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.

The shelter will be closed December 24th and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday, and December 31st and January 1st for the New Year Holiday.


 On Saturday, December 15th, Ingham County Animal Shelter is hosting a double event. At 5pm when regular shelter activities close, our annual Holiday All Nighter Adoption Event will kick off. Adoption fees will be discounted to $25 for dogs and $5 for cats for approved adoptions. Regular adoption requirements will still apply, and families should remember that adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment. Adoptions will go all night until 1am with the help of shelter volunteers and staff. During these festivities there will be Pet Photos with Santa from 5pm-8pm by donation, and other fun activities.

New this year will be the first annual “InPound” fundraising event going on at the same time as the holiday adoptions. Local celebrity personalities are being InPounded to the shelter and locked up by animal control officers with an adoptable pet. To be released, they have to call in favors and get your support to raise the $500 redemption fee so they can make it Home for the Holidays like the pets they are locked up with. Participants include Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth, Kirbay Preuss from Preuss Pets, Artimis from i92.9FM, Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing, and many more. These shelter supporters will be walked to their kennels at 6pm and will stay until they can raise their donation redemption fee. Donations can be brought to the shelter, or made over the phone, to help your favorite citizens. Phone lines will open at 6pm. Call 517-676-8318 or 517-676-8362 to make a donation, or they can be made online or in person at the shelter.



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: