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Pet of the Week

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Montcalm County Animal Control hosts free animal vaccine clinic today

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STANTON — Montcalm County Animal Control will provide free vaccinations for Montcalm County-area pets at a special pop-up vaccine clinic this evening. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love’s new national vaccination initiative, which is providing one million more free pet vaccines to existing animal welfare partners, including Montcalm County Animal Control, for family pets in need. Parvovirus and […]

Montcalm County hires own employees to monitor political meetings

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Montcalm County will contract with Stanton Police Department for county board meetings

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted to pay two county employees to act as monitors during county Democratic and Republican party meetings at the Montcalm County Administrative Building in Stanton.

Commissioners also voted to contract with the Stanton Police Department for a city police officer to act as monitor during county board meetings, after the county Sheriff’s Office declined to be involved.

Pumford returns to Montcalm County Animal Control

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Autumn Pumford is back at Montcalm County Animal Control, this time as the department’s new director.

Pumford returned to Animal Control on Jan. 24, one day after the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve hiring her as director, which is a newly created position.

‘I do not take kindly to being disobeyed’

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Written warning reveals ‘personnel issue’ with former Animal Control officer

A sternly-worded written warning was placed in the file of Montcalm County’s former Animal Control officer after she and the controller-administrator clashed over how to handle a “goat situation” this summer.

The Daily News obtained the personnel file of Autumn Pumford (formerly Autumn DeVries) from the county via a Freedom of Information Act request.

Montcalm County Animal Control officer resigns

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Montcalm County’s Animal Control officer has submitted her resignation after the controller-administrator recommended she be promoted to director, and then rescinded that offer.

Autumn Pumford’s last day as Animal Control officer will be Oct. 14. She submitted a letter of resignation to Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Brenda Taeter and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday.

65 dogs, puppies seized from Edmore-area home

Sixty-five dogs and puppies were seized from an Edmore-area home last week.

“This week has been absolutely crazy,” Montcalm County Animal Control Director Autumn Pumford told the Daily News on Monday regarding the logistics of transferring and caring for so many animals.

Montcalm County government struggling to hire for multiple positions

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One of the long-lasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic is a national labor shortage, including right here in Montcalm County.

Montcalm County government is struggling to hire for and retain multiple positions ranging from the Sheriff’s Office and Jail to the Commission on Aging to the Clerk’s Office to the Animal Shelter.

Edmore author donates book sale proceeds to animal shelters

Lynette Nevills has always loved to write, but for a long time she told herself she didn’t have the time.

That’s until a fluffy orange kitten who nearly died from neglect inspired the Edmore woman not only to write his story, but to share it to raise money for animal shelters in central Michigan and beyond.