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Woodhaven Mayor Patricia Odette accepted a resolution from Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham on Feb. 16, thanking her for her volunteer work with C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc., a nonprofit group that identifies dogs that are chained around the clock and works to make life better for them.

Mayor Odette, in addition to her duties with the city, teaches people how to properly care for their animals, mostly dogs.

C.H.A.I.N.E.D. stands for Continue Helping Animals In Need & Educating Dog owners, and was founded in 2011 to address the situation in southwest Detroit. It is now based in Riverview and serves the entire region. It provides supplies and services, including medical, for the dogs, in addition to educating pet owners.

"Mayor Odette gives so much of her time to not only make Woodhaven a better place, but also gives back to the community through her work with C.H.A.I.N.E.D.," Commissioner Basham said. "She's very dedicated to ensuring that dogs are treated properly and receive the care and attention that is often lacking."

Woodhaven is one of five communities that Commissioner Basham, D-Taylor, represents in the 14th District. The others are Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood and Taylor.