Animals & Pets

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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Published October 23, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — The coolest guys and ghouls know where the best place to party is before Halloween, and that’s in downtown Birmingham as two family-friendly traditions take place just down the street from each other this weekend.

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Published October 16, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Some people see their pets as furry four-legged kids. So why shouldn’t pets get to join in the fun of trick-or-treating?Read More

Published October 12, 2018

HARPER WOODS — Salter Park in Harper Woods is going to the dogs.

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Published October 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Grooming trends for dogs change a bit for colder months, with longer cuts, special tools and even outfits that are as helpful as they are fashionable.

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Published October 9, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — It’s a fall tradition at this point: the Guardians for Animals Pet Expo, where rescue organizations come together to find families for animals in need.  And this year, all adoption fees are half off.Read More

Published October 1, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — “My new employee weighs 68 pounds, stands about 20.5 inches tall, she has four legs, a tail and goes by the name of Bella,” Birmingham Police Chief Mark Clemence told the City Commission Sept. 17. In her full official ensemble, Bella the black Lab and golden retriever mix ambled toward the front of the commission chambers upon her introduction.

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Published September 25, 2018

CLAWSON — After a spirited discussion of chicken ownership during a Sept. 18 City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to suspend for 90 days enforcement of violation letters that were taped to the doors of four chicken owners.

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Published September 24, 2018

UTICA — The Utica City Council voted to approve the proposed dog park as presented as part of the planned Pioneer Park at its Sept. 11 meeting.

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Published September 17, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Animal lovers, mark your calendars for the weekend of Oct. 6-7, when the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center and the Michigan Humane Society will host events in Milford, Pontiac and Detroit to benefit homeless pets.

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Published September 14, 2018

WARREN — Would you know if a homebound senior, relative or neighbor with limited mobility and resources was having trouble caring for their pets? Would you know when and how to get them some help? In many cases, managing those situations is left to first responders.

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Published September 12, 2018

ROYAL OAK — This weekend, the phrase “dog days of summer” will undergo a physical manifestation with two separate dog-themed events planned in Royal Oak.

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Published September 4, 2018

TROY — Faith the fire dog, a border collie who retired from her community service in 2013, when she was diagnosed with Addison’s disease and needed to avoid stress, passed away in February 2015 after her kidneys failed at age 15.

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Published September 4, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — They’re incredible insects renowned for their beauty and astonishing feat of migrating across the country. They’re also crucial to the health of the environment.

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Published August 31, 2018

UTICA — The city of Utica held a town hall meeting Aug. 28 at Utica City Hall to discuss plans for the proposed Pioneer Park on land located to the north of Eppler Junior High School, where Hahn Street ends.

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Published August 28, 2018

ROCHESTER — Dog walkers in the Rochester area will become the new eyes and ears for the Rochester Police Department.


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Published August 24, 2018

WARREN — Backyard chicken coops may soon be permitted in Warren, as long as those keeping the birds don’t run afoul of a proposed ordinance amendment.

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Published August 15, 2018

HAZEL PARK — Frail. Featherless. Few things are more vulnerable than a baby bird. So, what do you do when you find one that’s fallen from its nest?

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Published August 14, 2018

Although Pawfficer Badges had to pass on the purrfect pawsition as head of the newly formed Troy Police Department Feline Unit due to health reasons, she is now the spokescat for the cause of feline leukemia.

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Published August 13, 2018

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MADISON HEIGHTS/WARREN — Madison Heights Animal Control is reminding residents that the family pet can be unpredictable and escape, so exercise caution. The advice comes in the wake of an incident in Warren where a family became separated from its pet parrot after the bird was spooked and unexpectedly took flight. This led to a search in Warren and nearby communities before it was found days later.

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