New Detroit Animal Control director begins work

Posted at 6:10 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 18:10:11-05

We here at 7 Action News aim to speak up for the little guy and sometimes that includes man's best friend.

For months now, 7 Action News has highlighted the critical concerns of animal care at Detroit Animal Control and it seems at least one city official didn't like it.

On Monday, the City of Detroit Health Director Abdul El-Sayed barred 7 Action News from interviewing the new head of animal control, telling one of our reporters that it was because of the stories we've done on Detroit Animal Control.

For months 7 Action News has sought to bring attention to the deplorable conditions inside animal control that have led to the deaths of people's pets. We also sought to bring attention to the unnecessary killings of people's pets because they couldn't afford the fines and fees.

On Monday, Melissa Miller, the new Director of Detroit Animal Control, began her work to turnaround the much criticized facility.

Miller is highly respected among animal advocates and rescues.

Click on the video above to see Kimberly Craig's latest report that includes where the former director has been reassigned to work.