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An animal control official in western Michigan is objecting to a proposal that could require her staff to obtain a search warrant to investigate animal abuse.

dog in snow

The Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing is urging people to bring animals inside during this week of below zero temperatures and wind chills.

Isaac feeds his chickens at the Clinton County Fair.
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Michigan lawmakers are moving to delay a requirement that farm animals confined in small spaces be given more room.

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With temperatures over 90 degrees predicted for mid-Michigan all weekend, the Ingham County Animal Control released a reminder urging pet owners to protect their animals from the heat. Katie Cook reports.



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The Michigan State football team spent Christmas Day at the San Diego Zoo as part of activities leading up to the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl on Thursday night. 

Detroit Zoo Blog

Two bears that have been living at a Michigan zoo for nearly 20 years are getting a bigger yard.


Authorities say a bear and two alligators that got loose after locks were cut at a Michigan animal sanctuary were soon captured.

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Courtesy Ottawa County Parks

Some of Michigan’s state parks are offering programs intended to teach visitors about the wild animals in their areas.

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U.S. farmers have guarded optimism about China buying American beef for the first time in 14 years.  

Dr. Brayden Stanley photo
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A dog that was badly disfigured and abandoned has a new nose, thanks to a team from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine has received a donation of $12.6 million, the largest donation in its history. This gift comes from the estate of alumnus Albert C. Dehn.

Ingham Kennel Club dog show photo
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Hundreds of dogs will compete for glory and a few snacks this weekend at the Winterland Classic Cluster Dog Show at the MSU Pavillion. Current State’s Kevin Lavery has a preview of this long-running mid-Michigan tradition.

Dave Perkins and puppy Daisy photo
Dave Perkins

A bachelor party of Michigan guys went to Tennessee for a few days, and they all came back with some unanticipated love: they all brought home a puppy! Current State talks with one of the groomsmen who adopted the dog and puppies they found in the wilderness, Dave Perkins.

Moose settle into new Potter Park Zoo habitat

Aug 17, 2016
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Courtesy photo / Potter Park Zoo

Peter Whorf tours the new moose habitat at Lansing's Potter Park Zoo.

Penelope Tsernoglou photo
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Some say Ingham county’s 45-year old animal shelter has had it. They’re supporting a millage to pay for a new one. Others say the county has more pressing needs. We talk with Democratic county commissioner Penelope Tsernoglou about why she’s a backer.