Never abandon your pet - It is Cruel - It is a Crime.
If you can no longer care for your pet, or no longer want your pet, there are options. First try to place
Giving up your Pet
your pet with another family. Check with family, friends and local rescue groups. The American Kennel
Club www.akc.org has information on pure breed rescue groups. If you are considering giving up your
pet because of foreclosure, please contact the shelter for assistance options. If your pet is old and sick,
or aggressive, and you want them euthanized a veterinarian is the best place to take your pet. Animal
Control or the Humane Society should be your last resort. We find homes for many pets, but cannot find
homes for all the homeless pets in the county.
Sometimes circumstances are beyond your control, and you are no longer able to care for your pet. Ingham County is an open admission shelter, meaning any domestic animal in Ingham County can be brought to the shelter. However, depending on the circumstances, there are fees to consider.
Current Owner Surrender Fee:
$46 per pet
Ingham County Animal Control reserves the right to charge in advance for animals that are not going to be able to be put up for adoption. This can be due to behavioral concerns or medical conditions beyond the shelters capacity to rehabilitate.
Current Fee for Euthanasia (in addition to the above fee):
$130 per pet.
If you believe your pet is not a likely candidate for adoption, we recommend speaking with your veterinarian about their availability for euthanasia.
If the animal being surrendered has bitten/scratched a person within 10 days of the animal being surrendered, a bite report must be documented, and the animal may be subject to quarantine or rabies testing.
Current Fee for Rabies testing (in addition to the above fees):
$50 per pet.
Hours for Animal Surrenders:
If you have further questions about the animal surrender process, please call 517-676-8372