Canine respiratory illness shutters Bay County dog park
BAY CITY, MI - Pet owners will need to make alternative plans to keep their canine friends busy after a popular dog play area has been closed. Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center had to take action to temporarily close the the Bay County Central Bark Park in Bay City due to reports of an upper respiratory illness that was being passed between dogs who visited the park. Bay County had previously closed the park and the neighboring Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center building due to reports of kennel cough back in April, 2021. Both are located in the Bay County Fairgrounds at 800 Livingston Street. More from MLiveBay County shelter allows volunteers to ‘check out a dog to take for a walk’Bay County shelter sees spikes in animal surrendersBay County Animal Control gets new name to better reflect its missionIconic willow tree falls in Bay City’s Carroll ParkBay City Commissioner appointed as new Bay County Clerk‘Our people are strong and determined,’ says official as Bay County navigates a decreasing and aging populationBay County libraries offer program using ‘talk pedometer’ to improve kindergarten readinessmlive.com
Metro Detroit paralympian says her rescue dog adoption application was turned down because of her wheelchair
Cheryl Angelelli is a paralympian. She skydives, ballroom dances and has rescued four shih-tzu mixes over the last 16 years. Her wheelchair has never come up in the dog adoption process until last week.
Family seeking answers after 9-year-old boy’s tortoise goes missing from Roseville pet store
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – Great Lakes Reptile in Roseville was watching two of the Crowe family’s pet tortoises, Chip and Dale. However, Chip went missing and a 9-year-old boy is wondering what happened to him. Drew has had the tortoises for two years since they were hatchlings, and Chip is the one with all of the personality. “I was really attached to the one that was missing... It’s just been really depressed for the last few days,” he said. We don’t really know what happened.”AdHe said it’s possible that the tortoise was stolen and offered to replace it.
Watch full special here: ‘All 4 Pets’ special with feral cats, foxes, new Spokespets
All the animal cuteness you need right now was packed into our new All 4 Pets Special. Go inside a fox sanctuary, meet our brand new spokespets, match famous athletes with their dogs, and a man who helps feral cats survive the winter. Watch part 1 belowWatch part 2 belowWatch part 3 belowWatch part 4 below📱 Psst! To keep up to date with the local pet community, sign up for the All 4 Pets newsletter here. 📺 Should YOUR pet be next to star in an All 4 Pets promo?
Watch tonight: ‘All 4 Pets’ special with feral cats, foxes, new Spokespets
All the animal cuteness you need right now will be packed into our new All 4 Pets Special, this Thursday at 8:30p.m. Go inside a fox sanctuary, meet our brand new spokespets, match famous athletes with their dogs, and a man who helps feral cats survive the winter. Pet lovers, join us by following All 4 Pets on Facebook and Instagram. To keep up to date with the local pet community, sign up for the All 4 Pets newsletter here. 📺 Should YOUR pet be next to star in an All 4 Pets promo?
Missing puppy found alive in burned Macomb County apartment complex 2 weeks after fire
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – On Feb. 13, a massive fire destroyed the River North Village Apartment complex in Mount Clemens. Dino Rasera lost everything he owned in the fire. It wasn’t the material possessions he was worried about, it was his 1-year-old chihuahua puppy Marble -- who was nowhere to be found. And I never gave up after that.”Saturday, two weeks after the fire, a man was driving through the complex when he saw Marble on the top floor, peeking out through the wreckage. Despite having lost everything he’s ever owned, Rasera said he feels blessed.
Caught on Camera: Dog rescued after falling into open manhole in Dearborn Heights
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – A dog is resting after being rescued from an open manhole. “The owner -- when we arrived on scene -- he was frantic, not being able to get to your dog, the owner broke down,” said Dearborn Heights Fire Marshal, Maxwell Mitts. The Dearborn Heights Fire Department knew it was a race against the clock to get the pup out, once they made it out to the scene. Not only was the owner happy --“The owner was ecstatic that we were able to rescue his dog,” said Mitts. Just a giant sigh of relief,” Marshal Mitts concluded.
Michigan family reunited with cat lost during devastating Midland floods
MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. – It’s been eight months since the devastating floods in Midland County. “She did find us for a reason, I believe,” Ashley Flood said. “And so, we actually, we definitely played our part, I think.”On a cold snowy winter day, The Flood family heard a cat outside meowing for hours. “It seemed well fed and its coat was rather clean,” Ashley Flood said. They took the cat to the Humane Society of Midland County and found out the cat was micochipped.
How pets can enjoy Thanksgiving!
DETROIT – Today’s segment of All 4 Pets features information on Thanksgiving holiday items and food you can purchase for your pet. Pets can enjoy Thanksgiving with a great meal too! You can watch the entire segment in the video player above. Watch more: All 4 Pets segments
Good dog -- Dachshund saves chihuahua mix from mountain lion
EVERGREEN, Colo. – Winston the dachshund became an unlikely hero Nov. 7 when he saved his friend from a mountain lion. Winston and Mijo, a chihuahua mix, were outside in Evergreen, Colorado when the unthinkable happened. A young mountain lion attacked Mijo. You can watch the full story in the video above. He lost his right eye in the attack and may have some neurological damage, but thanks to Winston, he survived.
Couple reunited with puppies stolen at gunpoint in Novi
NOVI, Mich. – A couple has been reunited with a pair of English Bulldog puppies stolen from them Saturday. ORIGINAL STORY: Thieves hold family at gunpoint at Twelve Oaks Mall, steal puppiesThe two had arranged to sell the two puppies -- named Bunny and Gizmo -- in the Twelve Oaks Mall parking lot. They said two teenagers pulled out a gun and took off with the dogs. A man claiming to be an attorney contacted the couple Sunday and arranged to return the puppies. Novi police are investigating the theft.
Thieves hold family at gunpoint at Twelve Oaks Mall, steal puppies
NOVI, Mich. – A local family said the thieves were after their precious puppies who they were just trying to give a good home. Frank and Dezare, with Hooligan Bullies, said they were selling them to a father looking for two puppies for his teens. Both Frank and Dezare said they decided to meet the family at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi in the parking lot Friday evening around 6 p.m. They showed the puppies to the family and that’s when things took a turn in the wrong direction. “I hear Dezare screams, as she scream, I turn around and look and I see the two teens, run away with my puppies.
Thieves hold family at gunpoint at Twelve Oaks Mall, steals puppies
Thieves hold family at gunpoint at Twelve Oaks Mall, steals puppiesPublished: July 25, 2020, 11:10 pmThey said they arranged a deal online to sell the two English Bulldogs, and when they showed up to make the exchange, they got an unexpected scare.
Mountain rescuers heft ailing St. Bernard off English peak
Sixteen volunteers from Wasdale mountain rescue team take turns to carry 121lb (55kg) St Bernard dog, Daisy from England's highest peak, Scafell Pike, Sunday July 26, 2020. The Wasdale Mountain Rescue team rely on public contributions to their JustGiving.com/wasdalemrt page to fund their mountain safety efforts. Sixteen volunteers from the Wasdale mountain rescue team took turns carrying Daisy, a 121-pound (55 kilogram) St Bernard, from Englands highest peak, Scafell Pike. The mountain rescue team spent nearly five hours rescuing Daisy, who had collapsed Friday evening while descending the mountain with her owners. The Wasdale Mountain Rescue team relies on donations to fund their mountain safety efforts.
$3,000 reward offered for 12-year-old girls stolen puppy in Flat Rock
FLAT ROCK, Mich. Surveillance cameras captured a thief break into a Flat Rock business and steal a Bullmastiff puppy belonging to a 12-year-old girl. For the past three months, Leah Toth has been helping a breeder in Flat Rock with a new litter of puppies. She decided to keep Gus and Cali at her Tire Shop on Telegraph Road in Flat Rock, where she has several pet Bullmastiffs. Shes a part of our family, Toth said. We want her back.The Toth family got back Friday and were supposed to pick up Gus and Cali Saturday.
‘I have to save my dog’ -- Michigan woman scares off black bear to rescue pup
GRAYLING, Mich. – Not many people have come face-to-face with a bear enough to understand how scary of a situation it can be. Heather Willobee said it wasn’t the first time she crossed paths with a bear, but April 18 was different. "But I also knew she wasn’t coming alone and that something big was right behind her.”A 300 pound black bear had tussled with Lucy and was chasing her home. Willobee said she was able to get Lucy inside and realized she needed to go to the vet immediately, but the bear was still outside. Once Lucy was in the backseat, Willobee turned around and saw the bear was back.
Michigan governor now ordering veterinarians to minimize use of PPEs
Gretchen Whitmer is directing veterinary services that use personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize their use as much as possible to ensure availability of PPE for health care workers. The order prohibits all non-essential veterinary procedures starting on April 2, 2020, and encourages veterinarians and veterinary technicians to practice telemedicine as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. And now it directs vets that use PPEs to minimize their use as much as possible to ensure availability of PPE for health care workers. “We are working every day to make sure our health care workers have the supplies they need to fight COVID-19,” said Whitmer. “We must all continue to work together to secure more personal protective equipment so we can slow the spread of the virus.