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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
  Latest Shelter News
Featured Pet Of The Week

My name is "SASSAFRAS".

I'm a very affectionate boy with a laid-back personality.
I'm looking for an indoor only home that will pamper me and take care of my long fur.
I came in to the shelter with very matted fur, so I had to be shaved naked.
I look like two different cats made into one right now!
Don't worry, my long, beautiful brown Tabby fur will grow back.
I'm so happy to be free of those mats. I absolutely love to get petted and scratched.
I'm a 3- to 5-year-old who is good with other cats and very cautious around dogs.
Though I'm laid-back, I don't like to be carried around. So, a family with young children is not a good fit.

**I'm NEUTERED. My adoption fee is $45 plus the cost of my rabies vaccination.**

5/8 Cherry Trace

I'm "HAZEL".

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'm a great mix of breeds...Labrador Retriever for my personality, German Shepherd for my 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'm 5-7 years old and I want only so much energetic play before I want other dogs to leave me alone.
I'm fine with cats.
The shelter staff have found that I want to be with people so much that I'll come looking for someone.
At the shelter that means I can be an escape artist.
I climbed out one kennel, squeezed out another kennel, and also slipped my collar.
I'm fine if you're with me, but don't leave me in the yard alone because I will leave and look for you.

5/4 Polk Rd wearing a collar
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More Pets Who Need Homes     Last updated  2017-05-25

"BU"-- Rest In Peace

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.

"TOLLER"-Pit Bull Terrier mix
1 year   Male 49 lbs

I'm a sweet boy with a great smile.
I'm just 1-year-old and still very much a puppy.
I'm a bit unsure of myself since the shelter is new to me.
I'll open up and become a playful pup once I'm comfortable. Then you'll see that great smile of mine.
I'm cautious with men. Some men I love and some men make me nervous.
I have flea dermatitis - that's a flea allergy. I'll need to be on flea preventative to make sure I don't get itchy.
p.s. No chickens in my new family please, unless they're for my dinner.

4/27 Tull Rd

"CICI MARIE" - Beagle/Pit Bull mix PUPPY
Female   10 months 33 lbs

I'm a friendly and well-behaved girl with a big smile. I sit nicely for my leash and I don't seem to jump on people...I just wiggle with excitement!

I am up to date on my rabies vaccination.


"MARK" - German Shepherd - ADOPTION PENDING
2-3 yrs   Male 84 lbs

5/22 421

"TAPANGA"--Boxer mix
1 year   Female 38 lbs

My owner has been contacted.
I'm brindle.

5/24 W 3rd st

Part-Time Position Available   

The shelter is accepting resumes for a part-time position.
Resumes may be dropped off at the shelter, e-mailed to or faxed to 812-265-7603.
This position starts at $9 an hour.
Typically this position is 2 days during the work week, every 3rd weekend, and filling in when other staff members take time off.
Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and be able to pass a State of Indiana background check.
Candidates will be required to do all things shelter related, e.g. cleaning kennels, bathing animals, vaccinating, paperwork, dealing with the public, answering phones, examining animals and adoptions.
Please contact the shelter for more details.

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.

"DOTTIE" - Short-Haired White & Gray
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!

"FOIL"--Buff Tabby & White Short-Hair - ADOPTION PENDING
3-5 years   Male

I'm a very laid-back cat 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.


"FRANKIE"--Black Short-Hair
9-11 months   Male

I'm a sweet boy with big, beautiful eyes!

5/11 Skyline Dr.

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

5/24 Meridian st.

"SOMOA"--Siamese/BrownTabby Short-Hair
1-3 years   Female

I'm going to need a few days to adjust. Right now I'm not happy and don't want people to touch me or pick me up.
I do enjoy being petted and loved....just not right now.
I have gorgeous blue eyes and an unique coat.

5/18 Village Dr at Storage Express

"FRICK" - Short- Hair Muted Torti
1-3 yrs   Female

I will be available for adoption soon. I'm still nursing a few kittens. I've been a really good mommy and am looking forward to some "me" time with a forever family.

5/16 Meadow Ln, Madison

"FRACK" - Short-haired Torti
1-3 yrs   Female

I'm almost ready to find a forever home! I'm still nursing a few kittens, but then I'm looking for a new best friend.

5/16 Meadow Ln, Madison

"LEO" - Short-haired Orange Tabby w/ White KITTEN
8 wks   Male

"ARIES" - Short-haired Tabby w/ White KITTEN
8 wks   Male

"TAURUS" - Short-haired Gray Tabby w/ White KITTEN
8 wks   Male

"KIPPER"--Black Medium-Hair KITTEN
12-14 weeks   Female

5/24 Ann Trace

10 weeks   2 males, 2 females

Cheeto and Cheddar are male, orange Tabbys.
Ginge and Honey are female, orange Tabbys with white.

5/24 Jones Rd

"PILOT"--Black & White Long-Hair KITTEN
8-10 weeks   Male





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.

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!

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.


(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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