Year: 2021

Kei Ju Farm owner charged with caring for wildlife without permit, animals killed by DNR | Charlevoix

PETOSKEY — The Department of Natural Resources killed six animals as part of its enforcement on a warrant at an Emmet County farm, known as an animal rescue operation.

State officials cited the farm for not being licensed to rehabilitate wild animals.

Kei Ju Farm, located in Petoskey, is widely known for its open-door policy for both community members and animals. This year, the DNR received a complaint about owner, Julie Hall, rehabilitating wild animals on the farm. The farm is not a Michigan Licensed Rehabilitation facility.

Lt. Jim Gorno of the District 3 division of the DNR, said a

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Greg Bird, “best high school hitter in Colorado,” trying to resurrect career with Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Gausman has a prediction about Greg Bird, his buddy, and former Grandview High School teammate.

“If he’s healthy, he’s definitely going to help the Rockies, because he’s a great left-handed hitter,” the San Francisco Giants starting pitcher said. “I feel pretty confident in saying that his power is going to play pretty well in Colorado.

“I could definitely see him hitting some balls where Todd Helton used to, way up into the right-field seats at Coors Field. And I hope he does. I just hope it’s not against us.”

The idea of Bird playing first base

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Netflix’s ‘Canine Intervention’ features Oakland dog trainer to the stars

I’m just minutes into a video chat with Oakland-raised dog trainer Jas Leverette, when I hear my two dogs — a floor away, I should mention — start barking their heads off.

It could be a delivery person, or maybe someone walking by the house chatting on the phone, but whatever set them off already has me feeling sheepish.

Leverette is explaining his Netflix show, “Canine Intervention,” which showcases his training methods with dogs of all sorts of sizes and temperaments, and here I am with my own lovable boys in the next room, doing what they do best —

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Pets of the week: Two sweet cats and a puppy need new homes

JACKSON, MI — The Jackson County Animal Shelter, 3770 Spring Arbor Road, has many pets available for adoption.

Here are three of them.

Ivan and Rocky are 8-year-old male cats who came to the shelter from the same home and have been together their whole lives. Their owner was no longer able to care for them but left a letter about how they were the ‘love of her life.’ Ivan is charcoal grey and Rocky is a buff color. Both boys have green eyes and have been indoor cats.

Uno is a 9-month-old male Staffordshire mix who is mostly white

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Wisconsin hunters exceed wolf target by nearly 100 animals | National News

FILE – This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Wisconsin wildlife officials opened an abbreviated wolf season Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, complying with a court order to start the hunt immediately rather than wait until November. The hunt will run through Sunday, Feb. 28 across six management zones.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin hunters and trappers killed nearly double the number of wolves that the state allotted for a weeklong season, and they did it so quickly that officials ended the

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Witness shares video of attack on Lady Gaga’s dog walker

Video of a violent robbery in which two men shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stole two of her purebred French bulldogs in Hollywood on Wednesday night shows a swift attack in which the animals were clearly the target of the robbers — corroborating an eyewitness account from the camera’s owner.

“They had a motive, and they didn’t care,” said Carlos Pantoja, 29, who said he witnessed the shooting from his porch before calling 911 and comforting the dog walker, Ryan Fischer, on the street.

In the video, one of the assailants shouts “Give it up” as the pair jumped

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