Animals/Pets

Oakland County to Get New Animal Shelter

October 25th 2015

Oakland County to Get New Animal Shelter (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2015) Cats and dogs in the care of Oakland County Animal Control could be in a brand new, modern facility by 2017 if plans remain on schedule for constructing a new animal shelter facility. Oakland County Commissioners voted Thursday to use bond funding […]

Pleasant Ridge Gone Batty

October 7th 2015

Pleasant Ridge Gone Batty (Thomas Treuter, Oct. 7, 2015) Creatures of the night descended on the quaint little community of Pleasant Ridge Monday evening, enchanting dozens of children and parents. The visit was part of the Cranbrook Traveling Bats program which gives kids and adults an up close look at the nocturnal flying creatures. The […]

Penguin Center to Bring Deep Diving, Arctic Blasts, Iceberg Calving & More

October 7th 2015

Penguin Center to Bring Deep Diving, Arctic Blasts, Iceberg Calving & More (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Oct. 7, 2015) The silhouette of an enormous tabular iceberg juts out on each end, with giant beams of steel forming what will soon be a breathtaking sight – the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC) at the Detroit Zoo. […]

Woman Found Dead Among Menagerie of Animals in Waterford Home

October 2nd 2015

Woman Found Dead Among Menagerie of Animals in Waterford Home (Waterford Police Report, Oct. 2, 2015) On October 1, 2015 at approximately 5:30pm, Waterford Officers responded to the 5000 block of Ridge Top Drive for a deceased person. Arriving Officers located a 47 year old female from Clarkston, deceased inside the residence surrounded by numerous […]

Cranbrook Bats in Pleasant Ridge Oct. 5

October 1st 2015

Cranbrook Bats in Pleasant Ridge Oct. 5 (EVENT page) Monday, October 5, 2015 7-8PM @ Pleasant Ridge Community Center Enjoy the evening with “Creatures of the Night” Explore the fascinating world of nocturnal animals and learn about their adaptations for living at night. See live night creatures including bats, flying squirrels, owls, sugar gliders, and a […]

Cats Rule Fundraiser for Ferndale Cat Café Oct. 16

September 29th 2015

Cats Rule Fundraiser for Ferndale Cat Café Oct. 16 (Click for: EVENT Page) Friday, October 16 at 8:00pm SOHO Ferndale 205 W Nine Mile, Ferndale, Michigan 48220 Support the new Ferndale Cat Cafe with a benefit for the Ferndale Cat Shelter. Live Band “The Alley Cats” plus raffles and prizes and drink specials. Forget Fido…. […]

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives

September 22nd 2015

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 22, 2015) The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is asking the community to take preventative measures to protect wild birds from window strikes, which occur when a bird collides with a window and dies. According to the Humane Society of the United States, an estimated […]

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

September 21st 2015

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For […]

Ferndale: Details of the Dog Park

September 15th 2015

Ferndale: Details of the Dog Park (C. Proxmire, Sept. 15, 2015) The Dog Park at Wilson Park in Ferndale is just about complete, with the public getting an update at Monday night’s council meeting. Department of Public Works Director Loyd Cureton touted some of the park’s features, including a key fob lock system and separate […]

2015 Michigan State Fair Helps Families Make Memories

September 6th 2015

2015 Michigan State Fair Helps Families Make Memories (C. Proxmire, Sept. 6, 2015) The Michigan State Fair took place over the weekend at the Suburban Showcase in Novi.  The privately-run event is the continuation of a tradition started in 1849. There is little that could be said about the experience that isn’t better captured in […]

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