Animal Management

Two dogs, a Pitbull on the left and a mixed Jack Russel on the right, sitting together on the grass at an urban park.
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Pit Bulls and Dangerous Dog Laws

When tragic incidents with pit bulls happen, as they have very recently in the metro Detroit area, many are quick to blame the breed, without seeing where the true responsibility lies: the dog’s owner. We share in the sadness of these tragedies, and it is understandable that, in the immediate aftermath, individuals try to find one simple solution to ensure similar incidents never happen again.

Dog and rat friends, playing and sit side by side
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Of Mice and Dogs

When I was an undergrad, I studied an unusual species of mouse called the spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus). They are unusual in that they are precocious – born with fur and able to move about and feed themselves (much different than the mice we are familiar with, where babies are born quite underdeveloped and fully dependent on their parents).

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