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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

The race is Saturday, April 1 at 8 a.m.

The registration fee is $25.
All proceeds benefit the shelter's building fund.

Registration forms can be picked up at the shelter or copied at our Facebook page "Jefferson County Animal Shelter - Madison, Indiana".
Please make your $25 check out to JCAS Building Fund.

Dogs are welcome to join the fun with proof of rabies vaccination.

T-shirts are not guaranteed since we're so close to race time.
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More Pets Who Need Homes     Last updated  2017-03-25

"TASHA"--Shar Pei mix
7-8 year   Female 48 lbs.

I'm an affectionate lady who is looking for a best friend.
I'm pretty quiet and reserved, however spend some time with me and I perk up quite a bit once I warm up to you.
I'm well-behaved and seem to even be house-trained.
I have a yeast skin infection that is being treated. Skin infections are common for a Shar Pei.
I request an owner that will take care of me so my skin doesn't get this way again.
The vet says the infection is probably from a food allergy and to be prepared to feed me special food that is more expensive than typical dog food.
I'm a beautiful chocolate color.

2/16 Route 62 at King's Daughters' Hospital

"FARAH"--Labrador Retriever mix PUPPY
10-12 weeks   Female 11 lbs.

3/20 Clifty Dr at Monty's Car Clinic

"SCREWBALL"--Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier mix PUPPY
6-9 months   Male 48 lbs.

Okay, I'll admit it....I'm a handful.
But I'm worth it.
I'm such a friendly, happy young boy. I'll make you laugh with my exuberance.
I absolutely love to be with you.
I'm responsive and attentive to you, so we'll both enjoy the training that I need.
Don't be surprised when I grab my leash and play tug of war with you.
I'm a puppy with lots of goofy & bouncy energy.

3/23 corner of West and 1st St.

"BILL"--Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix - ADOPTION PENDING
7-10 years   Male 14 lbs.

I'm a friendly & happy little guy.
You won't believe that I'm a senior with my energy level.
I'm a handsome gentleman. I look white in my pictures, but I have patches of light fawn on my body.
I currently don't like having my ears or face touched. So no young children please in my new family.
I get to go to the doctor and have my ears cleaned. They're hoping I'll be more easy-going about my ears after that.

3/23 Route 7 near The Jennings County line

"SHEILA"--German Shepherd mix - ADOPTION PENDING
1 year   Female 52 lbs.

I'm getting really bored at the shelter and sometimes you'll literally find me bouncing off the walls. I really need a home soon where I can run & play and be the sweet girl that I am.

I'm a friendly and happy-go-lucky gal.
I'm still a puppy and like to have fun.
You'll enjoy sharing in the fun.
I'll need exercise to run off the wiggles I get.
I look forward to basic obedience training and the treats you'll give me while being trained.
I had a skin infection when I came to the shelter. I'm all better now!
The vet wants you to keep using a medicated shampoo to give me a bath until my hair all grows back in.

1/31 Audubon Park

"WHITNEY"--Pit Bull Terrier mix - NOT AVAILABLE
1-3 years   Female 57 lbs

I'm not available at this time.

I'm a super sweet and friendly girl.
You might not notice this when walking by my kennel run because I tend to be aloof & stand-offish behind my door.
But, open my door and rub my back. I'll wiggle all over and go belly up for tummy rubs.
I love, love, love to be petted and loved on!
Watch out for that tail, though...I get so happy that it becomes dangerous, lol.
I enjoy body contact and will lean on you. I'll even crawl on your lap if you let me.
I will gently wrestle with you during playtime, though I can get a little mouthy when I play.
You'll know when I'm enjoying myself because I'll squeal with excitement. I'll try to talk to you at other times too.
I don't like cats. Other dogs are okay though.
Small children might have trouble with me because I love to rub my body all over you and would easily knock over a child without meaning, that wagging tail is right at toddler height.
I'm khaki-colored (in some lights I'm chocolate, in other lights I'm blue-gray).

2/21 Meadowside Court wearing a collar

Announcing a new way to HELP WITH OUR MEDICAL FUND:
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!

"CHLOE"--Brown Tabby Short-Hair
1-2 years   Female

I'll purr from the moment you pick me up.
I'm a loving girl who will enjoy exploring my new home.

3/13 Route 256

"JUSTICE"--White with Brown Tabby

3/24 Main St. at City Hall

"MELODY"--Tabico (Tabby/Calico) Short-Hair
3-5 years   Female 9 lbs.

3/20 Adams Dr

"PEACHES"--Muted Tabico (Tabby/Calico mix) Short-Hair
1-3 years   Female

I like to be in motion.
So, while I enjoy being petted, don't expect me to curl up on your lap.
I'll be curling around your arms or legs, rubbing against you, and showing you where my favorite spots to be petted are.

3/9 Walnut St.

"SISSY"--Black Short-Hair
1 year   Female 8 lbs

I'm a very playful gal who will entertain you with my antics.
I'm curious and enjoying exploring new things.
I like to be independent and am pretty self-sufficient.
I don't like being caged here at the shelter.
I can be a bit fussy with the other cats, possibly because I'm frustrated at being in a cage.

1/3 Geyman Hill

"TIPPY"--White & Black Short-Hair
1-3 years   Female

3/23 Michigan Rd.

"VIOLET"--Black Short-Hair
2-3 years   Female

I have beautiful eyes.
I enjoy attention and being petted.

3/6 Logans Port Dr.

"WIGGLES" - Black Medium-Hair - ON HOLD
1 yr   Female 5 lbs

I'm a talking and I love to have my ears scratched. I'm not very happy about all these noisy dogs around here...they make me nervous.

2/6 Main 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.




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.

NOT available for adoption   

I hang out here and make sure things go smoothly.
I get my head scratches.
I get kitty treats.
I get loved on.
I love to help fill out paperwork!
I also try to re-assure all of the new residents, and let them know they are going to be safe & warm now.


(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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