MASON, Mich. — Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter (ICACS) is reducing cat adoption fees. Due to the large number of cats waiting for their forever homes, and kittens almost ready for adoption coming in from foster care, the shelter is taking additional measures to encourage adoption. The shelter currently has over 110 cats in the building with over 100 kittens being raised in local homes until they can come back to the shelter. These extremely high numbers, while not uncommon during “kitten season,” are still over extending staff and volunteer resources.
Adoption fees (excluding the “Whisker Wednesday” special) have been reduced to $20 for kittens under 6 months old, $15 for adult cats, and senior cats 6 years and over are reduced to $10. All cats have had age-appropriate vaccinations, been spayed or neutered, and microchipped. ICACS is planning a cat adoption event in August called “Meow Luau” held at the Frandor Shopping Center. This offsite adoption will be featuring cats only, and with further reduced adoption fees. Shelter Director Jodi LeBombard states “We have many loving cats of all ages, sizes, colors, and backgrounds all looking for a forever home. As an open admission shelter we won’t turn away a pet in need, but we do rely on adoptions to make sure we have space to provide safe housing for any dog or cat that finds its way to our doors.”
If you are interested in helping shelter animals, Community Service and Outreach Manager Kate Turner says there are many ways to help. “If you aren’t in a position to adopt a cat right now, but still enjoy having pets around, please consider becoming a foster parent. Some pets don’t respond well in the shelter, especially kittens, and they benefit greatly by growing up and learning in a home environment.” If you are interested in more information about adopting a shelter cat, or becoming a foster parent, please contact the shelter at 517-676-8370.
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 www.ac.ingham.org, 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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