Animals/Pets

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6

August 10th 2014

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   Oakland Literacy Council (OLC) asks that you mark your calendars for our Wild About Reading charity walk on September 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. All proceeds raised will […]

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video)

August 7th 2014

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) Life is not always purr-fect in Pleasant Ridge, but visitors to City Hall do get an experience more adorable than in most cities. Guarding the cozy little City Hall and Police Department building is an unexpected resident – […]

Deer Fatally Struck on Woodward in Pleasant Ridge

July 31st 2014

Deer Fatally Struck on Woodward in Pleasant Ridge (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2014)   On Tuesday night a doe was fatally struck by at least one vehicle on Woodward Avenue in Pleasant Ridge. Residents are concerned that the doe may have been the mother of a fawn that has also been spotted around the […]

Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8

July 29th 2014

Ferndale Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8 (FPL Press Release, July 29, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library, located at 222 E. 9 Mile, is seeking animal-themed art for an upcoming exhibit called Menagerie. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. The display case will […]

Birmingham Corn Festival to Feature… Aug. 10

July 26th 2014

Birmingham Corn Festival to Feature Petting Farm Animals & More Aug. 10 (press release, July 26, 2014) Where: Farmers Market-City Parking Lot #6 When: Sunday, August 10, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Corn is King for a Day at the Birmingham Farmers Market! Come celebrate one of Michigan’s sweetest harvests with games, special kids crafts (provided […]

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended

July 24th 2014

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended (Andrea Johns, Ferndale Fur Trading Company, July 24, 2014) Oakland County dog owners should be on alert with cases of Parvo reported this week. This highly fatal virus is often treatable if caught early, and can be prevented. Although Parvovirus is most commonly seen in more […]

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog

July 24th 2014

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, July 24, 2014) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is sad to announce the death of one of its K-9 members, “Maxx”. Maxx was assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Team and is credited with uncovering large quantities of narcotics during his tenure at […]

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals

July 11th 2014

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals (Detroit Zoo press release, July 11, 2014) Thirty animals – including some exotic species ¬– are receiving care at the Detroit Zoo today after being rescued from a residential garage in the city of Warren on July 9. Exotic mammals – including two white-nosed coatis, two ring-tailed lemurs […]

Blessing of the Animals at St. Luke’s in Ferndale July 13

July 10th 2014

Blessing of the Animals at St. Luke’s in Ferndale July 13 (compiled, July 10, 2014) This Sunday, July 13 at 10:30am, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will hold a special outdoor service called “Mass on the Grass,” which will include a “Blessing of the Animals.”  St. Luke’s is located on the corner of Livernois and W. […]

Pet Adoption Center Offers Free Cat Adoption July 12

July 10th 2014

Pet Adoption Center Offers Free Cat Adoption July 12 (Oakland County Pet Adoption Center Press Release, July 10, 2014) ​ Individuals who meet screening requirements may adopt cats for free this weekend at Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center’s “Certified Pre-Owned Cat Adoption Event” on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 […]

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