LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - When you take your pet to the vet, you expect a healthy and safe return, but for a Lansing family, the visit ended in heart break when they found their dog dead on the side of theget more >>
Mireles took his family dog to Comprehensive Animal Hospital for surgery with Dr. Agbonaget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A pawn shop owner in south Lansing caught a thief on-camera stealing more than $2,000 worth of diamond jewelry from his store, while the thief's three accomplices kept the storeget more >>
Surveillance video catches a suspected thief stealing more than $2,000 worth of diamond jewelry from a Lansing pawn shopget more >>
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is looking for information on a man they say stole several firearms and silencers. It happened on May 8 at the Schupback'sget more >>
They say after the store closed, a man came out of hiding and stole several firearms and silencersget more >>
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (WLNS) - Orion Donaldson moved to Oklahoma City just a few months ago from his hometown of Mason. Today, he's left facing the damage and destruction done just a few miles away in Mooreget more >>
Even though his roots are in mid-Michigan, he says he'll be heading to Moore this weekend to help clean up his new neighborsget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The office of the Michigan attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a Lansing-based production company for failing to pay thousands of dollars in employee wages. Accordingget more >>
The Michigan attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against a Lansing-based production company for failing to pay thousands of dollars in employee wagesget more >>
The Michigan Supreme Court says medical marijuana users aren't automatically breaking the law if they're caught driving after using the drug. The court on Tuesday unanimously overturned an appeals courtget more >>
Police must show medical marijuana users actually "under the influence"get more >>
Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan is asking for the public's help in one incident and locating two men wanted for felonies. On Thursday, March 7 around 11:30p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 blockget more >>
If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOPget more >>
Some 300 people in Jackson filed a petition, saying it was a plan that just wreaked and was plain dirty. And Tuesday city council made a clean move in terms of their trash removal. By a five to one vote,get more >>
Some 300 people in Jackson filed a petition, saying it was a plan that just wreaked and was plain dirty. get more >>
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - A 30-year-old woman could be in front of a judge Monday to face charges for the death of a man believed to be her boyfriend. Officials say the incident happened Saturday at anget more >>
Neighbors commented that the suspect and the victim had a noticeably abusive relationshipget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – More than 200 new jobs are coming to the General Motors Lansing Grand River Plant, the company announced on Monday. General Motors says the new jobs will be the result of a $44.5get more >>
GM says it plans to pump $44.5 million into building a new facility, leading to 200 additional jobsget more >>
There's a growing trend in Ingham County, more animals are living without care in vacant homes.
Animal Control officials are asking for your help.
"Sometimes the owners claim that they're coming back and feeding them. Of course sometimes the evidence shows it's otherwise. Sometimes they didn't know the animal was left in there, we've got actual squatters that will put animals in there. We've got dog fighters that are hiding dogs out at some of these red tagged homes," said Jamie McAloon Lampman, Ingham County Animal Control.
Recently, animal control officers removed several animals from a tagged home in Lansing. They say they were living in deplorable conditions without food or water.
"Sometimes they are extremely filthy. You know the animals are living in their own waste. So the urine smell, the air is rank, there's feces everywhere. Often there's debris and garbage strewn all over the place. Animals are drinking out of the toilet bowls if there's anything left in the toilet bowls to drink," said McAloon Lampman.
In Ingham County Animal Control officers say they're responding to about a call a day of animals left in vacant homes, and more and more of them are tagged unsafe.
"I think the economy is playing a role in it for sure. I really do," said McAloon Lampman.
Some dogs are left to starve, others are born in extreme heat and filth. They're victims without a voice, left to fend for themselves.
If you believe animals are living in a vacant home near you call your county's animal control office. Those responsible can face criminal charges.
Animal Control says once the animals are rescued and medically fit most can be adopted out.
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