Monthly Archives: June 2017

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charge in Duct Taping of Cat

photo credit: Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital

Mykhaylo Narolskyy, was charged with abandoning/animal cruelty in March of 2017 regarding an incident that happened in November of 2016. Ronnie the cat, who has since passed away from cancer, was found covered in duct tape by a good samaritan who called Animal Control.

Narolskyy was in court today to face the charges. He entered a guilty plea and sentencing will be on July 25th.

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Lowell Veterinarian Bruce Langlois to Stand Trial

A veterinarian, who is accused of practicing and performing procedures on animals after the state revoked his license, denied the allegations against him in court on Monday, and the case will now move forward to trial. During his arraignment in Huron County Circuit Court, Bruce P. Langlois, of Lowell, pleaded not guilty to three counts of unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine stemming from an investigation by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. Click here for the rest of the story.

AC PAW Wins 2017 Red Hot Best Award Again in 2017!

It was another banner year for AC PAW and they were recognized by winning an award for “Best Fundraising Event by a Nonprofit Organization.” The award was given by MyNorth/Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and was voted on by the public in an online voting contest.

The winners of 100 categories were announced on May 17th at the Red Hot Best Bash at the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel and Founder, June McGrath happily accepted the award. Congratulations, AC PAW!

New Enrichment Program at Cherryland Humane Society Aims to Benefit the Cats and Dogs

from the Cherryland Humane Society Facebook Page

The Cherryland Humane Society Enrichment Program  will encompass the general welfare and enrichment of the Cherryland Humane Society shelter animals. Enrichment for shelter animals will decrease and eliminate stress, add mental stimulation, improve socialization and bonding as well as enhance quality of life, and increase adopt-ability. The program will teach our animals to be more confident, increase their willingness to learn and to connect to others. The program will consist of evening walks, training, mental stimulation, grooming, arts and crafts for the animals, outside play pen activities, interactions, cat leash walking, cat crafts such as boxes and mobiles and many many more! Continue reading

Pet Blood Donors Help Other Dogs, Cats Through Michigan State University program

Dogs and cats can help save the lives of other animals through a blood donor program at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The program, which has been around for more than 40 years, uses blood donations from volunteer dogs and cats to give transfusions to animals in need. Dogs have 13 blood types, and cats have three blood types. Only one in 15 dogs is a universal donor, and there is no universal blood type for cats.

Animals may need blood transfusions to treat anemia, or a low red blood cell count. Anemia may be caused by blood loss during surgery or trauma, such as when an animal is hit by a car or involved in a fight. Click here for the rest of the story.

Animal Bill to Create Harsher Penalties for Abused or Neglected Animals Passes Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee

SB 276/277 Passed the Senate Judiciary committee on April 25th and the next step is for it to go to the whole Senate. Click here for an analysis of the bill.

The bill is supported by HSUS, ASPCA and Attorneys for Animals. Continue reading

Owner of Dog who Attacked Grand Traverse County Deputy Charged

The Grand Traverse County prosecutor has filed a charge against the owner of the pit bull who attacked a deputy. 26-year-old Amber Kraft has been charged with not having her 1-year-old dog Kilo registered, which is required in Michigan. Click here for the rest of the story.

Anonymous Donor Covers Cost for New Cat Kennels at Cherryland Humane Society

It was move-in day for the cats at Cherryland Humane Society on Monday, as volunteers worked to assemble some brand new kennels. The kennels cost around $48,000 and every single penny was paid for by a generous anonymous donor. Click here for more on the story.