Animals & Pets

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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Published February 28, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights has become embroiled in a controversy over a dog named Boomer who has been sentenced to death for allegedly killing another dog.

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Published February 22, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Macomb County prosecutors have trained their attention on two suspects they blame for allegedly mistreating dozens of dogs in Sterling Heights.

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Published February 20, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Something old, something new, something borrowed — and a good boy, too. That’s not quite how the old adage goes, but it certainly applies to the brides and grooms of 2019. Couples are creating new traditions for their nuptials, and including their furry child in the ceremony is non-negotiable.

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Published February 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Elite Detection K9 is in need of over 20 local families to host breeding mom dogs whose puppies will be trained in scent detection. The Soldan family, of Oakland Township, currently serves as the host family for Elite Detection K9 breeding mom Honey, an 18-month-old yellow Labrador retriever.

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Published February 18, 2019

UTICA — A Utica man who allegedly tortured and killed a pit bull that was found at Grant Park in Utica appeared for his preliminary hearing Feb. 11 at the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township.

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Published February 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Macomb County officials asked the public on Valentine’s Day to help man’s best friend after 53 dogs were reportedly rescued from a hoarding situation at a Sterling Heights property.

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