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Two uniformed Animal Welfare Officers comprise Bloomfield
Township's Animal Welfare Unit.
operating from the Township's state-certified animal shelter,
respond to calls for service involving domestic and farm
animals and all wildlife.
Location and Hours
The Animal Welfare Shelter is located in the Bloomfield
Township Hall near the Police Department, and is open every
day from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
After hour animal
emergencies are handled by patrol officers when available.
Animal Complaints & Pick-up
complaints about pets or wildlife may be made directly to the
Animal Shelter at 248.433.7757 during regular business hours
or by telephoning Central Dispatch at 248.433.7755 evenings,
weekends and holidays. Like the Humane Society, Animal Welfare
Officers house and care for stray animals but only those
picked up in Bloomfield Township.
Removal of Dead Animals
Bloomfield Township’s Animal Welfare officers pick up dead
animals from our roads. We contract with Oakland County to
dispose of large carcasses. We deliver small animals to
Gasow Veterinary Clinic. The Township covers the fees
charged by Gasow. We expect pet owners to take care of their
own pets. If a dead animal (other than a pet) is on private
property, the homeowner may call Animal Welfare to pick it
Only dogs need to be licensed in Bloomfield Township. Dog
licenses that are valid for one calendar year, January to
January, may be purchased at the following rates: before April
1st, a license for a spayed or neutered dog is $6.00; after
April 1st, the cost is $11.00. For dogs that are NOT spayed or
neutered, a license purchased prior to April 1st is $12.00;
after April 1st, the cost is $17.00. The Township now offers
licenses that are valid for three years at a cost of $18.00
for a spayed or neutered dog, or $36.00 for a dog that is not
spayed or neutered. To purchase a license, a current
certificate of rabies vaccination must be presented. If
purchasing a 3 year license, the rabies certificate presented
must be active for the 3 year license period. Licenses can be
purchased during regular business hours from the Township
receptionist at the main entrance to the Township Hall. You
may also purchase the license by mail by sending the
Application for Dog License, along with proof of rabies
vaccination and the appropriate fee, to the Township
Treasurer's Office. A tag and copy of the license will be sent
by return mail.
Bloomfield Township’s “Dog Ordinance” (Ordinance 423)
requires that dogs be on a leash and under control at all
times when outside their home (Section 2). Copies of the
ordinance and the sanitation ordinance, often called the
"scooper law", (Ordinance 423 Section 3) are available by
telephoning the Township's Clerk's Office at 248.433.7702 or
you can visit the Ordinance section of the website by
Pet Adoptions & Policies
Occasionally puppies, kittens,
birds and rabbits are
available for adoption. If you are interested in adoption,
please telephone the Animal Shelter at 248.433.7757. In
cooperation with the prospective pet owner and local
veterinarians, the Animal Welfare Officers assure pet
sterilization as a condition of adoption to control the pet
population in Bloomfield Township. The Animal Welfare Officers
are required by state law to take a $25.00 refundable deposit
to insure that the animal will be neutered or spayed.
If you are looking to adopt a particular breed of dog that is
not currently in our shelter, let an Animal Welfare Officer
know. We often come across dogs we do not bring into the
shelter but who need loving homes. If we find the kind of dog
you are looking for we will contact you.
The Animal Shelter is always happy to accept donations of your
unwanted pet items such as carriers, leashes, collars, beds,
or any other items.
Animals Currently Available for
The Animal Shelter often has cats and kittens available for
adoption, ranging from young kittens to fully mature cats.
Many adorable kittens are currently available. Stop in at the
Animal Shelter or call 248.433.7757 for more information.
Male cat, approximately two years old
French lop rabbit
Approximately 5 years old, shar pei mix
Gets along with other dogs
Needs a fenced yard
Placing Your Animal for Adoption
Unlike the Humane
Society, the Animal Shelter cannot accept owned animals from
pet owners who can no longer keep or maintain their pet.
However, the Animal Welfare Officers will assist pet owners in
an adoption effort by providing referral sources and other
wishing to install an 'Invisible Fence' must first obtain a
permit. For further information, contact the Clerk's Office at
Wildlife Complaints & Traps
Skunks, raccoons, geese, and other
wildlife can create problems for the property owner. Animal
Welfare Officers will work with homeowners to address a
wildlife problem and help alleviate it if possible. Although
we do not trap outdoor wildlife, "Have-a-Heart" traps are
available at the Animal Shelter, for a refundable deposit, for
wild animals that find their way indoors. For further
information, contact the Animal Welfare Shelter at
248.433.7757 during normal hours.
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