When she's not busy championing causes instrumental in securing things like U.S. marriage equality or busy taking care of her adoptive children with her spouse, April DeBoer-Rowse fills her time as an animal activist at Garden City's POET animal rescue.
Paws on Board: Pet owners are taking more care to plan for pets’ safety when they take them along for a ride.
By Teresa Odle It’s great to take Fido or Fluffy along on your next driving vacation as long as you carefully plan the trip with an eye toward keeping your pet healthy and safe. [...]
The "Howie Bill," signed by former Gov. Rick Snyder late last year, will increase the maximum penalty for killing or torturing an animal from four years to 10 years in prison. State Rep. Tommy Brann, [...]
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance and the Humane Society of Macomb Foundation are soliciting applications for Outside the Box award-winning programs, projects, or documents that Michigan shelters or non-profit home-based rescue organizations are successfully using. [...]
Ron Danta says that to "truly do rescue really well, you cannot at all be selfish." And, to show how selfless they are, he and his partner Danny Robertshaw have opened their 4,400-square-foot home to over 80 dogs in need of adoption.
No bans on pit bulls allowed, Michigan’s Senate said on April 12.
As the end of September nears, winter draws closer and with it comes cold weather. That's why animal welfare organizations are reminding pet lovers early that hot cars aren't the only culprits for unwanted pet death; cold cars are guilty, too.
Over the past few months, news outlets, veterinarians and vaccine manufacturers have all been warning the public about the canine influenza epidemic that has hit nearly 100 dogs in New York City and elsewhere. However, Dr. Glynes D. Graham — owner and primary veterinarian of Patterson Dog & Cat Hospital in Detroit — says that there is "no need to panic." She said that although vaccination is always a personal decision for the pet owner, "there are many precautions" available for those who are concerned.
On the Jan. 14 episode of ABC's "Shark Tank," Michelle Winowich of Bloomfield Hills came away with almost half a million dollars. Winowich, the founder of G.O.A.T. Pet Products, pitched her pet speaker to the [...]
Farmington Hills couple Will and Lauren Powers recently announced some "awesome news" they had to wait over a year to share with the community. Their family cats Arcturus Aldebaran, a Savannah, and Cygnus Regulus, a [...]
BY MICHELLE E. BROWN We love our pets - the dogs, cats and other critter babies that bring so much joy to our homes. We watch them on videos, take them to work or daycare [...]
Horses' Haven is a volunteer-run agency in Howell that depends solely on the generosity of its volunteers and supporters who share a love and compassion for horses, ponies, donkeys and other large animals in need. [...]
BY BTL STAFF In August, the city of Detroit reported a 29 percent reduction in the number of dog bites in Detroit and an increase in the live release rate by nearly three times under [...]
Animals are not disposable. They are not something people can throw away when they are done with them. Yet, it continues to happen every single day, according to Sharon May, a volunteer with Detroit Animal [...]
BY BTL STAFF New legislation, Senate Bill 727, would offer Michigan restaurants the option to permit dogs in their outdoor dining areas. Sens. Margaret O'Brien (R-Portage), Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton), and Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) said [...]
BY AJ TRAGER In efforts to end the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan, 40 percent of the counties in the state practice the "No Kill" equation model for animal [...]
LANSING -- Each year the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Animal Industry Division distributes thousands of donated dollars to animal shelters in Michigan through Animal Welfare Fund grants. This year, the fund will [...]
BY BTL STAFF WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has changed testing regulations for personal lubricant to require that all products undergo animal testing. As of Dec. 31, 2015 all personal lubricants [...]
http://www.bigstockphoto.com/image-80719265/stock-photo-mountain-dog DETROIT — The cold weather is here and while that may be an inconvenience for us, it can be life-threatening for outdoor pets. Every year, dogs and cats in the Metro Detroit area will [...]
BY AJ TRAGER BRANCH COUNTY - There is only one remaining county in Michigan still using gas chambers to euthanize unwanted animals at local shelters. Four of Michigan's 83 counties were still utilizing a gas [...]
BY BTL STAFF The Michigan Humane Society will be hosting four different walks as part of the larger event, "Mega March for Animals." Participating will help rescue, shelter and care for animals in need while [...]
BY AJ TRAGER Photo: S2_WeddingStoryBartawayWilliams_2338 Caption: Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Bartaway tie the knot July 7 before their friend Charlene. Rev. Deb Dysert officiated the ceremony at Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit. DETROIT - Marriages [...]
BY BTL STAFF The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 30 local animal welfare organizations, will host the semi-annual event "Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo." Hundreds of dogs, [...]