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Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter


After you select your new pet from the list below, please contact us immediately!

Phone 812-273-1788
Location 2727 Hannah Drive
Madison, IN
Hours Mon, Thurs, Friday --12-5 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wed 1-7 pm
Sat 12-4; Sun 12--3
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Effective SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th through SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th, the shelter will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY due to staff training.
Please call the shelter at 812-273-1788, or email us at to schedule an appointment.
Thank you for your patience!
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More Pets Who Need Homes     Last updated  2018-08-16

"MADRA" - Boxer
1-3 yrs   Female 47 lbs

I'm a real sweet girl who loves attention.
I'll be very excited to meet you, so please take me out of my kennel and take the time to get to know me.
You'll find that I listen to you and take instructions well.
Don't worry about my bark, I've been told it scares people away. But I'm all bark and no bite.
I don't like cats, so I need a home without cats.
I'm pretty good with other dogs, but the staff wants me to meet other dogs in my household just to double check before I go home.
I had just finished nursing puppies when I came to the shelter, so you may notice that I'm still getting my girlish figure back.

7/3 Michigan Rd.

"ACE" - American Pitbull Terrier *NEUTERED*
3-5 yrs   Male 77 lbs

I'm a very good boy with great manners. I know sit, down, and stay. I walk nicely on a leash.

I do not like cats, though, so I need a home without them.
I also can be reactive to other dogs. so no other dogs in my family either.
I definitely need to be on leash when not in a securely fenced yard.

Since I'm already neutered, my adoption fee is just $45 plus the cost of my rabies vaccination at the vet of your choice.

"HERO" - Hound mix
1-2 yrs   Male 55 lbs

I'm slow to trust, but I want affection so badly, I'm willing to take the chance. Once I trust you, my silly and sweet personality really comes out.

8/8 Reed Rd.

"RANGER" - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen mix
1-2 yrs   Male 34 lbs

Sweet and eager to please...he loves treats and he learns quickly. Should be pretty easy to train!

Currently still a little unsure, so he's a nervous pee-er when you first get him out of his kennel. He warms up pretty quickly, though, and he loves attention, so this should be easier to overcome once he's in a stable and loving home.

8/15 500 N

"BASY" - Labrador Retriever mix
1 yr   Male 50 lbs

Very timid right now, but very smart! He knows "sit" and is attentive. He likes treats and loves to get attention. Take your time to get to know this young boy and you'll find yourself a forever friend!

8/15 Hatcher Hill


All cats and kittens are $45 off their adoption and spay/neuter fee courtesy of the Jefferson County Humane Society and the shelter.

Cats who are already spay/neutered are $45 to adopt and not part of the special.

"DUSTI" - Short-Hair Tabico
3 yrs   Female 10 lbs

8/1 River Bottom Rd, Hanover

"ELIZA" - Short-Hair Tabby w/ White
1 yr   Female

Aren't I pretty?
I was a good mom to my babies and they have just been weaned. I'm ready for my forever home where I can relax in the window or next to you in the easy chair. And no more babies!! Boy, they were a lot of work!

5/16 Skyline Dr

"LILLY" - Short-hair Tabico
3-5 yrs   Female

A little shy at first, but this girl loves people and will seek affection.

8/15 E. State St.

"NYX"--Tabico (Calico/Tabby) Short-Hair *SPAYED*
1 year   Female

Take me out of my cage and you'll find out that I LOVE TO CUDDLE.
I'm a calm kitty who is not much into playing with toys.
What I really want is to be someone's best friend and companion.
I'm a friendly, young girl with loooong whiskers and big round eyes.
I showed my true colors as a mom.
Even though I'm barely 1-year-old, I came in with two kittens and helped to nurse a third.
FYI, my name is pronounced 'nicks'.

**I am already SPAYED and I have had my rabies vaccination...this means I'm just $45 TOTAL TO ADOPT!**

6/1 Telegraph Hill

"PUDDIN"--Dilute Calico Short-Hair *SPAYED*
5-7 years   Female

**I'm SPAYED and up-to-date on my rabies vaccine, so I'm just $45 TO ADOPT!**

6/12 Route 256 near Kent Mercantile.

"QUEENIE" - Short-Hair Calico *SPAYED*
3 yrs   Female

I'm an affectionate and loving girl.
You can tell from my 2nd picture as I'm rubbing up against a blanket the way I'll rub against you.

**I am already SPAYED and I have had my rabies vaccination...this means I'm just $45 TOTAL TO ADOPT!**

7/26 Walnut St, Madison

You Can Help Everytime You Shop

The Jefferson County Animal Shelter is now part of the Kroger rewards program.
To participate, register your Kroger card at and enter NPO number 63224.

"AADI" - Short-hair Black KITTEN *NEUTERED*
born 3/22/18   Male

I'm 4 months old now and I'd really love a home of my own. I have shiny & silky soft fur and I really like to have you pet me. I also love to explore, especially when I get time out of my kennel. Will you give me a forever home to explore and a family to love?

**I am already NEUTERED and I have had my rabies vaccination...this means I'm just $45 TOTAL TO ADOPT!**

"BEAUTY" - Medium-hair Black KITTEN
8-12 wks   Female 4 lbs

Starts to purr as soon as you open her kennel door. She loves people and likes to explore.

8/13 Hickory Dr. Hanover

"BETSY" - Short-Hair Black w/ White KITTEN
8-10 weeks   Female

7/3 Ramsey Creek area

"BRIGHT" - Short-Hair Black KITTEN
8-10 wks   Male

7/3 Ramsey Creek

"BRIE" - Short-Hair Black & White KITTEN
6-8 wks   Female

6/29 downtown Madison.

"FIGARO" - Short-hair Tabby KITTEN *NEUTERED*
3-4 months   Male

**I am already NEUTERED and I have had my rabies vaccination...this means I'm just $45 TOTAL TO ADOPT!**


"FLORA" - Short-hair Tabby KITTEN
4-5 months   Female

"FRISCO" - Short-hair Tabby KITTEN *NEUTERED*
4-5 months   Male

**I am already NEUTERED and I have had my rabies vaccination...this means I'm just $45 TOTAL TO ADOPT!**

"FRITZ" - Short-hair Tabby KITTEN *NEUTERED*
4-5 months   Male

I love to PLAY!
I have a lot of kitten energy and playfulness.
I also like to climb up to high places.
At this point in my life, I'd rather be active than be held.

**I am already NEUTERED and I have had my rabies vaccination...this means I'm just $45 TOTAL TO ADOPT!**

"GALAXY" - Short-Hair Black KITTEN
6-8 wks   Male

6/20 Woodside

"JEFF" - Short-Hair Orange KITTEN
14-16 wks   Male

6/18 Hillcrest

"JORDI" - Long-Hair Black KITTEN
6-8 wks   Male

I'm here with my brothers!

6/5 Elkhurst

"KENT" - Brown Tabby KITTEN
6-8 wks   Male

I'm also called sweety since I'm a loving KITTEN.
I'm a little guy who enjoys sitting on shoulders and purring with joy.
I'm a calm, brown Tabby with distinctive stripes who came to the shelter all by my lonesome.
I sure look forward to having a family!

6/26 Kent area

"LUNAR" - Short-hair Black & White KITTEN
6-8 wks   Male

"MISTY" - Black & White KITTEN
8-10 wks   Female

7/12 Jefferson St at Walnut

"MUTT" - Short-Hair Black KITTEN
14-16 wks   Male

6/18 Hillcrest

"NYCOLE" - Short-Hair Tabby KITTEN
5-6 wks   Female

I was found with my sister and mama.

6/1 Telegraph

"NYTA" - Short-Hair Black KITTEN
5-6 wks   Female

I'm here with my sister and mama.

6/1 Telegraph

"PAYTON"--White with Orange Tabby Patches Short-Hair KITTEN
4-5 months   Male

I'm a curious little guy.

6/12 Route 256 near Kent Mercantile

"PEBBLES"--Brown Tabby Short-Hair KITTEN
4-5 months   Male

I have distinctive stripes.

6/12 Route 256 near Kent Mercantile

"PENNY"--Calico Short-Hair KITTEN
4-5 months   Female

6/12 Route 256 near Kent Mercantile

"STAR" - Short-hair Black KITTEN
6-8 wks   Female

I have a white "star" on my chest!

"STELLA" - Short-hair Black & White KITTEN
6-8 wks   Female

"TAMMI" - Short-hair Black & White KITTEN *SPAYED*
8 wks (born at shelter)   Female

I look a lot like my brothers, Ted & Thomas!

**I am already SPAYED and I have had my rabies vaccination...this means I'm just $45 TOTAL TO ADOPT!**

"TERRI" - Short-hair Gray/Brown with White Tabby KITTEN *SPAYED*
8 wks (born at shelter)   Female

I'm super energetic and playful! I'm also very curious.

**I am already SPAYED and I have had my rabies vaccination...this means I'm just $45 TOTAL TO ADOPT!**

"THOMAS" - Short-hair Black & White KITTEN
8 wks (born at shelter)   Male

I'm the black & white boy with the white-tipped tail. You can see that in my second photo.

"TRACY" - Short-hair Black with White Tabby KITTEN *SPAYED*
8 wks (born at shelter)   Female

**I am already SPAYED and I have had my rabies vaccination...this means I'm just $45 TOTAL TO ADOPT!**

1-2 yrs   Female

I was found with litter of 6 kittens!

I will be ready for a new home after my kittens are weaned.

8/8 Michigan Rd.

Donate Steel and Aluminum Cans   

Not only can you donate aluminum cans for recycling, you can now DONATE STEEL CANS too!
All we ask is that you rinse out the steel cans really well (we don't want to encourage not-so-adoptable critters to hang out around the shelter) and place them in a separate bag from the aluminum cans.
Drop both types of cans (remember, in separate bags) in the large labeled bin that is on the east side of the shelter - that's to your left when facing the shelter's front door.
Thanks for helping with our four-legged friends' medical needs!




Dog Collars--Medium-sized collars are the most used. Hatfield Control Collars (available at Walmart) are a favorite. Otherwise metal clasps are preferred for strength.
Leashes--strong leashes are preferred.
Toys--Especially strong dog toys like Kong, Orka, Nylabones. And feathered toys for the cats.
Kitty Litter--basic clay, not the more expensive scoopable or clumping
Food--Dog/Puppy & Cat/Kitten dry or canned food.
Dawn Dish Soap - the original kind
Tweezers--with strong points
Paper Towels
Aluminum Cans for Recycling--the money is used for the shelter animal medical fund.
Gas Gift Cards--Helps to offset costs of transferring unadopted pets to other adoption agencies.
Money--always useful for medical needs for injured/sick pets, spaying & neutering, supplies, building updates & maintenance.

DOC *not available for adoption*

I'm the new King of the Shelter. You will find me roaming the lobby and helping to welcome people and pets to our shelter.

Sometimes you'll find me snoozing in my cozy bed on the counter...I love a good massage, so feel free to spoil me!

I'm a laid back guy, so I'm pretty good at putting people and pets at ease. I'm also helping to "cat-test" other animals.

Support the Jefferson County Animal Shelter   

Get the Walk for a Dog cell phone app at Google Play or the Apple App Store.
We're listed as the Madison-Jefferson Animal Shelter.

Support the shelter simply by walking your dog. Use the App each time you grab for the leash. It's healthy for you, your dog, and the homeless pets in the shelter.

After you download the app onto your phone, take the phone with you when you walk your dog(s). Simply press the start button and the app will keep track of all your walks. For every mile you walk, a donation is made to us. Easy!

You can find more info at



"BU", our shelter cat, went across the rainbow bridge Monday May 22 from cancer.
Bu greeted visitors with love and playfulness, helped at the front desk with paperwork,
let the incoming pets know it was going to be okay, and tested the dogs for cat-friendliness.
But most of all Bu was friend, family & coworker to shelter employees and volunteers.
Bu is short for Shinobu which means to endure.
He will be missed and will endure in our hearts!
Bu was 17 years old.

Cash or Credit/Debit Card Only   

(prices vary by veterinary clinic)

Unaltered Animal = $25 Adoption Fee + prepayment of spay/neuter & rabies vaccination.
Altered Animal = $45 Adoption Fee + rabies vaccination fee

Minimum $30 - Maximum $50
*Owners must show proof of rabies vaccination within 10 days

Over 12 weeks = $15 + proof of current rabies vaccination
Litter of 3 or less, under 12 weeks = $20
Litter of 4 or more, under 12 weeks = $25
*No aggressive or obviously ill animals will be accepted into the shelter. All litters must be weaned.

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