LANSING, Mich. — Ingham County Animal Control Officers responded to an animal welfare complaint on the 5600 block of Marsh Rd in Haslett on the afternoon of October 30th. The original complaint was left on the shelters anonymous Animal Cruelty Tip Line. Once officers ascertained the condition of the home and animals, search warrants were received to remove large breed dogs from two homes.
Animal Control Officers sieved over 30 adult dogs and puppies, some with significant health concerns. The animals were transported to the Ingham County Animal Shelter in Mason where they began their preliminary veterinary exams. All animals received will be given medical treatment as needed, and be cared for over the course of the investigation.
Due to the large number of dogs received in this investigation, and the existing number of animals already at the shelter at the time, animal intakes at the shelter are suspended. Animal shelter staff will not be accepting dogs or cats through the shelter lobby until shelter numbers have reduced. There are adoption specials currently going on for dogs at the shelter. Dog adoption rates have been reduced by 50% for the shelters “Howl-O-Ween” special. This Saturday the shelter will have reduced cat adopts as well, with $25 cat adoption fees, and free senior cat adoptions as well.
If members of the public are interested in assisting the shelter, please consider adopting one of the shelters adoptable animals, or fostering an adoptable pet in your home. For more information on fostering a pet, please contact Foster Coordinator Lauren Yunker at 517-676-8311. Recently received animals will not be eligible for fostering at this time.
For more information on other programs at Ingham County Animal Control, contact the shelter at 517-676-8370, visit the ICAC website at www.ac.ingham.org, or visit the shelter at 600 Buhl St. in Mason. Ingham County Animal Control is open M,T,Th,F,Sa 10:30-5pm and W 10:30-6pm. The shelter is closed on county observed holidays.
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