Midland County Animal Control Faces Shutdown 8-18-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Midland County Animal Control Faces Shutdown 8-18-2010

Midland County Animal Control could shut down, but one organization is stepping up to save the shelter.
On Jan. 1, 2011, the dogs and cats in the Midland County Animal Shelter could have no place to go. The county is faced with a budget deficit and there's a proposal to shut down Animal Control.
The Midland County Humane Society is trying to make sure that doesn't happen. The group is trying to raise $120,000 so the Humane Society can take over the shelter.
If the Humane Society raises enough money, it will partner with the Sheriff's Department to keep the shelter open. The Sheriff's Department said it will still provide a deputy for Animal Control.
The Humane Society started raising money at the Midland County Fair this week, and so far, the organization has brought in more than $1,000 -- but it needs more.
Humane Society President Neil Wackerle hopes the organization can raise enough money by the end of the year to give animals without a home some place to go.
The public can donate by calling the Midland County Humane Society at 989-948-8804 or click on www.hsomc.org.
Isabella County has a similar partnership between the Humane Society and the county.
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