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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The Dog Days of Summer & Cool Cat Nights

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We have moved.  1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 42E, Pontiac, Michigan 48341  Pet Adoption 248-858-1070 and Animal Control 248-858-1090

The Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center has been hard at work all summer to save more lives. Since June 1st, the Center has helped more than 680 animals find or return to their forever home!

This Saturday, the Center is hosting its final summer pet adoption event. The Dog Days of Summer & Cool Cat Nights will be held on August 9th from 10am – 4pm at the Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center  (click HERE for location & contact information), and will be offering a special discount on adoptions.

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Pet Adoption Center Offers Free Cat Adoption Saturday

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We have moved.  1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 42E, Pontiac, Michigan 48341  Pet Adoption 248-858-1070 and Animal Control 248-858-1090

This Saturday, don’t miss out on your opportunity to expand your family and save the life of an animal (or animals) in need!

The Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center is hosting a “Certified Pre-Owned Cat Adoption” event on Saturday, July 12th from 10am – 4pm at their location in Auburn Hills. Individuals who meet screening requirements may adopt cats for FREE on Saturday; dogs will also be available for adoption, at their regular prices.

In addition to adoptable pets, the public can enjoy on-site food trucks, bounce houses, face painting, a psychic, pet supply vendors, and much more! The event is a part of a series of events hosted by the Center, which is competing to win a $100,000 grant from Rachel Ray and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

With an objective to save more lives, the $100,000 grant will go to the animal shelter with the most improved adoption numbers. Oakland County’s goal is to adopt out 2,014 pets during the months of June, July, and August. Learn more about the ASPCA’s #100KChallenge.

The Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center is located at 1700 Brown Road in Auburn Hills. Its next #100KChallenge event, called the “Dog Days of Summer and Cool Cat Nights”, will be held on Saturday, August 9th from 10am – 4pm.

RSVP to this weekend’s event on Facebook HERE, and don’t forget to “Like” the Center’s official Facebook Page HERE.

#100KChallenge: Father’s Day Bow Wow

The Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center is participating in the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (ASPCA) #100KChallenge! The $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country compete to break their own records saving the lives of animals. Throughout the months of June, July and August 2014, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013.

On Saturday, June 14th, the Center is holding a special Father’s Day Bow Wow event – 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!

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Cold Weather Precautions

Oakland County is experiencing a rush of intense cold weather this week. While our offices are open for business, we advise residents to stay indoors if possible, and to take extra caution when on the roads.

As temperatures drop, heat leaves your body quickly, which can result in hypothermia or frostbite. Both conditions can be life threatening. If you are in need of a shelter or warming station during this cold weather, please visit our website (HERE) for more information, including shelter locations and contact information.

And as a friendly reminder from the Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center, don’t leave your pets outdoors for extended periods of time. A safe rule of thumb– if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets!

For more information on how to stay warm, visit the Oakland County Health Division‘s website at www.oakgov.com/Health.