Animals & Pets

Published April 17, 2019

METRO DETROIT — After the long, dreary days of winter, people may not be the only ones experiencing cabin fever — dogs have been cooped up too. Once the sunshine breaks through and the temperatures start to rise, people may be looking for any excuse to get out and about, taking their four-legged companions along.

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Published April 16, 2019

DETROIT — On April 6 and 7, people from all over the Detroit area gathered in the city to have a special day with a new furry friend.

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Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Wednesday, March 27, female Bactrian camel Tula came into the world to mother Suren, 10, and father Rusty, 11, bringing the Detroit Zoo camel family to five.

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Published April 16, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 62-year-old woman is facing a felony charge of animal abuse after emergency personnel found nearly 70 cats and one dog living in what authorities said were “deplorable conditions” inside her Roseview Boulevard home in Mount Clemens late last month.

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Published April 15, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY —  Antsy — a young female pit bull/terrier mix — was one of the honored guests as leaders from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan Humane Society met at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center ast week.

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Published April 15, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — There aren’t too many places in the decidedly urban metro Detroit area where someone could go to have an authentic equestrian experience. Since Bloomfield Hills enjoys its own working educational farm, the Friends of Bowers Farm decided to change that.

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Published April 12, 2019

HAZEL PARK/MADISON HEIGHTS — With spring in full swing, baby birds will be hatching, and some may fall from their nests. What do you do if you come across such a helpless creature? Wild Wings — the only songbird-specific rehabilitation center in Oakland County — will be holding two discussions on this very topic. The presentations are titled “Flying Free Again.”

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Published April 11, 2019

WARREN — Despite what was by all accounts an incredible team effort by Warren’s first responders, four dogs and at least one cat were overcome by smoke and perished in a residential fire April 11.

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Published April 10, 2019

TROY — Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will “paws” at Oakland Mall in hopes of finding their forever families.

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Published April 10, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS/NOVI — When you’ve conquered the competitive world of professional bowling, you need to find a new mountain to scale.

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Published April 8, 2019

UTICA — The Utica Public Library and the community recently came together to gather fleece donations for the benefit of local shelter animals ahead of a planned date to make blankets to give to the animals.

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Published April 5, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — A case of cat hoarding in Mount Clemens is still being investigated, and whether or not the woman involved will face charges was unknown at press time, according to local law enforcement.

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Published April 5, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Bird-watchers can now watch a peregrine falcon live as she prepares her nesting box atop the Old Macomb County Administration Building. The live streaming webcam, the latest launched by EarthCam the week of April 1, overlooks the falcon as it prepares to lay eggs.

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Published April 3, 2019

METRO DETROIT — There are many choices facing a homeowner when decorating a home. Something that is not uncommon, but definitely stands out, is an aquarium. Victor Bondi, a Warren resident and president of the Motor City Aquarium Society, said he has at least four fish tanks in his home, and at one point he had as many as 18.

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Published April 3, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Bird-watching, local experts say, is not just for the birds. It’s a great excuse to get everyone spending quality time together outside — away from the temptation of screens — and cultivating an interest in science and nature.

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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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