Animals & Pets

Published June 21, 2021

UTICA — Utica animal activists and the Macomb County prosecutor have commented on recent developments in an animal abuse case in which a woman named Amber Sunde, 26, from Utica, allegedly threw a small dog named Lux into the Clinton River repeatedly, causing it trauma Jan. 4.

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Published June 8, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Two new Michigan House bills have been introduced in an effort to save the state’s bees, butterflies and other native pollinators.

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Published May 28, 2021

ROYAL OAK — Guests at the Detroit Zoo can now see the baby wallaby, or joey, born in October to mother Eloise, 3, at the 2-acre Australian Outback Adventure. In late April, the joey fully came out of Eloise’s pouch for the first time.

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Published May 26, 2021

METRO DETROIT — With lockdown restrictions easing up and more people returning to work, going back to school or taking vacations, some dogs accustomed to the constant presence of their humans may experience different levels of separation anxiety.

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Published May 26, 2021

ROYAL OAK — A new four-legged, furry-faced officer recently joined the ranks of the Royal Oak Police Department.

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Published May 26, 2021

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Police Department recently acquired the first of two new police dogs who are joining the department’s ranks this year.

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Published May 26, 2021

UTICA — The Utica Police Department recently rescued an injured long-eared owl from near the Target shopping center on Hall Road May 5.

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Published May 24, 2021

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 6:21 p.m. May 13, a French bulldog named Little Racks was stolen from the 100 block of Mason Court, near 11 Mile Road and Main Street.

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Published May 16, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On May 5, two colonies of honeybees and their queens from a bee farm in Ohio arrived early at Normandy Oaks Park, 4234 Delemere Blvd., near Crooks and Normandy roads.

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Published May 13, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — Community engagement is an important way to take residents’ concerns into consideration before making big decisions, according to city officials.

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Published May 12, 2021

ROYAL OAK — Born Nov. 15 to female polar bear Suka, 8, Detroit Zoo officials report that the now 5-month-old twin female polar bear cubs are thriving and recently ventured from their indoor settings to the grassy area of the Arctic Ring of Life habitat.

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Published May 8, 2021

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Many books have been written and movies made about people who have chosen to buck the conventional route in favor of pursuing a dream.

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Published May 7, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — When the Madison Heights Animal Shelter first found Riley, she was running loose on the streets with a large tumor on her right front elbow. The blue-and-white pit bull was timid but sweet, and in need of immediate care.

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Published April 29, 2021

METRO DETROIT — For more than a year, people from around the world have been inundated with negative news stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published April 23, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city of Sterling Heights will hold off on a decision on whether to allow residents to own backyard chickens until a flock of survey respondents give their opinions.

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Published April 21, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoological Society is now accepting applications from Michigan residents ages 7 to 12 to be the next mayor of Amphibiville, a 2-acre wetland village that houses the award-winning National Amphibian Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo.

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Published April 21, 2021

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The city of Huntington Woods is currently reviewing an ordinance on beekeeping.

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Published April 19, 2021

UTICA — The city of Utica will be hosting a puppy parade this month at Grant Park in honor of national Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.

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Published April 19, 2021

HARPER WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society is returning with its pancake breakfast fundraiser to help raise money for Harper Woods’ K-9 police unit.

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Published April 18, 2021

EASTPOINTE — A new animal hospital started by the same people behind the Detroit Pit Crew animal rescue organization will be opening its doors in Eastpointe in 2021.

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