Animals/Pets

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 […]

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals

July 11th 2014

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals (Detroit Zoo press release, July 11, 2014) Thirty animals – including some exotic species ¬– are receiving care at the Detroit Zoo today after being rescued from a residential garage in the city of Warren on July 9. Exotic mammals – including two white-nosed coatis, two ring-tailed lemurs […]

Blessing of the Animals at St. Luke’s in Ferndale July 13

July 10th 2014

Blessing of the Animals at St. Luke’s in Ferndale July 13 (compiled, July 10, 2014) This Sunday, July 13 at 10:30am, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will hold a special outdoor service called “Mass on the Grass,” which will include a “Blessing of the Animals.”  St. Luke’s is located on the corner of Livernois and W. […]

Pet Adoption Center Offers Free Cat Adoption July 12

July 10th 2014

Pet Adoption Center Offers Free Cat Adoption July 12 (Oakland County Pet Adoption Center Press Release, July 10, 2014) ​ Individuals who meet screening requirements may adopt cats for free this weekend at Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center’s “Certified Pre-Owned Cat Adoption Event” on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 […]

Thoroughbreds Off and Running at Hazel Park Raceway

July 4th 2014

Thoroughbreds Off and Running at Hazel Park Raceway (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2014) The Hazel Park Raceway opened last weekend with thousands turning out to see the return of live thoroughbred racing. It’s been thirty years since they last had it, instead trying to survive on simulcast betting and live harness races. The […]

Lucky Robin Gets Ferndale Love, Returns Favor with…

June 26th 2014

Lucky Robin Gets Ferndale Love, Returns Favor with Adorable Loyalty (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 25, 2014) A Ferndale man found an unlikely friend when his family went down to the Michigan International Raceway earlier this month. Some unexpected guests, four baby robins, had been living in a nest made in a bicycle attached to the […]

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo

June 17th 2014

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo Press Release, June 17, 2014) Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board members, donors, staff and guests gathered at the Detroit Zoo this evening to ceremoniously “break the ice” on the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC). The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an 18-month development period for […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video)

June 17th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  June 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield […]

Claws & Paws Fills Park with Pets

June 9th 2014

Claws & Paws Fills Park with Pets (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2014) After a two-mile dog walk and charity run, Claws & Paws participants met up at the Clawson Park Pavilion for a day of frolicking with pets and possibly meeting new ones. The annual event showcased cats and dogs available for adoption, as […]

Dog Census to Check for License Compliance in Ferndale June 2

May 20th 2014

Dog Census to Check for License Compliance in Ferndale June 2 (City of Ferndale, May 20, 2014) On June 2, 2014, Oakland County Animal Control Division Census Team workers will begin going door to door to bring dog owners into compliance with the Michigan State Dog Law. All dogs over 4 months of age are […]

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