Animal Control

Animal Control

Welcome to the Ingham County Animal Shelter!

600 Buhl 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.

For guests at the shelter: We are following Ingham County Health Departments COVID-19 precaution protocols. Visitors, volunteers, and Staff will be wearing masks in common areas. Hand sanitizer is available as well. Only visitors who are interested in adoption will be allowed to visit with animals to keep capacity in rooms to safe numbers. You will be asked to fill out an adoption pre-screening form upon your arrival to our adoption center. Thank you for your understanding as we keep the safety of the public in mind for new operations.

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Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter is following Fear Free Sheltering standards. This program focuses on prioritizing animals experiences in the shelter to reduce things like stress, anxiety, and fear. Something's are obvious (reducing the sounds of loud abrupt noises) while some things are more subtle (limiting who is walking past cages). Please be patient with shelter staff as we try and make visiting and adopting from our shelter a great experience for you and your family, while protecting the animals on our care from anxiety.


We are starting to resume volunteer orientations! These orientations will be by sign up ONLY to ensure social distancing requirements.  The next orientations will be NOVEMBER 7th at 10am and 2pm
Please reserve your spot using this link:

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Join us for our Vaccination & Licensing Clinics
Next Clinic Date: Wednesday, October 28th 10am-3pm
Location: Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason
Please enter off Kipp road, and exit on Ash st.
This will be a DOGS ONLY clinic providing FREE rabies vaccines. Dog licenses will be available for purchase at the same time.

Each Vaccination & Licensing Clinic will offer the following:
Free Rabies (Dog/Cat)
$10 Micro-chipping  (Not Avaialble at October Clinic)
$10 Distemper  (Not Avaialble at October Clinic)


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:
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