Sunday, December 04, 2005

Detroit Animal Control to be Closed Dec. 17th - Correction!

It has come to my attention that the information below is INCORRECT:
All of the Detroit Animal Control (DAC) animals are slated for euthanasia on Dec. 17, unless area rescue groups can pull them. The devastating news came today from DAC employee Patrice Reed. As you may have heard in recent media reports, in an attempt to save money, the city is cutting "non-essential" city services for certain blocks of time. Because animal control in the city is considered a "non-essential" city, Detroit Animal Control will completely close down for the last two weeks of December, starting Dec. 17. DAC has beautiful cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. If you or anyone you know is in a position to pull animals from the facility, please do so. This is beyond an urgent situation.
Here is the correct information:
Hello Everyone, We would like to clarify what is going on at Detroit Animal Care and Control in the last weeks of December. The facility will NOT be euthanizing all of its existing animals. It will be closing Dec. 27-29. While the facility will be closed to the public -- which includes rescue groups -- staff will be feeding, watering and caring for the animals. The animals will not be moved in those two weeks.The clarification came from Detroit Health Dept. Deputy Director Dr. Vincent Nathan, in a conversation with Joe Sowerby, who is chairperson of the Detroit Animal Care and Control Advisory Board. The reality is that Detroit Animal Care and Control is always in desperate need of assistance. We would like to encourage all of you to make an effort to pull animals from the facility whenever possible. We appreciate the overwhelming response to our earlier message. To all of you who forwarded the message along to friends, please do the same with this message. If you or anyone you know plans on making a trip down to the facility, please be polite in all exchanges with Detroit Animal Care and Control employees. They are motivated to move animals out.
Michigan Animal Adoption Network
PO Box 20523
Ferndale, MI 48220
Office: 248.545.5055
E-mail: info@mi-aan.org
Primary web site: http://www.mi-aan.org
Adoptable animals on the web: http://www.maan.petfinder.org

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4 comments:

  1. How horrible! I added a notice about it to MY website to help put the word out, and I hope others do the same. I hope it helps and all animals get rescued.

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  2. How nice of you Beau!

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  3. Indy, I got this info back through several people in Michigan: Hello Everyone,
    We would like to clarify what is going on at Detroit Animal Care and Control in the last weeks of December. The facility will NOT be
    euthanizing all of its existing animals. It will be closing Dec. 27-29. While the facility will be closed to the public -- which includes rescue groups -- staff will be feeding, watering and caring for the animals. The
    animals will not be moved in those two weeks.The clarification came from Detroit Health Dept. Deputy Director Dr. Vincent Nathan, in a conversation with Joe Sowerby, who is chairperson of
    the Detroit Animal Care and Control Advisory Board. The reality is that Detroit Animal Care and Control is always in desperate need of assistance. We would like to encourage all of you to make an effort to pull animals from the facility whenever possible. We appreciate the overwhelming response to our earlier message. To all of you who forwarded the message along to friends, please do the same with this message. If you or anyone you know plans on making a trip down to the facility, please be polite in all exchanges with Detroit Animal Care and Control
    employees. They are motivated to move animals out.
    Michigan Animal Adoption Network
    PO Box 20523
    Ferndale, MI 48220
    Off: 248.545.5055
    E-mail: info@mi-aan.org
    Primary web site: http://www.mi-aan.org
    Adoptable animals on the web: http://www.maan.petfinder.org

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  4. Wow! That's great news, I'll post this later today. Thanks Beau!

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