Animal Control

Michael F. Halstead, Manager

Animal Control Shelter
800 Livingston Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708-6380
Voice: (989) 894-0679
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049

Meet the Staff

Michael F. Halstead, Manager

I was appointed Manager of the Bay County Animal Control facility on October 03, 2007.  I am a retiree of the Bay City Fire Department where I served as the Fire Marshal.  I look forward to the many challenges presented in managing the Bay County Animal Control and Shelter.  Please come visit us at the facility.

Olivia Sheilds, Animal Control Officer 

I am from Northern Michigan and was trained as an animal officer, I was originally in Ontario Canada and have now come back home to Michigan.

Lee Zielinski, Animal Control Officer

I have worked for Bay County Animal Control, as an officer, since 1997.  Like the rest of our officers, I am certified through the Department of Agriculture and deputized through the Bay County Sheriff's Department.  I graduated from Michigan State University in 1996 with a bachelors degree in criminal justice. While working with the Department I have attended numerous conferences and seminars, including training in chemical immobilization, animal cruelty investigations, animal first aid, large animal handling, and various other skills. 

Robert Tomczak, Animal Care Technician

I have been with Animal Control since April 1994.  I attended Shelter Operations School through the American Humane Association.  My duties consist of shelter maintenance, animal handling, dispensing vaccinations, temperament testing, and First Aid for dogs and cats through the American Red Cross.

Brittany Barbeau, Animal Control Officer

I have been with the shelter since 2009. I have been going to college to become a veterinarian.  I had training to become an animal control officer and have experience working with horses.