Genesee County Animal Control

Dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are available for adoption near you in Genesee County, Michigan. Meet your new best friend here at Genesee County Animal Control. As a public safety organization, its core mission is to ensure street safety by managing potential risks posed by dangerous dogs. Their duties include enforcing Michigan’s License and Leash laws, investigating cruelty and neglect complaints, and collaborating with other public safety entities on animal-related cases. The shelter provides refuge for various animals, ensuring they receive vaccinations upon intake, and sterilizes un-owned animals before they find suitable homes. Beyond sheltering, they contribute to community welfare by selling dog licenses, reuniting lost pets with their owners, and running a successful adoption program for homeless pets. Their Outreach Program engages with the public to enhance the overall health of their county’s animal population and educates the community on responsible pet ownership.

G-4351 W Pasadena Avenue
Flint, MI 48504
telephone: 810-732-1660
GCAC official website

Shelter Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, Monday, and holidays.

Adoptable Pets:

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Lost and Found Pets:

Lost pets:

If you have lost your dog or cat in Genesee County, Michigan, visit the shelter in person to view the found animals.

Found Pets:

If you have found a stray pet, bring the animal to the shelter during regular business hours. Only animals found in Genesee County can be brought to GCAC. If you have found an injured stray pet, call Animal Control at 810-732-1660 so the animal can be picked up. If you have found an injured stray pet after regular business hours, you can take the animal to Animal Emergency Hospital in Burton, MI (1148 E. Bristol Rd. Burton, MI 48529).

Dog Licenses:

All dogs must be licensed by the age of four (4) months, with owners having thirty (30) days to provide age proof, the current rabies shot date, and spaying/neutering proof (if applicable) to a licensing office.

License renewal aligns with the month the rabies vaccination is due. Dog owners receive a pre-printed application for renewal thirty days before the next rabies vaccine expiration month. Pre-printed applications are not obligatory for license purchase, and failure to receive a renewal notice doesn’t waive delinquent fees.

The choice of one- or three-year licenses depends on the rabies’ expiration date. Three-year licenses are available only for dogs starting their three-year rabies vaccination, with others opting for a one-year license until a new 3-year vaccination cycle begins.

Selling agents are requested to return licenses to the Treasurer’s Office in September, affecting those with September, October, or November rabies expiration dates. These individuals must purchase a license through the Treasurer’s Office or Animal Control on Pasadena Avenue.

Forms are accepted at the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office, Animal Control Department, or select local municipalities and veterinarian offices. Payment is made by check payable to the Genesee County Treasurer, accompanied by the current rabies certificate.

Replacement Tags:

To replace tags, submit a completed Replacement Tag Form to the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office, where replacements are issued free of charge.

For inquiries, contact the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office at (810) 257-3054 or Genesee County Animal Control at (810) 732-1660.

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Flint, MI 48504

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