Animals & Pets

Published June 25, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On June 10, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets at retail pet stores in the city.

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Published June 25, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Detroit Zoological Society officials are urging the public to get their penguin fix before the Polk Penguin Conservation Center temporarily closes Sept. 9 through mid-June 2020 for repairs “due to faulty waterproofing by the construction contractor.”

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Published June 25, 2019

ROSEVILLE — One Roseville educator is campaigning to reintroduce a therapy dog program at Roseville Middle School to assist students in the special education program.

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Published June 24, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Local residents have been bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court in relation to their alleged involvement in what police say is the “worst case of animal hoarding” they’ve ever seen in the county.

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Published June 24, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Chickens may officially come to roost in Clinton Township.

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Published June 24, 2019

UTICA  — The planned date for Utica’s new park — Pioneer Park — to be built, which includes the city’s first dog park, is quickly approaching and the city has big plans for it; however, some minor changes were made to the plan to make the costs more palatable for the city’s budget.

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Published June 21, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — To say that the November 2018 death of K-9 Axe hit the community hard would be an understatement.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The milkweed plant was once banned in the city of Madison Heights, but is now allowed following an ordinance amendment that recognizes its role in sustaining pollinator insect populations — most notably that of the monarch butterfly.

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Published June 12, 2019

ROCHESTER — Each year, millions of monarch butterflies migrate across the U.S., many spending their summers breeding in Michigan before traveling to the mountains of central Mexico for the winter.

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Published June 4, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The city of Eastpointe is getting the word out to residents to register their dogs with the city and vaccinate them.

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Published May 24, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Final veterinary reports for nearly 200 cats taken from a West Bloomfield home will determine what types of charges the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office may file following a hoarding situation discovered several weeks ago.

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Published May 24, 2019

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — Melissa Srock, of Bloomfield Township, recently made a few changes to the back of her 2.2-acre property. She added some pine trees to the edge of the woods on her land, to hide her hives.

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Published May 24, 2019

TROY — Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials are investigating after police discovered animal traps set in Beach Road Park, a small plot of city-owned land off of Beach Road, south of Long Lake Road.

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Published May 20, 2019

C&G Newspapers

MACOMB COUNTY — A press conference was held May 13 at the Macomb County Administration Building in Mount Clemens to introduce a county-wide animal abuse task force, and an animal protection unit within the Prosecutor’s Office.

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Published May 14, 2019

DETROIT — Each year, the historic Belle Isle Aquarium hosts an outdoor celebration of its pond-dwelling koi fish and the nation of Japan from which they come.

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Published May 14, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society formally announced the founding of a new animal adoption center in Harper Woods May 9.

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Published May 8, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From May 8 to March 2020, the “Snares to Wares Initiative: Capacity for Change” exhibition will be on display in the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.

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Published May 7, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A long-discussed ordinance that would allow Huntington Woods residents to keep chickens in their backyards was on the verge of passage at press time.

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Published May 3, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The heated debate over Boomer — a dog sentenced to death in Madison Heights for a killing that no one saw occur — has led to weekly protests in front of City Hall and three billboards in support of the dog. Now with several court cases ongoing, a new development has emerged in the form of a settlement offer.

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Published May 1, 2019

METRO DETROIT — People love their pets, but that love can get somewhat strained when that fur baby scratches up the couch or mangles a new pair of shoes. Animal experts can offer hope, however, with some tips to keep that dog or cat well-mannered.

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