Welcome to the Ingham County Animal Shelter!

600 Curtis Street, Mason MI 48854

If you are looking to adopt a pet, volunteer, or help the animals with a donation, you are in the right place. We have over a hundred animals available for adoption, numerous volunteer opportunities, and many donation ideas. You can also find information on dog licenses, search for a lost pet or find out what our very own Animal Cops are doing to save lives.

In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, the shelter will be closed Monday, 11/12. Free adoptions will be offered for veterans, active service members and their households the following week Tuesday 11/13- Saturday 11/17. Thank you for your service.



Groundbreaking for Ingham County Animal Control’s new shelter has begun! Now is a critical time to make sure the facility will have everything needed for the animals and the community. Although the new shelter is primarily funded by the Animal Control Millage that Ingham County voters overwhelmingly approved in 2016, the project has always included a private funding component to pay for equipment not funded by the millage. With construction beginning in May and completion of the project expected in less than a year, fundraising is in high gear!

The Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund (ASF) has a fundraising goal of $300,000 to contribute toward the new shelter. ASF has been quietly raising money for the project for several years. On March 24, 2018, ASF kicked off the public – and final – phase of the capital campaign. ASF proudly announced that the $125,000 mark of the campaign has been reached!

We are asking the community to help in getting the rest of the way to our goal of $300,000 to ensure the best shelter for the animals and people of Ingham County.

Private donations to the Animal Shelter Fund will go primarily towards enhancing medical facilities in the new shelter; funding surgical and exam lights, anesthesia equipment, x-ray facilities and other veterinary equipment to enhance the Shelter’s ability to provide high quality medical care for the animals. If enough money is raised, funds could also go towards other features including installing dog friendly artificial turf in some outdoor yards and purchasing new tables and chairs for the shelter’s community rooms. Grant money will supplement donations towards this equipment.

The new shelter will be located near the current ICAC facility at the north end of the Ingham County Sheriff/County Justice Complex near the 55th District Court. At approximately 16,000 square feet, the new building will be roughly one and a half times the size of the current shelter. Besides being larger and having increased animal capacity, the new shelter will have a number of features that will make it healthier for animals, more user friendly for County residents and more efficient for staff.

The Animal Control Department and Animal Shelter Fund thank the citizens of Ingham County for their great support including passing the animal control millage and donations already made to the project. We hope and encourage local animal lovers to contribute now during this last and critically important fund drive. Donations over $500 will be acknowledged in the new shelter.

To donate to the new Ingham County Animal Shelter, Click HERE to be taken to the donation website, or contact ICACS at (517) 676-8370. For questions about the new shelter project, please contact shelter Interim Deputy Director, Kate Turner, at (517)-676-8318.

​Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund has gratefully received a $25,000 matching grant opportunity.  The next $25,000 raised will be matched 1:1 by a donor through The Community Foundation. Now is a great time to donate knowing your contribution will go twice as far to help the animals in need.


Join us for out Vaccination & Licensing Clinics
Next Clinic Date: December 7th, 12-4pm
Location: Outreach Center, Lansing
Each Vaccination & Licensing Clinic will offer the following:
Free Rabies (Dog/Cat)
$10 Micro-chipping
$10 Distemper 


Our shelter is in need of dog and cat food! We prefer to feed our animals Purina One, but any brand is appreciated! 

There are many great ways to help our shelter: