animals

John Ball Zoo unveils new tiger exhibit

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

On June 14, a new tiger exhibit entitled “Crawford Tigers of the Realm” opened for public viewing at the John Ball Zoo. The zoo has been without tigers since 2009, when a female tiger was moved to Roosevelt Park Zoo following the death...

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John Ball Zoo to kick off season with four days of Zoobilee

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 03-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The John Ball Zoo will be hosting Zoobilee April 7-11. Zoobilee is the zoo’s first big event for the season, since its opening for the year on March 1. The event is four days of demonstrations, crafts and activities all designed for children...

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Instruments of Hope Blessing of the Animals

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Instruments of Hope Continues Promoting Mission of Peace Through Blessing of the Animals, featuring renowned flutist Carmen Maret as Pied Piper Instruments of Hope, a Grand Rapids-based non profit organization dedicated to promoting peace...

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The Humane Society of West Michigan's 1st priority: Keep pets with their families

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 09-19-2013 under OPINION

The effects of the financial sector crash of 2008 keep affecting families in West Michigan.  Many families still struggle with unemployment and underemployment.  It was Hunger Action Week last week in West Michigan, and I...

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Blessing of the Animals

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

Instruments of Hope invites you all: your family and your pets – all kinds of birds, all kinds of beasts, and all kinds of creeping and crawling things - for a Blessing of the Animals. This blessing will take...

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New HSWM Executive Director Trudy Ender is all in when it comes to serving

by (mullmer)

Submitted 06-05-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

A bright red male cardinal perched himself on the sill outside Trudy Ender’s office window at Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM). He tapped his beak on the glass to get her attention. “Sue Ann had a window feeder and the birds don...

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Funamals: Your guide to custom pet portraits

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 06-04-2012 under NONPROFITS

This summer, The Market presented by The Avenue for the Arts will feature photography, jewelry, face painting, pottery, sculpture and many more handmade items. It will also spotlight the whimsical and light-hearted personalized pet...

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Live Nativity planned for December 11

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 11-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

A family event that will delight and inspire people of all ages, we will begin our journey on Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. with a candlelight walk led by the Three Kings through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden to the manger...

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Blessing of the Animals

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NONPROFITS

Instruments of Hope invites you all: your family and your pets – all kinds of birds, all kinds of beasts, and all kinds of creeping and crawling things - for a Blessing of the Animals. This blessing will take...

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Catalyst Radio: John Ball Zoo beneficiary of Monday's Hat Trick Concert

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (10:08) Every year, John Ball Zoo gives out tens of thousands of passes to elementary school youth in Kent County who qualify for federal lunch programs. They've since expanded that program to include Ottawa County schools to encourage...

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