Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank…

Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank Involving Stray Dog (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2014) “It’s infantile. It’s grade school-ish, middle school-ish at best,” that’s what Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson told Hank Winchester of WDIV News in response to a prank played by officers involving a stray dog that had been…

Detroit Zoo Makes an Impact on Wyoming Toad Comeback

Detroit Zoo Makes an Impact on Wyoming Toad Comeback (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 5, 2014) The Detroit Zoological Society’s breeding program for the Wyoming toad has produced a record 3,945 tadpoles for release into the wild in its efforts to preserve the federally endangered amphibian. “This is the largest number of tadpoles we have…

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   Oakland Literacy Council (OLC) asks that you mark your calendars for our Wild About Reading charity walk on September 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. All proceeds raised will…

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video)

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) Life is not always purr-fect in Pleasant Ridge, but visitors to City Hall do get an experience more adorable than in most cities. Guarding the cozy little City Hall and Police Department building is an unexpected resident –…

Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8

Ferndale Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8 (FPL Press Release, July 29, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library, located at 222 E. 9 Mile, is seeking animal-themed art for an upcoming exhibit called Menagerie. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. The display case will…

Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8

Ferndale Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8 (FPL Press Release, July 29, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library, located at 222 E. 9 Mile, is seeking animal-themed art for an upcoming exhibit called Menagerie. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. The display case will…

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended (Andrea Johns, Ferndale Fur Trading Company, July 24, 2014) Oakland County dog owners should be on alert with cases of Parvo reported this week. This highly fatal virus is often treatable if caught early, and can be prevented. Although Parvovirus is most commonly seen in more…

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, July 24, 2014) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is sad to announce the death of one of its K-9 members, “Maxx”. Maxx was assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Team and is credited with uncovering large quantities of narcotics during his tenure at…

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals (Detroit Zoo press release, July 11, 2014) Thirty animals – including some exotic species ¬– are receiving care at the Detroit Zoo today after being rescued from a residential garage in the city of Warren on July 9. Exotic mammals – including two white-nosed coatis, two ring-tailed lemurs…

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo Press Release, June 17, 2014) Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board members, donors, staff and guests gathered at the Detroit Zoo this evening to ceremoniously “break the ice” on the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC). The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an 18-month development period for…