Saturday, January 5, 2013
Robert Gatt takes over for Lawrence Obrecht who retired after nine years of service, according to Oakland County officials.
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Saturday, January 5
The following is a release from Oakland County. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today that Robert Gatt has been promoted to manager of Animal Control Division which oversees the Oakland Pet Adoption Center in Auburn Hills. Gatt succeeds Lawrence Obrecht who retired after nine years of service. “Bob Gatt brings a wealth of talent and managerial experience to his new job,” Patterson said. “We are lucky to have him on board.” A resident and current mayor of Novi, Gatt has served as chief of field operations for Oakland County’s Community Corrections Division since 2002. He began his career in law enforcement in 1975 as a patrol officer for the Novi Police Department. In 1988, Gatt was promoted to detective of the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The following information was supplied by the White Lake Township Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.
A White Lake family's pet goat, Norman, was killed by two stray dogs according to a report filed with the White Lake Police Department. The owners told police that they came home at noon on Aug. 24 to feed the pets and saw that two large dogs had gotten into the fenced area where Norman the goat stays. One of the owners told police she saw the dogs start to bite at Norman before they attacked him, grabbing his neck, the report states. When officers arrived to the home on the 1000 block of Hill Road they found the two dogs hovering over the goat, and the goat was deceased - the report states. Oakland County Animal Control was called to the scene and both dogs were taken to the county's facilities. Neither dog had tags or collars. Animal …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Marley, a 10-month-old yellow Labrador, was the victim of animal cruelty, police and animal control officers say.
A 10-month-old puppy is recovering from an emergency leg amputation after a reported case of animal cruelty. Marley, a yellow Labrador, was rushed to theOakland Pet Adoption Center in Auburn Hills on Friday after the dog was found with "nothing but exposed bone" on his lower left front leg. “This is an unspeakable act against a very sweet puppy,” state Jeffrey Fortna, a veterinarian for Oakland Pet Adoption Center, in a news release. “Fortunately, the prognosis is good and Marley should make a full recovery in about two to three weeks.” Marley was discovered at a Waterford Township home. On Jan. 26, police were called to the home on an unrelated issue and noticed an injury to the dog's leg. The dog's owner promised she would seek medical …