Aug. 11 2016 10:14 AM

Ingham County Animal Shelter pleas for adoptions to avoid euthanasia

THURSDAY, Aug. 11 — The Ingham County Animal Shelter has lowered adoption prices in an effort to avoid euthanasia because of overcrowding.

“Despite our best efforts to keep the homeless pet population down by encouraging spay/neuter and assistance programs, we are finding our kennels full this summer,” a press release issued today said. “As an open admission shelter that has not had to euthanize due to space in over three years, we are working very hard to make it through the summer months without euthanizing.”

The shelter has reduced adoption fees until further notice. Adult cat adoptions are free. Adoption fees for all dogs and kittens under 6 months old are half off at $51 for dogs and $41 for kittens.

All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Canines are heartworm tested and felines are FeLuk/FIV tested.

For those who want to help but not adopt, the shelter offers a foster care program in which animals are taken from the shelter. The next foster care training session is 10 a.m. Saturday.

The shelter is at 600 Curtis St. in Mason. Its adoption hours are nnont to 6 p.m. Tuesdsys and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 4p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 517 676-8370 or visit