I Can Get What From My Pet?!?

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Most people know that wild animals can give rabies to people, but what they may not realize is that pets like cats, dogs and birds can pass diseases to people. That may sound scary, but prevention isn’t all that hard. Here’s what to know about keeping pets and people safe from each other. First, don’t […]

What Are You Grateful For?

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I’ll be honest, Thanksgiving isn’t my favorite holiday. A holiday that often celebrates gluttony just kind of grosses me out. I love turkey and rolls and a few other Thanksgiving staples…but being a pretty picky eater, I don’t enjoy most of the food. Also, the fact I usually have to go to three places on […]

From Abused, Abandoned Puppy to Silver Screen Star

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How many times have you seen an animal in a movie or a television commercial and thought, “My dog can do that. He would be a natural in front of the camera.” What is a pipe dream for most pet owners became a reality for Janice Norden and her 9-year-old mixed-breed dog, Skeeter. The once […]

Kentucky Woman Charged in Puppy Mill Case; Neglected Dogs Receiving Care

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Earlier this month, News Alert reported that the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team was on the ground in Rowan County, Kentucky, caring for more than 100 dogs rescued from a puppy mill. Soon after, the owner of those dogs, Patricia Blevins, was arrested. She now faces a whopping 46 counts of animal cruelty. Blevins, […]

Pets Make Life Healthier for their Pet Parents

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Many of us agree that we should do everything within our power to make sure that our companion animals enjoy the best possible life. But did you know that simply by playing a role in your life, your furry kids could actually help you to be not only happier but healthier?  Of course you did. […]

The Joy And Heartache of Being A Pet Owner

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Call me crazy, but if I’m nuts so is my husband. We have five pets; two cats and three dogs and that’s just of late. What can I say; we love animals – all kinds. Just like our four children each one brings us undeniable joy and relentless heartache. The boys (dogs) Adam, Louie and Franky […]

Please Help End Gas Chamber Euthanasia In Animals

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Gas chamber euthanasia is a thing of the past, at least in 18 states. Unfortunately, Michigan is not among those states that have moved away from this cruel and inhumane way for unwanted animals to die in shelters. There are currently eight animal shelters in Michigan that still use this outdated method of gassing with […]

Dog Boredom Busters From Animal Joy!

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I have two dogs. They are both poodles. Gracie is a black miniature and Bobo, a large taupe colored standard. Gracie is a female athlete. All she wants to do is play fetch. She’d do it all day long if she had any say in the matter! Bobo is a male that is lethargic, relaxed […]

Keep Cool This Weekend Of July 22-24!

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Anthony Macioce Exhibit Where: Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S Cranbrook Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009 Date: Daily Next on: Tomorrow, July 22, 2011 Anthony Macioce presents ‘Palette & Brush’ and will be at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center until Aug. 26. Features: Open to All Free Boater Safety Class Where: 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Building 38E, […]

Stop Animal Cruelty This Summer

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Every day, hundreds of animals are abused. It breaks my heart to think of dogs, cats, and other pets dying of starvation, over-heating, and loneliness. The summer months are one of the cruelest times for cats, dogs and other animals here in Michigan. Dogs are chained up outside, left in the sweltering heat, with no […]