Take Action Against Pound Seizure

Update: Good News For Companion Animals in Michigan!

On April 27, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 6-3 to end the release of its shelter animals to R&R Research, a USDA-licensed Class B dealer that sells animals to research facilities. The county's contract with R&R Research will end on August 1.

Also, on April 7, Osceola County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a recommendation to end the release of animals from its pound to research.

Michigan is home to three of the ten remaining random source Class B dealers in the country, yet only two counties continue to provide animals from pounds to these dealers.

What You Can Do:
If you live in Montcalm County, please thank the following County Commissioners for voting not renew the animal shelter's contract with R&R Research. Please also ask your friends and family to do the same.


In addition, if you are a Michigan resident, please urge your state legislators to support a state-wide ban on pound seizure.

Commissioner Ron Blanding
District 1
403 W High Street
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 225-7972

Commissioner Tom Lindeman
District 2
8060 S. Backus Road
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-4918
tblindeman@sbcglobal.net

Commissioner Ron Retzloff
District 3
786 S. Senator Rd.
Crystal, MI 48818
(989) 235-6827
comish@casair.net

Commissioner John Johansen
District 4
3503 S. Monroe Rd.
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-5375
johm@pathwaynet.com

Commissioner Roger Caris
District 8
8984 E. Deaner Rd.
Vestaburg, MI 48891
(989) 268-5875
rcaris@gccmha.org

Commissioner Steven Crouse
District 9
8701 Session Rd
Carson City, MI 48811
(989) 235-4696

Information on Pet Theft Awareness Day (February 14)
http://www.stolenpets.com


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