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.

Meet our Animal Control Deputies. 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 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The dispatchers take your complaint calls between 7:30am and 3:30pm on Monday. Tuesday through Friday complaint call hours are  from 7:30am-7:30pm.  On Saturdays the dispatcher takes complaints between 8:00am - 4:00pm.
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































The staff will assist you in finding a new pet for your home during regular shelter hours which are Tuesday - Wednesday 12-6pm, Thursday -Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm. 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































The kennel staff of ICAC will perform vaccinations and tests on over 100 animals daily in their effort to protect them from disease. 

The kennel staff is in charge of ensuring all the animals are clean, watered and fed daily. They will clean over 400 food and water bowls daily, 100 litter boxes and 218 kennels and cages every day.  Over 30 loads of laundry will be completed and approximately 30-plus dogs will be rotated outdoors into the large exercise runs where they receive fresh air, exercise and sunshine daily.

They are responsible for temperament assessment of animals as well as the humane euthanasia of those animals that are beyond rehabilitation for severe medical issues, injuries or aggressive behaviors too unsafe to re-home into the community.

 

Meet Chippy!































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Chippy is very serious about one thing—putting identification on pets.   His job is to educate pet owners on the importance of dog & cats having tags, dog licensing and microchipping. He’ll be visiting all over Ingham County spreading the word about identification for pets. Pet identification is key to locating where pets live.  The shelter offers micro-chipping with Avid chips for $20. This can be done during open shelter hours. Identification can mean the difference between ever getting your pet safely home or not. The tag is no good if the information is outdated—be sure to update your information regularly.





























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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