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Ingham County Animal Shelter’s mobile adoption events successful

Kay Jones has been fostering Shorty for two months after seeing him living in her neighborhood for years.

(April 24, 2015):Imagine walking into a Lowe’s looking for supplies and coming out with a furry friend. It happens quite often at mobile adoption events put on by the Ingham County Animal Shelter.

“I have a saying when it comes to those kind of events,” said Larry Hagedorn, a volunteer with the animal shelter, “Yeah, I need a bunch of nails and I’ll take a puppy too.”


Koenigsknecht named new Ingham ISD superintendent

(Ingham ISDApril 27, 2015): The Ingham Intermediate School District has selected Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht to be the new superintendent. He will begin work July 1 after the retirement of current superintendent Stanley Kogut Jr. 

“I’m very excited and eager and honored to be selected as the next superintendent of Ingham ISD,” said Koenigsknecht. “They have an excellent reputation throughout the state for the services they provide to the 12 local school districts and public school academies that they serve. I am honored to be chosen and excited to get started.”


Ingham County Animal Shelter seeks a new home

(April 28, 2015): The Ingham County Animal Shelter, like many of the animals inside it, is looking for a new home.

“The building has basically exceeded its capacity and its useful life,” said Andrew Seltz, director of the animal shelter. “As we’ve gone and progressed as an organization. The building unfortunately hasn’t.”

The animals suffer the most from the old, dilapidated building. Lack of airflow often leads to illnesses circulating among the animals. Volunteer Roxann Wilkinson described it as a vicious cycle. As soon as some animals recover, they get sick all over again. Puppies and kittens are not kept for very long for fear that they could get sick.



Board of Commissioners recognizes MSU sexual assault program

SA MSU(March 30, 2015): The Ingham County Board of Commissioners formally recognized the 35th anniversary of Michigan State’s sexual assault awareness program during its March 24 meeting.

Board member Penelope Tsernoglou presented the recognition to Lauren Allswede, a therapist with the program, and gave her a framed copy of the resolution.

“I’ve heard really great things about it from the community, and we just wanted to recognize their anniversary,” said Tsernoglou. “I know they’ve been a big part of the MSU community and that a lot of other places don’t have programs like this, so we’re very fortunate to have this program.”



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