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City and County Shelter List - MI
City and County Shelter List - Michigan:
Public shelters are tax-payer funded and owned by the people for the people. Michigan has 83 counties.
Animals at city and county shelters are only required by law to be held for 4 days (stray with no collar or id) or 7 days (with collar or micro-chip). Owner surrendered animals can be immediately euthanized upon entry.
Some animal control facilities discriminate against certain breeds of dogs, i.e. euthanize all adults and puppies of that breed (for example, American, bull, or Staffordshire terriers, including mixes that may "appear" similar), regardless of temperament.
Some public-owned shelters in Michigan still "sell" lost or homeless pets to experimental research labs (aka: class B dealers - noted in red next to those who continue this controversial and questionable practice). Some public owned shelters still use the primitive gas chamber (carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide) to cause the death of animals verses humane lethal injection (noted next to those who choose to continue this unnecessary practice).
Public owned shelters that do not allow volunteers from the community usually cannot stand the "light of day" and are considered high kill. Public owned shelters that do not post pets for adoption on Petfinder.com (and keep postings current and up-to-date) are also considered high kill.
Click here to see the save/kill rate of registered Michigan Department of Agriculture shelters.
Gogebic County Animal Control
919 S River Rd
Gladwin, MI 48624
Grand Traverse Animal Control
2571 Keystone Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 995-6080 Gratiot County Animal Control- VERY HIGH KILL
(sells lost and homeless pets to class B dealers/research)
(still uses primitive gas chamber to cause death verses humane lethal injection) 2675 W Washington
Ithica, MI 48847
(989) 875-2221 Gross Isle Animal Shelter
29799 Third St
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Oakland County - City of Oak Park Animal Control
13700 Oak Park Blvd
Oak Park, MI 48237
Oakland County - Ferndale Animal Control Shelter 521 E Cambourne St
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 541-3650 Oakland County - Huntington Woods Animal Shelter 12755 W 11 Mile Rd
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
(248) 541-1180 Oakland County - Oakland County Animal Control/Oakland Pet Adoption Center
1700 Brown Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326