Ingham County shelter reduces cat adoption fees due to overcrowding

Posted at 6:21 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 07:36:05-04

 Not too long ago Ingham County Animal Control had too many dogs, now they're overwhelmed with cats.

The shelter is reducing cat adoption fees by 75% to increase adoption rates and help make room in the shelter.

"We always know there's a chance of filling up in the summer. It's almost expected, but we do our best to encourage spay/neuter through our voucher program and Trap/Neuter/Return options in the community. Unfortunately, there are still many cats, kittens and pregnant moms being brought to the shelter and we need to find homes for them," said volunteer coordinator, Ashley Shaffier.

Reduced cat adoption fees will also include the cats the ICAC cats available for adoption at Petco in Frandor and Pet Supplies Plus Okemos. Adoptable cats are available at both stores regularly, and both stores will be holding adoption events on Saturday, July 30th from 12-4pm as well.

All cats are spayed/neutered, FeLuk and FIV tested, vaccinated and microchipped. Reduced adoption fees will run through Saturday, July 30th.

The Ingham County Animal Control Shelter, located at 600 Curtis Street in Mason, is open for adoptions Tuesdays and Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on adoption or visiting the shelter to volunteer,call 517 676-8370 or check us on the web at