K-9 Controversy

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About 100 protesters showed up on the lawn of the Ingham County Court House in Mason to voice their disgust over the county continuing to sell dogs from its shelter to medical research.

In 2001 the county strengthened its controls over the selling of unwanted pets for research, allowing companies only in the medical and research fields to purchase animals for testing.

Despite some commissioners pushing for a quick vote to ban the selling, the issue was referred to a County Commission to be discussed Wednesday the May 28 in both a press conference as well as a public hearing.

Commissioner Michael Severino says a vote could come as soon as two weeks from now.