This 9-year-old started a business to help animals in need
When most kids are little, and they want to try their hand at owning a business, they start a lemonade stand, or maybe sell some cookies... not John Blackwell. This 9-year-old autistic boy wanted to create a business to help others, specifically our four-legged best friends.
Tip leads to rescue of about 4 dozen dogs, cats from Washtenaw County home
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. About four dozen dogs and cats have been rescued from a Pittsfield Township home. A tip led investigators Friday to the home where they found 31 dogs and 14 cats, the Humane Society of Huron Valley said Tuesday. Many thanks to the community members who saw animals in dire need and spoke out on their behalf, says Tanya Hilgendorf, HSHVs CEO. Its also important to remember when animals are in danger, there are often vulnerable humans in danger as well. Community members can report suspected animal abuse to HSHV at 734-661-3512 or hshv.org/report.
Detroit animal shelter offers $500 reward for help to identify, arrest person wanted for abandoning dog on side of road
DEARBORN, Mich. – Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD) is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of a person that abandoned a dog on the side of the road. FAMD says a 60-pound dog was abandoned and crammed into a small cage on the side of the road on around 9 p.m. on Wednesday. The dog was taken to FAMD in Dearborn after someone who noticed the dog pulled over and called the police. Officials say the dog is friendly and in otherwise good condition. Officials say abandonment of a pet is a misdemeanor that is punishable by up to a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.