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UPDATE: Firefighters rescue cat from drain

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - After spending Monday fighting a massive fire at the vacant Kindel Furniture factory, Grand Rapids firefighters had a mission of a different sort Tuesday morning.

Adopt One- Get One Free Kitten Promotion

Adopt One- Get One Free Kitten Promotion

News Release: 

(Grand Rapids, MI) – For the entire month of May, the Kent County Animal Shelter is hosting an “Adopt One, Get One Free” kitten event.

This program is a partnership between Vicky’s Pet Connection (VPC) and the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS).  VPC and KCAS have been teaming up and providing services to help find homes for adoptable pets since 2000.  Vicky’s Pet Connection is a non-profit animal rescue group, established in 1998, that has agreed to pay the spay/neuter fee and adoption fees for one of every two kittens adopted as a pair.  Typically, a male kitten neutering fee is $55, a female kitten spay fee is $70 and the adoption fee is $50.

Have you seen this dog?

Have you seen this dog?

Her name is Twila and she's a light brown Pomeranian with a blue collar and tags. She's been missing since December 8th but her family would love to have her home for the holidays.

Please call 616-361-2371 with any information.

Missing dog in the Tamarack/Richmond area

From viewer Kari Hammons- On either late Friday September 24th or early morning Saturday September 25th our family dog slipped out of our home with out our knowledge around the Tamarack/Richmond area on the NW side of Grand Rapids.

She is a black pomeranian who is almost 8-years old. She is not wearing any identifying tags. Our precious dog Jenga has a nervous/anxiety disorder and bites her back leaving her with a bald spot on her back and thinning hair.

If you know of anyone who has found her, has seen her, or know anything please contact us as soon as possible. We have a whole family who is very very heartbroken because of this incident (including her sister who has not eaten nor has she left the couch since Jenga's disappearance). You can reach the Hammons family at 334-1291 or 308-4947.

Wildlife rescuers still trying to catch duck shot with an arrow

Grand Rapids (WZZM) - Wildlife rescuers tried to use a salmon net to catch a duck with an arrow stuck in its breast Sunday.

Someone first saw the duck in the Grand River on Friday.  Sunday, it had flown to Richmond Park.

Rescuers have spent the past few days trying to catch the bird to help it, but it keeps getting away despite its injury.

Sunday afternoon, crews tried to sneak around the duck with the net, but it kept flying into the pond in the park.

"If we can catch her, we can work with her to get her better," said Elias Olague with the Wildlife Rehab Center in Grand Rapids. "Right now, if we can't do anything, that arrow is going to stay in her until unfortunately she dies."

Crews say they don't want to use a tranquilizer dart on the duck because they are afraid it might fly away then fall and possibly die.

Baby-Ready Pets workshop hosted by Humane Society of Kent County

From: http://www.hskc.org

Sept. 4
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Baby-Ready Pets
Humane Society of Kent County
The Humane Society of Kent County offers a workshop to help prepare your pet for the arrival of your bundle of joy. With a little training and assistance, you can make it a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for the whole family. To register for Baby-Ready Pets, please contact Jennifer Self-Aulgur, Humane Education Coordinator, (616) 791-8066 or jennifer@hskc.org.