Animals/Pets

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 […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video)

May 6th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  May 6, 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 redevelopment consultant, […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics

April 17th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 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 redevelopment consultant, added […]

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words… 2014 VegFest (video)

April 14th 2014

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words and more from 2014 VegFest (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 14, 2014) Video #1 – oc115.com exclusive interview and segment of presentation: Video #2 – full presentation When Daryl Hannah spoke at VegMichigan’s VegFest in Novi on April 13, she did not stand at a podium and lecture the crowd about what […]

White Nosed Syndrome Hurting Michigan Bats

April 12th 2014

White Nosed Syndrome Hurting Michigan Bats (DNR and Organization for Bat Conservation Press Releases, April 12, 2014) The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that the DNR survey team has discovered the presence of the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans and White-nose Syndrome in Michigan. Officials have confirmed the diagnosis in Little Brown Bats sampled at […]