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John Ball Zoo opens early for spring

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 03-20-2018 under NEWS

Whether it be fuzzy, feathered, scaly, or hairy, animals are on display for the early opening of the John Ball Zoo. The familiar sights of the zoo’s North American grizzly bears, tropical reptiles and amphibians, and of course the beloved red...

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The furry inside - A look at the Humane Society of West Michigan

by (muckelh)

Submitted 03-14-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Wet noses, tails wagging, and purrs galore! One step into the Humane Society of West Michigan and you are fully enthralled into the joy of meeting many furry friends. You can meet and greet, while learning about each animal along the way. It’s...

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Eastown hosts 'Dog Days of Summer'

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 07-28-2016 under NEWS

Wilcox Park will see its first "Dog Days of Summer"event on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. "Dog Days of Summer" is a festival developed to celebrate dogs and their owners. Wilcox Park is widely known throughout the Eastown...

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Dog Adoption Day

by (jpawlik)

Submitted 07-05-2016 under

Join Wendy’s of Michigan, owned and operated by Grand Rapids based Meritage Hospitality Group, on Saturday, July 16th from 11:30am-2:00pm for an animal adoption day. The West Michigan Humane Society will be at the Walker Wendy's, located at 3922...

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Dog Adoption Day

by (jpawlik)

Submitted 07-05-2016 under

Join Wendy’s of Michigan, owned and operated by Grand Rapids based Meritage Hospitality Group, on Saturday, July 9th from 11:30am-2:00pm for an animal adoption day. The West Michigan Humane Society will be at Michigan Street Wendy’s, located at 1061...

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Campaign to End Circus Cruelty Heats Up

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

We’re a nation of animal lovers, are we not? Jon Dunn and Kolene Allen, the force behind the campaign End Circus Cruelty, believe so. People care a great deal about the furry critters they feed, give a home to and insist on calling family. It...

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Blandford Nature Center debuts new family event

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Blandford Nature Center will host its first Twilight Family Picnic with Wildlife Exploration on August 14. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. The program costs $3 for members and $6 for non-members. Families are invited to bring...

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Local campaign seeks to ban use of wild animals in entertainment

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

A local coalition, “End Circus Cruelty in Grand Rapids,” is seeking 5,000 signatures on their petition calling for an ordinance that would outlaw the use of wild animals for entertainment in both Grand Rapids and Walker.  The group...

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Pet ownership limit law proposes wrong answer

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 07-03-2014 under OPINION

When faced with tragic situations such as animal hoarding cases like the one recently in the Creston neighborhood, it is a natural reaction to consider an ordinance that would try to prevent the situation from happening again. However, it is best to...

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John Ball Zoo unveils new tiger exhibit

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

On June 14, a new tiger exhibit entitled “Crawford Tigers of the Realm” opened for public viewing at the John Ball Zoo. The zoo has been without tigers since 2009, when a female tiger was moved to Roosevelt Park Zoo following the death...

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