Detroit Animal Care, Our Community & Partners: Working Together to Save Lives

Detroit Animal Care, Our Community & Partners: Working Together to Save Lives


Detroit Health Department Animal Care placed a total of 98 stray dogs and cats over the weekend, with an assist from community partners and dedicated volunteers who stepped up to help find homes for many stray dogs and cats.

Throughout the weekend of September 25-26, 44 dogs and 12 cats were placed through adoption, 13 placed into foster homes, six were returned to their owners, and 23 were transferred to other rescues and shelters around metro Detroit.

The Detroit Animal shelter is still overcapacity and is in need of more animals to be adopted or transferred to other facilities.

“Our valued community partners and rescue groups are helping us save animals and reduce overcrowding at our shelter,” said Mark Kumpf, Director of Animal Care. “We couldn’t do it without them, and the many Detroiters who support us by opening their homes and hearts to these deserving animals. I am extending heartfelt thanks on behalf of our entire team, and I am urging all Detroiters to please come to check out our available pets. They are cuddle-approved.”

Detroit Animal Care wishes to thank the following placement partners:

Bark Nation- 2 dogs    

Friends for Animal of Metro Detroit (Dearborn)- 7dogs

Michigan Humane- 8 dogs 

Livingston County Animal Control- 4 dogs

NBS Animal Rescue- 2 dogs

Adoptions can take place daily at Detroit Animal Care from 11:00AM – 3:00PM: 7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit 48211

Adoption fees are waived. All dogs are neutered and come with a collar, leash, supply of food and goodie bag with treats. All dogs and cats are also microchipped, vaccinated against rabies, and have had their first set of initial vaccines.

 To check out animals to adopt, go to DACC or visit: [email protected]