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LAST UPDATED 03-13-2009

Come and adopt a homeless pet at our shelter. Our adoption fee is only $45 and we will give you a $50 rebate once you get your new pet spayed or neutered. The local vets will do the surgery at a discounted rate for animals adopted from our shelter. We are open 10am -4pm Monday through Friday. We opened our new facility in March 2004. We now have indoor, outdoor dog kennels, a seperate cat area, isolation kennels for dogs and cats, a grooming area for the strays that come in needing TLC, an extra large garage for animal control storage and vehicles, a laundry area, a meeting room for humane education and for staff and volunteers to brainstorm ideas, and a pre-adoption room, where interested adopters can take some time free of distractions to meet a potential pet. If we all work together as a team, we should be able to do great things for the homeless animals in Antrim County. If you have ideas that you would like to share, please contact us!

IT IS THE LAW THAT ALL DOGS FOUR MONTHS OLD OR OLDER HAVE A VALID RABIES VACCINE AND A LICENSE

Dog licenses can be purchased now at the Antrim County Treasurer. Dog licenses need to be renewed every year at the beginning of the year, unless you have a 3 year license. Antrim County Treasurer (231) 533-6720, 205 E Cayuga, PO Box 544, Bellaire, MI 49615. You can also print an application just go to http://antrimcounty.org/treasurer.asp and click on the dog license link.

LICENSE FEES

1 year license fee

spayed/neutered dog $5.00

male/female dog $8.00

3 year license fee (some restrictions, call for information)

spayed/neutered dog $12.00

male/female dog $21.00

THE COST OF A LICENSE DOUBLES AFTER MARCH 1

VETERINARIAN OFFICES IN ANTRIM COUNTY

Bellaire Animal Hospital, Bellaire, 231-533-6522

Mancelona Veterinary Hospital, Mancelona, 231-587-0520

Torch Lake Veterinary Clinic, Alden 231-331-6461

WISH LIST

Canned cat food Toys for dogs and cats, Puppy and kitten food, TOWELS AND BLANKETS pet shampoo and grooming supplies, Frontline, Advantage, Revolution Flea control products, Ear Mite medication, Ear Cleaning Solution etc., Nutrical Paste (available at pet stores and vet offices), Gift Certificates for local Veterinarian offices to be used to spay and neuter animals or for emergency health care for animals that come in injured. Things that might make the animals more comfortable so that they are more adoptable.

Who We Are

Antrim County Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to taking homeless and neglected animals off the streets, finding homes for adoptable animals, helping lost animals find their owners, and preventing animal cruelty.

Officers/Staff

Brenda McGuire-Animal Control Officer EMAIL mcguireb@antrimcounty.org

Brenda has been an Animal Control Officer in Antrim County since August of 1996.

Ellen Southern-Animal Control Officer EMAIL southerne@antrimcounty.org

Ellen has been an Animal Control Officer in Antrim County since August 2002.

Nancy Rodriguez-Animal Shelter Kennel Staff

Nancy was recently hired to fill our part time position in the kennels. She has worked as a volunteer at the shelter previously. Since she has been hired she has been scubbing everything in site! This place is glowing! She spends lots of extra time with each of the animals helping to socialize them and make them more comfortable. Nancy lives in the Bellaire area along with her teenage son and her husband. She also has three naughty dogs at home that get away with everything. Nancy has been a wonderful addition to our staff and we are glad to have her.

GOALS

*To create programs to assist people in spaying and neutering their pets so that we can reduce the number of unwanted animals being euthanized in the shelter. To create humane education programs in the community, covering the importance of spaying and neutering, non-violent animal training, pet care and responsiblity.

Do your part, make sure that your pets are spayed or neutered. Euthanasia is not something that shelters choose to do, its something they are forced to do. By fixing your pet, you help reduce the number of unwanted animals being born. This not only prevents unwanted animals from coming into the shelters, it helps animals that are in the shelters to find homes.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that a cat can have her first litter at the age of five months?

Did you know that each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and that each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born? At this rate, there will NEVER be enough homes for all the animals and as a result, millions of dog, cats, puppies and kittens face early deaths asa form of animal control. This can be prevented by spaying and neutering your pets!

Adopting a friend

Our adoption fee is $20. The adoption fee includes worming on all animals. We also include a cat collar, tag, carrier, free pet insurance and a goody pack with each cat adoption. We include a collar, tag and leash, free pet insurance and a goody pack with each dog adoption. We also include a microchip with each dog adoption.

We charge a $25 spay/neuter deposit on all unaltered pets. All pets adopted from our shelter must be fixed by the time they reach six months old or within 1 months from adoption. Once the animal is fixed we return the $25 deposit. As a bonus, we also reimburse up to $25 of the cost to spay or neuter your pet!!!!!

Come Visit Us!

We are located in Bellaire Michigan. Bellaire is about 45 minutes north of Traverse City Michigan. Bellaire is located in Northern Michigan, between Traverse City and Charlevoix. Our shelter is located at 4660 M-88 hwy in Bellaire. The building is directly across from Meadow Brook and the Secretary of State.

ADOPTION HOURS:

Monday through Friday10:00am to 4:00pm

AN OFFICER WILL BE AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR THROUGH THE SHERIFF'S DEPT. BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM AND 4PM TO HANDLE COMPLAINTS. IF YOU NEED TO REACH AN OFFICER PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AT 231-533-6421 OR CONTACT THE ANTRIM COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. WE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK ASAP.

Animal Breed Zip Code

Antrim County Animal Shelter
4660 M-88
PO Box 568
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: 231-533-6421

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