Tag Archives: Animals

‘On The Map’ visits Oakland County to learn about transitions taken by Leader Dogs

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Our latest “On The Map” series brings us around the state to learn about transitions involving people, animals, and technology.

Dogs that help the visually impaired are some of the most highly trained service animals.

What does it take to guide people who are deaf-blind or visually impaired?

If these dogs could talk they would say good trainers, lots of patience, and treats. Continue reading

A mid-Michigan animal shelter may close its doors due to budget cuts

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County budget cuts could leave a mid-Michigan community without an animal control department or a county shelter.

Montcalm County is looking to cut over a million dollars.

Animal control has a chance of being a part of that cut. Continue reading

The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is looking for homes for three dogs from Detroit

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The Charlevoix Area Humane Society has some extra room in their shelter, and they’ve decided to use the space to welcome transfer dogs from Detroit.

The Charlevoix Humane Society has taken two pitbull mixes and a doberman. Continue reading

Deadly animal disease on the rise in Charlevoix County

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Wildlife officials are reporting an increase in Distemper among wild animals in Charlevoix County. Distemper is an incurable viral disease that affects the intestinal and respiratory tracts.

Animal control officials say there have been more than 30 cases of Distemper in raccoons, foxes and coyotes since June – a dramatic increase from previous years. Continue reading

DNR asks for help in surveying reptiles and amphibians

Spot a spotted salamander – or one of the many other turtles, frogs, toads, snakes, salamanders and lizards found in Michigan – and report the sighting to help the DNR collect vital information about the state’s reptiles and amphibians. Picture courtesy of the DNR.

Spot a spotted salamander – or one of the many other turtles, frogs, toads, snakes, salamanders and lizards found in Michigan – and report the sighting to help the DNR collect vital information about the state’s reptiles and amphibians. Picture courtesy of the DNR.

DNR officials are looking to get a count of Michigan’s snakes, lizards, toads and any reptiles or amphibians. Citizens are being asked to report any sighting of toads, frogs, snakes, lizards or any other creature in Michigan. Continue reading

New report says the Midland county shelter is doing an outstanding job of saving animals..

Each year the Michigan Pet Fund creates the Save Rate report to determine if progress is being made toward Michigan becoming a no kill state.
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