Animals/Pets

Nov. 27-Dec. 4 – Kibbles and Bids Online Auction for Paws for Life Rescue

November 15th 2020

The Kibbles & Bids virtual silent auction includes a variety for everyone: travel excursions, jewelry, sports memorabilia, home and kitchen essentials, beauty products, dog and cat toy baskets, kids’ stuff and more.

Friend of Frogs, Savior of Salamanders: Detroit Zoo’s Amphibian Expert Ruth Marcec-Greaves

November 12th 2020

Dr. Ruth Marcec-Greaves is the director of the center.  She’s dedicated her life to learning about the diverse mix of frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts that can be found around the globe.  Learning about them – and protecting them.

Explore: The Detroit Zoo

November 8th 2020

With beautiful autumn weather and social distancing requirements limiting attendance, it’s a great time to visit the Detroit Zoo

Nov. 7 – Lathrup Village Dog Park Grand Opening

November 5th 2020

Your dogs will be able to test out the dog park with proof of medical information and signed wavier!

Video: A Trio of Sandhill Cranes Strolling, Singing at Stony Creek Metropark

October 25th 2020

At first the birds were quiet, but after about 30 seconds of filming the biggest of the cranes began to call out in a voice that echoed across the waterways, and the two littler birds made quieter songs in reply

Video: Up Close View as Hawk Hunts in Woodland Hills Park, Farmington Hills

October 7th 2020

But a Wednesday morning walk at Woodland Hills Nature Park in Farmington Hills gave this reporter an up close look at a red tail hawk hunting in the forest. 

Curious Mink Caught on Video Being Adorable at Lake St. Clair Metropark

September 30th 2020

They are very wary and cautious of people normally, and are voracious predators.

Oct. 1-2 – Reduced Fee to Adopt a Cat or Dog through Oakland County Animal Shelter

September 29th 2020

“There are a hundred animals waiting for their forever home at the pet adoption center,” said Bob Gatt, Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center manager.

Injured Pelican Finds Refuge at Detroit Zoo

September 9th 2020

When she arrived at the Detroit Zoo, she was weak, malnourished and unable to walk.

As a Fox from Troy Finds Sanctuary,  A Reminder They Are Not Pets

September 8th 2020

Shortly after taking Ash to DAWG, the County had two more turned in.