County shelter receives grant to offer more spay/neuters for pets

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INGHAM CO., Mich. (WILX) -- A grant from the Petco Foundation was presented to the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter on Friday.

The non-profit was awarded $15,000 from the group to support its low cost, spay, neuter voucher program.

The investment will help the shelter to provide low cost spay and neuter surgeries for low income families in the county.

With this service, the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter hopes to see a decrease in animals having puppies and kittens and an increase of pets that are vaccinated and fixed.

Some surgeries will be offered for free in extreme cases thanks to this grant.

"The Low Cost Spay Neuter Voucher Program is truly a community program, and with the Petco Foundations assistance, we will be able to continue to help Ingham County pet owners get access to these vital pet care resources." said Jodi LeBombard, Animal Shelter Director.

Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter is a municipal organization serving as the animal law enforcement of Ingham County while also providing a full service Animal Shelter. Since 1971, Ingham County Animal Control has strived for excellence in the community, providing education, assistance, and enforcement. Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter has not had to euthanize animals for space since 2013, and has strong community connections to provide the best outcomes for animals in their care.

For more information about Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter, visit ac.ingham.org.