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Saginaw County reverses spay, neuter policy at animal shelter for adoptions from facility


SAGINAW, Michigan — Saginaw County has reversed a policy at its animal shelter that required all dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered before being adopted.

The Saginaw News reports ( ) the new policy was approved this week by the Board of Commissioners.

The policy will allow those adopting animals from the Saginaw County Animal Care Center to take a newly-adopted animal home immediately if the animal is ill and a veterinarian advised it cannot be sterilized until later or if the animal is six months old or younger.

The shelter's old spay and neuter policy was abolished in 2013 when a former director implemented a new higher adoption fee schedule. That director was fired in 2014 after a state review of the county animal shelter revealed a number of problems.

Information from: The Saginaw News,

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