Dog stranded on ice saved in daring rescue in frigid Detroit River
DETROIT - Rescue crews risked their lives in the frigid water of the Detroit River to save a dog stranded on the ice. The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team saved this dog which was stranded on the icy Detroit River on January 4, 2021. (Photo by the Michigan Humane ASAR)The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue was called in to save the dog by Detroit Animal Care and Control. The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team saved this dog which was stranded on the icy Detroit River on January 4, 2021. The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team saved this dog which was stranded on the icy Detroit River on January 4, 2021.mlive.com
One Detroit animal welfare organization is making adoption safe during the coronavirus with its Cuddle Shuttle and others need help, too
click to enlarge ShutterstockThanks to a new mobile program launched by the Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control , 34 dogs have new homes during the coronavirus pandemic.On Monday, shortly after Gov. The Cuddle Shuttle program eliminates the need to leave the house to search for your new furry companion by bringing your selected animal to your home.The DACC will now offer an online application for select dogs currently sheltered. The organization is in need of fosters and volunteers to assist with their adoptable doggy backlog.Detroit Dog Rescue is also in need of foster families to accommodate housing its selection of big dogs after it was forced to shut down its volunteer program due to coronavirus concerns. We have plenty of big dogs who will love cheese pizza, Netflix, and long walks with you.To take a look at the DACC's adoptable animals available through Cuddle Shuttle visit their Facebook page . For those interested in adopting through the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org To inquire about adoptable animals available through Detroit Dog Rescue or for more information on how to foster visit detroitdogrescue.commetrotimes.com
After deadly dog mauling, Detroit bolsters animal services
DETROIT – The City of Detroit is making big changes to Animal Care and Control following a deadly dog mauling earlier this year, just one instance of dog-related violence in the city in recent years. Meanwhile, the Animal Control side of the operation will be managed by the city’s General Services Department, under the direction of Assistant Director Lori Sowle. Sowle said her team is looking forward to the partnership with the Animal Care staff. “We are going to focus on data management through an improved hotline, which will allow us to better target our animal control efforts. Additional StaffSeven additional animal care technicians for shelter operations to increase the total number to 20.