Animals & Pets

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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Published January 26, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — Frogs and toads in the community are getting a little love through the 21st annual Rouge River Watershed Frog and Toad Survey.

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Published January 15, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On Jan. 10, zookeepers at the Detroit Zoo hauled Fraser fir trees, many filled with special treats, into snow-loving animals’ habitats.

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Published December 22, 2017

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FARMINGTON HILLS/TROY — Christmas may be over, but Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption in Troy is still cherishing a $10,000 gift donated to help the nonprofit animal welfare organization spread more cheer to Fido and friends.

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Published November 15, 2017

There will be countless animals available for adoption at this year’s Guardians for Animals Pet Expo, as well as opportunities for low-cost microchipping to help dogs and cats find their way home if they go missing, with free microchipping available for the family pets of military members and first responders. 

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