Shelter reducing adoption fees on pit bull dogs

Posted at 2:38 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 14:38:12-05

The Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter is bringing back its Love-a-Bull adoption promotion next week.

From February 21-25, the shelter will reduce the adoption fee on all pit bull type dogs to $20 (license not included).

Pit bull is not an actual breed of dog, but a term used to describe a group of similar breeds- the American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, and Staffordshire bull terrier – and crosses with these breeds characterized by muscular builds, short coats and blocky heads.

“Although they sometimes suffer a bad reputation because of their association with dog fighting, pit bull type dogs are actually loyal and loveable family pets,” said John Dinon, Director of Ingham County Animal Control. “These “bullies’ are known as nanny dogs in England and have a long and distinguished career as loyal and hard-working members of the American military.”

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 and Wednesday from noon – 6 PM and Thursday - Saturday 11 AM to 4 PM.