Animals & Pets

Published March 22, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s somewhat hard to imagine in the United States that someone would breed and train a dog just for two years of life, then dispose of it by hanging, abandonment or throwing it in a well once its usefulness is over.

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Published March 21, 2019

WALLED LAKE — A shy black Labrador retriever, Champ, walked the red carpet March 12 at Mary Helen Guest Elementary School, 1655 Decker Road, to a welcoming song sung by the elementary choir.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — Rick Forrest has been birding with his friend Vic Dorer for 43 years, since they were in their mid-20s.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new off-leash dog park could be on tap for Stony Creek Metropark in the next few years. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority board of commissioners is seeking a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to develop the off-leash dog area, the first of its kind in the metropark system.

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Published March 15, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Animal Shelter continues to hold fundraisers to raise the money needed to save as many homeless animals as possible.

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Published March 14, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A couple of coyote sightings in various areas of West Bloomfield Township sparked a post on the township website on how to deal with encounters with the canines native to North America.

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Published March 12, 2019

DETROIT — Approximately 30 dogs believed by investigators to have been used for dogfighting were recovered after an investigation by the Detroit Police Department and the Michigan Humane Society.

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Published March 1, 2019

WARREN — When Warren Animal Control Officer Lisa Taylor was recognized by members of the Warren City Council for her work to save 12 dogs found living in squalor, she immediately credited others who helped accomplish the mission.

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Published February 28, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights has become embroiled in a controversy over a dog named Boomer who has been sentenced to death for allegedly killing another dog.

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Published February 22, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Macomb County prosecutors have trained their attention on two suspects they blame for allegedly mistreating dozens of dogs in Sterling Heights.

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Published February 20, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Something old, something new, something borrowed — and a good boy, too. That’s not quite how the old adage goes, but it certainly applies to the brides and grooms of 2019. Couples are creating new traditions for their nuptials, and including their furry child in the ceremony is non-negotiable.

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Published February 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Elite Detection K9 is in need of over 20 local families to host breeding mom dogs whose puppies will be trained in scent detection. The Soldan family, of Oakland Township, currently serves as the host family for Elite Detection K9 breeding mom Honey, an 18-month-old yellow Labrador retriever.

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Published February 18, 2019

UTICA — A Utica man who allegedly tortured and killed a pit bull that was found at Grant Park in Utica appeared for his preliminary hearing Feb. 11 at the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township.

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Published February 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Macomb County officials asked the public on Valentine’s Day to help man’s best friend after 53 dogs were reportedly rescued from a hoarding situation at a Sterling Heights property.

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Published February 11, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Mike Palmer, the owner of Premier Pet Supply stores around metro Detroit, knows everything there is to know about pets. It’s his business. Well, there’s one thing he didn’t know until recently.

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Published February 11, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Have you ever wondered how animals survive in Michigan’s freezing weather? The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center will offer people the opportunity to spend a few hours appreciating the beauty of the wintry outdoors while also learning all about the animals that survive in the cold during its winter hike event from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 inside and outside the center in Shelby Township.

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Published February 11, 2019

UTICA —  The Utica community and many animal lovers from other communities came together for a candlelight vigil Feb. 10 at Grant Park in Utica after a recent tragedy at the park. After members of the city heard about Sterling, a dog who was stabbed to death and left in the park in January, they jumped into action to get their voices heard to prevent animal abuse.

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Published February 5, 2019

TROY — The first lesson the Paws for Life Rescue volunteers are learning is how to synchronize the clicker to the treat.

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Published February 5, 2019

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Thanks to a recent donation, two local law enforcement K-9 units can now be further equipped.

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Published February 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Humane Society of Macomb, located at 11350 22 Mile Road, will undergo a building expansion and renovation project this year.

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