The Ionia County Animal Care and Control Department serves the citizens of Ionia County. The Animal Control Department enforces dog laws of Ionia County and the State of Michigan. The Shelter takes in dogs and cats that are surrendered by their owners and/or strays living in Ionia County. These animals are offered to the public for adoption once their required stray hold time, set by the State, is met.

View Current Available Pets for Adoption


Carly Quinn – Director
Erica McKellips – Animal Control
Katie Murphy – Adoption Coordinator
Jenny Richmond – Kennel Attendant
Josie Brathel – Kennel Attendant
Alexus Demann – Kennel Attendant

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Want to help?

We can always use volunteers. If you don’t have the time to volunteer, there are always supplies that we can use. Right now we are in need of kitty litter, canned food, treats, collars, leashes etc.
Call (616)527-9040 for more information.

Animal Control & Shelter

3853 Sparrow Drive
Ionia, MI 48846



Animal Control Complaints:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – Monday: CLOSED

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