OMG this is a nightmare that could happen to ANY of us dog owners. So I’m asking that each of you PLEASE take a couple of minutes to send an email to express your anger/disgust with this shelter. Your email might be what it takes for change to happen… necessary change that could save the life of YOUR dog. The email addresses are at the very bottom but in case you can’t wait, here are the addresses: Sue.Jeroue@macombcountymi.org and copy Executive@macombgov.org. – Juli
I’ve copied the story below from the Facebook page of Michigan found strays and owner unclaimed Dogs in shelters:
OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO JAKE”S FAMILY…… R.I.P. JAKE:(:( PLEASE READ! MACOMB CO ANIMAL CONTROL (genesee,lapeer,macomb co.)
Date: 2012-01-28, 10:11AM EST
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To all pet owners who have a lost pet, if you have lost a pet please go and check all of the shelters on a every other day basis.We lost our shepard in december supposedly he was picked up and takin to the macomb co animal control,upon arriving to claim him they could not find any paperwork on him or our dog??? thinking that maybe the person got the facility confused with another one ,we called all surrounding shelters/and pounds,no jake? We arrived back home then my wife got a phone call from “sue” the suupervisor at the macomb facility and she stated that jake was indeed brought in there and was put down because he was being aggresive towards office staff! and that she found the paperwork. We are now looking for an attorney that will help us out on this. also when arriving at the facility all office staff were acting like they had never seen our dog between like 5-6 people and no one remembered seeing jake a purebreed shepard??????? somebody is covering something up!! so if you have a missing pet and you call and are told your certain breed is not there,DONT BELIEVE THEM GO LOOK TRUST ME! there are to many unanswered questions about this situation so we will contact an attorney to resoive this matter and if nothing else,to see what we can do about these “kill” shelters! and after digging a little deeper we also discovered that they violated 2 codes and possibly more? we cannot afford an attorney but i will beg,borrow,or steal to get one we are extremely furious and will get to the bottom of this. Please once again,do not azsume these shelters are telling you the truth. thank you for reading.
Location: genesee,lapeer,macomb co.
Another post from the same Facebook page:
WRITE A LETTER AND LET HER KNOW THAT JAKE MATTERED!!!! Directors email Macomb Co A.S( Sue.Jeroue@macombcountymi.gov )
CHANGE only happens when we stand up and make a loud noise. Think about that, between all of the lost and found pages there are probably over 10,000 of us. This is not an isolated mistake this crap happens all the time and could happen to anyone looking for their missing dog at any shelter!!!
Please send your email to the Chief Animal Control Office, Sue Jeroue at Sue.Jeroue@macombcountymi.gov and copy the City of Macomb’s Executive Mark Hackel at Executive@MacombGov.org. This is the website to the shelter. DO SOMETHING. Together, we can make change! -Juli