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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 "DANNA",

I'm going to need a very special person to adopt me!
I'm partially blind and will need someone with patience to guide me through learning my new home and routine.
This will include how to get around, where to sleep, eat, and potty. I'm trained to use pads when I need to go potty in the house.
I need to feel safe and be comfortable with my adopter, otherwise I try to protect myself.
The vet said that I'm completely blind in one eye due to an advanced cataract and partially blind in the other eye due to a minor cataract.
I am a sweet girl when I'm not feeling lost and threatened.
Ask to see me when the shelter director can show you to me (you might want to make an appointment).
I really like her and will show you the happy little gal I can be.
I even enjoy going for walks once I trust you.
I was raised in a single pet home and am not comfortable around other animals. So, no other pets in my new home please.
Preference will be given to an adopter that will be willing to have cataract surgery performed in order to maximize my quality of life.
I'm an 8-year-old Shih Tzu mix who weighs 15 lbs. I am already spayed.


My name is "THIS",

I'm a sweet and playful girl looking for a friend & playmate.
My brother "That" and I came to the shelter together. He's been adopted, so I'm lonely.
Be aware that I have a neurological disorder that causes me to 'flop over' when I run & play.
Don't worry, I will bounce right back up and keep going.
I will live a normal, healthy life and will get better once I'm not in the shelter.
Life in the shelter is not beneficial for me because I need to be in open spaces learning to coordinate my motions.
Instead, I'm in a cage without room to run and play.
I'm a 9- to 11-month-old, female, light-gray Tabby KITTEN.

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

2/16 Logan's Pt, Hanover
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More Pets Who Need Homes     Last updated  2018-03-19

7th Annual 5K Spring Sprint (Walk/Run)
April 7th, 2018   

Early registration before March 16th - $20
Late registration $25 (t-shirt is not guaranteed)
Registration forms available now at the shelter.
Leashed dogs with a current certificate of rabies vaccination may participate with their owners.


"HENRY"--Beagle mix
6-7 years   Male 31 lbs.

I'm a gentle guy with a sweet disposition.
I'm easy-going and would enjoy going for a meandering walk or just laying by your feet.
I have a definite preference for canned food.


"HANK"--Pit Bull Terrier
2-3 years   Male 86 lbs.

I'm a bodacious boy.
I'm a friendly, outgoing and handsome young man.
My favorite toys are balls. I love retrieving tennis balls!
I'm energetic and would be best in an active household.


"GLADYS"--Treeing Walker Coonhound
1-3 years   Female

3/19 Breeding Rd wearing a red collar

"CLEO"--Great Pyrenees
1-3 years   Female

3/19 500 W wearing a red collar and dragging a tie out

"KITA"--Pit Bull Terrier mix
1-3 years   Female

I'm brindle.
I was found with Koto and Koda.

3/19 1000 W

"KODA"--Shepherd/Cur mix
3-5 years   Male

I'm tan.
I was found with Kita and Koto.

3/19 1000 W

"KOTO"--Pit Bull Terrier/Cur mix PUPPY
5-6 months   Female

I'm brindle.
I was found with Kita and Koda.

3/19 1000 W

"JEFFERSON"--Bluetick Coonhound
2-3 years   Male 65 lbs.

If you're familiar with Bluetick Coonhounds, you know I don't like to be cooped up all the time.
I'm itching to go on a long run with my new best friend. I'll make a great exercise companion.
Or another option is to take me out into a big field where I can help you catch whatever you're hunting.
Blueticks are affectionate and loyal companions.
Once I've had my exercise, I'll enjoy relaxing with you.
Just don't expect me to be a lap dog and not just because of my 65 lb size.
Since I'm only 2- to 3-years-old, I want to do my job and put my energy to good use.

1/15 8000 block of Route 256

"MYA" - Yellow Labrador Retriever mix - *SPECIAL NEEDS*

*I'm not comfortable around people and will need a home that can give me a safe space physically and mentally.
I spent a year in the A.D.O.P.T. program, but will still need someone with patience and ability to work on behavior modification if you want me to become your companion.*

1/11 Green Rd.

"DREYFUS" - Boxer/Lab mix - IN FOSTER CARE
2-3 yrs   Male 62 lbs

*I'm in foster care resting from my heartworm treatment.*

I'm a handsome boy with a gentle soul.
I'm very attentive and I want to please.
I will take my treats softly and I wait for them patiently like the gentleman I am.
I'm such a gentle boy that I'll prefer a calm environment.
I scare easily and will feel most comfortable in a quiet home.
I walk great on leash and look forward to going on walks with you to get used to my new neighborhood's sights and sounds.
Don't tell the other dogs, but I'm a staff favorite.

1/12 400 N (red collar)

"CHARISMA" - Border Collie mix - *NOT AVAILABLE*
9-12 months   Female

I'm not available at this time.

2/14 Dixon Ford

$45 OFF TOTAL   

Cats or Kittens are $5 OFF their adoption fee and $40 OFF their spay/neuter fee (courtesy of the Jefferson County Humane Society) for a total of $45 OFF.
Cats and kittens that are already spayed or neutered are not included in this special as their adoption fee is only $45.

"RAINBOW"- Short-hair Muted Calico - *IN FOSTER CARE*
3-5 yrs   Female

*I'm in foster care and unavailable for adoption at this time.*

Very friendly!

2/26 SR3, Deputy

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!

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.

DOC *not available for adoption*

I'm the new King of the Shelter. You will find me roaming the lobby and helping to welcome people and pets to our shelter.

Sometimes you'll find me snoozing in my cozy bed on the counter...I love a good massage, so feel free to spoil me!

I'm a laid back guy, so I'm pretty good at putting people and pets at ease. I'm also helping to "cat-test" other animals.

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.



"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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