Animals/Pets

Thoroughbreds Off and Running at Hazel Park Raceway

July 4th 2014

Thoroughbreds Off and Running at Hazel Park Raceway (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2014) The Hazel Park Raceway opened last weekend with thousands turning out to see the return of live thoroughbred racing. It’s been thirty years since they last had it, instead trying to survive on simulcast betting and live harness races. The […]

Lucky Robin Gets Ferndale Love, Returns Favor with…

June 26th 2014

Lucky Robin Gets Ferndale Love, Returns Favor with Adorable Loyalty (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 25, 2014) A Ferndale man found an unlikely friend when his family went down to the Michigan International Raceway earlier this month. Some unexpected guests, four baby robins, had been living in a nest made in a bicycle attached to the […]

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo

June 17th 2014

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo Press Release, June 17, 2014) Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board members, donors, staff and guests gathered at the Detroit Zoo this evening to ceremoniously “break the ice” on the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC). The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an 18-month development period for […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video)

June 17th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  June 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield […]

Claws & Paws Fills Park with Pets

June 9th 2014

Claws & Paws Fills Park with Pets (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2014) After a two-mile dog walk and charity run, Claws & Paws participants met up at the Clawson Park Pavilion for a day of frolicking with pets and possibly meeting new ones. The annual event showcased cats and dogs available for adoption, as […]

Dog Census to Check for License Compliance in Ferndale June 2

May 20th 2014

Dog Census to Check for License Compliance in Ferndale June 2 (City of Ferndale, May 20, 2014) On June 2, 2014, Oakland County Animal Control Division Census Team workers will begin going door to door to bring dog owners into compliance with the Michigan State Dog Law. All dogs over 4 months of age are […]

CLAWS & PAWS Pet Fair and Run June 7

May 19th 2014

CLAWS & PAWS Pet Fair and Run June 7 (Compiled, May 19, 2014) The Clawson Chamber of Commerce and the residents of Clawson are pleased to announce the 9th annual CLAWS & PAWS which combines a 2 Mile Run/Walk Dog Jog with a Pet Care Fair and Animal Adoption program. Runners, animal lovers, and kids […]

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free

May 18th 2014

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free (Press Release, May 18, 2014) Sixth graders from John F. Kennedy Elementary released their classroom’s hand raised Chinook salmon at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 7, 2014 on the shore of the Huron River at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI. Mr. Williamson and his Ferndale […]

Festival of Frogs & Snakes in Troy on May 17

May 12th 2014

Festival of Frogs & Snakes in Troy on May 17 (press release, May 12, 2014)   Be sure to check out the Festival of Frogs & Snakes, at the Troy Nature Center (6685 Coolidge), on Saturday, May 17 from 12-4pm. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with educational & exciting activities about our scaly and slimy […]

Berkley Days Festival May 10-18

May 8th 2014

Berkley Days Festival May 10-18 (press release, May 8, 2014) SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 9:00 am 36th Annual Berkley Days Race Hurley Field MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014 7:00 pm Ms. Berkley Days Pageant Community Center WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014 7:00 pm City Hall v Dad’s Club and Mom’s Club Softball Game TBD THURSDAY, MAY 15, […]

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