The Saginaw County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of letting animal care and control officers in the city to be armed while on duty.

Officers state making it possible for them to carry weapons will now make them feel safer during certain situations ranging form dealing with a dog that bites or a civilian that may have a weapon.

Animal control officers in Saginaw were only allowed to carry pepper spray up until the board of commissioners passed this recent law, and now will be able to soon carry a baton, stun gun, and/or gun in Saginaw County.

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