Bitter cold puts outdoor pets at risk

Copyright by WLNS – All rights reserved LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – As temperaturesdip into the single digits this week, being outdoors can get dangerous for you and your furry friends. Michigan law doesn’t require you to keep your pet indoors, it only requires that you provide proper food, water and shelter. However, even for the…

Fire safety tips for pets

OLIVET, Mich. (WLNS)– Just last year, 115 people died in home fires in Michigan. And with a few weeks left in the year, firefighters expect deaths to be higher than that number in 2018.  Officials in Olivet say they’re having an issue with people going back into fires trying to save other people, items or…

Looking for a pet? Senior pets are looking for you!

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. A senior pet is any pet older than seven, and staff at the Capital Area Humane Society said they have a lot of life to give. Shelter president Julia Willson advises people thinking about adopting an older pet, should also think about the care…

Veteran urges caution when adopting service pets from shelters

Over the last week, the Ingham County Animal Shelter offered free and discounted adoptions to veterans, active service members and their families as a way of showing support for the sacrifices they made for our country.  “Coming back stateside, coming back to their families, there’s a transition period that can be often kind of difficult,”…