–.html

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Posted by Gilbert - August 11, 2014 at 5:37 pm

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Americans to be guinea pigs in vast chip-and-PIN security experiment

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup Black Hat 2014 Next year US banks will begin a wide-scale rollout of chip-and-PIN bank cards, just 11 years after the UK made it mandatory. In doing so, Americans will take part in a vast experiment to test chip-and-PIN against chip-and-sign when it comes to stamping out money thieves. Not every US bank is keen on the PIN system, so some customers will get chip-and-sign cards instead. The results of the split approach will be studied by security experts to determine the pros and cons ofSource: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/07/americans_about_to_become_guinea_pigs_in_chip_and_pin_experiment/

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Posted by Gilbert - August 8, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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Snakes, guinea pigs in PBB

FEEDBACK Philippine Daily Inquirer <!––> “PINOY Big Brother” From reader Elaine Viguilla (e-mail address withheld upon request): A note to “Pinoy Big Brother: All In” producers and staff members responsible for the July 29th episode where guinea pigs, snakes, and other animals were used in a “challenge.” As an animal rights advocate and a concerned citizen, I strongly condemn the use of animals—innocent, sentient beings—for the sake ofSource: http://entertainment.inquirer.net/148961/snakes-guinea-pigs-in-pbb

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Posted by Gilbert - August 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

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Infected aid workers act as human guinea pigs for Ebola drug

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans. The drug was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the US government and the military. The experimental treatment the US aid workers are getting is called ZMapp and is made bySource: http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/infected-aid-workers-act-human-guinea-pigs-ebola-drug-6047174?ref=rss

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Posted by Gilbert - August 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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