Animals & Pets

Published June 24, 2019

UTICA  — The planned date for Utica’s new park — Pioneer Park — to be built, which includes the city’s first dog park, is quickly approaching and the city has big plans for it; however, some minor changes were made to the plan to make the costs more palatable for the city’s budget.

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Published June 21, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — To say that the November 2018 death of K-9 Axe hit the community hard would be an understatement.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The milkweed plant was once banned in the city of Madison Heights, but is now allowed following an ordinance amendment that recognizes its role in sustaining pollinator insect populations — most notably that of the monarch butterfly.

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Published June 12, 2019

ROCHESTER — Each year, millions of monarch butterflies migrate across the U.S., many spending their summers breeding in Michigan before traveling to the mountains of central Mexico for the winter.

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Published June 4, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The city of Eastpointe is getting the word out to residents to register their dogs with the city and vaccinate them.

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Published May 24, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Final veterinary reports for nearly 200 cats taken from a West Bloomfield home will determine what types of charges the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office may file following a hoarding situation discovered several weeks ago.

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Published May 24, 2019

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — Melissa Srock, of Bloomfield Township, recently made a few changes to the back of her 2.2-acre property. She added some pine trees to the edge of the woods on her land, to hide her hives.

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Published May 24, 2019

TROY — Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials are investigating after police discovered animal traps set in Beach Road Park, a small plot of city-owned land off of Beach Road, south of Long Lake Road.

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Published May 20, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — A press conference was held May 13 at the Macomb County Administration Building in Mount Clemens to introduce a county-wide animal abuse task force, and an animal protection unit within the Prosecutor’s Office.

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Published May 14, 2019

DETROIT — Each year, the historic Belle Isle Aquarium hosts an outdoor celebration of its pond-dwelling koi fish and the nation of Japan from which they come.

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Published May 14, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society formally announced the founding of a new animal adoption center in Harper Woods May 9.

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Published May 8, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From May 8 to March 2020, the “Snares to Wares Initiative: Capacity for Change” exhibition will be on display in the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.

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Published May 7, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A long-discussed ordinance that would allow Huntington Woods residents to keep chickens in their backyards was on the verge of passage at press time.

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Published May 3, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The heated debate over Boomer — a dog sentenced to death in Madison Heights for a killing that no one saw occur — has led to weekly protests in front of City Hall and three billboards in support of the dog. Now with several court cases ongoing, a new development has emerged in the form of a settlement offer.

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Published May 1, 2019

METRO DETROIT — People love their pets, but that love can get somewhat strained when that fur baby scratches up the couch or mangles a new pair of shoes. Animal experts can offer hope, however, with some tips to keep that dog or cat well-mannered.

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Published April 30, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ending a long-standing prohibition, the City Council voted in April to change the ordinance to allow dogs to be walked on a leash through Wahby Park, on Jefferson Avenue south of 10 Mile Road.

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Published April 30, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Nearly a month after police seized nine dogs from a home in West Bloomfield for alleged hoarding and neglect, the keeper of those animals has been arraigned on an animal cruelty charge.

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Published April 29, 2019

UTICA — Alexander Gerth, of Utica, has been sentenced to at least three years and up to six years in prison for stabbing a dog and leaving him to die in Grant Park in Utica. Gerth, 23, appeared in front of Judge Richard Caretti at the 16th Circuit Court April 23 for his sentencing.

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Published April 26, 2019

METRO DETROIT — According to the Humane Society of the United States, or HSUS, about 60,000 dogs are used in testing and research each year.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — Two years ago, Larson Middle School English teacher Cindy Christiansen’s sixth-graders looked at things happening in the world and saw that service and shelter animals are the designated state symbols and pets in other states.

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