Monthly Archives: December 2018

Grand Traverse Co. Animal Control Investigating Neglected Puppy Case

Grand Traverse County Animal Control is looking into a neglected puppy case. Traverse City police say they helped animal control with a search warrant in the 600 block of South Garfield for a neglected puppy. We are told the black lab mix was left in its crate with its own urine and feces for up to 10 hours at a time. Click here for the rest of the story.


Farm Bill Included Major Victories for Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the House-Senate conference committee for rejecting provisions that would have been harmful to animals in the final version of the Farm Bill, which was released last night, while retaining measures that will benefit animals.

“AWI thanks the Farm Bill conference committee for working diligently to produce a bill free of riders that would have seriously undermined animal welfare,” said AWI President Cathy Liss. “We consistently sought a bipartisan bill that would provide better protections for animals and we’re happy with the results.”

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Two Dogs Saved from Fully Engulfed House Fire by First Responders

EMMET COUNTY — Two dogs were saved from a house fire Thursday afternoon in Emmet County. Michigan State Police Troopers got to the home on Pickerel Lake Road in Springvale Township around 3 p.m. and the home was fully engulfed in flames. Everyone that lived in the home got out safely but troopers were told two dogs were still inside. Click here for the rest of the story.

Your Help is Urgently Needed to Defeat Michigan Puppy Mill Bills

From Attorneys for Animals and Humane Society of US

Photo from Puppy Mill Awareness-Michigan Facebook Page

The Michigan House just passed a bill that would prevent local regulation of pet stores selling “puppy mill” puppies. Its companion bill, HB 5916, cynically claims to regulate pet stores, but in fact provides unenforceable, meaningless standards. The real aim of the legislation is to prevent your city, township or county from regulating pet stores in accordance with community standards. Continue reading