Cheboygan County Humane Society
The Society is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals and finding homes for adoptable homeless animals. The Society is responsible for implementing Cheboygan County’s animal control program and operating the County’s animal shelter.
If you have an animal control complaint, please call 911.
Our Adoptable Animals
Statement from the State Veterinarian’s Office on Air Quality and Animal Health
June 27, 2023
Animals can also be affected by poor air quality; take steps to protect them
LANSING, MI – Today, the State Veterinarian’s Office released the following statement due to the recent air quality alert issued for Michigan. The alert was issued because of elevated levels of fine particulate matter due to wildfire smoke from Canada.
“Similar to humans, animals are also affected when there are issues with air quality, especially birds, animals with underlying respiratory and heart conditions, and other sensitive populations—such as young or senior animals,” said Assistant State Veterinarian, Jennifer Calogero, DVM, PhD. “If animals are being negatively affected by breathing poor quality air, they could exhibit various signs of illness, including coughing, wheezing, having difficulties breathing, eye drainage, lethargy, changing the sound of their vocalization, decreased appetite, and thirst. For any concerns related to the health of your animals, please contact your veterinarian.”
To best protect animals from poor quality air, follow these three easy tips:
- Keeping animals indoors with doors and windows closed and limiting the amount of time they spend outdoors.
- Avoiding strenuous activities/exercise.
- Ensuring clean air flow when indoors by using fans, air conditioners, air purifiers, etc.
If you have additional questions related to the health of your animals, always be sure to contact your veterinarian.
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