MHS to Investigate Animal Cruelty in Livingston County
MHS Cruelty Investigators will work in conjunction with Livingston County Animal Control
June 9, 2016
The Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department is assisting investigations in Livingston County beginning Thursday, June 9, and will work alongside Livingston County Animal Control in an effort to protect more animals in the metro Detroit area.
“The Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department has been servicing Detroit since our beginnings more than 135 years ago and responds to nearly 6,000 complaints every year,” said Matthew Pepper, MHS President and CEO. “Sadly, cruelty and neglect happen throughout our state and we want to lend our expertise and resources to those communities where it can have the most impact. Working with Livingston County Animal Control is the perfect opportunity to provide direct help to more animals in need.”
Last year, Livingston County Animal Control responded to 1,467 cruelty complaints and had 24 misdemeanor and 9 felony warrants authorized.
“We are very pleased to have the skills and expertise of the MHS Cruelty Investigation team joining our officers to help animals in need in Livingston County,” said Andy Seltz, Director of Livingston County Animal Control. “Together, we can ensure the animals of Livingston County are protected and animal abusers are brought to justice.”