Animals/Pets

Duck Family Finds Safe Harbor in Pleasant Ridge Pool

June 3rd 2015

Duck Family Finds Safe Harbor in Pleasant Ridge Pool (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 3, 2015) Word seems to be spreading in the animal kingdom about how kindly the residents of Pleasant Ridge welcome unexpected four-legged, and two-legged, guests. For years a rescued stray cat named PR (purr) roamed the rooms of city hall and sneaked […]

Help Name Royal Oak’s Latest Police K-9

May 28th 2015

Help Name Royal Oak’s Latest Police K-9 (Royal Oak Police, May 28, 2015) The Royal Oak Police Department is turning to Facebook fans for help naming its newest recruit. Officer Michael Stajich will travel to the Vohne Liche Kennels in Indiana on June 3 to select and train the department’s newest police dog. Police say […]

Blessings, Adoptions and More Make Claws and Paws Event Fantastic

May 17th 2015

Blessings, Adoptions and More Make Claws and Paws Event Fantastic (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 16, 2015) In Medieval times, pastors would travel the countryside, stopping at farms and offering to bless the animals in hopes of abundant food production. The tradition of the blessing of pets grew out of this practice, leading to the afternoon […]

Video of Oak Park Man Tazering Mouse to Death Goes Viral

May 5th 2015

Video of Oak Park Man Tazering Mouse to Death Goes Viral (C. Proxmire, May 5, 2015) A mouse met its unpleasant demise last week as a man and his brother made a You Tube video tazering the mouse to death. The man wielding the stun gun was wearing his work shirt, and various reports confirmed […]

Claws & Paws Pet Fair & Dog Walk in Clawson May 16

April 22nd 2015

Claws & Paws Pet Fair & Dog Walk in Clawson May 16 (press release, April 22, 2015) This event, sponsored by the Clawson Chamber of Commerce, includes pet adoptions and discounted rabies vaccinations available from Oakland County Animal Control. Participating animals must be licensed and owners must have proof of current vaccinations. Dogs must be […]

Art and Fashion: Grand Opening of ARCADE in Pontiac April 29

April 18th 2015

Art and Fashion: Grand Opening of ARCADE in Pontiac April 29 (press release, April 18, 2015) PEOPLE’s ART EXHIBITION opens Wednesday April 29, 7PM to 9PM, featuring work of Detroit area photographers, Donita Simpson, David Clements, Aaron Eschenberg, Alan Watson, Kathi Craig, Ronna Fisher, Sandy Knudsen, Barbara Troy and more. Join us for an evening […]

Plant Milkweed for Monarchs Says New Ferndale Group

April 12th 2015

Plant Milkweed for Monarchs Says New Ferndale Group (Rebecca Hammond, April 12, 2015) About five years ago, my husband and I headed to the UP after the Mackinac Bridge Walk. The Bridge Walk is spectacular and a must-do Michigan event, but added to the experience was the gentle cloud of Monarch butterflies heading south along […]

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Offered in Royal Oak April 18

April 4th 2015

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Offered in Royal Oak April 18 The Royal Oak Animal Shelter will be hosting the annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic at the Department of Public Services, 1600 N. Campbell, southeast corner of Twelve Mile and Campbell Roads on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring in your dog or […]

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11

March 25th 2015

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11 (Laura Witkowski, Fido Personal Dog Training, March 25, 2015) As more people adopt pit bull-type dogs, more people are realizing the truth: that they’re… wait for it… just normal dogs. And just like any dogs, they should be assessed individually, not judged based on preconceived notions. […]

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23

March 18th 2015

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23 (Blumz Press Release, March 18,2015) Puppies are a lot like flowers, they make everyone smile and bring joy to our world when they are around.  Blumz by JRDesigns loves both flowers and puppies, so we found a way to combine them.  We […]

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