Danny Boy
Danny Boy
Danny Boy, top, is energetic, but not excitable and would make a great companion for someone that enjoys the outdoors. He likes walks and jogs, and might like hunting as he is interested in birds and squirrels. He is either a German shorthair Pointer mix or a Plott Hound mix. He is 3 to 5-years-old, black with dark brindle underlay and weighs 62 pounds.

There are lots of kittens at the shelter in all types and colors, including Cotton, bottom. She is mostly white with black on one ear and her tail. She is 12 to 14-weeks-old and has two male siblings, Swab and QTip, that are mostly white too.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 12 dogs and puppies, and 34 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at www.sisaveapet.com.

The shelter will be closed July 4. 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 jcas39@seidata.com.

The shelter is accepting applications for foster parents, who would be willing to care for dogs and cats in their homes. Possible foster situations include pregnant and nursing animals, dogs recuperating from heartworm treatment, puppies and kittens that need to be bottle fed and special needs animals. Applications are available 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.

A list of other items can be found on the shelter website. 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 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.