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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 will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 due to staff training.


Wanted - PART TIME EMPLOYEE at the Animal Shelter.
Must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver's license, and be able to pass a Department of Corrections background check.
Searching for a self starter that is good with people & animals and computer literate.
Schedule is Thursdays 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Fridays noon to 5:00 p.m., every third weekend and every third holiday.
Please submit a resume to or drop it off at the shelter.

My name is "JOY",

I am a playful girl who will keep you entertained.
I'm so full of "joy" that I'm downright spunky when I get to be out of my cage.
Feathers and feather toys are my favorites.
Then, after playtime, I will want to cuddle on your lap!
I tilt my head to show you that I'm listening when you talk to me.
I prefer people to other cats.
I will be okay if there are other cats in my new family, but give me a couple of weeks to settle in.
I'm a pretty, light-gray Tabby who is just 1-year-old.

**I'm $45 OFF my adoption and spay fee!**

12/12 Miles Ridge


My name suits me well! I am a pup with lots of playful energy and wiggles. Do you have a ball? Will you throw it for me? I LOVE to play!!!
I'm quite a character and will make my new family laugh.
I like to explore and get into everything....don't be surprised if you find me standing on your kitchen table.
I have a cute grumble when you stop petting me.
No worries, my grumbles are just my way of talking!
I'm a Boxer mix who is extremely motivated by treats.
I already know sit and will learn other commands quickly to get those treats.
I also walk nicely on a leash.
If I get an afternoon walk here at the shelter, I'll keep my kennel clean overnight.
I have to meet other dogs in my house hold before adoption just to be sure we will get along.
They'll need to be ready for a big 1-year-old puppy who weighs 55 lbs.
I am overly curious about cats and seem to not like Doc (a shelter cat), so it's probably best to not have cats in my home.

** I have a sponsorship of $30.00 OFF my adoption and neuter fees.**

12/28 Hwy 62 near Cozy Acres
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More Pets Who Need Homes     Last updated  2019-01-21

"ROCKY" - Mastiff mix
1-3 yrs   Male 83 lbs

Super smart!! I know sit, wait, shake, and I love to play with toys. I'm very attentive and I like to please. I'm a big boy with beautiful dark black brindle fur. I will need to meet the other dogs in the family and seem to not like cats just yet. Please bring other dogs in the family and come meet me!

1/4 Madison Ave, Hanover

"DIXEN" - Pit Bull Terrier mix
3-5 yrs   Male 56 lbs

Sweet and gentle. This handsome boy is great! I LOVE to give hugs. I appear non reactive to other dogs and will walk nicely past them. However, it is always best for to meet other dogs in my household. I am a goofy dog and could benefit from basic obedience.

1/12 SR 62/SR 250 near China

"SUGAR"--Labrador Retriever mix
2-3 years   Female 41 lbs.

I was found with Spice.
We're both sweet & friendly girls.
We seem to like both cats and other dogs.
I have ALOT of energy and will need lots of exercise

1/18 Conservation Lake Rd in Deputy

"SPICE"--Shepherd mix
2-3 years   Female 49 lbs.

I was found with Sugar.
We're both sweet & friendly girls.
We seem to like both cats and other dogs.

1/18 Conservation Lake Rd in Deputy

3-5 years   Female

I'm a really good girl and I love to lay my head in your lap for an ear rub (I have silky soft ears!) while I stare at you with my big brown eyes.

SPECIAL NEEDS: I'm back from being at the doctor's office. I have an injury on my hind leg that is slowly healing. Right now I don't use it, and it is unknown if I ever will. It may need amputation at some point. I am also severely underweight, so I'm working on gaining some weight back slowly.

1/14 Deputy Pike

BJ - Chihuahua mix *NEUTERED*
5-7 yrs   Male 10 lbs

Fawn/Black with white spots

1/21 Interstate Block Rd, Madison

"CHAD" - Border Collie/Labrador Retriever mix
1-2 yrs   Male 54 lbs

Black and White

1/21 Interstate Block Rd, Madison

   Male 60 lbs

SPECIAL NEEDS: I have an old leg injury and the doctor has said it is best to have the leg amputated.

1/14 Manville/Fairview

Young   Female

I'm doing really well with learning to trust people and guess what? I love to play fetch (and I'm good at it!) I'm working hard to be ready to find a home of my own.

12/11 near Kings Daughters Hosp.

"BANJO" - Newfoundland mix - ON HOLD
5-7 yrs   Male 73 lbs

SPECIAL NEEDS: I'm NOT AVAILABLE for adoption at the moment because I still need surgery.
I am available to an approved rescue organization that will help me with my healing journey!

I'm a big boy who LOVES a good belly rub.

I'm having trouble with my left eye right now, but I'm going to vet to get some help. I am Neutered and Up to Date on my Rabies Vaccination.
UPDATE: It appears I will need surgery and will have a date set soon!
UPDATE #2: I had to have my left eye removed.
UPDATE #3: I'm at the shelter recuperating before I have my 2nd surgery.

12/5 900 N


The Jefferson County Animal Shelter is part of the Kroger community rewards program.
To participate, register your Kroger card at and enter organization number FL919 or search for us by the name Madison Jefferson Co Animal Shelter.
Thank You!

"AMELIA" - Calico Short-Hair - SPAYED
5-7 yrs   Female

I'm a lap cat, so adopt me and we'll keep each other warm this winter.
We can nuzzle our faces against each other too. I enjoy that.
I'm a delightful, Calico lady who would really love a home this Christmas.
You'll find me lounging in the shelter lobby as I do not like being in my cage.
I'm not used to being carried, so a home with young children who want to carry me is not ideal.
I'm not fond of dogs either. I will hiss or run away.
I would be okay with dogs that would leave me alone or if I have my own space where they can't follow me.
Come in and visit me and you'll find out why I'm a favorite.
You'll laugh if you find me laying 'frog-legged'.
You might even find me in the shelter director's office. I've decided that I like to help her with paperwork.

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

8/27 Eisenhower Apts.


All cats and kittens are $45 off their adoption and spay/neuter fee courtesy of the Jefferson County Humane Society and the shelter.

Cats who are already spay/neutered are $45 to adopt and not part of the special.

"ANDRE"--Brown Tabby Short-Hair
5-7 years   Male

I have injured pads , but will be just fine.

**I'm $45 off my adoption and neuter fee.**

1/14 Presbyterian

"BOONE DOCK"--Brown Tabby with White Short-Hair
4-5 years   Male 8 lbs.

I move in two directions...
One is toward you for loving.
The other is away from you to go exploring.

**I'm $45 OFF my adoption and neuter fee!**

1/2 Ivy Tech Dr at Lowes

"ISAAC" - Short-hair Orange Tabby KITTEN
10-12 wks   Male 3 lbs

**I'm $45 off my adoption and neuter fee.**

1/19 SR 62

"LESLEY"--White & Gray Short-Hair
2-3 years   Female 6 lbs.

**I'm $65 OFF my adoption and spay fee. An extra $20 off! (from an individual sponsorship)**
I am a sweet and calm Lady! I love sleeping in my cubby inside my cage, but if you get me out I will snuggle with you. I am the ideal indoor cat!

1/2 Thomas Hill Rd.

"MAKAYLA"--Brown Tabby with White Short-Hair
1-2 years   Female 5 lbs

**I'm $45 off my adoption and spay fee.**

1/16 1400 W

"MAMA T" -Short-hair Tortoiseshell
2-3 yrs   Female 8 lbs

**I'm $45 OFF my adoption and spay fee!**
I am a sweet girl who would LOVE a indoor home. I was brought into the shelter because I kept trying to enter someone's home. I am rather picky how my cage is set up. If staff doesn't fix it the way I like, I will be sure to let them know, LOL! A home of my own would sure fix my cage pickiness.



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.

I am available for adoption to an approved indoor-only home. Maybe even to a interested nursing home!?
I am very loved here and the shelter staff and director will all have to approve my adoption.

I'm neutered and up-to-date on my vaccinations.

"SNOW WHITE" - Short-hair Muted Calico *NOT AVAILABLE*
3-5 yrs   Female

1/15 600 West

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!




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.
Cash Donations--always useful for medical needs for injured/sick pets, spaying & neutering, supplies, building updates & maintenance.

Support the Jefferson County Animal Shelter   

Get the Walk for a Dog cell phone app at Google Play or the Apple App Store.
We're listed as the Madison-Jefferson Animal Shelter.

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!

You can find more info at



"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.

Cash or Credit/Debit Card Only   

(prices vary by veterinary clinic)

DOG and CAT ADOPTION: *fees effective Nov 1, 2018*
Unaltered Animal = $30 Adoption Fee + prepayment of spay/neuter & rabies vaccination.
Altered Cat = $45 Adoption Fee + rabies vaccination fee
Altered Dog = $55 Adoption Fee + rabies vaccination fee

Minimum $30 - Maximum $50
*Owners must show proof of rabies vaccination within 10 days

Over 16 weeks = $15 + proof of current rabies vaccination
Litter of 3 or less, under 16 weeks = $20
Litter of 4 or more, under 16 weeks = $25
*No aggressive or obviously ill animals will be accepted into the shelter. All litters must be weaned.

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