(Submitted photos)
(Submitted photos)
Rachel, left, is confused because she is called a scaredy cat even though she's a dog. She needs an adopter with patience to help her learn to trust. She is a small, 6 to 8-month-old, tan and white Terrier mix puppy. She will stay small as she grows. She weighs 15 pounds.

Roan, right, is her brother, and is bigger and more outgoing. He is an inquisitive little guy. He is learning to walk on a leash and would enjoy going for walks. He is a 6 to 8-month-old, yellow Labrador Retriever/Terrier mix puppy. He is going to be a medium-sized dog when grown up. He weighs 25 pounds now.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 12 dogs and puppies, and 8 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be seen at www.sisaveapet.com.

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 their email is jcas39@seidata.com.

The shelter is collecting aluminum cans for the dog and cat medical fund. Donors can drop off rinsed and dried aluminum cans at the shelter.

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.

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

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.