On a typical day, there aren’t a lot of dogs and cats living at the Clare County Animal Shelter. A happy, energetic young labrador arrived a few days ago, an owner surrender because the man had to relocate and could not take his dog. A sweet-natured cat was in Animal Control Director Rudi Hicks’ office because she wouldn’t eat when she was in a cage in the cat room. A few dogs romped in pens outside, and a few wagged their takes seeking attention inside, but many of the shelter’s pens and cages housing cats and dogs were empty.
Since being awarded a $9,700 grant from the Michigan Companion Animal Welfare Fund in February, 51 dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered at the shelter. Click here for the rest of the story.