Animals/Pets

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 1)

April 26th 2018

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 1) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 26, 2018) Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, MI – Spring is a great time to visit the Detroit Zoo at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak.  There are dozens of animals that call the zoo home, including giraffes, bears, lions, peacocks, frogs, […]

“Meet the Owls” at Stage Nature Center in Troy April 29

April 21st 2018

“Meet the Owls” at Stage Nature Center in Troy April 29   TROY, MI – The Stage Nature Center staff and volunteers have been busy acclimating the five (5) new owls at the nature center.  The owls have been placed in a private, temporary location and have not been available for public view, until now. […]

Skunk Confirmed to Have Rabies, Know the Signs to Stay Safe

April 18th 2018

Skunk Confirmed to Have Rabies, Know the Signs to Stay Safe (Oakland County Health Division, April 18, 2018) Rochester Hills, MI – Oakland County Health Division reports a confirmed case of rabies in a skunk removed from Rochester Hills. The Health Division strongly urges residents to reduce rabies exposure by staying away from wild animals […]

15 Adoptable Animals Looking for Love

April 11th 2018

15 Adoptable Animals Looking for Love (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 11, 2018) Pontiac, MI – Today is National Pet Day, and those who feel left out may be happy to know that there are many cats and dogs in Oakland County that are waiting for their fur-ever home.  One place to adopt a stray or […]

Troy Boy Scout Raising Money to Support Owls at Stage Nature Center

April 2nd 2018

Troy Boy Scout Raising Money to Support Owls at Stage Nature Center (Stage Nature Center, April 2, 2018) TROY, MI– Troy Resident and Boy Scout Wyatt Lucas, Troop 1036 is raising money to assist the Stage Nature Center in caring for the five (5) live owls that became permanent residents of the nature center in […]

Detroit Zoo Takes in Animals from Defunct Bat Zone

February 28th 2018

Detroit Zoo Takes in Animals from Defunct Bat Zone (Detroit Zoo, Feb. 28, 2018) Royal Oak, Pontiac, MI – The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is providing sanctuary to 61 animals in need of rescue after the sudden closure of Bat Zone in Pontiac. Fifty-four bats of three species – straw-colored fruit bats, short-tailed fruit bats […]

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 […]