Trail camera photographs pack of dogs roaming southwest Saginaw

Trail camera photographs pack of dogs roaming southwest Saginaw
Article from MLive.com:

SAGINAW, MI — Saginaw resident Robin Bouza and her husband have a trail camera set up on the fence in their back yard in hopes of capturing photographs of deer and other wildlife eating near their fence.

When they took down the camera to check its images recently, they were surprised to see it captured a shot of five dogs roaming in a pack shortly after 2 a.m. May 18, just beyond their home on Arthur. 

The photograph may be of the same dogs that are now the target of a police hunt that aims to capture the animals before they hurt someone.

The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department and Saginaw County Animal Control were out in the area of Germania Nature Center Wednesday, July 2, searching for the dogs, acting on a report that they killed a large domestic dog Saturday. 

Sheriff William Federspiel said he believes there are seven to 12 dogs — two of which are adult dogs — roaming the area. The sheriff activated his posse, set up traps and had a pilot fly a plane over the area in hopes of catching the pack.

Bouza first saw two dogs in the area in the fall of 2013 and she believes they are the same ones…………………continues on MLive.com
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Home designs with pet projects: dog doors, built-in bowls and more
Article from Los Angeles Times:

Gayle Plessner and her husband love their dogs, but the sound of the rain on the roof of their Westlake Village home made them lament winter, the season of muddied paws, in 2012.

“I remember thinking that it would be great if we had a mud room for the dogs,” Plessner said.

So when the couple decided to remodel their six-bedroom contemporary home in April 2013, Plessner turned a 10-by-12-foot room off the laundry room into a pet zone, adding a water-resistant polka-dot floor and a separate dog door with access to the backyard for Lucy, a 2-year-old golden retriever; Hermione, a 5-year-old pug; and Snoop, a 6-year-old Chihuahua mix.

Plessner was going to eliminate the bathtub in the bathroom adjoining the dogs’ room but instead removed the glass shower doors and made the tub more accessible for bathing them.

Designers say more dog owners are considering their pets’ needs when building or remodeling their homes: asking for pooch-friendly spaces, ordering specialized cabinets for pet bowls and food, and adding canine-only showers and tubs.

“Pets and children are very important to our homeowners. So whether it’s dogs or cats or gerbils or fish, we need to include them in the design process,” Los Angeles architect Tim Barber said.

Marc Bekoff, author of “Why Dogs Hump…………………continues on Los Angeles Times
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