Animals/Pets

Royal Oak Dog Walkers Gets New Spot in Ferndale, Seeks Help with Name

February 22nd 2018

Royal Oak Dog Walkers Gets New Spot in Ferndale, Seeks Help with Name (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 22, 2018) Ferndale, MI – When Catherine Adamo got her Masters of Social Work in 2014, she started walking dogs while she was waiting for her certificate and looking for jobs. “I realized that it made me very […]

Smoke Bomb to Remove Skunk Causes Fire in Ferndale Home

February 20th 2018

Smoke Bomb to Remove Skunk Causes Fire in Ferndale Home (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 20, 2018) Ferndale, MI – An attempt to remove a skunk from a Michigan basement led to a fire that destroyed a home in Ferndale Monday. Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan said the occupant had lit a rodent-killing smoke bomb in the […]

International Polar Bear Day Events at the Detroit Zoo February 24 and 27

February 19th 2018

International Polar Bear Day Events at the Detroit Zoo February 24 and 27 Royal Oak, MI – The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting free activities at the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning Arctic Ring of Life to celebrate International Polar Bear Day and raise awareness of the conservation concerns facing this iconic species. Two events – […]

Bat Zone in Pontiac Thrills, Teaches and Protects

February 5th 2018

Bat Zone in Pontiac Thrills, Teaches and Protects (Sam Gurwin, Feb. 5, 2018) Pontiac, MI – Pontiac added another cool place to its growing resurgence- it’s a little batty- literally. The Organization for Bat Conservation & Save The Bats started in the late 90’s by Rob Mies.  It outgrew its Cranbrook Institute of Science-affiliation and […]

Troy Police Advise Public on Coyote Encounters

January 17th 2018

Troy Police Advise Public on Coyote Encounters (Troy Police, Jan. 7, 2018) Troy, MI – The Troy Police Department has received recent inquiries regarding coyotes in Troy. The Police Department offers the following information in response: Landowners wishing to remove coyotes from their property may obtain services from any licensed nuisance animal control company. A […]

Ferndale Cat Shelter’s Year of Success, Moments of Sadness

January 14th 2018

Ferndale Cat Shelter’s Year of Success, Moments of Sadness (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan 14, 2018) Ferndale, MI – The love outweighed the heartache in 2017 for the Ferndale Cat Shelter and their network of volunteers and supporters. Though there was a mix of both. Director of The Ferndale Cat Shelter Deanne Iovan talked about the […]

Presentation on Humane Rat Control Feb. 10 in Royal Oak

January 9th 2018

Presentation on Humane Rat Control Feb. 10 in Royal Oak Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak RATS (Residents Are The Solution) is presenting a free family friendly community workshop on how to humanely prevent and control rats. The presentation is Saturday, Feb. 10 from noon to 3pm at the Senior Community Center 3500 Marais Avenue […]

Detroit Zoo Welcomes One-Winged Bald Eagle Named Mr. America

January 4th 2018

Detroit Zoo Welcomes One-Winged Bald Eagle Named Mr. America Royal Oak, MI – A male bald eagle from southern Indiana is in his permanent habitat at the Detroit Zoo after recovering from an injury that prevented him from being released back into the wild. One of the bird’s wings was severely damaged, presumably after he […]

Troy Firefighters Rescue Cat from Tree, Searching for Owner

December 30th 2017

Troy Firefighters Rescue Cat from Tree, Searching for Owner (Troy Fire Dept, Dec. 30, 2017) Troy, MI – On Dec. 26, just before 8:30 pm, the Troy Fire Chief began receiving information that a cat that had been stuck in a tree for the last day-and-a-half No specific location was provided, but the cat was […]

Rare Cats Reportedly Spotted in Farmington Hills Area After Fire, Owners Offering Reward

December 10th 2017

Rare Cats Reportedly Spotted in Farmington Hills Area After Fire, Owners Offering Reward (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 10, 2017) Farmington Hills, MI – The search continues for four cats that lived in a Farmington Hills home that burned on Nov. 13. The cats were originally thought to have perished in the fire, but the couple […]