Animals & Pets

Published May 20, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — A press conference was held May 13 at the Macomb County Administration Building in Mount Clemens to introduce a county-wide animal abuse task force, and an animal protection unit within the Prosecutor’s Office.

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Published May 14, 2019

DETROIT — Each year, the historic Belle Isle Aquarium hosts an outdoor celebration of its pond-dwelling koi fish and the nation of Japan from which they come.

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Published May 14, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society formally announced the founding of a new animal adoption center in Harper Woods May 9.

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Published May 8, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From May 8 to March 2020, the “Snares to Wares Initiative: Capacity for Change” exhibition will be on display in the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.

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Published May 7, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A long-discussed ordinance that would allow Huntington Woods residents to keep chickens in their backyards was on the verge of passage at press time.

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Published May 3, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The heated debate over Boomer — a dog sentenced to death in Madison Heights for a killing that no one saw occur — has led to weekly protests in front of City Hall and three billboards in support of the dog. Now with several court cases ongoing, a new development has emerged in the form of a settlement offer.

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Published May 1, 2019

METRO DETROIT — People love their pets, but that love can get somewhat strained when that fur baby scratches up the couch or mangles a new pair of shoes. Animal experts can offer hope, however, with some tips to keep that dog or cat well-mannered.

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Published April 30, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ending a long-standing prohibition, the City Council voted in April to change the ordinance to allow dogs to be walked on a leash through Wahby Park, on Jefferson Avenue south of 10 Mile Road.

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Published April 30, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Nearly a month after police seized nine dogs from a home in West Bloomfield for alleged hoarding and neglect, the keeper of those animals has been arraigned on an animal cruelty charge.

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Published April 29, 2019

UTICA — Alexander Gerth, of Utica, has been sentenced to at least three years and up to six years in prison for stabbing a dog and leaving him to die in Grant Park in Utica. Gerth, 23, appeared in front of Judge Richard Caretti at the 16th Circuit Court April 23 for his sentencing.

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Published April 26, 2019

METRO DETROIT — According to the Humane Society of the United States, or HSUS, about 60,000 dogs are used in testing and research each year.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — Two years ago, Larson Middle School English teacher Cindy Christiansen’s sixth-graders looked at things happening in the world and saw that service and shelter animals are the designated state symbols and pets in other states.

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Published April 17, 2019

METRO DETROIT — After the long, dreary days of winter, people may not be the only ones experiencing cabin fever — dogs have been cooped up too. Once the sunshine breaks through and the temperatures start to rise, people may be looking for any excuse to get out and about, taking their four-legged companions along.

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Published April 16, 2019

DETROIT — On April 6 and 7, people from all over the Detroit area gathered in the city to have a special day with a new furry friend.

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Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Wednesday, March 27, female Bactrian camel Tula came into the world to mother Suren, 10, and father Rusty, 11, bringing the Detroit Zoo camel family to five.

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Published April 16, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 62-year-old woman is facing a felony charge of animal abuse after emergency personnel found nearly 70 cats and one dog living in what authorities said were “deplorable conditions” inside her Roseview Boulevard home in Mount Clemens late last month.

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Published April 15, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY —  Antsy — a young female pit bull/terrier mix — was one of the honored guests as leaders from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan Humane Society met at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center ast week.

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Published April 15, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — There aren’t too many places in the decidedly urban metro Detroit area where someone could go to have an authentic equestrian experience. Since Bloomfield Hills enjoys its own working educational farm, the Friends of Bowers Farm decided to change that.

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Published April 12, 2019

HAZEL PARK/MADISON HEIGHTS — With spring in full swing, baby birds will be hatching, and some may fall from their nests. What do you do if you come across such a helpless creature? Wild Wings — the only songbird-specific rehabilitation center in Oakland County — will be holding two discussions on this very topic. The presentations are titled “Flying Free Again.”

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Published April 11, 2019

WARREN — Despite what was by all accounts an incredible team effort by Warren’s first responders, four dogs and at least one cat were overcome by smoke and perished in a residential fire April 11.

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