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Animal Control

covid-19 Emergency response statement

For the safety of our employees and the public we serve, the following is a proactive plan of action for Macomb County Animal Control (MCAC). MCAC is advising the public and all employees to take extra measures to mitigate the short and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures include protecting themselves properly and to follow the CDC Guidelines to reduce risk of spreading the virus, as well as working to manage our current animal population and minimize the number of new animals and residents entering our facility.

As members of the public safety community we have an obligation to perform our duties during disasters. In accordance with the CDC recommendations in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and to limit personal interactions, the facility gates will remain closed and we are requesting residents to call upon arrival. Effective immediately, the following safeguards are being implemented:

  • Limited Public Access to the facility
  • High Priority\Emergency Calls Only
  • Remote Pet Licensing
  • Pre-approved adoptions by appointments
  • Owner requested euthanasia by appointment
  • Temporary suspension of our Community Cat Program (TNR)
  • Removal of deceased domestic animals only
  • Defer non-emergency owner surrender intakes

Area Animal Shelters / Humane Societies

Macomb County Animal Shelter

21417 Dunham Rd, Clinton Township, MI, 48036
(586) 469-5115

Humane Society of Macomb

11350 22 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI, 48317
Shelter: (586) 731-9210
Clinic: (586) 739-6870

Oakland County Animal Shelter

1700 Brown Rd, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
(248) 391-4100

Michigan Humane Society (3 Branches)

North Shelter
3600 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills, MI
(248) 852-7420

Central Shelter
7401 Chrysler Dr, Detroit, MI
(313) 872-3400

West Shelter
37255 Marquette, Detroit, MI
(313) 721-7300

Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society

13569 Joseph Campau, Detroit, MI, 48212
(313) 891-7188

Detroit Animal Control

3511 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI, 48212
(313) 224-7132

St. Clair County Animal Control

3378 Griswald, Port Huron, MI, 48060
(810) 984-3155

Harper Woods Animal Clinic

15612 Harper, Harper Woods, MI, 48225
(313) 882-0505

Grosse Pointe Animal Clinic

15135 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park, MI
(313) 822-5707

Berkley-Lathrup Village

2395 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, MI, 48072
(248) 541 900

Beverly Hills Vet Clinic Board For: Franklin, Bingham Farms and Southfield

(248) 540-3420


425 N. Main, Clawson, MI, 48017
(248) 435-4500


111 E. 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI, 48030
(248) 588-1203

Madison Heights

300 W. 13 Mile Rd, Madison Hts., MI, 48071
(248) 588-1203


25503 Clara Ln, Southfield, MI, 48076
(248) 354-4870

Lapeer Animal Control

(810) 667-0236

Livingston Animal Shelter

(517) 546-2154

Sanilac County

(810) 648-4831

Other Animal Adoption Websites


Having a plan in place for pets is critical; individuals who become sick or require hospitalization will need to have someone to take their animals. We encourage residents to be prepared. Here are a few key points to consider:

  • People should identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the household becomes ill.
  • Have crates, food and extra supplies on hand for quick movement of pets.
  • Keep all animal vaccines up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
  • Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions. Including the prescription from your veterinarian is also helpful.
  • Pets should have identification: collar with ID Tag\Digital Pet License and Microchip.

Although we have deterred the public from entering our facility without an appointment, we are still encouraging adoptions. Our adoptable pets can be found on our PetFinder page and Adoption Applications can be completed online here

We are also seeking emergency foster homes to help offset the anticipated influx of animals entering the shelter. Foster applications can be completed online here.

We would like to thank the community for your support and understanding. We will keep you, our amazing supporters updated as the situation evolves.