Donate to ICACS

The services provided by Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter are made possible through the generosity of the citizens of Ingham County and the mid-Michigan area. Many of our shelter programs would not be possible without your generous contributions. 

This year we will care for over 5,000 animals that come to the shelter or use shelter assistance programs.  Please consider donating to add to their care and comfort during their time with us, and support pets in need.

Your generous financial donations help us fund the following programs:

  • Animal cruelty investigations.
  • Surgeries for injured animals in need.
  • Medications like heartworm treatment and prescription foods.
  • Community outreach and education.
  • Low-cost wellness clinics for families in need.
  • ICACS dog house program to provide dog houses.
To make a financial donation online, please click here to go to our partner 501c3  fundraising organization, the Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund.

Donation Ideas
View our Amazon Wish List HERE!
Items in bold are the most needed items. 

  • Canned Dog Food (Any brand) 
  • Spray Cheese
  • Peanut Butter (No xylitol)
  • Small Training Dog Treats
  • Soft Dog Treats
  • Martingale collars (Any Size or Color)
  • Leashes (No Retractable Leashes)
  • KONG Toys
  • Cat Toys
  • Dog Toys (Hard toys like Nylabone or Benebone or soft stuffed toys)
  • Pate Canned Cat Food (Any brand)
  • Kitten Food (Dry & canned)
  • Non-Clumping Clay Cat Litter
  • Paper Lunch Bags
  • 8 Oz. Paper Cups
  • Dry Sheets (Any brand)
  • Kleenex
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Two Pocket Folders
  • Blankets (No sheets)
  • Towels
  • New or Used Pet Supplies*
  • New or Opened Bags of Pet Food (Any brand)**
*ICACS will accept any new or used pet supplies. If they can't be used at our shelter, they will be sent to our Community Outreach Center which is a low-cost pet thrift store located at 826 W. Saginaw Ave. in Lansing.

**ICACS feeds Hills Science Diet to all of the shelter animals. Any other dry food brands will be used in our emergency pet food bank program to help Ingham County animal owners in need. 

Items Not Accepted
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
Dog House Program
ICACS is in need of dog houses to provide to families in need.  If you have a dog house that you no longer need, we will come pick it up!  Please call us at (517) 676-8315 and we will have one of our staff members pick it up from your yard.

Community Cat Shelter Program
ICACS is in need of styrofoam coolers to make into community cat shelters. Styrofoam coolers need to be at least 2 feet long x 1.5 feet wide. x 1.5 feet high. Coolers can be dropped off at the shelter or arranged to be picked up depending on staff availability.