Lucky (Submitted photo)
Lucky (Submitted photo)
Lucky, top, is a sweet Shar Pei mix. He knows sit and would do well in any home without cats. He is a 54-pound, 2-year-old who likes to play, and would likely be too rough for most cats. He does well with other dogs, but does need to be quietly introduced to them first. His coat is red and his vaccinations are up-to-date.

Veronica, bottom, is a laid-back Calico. She is a quiet girl who likes to lay in the sun. She also enjoys snuggling up on laps. She is 3 to 5-years-old.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 8 dogs and puppies, and 13 cats and kittens available. Four adult cats have adoption fees of $25. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at

The shelter will host an adoption fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply Co. 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

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.

The shelter is in need of paper towels and kitten food, dry bagged food is most often used, but soft canned food is also appreciated. A list of other needed 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.