Activists protest against local animal control center - WNEM TV 5

Activists protest against local animal control center

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Animal advocates gathered in one local city to raise awareness about an area county animal control center.

Animal advocates gathered for a peaceful protest in front of the Genesee County Circuit Court on Monday morning.

The group wanted those entering the courthouse know their concerns over the treatment of the animals at the Genesee County Animal Control facility, and to also to support those who are calling for Commissioner Pegge Adams to be recalled.

Adams has been involved with the animal shelter and says she's working to solve problems at the facility. On Monday she found out if the recall language was acceptable. Judge Joseph Farah ruled in the commissioner's favor.

The folks involved with the recall say they need some time to think before their next step.

"If we decide to go forward with it, when we will reword some language maybe," said Bill Heatley, who filed the recall petition. "[We may] Look at it a little harder and see what judge Farah's intent is and then go from there."

Meanwhile, a local animal control director has been suspended from the job.

The Saginaw News reports Kevin Wilken was suspended on Thursday for what is called a "personnel matter."

A temporary replacement has been appointed.

WNEM TV5 made several calls to the sheriff's department for details, but so far no statement has been released.

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