Animals & Pets

Published April 10, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS/NOVI — When you’ve conquered the competitive world of professional bowling, you need to find a new mountain to scale.

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Published April 8, 2019

UTICA — The Utica Public Library and the community recently came together to gather fleece donations for the benefit of local shelter animals ahead of a planned date to make blankets to give to the animals.

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Published April 5, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — A case of cat hoarding in Mount Clemens is still being investigated, and whether or not the woman involved will face charges was unknown at press time, according to local law enforcement.

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Published April 5, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Bird-watchers can now watch a peregrine falcon live as she prepares her nesting box atop the Old Macomb County Administration Building. The live streaming webcam, the latest launched by EarthCam the week of April 1, overlooks the falcon as it prepares to lay eggs.

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Published April 3, 2019

METRO DETROIT — There are many choices facing a homeowner when decorating a home. Something that is not uncommon, but definitely stands out, is an aquarium. Victor Bondi, a Warren resident and president of the Motor City Aquarium Society, said he has at least four fish tanks in his home, and at one point he had as many as 18.

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Published April 3, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Bird-watching, local experts say, is not just for the birds. It’s a great excuse to get everyone spending quality time together outside — away from the temptation of screens — and cultivating an interest in science and nature.

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Published March 29, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Just days after police seized 33 dogs from a property in Roseville, Oakland County Animal Control officers recovered 11 dogs in their jurisdiction.

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Published March 27, 2019

TROY — Pawfficer Donut, the sole member of the Troy Police Feline Unit, was transferred to the Troy police community services section.

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Published March 27, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Bird-watching is entertaining and educational for people of all ages, and people can even enjoy this activity from inside the comfort of their own home if they take a few simple steps.

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Published March 27, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Local health officials are advising people to keep themselves and their pets away from wild animals after a skunk infected with rabies was found in Rochester Hills.

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Published March 27, 2019

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Police Department K-9 Unit is getting a new dog dedicated solely to detecting explosives. During a March 11 meeting, the Rochester City Council approved a purchase of $9,000 to add the new K-9 to the unit.

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Published March 26, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Forty-three dogs were recovered by the Roseville Police Department and Macomb County Animal Control from a garage in Roseville due to what authorities believed were unhealthy and unsanitary conditions.

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Published March 22, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s somewhat hard to imagine in the United States that someone would breed and train a dog just for two years of life, then dispose of it by hanging, abandonment or throwing it in a well once its usefulness is over.

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Published March 21, 2019

WALLED LAKE — A shy black Labrador retriever, Champ, walked the red carpet March 12 at Mary Helen Guest Elementary School, 1655 Decker Road, to a welcoming song sung by the elementary choir.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — Rick Forrest has been birding with his friend Vic Dorer for 43 years, since they were in their mid-20s.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new off-leash dog park could be on tap for Stony Creek Metropark in the next few years. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority board of commissioners is seeking a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to develop the off-leash dog area, the first of its kind in the metropark system.

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Published March 15, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Animal Shelter continues to hold fundraisers to raise the money needed to save as many homeless animals as possible.

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Published March 14, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A couple of coyote sightings in various areas of West Bloomfield Township sparked a post on the township website on how to deal with encounters with the canines native to North America.

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Published March 12, 2019

DETROIT — Approximately 30 dogs believed by investigators to have been used for dogfighting were recovered after an investigation by the Detroit Police Department and the Michigan Humane Society.

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Published March 1, 2019

WARREN — When Warren Animal Control Officer Lisa Taylor was recognized by members of the Warren City Council for her work to save 12 dogs found living in squalor, she immediately credited others who helped accomplish the mission.

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