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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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The shelter is in need of canned cat food.
We could also use basic, cheap, clay cat litter.
We do not need newspapers at this time - we are appreciative, but we have ran out of storage space.

My name is "KISHA".

I'm a laid-back and loving gal who will make a great friend.
I'm a sweetheart who will jump up and give you kisses.
I love to go for walks and I also love to play ball.
I'm still learning to bring the balls back, but I sure love chasing them.
I'm a happy 1- to 2-year-old girl and I will share my joy with everyone.
I also get along with other dogs and cats.
Any training should go well as I enjoy getting special treats.
I'm a brindle and white, Boxer/Pitbull Terrier mix who weighs 45 lbs.

6/27 Windridge Dr at Presidential Estates

I'm King "BAHIJ".

I'm a beautiful Siamese and I want a home where I rule.
I'm looking for a home with a high perch where I can lay and survey my kingdom.
I'll come to you for attention, but when I want to.
I love to play, but don't carry me around.
I don't like other cats, but will co-exist with them if they leave me alone.
I don't like dogs, period.
I'm a 1- to 3-year-old, male Blue Point.

6/28 First 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  2017-07-23

"KANE"--Pit Bull Terrier - NEUTERED
2 years   Male 70 lbs.

I've got lots of joie de vivre...that means I'm a happy boy.
I'm a lap dog at heart and want love & attention.
I'm a smart boy and already know sit and shake.
I do need more training to learn how to walk nicely on leash, especially since I'm a strong guy.
I'm good with kids.
I must meet any other dogs that will be in my family.

**I'm NEUTERED and up-to-date on vaccinations.**


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

I'm a sweet, personable girl who loves people.
I will be a great companion for someone looking for a best friend.
I'll enjoy having fun and being active outside once I'm used to my surroundings.
When I was outside the shelter today, I was a bit skittish at the gun fire from the nearby gun range and at the loud trucks going down the street. So, I may need to be introduced slowly to your neighborhood's noises.
I do have a hound bark (uhm, bay) so make sure the neighbors don't mind.
I like to guard my food so it doesn't get taken.
I will need to be kept away from children and other pets when I eat.
I would like to meet your other dogs before you take me home.
I will need a home without cats or other small animals.


"ROSIE" -- Shar Pei mix - SPECIAL NEEDS
8 years   Female 72 lbs.

I'm a beautiful lady looking for reassurance and love.
I'm a gentle gal with a calm demeanor.
I'm very easy to handle as I'm well-trained.
I walk well on leash and follow your lead.
I'll be a wonderful companion for someone looking for a loving and easy-going friend.
I'm friendly with everyone including cats and other dogs.
I'm 8-years-old and am considered SPECIAL NEEDS because I've had two seizures while at the shelter.
I'm hoping a family will see beyond my age and my potential medical problem to all the love and companionship I will give.
The vet said my seizures could be a one-time thing and that I don't need diagnostic tests and medication yet.
But it will be best to check in with your vet and discuss how to monitor me.
I also have an angel willing to help with my medical care if it is needed.

6/22 Route 356

"CONAN"--Great Pyrenees
1-3 years   Male 72 lbs

I'm really scared here and lean against you for reassurance.
I seem to be a sweet dog that looks to people.
I'm not suitable for livestock guarding as I've attacked goats and cats.
I may need to be an only dog in the family too.
Animal Control has been trying to catch me for awhile.
I was first seen with Brady, another Great Pyrenees that was at the shelter a few days ago.

7/12 Brooksburg-Manville Rd

"BRADY" - Great Pyrenees
5-7 years   Male 92 lbs

I'm a loving guy that gives great hugs.
I listen intently to you and try to do what you want me to.
I'm microchipped, but it's not registered to my current owner.
I may need a home where I'm an only pet.
I would not be good as a working dog as I don't herd...I will go after goats and other animals.


"BETTY" -- Beagle Mix
5-7 years   Female 38 lbs.

Do you know where I belong?
I was found on 450 West running with Boop.
The shelter is DESPERATELY trying to find my owner.
I require medical surgery on my eye. I am on medication for the pain, but an owner needs to make any further medical decisions.

7/17 450 West

"BOOP" --Beagle Mix
5-7 years   Female 34 lbs.

I'm white & brown.

7/18 925 N


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.

"CELINA" - Short-hair Tiger w/ white
1-3 yrs   Female

I'm a sweet girl who loves affection. I'm here with my three babies, but they're weaned, so we are looking for forever homes.

7/10 Madison Village

"CLEECLO"--Tuxedo (Black & White) Short-Hair
9-11 months   Female

I'm a bit shy since it's my first full day at the shelter.
Though, you can tell by the way I peek at you that I'm a friendly kitty.

*Update-I'm breaking out of my shell and have found that I just love people! I like a good ear & chin scratch.

7/12 Craigmont St

"JENNIFURR" -- Muted Calico Medium-Hair
2-3 years   Female

I was found at Arvin Sango.
I have a wound on my neck that needs time to heal.

6/30 Arvin Sango

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

Look at my pretty fur and the unique markings on my coat.
I'm such a beautiful kitty and I like to be admired.
I will come to you and put my head against you when I’m ready for affection.
I’m a sweet girl with lots of love to give my new humans.
I’m an independent gal that likes to do things on my own.
When I don’t feel like being loved on, you'll know because I’ll tense up.
I'll need someone willing to understand this and have patience until I learn that everything will be okay.
My ideal home would be a quiet place to call my own with people to love me when I ask.

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!

"ANGELICAT" -- Tabby Long-Haired KITTEN
3-4 months   Female

I'm here with my 5 siblings.

7/18 1400 W

12 wks   Female


"EMMA CATSON"--Tortoiseshell Short-Hair KITTEN
8-10 weeks   Female

Hairy Potter and Furmoine Granger are my littermates.

7/5 Spruce Lane

8-10 weeks   Female

Hairy Potter and Emma Catson are my littermates.

7/5 Spruce Lane

"JEFF"--Black Medium-Hair KITTEN
8-10 weeks   Male

7/7 N. Whippoorwill Rd.

"JUDD"--Orange Tabby Short-Hair KITTEN
12-14 weeks   Male

7/23 Route 62

"LEO DAFUZZY" -- Orange Short-Haired KITTEN
3-4 months   Male

I'm here with my 5 siblings.

7/18 1400 W

"LUCIFURR" -- Tabby Long-Haired KITTEN
3-4 months   Male

I'm here with my 5 siblings.

7/18 1400 W

"MADAM X" -- Orange & White Short-Haired KITTEN
3-4 months   Female

I'm here with my 5 siblings.

7/18 1400 W

"MEOWLY CYRUS"--Brown Tabby Short-Hair KITTEN
8-10 weeks   Female

7/5 Eagle Hollow Rd.

"PEPPER" -- Black & White Short-Haired KITTEN
8 weeks   Male

I'm here with my brother and three sisters.


"PICATSO" -- Black Short-Haired KITTEN
3-4 months   Male

I'm here with my 5 siblings.

7/18 1400 W

"PONGO" -- Black & White Short-Haired KITTEN
8 weeks   Female

I'm here with my two brothers and two sisters.


"RALPH S MEOWS" - Short-hair Black w/ White KITTEN
12 wks   Male


"SHAKESPAW" -- Orange & White Short-Haired KITTEN
3-4 months   Male

I'm here with my 5 siblings.

7/18 1400 W

"GENGHIS CAT"--Brown Tabby Short-Hair - NOT AVAILABLE
3-5 years   Male

I have a beautiful, golden-brown coat. Isn't it lovely?
I'm not a happy camper right now and need a few days to adjust so I can be ready for interaction with people.
I'm more of an independent guy and not too sociable.
I would more than likely be much happier in a nice, cozy barn than in a house.
Noises and people make me nervous, but I'd probably be great at catching mice!

6/21 Green Hills Dr.

"HALLEY PURRY"--Muted Calico Long-Hair *NOT AVAILABLE*
1-3 years   Female

I have beautiful long fur.
I'm still trying to decide if I like to be petted or not.

7/12 Big Doe Run Rd.

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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