Oakland County Earns AAA on Animal Shelter Bonds

Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have reaffirmed Oakland County’s AAA bond rating with a stable outlook for the county’s $15.5 million Building Authority Bonds Series 2015. The bonds will fund the construction of a new Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center building on the county’s main government campus in Pontiac. The AAA bond rating reflects the county’s “very strong management practices, a growing economy, and anticipated maintenance of healthy reserves,” … [Read more...]

Oakland County Uses Facial Recognition Technology to ‘Find Rover’

Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center is the first shelter in Michigan to utilize a new, high tech tool to help return dogs to their owners, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Finding Rover app (compatible with iPhone and Android) and website uses facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs with 98 percent accuracy. “Oakland County is nationally recognized as a leader in implementing technology to improve how we operate,” Patterson said. “The … [Read more...]

Protect Pets from Fireworks this Holiday Weekend

Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center advises pet owners and neighbors to be mindful of the impact fireworks have on pets over the 4th of July period. Fireworks can scare and stress pets, especially dogs. The shelter often sees an influx of stray dogs this time of year due to fireworks. Some dogs may whine and while others may hide. When they are left outside during fireworks, however, some dogs will run away and may end up at a shelter. Here are some tips from Oakland … [Read more...]

Pet Adoption Center offers free cat adoption Saturday

Individuals who meet screening requirements may adopt cats for free this weekend at Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center’s “Certified Pre-Owned Cat Adoption Event” on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dogs also will be available for adoption at regular prices. There will be a “spin the wheel” game in the lobby, however, for a chance to adopt a dog at a reduced price. This event is one of a series of pet adoption events to help the center win a $100,000 grant from Rachel … [Read more...]

Oakland County hosts first pet adoption event to help win $100,000 grant

In a recent press release it was announced that the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center will host its Father’s Day Bow Wow event on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is the first event scheduled to help the center reach its goal to adopt out 2,014 pets during the months of June, July and August. The center is competing for a $100,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Rachael Ray. With an objective to save more … [Read more...]