Former local animal shelter director passes away - WNEM TV 5

Former local animal shelter director passes away

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

TV5 has some sad news to pass along as the former director of the Saginaw County Animal Care Center has passed away.

Mark Wachner died Wednesday at his home in Richmond, Virginia after a long battle with brain and lung cancer.

He served as director of the Animal Care Center for nearly two decades before retiring in 2008. He also served as supervisor of Richmond Animal Control.

Wachner appeared on TV5 many times where he was featured in the 'Pet of the Week' segment. His family says a memorial service will be held in Saginaw in early June. An exact date is not know at this time.

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