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Detroit Animal Control puts rumor to rest
December 9, 2005
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FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
For more than two weeks, rumors have spread among animal lovers that the city of Detroits Animal Control and Care Center was going to euthanize all the animals in its shelter before shuting down for two weeks around the Christmas holidays.
On Friday, the city finally laid the rumors to rest when it issued a press release that said while the city will scale back the centers activities during the last two weeks of December, the animals in its care will not be euthanized.
During those two weeks it will be business as usual, the release said. There will be no mass euthanasia of animals. Detroit Animal Control and Care never euthanizes animals because of holidays or any reason other than our standard protocol for such activity.
The shelter will be open to the public during the week of Dec. 19, although it will operate with a reduced staff. Animal Control vehicles will continue to pick up animals and animal adoptions will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 pm.
During the week of Dec. 26, the shelter will not be open to the public, although it will continue to take in and care for animals. The shelter also will hold animals for a longer period of time to allow owners to look for their pets after the holidays.http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...EWS11/51209007
Detroit Animal Control Says It Won't Kill Dogs, Cats
E-Mail False, According To Statement From Official
POSTED: 7:41 pm EST December 8, 2005
Detroit's Animal Control Center wants to clear up some miscommunication and set the record straight on a e-mail that's even jammed ClickOnDetroit.com's mailboxes.
The e-mail that's circulating states that the city's Animal Control Center will close for the holidays and will euthanize the animals in the shelter because of the closure.
The shelter told Local 4 Thursday that the e-mail is false. A spokesperson said the shelter will not shut down during the holidays and will definitely not euthanize animals for any reason, other than its standard protocol.
The ACC issued a statement saying that the city of Detroit "did indeed issue a directive to scale down activities during the holidays." This directive, according to the statement, involved what the ACC calls essential and non-essential services.
Some services will be reduced Dec. 27, 28 and 29, but the ACC says animals will be cared for on those days.
"The ACC never euthanizes animals because of holidays or any reason other than our standard protocol for such activity. The ACC is dedicated to reducing euthanasia as much as possible," said Dr. Vincent R. Nathan, deputy director of the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion for the city of Detroit.
The ACC does have adoption animals available and will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. most days during the holidays, the statement said. Read more about ACC adoption here.
The ACC will stop accepting animals to the center for a short time due to budget cuts for the year, but no animals will be destroyed, according to officials.
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