Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cats, dogs taken from hotel are euthanized

Veterinarian says conditions didn't allow adoptions

Maureen Feighan

Warren -- Forty-six cats and four dogs taken from a Warren motel room earlier this week have been euthanized after a veterinarian at the Macomb County Animal Shelter determined they weren't adoptable, the county's chief animal control officer said.

The animals were assessed Thursday by a veterinarian at the shelter who deemed their "overall condition was poor" based on age and temperament, said Sue Jeroue.

"The dogs were very aggressive," Jeroue said.

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said the animals were found Tuesday inside a room at the Motel 6 on Chicago Road. Police went to the motel room to check on a 45-year-old Sterling Heights woman after a friend of the woman called police, worried about her condition..." More