County participating in 'Empty the Shelters' event

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is urging Oakland County families to adopt a pet at Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center during the "Empty the Shelters" event on Saturday, Oct. 22. The BISSELL Pet Foundation will pay all adoption fees for a dog or cat.

"Empty the Shelters is an excellent opportunity to take home a new friend from our pet adoption center," Patterson said. "Our goal is to adopt out as many dogs and cats as we can to loving families."

Empty the Shelters is a statewide event with more than 50 shelters participating. Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center has dozens of dogs and cats available for adoption.

"We truly would like to see our pet adoption center emptied out on Saturday," said Bob Gatt, manager of Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center. "We are grateful to the BISSELL Pet Foundation for making this event possible."

Individuals or families who wish to adopt a dog or a cat will be screened to ensure they can provide a proper home for their pet. Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center is located at 1700 Brown Road in Auburn Hills. For more information on Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center or the Empty the Shelters event, click on OakGov.com/PetAdoption. To learn more about the BISSELL Pet Foundation, go to BissellPetFoundation.org.

Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center, under the leadership of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, offers housing and medical care to more than 4,000 animals on an annual basis. It has the best "save rate" in Michigan among public open-admission shelters whose intakes are greater than 4,000 animals. It also is the public agency charged with enforcement of Michigan's Dog Law of 1919. It is responsible for complete animal control services in 45 Oakland County communities. The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center strives to improve the center's save and adoption rates. We work toward accomplishing this goal by educating Oakland County residents about responsible pet ownership, partnering with local 501(c)(3) rescues to help place more animals into loving homes, participating in nine Pet Adoption Outreach Centers, and more.

Published: Fri, Oct 21, 2016

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