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Tuscola County Animal Control Shelter

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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The Tuscola County Animal Control Shelter is dedicated to the welfare of the animals in Tuscola County. The Tuscola County Animal Control & Shelter is a governmental agency and is funded with tax dollars. Many tasks of our animal control is, but not limited to....

1. Investigating animal cruelty.
2. Picking up stray and unwanted animals for the safety of the animals and citizens.
3. Housing and caring for stray and unwanted animals at the shelter.
4. Promoting the adoption of animals to caring and responsible pet owners.
5. Enforcing leash laws and other state animal control laws.
6. Providing the humane euthanasia/disposal of unwanted stray animals.
7. Advocating the spay and neuter of all pets due to the overwhelming amount of homeless animals.
8. Educating the public about responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.
9. Assisting owners of lost pets.
10. Assisting owners of pets that they can no longer keep.

The Tuscola County Animal Shelter is located in a very rural area and only consists of 12 dog kennels and 7 cat cages. Although we try very hard, not all of our animals are placed and unfortunately have to be humanely euthanized due to limited space and funding. One full time animal control officer and one kennel attendent are employed at Tuscola County Animal Control.

About Our Shelter:

We are dedicated individuals who work to make the world a safe place for animals. Our goal is that one day, no adoptable pet will be euthanized, and that all pets will have loving homes. We encourage everyone to spay and neuter their pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets.

Come Meet our Pets:


Monday - Friday from 9:30-11 AM & 2:00- 4:00 PM
Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 11 AM

We are short staffed and very busy at times. We try to be here at those times mentioned above, but sometimes it is impossible to be here during those hours due to overwhelming complaints and emergencies. So, please understand and be patient with us if we are not here. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Our Adoption Process:

If you are interested in adopting a pet on our site, please contact us for an adoption application. The adoption application is required before you can adopt a pet. This is for you and your family’s benefit and the pet's benefit. The application tells us about the applicant and helps guide us in placing the correct animal in the right forever home. Once a COMPLETED application is received, a representative of TCACS will review your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. TCACS reserves the right to refuse an application. By filling out an application, you are not obligated to adopt an animal from us and you are not guaranteed one of ours. It normally takes 2-10 days to process the application. There is a $60 adoption fee, and you are required to get the pet altered, heartworm checked, and up to date on shots. Once this is done, you will recieve a $30 refund from your origional $60.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.