Animals & Pets

Published February 11, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Mike Palmer, the owner of Premier Pet Supply stores around metro Detroit, knows everything there is to know about pets. It’s his business. Well, there’s one thing he didn’t know until recently.

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Published February 11, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Have you ever wondered how animals survive in Michigan’s freezing weather? The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center will offer people the opportunity to spend a few hours appreciating the beauty of the wintry outdoors while also learning all about the animals that survive in the cold during its winter hike event from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 inside and outside the center in Shelby Township.

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Published February 11, 2019

UTICA —  The Utica community and many animal lovers from other communities came together for a candlelight vigil Feb. 10 at Grant Park in Utica after a recent tragedy at the park. After members of the city heard about Sterling, a dog who was stabbed to death and left in the park in January, they jumped into action to get their voices heard to prevent animal abuse.

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Published February 5, 2019

TROY — The first lesson the Paws for Life Rescue volunteers are learning is how to synchronize the clicker to the treat.

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Published February 5, 2019

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Thanks to a recent donation, two local law enforcement K-9 units can now be further equipped.

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Published February 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Humane Society of Macomb, located at 11350 22 Mile Road, will undergo a building expansion and renovation project this year.

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Published January 31, 2019

UTICA — The suspect who investigators believe is responsible for the torturous death of a dog at Grant Park in Utica last week was arraigned Jan. 31 at the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township.

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Published January 30, 2019

UTICA — Utica police have a suspect in custody in what investigators described as the torturous death of a dog in Grant Park last week.

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Published January 30, 2019

WARREN — It was midday on Jan. 29 and the outside temperature was dropping. The wind had picked up, making the bitterly cold readings feel even worse on bare skin and exposed fur. Prolonged exposure to the weather was growing unforgiving, potentially deadly.

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Published January 29, 2019

UTICA — Utica police are calling an incident that occurred last week at Grant Park a “heinous act” and are looking for those responsible for the death of a dog.

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Published January 25, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Guardians for Animals proves there is strength in numbers. The nonprofit network supports 17 no-kill animal rescues. Together, they have saved nearly 33,200 animals over the past 15 years, including more than 1,700 in 2018 alone.

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Published January 25, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — It’s been a mild winter so far, but there have still been days and nights where the temperature dropped to what felt like single digits. This has prompted experts in animal care to remind residents that as a general rule of thumb, if it’s too cold outside for humans, it’s too cold for pets.

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Published January 11, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When the puck drops Jan. 19, it won’t just be for a great game of hockey, it will be a way to remember and honor St. Clair Shores’ slain K-9 officer, Axe.

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Published January 11, 2019

WARREN — Firefighters rushing into burning buildings will do what they can to save lives and property. While one team works to battle the fire, a second team searches for trapped or unconscious occupants.

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Published January 7, 2019

UTICA — An uncommon reunion sparked some good cheer at the Utica Police Department just before the new year Dec. 20. 

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Published January 4, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Ever encounter a wounded wild animal and wanted to help it recover, but didn’t know how? Certainly there are groups that specialize in this, such as Wild Wings in Hazel Park. But those wanting to take matters into their own hands can learn how during an upcoming presentation at the Red Oaks Nature Center at Suarez Friendship Woods.

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Published January 2, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Dec. 20, 7-month-old female otter Kalee made her debut at the Detroit Zoo’s recently expanded Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat.

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Published December 27, 2018

FERNDALE — After Ferndale received a request from an event to hold pig racing, the city made moves to ban that and other forms of showcasing exotic animals in town.

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Published December 21, 2018

TROY — Although volunteers and supporters met the target amount of $20,000 — the first estimate to construct a permanent structure for five owls who live at the Stage Nature Center — after a second look, it’s not enough.

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Published December 18, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On Dec. 10, the Detroit Zoo’s three red pandas readily explored their recently expanded 14,000-square-foot habitat, made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation.

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