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Office of County Executive
Mark A. Hackel

Contact: Jeff Randazzo
Macomb County Animal Control

Phone: 586-469-5112

Contact: Vicki Wolber
Deputy County Executive

Phone: 586-291-9485



February 14, 2019

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

Yesterday afternoon, Macomb County Animal Control accepted custody of 53 dogs that were removed from a home in Sterling Heights. The dogs, which were taken from what is believed to be a hoarding situation, are in very poor health. Those in the worst condition are in the emergency care of area veterinarians. Others are being evaluated and treated by veterinarians 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 would like to help are asked to consider making a donation to help cover medical expenses. The Macomb County Animal Welfare Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the lifesaving efforts of Macomb County Animal Control. A link to an online portal can be found:

Other requested items can be brought to the shelter located at 21417 Dunham Road in Clinton Township during normal operating hours including:

  • 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."

Macomb County Animal Control has many other dogs and cats currently looking for new homes. Chief Randazzo today stated that they would be open for adoptions between noon and 5 p.m. In honor of Valentine's Day, they are sponsoring all adoption fees through Friday, February 15.

Media with questions regarding the case are asked to contact Lt. Bastianelli of Sterling Heights Police Department 586-446-2804 or Sterling Heights Animal Control 586-446-2879


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