WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 


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Domestic violence victims now have a place for their pets as well

Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 |
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Victims of domestic violence have a place to go, and now, thanks to a new program, so do their pets.

The YWCA of Kalamazoo is partnering with the SPCA, so those people fleeing from bad situations don't have to leave their pets behind.

The program is called My Sister's House.

The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is providing foster homes for any pets in any medical condition, free of charge, so their owners will know they are safe.

A director at the YWCA says sometimes a violent partner will hurt an animal--or threaten to--as a way of hurting their partner, or the animal may become a target itself.

"One of the women we've actually already helped said it was either her or the dog that was abused, so we see that," said Katie Timber, with the SPCA. "There's a correlation between domestic violence and animal abuse. We want to set the entire family up for success."

During the time the animal is at the SPCA, family members can visit them as often as they wish.

The program is free, but the SPCA is accepting donations to help them with medical costs and living expenses for the animals in their care.
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