Ingham County Animal Shelter overcrowded with cats

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – A Mason animal shelter is experiencing cat overflow, which has prompted them to cease accepting extra cats.

In mid-June, almost two dozen cats were taken to the Ingham County Animal Shelter. Whereas investigating, animal management officers stated they found the cats dwelling in unsanitary situations.

With summer season nicely underway, Ingham County Animal Shelter is making an attempt to get its cat inhabitants beneath management. Group outreach supervisor Julie Hill stated they’ve hit capability.


“So, we have 25 adoptable cats, then we have about 30 others that are in treatment or are getting behavior evaluated,” Hill stated. “But then we have about 175 others that are in foster care. “

With the added number, the shelter will not be able to accept owners surrender cats soon.

“As soon as we get some more adopted so if we get some of these guys adopted here on our adoption floor, we can move up other guys that are either in a stray hold or having care treatment done to them,” Hill stated.


With the assistance of the neighborhood, Hill stated 15 cats had been adopted final week.

And one fur-ever pal named Armarilla met her new mother, Kayla Etzler, Monday afternoon.


“If you can find an animal that needs a home, especially animals that have been here for a long time or even just kittens since there’s such of an abundance of them everywhere, I feel like if you go to the shelter, it’s such a better place to get an animal from,” Etzler stated. “Because you’re not only making room for new animals, but you’re also taking a new animal home that didn’t have a shelter and you’re giving it a new life.”

With the shelter being over capability, they’re taking financial donations and dry cat meals to assist with the cats’ ongoing care.


If you need to assist ICACS with the inflow of cats in its care, they are saying financial donations and donations of Purina One dry cat meals are appreciated. Financial donations might be made HERE.

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