Animals/Pets

Hawk Freed From Ferndale Garage (video)

August 29th 2015

Hawk Freed From Ferndale Garage (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 27, 2015) A Cooper’s Hawk got trapped inside a Ferndale garage Thursday and was quickly set free once discovered.  It’s unclear what time the hawk entered the garage, or how.  Inside the garage remains of a smaller bird – blood, bone and feathers, left a […]

Waterfowl Hunting Begins Sept 1, Including Experimental Teal Season

August 28th 2015

Waterfowl Hunting Begins Sept 1, Including Experimental Teal Season (Michigan DNR Press Release, Aug 28, 2015) This year marks the second year of Michigan’s experimental early teal hunting season. The season runs Sept. 1-7. These small ducks, especially blue-winged teal, are some of the earliest duck species to migrate each fall. This statewide teal-only season […]

Waterford Oaks Hosting Dog Swim Sept 12

August 27th 2015

Waterford Oaks Hosting Dog Swim at Water Park Sept. 12 Location Waterford Oaks Waterpark Start Time 9/12/2015 12:00 PM End Time 9/12/2015 4:55 PM Category Dog Programs Description Oakland County Parks and Recreation celebrates the close of the waterpark season with 11th annual Waterford Oaks Waterpark Dog Swim. The dogs-only swim is from noon- 4:55 […]

Red Oaks Hosting Dog Swim at the Water Park Sept. 13

August 24th 2015

Red Oaks Hosting Dog Swim at the Water Park Sept. 13 (event listing) Location Red Oaks Waterpark Start Time 9/13/2015 12:00 PM End Time 9/13/2015 4:55 PM Category Dog Programs Description Oakland County Parks and Recreation celebrates the close of the waterpark season with the 11th annual Dog Swim at Red Oaks Waterpark. The dogs-only […]

Older Adults and Older Animals Have Special Zoo Day Sept. 9

August 21st 2015

Older Adults and Older Animals Have Special Zoo Day Sept. 9 (Detroit Zoo press release) Senior citizens living in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy a day at the Detroit Zoo on Senior Day, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors 62 and older and a caregiver will receive […]

Adoptable Cats, Coffee and Snacks: Could Ferndale Get a Cat Cafe?

August 12th 2015

Adoptable Cats, Coffee and Snacks: Could Ferndale Get a Cat Cafe? (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2015) Imagine a place where adoptable kitties roam free and their human friends can come relax among them – sip some coffee, enjoy a snack, get on their laptops and work. The concept of the Ferndale CatFe – a […]

Rochester Rotary Gives Service Dog to Veteran with PTSD

August 11th 2015

Rochester Rotary Gives Service Dog to Veteran with PTSD (Rochester Rotary, Aug. 12, 2015) Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, is pleased to announce it has matched an Oakland County veteran with a […]

View: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Being Monarch Momma

August 8th 2015

Guest View: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Being Monarch Momma (Alice McKeage, Aug. 8, 2015) Actually just kidding…I am retired, so every day is vacation! I became interested in the plight of the monarchs a number of years ago. My first move was to make sure my lawn feeding each year did not include […]

Oakland County Spotlights Leader Dogs for the Blind

August 1st 2015

Oakland County Spotlights Leader Dogs for the Blind (Oakland County Blog, Aug 1, 2015) The Leader Dogs for the Blind success story began in 1939, when it was founded by three Detroit-area Lions Club members. They began their new venture on a small, leased farm in Rochester Hills, Michigan and that’s where they remain today. Since […]

Mutt Strutt to Have Dogs on the Runway Up for Adoption Aug 6

July 24th 2015

Mutt Strutt to Have Dogs on the Runway Up for Adoption Aug 6 (event listing) Bingo Cares is partnering with the City of Royal Oak and Oakland County parks to bring a fun and unique opportunity to the general public. As part of the Thursday night Concert in the Park series, Bingo Cares will be […]

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