Animals/Pets

Help Control Rats in your Neighborhood

August 24th 2016

Help Control Rats in your Neighborhood (City of Oak Park, orig. Aug. 31, 2104, republished Aug. 24, 2016) 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 […]

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival

August 21st 2016

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2016) Davisburg, MI –  When he was just 11 years old, Christian Kopicko started volunteering with Monarch Watch and raising butterflies at home to set free in the wild. “Only 2% survive from egg to butterfly in the wild,” Kopicko said.  […]

Cat vs Dog Charity Softball Match Aug 21 in Ferndale

August 13th 2016

Cat vs Dog Charity Softball Match Aug 21 in Ferndale (Event Page) Cat vs Dog Charity Softball Match Aug 21 in Ferndale   Ferndale, MI – Sunday Aug. 21 1-5 pm Geary Park in Ferndale, MI.  https://www.facebook.com/events/309559012717911/ Everyone knows the age old question, “Which is better, cats or dogs?” On Sunday, August 21st we will […]

Davisburg: Springfield Township Monarch Festival Aug 21

August 1st 2016

Davisburg: Springfield Township Monarch Festival Aug 21 (Event Page) Davisburg, MI – Join us as we celebrate the Monarch Butterfly at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve. Excitement and butterflies fill the air as we learn all about Monarchs and their lives. See how to identify eggs, caterpillars and several types of milkweed; the caterpillars’ only food […]

Search for Bats in Royal Oak Aug. 3

July 28th 2016

Search for Bats in Royal Oak Aug. 3 (Event Page) Searchng for Bats Event – Date & Time: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – 10:45am “Searchng for Bats” is being held at the arboretum on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 beginning at 8:45 pm.  Meet at the north end of the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) […]

Photos from the 2016 Oakland County Fair

July 16th 2016

Photos from the 2016 Oakland County Fair (C. Proxmire, July 16, 2016) Davisburg, MI – The Oakland County Fair is not just a day of rides, shows and animals.  It’s actually a 9 day fair with many people camping at the fair itself for the whole experience.  Kids from all over Oakland County come to […]

Drivers Stop to Help Baby Deer in Springfield Township (video)

June 25th 2016

Drivers Stop to Help Baby Deer in Springfield Township (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 24, 2016) Springfield Twp., MI – This kind of thing probably happens all the time, especially in northern Oakland County, but experiencing a group of strangers coming together to act quickly, get messy, and save an animal in distress was a […]

Kids Can See Live Bats at Pontiac Library June 2, 6, 30 & July 7

May 25th 2016

Kids Can See Live Bats at Pontiac Library June 2, 6, 30 & July 7 (EVENT page) It’s getting batty at your library! During the months of June and July there will be four chances to see live bats in the library during this special program. The Village Club Foundation has sponsored this program where […]

Claws and Paws Brings Doggie Fans Together

May 22nd 2016

Claws and Paws Brings Doggie Fans Together (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 22, 2016) Clawson, MI – Jennifer Seidl of Farmington found Bat Girl tied to the fence of a shelter in Redford with a little black cat at her side, also tied.  The ebony colored bulldog with large ears that look like bat wings had […]

Ferndale DPW Saves Ducklings from 8 Mile Road Traffic (video)

May 13th 2016

Ferndale DPW Saves Ducklings from 8 Mile Road Traffic (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2016) Ferndale, MI – What would have been a day of spreading wood chips ended up in a mad dash to save the lives of nine ducklings who were orphaned in the median of 8 Mile near Woodward. Crew members […]

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