Animal Care and Control

Ionia board OKs animal shelter surrender fee hike

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposal by the Animal Care and Control director to raise surrender fees to help cover rising costs of preparing animals for adoption.

Director Carly Quinn told commissioners that the price increase is something she has wanted to do since she started in her position, as the cost of $5 to surrender an animal to the animal shelter hasn’t changed in at least 10 years.