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.
As part of the Ingham County public health precautions, Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter is closing to the public until further notice.
ICACS Outreach Center at 826 W Saginaw in Lansing will be closed until further notice. Volunteers and staff will be making pet food available for low income households in weather resistant containers outside both the Outreach Center in Lansing and ICACS in Mason. Please only take enough food for your pets’ immediate need.
Animal Care Workers are still working full shifts to care for the remaining dogs and cats in the shelter, and we will continue to work to put adoptable pets into foster homes and ensure safe placement. While staff is disappointed that special events and in-shelter adoptions must be suspended, the public health precautions are important for everyone’s safety including those of staff, volunteers, and visitors.
Animal control officers will still be on duty at this time. Officer dispatch hours are 7:30-3:30 Monday through Saturday . If you have an animal related issue, please contact 517-676-8370 ext 1. Please understand officers will be taking precautions and may respond to complainants over the phone prior to arriving on scene.
If you are looking for a lost pet and believe it may be at the shelter, come to the shelter and call the aforementioned dispatch number. An Animal Control Officer will escort you through the building to help identify and return the animal to you. Please bring proof of ownership (license, veterinary records etc.) to assist in the redemption process. Stray animals and owner surrendered animals will not be accepted during the suspension of services.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS FOR PET OWNERS
Some great information from Michigan Humane Society about protecting your pets during COVID-19 precautions. Animals may not be able to catch the virus, but it may still effect their lives. It's always best to have a plan, including:
1) Prepare an emergency pet kit with at least a one-month supply of pet food as well as any medications they may need. A travel crate should also be prepared if necessary.
2) Make a list of people of at least three people who could take care of the family pet just in case one of them should get sick as well.
3) Write out an emergency plan, including your name, contact information, the pet's feeding schedule and any other steps critical to the animal's care.
Please join us for a Volunteer Orientation once Shelter Activities are able to resume.
Learn about the ICACS organization and what it means to be part of the team.