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Dog rescue group getting transfers from animal control

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DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit-based dog rescue group is getting its first transfer of dogs from Detroit Animal Control.

Detroit Dog Rescue, which operates a no-kill shelter, says it's getting seven dogs on Tuesday after lobbying to be able to get dogs from animal control.

The transfer comes after Detroit Animal Control announced last week it was partnering with the Michigan Humane Society to make dozens of dogs a month available for transfer to rescue and foster organizations. Animal control has been criticized for its kill rate.

Detroit also announced that it's moving animal control oversight back to the health department from the police department, where it was moved in 2012.

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