Some Michigan Humane Society staffers will be spending the night in doghouses this week, as part of an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving pets outside in freezing temperatures.
Officials found at least nine dead ducks.
Bitter cold weather is here and with temperatures expected to plummet — animals left outdoors are in extreme danger.
Senate Bills 285-86 would prohibit breeders and pet shop operators from abusing or neglecting animals.
Since April, at least a dozen dogs in poor condition have been abandoned outside a metro Detroit pet store.
Benjamin and Nicholas Conley are charged with animal killing — a 4-year felony.
At least five cats have been beaten, tortured or killed since March in a small, West Michigan village.
A small dog found skinned and stabbed is now in the care of veterinarians in Ann Arbor.
The plan requires the use of lethal injections when unwanted dogs and cats are killed.
The Labrador retriever-mix was found just before 10 p.m. in the Rouge River with a brick tied to his leg.