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2009-05-12 13:53:28

A Florida man said his chihuahua that went missing last year has turned up in Ohio, about 809 miles from where he vanished. Robert Bartman, 30, said Chachi, the dog he inherited from his mother, vanished in July while visiting family members in Deltona, Fla., and resurfaced April 24 at a pet care center in Middleton, Ohio, the Gainsville (Fla.) Sun reported Tuesday. The pet care center used Chachi's implanted microchip to track down Bartman's grandmother, who in turn contacted her grandson....

2009-05-07 18:07:06

A Texas family said they have been reunited with their long-lost pet dog, but they do not know where the animal has been for the past eight years. Alison Murphy of Austin said she and her family offered a $500 reward for the return of their dog, Dancer, after the dog went missing eight years ago, but they received no word of the beloved pet until the Humane Society in New Braunfels, Texas, called last week, KVUE-TV, Austin, reported Thursday. The Humane Society told Murphy that a musician...

2009-04-09 14:31:05

A Florida woman said her Jack Russell terrier, which disappeared from her home three years ago, was found more than 1,000 miles away in Louisiana. Barbara Apostolo said her dog, ToBoi, escaped from her Miramar, Fla., home three years ago and she had no clue as to the dog's fate until two weeks ago when she was contacted by a Louisiana animal shelter, WPLG-TV, Miami, reported Thursday. Apostolo said shelter employees found her contact information on the dog's microchip. She said she doesn't...

2009-04-01 16:46:00

Innovative, social-networking community for engineers worldwide attracted more than 9,600 community members; Prizes total more than $200,000. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE --- TechInsights announced today the winning design of the Microchip PIC32 Design Challenge (www.myPIC32.com), a year-long contest and community sponsored by Microchip Technology Inc. and Digi-Key Corporation, as the exclusive distributor. More than 9,600 community members rated and...

2009-03-31 05:57:00

PHOENIX, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- What makes a cat-friendly city? The love and care cats receive, says the CATalyst Council. On Friday, March 27th, at the American Animal Hospital Association National Conference, the recently formed organization raised the stature of America's number one companion, the cat, by announcing the CATalyst 2009 Top 10 Cat-Friendly Cities. The CATalyst Council, a coalition of the veterinary community, academia, nonprofits, industry and animal welfare organizations,...

2009-03-02 10:11:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dogster, Inc., creators of the hugely popular websites Dogster.com and Catster.com, today announces the availability of its Together Tag, a pet ID and recovery service, as part of an emergency preparedness initiative focused on the family pet. The American Red Cross Bay Area will receive a donation of $5 per enrollment to support its pet safety programs, toward a shared goal of raising awareness among pet owners of the steps to take to ensure safety and...

2009-01-21 11:26:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2005, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals began an ambitious ten-year initiative to transform New York City into a no-kill community - where no dog or cat of reasonable health or temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. Today, as it embarks upon year five of the initiative, the Mayor's Alliance is well on its way to achieving that goal. Founded in 2002, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a coalition of approximately...

2009-01-06 10:32:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroCHIPS, Inc., a developer of intelligent implanted devices, has named Massachusetts General Hospital endocrinologist, Robert M. Neer, MD, to its Scientific Advisory Board. MicroCHIPS' has partnered with prominent clinicians to form a Scientific Advisory Board to support the company's innovative biosensing and drug delivery programs in diabetes, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. As a leading physician and researcher in osteoporosis, Dr. Neer...

2008-11-24 17:44:57

A Pleasantville, N.J., family said their pet dachshund, which went missing nearly five years ago, has been found by a Pittsburgh animal shelter. Edna Colon, 18, said her mother, Elda Arguello, received a letter from the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania informing her that the male dachshund, named Tootsie, was found as a stray in Pittsburgh. The shelter tracked a microchip implanted in the animal back to Arguello and her family, WPVI-TV, Philadelphia, reported Monday. Colon said...

2008-08-19 21:00:12

By Susan Stanton Sarah Broadway has a history of rescuing big dogs, but while visiting a pet expo this year she was drawn to the little guys. When she got home, she found herself looking at small dog rescue groups online and when she saw the photo of Priscilla, a Chihuahua-griffon mix, she couldn't resist. After the adoption had been approved, her son Noah drove to Tallahassee, where the dog was being fostered. Priscilla had already had a rough life. She had been surrendered to the...