Animals & Pets

Published May 18, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A West Bloomfield woman and her furry companion recently won an agility competition at the international level.

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Published May 15, 2018

TROY — A different cat than expected swore to purr-tect and serve the Troy Police Department May 11. 

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Published May 15, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Organizers of the Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo event are pretty confident that, this year, one family will take home the 25,000th pet, a tally that has been rising since the inaugural event 26 years ago.

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Published May 14, 2018

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LANSING — Legislators at the state and federal levels are dedicating their time to efforts they say will protect their four-legged constituency. But some advocates question whether the outcome will help or hurt cats, dogs and other animals.

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Published May 10, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — According to the Florida-based Save the Manatee Club, West Indian manatees have no natural enemies, and it is believed they can live 60 years or more.

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Published May 8, 2018

TROY — The newest recruit to join the ranks of the Troy Police Department is scheduled to report for duty May 11. 

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Published May 7, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — For some, the surest sign of spring is the first glimpse of sprouting leaves, or maybe the warmer temperatures. For others, it’s the sound of birds chirping early each morning after a long winter away from home.

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Published May 7, 2018

UTICA — The Utica Downtown Development Authority April 24 unanimously approved a local Boy Scout’s request to consider working together to build a dog park in the city of Utica.

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Published May 1, 2018

TROY — You don’t have a holiday — not until the dogs are taken care of, said Jane Bergishagen, 83. 

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Published April 24, 2018

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — In the afternoon hours of April 20, the Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department posted information at www.nixle.com about a coyote sighting near Holiday and Renaud roads. The report advised residents to use caution with small pets.

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Published April 23, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Zoo officials say Harsen, a 1-year-old female bald eagle, is fitting in well with the two male bald eagles at the Detroit Zoo after being introduced to her new 3,600-square-foot habitat April 11.

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Published April 23, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township police, in partnership with the Macomb County Animal Control Division, removed 23 dogs from a home in Shelby Township and are seeking charges against the dog owner.

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Published April 19, 2018

A skunk was recently discovered with a confirmed case of rabies in the city, said officials with the Oakland County Health Division.

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Published April 13, 2018

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Animal Shelter will host a special adoption event, “Sprung by Springtime,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at the shelter, 21417 Dunham Road in Clinton Township.

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Published April 12, 2018

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Department of Public Safety went hog wild on Easter Sunday as it responded to a call of a loose pig in the city.

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Published April 10, 2018

TROY — Troy resident Wyatt Lucas, 15, said his mom, Gail, has been bringing him and his siblings to the Stage Nature Center since “before we could walk.”

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Published April 9, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Go outside when the sun is down and the moon is providing a glimpse of light, and you are sure to hear a number of sounds from unseen sources.

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Published April 5, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Dogs have long been used as a tool to relax in their roles as pets and as therapy dogs, and students at West Bloomfield School District schools may see more of them on campuses in the future. 

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Published April 4, 2018

A local man whose dog was attacked had to take out loans to pay for the medical expenses. Now he’s asking the community to help him cover the cost.

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Published April 3, 2018

ROYAL OAK —  Suka, the Detroit Zoo’s new 5-year-old female polar bear, seems to be loving her new habitat and new partner, Nuka, 13, who has been the zoo’s resident male polar bear since 2011.

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