Animals & Pets

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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Published April 7, 2021

FARMINGTON HILLS — A local resident recently caught on camera what is believed to be a coyote chasing a cat around his property.

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Published April 7, 2021

ROYAL OAK — After nearly three decades of steering the Detroit Zoological Society, Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan recently announced his upcoming retirement this summer.

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Published April 7, 2021

BERKLEY — The Berkley Public Safety Department soon will be bringing a K-9 unit to the city, and is asking the community to invest in its new division.

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Published April 5, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A local resident was surprised to happen upon a coyote wandering around a St. Clair Shores neighborhood when she was driving to work, but wildlife experts say the occurrence is more common than one might think.

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Published March 23, 2021

GROSSE POINTE PARK — While many dog lovers say it’s long overdue, a forthcoming dog park at Patterson Park is still the subject of concern for some residents.

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Published March 18, 2021

DETROIT — Through a coordinated effort by the Belle Isle Nature Center and the Detroit Zoo, a new wildlife tracking system has been installed that will help researchers learn more about the wildlife of the Great Lakes.

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Published March 10, 2021

ROYAL OAK — After an investigation into threats of violence against Huron-Clinton Metroparks police officers made via a phone call to the administration office, the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office issued a misdemeanor warrant to a 71-year-old Royal Oak man Feb. 23.

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Published March 9, 2021

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A local teenager is back for another year of helping the feral cat community.

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Published February 22, 2021

ROYAL OAK — Hot on the heels of the ecstatic Jan. 28 announcement that female polar bear Suka, 8, had successfully birthed twin cubs via male polar bear Nuka, 16, the Detroit Zoo about-faced into tragedy.

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Published February 22, 2021

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The 32-year-old Nature Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark has undergone a facelift thanks to a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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Published February 10, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township K-9 police officer recently received a promotion for all his efforts over the past few years with the department.

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Published February 5, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoo recently announced that two polar bear cubs born Nov. 17 to mom Suka, 8, and 16-year-old father Nuka are doing well.

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