Selecting a Pet

Gratiot County Animal Control has many breeds of stray and owner surrendered animals for sale to the general public. The sale of any county owned animal is at the option of the Animal Control Department. Before an animal is placed into a new home, all stray animals shall be held pursuant to law in order to give the original owner a chance to claim their pet.

Animals may not be offered for sale after the legal holding period if in the opinion of the Department the pet is sick, injured, has vicious tendencies or has a condition which may be detrimental to the pet or the human and animal population of the community. These animals may be euthanized at the discretion of the Department.

Thousands of our animals have been adopted into new homes and enjoy normal, healthy lives. The staff at the shelter will be happy to assist you in choosing a pet to fit your needs.

Animal Health

Persons purchasing animals that have been kenneled in any facility should be aware that they may have been exposed to certain diseases either prior to or at the time of confinement. Some animals may appear healthy at the time of sale however subsequently show signs or illness and need medical attention. Thus, an animal purchased should be checked by your veterinarian within 24 hours to assure timely provision of its health needs.

Purchase Fees

Pet TypeFee
Cats and Kittens$5 plus $50 spaying deposit
Dogs$20 plus $50 spaying deposit

Spaying Deposit

All animals adopted out of animal shelters now have to be fixed and you will have to sign a contract and be given a date in which the animal is to be fixed by, when you return to the shelter with proof that this has been done by the date given your $50 deposit will be returned by mail.

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