A severely emaciated dog was found at ACE hardware store in Detroit on November 4th, 2011. Detroit Animal Control was called and quickly arrived to remove the dog from the location. Many individuals and rescue organizations alike have committed funds to pay for all needed medical care and boarding, and many are willing to foster. The Detroit Animal Control is refusing to cooperate with these individual and organizations, standing by its antiquated and foolish policy, which is to hold this animal for 5 days to allow for it's owner to reclaim it, before possibly releasing into the care of the Michigan Humane Society. Obviously this animal should not be allowed to go back into the care of any owner who allowed it to become so emaciated. In addition, the policy to hold the animal can be foregone if the holding period is resulting in undue suffering due to injury or illness. (please see: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mda/HoldTime_243745_7.pdf ) This petition is an attempt to show Detroit City Officials that the community at large is committed to seeing the policies of the Detroit Animal Control changed to ultimately allow for the greatest number of animals to be placed with capable Rescue organizations and made available for adoption.
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