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Macomb County Animal Control asking public to help care for 53 rescued dogs

Posted: 5:08 AM, Feb 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-15 10:08:17Z
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MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Macomb County Animal Control is asking the public to help care for 53 rescued dogs.

On Tuesday, the dogs were removed from a home in Sterling Heights and are in very poor health, officials say. Those in the worst condition are in the emergency care of veterinarians. Others are being evaluated and treated by vets and staff at animal control.

“This is an overwhelming situation,” said County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “We are doing our best but we need help from the public.”

Those who want to help are asked to consider making a donation to help cover medical expenses. For more information, click here.

Other requested items can be brought to the shelter, located at 21417 Dunham Road in Clinton Township. Those items include:

  • Pedigree dry dog food
  • Blankets, towels
  • Lysol and bleach
  • Anti-bacterial laundry soap
  • Dawn dishwashing liquid

“We are working with our partner rescue organizations to get these dogs into foster care so that they can receive the love and attention that they deserve,” said Jeff Randazzo, chief of Macomb County Animal Control. “After they have been rehabilitated, we can begin the process of finding new homes for them.”