Humane Society of Huron Valley took in more animals than any other Michigan shelter in 2020
ANN ARBOR, MI – The Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor took in more animals than any other shelter in the state in 2020 and is on track to do it again this year. “Throughout the pandemic, we remained steadfast in our commitment to serving the community, animals and people in need,” HSHV President/CEO Tanya Hilgendorf said. We take in not just owner-surrendered animals but also lost and stray animals and those who have been abandoned, orphaned and victims of cruelty.”In 2020, the shelter took in 2,072 dogs, 3,400 cats, 53 rabbits, 319 rodents and eight ferrets, records show. The shelter noted the 2020 numbers do not include animals treated in its nonprofit veterinary clinic or the thousands of wild animals or farm animals helped by the shelter. How to applyPlans to transform longtime Ann Arbor-area bowling alley into Tesla dealership sail to first approval$15M apartment development gets Ann Arbor council’s final OKmlive.com
Detroit Animal Care & Control Providing Medical Care For Strays Hoping To Be Adopted
Detroit Animal Care and control has about 100 dogs on any given day waiting to be adopted out. Crews bring in about 20 strays per day, some which are injured. With a Vet and state of the art med equipment the center can now treat those...detroit.cbslocal.com
Detroit dog gets set of wheels to help her recover after being hit by car
DETROIT – Last month Detroit Animal Care and Control got a call about a puppy that was wedged underneath a car. They thought the dog may never walk again, but now they’re optimistic about the puppy making a full recovery because it has a new set of wheels. “She was unable to use her back legs and she was in quite a bit of pain,” Dr. Patricia Bigwood said. Detroit Animal Care and Control knew they needed to get the dog a set of wheels if she was ever going to move like a dog again. Nibbles is still going through her recovery process but she will be up for adoption over the next couple of months.
Without crowds, Detroit Zoo let penguins explore the grounds take a look
click to enlarge Screen grab/YouTubeThe Detroit Zoo's penguin, Pickles, going anywhere she damn well pleases! And thosehomes, specifically puppers and doggos, are getting cozy and comfy with fosters and forever homes at record rates. Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control even managed to empty its shelter of all eligible canine companions in the last week.Also reaping the benefits of masses of homebound people? Penguins.Last week, after Chicago's Shedd Aquarium announced that it would close to prevent the spread of coronavirus, video footage went viral of the aquarium's penguins wandering freely to explore their aquatic neighbors.Waddling in their footsteps is the Detroit Zoo with their penguin, Pickles, who was able to explore the zoo grounds on Monday like a real boss. According to the Zoo, Michigan's recent temperatures are ideal for letting penguins explore outside of their chilly habitat, which is great for animal enrichment.Like so many animal welfare organizations, the Detroit Zoo has had to get clever to navigate this health emergency while also keeping people engaged with their animals.metrotimes.com