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2017’s First Case of Rabies in Michigan is Confirmed

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed the first case of rabies found in Michigan in 2017.

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I’M HEARTBROKEN! Special Needs Dog Only One Left at this Humane Society After ‘Empty the Shelter’

As happy as we are this past weekend's 'Empty the Shelter' was a huge success, it wasn't much of one for this cute dog who was the only one left at a Humane Society in Northern Michigan...

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Empty The Shelter Event A Huge Success For Area Animal Shelters

Yesterday was the “Empty the Shelter” event at 69 animal shelters around Michigan.  The event was sponsored by Bissell Pet Foundation, who paid the adoption fees for the over 1,500 pets that were adopted...

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BISSELL Pet Foundation’s ‘Empty The Shelters’ Free Adoption Event April 29th

It's time again  to Empty the Shelters in West Michigan!  Each year, tens of thousands of pets are abandoned or released to shelters in Michigan...

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Grand Rapids Company Has a New Way to Give Your Dog a Bath

Does your dog need a bath?

Good luck.

There's got to be a better way, right?

One Grand Rapids company has developed a new product to help give your dog a bath.

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WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7 via YouTube
WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7 via YouTube
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Michigan Officer Uses Taser on Dog [Video]

Roseville police are now investigating two of their officers after using a taser on a dog, and it was all caught on camera.

The incident occurred over the weekend and the video was posted on Facebook where it has gotten thousands of shares and (differing) reactions from people...

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Dog in Detroit Whose Ears & Nose Were Cut Off Found his Forever Home!! [Video]

YAY!! Some good news for Baron the dog.

If you remember, back in January a rottweiler was found in Detroit with his nose and ears intentionally cut off by someone...

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Michigan Animal Shelters Now Conducting Background Checks on Adopters

A new bill signed into law this week aims to increase animal safety in Michigan.

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WSPA Perform Mass Dog Vaccinations As Part Of 2013 World Rabies Day
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Rabies Confirmed in Kent County as the Disease Peaks in Michigan

Rabies is peaking in Michigan. The viral disease has been found in West Michigan including the counties of Kent, Kalamazoo and Newaygo.

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North Shore Animal League America's Tour For Life Pet Adoption Event
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TV Anchor Finds Dog in Hot Car. What did he do? [Video]

How many stories have we heard lately about children or animals left in a car on a hot day, with the windows rolled up and the car locked. Don't you know how dangerous that is?

A Denver news anchor does. His name is Kyle Clark and he works for TV9. He was out doing a report, and heard a dog crying in a locked car. What happened after that? Watch.

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What’s the old Adage, Let Sleeping Dogs Lay? In This Case, Yes! [Video]

Trying to get the kids up in the morning is tough enough, but when your dog sleeps with them... uh, uh, don't even try it.

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Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
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Canine Influenza Outbreak in Chicago, No Immediate Threat in Michigan

An outbreak of canine influenza requiring the treatment of 100 dogs has closed a Chicago animal shelter. Last spring, more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area became sick, according to NBC Chicago.

However, there have been no widespread reports of canine influenza in Michigan.

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