Ferndale Passes Resolutions on Pipeline Protest and Being Bat-Friendly

Ferndale Passes Resolutions About DAPL Protests and Bats (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 20, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Fendale City Council passed two resolutions Monday night. One proclaims the city to be bat-friendly and establishes Oct. 31 as “The Night of the Bat.” The other resolution “proclaims support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to…

Ferndale Resident Donates… to Almost Home Animal Rescue League

Ferndale Resident Donates Giving Tuesday Funds to Almost Home Animal Rescue League (Citizens Bank, Dec. 6, 2016) FERNDALE, MI ­– For his outstanding commitment to the community, Ferndale resident John Stanaszek has been selected by Citizens Bank to receive its annual Credo Champion for Community Award. As part of the award and in celebration of…

Merry-Not-Scary Fun at Detroit Zoo’s “Zoo Boo” Oct.7-23

Merry-Not-Scary Fun at Detroit Zoo’s “Zoo Boo” Oct.7-23 (EVENT page)   DETROIT ZOO CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN SEASON WITH NINE NIGHTS OF ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ FUN ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo’s annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo celebration returns this Halloween season, featuring a festively decorated half-mile trick-or-treat trail through the front of the Zoo. Presented by Beaumont Children’s,…

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Conference Sept. 15-16 in Flint

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Conference Sept. 15-16 in Flint (Event Page) Companion animal advocates, shelter workers and rescue volunteers, policy makers and community members will gather at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint on Thursday and Friday, Sept.  15 and 16, for the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance (MPFA) biennial Getting to the Goal No…

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Sept. 16-17

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Sept. 16-17 (Event Page) ROYAL OAK, MI. – The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 30 local animal welfare organizations, will host the fall 2016 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, Sept. 16, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept.…

Baby the Pleasant Ridge Deer Enjoying Bloomfield Hills Life

Baby the Pleasant Ridge Deer Enjoying Bloomfield Hills Life (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2016) Bloomfield Hills, MI – Baby the Deer may be living large in the safety of her posh wire-fenced enclosure at the E. L. Johnson Nature Center after her fifteen seconds of national news fame, but the 2-year-old White Tail does…

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2016) Davisburg, MI –  When he was just 11 years old, Christian Kopicko started volunteering with Monarch Watch and raising butterflies at home to set free in the wild. “Only 2% survive from egg to butterfly in the wild,” Kopicko said. …

Photos from the 2016 Oakland County Fair

Photos from the 2016 Oakland County Fair (C. Proxmire, July 16, 2016) Davisburg, MI – The Oakland County Fair is not just a day of rides, shows and animals.  It’s actually a 9 day fair with many people camping at the fair itself for the whole experience.  Kids from all over Oakland County come to…

Drivers Stop to Help Baby Deer in Springfield Township (video)

Drivers Stop to Help Baby Deer in Springfield Township (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 24, 2016) Springfield Twp., MI – This kind of thing probably happens all the time, especially in northern Oakland County, but experiencing a group of strangers coming together to act quickly, get messy, and save an animal in distress was a…