Are you looking for your new best friend? We're here to help! The animal shelter is an essential operation and with a few modifications for safety we will continue to find forever homes for animals in need.
The Isabella County Animal Control Facility including the Humane Animal Treatment Society are currently closed to visitors for the health and safety of our community.
Animal Control is responding to emergencies only, such as bites and dangerous animals. Please contact central dispatch at (989) 773-1000 if there is an animal related emergency.
If you need to contact the Humane Animal Treatment Society, please email us at:
If you have found a stray dog:
Due to a recent surge in stray dogs, we’d like to give you some tips on what to do if you find one. The Isabella County Animal Control is currently closed and NOT picking up stray dogs. The Humane Animal Treatment Society is still taking in strays WITH an appointment, which can be made by calling (989) 775-0830 and leaving a voicemail or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages will be returned as soon as possible during weekday hours: Monday-Friday between 8am - 4pm. While HATS does not have a vehicle for field pick-ups, we can offer resources to help you locate the owner and can also schedule an intake if necessary. In the meantime, please keep the dog safe in your home/enclosed area or find someone that can provide a safe space. You can also post the dog on the Facebook Groups Lost & Found Pets of Isabella County, Michigan and Lost Dogs Michigan or fidofinder.com. If the animal is dangerous, or a bite has occurred, please call central dispatch at (989) 773-1000 for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we continue to operate with limited hours and minimal staffing. Thank you for helping us keep stray animals safe during this difficult time!
We hope to resume full services as soon as it is safe to do so! Watch for updates!
COVID-19: What You Can Do
Make a preparedness plan for your pets and offer to help others
Do you have a plan in case you or someone in your household becomes ill and can no longer care for your pet(s)?
Making a plan now is critical! We anticipate a large increase of intakes over the next several months; which means we may reach capacity very quickly. It's important to remember that our facility is not capable of offering temporary housing. Surrendering a pet is a permanent decision and should only be considered as a last resort. If our community works together and prepares to provide for each other's pets, we can avoid overloading our shelter and those all over the country. Check with your family, friends, and neighbors who have pets (especially those who live alone or are most vulnerable) and offer to watch their pets in case of emergency.
Be informed: pets and coronavirus
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides up-to-date information and recommendations to keep your pet(s) safe. The AVMA has stated that there is currently no information that suggests that pets might be a source of infection for people with the coronavirus. Click here to read the full AVMA report. To be clear, it is not necessary and not advised to re-home or surrender your pets. Be safe and enjoy your extra time at home with them!
Our staff is providing animal care 365 days a year, regardless of closures. As our country faces difficult economic times, so will we. We need your assistance now so we can continue providing quality care for homeless animals through this crisis. Monetary gifts are greatly appreciated and will help sustain us through this uncertainty.
We anticipate a large number of community members needing pet food assistance during this difficult time and we would like to let you know how HATS is helping. Last year we began a partnership with the Community Compassion Network (CCN), our local food pantry in Mt. Pleasant, to distribute our excess pet food donations to community members in need. We are continuing this process and will be passing out pet food (as it is available) on the dates below. The food pantry is located at 1114 W High St, Mt. Pleasant, MI in the Strickler Nonprofit Center.
Upcoming disbursement days:
Wednesday, June 10th 2pm-4pm
Saturday, June 13th 9am-11am
Wednesday, June 24th 2pm-4pm
Saturday, June 27th 9am-11am
Check back for more dates!
For additional information please visit ccnfeeds.org.
Please note: Our facility is currently closed to the public so you must attend one of the dates listed above to receive food.
Additional pet food donations are greatly appreciated and can be left at the shelter front doors, preferably before 1pm so they can be retrieved by staff. Thank you for always helping when it's needed most!