Fred (Submitted photo)
Fred (Submitted photo)
Fred, top, is a gentle, well-behaved boy. He is 1 to 3-years-old and will be a good companion. He can be a playful puppy sometimes. He is not a couch potato and likes to go for walks, play, even learn tricks and commands. He likes other dogs, but prefers people. He is unsure what to do with cats. He is a German Shepherd mix that weighs 66 pounds.

Fiona, bottom, doesn't mind being held and cuddling, but would rather be exploring. She likes to hold conversations and will let you know what she wants by talking too. She is a 3 to 5-year-old, buff-colored Tabby, but is as small as a kitten.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 12 dogs and puppies, and 6 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at

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. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. It is closed Tuesday. The shelter number is (812) 273-1788 and the email is

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 for owners to reclaim them, 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.