Less Than 12 Hours Remain to Help Ferndale Qualify to Win a $100,000 Dog Park!

Less Than 12 Hours Remain to Help Ferndale Qualify to Win a $100,000 Dog Park (compiled, June 10, 2015) The fifth annual PetSafe Bark for Your Park contest is reaching the end of the first round, and Ferndale has a good chance of reaching the finals supporters can rally enough votes in the final hours. Voting for the first…

Blessings, Adoptions and More Make Claws and Paws Event Fantastic

Blessings, Adoptions and More Make Claws and Paws Event Fantastic (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 16, 2015) In Medieval times, pastors would travel the countryside, stopping at farms and offering to bless the animals in hopes of abundant food production. The tradition of the blessing of pets grew out of this practice, leading to the afternoon…

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 17, 2015) A coyote was captured in a Royal Oak back yard and subsequently euthanized, with footage of the captured animal struggling in a toothless rubber jaw-style trap aired on WXYZ news causing reaction through the community. The City of Royal Oak issued the…

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) As the Detroit Zoo prepares for Bunnyville, which is the unofficial kick off to the event season on April 3, zoo officials are working to address concerns that were brought up by residents last month in a…

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) As the Detroit Zoo prepares for Bunnyville, which is the unofficial kick off to the event season on April 3, zoo officials are working to address concerns that were brought up by residents last month in a…

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video)

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 13, 2015) There are several balancing acts in play as the Detroit Zoo figures out how to provide the right blend of entertainment and fundraising with their mission of providing a good home to animals, and how to be good neighbors with the Royal…

Former Detroit Zoo Elephant Wanda Dies

Former Detroit Zoo Elephant Wanda Dies (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Feb. 12, 2015) A three-day journey from Michigan to California a decade ago marked the beginning of a new life for two Asian elephants and sparked an international conversation about how elephants are faring in captivity. Wanda and Winky – aging, arthritic elephants at the…

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12 (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)   In response to Huntington Woods’ residents’ concerns about noise, The Detroit Zoo is hosting a 2015 Event Update meeting to include time for questions and answers from the public. The event takes place from 6pm to7pm at…

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12 (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)   In response to Huntington Woods’ residents’ concerns about noise, The Detroit Zoo is hosting a 2015 Event Update meeting to include time for questions and answers from the public. The event takes place from 6pm to7pm at…

Huntington Woods Collecting Items for Almost Home Animal Shelter

Huntington Woods Collecting Items for Almost Home Animal Shelter (Huntington Woods Press Release, Feb. 3, 2015) Help our animal friends waiting to find their fur-ever homes! BHS Senior Maddie Sabbath along with members of the Huntington Woods Teen Council are collecting items to donate to the Almost Home No-Kill Animal Shelter. During the month of…