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White Lake Family's Dog Killed by Neighbor's Friend
White Lake Township residents have gathered around Lorenzen after her German shepherd, Duke, was beaten with a baseball bat...Read More 
 
A Few Minutesss with.... A Man Who Found Sssomething  Ssstrange
When the lawn-mower man started banging on his door and saying a pet was loose outside...Read More
 
'Puppy mills,' Pet Adoption and Euthanasia Discussed in Michigan Senate
Large-scale commercial dog breeding kennels would be regulated and limited by the state in a bill...Read More
 
Dog Rescue Group Upset After Adoption Event Canceled At Franklin Cider Mill
The founders and volunteers for Detroit Dog Rescue are expressing frustration...Read More
 
Stray Dog Found with Mouth Clamp Gets New Home
A stray dog found in Detroit with a metal link used for mountain climbing clamped on his mouth now has a new home...Read More
Jerky Treats Leave nearly 600 Dogs Dead, Says FDA
Federal health officials are warning pet owners to be cautious...Read More

Mystery Dumper Leaves Emaciated Dogs Near Troy Store
There's a dog dumper on the loose in Troy... Read More

Veterinarians Warn of Deadly New Dog Virus
A new canine virus that can cause serious health problems might be in Southeast Michigan... Read More
 
Novi High Students Find Comfort in Furry Friend
Students and staff at Novi High School turn to therapy dog Henry when they're feeling down...Read More
 
Homes Needed for 88 Cats Rescued From Ypsilanti Twp. Hoarder
The Humane Society of Huron Valley is looking for homes for more than 88 cats...Read More
 
Michigan Brothers Charged in Stabbing, Hanging of Pit Bull
Two brothers have been charged with the stabbing and hanging of a Pit Bull in Lansing...Read More
 
Commission Passes Brooks' 3 Year Budget; Officials Site Teamwork Across Aisle
As Oakland County officials passed Executive L. Brooks Patterson's 3 year budget this week, $200,000 was included to support buying local...Read More
 
Animal Care Network Volunteers in Need of Food Donations
Volunteers with the Animal Care Network are in desperate need of food donations...Read More
 
Authorities Investigate Cat Torturing's, Killings in West Michigan
At least five cats have been beaten, tortured or killed since March...Read More
 
Animal Rescuers Fight to Save Skinned Dog Found in Southwest Detroit
Patty, a small Bull Terrier found stabbed and skinned...Read More
 
Royal Oak Police Shoot Pit Bulls That Killed Rat Terrier
Police say they had to shoot two pit bulls that got loose and attacked a rat terrier...Read More
 
Toddler Hospitalized After Dog Severely Bites Her Face in Southfield
A 3-year-old girl is hospitalized after she was severely bitten in the face by a boxer-mix dog in Southfield...Read More
 
Police Pull Dog with Rock Tied to Leg from Rouge River: $1000 Reward Offered in Case
Animal rescuers are offering a $1000 reward for tips to find out who tied a rock to the leg of a Labrador-retriever mix and threw the dog in the Rouge River...Read More
 
Listen to an Interview with WWJ and Joanie Toole of the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center
Joanie Toole explains some of the responsibilities that go along with owning a pet...Listen
 
New Countywide Tax Eyed to Replace Genesee County Animal Control
There's no arguing that the smell inside the County Animal Control Department Shelter can be overwhelming and nauseating...Read More
 
Girl Bitten By Rattlesnake at Stony Creek Metro Park Could Leave Hospital Today
A 13-year-old girl won't soon forget her ordeal at Stony Creek Metro Park...Read More
 
Severely Injured Dog Found Outside Oakland County Animal Shelter
A badly injured, senior dog used for dog fighting was found outside of an Oakland County Animal Shelter on Friday...Read More
 
Oakland County Passes Surprise State Inspection
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development gave Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center a thumbs up today during a surprise inspection...Oakland County Animal Control Passes Surprise State Inspection.pdfOakland County Animal Control Passes Surprise State Inspection.pdf
 
Pit Bull Bites Off Rochester Man's Tongue
A 33 year old Rochester man had part of his tongue bitten of and eaten when he tried to make friends with a pit bull... Read More
 
Missing Dog From Michigan Believed to be in the Summit City
Lost dogs don't normally get a lot of attention from the media but this story is a little different... Read More
 
Animal Abusers Let Off the Hook
A recent bill that would require animal shelters in Michigan to perform background checks on potential adoptive caregivers has been rejected on the basis of funding and other concerns... Read More
 
Potential Pet Adopters Would Face Criminal Background Checks Under Proposed Bill
Animal shelters would be required to do criminal background checks on people wishing to adopt animals to ensure they haven't been convicted of animal abuse charges... Read More
 
City Leaving Dead Dogs Piling Up
Action News went looking for answer after tipsters told us that it appears the bodies of hundreds of dead dogs are piled up in Detroit Animal Control's cooler... Read More
 
3 Dogs Rescued from Sidney Fire
Firefighters rescued three dogs from a burning house Saturday night after a woman escaped from the home... Read More
 
Gang of Feral Cats Attacks Woman and Her Dog in France
One more reason to love dogs: a gang of feral cats in France attacked a woman and her poodle, forcing both victims to seek medical attention for their injuries... Read More
 
Genesee County Animal Control Director Resigns, Commissioners Appoint Familiar Face
Genesee County commissioners have accepted the resignation of the embattled head of the Genesee County Animal Control Department, Walt  Rodabaugh... Read More
 
Shih Tzu's found Abandoned, Sickly Along Road in Hillsdale County
They're supposed to be status symbol dogs with beautifully groomed coats, lying on pillows... Read More
 
Animal Control Officers Protect, Serve Animals for Oakland County- Guest Opinion
The fourteen full- and part-time officers who work for the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Division are the last line of defense to protect nature's most vulnerable and gentlest creatures... Read More
 
With Dog Thefts On the Rise Nationally, Hamtramck Woman Searches for Her Lilly
Erica Pietryzk walked several blocks around her Hamtramck flat calling out "Lilly!" in the hope that her missing Australian silky terrier would come running... Read More
 
Oakland County Commissioner Wants Air Conditioning Improved at Animal Control in Auburn Hills
When temperatures rise, the animals suffer at the Oakland County Animal Control/Pet Adoption Center located at 1700 Brown Road... Read More
 
Animal Advocates Criticize Kill Rate at Oakland County Animal Control Shelter
Mahatma Ghandi said you can judge a civilization by how it treats its animals... Read More
 
Genesee Animal Chief says New, No-Kill Policy Means No Room For More Cats at The Shelter
The county's Animal Control chief officer is shutting the shelter's doors to stray and unwanted kittens and cats, saying the shelter is over capacity and can't euthanize felines to make room for more because of a new, no-kill policy... Read More
 
Ferndale Businessman Starts a Fundraiser to Cool Oakland County Animal Control
The recent heat wave in southeastern Michigan hits the animals hard at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center... Read More
 
Dog Census Citation For Deceased Dog Irks Waterford Woman
Eve R. Pickman returned to her Waterford Township home recently to find a citation issued from the Oakland County Animal Control... Read More
 
Critically High Numbers Driving Cat Adoption Strategy Meeting Tuesday
With the cat population at the Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center at a 'critical stage', a meeting Tuesday is being held... Read More
 
Group Urges Oakland County to Adopt No Kill Animal Shelter Policies
People advocating that the Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center transition to a no-kill shelter... Read More
 
3 People Recovering After Being Bit By Pit Bull in Waterford
Waterford Police responded to the 400 block of Hickory for a dog attack... Read More
 
Royal Oak Census has Dog Owners Howling
City officials are putting dog owners on a shorter leash... Read More
 
18 Rescued Neglected Dogs Are in Terrible Shape, Need Homes
I've never seen animals in the conditions these dogs are in,"... Read More

Hillsdale Humane Society Dogs Find New Home in Oakland County
The Hillsdale Humane Society recently issued a public request for adoption assistance... Read More
 
Royal Oak Animal Rescue Celebrating Grand Opening 
Back in November 2010, a group of animal lovers banded together to start New Beginnings Animal Rescue... Read More
 
Michigan Bill Would End Gas Chamber for Animal
The Michigan Legislature could consider whether to eliminate gas chambers as a means of euthanasia in state animal shelters... Read More
 
Teen Says 3 Dogs Attacked Her on Detroit's Southwest Side
Last Sunday, at Weiss play lot in Southwest Detroit, a group of friends and family were having a wonderful evening... Read More
 
Waterford Township Leaves Pit Bull Ban in Place For Now
The Waterford Township board has decided to leave its 23-year-old Pit Bull ban ordinance alone for now... Read More
 
Dead Dog Discovered on Leash; Owner Charged
A Michigan man could face jail time after his dog was found Sunday choked to death on a leash wrapped around the legs of a table... Read More
 
Therapy Pet or Barnyard Animal? Fenton Family Fighting City over Pig
A pot bellied pig named Ellie is at the center of a dispute between a family who says he's a therapy pet... Read More
 
Pit Bull Scheduled to be Euthanized After Kids Bitten in Berkley
The owners of a pit bull behind an attack say they did everything they could to keep their dog from getting out... Read More
 
Reward Offered in Cruelty Case Involving Dog Stabbed in Eye
A $2,500 reward is being offered by the Michigan Humane Society cruelty investigation department... Read More
 
Royal Oak Commissioner's Resignation Puts End to Ethics Probe
Royal Oak officials dropped the ethics investigation into Pat Capello following her resignation. Read More
 
Royal Oak Dangerous Dog Law Requires $1M Insurance Policies
Royal Oak officials said they hope that a new ordinance will prevent vicious attacks by dogs like two incidents reported... Read More
 
Unleash Fitness at the Oakland Pet Adoption Center
Walking a dog this spring is a great way to improve physical fitness. Read More
 
Pet Adoption Center Provides Alternative to Mistreatment of Pets
For a majority of pet owners, including myself, their cat, dog, rabbit, or hamster are treated like members of the family. We sleep and cuddle with them, celebrate birthdays and go for car rides “just because.” Read More
 
New Manager of Oakland County Pet Adoption Discusses Upcoming Plans for Animals
​The following are excerpts from a telephone conversation with Bob Gatt, new manager of the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center and Animal Control. Read More
 
Oakland County Shelter Keeping Cats Away from Dogs to Stop Illness…
​At the Oakland County animal shelter, the research has sparked a push by the shelter's new manager to move all of the cats and kittens away from the sight, sound and smells of dogs. Read More
 
New Animal Control Manager Strives for Excellence
​As the new manager of the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center and Animal Control, I am eager to build upon the achievements of my predecessor. Read More
 
Gatt Named New Manager of Animal Control Division
​Robert Gatt will manage the largest public shelter in Oakland County. Read More
 
Oakland County Animal Shelter Weighs Its Future Goals Amid Leadership Transition
Honor students at Lake Orion High School are putting on ‘All Under One Woof’ – a fundraiser for the Oakland Pet Adoption Center (OPAC) on Saturday, April 28. Read More