Betsy
Betsy
Besty, top, is a sweet and friendly girl. She has a pep in her step now that she's on thyroid medication. She still needs extra attention and help to lose some weight. She has lost 14 pounds and now weighs 86 pounds. She is a 7-year-old black and tan Rottweiler mix. Her thyroid medication will cost approximately $20 per month.

Baxter, bottom, has a big purr and likes to snuggle. He is a sweet, friendly boy and will also play gently. He is a 6-month-old orange tabby. He is okay with dogs and other cats.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 18 dogs and puppies, and 13 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at www.sisaveapet.com.

The shelter will close Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. Normal shelter hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m., Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. It is closed Sunday and Tuesday. The shelter number is (812) 273-1788 and the email is jcas39@seidata.com.

Volunteers are always welcome at the shelter to help with walking dogs, playing with puppies and kittens and many other tasks. Volunteers must be 16 years old.

The animal shelter angel tree is now located in the lobby and features shelter needs. Donations can be mailed to 2727 Hannah Drive, Madison, IN 47250 or dropped off during shelter hours. Donations can be mailed to 2727 Hannah Drive, Madison, IN 47250 or dropped off during shelter hours.

Those with missing pets can stop by the shelter, call or email a complete description of the pet, when and where it was last seen, the owner's name and contact information, and a picture of the pet. Pets are held for three days before they are made available for adoption.

Animals should not be abandoned outside of the shelter or dropped off at the shelter after hours.

For animal control issues in Madison call (812) 265-3347. For animal control issues in Hanover and Jefferson County call (812) 265-2648.
Angel Tree: The animal shelter angel tree will be up in the lobby after Thanksgiving and will feature shelter needs including: food, both canned and dry; Pine-Sol; dog collars, medium-sized collars are the most frequently used and metal clasps are preferred for strength; strong leashes; toys, especially strong dog toys like Kong, Orka or Nylabones and feathered toys for cats; cat litter; Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo; oatmeal pet shampoo/bath; tweezers with strong points; paper towels; aluminum cans for recycling, the money is used for the shelter animal medical fund; gas cards to offset costs of transferring unadopted pets to other adoption agencies; and monetary donations for medical needs for injured/sick pets, spaying and neutering, supplies and building updates and maintenance. A complete list of items is also available on the shelter's website.

Donations can be mailed to 2727 Hannah Drive, Madison, IN 47250 or dropped off during shelter hours.