Animals & Pets

Published December 30, 2019

TROY — Troy firefighters at Station 3 wear their full gear and equipment when Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs visit to train so the dogs get used to seeing them in it.

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Published December 27, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Citing multiple reasons it may be looking for a new option for animal control in the city, St. Clair Shores City Council voted Dec. 16 to extend its contract with Macomb County Animal Control for six months.

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Published December 17, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Just like that, the life of Izzy changed, and so did those whom she came into contact with.

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Published December 13, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — An employee of the Oakland County Animal Shelter is recovering after an unprovoked attack Dec. 12 by a pit bull being held at the facility.

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Published December 10, 2019

FERNDALE — The coral reef in Florida has been battling stony-coral tissue loss disease since 2014.The disease wipes out the tissue of the stony corals, which die rapidly after becoming infected.

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Published December 3, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Not only do humans use blankets to help stay warm this time of year, so do our furry friends.

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Published November 21, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — More than nine months after dozens of dogs were rescued by authorities in Sterling Heights, Macomb County officials are reflecting on an outpouring of generosity that helped turn those animals into pets for new homes.

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Published November 20, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Nearly a year ago, something unimaginably horrible happened to Alissa Sullivan, a member of the Hazel Park City Council and an advocate for animals.

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Published November 15, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — A domestic cat living in Birmingham was diagnosed with rabies, according to county officials, making the animal the most recent case of rabies diagnosed locally, along with four bats and 11 skunks. 

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Published November 14, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — About 125 second grade students at a local elementary school are on a quest to make the monarch butterfly the official state insect.

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Published November 12, 2019

TROY — Although Pawfficer Badges, now 1 1/2, 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 — and doing well.

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Published November 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Increasingly, dogs aren’t just our best friends — they’re also our aides and co-workers. From police and military dogs to service animals, our furry buddies are showing that they can do a lot more than fetch a ball.

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Published November 5, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Officials recently announced that the city will be partnering with the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center.

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Published November 1, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Having the right equipment on hand to move an injured K-9 or safely lift the dog over a wall or fence matters when seconds count for first responders. Members of the Southern Macomb Warthogs Chapter 44 recently supplemented the gear issued by police departments across the county by adding tactical medical litters for 24 K-9 units.

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Published October 25, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — Local health officials have announced another case of rabies in a skunk, this time in West Bloomfield.

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Published October 22, 2019

CLAWSON — On Oct. 15, the Clawson City Council voted 3-1 to introduce an ordinance to regulate domestic chicken ownership.

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Published October 18, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights Police Department’s K-9 unit is now a force of four.

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Published October 15, 2019

Coyotes are in Sterling Heights, and like their Roadrunner-hunting cartoon counterpart, sometimes they fall on the wrong side of technology in a modern world.

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Published October 11, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Over the years, more than 35,000 animals have been saved by Guardians for Animals and its affiliates. And each fall, the GFA Pet Expo and Adoption Event tries to find homes for as many as possible.

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Published October 9, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Tacos and hamburgers aren’t the only things you can get at a drive-through anymore.

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