Animals & Pets

Published April 18, 2017

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A family in Huntington Woods will be holding a special garage sale in mid-May to benefit animal charities in neighboring cities.

Dan and Patti McCarty are holding their third annual Pet Rescue Event and Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19-May 21 at 13322 Elgin Ave.

The McCartys collect items all throughout the year to sell at the sale, which will benefit three different animal rescues and shelters: the Royal Oak Animal Shelter, Tigerlily Cat Rescue and Kim’s Kritter Rescue.

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Published April 10, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — A local animal rescue is trying to scrape together funding to cover the medical expenses of two dogs that recently arrived in critical condition, and it wants to do so before kitten season kicks into gear and inundates the rescue with cats.

The fundraiser will take place Wednesday, April 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Big Boy, 30460 John R Road in Madison Heights. To donate a portion of your proceeds, you must mention the PAAW fundraiser while placing your order that evening.

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Published April 5, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — More than 90 percent of all animals encountered by Madison Heights Animal Control were saved in 2016, according to statistics released by the shelter. It was also able to place a number of them in homes faster than ever, thanks to direct adoptions through the shelter.

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Published March 31, 2017

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council voted 3-2 for the second reading and adoption of its new chicken ordinance at the March 28 meeting at Eastpointe City Hall.

Council members Cardi DeMonaco Jr., Sarah Lucido and Mayor Pro Tem Michael Klinefelt voted in favor of the ordinance, while Councilman John Marion and Mayor Suzanne Pixley voted against it.

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Published March 22, 2017

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council is looking into an unusual ordinance amendment that would allow residents to house up to three chickens on their property for personal use.

The council held the first reading of an ordinance at its March 6 meeting that permits, regulates and establishes requirements relating to the housing and care of chickens.

Council discussed the ordinance with some skepticism and many poultry-filled puns, debating what impact allowing chickens in the city could have on Berkley.

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Published March 14, 2017

HAZEL PARK — While it only has a few animals right now, Hazel Park Animal Control has been busy with construction work at the shelter building that will benefit the staff and animals there. And early next month there will be a low-cost vaccination and microchipping clinic so pet owners can better protect their furry friends.

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Published March 7, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Hills City Councilman Kevin Brown said he frequently sees coyotes walking across his backyard.

“But other than seeing them, I am not aware of any major issues they are causing,” he said. “I am not hearing of any effects on pets and children.”

City naturalist Lance DeVoe said he has received a few complaints from residents recently about coyotes in city neighborhoods.

“They are a free-ranging wild animal,” he said.

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Published February 28, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — Kids and their furry friends are getting ready to show their stuff. The 36th annual Kids Dog Show is returning to Berkshire Middle School.

The dogs will compete for prizes in eight categories: best dog costume, best behaved, most personality, best trick, best looking, best treat catcher, waggiest tail and best in show.

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Published February 27, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, the Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center will host Holly Hadac, a veteran wildlife rehabilitator based out of Oxford Township, to discuss the challenging and rewarding profession of saving wild animals.

Hadac will discuss what it takes to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and offer tips on what to do if you or someone you know comes across an injured or baby animal.

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Published February 22, 2017

PLEASANT RIDGE — Pleasant Ridge’s City Commission passed a new ordinance at its meeting Feb. 14 to clarify what pets are allowed in the city’s households.

The ordinance defines what an animal hoarder is and what types of pets are household pets and what types are non-household pets.

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Published February 21, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — A local author and illustrator is coming to the Madison Heights Public Library to discuss her book about the last Detroit Zoo elephants. The presentation, recommended for kids ages 6-12, will also talk about elephant conservation and why they must be protected.

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Published January 18, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — With temperatures in recent weeks dipping well below freezing on a nightly basis, Madison Heights Animal Control Officer Suzette Gysel says it’s crucial for people to bring their pets inside at night. She reminds the public that failing to do so is a potential misdemeanor or felony offense that can result in jail time and fines.

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Published January 18, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Last year’s mild winter meant that mosquitoes stuck around longer and had more opportunities to spread heartworm in dogs and cats. The parasite is damaging and even deadly if left untreated, and an infected pet may not show symptoms for months. That’s why experts recommend having your pet checked out at a vet this winter, and why every pet should also be on heartworm preventative to avoid infection in the first place.

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Published January 10, 2017

FERNDALE — The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., will be hosting a bayou-themed benefit to raise money for the Ferndale Cat Shelter and Catfé Lounge.

The event, Cat Cabaret, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, which, along with the cuisine, will have a Mardi Gras feel to the atmosphere.

Co-founder of the shelter and Cat Cabaret organizer Kristen Schmitt said that a lot of nonprofits do fundraisers, but in her opinion the fundraisers have become a little generic.

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Published January 5, 2017

METRO DETROIT — On Dec. 12, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development released a health update via email to subscribers stating that in 2016 the state has seen a record number of cases of the reportable disease leptospirosis, commonly found in dogs, cats and rodents.

But in an effort to combat the disease in the new year, MDARD attached information to the email on mitigating backyard wildlife that could infect domestic pets — and some animal advocates were none too pleased with the suggestions.

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Published January 4, 2017

LANSING — It’s been years in the making, but Logan’s Law — a package of bills aimed at preventing animal abusers from adopting pets — is finally the state law in Michigan.

Well, at least half of it.

On Dec. 28, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced that he had signed 12 pieces of legislation into law, including House Bills 4353 and 4355, which were part of a four-bill package known as Logan’s Law.

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Published December 20, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council voted unanimously in favor of a memorandum of understanding between All About Animals Rescue and the city at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting.

The memorandum states that it pertains to the neuter and return of community cats brought to AAAR by Roseville animal control officers and will be effective immediately.

According to the MOU, the roles and responsibilities of AAAR are as follows:

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Published December 13, 2016

The city of Sterling Heights is issuing a reminder on the best way to manage recent coyote sightings so that “howlidays” stay happy.

Sterling Heights Animal Control officials report that they have taken multiple reports from residents who say they have spotted coyotes in the city. They said the main area for sightings is within the area of 14 Mile, 15 Mile, Dodge Park and Schoenherr roads.
City officials said animal control personnel have checked out the coyote incidents and said the animals have not acted unusually; the coyotes tried to flee from people.

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Published December 13, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Have a pair of gently used shoes you no longer need? Donating them to Pet Adoption Alternative of Warren (PAAW) will not only help support the rescue animals in their care, but also entrepreneurs trying to make a living in third-world countries.

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Published December 6, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Roseville City Manager Scott Adkins announced at the Nov. 22 City Council meeting that Roseville would stop working with the Animal Care Hospital of Sterling Heights.

“Nov. 30 will be our last day that we will be working with the Animal Care Hospital of Sterling Heights,” he said. “We will be separating away from that arrangement, and we will be working again with the county to try to do something in the interim, and we have had discussion with the Humane Society of Macomb County.”

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