Injured Cat at Ingham County Animal Shelter

Posted at 3:09 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 15:23:16-04

MASON, Mich. — On Tuesday March 10th, Ingham County Animal Control received a complaint regarding a cat being seen in the area of W Dexter Trail and Ives Rd in Mason with an arrow stuck through its abdomen. The cat was not approaching humans and was avoiding contact, but returning to the same area for food. After multiple days of a combined effort between animal control officers and neighborhood residents, the cat was located, and contained, and brought to the animal shelter for treatment. The cat is being observed and treated by ICACS veterinarian.

The cat is a large adult domestic short hair. It is primarily brown tiger, with white on its chest and paws. The arrow wound was through its abdomen creating a large wound, but left the cat capable of movement.

ICACS Officers are reaching out to the Mason community looking for leads on who may have injured this cat with an arrow, and determining the measure of criminal activity. If you believe you have information that may assist officers in the investigation, please contact the ICACS Dispatch Office at 517-676-8370 ext 1, or anonymous tips can be left via voicemail to 517-676-8376 or via email to

For more information on 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 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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