Animals & Pets

Published December 11, 2018

CLAWSON — On Dec. 4, the Clawson City Council unanimously voted to extend the suspension of enforcement on chicken violations for an additional 45 days, or until Jan. 18, on the premise that an updated ordinance will be in place by that time.

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Published December 7, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Macomb County Animal Control unveiled new licenses for dogs in the county beginning in 2019 that will more easily connect the person who finds a lost animal with its owner.

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Published December 5, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Hills naturalist Lance DeVoe fields calls from residents daily about the wide array of wildlife in the city, including deer and coyotes.

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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — City and county officials are looking forward to adapting the Sterling Relief Drain into an eventual site of relief for the monarch butterfly population.

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Published November 29, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS/CLAWSON — While the city of Madison Heights budgets for the day-to-day operations of the local animal shelter, such as paying for food and water bills, it doesn’t pay for the medical expenses of the many cats and dogs in its care.

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Published November 16, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Horse riding enthusiasts can utilize two new hitching posts at Cranberry Lake Park, on Predmore Road.

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Published November 13, 2018

TROY — Jenefer Bashawacty braved snowy, wet roads during her workday and stopped at the Starbucks on Rochester Road, south of South Boulevard, to pose for a selfie with Pawfficer Donut.

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Published November 13, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The city of Eastpointe has hired Brian Pylar to fill the long-vacant position of animal control officer in the community. He will begin work on a part-time basis.

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Published November 12, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Many people who adopt animals don’t realize the hard work that goes into taking care of a pet until they take it home, but the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center in Shelby Township has a program to take away the surprise.

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Published November 9, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD/DETROIT — Walled Lake Central High School sophomore Jared Merchant, 15, is doing big things for his furry, four-legged friends.

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Published October 31, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, a 12-year-old girl gave a presentation to the Huntington Woods City Commission to convince it to allow backyard chickens. Georgia Stoy stood before the commission Oct.Read More

Published October 29, 2018

FRANKLIN/BLOOMFIELD — As Michiganders, we have to put up with a certain number of annoyances as a trade-off for living in one of the nation’s natural paradises.

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Published October 26, 2018

HARPER WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society is inviting people to join it at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help in the group’s continued support for the Harper Woods K-9 program and its local police dog, Kaiser.

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Published October 24, 2018

CLAWSON — On Oct. 16, the Clawson City Council voted 4-1 to direct city staff to draft an “imaginative” and “far-reaching” ordinance for the purpose of discussion and public presentation concerning the city’s existing barnyard ordinance, specifically regarding chickens.

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Published October 23, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — The coolest guys and ghouls know where the best place to party is before Halloween, and that’s in downtown Birmingham as two family-friendly traditions take place just down the street from each other this weekend.

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Published October 16, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Some people see their pets as furry four-legged kids. So why shouldn’t pets get to join in the fun of trick-or-treating?Read More

Published October 12, 2018

HARPER WOODS — Salter Park in Harper Woods is going to the dogs.

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Published October 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Grooming trends for dogs change a bit for colder months, with longer cuts, special tools and even outfits that are as helpful as they are fashionable.

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Published October 9, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — It’s a fall tradition at this point: the Guardians for Animals Pet Expo, where rescue organizations come together to find families for animals in need.  And this year, all adoption fees are half off.Read More

Published October 1, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — “My new employee weighs 68 pounds, stands about 20.5 inches tall, she has four legs, a tail and goes by the name of Bella,” Birmingham Police Chief Mark Clemence told the City Commission Sept. 17. In her full official ensemble, Bella the black Lab and golden retriever mix ambled toward the front of the commission chambers upon her introduction.

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