Animal Control Shelter Advisory Committee

Animal Control Shelter Advisory Committee


Commissioner Chris Trubac
Commissioner Mark Polsdofer
Beth Contreras
Dr. Marie Hopfensperger
Diana Galbraith

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


2019 Meetings
  • January 28, 2019 - canceled
  • March 25, 2019
  • May 27, 2019 rescheduled for June 3
  • July 22, 2019
  • September 23, 2019
  • November 25, 2019

2018 Meetings

2017 Meetings

2016 Meetings

2015 Meetings