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.
Dearborn Heights Police say someone tied a brick to the leg of a dog and dumped it in the Rouge River this week.
Police called to a barn in Macomb County found the remains of several dead animals and removed 19 other malnourished animals from the property.