Dog attack involving seven-year-old child in Lansing

On Monday, August 1, 2022, Ingham County Animal Control (ICAC) was notified of a dog attack involving two pit bulls and a seven-year-old girl. The incident took place on Saturday, July 30, 2022 on the 1400 block of Ada St. in Lansing. The child is currently hospitalized recovering from severe injuries.

The owner of the dogs was not present at the time of the incident and is cooperating with ICAC on the investigation. The owner’s son, who was home at the time, will be held responsible.

The dogs involved in the attack have been seized and are in ICAC custody. ICAC officers will be submitting a request for criminal charges to the responsible party through the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office for dog-at-large, dog bite, and vicious habits later this week.

For more information on Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter (ICACS), contact the shelter at 517-676-8370, visit the ICACS website at, or visit the shelter at 600 Buhl St. in Mason. ICACS is open Monday-Saturday 10:30-5 pm and is closed on county-observed holidays.