Animals/Pets

Cats in the Office are Part of Rose Township Charm

February 10th 2019

Cats in the Office are Part of Rose Township Charm Rose Township Offices (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2019) Rose Township, MI- Rose Township Supervisor Dianne Scheib-Snider is “not a cat person,” but when she became Township Supervisor in 2016 she found herself being “office mom” to a pair of somewhat friendly felines – appropriately […]

Puppy Yoga to Benefit Make a Difference Rescue Feb. 9 in Ferndale

February 3rd 2019

Puppy Yoga to Benefit Make a Difference Rescue Feb. 9 in Ferndale (Ananda Ferndale, event listing) Ferndale, MI – Our Ananda Ferndale yoga teachers, three of whom are also professional dog walkers, are thrilled to be teaming up with Make a Difference Rescue! Together, we are offering a feel-good experience to support the rescue during […]

Survivors of Violence Need Not Leave Beloved Pets Behind

February 1st 2019

Survivors of Violence Need Not Leave Beloved Pets Behind (Lara Mossa, Feb. 2, 2019) PONTIAC, MI – It was 2001. Dr. Tracy Thompson knew she had to do something. Thompson had only the clothes on her back and a hastily-packed suitcase when she left her husband. He had tried to hold her against her will […]

Detroit Zoo Closed Wednesday, Possibly Thursday, Due to Cold

January 29th 2019

Detroit Zoo Closed Wednesday, Possibly Thursday, Due to Cold (Detroit Zoological Society, Jan. 29, 2019) Royal Oak, MI- While Michigan is under a state of emergency due to the extreme cold temperatures, the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center will be closed to guests on Wednesday, January 30. Both facilities may be closed as […]

Dog Show to Benefit Birmingham Youth Assistance Feb. 3

January 21st 2019

Dog Show to Benefit Birmingham Youth Assistance Feb. 3  Birmingham, MI- Attention all kids aged 4-14!  Do you have a dog with the Waggiest Tail? Could yours have the best trick? Then we want to see you and your pooch at the Birmingham Youth Assistance Kids Dog Show! The show begins at 1pm on Sunday, […]

Keller, the Blind Rescue Cat, and Companion Helen Hope for Loving Home

January 20th 2019

Keller, the Blind Rescue Cat, and Companion Helen Hope for Loving Home (Cheryl Weiss, Jan. 20, 2019) Madison Heights, MI- Keller was with his buddy, Helen, under a dresser on a hot August afternoon when the rescuers came.  They were the last of many cats in the last room that Madison Heights Animal Control officers […]

Creating Homes for Outdoor Cats

January 19th 2019

Creating Homes for Outdoor Cats (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 19, 2019, adapted from orig. Oct. 28, 2018) Ferndale, MI – It costs about $20 and an hour of being crafty to help save the lives of feral and community cats, and Kimberly Wallace of the Ferndale Cat Shelter is helping people learn how. Though most […]

Detroit Zoological Society’s Annual Wildlife Conservation Gala March 16

January 18th 2019

Detroit Zoological Society’s Annual Wildlife Conservation Gala March 16 Royal Oak, MI- The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will host its third annual Wildlife Conservation Gala, presented by Ford Motor Company, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, 6-9:30 p.m. Held at the Detroit Zoo’s iconic Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, the event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a sit-down […]

Madison High School Courtyard Goats Give Lessons in…

January 12th 2019

Madison High School Courtyard Goats Give Lessons in Garbage-Eating, Giving Birth (Lara Mossa, Jan. 12, 2019) MADISON HEIGHTS – The white short-haired goat came to the window and nibbled on the banana peel. George Barndollar stroked her furry head while he fed her. This is not an unusual sight for students at Madison High School. […]

Kids Can Read to Therapy Dogs at Royal Oak Library Jan. 19

January 11th 2019

Kids Can Read to Therapy Dogs at Royal Oak Library Jan. 19  Royal Oak, MI- Read to Dogs for Independent Readers, Saturday, January 19, 10:30 AM to 12:10 PM. Registered therapy dogs are here to listen to children read to them in a one-to-one setting. It is fun and helps improve reading skills because the […]