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Pet Connection maintains a count of owner-reported deaths, totalling 4,133 as of 04/14/07.

This new Wikipedia entry, 2007 North America Pet Food Recall, has a pretty good timeline. It also has this to say about a count of affected and deceased pets.
By the end of March, veterinary organizations reported more than 100 pet deaths amongst nearly 500 cases of kidney failure,[1] with one online database self-reporting as many as 3,600 deaths as of April 11.[2][3] As of April 8, Menu Foods has confirmed only about 16 deaths. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration refuses to estimate the amount of sick or dead because there is no centralized government records database of animal sickness or death in the United States as there are with humans (such as the Centers for Disease Control).[4] As a result, many sources speculate that the actual number of affected pets may never be known and experts are concerned that the actual death toll could potentially reach into the thousands.[5][6][/b]
Also check the blogs listed in the original thread (Itchmo, Howl911, PetConnection) for on-going coverage. Pet Connection also reports on a survey of cat and dog owners, almost 100% of whom are aware of the recall, very few of whom have changed their feeding practices.
The on-line survey, conducted April 9-11, found that 95% of Americans are aware that pets have died recently because of tainted pet food. Among owners of dogs and cats, awareness reached 100%. Most of them are following the story: 80.4% of cat owners and 74.8% of dog owners say they know which brands are associated with this issue. And of the pet owners, 13.1% said the brand they usually buy has been recalled.

But the pet-food scare has not influenced people to change their behavior. Most are still buying the same brand and type of food (i.e.: wet versus dry) they usually buy, and they’re getting it at the same retailer they always go to.[/b]
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