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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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Featured Pet Of The Week


I'm a friendly girl who is starved for attention.
Please play with me and love me.
I enjoy learning new things and food motivates me to learn.
I will need someone that is prepared for my young, 1-year-old energy.
I enjoy going for long walks or even runs.
A large fenced yard to run in and explore would be great too.
I'm a bit too focused on cats and the shelter cats agree that I may be a threat.
I'm a Boxer mix who weighs 38 lbs.

5/24 W 3rd St.


This discount does not apply to cats who have already been spayed or neutered.
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More Pets Who Need Homes     Last updated  2017-06-24

"FLYNN" - Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever mix PUPPY
9-12 months   Male

I'm a big, friendly boy who loves to play! My favorite toy is a big tug rope toy.

I'm recovering from a hurt paw/leg, but it doesn't stop me from wanting to run and jump and play. I'm a big lover.


"TRUDY" - Mountain Cur mix
1 year   Female 41 lbs.

I'm a sweet, friendly girl who loves people.
I especially love small children.
I will be a great companion for someone looking for a best friend and would be well-suited as a jogging partner.
I enjoy having fun and being active outside. I especially enjoy smelling all the smells.
I get along with most other dogs. However, if they don't like me, I will defend myself.
No cats or other small animals in my new family please as I want to hunt them.
I do have a hound bark (uhm, bay) so make sure the neighbors don't mind.
I was hesitant about new experiences when I first came to the shelter, so it may take me a day or two at my new home also.

5/30 Route 250 West wearing an invisible fence collar

WINONA" - Labrador Retriever mix PUPPY
9-12 months   Female 40 lbs.

I was found in the Walmart parking lot.
I would make a great greeter as I'm really friendly.
I'm a calm girl for being so young.
I have a beautiful, deep chocolate coat.

6/19 Walmart in Madison

"ROSIE"--Shar Pei mix
   Female 72 lbs.

I'm a beautiful lady looking for reassurance.
I'm very easy to handle as I walk well on leash.
I appear to be a gentle gal with a calm demeanor.
I'm unsure of my surroundings and still settling in.

6/22 Route 356

"TROY" - mixed breed *SPECIAL NEEDS*
3-5 yrs   Male 45 lbs

I'm going to need some major TLC. I'm underweight, have severely outgrown nails, and a bad skin infection.

I'm very calm and well-behaved and thankfully, I can still walk even though my nails are curling and in the way.

6/19 Hanover-Saluda Rd

7-9 years   Female 55 lbs

I have a great personality.
I'm a friendly lady that loves everyone.
I love young and old, big and small, male and female...everyone!
I am a nice mix of breeds...Labrador Retriever for my personality, German Shepherd for my brown and black fur color, and maybe Spaniel for the beautiful ticking on my neck and chest.
I like other dogs, though I would prefer calmer housemates.
I want only so much energetic play before I want other dogs to leave me alone.
I am fine with cats.
The shelter staff have found that I want to be with people so much that I will come looking for someone.
I was adopted and I damaged the house trying to get out. I also tried to escape a few times.
At the shelter I climbed out one kennel, squeezed out another kennel, and also slipped my collar.
I am fine if someone is with me, but do not leave me in the yard alone because I will leave and look for some company.

**I'm heartworm positive and ehrlicia positive. I will need treatment for both.**



ALL CATS & KITTENS ARE $45 OFF courtesy of the Jefferson County Humane Society.
This discount does not apply to cats who have already been spayed or neutered.

"CONNER"--Brown Tabby with White Short-Hair
1-3 years   Male

I'm a handsome big boy.
I look very soft to cuddle.
I may need a few days getting used to my new surroundings before I'm ready though.

6/21 Chicken Run Rd.

"DEMI MEOWER"--Brown Tabby Short-Hair
1-3 years   Female

6/2 Fairmount Dr.

"DOTTIE" - White & Gray Short-Hair - SPAYED
3-5 years   Female

I'm a sweet & affectionate gal.
I love everyone that I meet!
I was a good mama to a litter of kittens and even fostered a couple more.
But now I'm ready for my furever home (the kittens are also available).
I do not like dogs and will do everything I can to get away from them.
If the dog corners me I will attack them.
I do okay with other cats if they leave me alone.
I do not like unneutered male cats. I don't want to become a mommy again!

**I'm SPAYED and up-to-date on vaccinations. My adoption fee is $45.**

"FOIL"--Buff Tabby and White Short-Hair - NEUTERED
3-5 years   Male

I'm a very laid-back kitty who keeps to myself most of the time.
I do enjoy being petted, but will wait for you to initiate the loving.
I'm good with other cats as I'm used to being with them.
You see, my two brothers and I came here because our owner passed away.
My brothers have been adopted and I'd really love a new home too.
I'm okay with dogs in my new family, but they need to leave me alone.
I don't want to be a small child's cat. I don't like to be picked up and carried around.

**I'm NEUTERED and up-to-date on vaccinations. My adoption fee is $45.**

"FLOYD"--Black Short-Hair
1-3 years   Male

I'm a friendly fellow who will come for loving attention.
The sound of dogs made me a bit nervous when it was time for a picture, so I just stayed in my cage.
I look like I've been beaten up a few times, I might be nervous of dogs for good reason.

6/21 Chicken Run Rd.

"GENGHIS CAT"--Brown Tabby Short-Hair
3-5 years   Male

I have a beautiful, golden-brown coat.
I'm not a happy camper right now and need a few days to be ready for interaction with people.

6/21 Green Hills Dr.

"HARRY"--Orange Tabby with White Short-Hair
3-5 years   Male

I am an affectionate, big guy with a dopey, fun-loving personality.
I would like to be an inside-only cat as I tend to roam.
I get along with other cats and dogs.

5/24 Meridian St.

"WHISPURR"--Tabico Short-Hair
1-3 years   Female

I'm still settling in.
The shelter is a new experience for me.

6/21 Cameron Ct.

"WILSON"--Brown Tabby with White Long-Hair
3-5 years   Male

Yes, I'm sad to be here. I'd rather be at home.
I'll greet you at my kennel door and let you stroke my long fur.
I appear to be a very loving boy.

6/22 Wilson Ave.

"ZENA" - Short-hair Calico
2-3 yrs   Female

I'm a friendly girl who loves a good ear and chin scratch.

6/16 Wilson Ave.

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!

8-10 weeks   Male

I'm here with my brothers Mr. Meowgi and David Meowie.


"DAVID MEOWIE"--Light Gray Tabby Short-Hair KITTEN
8-10 weeks   Male

I'm here with my brothers Catrick Swayze and Mr. Meowgi.


"CATSY CLINE" - Short-hair Gray KITTEN
8-10 wks   Female

6/19 November St-Hanover

8-10 wks   Female

6/19 November St.-Hanover

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.




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.

Support the Jefferson County Animal Shelter   

Get the Cell Phone App at and "Take Your Walk for a Dog" every day.

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!

Click on the Download on the App Store button at the top of the page at, install the free App, and start "Taking your Walk for a Dog" every day.

NOT available for adoption   

You'll find me literally hanging out in the front lobby or in the shelter director's office (I'm her kitty).
I have a silly personality and you'll find me about anywhere.
Sometimes I'll be taking a nap on the floor and you'll have to step around me.
Sometimes I'll be visiting with the other cats & kittens....usually playing with them through the top of their cages.
And sometimes I'll be "helping" at the desk.



"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.


(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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