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Shelter Reaching Capacity of Cats and Seeking Assistance from the Community

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 14:32:09-04

MASON, Mich. — 2019 has been one of the most trying cat seasons compared to previous years- what seems like statewide. In July the shelter took in 277 cats, in August 318, and so far in September 245. Although the shelter is averaging 145 cat and dog adoptions a month this summer, the cats keep coming in faster than they are being placed in homes or send to rescues. The shelter remains nearly at capacity with cats on a daily basis. The cat typically starts to decrease into October. With the unprecedented numbers of cats having been received all summer long, this hopeful decrease in incoming animals is not the solution to be depending on. Until shelter intakes significantly decrease, the shelter is asking the community to open their doors to adopt, foster, or seek other placement for their owned cats needing to be rehomed.

If you (or someone you know) is interested, stop into the shelter anytime during business hours (Monday through Saturday from 10:30am-5pm with extended hours on Wednesday) and meet all the wonderful cats awaiting a forever home if you are in a position to foster or even adopt. The application process is quick and easy.

Shelter Director, Jodi LeBombard states “If you have been considering adopting a new cat, please come support your local shelter by doing so. We have so many sweet or spunky cats from all ages waiting for a new family”.

For more information on discounted adoption or other programs at Ingham County Animal Control, contact the shelter at 517-676-8370, visit the ICAC website at ac.ingham.org, or visit the shelter at 600 Buhl St. in Mason. .

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