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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.

Support ICACS Humanitarian Awards Banquet 2011

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter annual awards banquet to honor members of the community who have helped the lives of animals during 2010 will be held at the Lansing Country Club. Social hour 6-7 pm, dinner at 7 pm, followed by the awards ceremony. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets $40 per person. Contact 517-676-8370 or for more information!

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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Join Us for Paws With Claus!

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

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!

Kids & K9s – Summer School Kids WANT to Attend!

Monday, April 19th, 2010

AnnaBelle’s Pet Station and the Canine Training Center present a new summer program just for kids.  Kids & K9s is designed for youth ages 9 – 12 and features a unique and interactive training experience in basic care and obedience, fun tricks, and K9 camaraderie! Master trainer Carol Hein-Creger and her assistant Erinn Hadley utilize the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) model and the handler canine team will have the opportunity to obtain CGC certification on the final night of class. Scholarship spots available!

In addition to training, Kids & K9s will feature speakers from the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter, an emergency canine disaster response team, the Lansing Police Department Canine Unit, and a local veterinarian to talk to the kids about responsible dog ownership, spay/neuter, animal health/nutrition, and other topics. The cost of the class is $99 per student and we will be offering several scholarship spots for low-income students.

· Six week class is $99

· Classes are Mondays, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

· Two sessions are offered: July 26 – Aug. 30

We hope you can join us this summer! Parents – sign up now!

Support ICACS Humanitarian Awards Banquet

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

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!