Animal Control Shelter Advisory Committee

Animal Control Shelter Advisory Committee

Members

Commissioner Todd Tennis
Commissioner Kara Hope
Katlyn Turner
  Thomas Hess
Dr. Marie Hopfensperger
Diana Galbraith
Roxann Wilkinson

Meeting Times

Fourth Mondays, 6:30 p.m. every other month
Human Services Building, Lansing

What We Do...

The Animal Control Shelter Advisory Board is appointed by the Law Enforcement Committee.   The initial term is 1 year.    The role of  the Advisory Board is to:
  • Consider concerns about the shelter policies and operations as referred to them by the Law Enforcement Committee and Animal Control Director.
  • Work with the public, rescue organizations, and Board of Commissioners to recommend ways that will make the shelter more efficient, user-friendly, and promote adoptions.
  • Developing ways to promote adoption of animals at the shelter.
  • Seek funds from outside agencies, including grants, for the improvement of the Shelter.
  • Develop recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding the Ingham County Animal Control's mission, and services for which there is a need.
  • Research and review successful programs which could serve as models for improvements in our County, and invite participation at its meetings of other persons with useful expertise and experience.
  • Regularly review the operations of the Ingham County Animal Control and make suggestions to the Law & Courts committee for changes as needed.
  • Continue efforts to increase and encourage participation by volunteers at the shelter.

Contact Person:

Becky Bennett, Director
Board of Commissioners Office
P.O. Box 319, Mason, MI  48854
(517) 676-7200