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 (http://bit.ly/1NdSVqS ) 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, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw