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Happy Cat Cafe encourages visitors to socialize with cats up for adoption

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under OPINION

If you’re a cat person, then you may just want to consider paying a visit to Kati Palmurkar’s Happy Cat Cafe in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Being the first official cat cafe in Michigan, the Happy Cat Cafe is a popular feline-themed hangout...

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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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Dog training business to open in Baxter neighborhood

by (breensea)

Submitted 04-26-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

A Pleasant Dog, doesn’t just train dogs, they train the humans who love them too. Jenn Gavin, owner of A Pleasant Dog (City dog & People training) had been training dogs for 20 years, when she realized there were no dog trainers in...

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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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Creston neighbors meet to discuss Grand Rapids's lack of pet ordinance

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NEWS

On June 11, neighbors in the Riverside Gardens area of Northeast Grand Rapids met in the basement of Second Congregational Church to discuss the city’s lack of a pet ordinance. Mac Brown from Creston Neighborhood Association led the discussion...

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Ferret shelter finds new homes for abandoned pets

by (rpontius)

Submitted 10-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When Dee Gage added two ferrets to her family in 1996, she didn’t expect to become the founder of The West Michigan Ferret Connection (WMFC) shelter. “If you had told me I would be doing this 11 years ago, I would have said you were...

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Instruments of Hope Blessing of the Animals

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Instruments of Hope Continues Promoting Mission of Peace Through Blessing of the Animals, featuring renowned flutist Carmen Maret as Pied Piper Instruments of Hope, a Grand Rapids-based non profit organization dedicated to promoting peace...

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The Humane Society of West Michigan's 1st priority: Keep pets with their families

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 09-19-2013 under OPINION

The effects of the financial sector crash of 2008 keep affecting families in West Michigan.  Many families still struggle with unemployment and underemployment.  It was Hunger Action Week last week in West Michigan, and I...

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