Animals & Pets

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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Published December 11, 2018

CLAWSON — On Dec. 4, the Clawson City Council unanimously voted to extend the suspension of enforcement on chicken violations for an additional 45 days, or until Jan. 18, on the premise that an updated ordinance will be in place by that time.

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Published December 7, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Macomb County Animal Control unveiled new licenses for dogs in the county beginning in 2019 that will more easily connect the person who finds a lost animal with its owner.

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Published December 5, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Hills naturalist Lance DeVoe fields calls from residents daily about the wide array of wildlife in the city, including deer and coyotes.

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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — City and county officials are looking forward to adapting the Sterling Relief Drain into an eventual site of relief for the monarch butterfly population.

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Published November 29, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS/CLAWSON — While the city of Madison Heights budgets for the day-to-day operations of the local animal shelter, such as paying for food and water bills, it doesn’t pay for the medical expenses of the many cats and dogs in its care.

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Published November 16, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Horse riding enthusiasts can utilize two new hitching posts at Cranberry Lake Park, on Predmore Road.

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Published November 13, 2018

TROY — Jenefer Bashawacty braved snowy, wet roads during her workday and stopped at the Starbucks on Rochester Road, south of South Boulevard, to pose for a selfie with Pawfficer Donut.

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Published November 13, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The city of Eastpointe has hired Brian Pylar to fill the long-vacant position of animal control officer in the community. He will begin work on a part-time basis.

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Published November 12, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Many people who adopt animals don’t realize the hard work that goes into taking care of a pet until they take it home, but the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center in Shelby Township has a program to take away the surprise.

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Published November 9, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD/DETROIT — Walled Lake Central High School sophomore Jared Merchant, 15, is doing big things for his furry, four-legged friends.

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Published October 31, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, a 12-year-old girl gave a presentation to the Huntington Woods City Commission to convince it to allow backyard chickens. Georgia Stoy stood before the commission Oct.Read More

Published October 29, 2018

FRANKLIN/BLOOMFIELD — As Michiganders, we have to put up with a certain number of annoyances as a trade-off for living in one of the nation’s natural paradises.

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Published October 26, 2018

HARPER WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society is inviting people to join it at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help in the group’s continued support for the Harper Woods K-9 program and its local police dog, Kaiser.

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Published October 24, 2018

CLAWSON — On Oct. 16, the Clawson City Council voted 4-1 to direct city staff to draft an “imaginative” and “far-reaching” ordinance for the purpose of discussion and public presentation concerning the city’s existing barnyard ordinance, specifically regarding chickens.

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