Abuse & Neglect

Reporting Animal Abuse and Neglect

If you suspect animal abuse or neglect, please help that helpless animal and call (906) 786-5911. Unfortunately, the Delta County dissolved the budget for animal control, so there are no animal control officers, but central dispatch will send an appropriate officer to handle the situation and get the animal to us if needed. Without animal control in the county, the need for caring citizens to report suspected abuse and neglect is higher. Please report anything you see. We need you to be the eyes and ears for these animals.

For more information on this topic, please see the link below:

Michigan Law

About Delta Animal Shelter:

The Delta Animal Shelter is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization dedicated to the direct care of the animals of Delta County. This shelter was operated by the County Sheriffs department until budget cuts forced a permanent closure of the facility in August of 2011. To prevent a permanent closure, a group of animal lovers, The Delta Area Animal Society, took over operations.

We are the county’s only animal shelter, providing a safe shelter, food and medical care to over 1200 animals each year. We are an open-admissions shelter, and turn no animal away. We shelter and provide direct care to any animal in need. Each animal receives compassionate care from our staff and volunteers while they wait to be reunited with their families or to find a new forever home. Warm blankets, toys and treats, time spent socializing with caring people; all are a part of the animals’ experience at the Delta Animal Shelter.