Animals/Pets

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Offered in Royal Oak April 18

April 4th 2015

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Offered in Royal Oak April 18 The Royal Oak Animal Shelter will be hosting the annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic at the Department of Public Services, 1600 N. Campbell, southeast corner of Twelve Mile and Campbell Roads on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring in your dog or […]

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11

March 25th 2015

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11 (Laura Witkowski, Fido Personal Dog Training, March 25, 2015) As more people adopt pit bull-type dogs, more people are realizing the truth: that they’re… wait for it… just normal dogs. And just like any dogs, they should be assessed individually, not judged based on preconceived notions. […]

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23

March 18th 2015

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23 (Blumz Press Release, March 18,2015) Puppies are a lot like flowers, they make everyone smile and bring joy to our world when they are around.  Blumz by JRDesigns loves both flowers and puppies, so we found a way to combine them.  We […]

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy

March 17th 2015

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 17, 2015) A coyote was captured in a Royal Oak back yard and subsequently euthanized, with footage of the captured animal struggling in a toothless rubber jaw-style trap aired on WXYZ news causing reaction through the community. The City of Royal Oak issued the […]

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8

March 14th 2015

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) As the Detroit Zoo prepares for Bunnyville, which is the unofficial kick off to the event season on April 3, zoo officials are working to address concerns that were brought up by residents last month in a […]

Debate Continues Over Hazel Park’s Pit Bull Ban

March 14th 2015

Debate Continues Over Hazel Park’s Pit Bull Ban (Doug Sanders and Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) A ban on pit bulls that was passed in 2012 has made its way into public discussion in Hazel Park, where the debate comes down to if violent K9 behavior is the fault of the dog’s breed or […]

Go Along with Experts on an Owl Hoot Feb. 27

February 20th 2015

Go Along with Experts on an Owl Hoot Feb. 27 (Royal Oak Nature Society, Feb. 20, 2015) Event – Date & Time: Friday, February 27, 2015 – 7:30pm The Royal Oak Nature Society presents “Owl Hoot” at Cummingston Park on Friday, February 27th, 2015 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  […]

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video)

February 13th 2015

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 13, 2015) There are several balancing acts in play as the Detroit Zoo figures out how to provide the right blend of entertainment and fundraising with their mission of providing a good home to animals, and how to be good neighbors with the Royal […]

Former Detroit Zoo Elephant Wanda Dies

February 12th 2015

Former Detroit Zoo Elephant Wanda Dies (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Feb. 12, 2015) A three-day journey from Michigan to California a decade ago marked the beginning of a new life for two Asian elephants and sparked an international conversation about how elephants are faring in captivity. Wanda and Winky – aging, arthritic elephants at the […]

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12

February 4th 2015

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12 (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)   In response to Huntington Woods’ residents’ concerns about noise, The Detroit Zoo is hosting a 2015 Event Update meeting to include time for questions and answers from the public. The event takes place from 6pm to7pm at […]

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