Animals & Pets

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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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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