Animals & Pets

Published August 7, 2019

TROY — Have a hankering to see wild animals that roam Botswana, Namibia or the Falkland Islands, but not the money or time to travel there?

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Published August 5, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — State Sen. Peter Lucido recently announced that he is introducing legislation meant to help protect animals from abuse.

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Published July 22, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — One year ago, a then-12-year-old Huntington Woods girl decided she wanted to get her city to change its code to allow chickens as backyard pets.

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Published July 22, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On July 15, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved the requiring of permits and a list of standards for residents to own chicken on properties that are less than 5 acres.

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Published July 19, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — To aid in Blue Star Service Dogs’ ongoing mission, Bark-E-Que will continue the annual tradition with a fundraiser Aug. 9 at the American Legion Post 4 in Mount Clemens.

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Published July 15, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Animal Shelter lately has been the beneficiary of a couple of civic organizations.

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Published July 12, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Police Department took a bite out of crime July 9 with the seizure of two alligators from a local business.

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Published July 9, 2019

If you’re an animal lover, you know all too well the pangs of wanting to adopt all of the sweet homeless cats and dogs left in shelters.

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Published July 9, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Bright colors, interesting textures, exotic species, authentic human reactions. The Detroit Zoo offers myriad opportunities for anyone wielding a camera to capture the perfect photo.

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Published June 27, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Department of Public Safety went to the dogs as it unveiled its new K-9 unit in June.

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Published June 26, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — A local company took a break from the usual grind to hang out with their furry friends recently, all in the name of charity.

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Published June 25, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On June 10, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets at retail pet stores in the city.

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Published June 25, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Detroit Zoological Society officials are urging the public to get their penguin fix before the Polk Penguin Conservation Center temporarily closes Sept. 9 through mid-June 2020 for repairs “due to faulty waterproofing by the construction contractor.”

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Published June 25, 2019

ROSEVILLE — One Roseville educator is campaigning to reintroduce a therapy dog program at Roseville Middle School to assist students in the special education program.

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Published June 24, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Local residents have been bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court in relation to their alleged involvement in what police say is the “worst case of animal hoarding” they’ve ever seen in the county.

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Published June 24, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Chickens may officially come to roost in Clinton Township.

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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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