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Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter Collaborating to Save Lives

Posted: 11:09 AM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 15:09:06Z

Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter (ICACS) was approached to assist another Michigan animal shelter in need. Detroit Animal Care & Control (DACC) was facing crises due to over capacity of dogs at their Grand River shelter in Detroit. Due to ICACS progressive adoption programs, it was able to help rescue for dogs from DACC, including dogs at high risk of euthanasia due to needing heartworm treatment. These dogs will be receiving full behavior evaluations and will be spayed/neutered prior to being able to leave with an adopter, but will be up for adoption shortly.

The animal rescue community has many active transfer programs to help facilitate adoptions for all sorts of pets. This can include large volume intakes of animals being dispersed around other community shelters and rescues. It is also common for animals that are not physically or mentally suitable for staying at a shelter be go to a foster home based rescue.

ICACS is proud to partner with area rescues and shelter to assist in a community wide goal of safely rehoming adoptable pets. One of the current programs at ICACS includes a discounted cat adoption. Adult cats are $5 and kittens are $10 to approved adopters. There will also be a discounted cat adoption special event on September 22nd and 23rd at the Frandor Shopping Center to encourage cat adoptions.

All adoptions are subject to normal approval procedures and restrictions including an adoption application, interview, and proof of landlord permission for renters. All pets are available on a first come, first served basis and all pets adopted from the Ingham County Animal Shelter are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Reduced fee adoptions are made possible through the generous donations of pet loving citizens of Ingham County.

For more information on discounted adoption fees or other programs at Ingham County Animal Control, contact the shelter at 517-676-8370, visit the ICAC website at, or visit the shelter at 600 Curtis St. in Mason. Ingham County Animal Control is open Tuesday 12-6pm, Wednesday 12-7pm, and Thursday - Monday 11 AM to 4 PM.