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A Howlingly Halloween Fundraiser! Help Raise Money for Lansing’s Dog Parks!

Friday, October 21st, 2011


Sponsored by:

Annabelle’s Pet Station
Biggby Coffee
Gone Wired Cafe
Ledges Photographic Studio
Leilah Dances
-Pet Nanny of Frandor
-Stella’s Custom Cupcakes and Gourmet Popcorn
TanFaster South
Uncle John’s Cider Mill
WarmWeenies Dachshund Sweaters and Harnesses


Ingham County Animal Shelter ADOPT-A-FEST 2011!

Monday, May 30th, 2011

ICAC Woofer Walk is June 4, 2011!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Take a stand against animal cruelty and enforcement of humane laws by participating in the Annual ICAC Woofer Walk!  Eventually the rain will stop and it will be beautiful outdoors!

Register by May 12 – $20, and receive your Woofer Walk t-shirt the day of the walk. Registration after May 12 is $25.

Ask your friends, family and co-works to pledge for the animals!

Download the Registration and Pledge forms off ICAC’s web site at Mail or bring your Registration to ICAC. Bring your Pledge form to the dog walk. Registration is also available the day of the walk.

Paws With Claus!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

On December 4, 2010, the Michigan State University Public Relations Student Society of America (MSU PRSSA) teamed up with AnnaBelle’s Pet Station and Pizzoferrato Photography for Paws With Claus!  For a $10 donation, pet parents had a fun photo shoot with Santa.  With photo shoot donations and cool raffle prizes from AnnaBelle’s, the MSU PRSSA, and the Downtown Dog House, we were able to raise $680!  We donated $340 to the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter animal care fund, and $340 went back to the PRSSA to support their events, works, and activities.  Check out some of the amazing and adorable photos taken by David and Dawn Pizzoferrato!  We hope you enjoy these festive photos with Santa.

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Support ICACS Woofer Walk – June 5th

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Ingham County Animal Shelter’s first Woofer Walk fundraiser is coming to Okemos – Saturday, June 5, 2010. Dogs and their people will be walking to raise funds for the homeless animals of Ingham County. Woofer Walk T-Shirts, Prizes, and Goodie Bags!

Walk with your dog to help the animals of the Ingham County Animal Shelter. Your participation helps lost, abandoned and abused animals in Ingham County. Funding helps our animals with medication, medical care and food. Walk as an individual with your dog, or put a team of people and dogs together for the walk. The whole team can help raise funds for the animals. Ask your family, friends, co-workers and local vendors to pledge toward you or your team.

Woofer Walk Route – 1.6 miles
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Register early – $20
Register day of the walk – $25
Registration Walmart Parking Lot
Registration 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Walk Starts 9:00 AM rain or shine

Find out more on ICACS website and download the registration and pledge form!

ICAC Introduces the Innovative “Foster with Intent to Adopt” Program

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter just introduced a new an innovative program to encourage fostering, adoption, and good family-pet matches.

At ICAC, we aren’t only working hard to find every companion animal a home, but more importantly we want the adoptive family and pet to be the right match so their relationship is happily ever after. Age, color, breed type or even a minor medical issue can cause uncertainty in the mind of a potential adopter. Some adopters have other animals in the home and have concerns about how the resident pets will accept a new pet. In some cases, an animal’s true personality isn’t apparent in the shelter environment. Barking dogs or shy cats and rabbits don’t always make good first impressions. But these animals have the potential to make wonderful pets – if only they had the chance to prove themselves!

This is why we’ve launched our “Foster With Intent to Adopt” program. Cats, dogs and rabbits chosen for this program have been given their shots, are fixed and if the pet is a dog, it has been temperament evaluated. Some pets just don’t “show well” in their kennel. Others at first glance don’t seem as cute-n-cuddly as their more attractive shelter mates. Whatever the reason, given a trial period in a loving home environment, we’re confident that their wonderful personalities will shine through! The process involves completing an adoption application, interview with an adoption counselor and adoption fees. The fees are not deposited until the end of the trial period.

If the trial adoption isn’t a match, then the pet is brought back within the one week trial period at which time an interview is conducted to gather more information about this animals likes, dislikes and needs to assist in finding him a more suitable home in the future. The fees left at the shelter are returned to the applicant. If the trial works out, then the applicant can either contact the shelter or let the week trial period lapse at which time the fees will be deposited. We strive to understand our pets that are returned to help them, and not to see it as a failure.

Author: Maria VandenBoom, dedicated ICAC volunteer.

Find out more about ICAC’s programs on its website and follow ICAC on facebook!