Animals & Pets

Published April 30, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ending a long-standing prohibition, the City Council voted in April to change the ordinance to allow dogs to be walked on a leash through Wahby Park, on Jefferson Avenue south of 10 Mile Road.

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Published April 30, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Nearly a month after police seized nine dogs from a home in West Bloomfield for alleged hoarding and neglect, the keeper of those animals has been arraigned on an animal cruelty charge.

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Published April 29, 2019

UTICA — Alexander Gerth, of Utica, has been sentenced to at least three years and up to six years in prison for stabbing a dog and leaving him to die in Grant Park in Utica. Gerth, 23, appeared in front of Judge Richard Caretti at the 16th Circuit Court April 23 for his sentencing.

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Published April 26, 2019

METRO DETROIT — According to the Humane Society of the United States, or HSUS, about 60,000 dogs are used in testing and research each year.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — Two years ago, Larson Middle School English teacher Cindy Christiansen’s sixth-graders looked at things happening in the world and saw that service and shelter animals are the designated state symbols and pets in other states.

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Published April 17, 2019

METRO DETROIT — After the long, dreary days of winter, people may not be the only ones experiencing cabin fever — dogs have been cooped up too. Once the sunshine breaks through and the temperatures start to rise, people may be looking for any excuse to get out and about, taking their four-legged companions along.

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Published April 16, 2019

DETROIT — On April 6 and 7, people from all over the Detroit area gathered in the city to have a special day with a new furry friend.

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Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Wednesday, March 27, female Bactrian camel Tula came into the world to mother Suren, 10, and father Rusty, 11, bringing the Detroit Zoo camel family to five.

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Published April 16, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 62-year-old woman is facing a felony charge of animal abuse after emergency personnel found nearly 70 cats and one dog living in what authorities said were “deplorable conditions” inside her Roseview Boulevard home in Mount Clemens late last month.

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Published April 15, 2019

C&G Newspapers

OAKLAND COUNTY —  Antsy — a young female pit bull/terrier mix — was one of the honored guests as leaders from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan Humane Society met at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center ast week.

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Published April 15, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — There aren’t too many places in the decidedly urban metro Detroit area where someone could go to have an authentic equestrian experience. Since Bloomfield Hills enjoys its own working educational farm, the Friends of Bowers Farm decided to change that.

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Published April 12, 2019

HAZEL PARK/MADISON HEIGHTS — With spring in full swing, baby birds will be hatching, and some may fall from their nests. What do you do if you come across such a helpless creature? Wild Wings — the only songbird-specific rehabilitation center in Oakland County — will be holding two discussions on this very topic. The presentations are titled “Flying Free Again.”

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Published April 11, 2019

WARREN — Despite what was by all accounts an incredible team effort by Warren’s first responders, four dogs and at least one cat were overcome by smoke and perished in a residential fire April 11.

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Published April 10, 2019

TROY — Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will “paws” at Oakland Mall in hopes of finding their forever families.

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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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