Meet the Staff

Ingham County Animal Control consists of 19 staff members tasked to enforce state and county animal laws and to help and protect both animals and its citizens.

There are six full time Animal Control Officer positions. Each officer is sworn to enforce the laws pertaining to animals in the State of Michigan and the Ingham County Animal Control Ordinance. Officers are assigned to one of three different shifts.

Officers investigate animal welfare complaints, vicious dog calls, bite reports and they patrol over 500 square miles of the county for complaints of dogs at-large; reports of dangerous or vicious dogs and enforcement of the dog licensing law. During shelter hours officers respond to emergency calls for injured animals needing medical attention and investigate animal cruelty complaints.

Officers also serve as educators in the community on topics of responsible pet ownership through various department programs promoting humane and responsible care of domestic animals.

There are five full time Animal Care Specialists and one full time veterinary assistant. These staff members maintain the care of the animals that are housed at the shelter

There are five full time Animal shelter Clerks and Dispatchers. There is also an Office coordinator, Volunteer and Foster coordinator ,and Rescue coordinator.

In administration, there is the Director, Deputy Director, Customer Service and Community Outreach Manager, and the Veterinarian.





Officer Ben Stewart 
Since 2015
Officer Ben Stewart 
Since 2015