The Ingham County Animal Shelter in Mason still has space available for people who need a warm place for their pets to stay if they're still without power.
The shelter, located at 600 Curtis Street, will be open until 4pm Friday and again from 11am - 4pm Saturday. If you need a place for your pets to stay, call 517-676-8376 for more information.
Because staff is minimal during the holidays, pet owners are expected to come by the shelter and help care for their pet. There is no cost for pet owners.
Director Jamie McAloon-Lampman says most of the dogs and cats the shelter took in during the ice storm have gone back home with their owners as of Thursday. She posted a picture on the shelter's Facebook page of a woman picking up her dog, who was in tears having to leave her pet during the holiday, but was ecstatic when she was able to pick the dog back up Thursday. McAloon-Lampman said the long hours of setting up for the emergency sheltering of animals was well worth it after seeing each owner come back for their pets. She thanked her volunteers who helped make this emergency sheltering possible.