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DNR says fish kills may be common during spring thaw

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that after the heavy ice and snow cover melt on Michigan’s lakes this early spring, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures. This year’s winter with heavy snow, extreme cold temperatures and thick ice cover will create conditions …

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Animal Welfare Fund Provides $155,500 to Local Animal Shelters

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill announced the Michigan Companion Animal Welfare Fund check-off will fund projects totaling over $155,500 for 26 registered shelters in 2015. The Michigan Animal Welfare fund was established under Public Act 132 of 2007 as a tax check-off …

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