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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 "ASHES".

I'm an affectionate gal who loves to go for walks.
Being outside is my favorite thing so I can smell all the smells.
I just love to walk with my nose to the ground searching for the best scent.
I think I would enjoy hunting as I like to be active and working.
If you're not a hunter, I'd also enjoy being a watch dog.
I'll bark and let you know if someone is coming or something different is happening.
If you're looking for a companion and friend, I definitely enjoy a good cuddle.
Just remember I love to be outside and that neighbors will need to appreciate my vocal bark.
I struggle if I'm tied-out, so please don't confine me that way as I could injure myself.
I get along with other dogs. However, I will chase cats.
Food motivates me to learn new things, so that will help with any training you give me.
I'm a 3- to 5-year-old Plott Hound mix who weighs 64 lbs.

10/11 Tull Rd

My name is "CELINA".

I love to play! I especially love to chase things.
I'll provide hours of entertainment as you either play with me or watch me play.
I love to explore and be on the go; I don't like to be held and carried around.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a sweet girl who is loving and affectionate. It's just that playtime comes first.
I enjoy playing with children when they dangle toys for me.
I would be a good mouser, if you happen to need one.
I like other cats and I've learned to tolerate dogs since I've been at the shelter. But they need to leave me alone or I will go on the defensive.
My sleek features and bold, brown Tabby stripes make me look exotic.
I'm 1- to 3-years-old.

**I'm $45 OFF my adoption and spay fees courtesy of the Jefferson County Humane Society.**

7/10 Skyline Dr. in Madison Village
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More Pets Who Need Homes     Last updated  2017-10-16

"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 loving, best friend.
One-on-one time with my special people makes me wiggle all over.
I enjoy having fun and being active outside. I especially like to go for walks.
I'm only 1-year-old and still a puppy who has been patiently waiting for my furever home that is a good match for me.
I'm a great, medium-sized 40 lbs. and have a pretty chestnut coat with a docked tail.
I enjoy playing with other other dogs.
I like to guard my food so it doesn't get taken, so I will need to be kept away from children and other pets while I eat.
I, like most hounds, will need a home without cats or other small animals.
I also have a hound bay, so make sure the neighbors don't mind.
I've been here at the shelter for over 3 months and am getting depressed. Please help me find a home!


"ELVIRA"-Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) mix PUPPY
3-4 months   Female 25 lbs.

10/11 Woodside

"DRACULA"--Boxer mix PUPPY
9-11 months   Male 35 lbs.

I am still trying to adapt to being here at the shelter. When I came in I wasn't very trusting of people and the new environment. Now that I am getting more attention from humans I realize how fun having a new home where I get lots of attention would be. I wasn't used to consistent meals so now that I know I will be fed regularly I'm much calmer. I'm still young so I have a lot of puppy energy but with some training I'm sure I would catch on quick. I have a beautiful coat and enjoy being brushed and loved on. I have been around other dogs and seem to get along with them.I don't seem to have much interest in cats.

10/10 W Main St.

"HECTOR"--Golden Retriever mix
1-2 years   Male 48 lbs.


"MUMMY" - Basset mix
3-5 yrs   Female 27 lbs

I'm a friendly girl who was originally found in Switzerland County and brought here by mistake.

10/13 SR 129

"ZERO" - Shih Tsu mix
1-3 yrs   Male 12 lbs

I'm a sweet little guy. I'm friendly and calm and loved getting a bath!

10/16 Mill & Main, Madison

"PRICE"--Labrador Retriever/Boxer mix *NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE*
1-2 years   Male 43 lbs.

I'm a fun-loving, energetic young man.
I very much enjoy running! A jogging partner or someone who will play fetch with me is my dream owner.
I'm still very much a puppy and love attention.
Treats are one of my favorite things. That will make teaching me new commands or tricks easier.
Although I still have some of my puppy energy, I'm actually a pretty quiet guy and don't bark much.
I need to be introduced slowly to dogs that I don't know.
If they run up to me or come up quietly behind me, I get defensive.
If we're introduced calmly, I will be ready to play with a new friend.
I don't consider cats my friends, however. I'll need a home without cats.

8/22 Route 421 around 4000 block wearing a collar


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.

"BAHIJ"--Short-hair Siamese *NEUTERED*
1-3 yrs   Male

**I'm fixed, up-to-date on vaccinations, and even have a microchip. My adoption fee is $45.**


"MAGIC" - Short-hair Black
1-3 yrs   Male

9/11 Wilson Ave.

"MINX"--Brown Tabby Long-Hair - NEUTERED
1-3 years   Male

I'm handsome boy with long silky fur that has creamy undertones. I love to be near my people and walk around rubbing right into you.

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


"RILEY"--Orange Tabby - NEUTERED
5-6 years   Male 14 lbs.

I'm looking for a new home.

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


"SAMWELL" - Short-Hair Orange Tabby
1-3 yrs   Male

I've discovered that I love to have my ears scritched! This place isn't so scary after all...I even got new photos!

9/18 Ryker's Ridge

"TIFFANY"--Orange Tabby Short-Hair
1-3 years   Female

9/21 Taft Dr.

"ZEUS"--Brown Tabby Short-Hair
1-3 years   Male

It appears that I'm the perfect cat!
My space here is always neat and clean.
I'm very friendly and enjoy being picked up for love.
I'll gently purr my pleasure to you.
I'm a quiet boy who gets along with other cats.
I like to explore and look forward to getting to know my new home.
I have captivating green eyes.

**I'm $45 OFF my adoption and neuter fee courtesy of the Jefferson County Humane Society.**

9/7 Route 56

"ROSEMARY" - Gray Tabby Short-Hair and KITTENS
1-3 years   Female

My kittens are 6-8 weeks old.
Ripper is a male brown Tabby short-hair.
Reaper and Rasputin are male gray & white short-hairs.
Risika is a female black short-hair.
Rivera is a female gray short-hair.

10/10 Middlefork 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!

"ZAGNUT" - Short-hair Black & White KITTEN
8-10 wks   Male

I'm here with my brothers and sister.


"SKY" -- Black & White Short-Haired KITTEN
4 months   Female

I'm here with my two sisters.
We're scared and need time to adjust.


"SKELETON" - Short-Hair Tabby with White
1-3 yrs   Male

I have been hanging out in a garage, so I'm pretty dirty and very skinny. Now that I'm somewhere safe, I'm filling my tummy and will be getting a bath. I'm a real lover!!

10/16 Jefferson St.

"SHELDON" - Medium-hair Black KITTEN
3-6 months   Male

I'm the sweetest boy! I love to snuggle and purr. I will burrow right in to your neck/shoulder.

10/2 Hannah Dr

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

I'm here with my 5 siblings.

7/18 1400 W

"SABRINA" - Medium-Hair Black w/ white KITTEN
4-5 months   Female

It looks like I may have worn a collar for a while, so I hope my owners are looking for me.

I have a large white patch on my belly.

10/2 Wirt

"RAYNE" -- Tortishell Short-Haired KITTEN
4 months   Female

I'm here with my two sisters.
We're scared and need time to adjust.


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


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

I'm here with my 5 siblings.

7/18 1400 W

"MOONLIGHT" - Short-haired Tortoiseshell KITTEN
8 wks   Female

I'm here with my siblings.

10/9 Ohio Ave

"MEOWLY CYRUS"--Brown Tabby Short-Hair KITTEN
5-6 months   Female

I'm an energetic girl who is a favorite at the shelter because of my playfulness.
I love to run and play!
If you're looking for a lap cat, that's not least until I get a bit older.
I've been growing up in the shelter. I came here when I was 8-weeks-old.
I'm now a teenager who is definitely ready for a family and a real house to play in.

7/5 Eagle Hollow Rd.

"HAZEL"--Tortoiseshell Short-Hair KITTEN


"GOBLIN" - Short-hair Gray Tiger KITTEN
12-14 wks   Male

I'm sweet and cute, but I don't appear to like other cats. I have a loud purr and I like to snuggle.

I'm being treated for a sore paw.

10/16 Michigan Rd

"DRAX"--Gray Tabby Short-Hair KITTEN
4 months   Male

10/4 Ivy Tech Dr at Ivy Tech

"COBWEB"--Muted Calico Short-Hair KITTEN
12-14 weeks   Female

10/13 River Birch Dr.

"CINNAMON" - Short-haired Orange Tabby KITTEN
8 wks   Male

I'm here with my siblings. I look like my brother, Candy Corn, but I'm a bit darker.

10/9 Ohio Ave.

"CANDY CORN" - Short-haired Orange Tabby KITTEN
8 wks   Male

I'm here with my siblings. I look just like my brother, Cinnamon, but he's a little bit darker orange than I am.

10/9 Ohio Ave.

"VICTORIA" and "CHUCKY"-- Short-hair KITTENS
6 weeks   Female & Male

Victoria is the black female.
Chucky is the black & white male.

10/12 Brushy Fork 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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