The Isabella County Animal Control Facility including the Humane Animal Treatment Society are now closed until further notice for the health and safety of our community.
Animal control will still respond to emergencies. Please contact central dispatch at (989) 773-1000 if there is an animal related emergency. Intakes are also emergency only at this time.
Continue reading below for information on pet food assistance.
If you need to contact the Humane Animal Treatment Society, please email us at:
We hope to resume full services as soon as it is safe to do so!
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 and a drop in adoptions; 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.
Pets cannot become infected - It is not necessary to re-home or surrender your pets
Leading organizations have issued advisories saying there is no evidence at this time that companion animals can spread the COVID-19 virus and there is no evidence that companion animals can be infected. It is not necessary and not advised to re-home or surrender your pets. Instead, 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 encourage anyone in need to visit CCN for assistance. The food pantry is located at 1114 W High St, Mt. Pleasant, MI in the Strickler Nonprofit Center.
Upcoming disbursement days:
Saturday, April 4th 9am-12pm - HATS will be on site distributing pet food.
Wednesday, April 8th 2pm-6pm - Pending pet food availability.
Saturday, April 11th 9am-12-pm - Pending pet food availability.
Please note: HATS does not have pet food at the shelter to distribute at this time. Additional pet food donations are greatly appreciated and can be left at the shelter front doors, preferably before noon so they can be retrieved by staff. Thank you for always helping when it's needed most!