Ingham Co. Animal Control director resigns

INGHAM COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – After only a couple months on the job the director of the Ingham County Animal Control is calling it quits.

6 News Christa Lamendola sat down with Andy Seltz to learn more on why he’s leaving and heading to another county.

At this point in the summer the Ingham County Animal Shelter is usually filled to the brim with wagging tails, but this year there’s plenty of room for furry friends

“We’re not bursting at the seams, so we’re looking really good at this point. We’ve had a lot of adoptions, the community is stepping up bringing a lot of these great animals into their homes,” said Andy Seltz, director, Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter.

It’s successful years like this that Andy Seltz says make it hard for him to leave. After nine months as the Ingham County Animal Control director Seltz is calling it quits to serve in the same position in Livingston County.

“Sometimes your personalities don’t line up with organizations so you have to go to where you fit in well,” said Seltz.

Seltz was not under contract with the county and while Livingston’s program is smaller, he thinks it will be a good fit.

He says he’s leaving the shelter in good hands.

“The staff, volunteers, fosters in the community of Ingham County have been outstanding since day one and their definitely going to continue on setting the trend of what should be done.”

He’s excited to continue his work with animals in Michigan

Seltz says as for filling his shoes, the county will most likely open up the position on July 10 and start a nationwide search for the right candidate.

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