Animals/Pets

Ferndalians Can Now Keep Up to Six Backyard Chickens

September 11th 2018

Ferndalians Can Now Keep Up to Six Backyard Chickens Ferndale, MI- Ferndale City Council voted Monday night to increase the number of chickens permitted by residents from three to six. The item was passed on Monday night’s consent agenda.  Ferndale first approved backyard chickens in 2012, with a limit of three.  The ordinance retains requirements […]

Dumpsters, Chickens, & Wind Turbines under Consideration by Holly Twp.

September 4th 2018

Dumpsters, Chickens, & Wind Turbines under Consideration by Holly Twp. (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 5, 2018) Holly Twp, MI- The Holly Township Planning Commission is considering regulations for dumpsters, backyard chickens, and wind turbines.  Each discussion is still in the early stages, with staff working on research and drafting of ordinances.  And each will have […]

Detroit Zoo Welcomes Five Flamingo Chicks

September 4th 2018

Detroit Zoo Welcomes Five Flamingo Chicks Royal Oak, MI – The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is tickled pink to announce the hatching of five flamingo chicks in recent weeks. The hatchlings – four greater flamingos and one Chilean flamingo – are being reared by their parents and foster parents in the Detroit Zoo’s African bird […]

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo September 14-15

September 3rd 2018

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo September 14-15 Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, MI- Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies, kittens available for immediate adoption The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and Michigan Humane Society (MHS), in collaboration with more than 20 local animal welfare organizations, will co-host the fall 2018 Meet Your Best Friend at the […]

Explore: E L Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills

September 1st 2018

Explore: E L Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 2, 2018) Bloomfield Hills, MI – There is something exciting about walking across a lake on a long wooden walkway and looking down into the water and seeing a foot long trout swimming  alongside. On a recent visit to the E. L. […]

Poison Dart Frogs Part of Rust Belt Charm

August 29th 2018

Poison Dart Frogs Part of Rust Belt Charm (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Big box stores have greeters that say hello as shoppers enter. But Rust Belt Market in Downtown Ferndale does things differently. Here guests are welcomed by a pack of poison dart frogs and their beautiful chirping song. The […]

Dog Day at Oak Park Pool Aug. 26

August 20th 2018

Dog Day at Oak Park Pool Aug. 26 Oak Park, MI – For one day only the Oak Park Pool goes to the dogs. For $10 in advance or $15 at the door a dog can let loose and enjoy the Oak Park pool with a bunch of other doggie friends. Small dogs (under 30lbs) […]

Red Oaks Dog Swim Sept 9

August 20th 2018

Red Oaks Dog Swim Sept 9 Madison Heights, MI – Red Oaks Water Park is hosting their annual Bow Wow Dog Swim on Sunday, Sept. 9 from noon to 4:50pm.  There are contests for Best Wet Look and Best Swimsuit.  All dogs must have valid Michigan dog license along with proof of current vaccinations.  Time […]

Waterford Oaks Dog Swim Sept 8

August 20th 2018

Waterford Oaks Dog Swim Sept 8 Waterford, MI – Waterford Oaks Water Park is hosting their annual Bow Wow Dog Swim on Saturday, Sept. 8 from noon to 2:50pm. There are contests for Best Wet Look and Best Swimsuit. All dogs must have valid Michigan dog license along with proof of current vaccinations. Time slots […]

Story of Big Top Changes, As Kelly Miller Circus Returns to Holly Animal-Free

August 7th 2018

Story of Big Top Changes, As Kelly Miller Circus Returns to Holly Animal-Free (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 6, 2018) Holly, MI – “The Greatest Show on Earth” ceased to exist in 2017 when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ended their nearly 150-year run of traveling the country to delight and amaze ladies and […]