Posted September 14, 2018 10:59:47Pet owners in Michigan are facing a new hurdle in the adoption process after a judge denied a petition for a pet adoption service to operate in the state.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) filed the petition for the service in September after the state’s Attorney General’s office determined that the service would not be legal in Michigan.MDARD said the pet owners are not allowed to register their pets in the service.
The petition said that they can register their dogs, cats, horses and birds, but that they cannot register the dogs, as they have been identified as illegal pets in several states.
The petition also said that the services would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and would require applicants to pay a fee of $15 per application.
A court has since denied the petition.
The service is set to begin operating on October 1, 2018, but has not yet been approved by the Michigan Department for Public Health and Human Services.
It will have to receive a license to operate from the state before the service can begin operating in the city of Detroit.