It’s All About the Animals

Posted by – Dale Mathes, Code Enforcement Officer

Located at 2660 Auburn Road

In my routine Code Enforcement patrols around the City of Auburn Hills, I observe a lot of things that I sort of take for granted without really finding out what they’re all about.

For example, for the last few years I’ve seen a sign on Auburn Road that reads “All About Animals.”  It has a picture of a cat and a dog, a stethoscope, a house, and a heart.  So naturally, I figured it was routine veterinary office.  Wow, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

When All About Animals Rescue advised the Community Development Department that they were changing offices in their building at 2660 Auburn Road from Suite 700 to Suite 400, we learned so much more about what they do.

They’re a non-profit organization based in Warren that has two satellite locations -this Auburn Hills site and one on Detroit’s southwest side.  They provide low-cost veterinary services, such as vaccines, heart worm testing, flea preventative, and probably most important the low-cost spay and neutering of pets.  In addition, they can provide free pet food, straw, and dog houses to low-income pet owners in need of temporary help.

Director Kathy Jenkinson with “Muffin” the cat

Part of their Spay/Neutering program include free transport to the clinic in Warren from locations across Michigan (call 248-212-0781 for details.)  Another is the Spay & Neuter Mobile.  This innovative method of reaching out to the pet owning community involves a rolling vet clinic that can spay or neuter your pet on the spot (again, call for details.)

Another interesting service they provide is their Trap-Neuter-Return for feral or wild cats.  Cats who have grown up in the wild and have never been a pet are captured harmlessly, neutered, and then returned to the only environment they’ve known.  This program maintains the population without the breeding that can make the cats a nuisance.  It can also keep down rodent populations.

Their Auburn Hills’ location is open three days a week (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) and has a licensed veterinarian and a veterinary technician/assistant on staff.  Everyone at the clinic are very friendly and helpful.

So, don’t be like me.  Look beyond the sign and discover this valuable resource right here in the City of Auburn Hills.