Thursday, March 14, 2013
The kickoff for the Dearborn Animal Shelter Mutt Strut happens Tuesday, March 19.
Stretch your paws on Tuesday, March 19, as the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter celebrates hosts a launch event for the annual Mutt Strut and Pet Expo. The drop-in event will be held 6-8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Henry Ford Centennial Library, located at 16301 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. This launch party is open to the public, but is especially geared toward animal lovers interested in raising much-needed funds for community rescues. Attendees will learn more about how to get involved with Mutt Strut, which takes place on Saturday, May 11. “Retrieve” your Mutt Strut pledge packet to get a “paw” up on your competition to win Leader of the Pack Prizes. Assistance will be provided to create your pledge-pages at our “Sit, Stay, Sign…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
This pit bull terrier mix is available for adoption from the Dearborn Animal Shelter.
Barbie is a 14-week-old pit bull terrier mix with a gorgeous dark brindle coat and the cutest floppy ears you've ever seen. She came to the shelter with siblings, all of whom are currently in the Puppy Room, waiting to meet their new families. Barbie is a shy puppy, so she'd likely do best in a calm home. Barbie is ready to go home right away from the Dearborn Animal Shelter. To learn more about Barbie, view her Petfinder profile here. Barbie qualifies for the Luv-A-Bulls rate of $195, which includes six months of training. Adoption fees include a basic medical exam, behavior assessment, age-appropriate vaccinations, parasite and worm check, spay or neuter, microchip ID, travel box, and pet care information. Adopters are also eligible for …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Coyote sightings have been reported around town. Where have you seen the animals? Share your sightings on our interactive map.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn sees thousands of students and staff every day—plus, lately, a few coyotes. According to the university, the furry creatures have always been part of the campus community—but have been more visible in recent months. “Coyotes have been living on and around our campus for years, under the radar like undercover agents, but in the last few months, they have been slightly more active by day,” Dorothy McLeer, program coordinator and interpretive naturalist at UM-Dearborn’s Environmental Interpretive Center, told the UM-Dearborn News. Coyotes were also spotted at Henry Ford Community College in 2011. According to Dearborn Animal Shelter Executive Director Elaine Greene, coyote sightings are not uncommon in …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Dearborn Animal Shelter will host an adoption event at Pet Supplies"Plus" Saturday from 12-3 p.m.
While the Dearborn Animal Shelter is always open to visitors looking to adopt a new furry family member, they also host off-site adoption events aimed at presenting adoptable animals in a new location. Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter will be hosting an adoption event on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 12-3 p.m. at the Friends Training Center attached to Pet Supplies "Plus" in Dearborn. The center is located at 2621 S. Telegraph Road. Visitors can meet animals, learn about training and events hosted by the shelter, and get information on donating and volunteering. Plus, Pet Supplies "Plus" is offering $5 worth of free product from their store with any proof of adoption from the Dearborn Animal Shelter within the last 30 days. Those …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Colette is available for adoption from the Dearborn Animal Shelter.
A little bit calico, a little bit tiger—whichever side of Colette you're looking at, she's a beautiful cat. At four years old, she has a medium-haired coat and a pretty face with hazel eyes. This kitty is described as loveable, outgoing and ready to find a forever home. You can meet Colette in the Cat Community Center at the Dearborn Animal Shelter. She's ready to take home right away by the right family. View her Petfinder profile here. The adoption fee for an adult cat such as Colette is currently $25. Adoption fees include a basic medical exam, behavior assessment, age-appropriate vaccinations, parasite and worm check, spay or neuter, microchip ID, travel box, cat comforter and cat care information. An optional, but recommended, …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Dearborn City Council approved a list of "exotic" animals not allowed as pets Tuesday night.
Honey Boo Boo would have a hard time in Dearborn. Though the reality TV star's pot-bellied pig may prove humorous on her show, it's now part of a list of animals that require a permit or are unlawful to be kept as pets in the city of Dearborn. The amendment to the Animals Chapter of the city code was approved by council at their Tuesday night meeting. According to a memo sent to city officials by the Legal Department on behalf of the Dearborn Animal Shelter, shelter officials made the request to add a list "fad" pets which, the city says, "become a burden and are then abandoned at the animal shelter." "These are animals that are not conducive to city life," Council President Tom Tafelski explained at the council's Jan. 29 meeting. The …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Thelma is available for adoption from the Dearborn Animal Shelter.
A beautiful coonhound-beagle mix is in need of a home, and an owner with the energy to keep up with her. Thelma is 3 years old, and is described as high energy by those who know her at the Dearborn Animal Shelter. She did well in her behavior assessment, but would likely do best in a home without cats. She spent time in a foster home with a volunteer, and did well in a household setting. Thelma has the signature floppy ears of a beagle, a dark coat of fur, and weighs 40 pounds. To learn more about Thelma, view her Petfinder profile here. The adoption fee for an adult dog such as Thelma is currently $140. Adoption fees include a basic medical exam, behavior assessment, age-appropriate vaccinations, parasite and worm check, spay or neuter, …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Thanks to everyone who entered out Cool Cat Casino contest!
There was one pair of free tickets to the Dearborn Animal Shelter's Cool Cat Casino on the line. But we reckon that most people who entered our contest over the past week just wanted to show off their furry family members. Meet Leia, who "was part of a litter born under a spruce tree in our backyard," wrote Frances Hayes about her 3-year-old tabby. Or say hello to Lucy, a 5-year-old St. Bernard who owner Alex Salehi said "LOVES watermelon." The photo proves it. There's Henry with his favorite shoelace, adopted from the Wyandotte Animal Shelter. And Harley, who enjoys hamming it up for photos. And Bella, a tiny chihuahua who just likes to stay warm! Click here to see the full gallery of photos. We loved looking at all your animal photos, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Make sure your animals are happy and warm this winter.
The wintry weather is showing no sign of letting up in southeast Michigan as we head into February. But while you remember to wear chapstick and bundle up, are you also taking safety precautions to keep your pets happy and healthy this winter? The Dearborn Animal Shelter shared these tips for winter pet safety, courtesy of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: If you are aware of an animal that needs shelter in the Dearborn area, please contact the Dearborn Animal Shelter at 313-943-2697. Information provided by the Dearborn Animal Shelter.
The Cool Cat Casino contest ends at noon on Monday, Feb. 4.