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Notice of Adoption of Ordinance
LENAWEE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE
AS ADOPTED BY THE LENAWEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ON
May 9, 2018 AND FURTHER ADMENDMENTS
Whereas, the County of Lenawee in the State of Michigan adopted Ordinance No. 4, Animal Control Ordinance on May 12, 1976, and,
Whereas, The Board of Commissioners of the County of Lenawee recognizes that Dog Law: Public Act 339 of 1919, (MCL 287.261 - 287.290, Public Health Code: Public Act 368 of 1978 (MCL 333.1101 – 333.25211) and Dangerous Animals: Public Act 426 of 1988 (MCL 287.321 – 287.323) and all amendments constitute state law for the regulation of dogs, and
Whereas, The Board finds that it is necessary to establish and implement a program for the licensing and regulation of dogs and other animals and facilities which house them, that animals require legal protection, and that property rights of owners and non-owners of animals should be protected, and
Whereas, An Ordinance relating to and expanding the provisions for animal control within the boundaries of Lenawee County is deemed advisable in the interest of protecting the public health, safety, convenience and welfare, and to regulate the control and conduct, keeping and care of dogs and certain other animals, livestock and poultry, and
Whereas, An Ordinance will support the position of Animal Control Officer and define their duties, authority and responsibilities, and to provide for the orderly and uniform administration of the dog licensing provisions of the State of Michigan,
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, That the said Ordinance adopted May 12, 1976 and October 12, 1976 to be rescinded, and,
Be It Resolved, That Ordinance No. 4, third amendment, “Lenawee County Animal Control Ordinance” be adopted.
To view the complete ordinance, please visit the Lenawee County website at: www.lenawee.mi.us .
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