Medication for animalsCarey Torrice
Carey Torrice made a motion to increase Animal Shelter County appropriation by $5000 and establish a $5000 Supplies – Drugs and Pharmaceuticals expense line item. Funds will be used to purchase medication and supplies for treatment of animals at Macomb County Animal Shelter.
The Macomb County Animal Shelter proposed changing current policy regarding the use of basic medications by veterinarians. The shelter, currently, does not treat conditions such as kennel cough, ear mites, etc. The shelter concurs with suggestions of rescue organizations that basic treatment will increase the number of animals placed for adoption.
Veterinarians at the shelter have identified medications necessary for treatment. Additional funding is required to purchase the items.