On Thursday, March 11, 2010, the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter (ICACS) Annual Humanitarian Awards Banquet Honoring those who made a difference in lives of the homeless animals. The honorees include Bryce and Kyle Billingslea, who rescued Howard the Combine Kitty, the entire Beebe family (Ralph, Sally, Ryan & Erin) who are receiving the highest honor at the Banquet, the Hope Award. Young Ryan is also receiving the Humanitarian Teen Award for his amazing 500 Volunteer hours of services to the shelter in one year!
Local rescue organization, Animal Placement Bureau, is receiving the Emmy Award, which is named after a young dog who ICACS tried to save, but was too badly starved. Each year, ICACS also honors the memory of Emmy with Best Friends Fest, to raise awareness of animal abuse and neglect. The Outstanding Animal Welfare Organization of the Year award will be bestowed on The Kitten Nursery, located in Williamston. Many more citizens, companies, and organizations will be recognized for their outstanding humanitarian work with saving our animal friends in Ingham County.
The Banquet is at the Lansing Country Club on Moores River Drive. From 6-7 p.m., there will be a social hour and silent auction and dinner is at 7 p.m. The awards program starts at 7:30 at ends at 9 p.m. Tickets $35.00 per person and all proceeds benefit the Shelter’s Animal Care Fund. Call 517.676.8372 for tickets. If you cannot attend please sent a donation to the Shelter’s Animal Care Fund at the following address: INGHAM COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER · 600 CURTIS, MASON, MI 48854. And, ICACS is always looking for volunteers! Join the cause today!