Oakland County Shelter Animals Get a New Home!

Last Wednesday, October 4th, Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Animal lovers, Oakland County employees, volunteers, architects, construction managers, and local news media were in attendance for the special event. 5th grade students from Bailey Lake Elementary School in Clarkston, who’ve been regular volunteers at the shelter, shared the honor of cutting the ribbon with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

The County Executive, along with Public Services Director Mark Newman welcomed the large crowd and shared some of the history of the Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center in Oakland County which has been aiding animals by providing shelter and care while trying to find them new, loving homes since 1980.

After opening remarks were made, attendees toured the beautiful facility and enjoyed cider, donuts, hot dogs, and pet swag bags. Take a look at what they saw in our video.

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Civic Engagement Takes Center Stage on Youth in Government Day

Milford High School students with Commissioners Bob Hoffman and Philip Weipert.

Critical thinking and civic engagement took center stage during the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ annual Youth in Government Day, held May 15th.

The event, which drew high school students from across the county, featured speakers, mock debates, and engaging demonstrations centered on Oakland County’s role in the lives of its citizens.

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It’s Hot Outside – Don’t Leave Pets in the Car!

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As temperatures peak in the summer months, we are all at risk – including our pets. Did you know the temperature inside your vehicle can rise above 120 degrees in a matter of minutes? That’s even with the windows partially open. In just 15 minutes, your dog can suffer brain damage, heat stroke, suffocation or death.

Take a look at Oakland County Animal Shelter’s video to learn more.

If you see an animal locked inside a vehicle, we urge you to call your local police department or the Oakland County Animal Shelter immediately at 248-391-4100!

For more information, visit Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center’s website and follow them on Facebook and on Twitter.

Oakland County Broke Ground on a New ‘State-of-the-Art’ Animal Shelter

The sun was hot, shining off the new silver shovels displayed next to the podium.

The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center is in the midst of some very big, positive changes.

In the Fall of 2017, all of Oakland County’s shelter animals, staff and volunteers will move from their current home off of Baldwin Road in Auburn Hills, to Oakland County’s complex, next to the sheriff’s administration building, east of Telegraph.

The new 35,000 square-foot facility will have a much larger capacity and is expected to house 140 cats and 150 dogs.

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