Community Outreach

Thanks to the support of our residents, we are able to offer a number of programs that are focused on keeping pets in their homes and out of the shelter.   In addition to these programs, we also partner with area rescues to help families with animals in need.

Spay and Neuter Program

Ingham County residents are able to purchase low-cost spay and neuter vouchers for dogs and cats at the shelter in Mason. Proof of financial need (bridge card, WIC card, unemployment paperwork, etc.) is required to purchase a voucher.  Please see our Spay and Neuter page for more information on how to purchase a voucher. 

Vaccine Clinics

We offer vaccine clinics for dogs and cats owned by Ingham County residents. Please see this page for more information on our upcoming clinics and how you can sign up for them.

Pet Food Bank

We offer emergency pet food assistance for those who have a temporary need to feed their animals.  This pet food bank is operated from the shelter in Mason and the Outreach Center in Lansing.  

Up to 120 lbs. of dry dog food and 60 lbs. of dry cat food and litter per year available free to Ingham County residents who show proof of financial need. 

Low-cost Pet Supplies

ICACS sells low-cost pet supplies such as collars, leashes, toys, bowls, and pet beds.  What we have in stock varies based on donations from our community.  These supplies can be purchased from the shelter in Mason and the Outreach Center in Lansing.

Dog House Program

ICACS distributes used dog houses to the dogs of our county that are in need of shelter.  These dog houses are available at the shelter in Mason.  Individuals with proof of financial need or who have been referred by an Ingham County Animal Control Officer are eligible for this program.  Please call beforehand to see if we have any dog houses available.  

This program is only made possible by donations from our community.  If you have an old dog house that you would like to donate, please contact us at (517) 676-8318 and we will pick it up!

Community Cat Support

ICACS recognizes that we have over 50,000 estimated community cats in our county.  Our goal is to reduce the number of community cats through targeted trap neuter and return (TNR).  Please see this page for information that contains facts on community cats and how you can help them.  

Community Cat Shelters

We offer free styrofoam coolers with straw that are used to house community cats.  These cat shelters are available outside the adoption entrance of the shelter in Mason.