Why is Spay and Neuter Important?

There are an estimated 50,000 stray cats in Ingham County.  While many cats prefer to be outdoors, there are not enough resources to provide them with food and medical care. Our goal is to help future generations of cats by reducing the population of unowned animals through spaying and neutering.  By removing the ability of community cats to reproduce, we will be able to enhance the health of future generations of outdoor cats.

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Voucher Program

ICACS does offer a program for the purchase of vouchers for low-cost spay and neuter services at participating veterinary clinics.  Click here for more information about our low-cost spay and neuter voucher program. 

Trap Neuter and Release

Since April, ICACS has been working towards the establishment of a trap-neuter-release program that is aimed at reducing the reproduction of established and healthy outdoor cat colonies.  In the coming months, we aim to have the program fully running with an initial goal of spaying or neutering 1,000 community cats in the first year of operation.

Return to Field

Right now, we currently have a "return to field" program that allows caretakers of unowned community cats to bring them to ICACS for free spay and neuter services.  This allows residents a resource to spay or neuter unowned cats that are frequent visitors to their homes.

Click here for more information about community cats. 

Ingham County Animal Control is proud to partner with Givethemten.org to raise awareness about the importance of neutering your pets.