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National Pet Food Drive to benefit Pet Pantry of Michigan

Muskegon, MI - Pet Pantry of Michigan will be at Petco in Muskegon on Saturday, November 6th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm taking donations to help stock their shelves for the winter. To help ensure that the event is a success, Science Diet will be matching the amount of donations made of their products.

Petco is located at 5239 Harvey Street. Visit http://www.petpantrymi.org/ for additional information.

Muskegon woman’s business goes to the dogs… and cats

Renee Pipple a recent graduate of Baker College Muskegon with a degree in Sterile Processing and Surgical Technology has not been able to find work in her field, but that has not stopped her. She worked while attending college as Renee’s House Cleaning. Now she is cashing in on our love for our pets. Renee’s House Cleaning business has expanded because of her love and passion for our furry friends to Renee’s House Cleaning and Pet Sitting. Not only does she do a great job helping others keep their house and businesses clean, now she will pet sit for you too. She will let your pet out during the day, take them for a walk or even a swim at the dog beach. She will also do long term pet sitting so your pet can stay at home while you vacation. Our furry friends or sometimes furry kids can now forego the anxiety of a kennel stay for all the comforts or home, Renee’s motto is, “I will care for your home and pets as if they were my own”.

Muskegon family's lives saved by their cat

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Often times when our pets make noise, we ignore them. Well, it's a good thing Tara and Joe Clay from Muskegon chose to listen to their cat last weekend, because if they didn't, they might not be alive today.

"It was Saturday morning around 5:30 a.m.," says Tara Clay. "My son was crying and I got up to comfort him. It was cold in the house so I thought to turn on the heat."

It was the first time the Clay's furnace had been turned on for several months.

"About ten minutes after I turned the heat on, our cat started going crazy," Tara adds. "I told my husband I turned on the heat. He said it could be carbon monoxide."

Tara and Joe decided they weren't going to take any chances, especially with their son Austin, and Joe's two children all in the house at the time.

"So we got up and turned the heat off," said Tara. "Within three minutes the cat stopped crying, so we settled back into bed."

Injured pit bull may have wounds from illegal dog fight

Muskegon Heights, MI (WZZM) - A pit bull found suffering in Muskegon Heights Monday has wounds that suggest it was hurt in a dog fight.

"We walked up to her and we could see that her ears were ripped really bad and she had bites all over," says Patty David, who discovered the injured dog.

The pit bull was found in an alley behind E. Lincoln Avenue.

Members of the Alliance For Lakeshore Animals say it's more evidence there is a growing dog fighting problem in Muskegon County.

"It's evident from what we see coming into the shelters it's going on," says coalition member Connie Karry. "Why is no one arrested for dog fighting? I can't remember the last time anyone was arrested in Muskegon County for dog fighting."

They have tried to pressure police and political leaders to investigate dog fighting rings in the county, but coalition members say they have had little success.

Dogs entertain seniors in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The residents at Sanctuary at McAuley, a nursing care community, cheered as their favorite dogs walked a runway as part of a special dog show in Muskegon today.

It's the second time the facility has held a show for its residents. The event marks the end of summer and collects food for the Pound Buddies food pantry.

One participant says residents light up when she brings her dog to visit them.