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Oakland County Animal Control Passes Surprise State Inspection

Public Date: 8/14/2013 12:20 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

Pontiac, Michigan -- The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development gave Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center a thumbs up today during a surprise inspection.

"I found the procedures adequate and compliant with regulations," said state inspector Dr. Jorda Livermore, DVM, in her report. "A walk through the facility found no animals to be in bad condition or suffering."

Animal Control Division Manager Bob Gatt said the report acknowledges the best practices his staff exercises every day at the center.

"The inspection results confirm what we've said all along - Oakland County is the leader among all counties in Michigan in everything, including our Animal Control Division.  Every staff member exhibits passion and compassion for each and every animal in our care," Gatt said.

The surprise inspection was the result of false allegations about conditions and the care of animals at the shelter made by an individual to the State of Michigan.

About Animal Control Division
Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center, under the leadership of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, offers housing and medical care to more than 5,000 animals on an annual basis. It has the best save rate in Michigan among public open-admission shelters whose intakes are greater than 5,000 animals. Animal Control Division is the public agency charged with enforcement of Michigan’s Dog Law of 1919. It is responsible for animal control services in 40 Oakland County communities.

For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.