Animals & Pets

Published September 24, 2018

UTICA — The Utica City Council voted to approve the proposed dog park as presented as part of the planned Pioneer Park at its Sept. 11 meeting.

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Published September 17, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Animal lovers, mark your calendars for the weekend of Oct. 6-7, when the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center and the Michigan Humane Society will host events in Milford, Pontiac and Detroit to benefit homeless pets.

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Published September 14, 2018

WARREN — Would you know if a homebound senior, relative or neighbor with limited mobility and resources was having trouble caring for their pets? Would you know when and how to get them some help? In many cases, managing those situations is left to first responders.

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Published September 12, 2018

ROYAL OAK — This weekend, the phrase “dog days of summer” will undergo a physical manifestation with two separate dog-themed events planned in Royal Oak.

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Published September 4, 2018

TROY — Faith the fire dog, a border collie who retired from her community service in 2013, when she was diagnosed with Addison’s disease and needed to avoid stress, passed away in February 2015 after her kidneys failed at age 15.

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Published September 4, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — They’re incredible insects renowned for their beauty and astonishing feat of migrating across the country. They’re also crucial to the health of the environment.

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Published August 31, 2018

UTICA — The city of Utica held a town hall meeting Aug. 28 at Utica City Hall to discuss plans for the proposed Pioneer Park on land located to the north of Eppler Junior High School, where Hahn Street ends.

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Published August 28, 2018

ROCHESTER — Dog walkers in the Rochester area will become the new eyes and ears for the Rochester Police Department.

 

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Published August 24, 2018

WARREN — Backyard chicken coops may soon be permitted in Warren, as long as those keeping the birds don’t run afoul of a proposed ordinance amendment.

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Published August 15, 2018

HAZEL PARK — Frail. Featherless. Few things are more vulnerable than a baby bird. So, what do you do when you find one that’s fallen from its nest?

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Published August 14, 2018

Although Pawfficer Badges had to pass on the purrfect pawsition as head of the newly formed Troy Police Department Feline Unit due to health reasons, she is now the spokescat for the cause of feline leukemia.

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Published August 13, 2018

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MADISON HEIGHTS/WARREN — Madison Heights Animal Control is reminding residents that the family pet can be unpredictable and escape, so exercise caution. The advice comes in the wake of an incident in Warren where a family became separated from its pet parrot after the bird was spooked and unexpectedly took flight. This led to a search in Warren and nearby communities before it was found days later.

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Published August 10, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Gurguls welcomed Violet into their St. Clair Shores home as an 8-week-old puppy during the summer of 2017. A Labrador-border collie mix, the rescue dog has always had a lot of energy, perfect for her life living with 7-year-old Ethan, who thinks of her like a sister.

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Published August 9, 2018

WARREN — A family in Warren became separated from their fine-feathered friend when the pet parrot was spooked and unexpectedly took flight. 

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Published August 7, 2018

ROCHESTER — Keeping the citizens of Rochester safe is a job that often comes with dangerous suspects, materials and places.

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Published August 7, 2018

DEARBORN — On Aug. 2, children with special needs at the Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families in Dearborn got to select their own stuffed animals from a selection of 130 Detroit Zoo plush toys.

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Published August 3, 2018

DETROIT — The Belle Isle Conservancy is welcoming the public to join it for its Deeper Dive: Into the Congo program to highlight its new Mbu puffer fish exhibit. 

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Published July 30, 2018

UTICA — The city of Utica is still in the process of working to adopt a local Boy Scout’s request to build a dog park in Utica. The dog park is part of an Eagle Scout project planned by Charlie Borus, a Boy Scout with a Rochester troop and a Utica High School student, that is aimed to better the community for both dogs and their owners.

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Published July 25, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A young Huntington Woods resident is looking to change a law to allow the keeping of backyard chickens within the city’s limits.Read More

Published July 11, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A potential dog park along 21 Mile Road that has been in the works since 2016 will continue to sit on the shelf after the matter was met with some questions during the Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting on June 27.Read More

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