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Erin's Feel Good Friday 1/12/18

Crystal Carlton from Bark-A-Bout in Shelby Township joined the “HouseCast” for “Feel Good Friday” to talk about the “Paws In Need” fundraiser.

You can help give a pet in need a second chance during the cold winter months. The fundraiser will run until the 31st of January.

The pet activity center has been hosting the annual fundraisers since 2009 to help pets in need.

They chose MIAAN because they help ALL pets in need, including dogs.

Supplies sought for donation include canned and dry dog food, flea and tick preventatives, collars and leashes, toys and treats for enjoyment and enrichment as well as monetary donations to help offset costs of veterinary care, spay and neutering procedures, outdoor dog houses and straw to aid in dog house insulation against the cold temperatures, heated water dishes and more.

Please consider giving a pet in need a second chance at life this PAWliday by dropping a new or gently used pet supply into one of Bark-A-Bout's "PAWS IN NEED" donation bins located throughout Macomb and Oakland County! Or, make a life-saving monetary donation at Bark-A-Bout or on our GoFundMe Page! All donations benefit "Michigan Animal Adoption Network" of Metro Detroit!

In the frigid temps that have blanketed the region recently, it is very important that pets come inside, as weather this cold can kill them even if in an doghouse filled with straw outside.

According to Michigan law, those that allow their pets to die as a result of exposure can face stiff penalties, including:

• Jail time of up to one year

• Completing up to 300 hours of community service

• Upward of $2,000 in fines, plus the cost of prosecution.

To report animal abuse and neglect, call 313-872-3401, a hotline that is operated by the Michigan Humane Society from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. seven days a week. Callers can also leave messages after hours.