Animals/Pets

…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 […]

Michigan Humane Society has Chickens that Need Homes

August 29th 2015

Michigan Humane Society has Chickens that Need Homes (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2015) The Michigan Humane Society is trying to get the word out about chickens and roosters that need homes. The animal rescue organization has about six birds up for adoption. Ryan McTigue, spokesperson for the Humane Society, said chickens and roosters are […]

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 […]

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