Animals & Pets

Published May 1, 2018

TROY — You don’t have a holiday — not until the dogs are taken care of, said Jane Bergishagen, 83. 

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Published April 24, 2018

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — In the afternoon hours of April 20, the Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department posted information at www.nixle.com about a coyote sighting near Holiday and Renaud roads. The report advised residents to use caution with small pets.

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Published April 23, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Zoo officials say Harsen, a 1-year-old female bald eagle, is fitting in well with the two male bald eagles at the Detroit Zoo after being introduced to her new 3,600-square-foot habitat April 11.

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Published April 23, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township police, in partnership with the Macomb County Animal Control Division, removed 23 dogs from a home in Shelby Township and are seeking charges against the dog owner.

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Published April 19, 2018

A skunk was recently discovered with a confirmed case of rabies in the city, said officials with the Oakland County Health Division.

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Published April 13, 2018

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Animal Shelter will host a special adoption event, “Sprung by Springtime,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at the shelter, 21417 Dunham Road in Clinton Township.

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Published April 12, 2018

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Department of Public Safety went hog wild on Easter Sunday as it responded to a call of a loose pig in the city.

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Published April 10, 2018

TROY — Troy resident Wyatt Lucas, 15, said his mom, Gail, has been bringing him and his siblings to the Stage Nature Center since “before we could walk.”

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Published April 9, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Go outside when the sun is down and the moon is providing a glimpse of light, and you are sure to hear a number of sounds from unseen sources.

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Published April 5, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Dogs have long been used as a tool to relax in their roles as pets and as therapy dogs, and students at West Bloomfield School District schools may see more of them on campuses in the future. 

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Published April 4, 2018

A local man whose dog was attacked had to take out loans to pay for the medical expenses. Now he’s asking the community to help him cover the cost.

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Published April 3, 2018

ROYAL OAK —  Suka, the Detroit Zoo’s new 5-year-old female polar bear, seems to be loving her new habitat and new partner, Nuka, 13, who has been the zoo’s resident male polar bear since 2011.

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Published March 29, 2018

The Madison Heights Animal Shelter does a lot with a little, trying to find a permanent home for each animal in its care. Money is tight, so the shelter depends on the goodwill of the community to get by.

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Published March 27, 2018

These unfinished dog sculptures will be getting makeovers by local artists before appearing on streets in the Grosse Pointes this summer as part of the fundraiser “Dogs Unleashed,” organized by the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce.

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Published March 13, 2018

TROY — Five owls left without a home have found one at the Stage Nature Center.

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Published March 12, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Suka, a 5-year-old female polar bear from the Henry Vilas Zoo in Wisconsin, recently arrived at the Detroit Zoo to be the new mate of Nuka, the zoo’s 13-year-old male polar bear.

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Published February 15, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Township Planning Commission approved a recommendation Feb. 13 to amend an ordinance governing pet boarding facilities in the township. 

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Published February 13, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On Feb. 7, zookeepers distributed Valentine’s Day-themed treats to “coupled” animals and discussed behind-the-scenes information during a Heart Fest event at the Detroit Zoo.

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Published February 6, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — Behind every volunteer therapy dog that brings smiles to hospital patients in need of cheering up is a mindful donor helping fund those visits.

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Published February 6, 2018

FARMINGTON — A coyote spotting in mid-January sparked a Facebook post from the Farmington Public Safety Department on how to deal with possible future encounters with the canines native to North America. 

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