Animals/Pets

Detroit Zoo Makes an Impact on Wyoming Toad Comeback

September 4th 2014

Detroit Zoo Makes an Impact on Wyoming Toad Comeback (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 5, 2014) The Detroit Zoological Society’s breeding program for the Wyoming toad has produced a record 3,945 tadpoles for release into the wild in its efforts to preserve the federally endangered amphibian. “This is the largest number of tadpoles we have […]

Oak Park Shares Rodent Control Precautions

August 31st 2014

Oak Park Shares Rodent Control Precautions (City of Oak Park, Aug. 31, 2104) The City of Oak Park sent out the following guidelines to help residents control rats and rodents in the community. The tips are useful for any community: Here are seven actions you can take to control the rodent population and help keep […]

Singing Insects of Michigan Presentation Sept. 3

August 30th 2014

Singing Insects of Michigan Presentation Sept. 3 ( Royal Oak Nature Society Press Release, Aug.30, 2014) Not all the sounds of nature come from birds and frogs. Singing insects are one of the most dominant sounds of our summer days and nights. The Singing Insects of Michigan speaker program is being held on Wednesday, Sept. […]

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6

August 10th 2014

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   Oakland Literacy Council (OLC) asks that you mark your calendars for our Wild About Reading charity walk on September 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. All proceeds raised will […]

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video)

August 7th 2014

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) Life is not always purr-fect in Pleasant Ridge, but visitors to City Hall do get an experience more adorable than in most cities. Guarding the cozy little City Hall and Police Department building is an unexpected resident – […]

Deer Fatally Struck on Woodward in Pleasant Ridge

July 31st 2014

Deer Fatally Struck on Woodward in Pleasant Ridge (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2014)   On Tuesday night a doe was fatally struck by at least one vehicle on Woodward Avenue in Pleasant Ridge. Residents are concerned that the doe may have been the mother of a fawn that has also been spotted around the […]

Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8

July 29th 2014

Ferndale Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8 (FPL Press Release, July 29, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library, located at 222 E. 9 Mile, is seeking animal-themed art for an upcoming exhibit called Menagerie. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. The display case will […]

Birmingham Corn Festival to Feature… Aug. 10

July 26th 2014

Birmingham Corn Festival to Feature Petting Farm Animals & More Aug. 10 (press release, July 26, 2014) Where: Farmers Market-City Parking Lot #6 When: Sunday, August 10, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Corn is King for a Day at the Birmingham Farmers Market! Come celebrate one of Michigan’s sweetest harvests with games, special kids crafts (provided […]

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended

July 24th 2014

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended (Andrea Johns, Ferndale Fur Trading Company, July 24, 2014) Oakland County dog owners should be on alert with cases of Parvo reported this week. This highly fatal virus is often treatable if caught early, and can be prevented. Although Parvovirus is most commonly seen in more […]

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog

July 24th 2014

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, July 24, 2014) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is sad to announce the death of one of its K-9 members, “Maxx”. Maxx was assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Team and is credited with uncovering large quantities of narcotics during his tenure at […]

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