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Animal Shelter in Need of Dog Houses

Animal Shelter in Need of Dog Houses

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Oct 17, 2013

The Ingham County Animal Shelter could use some dog houses now that the weather is getting colder.

77 dog houses were given to pet owners in need last year through the shelter's Free Dog House and Straw program.

“We've exhausted our supply of dog houses and we’re quickly coming into our busiest time of year. The need for houses and straw is critical," says project coordinator Katlyn Turner. "The shelter encourages pet owners to keep dogs inside during the extreme weather, but realizes this is not always possible for some dog owners.”

To donate a dog house to the shelter please call 517-676-8372 or drop it off at the shelter located at 600 Curtis Street in Mason. You can also make a donation on its website. All donations are tax deductible.

Ingham County Animal Control is also urging people to report any pets that don't have proper shelter as the days and nights get colder. According to Jamie McAloon Lampman, Director of Animal Control, “Proper shelter means a shelter that will protect them from the snow and cold. A board leaning against a tree or an open carport is not sufficient shelter in winter. The shelter should be adequate enough to retain the dog's body heat, however the best advice is to bring in the pets.”