Joker (Submitted photo)
Joker (Submitted photo)
Joker, top, is a very laid back cat. He would love to have a couch to lounge on and take long naps. He is a friendly, short-haired, black and white 1 to 3-year-old. He likes to be petted and would make a great lap kitty.

Teresa, bottom, is a sweet girl with lots of happy energy. She would make a great walking buddy. She does well with cats, but would prefer a home without bigger dogs or small children, they tend to scare her. She is a small, tricolor rat terrier that is 4-years-old. She is $15 off her adoption/spay fees and her rabies vaccination is up-to-date.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 24 dogs and puppies, and 23 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be seen 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 their email is

The shelter is in need of canned and dry kitten food and puppy food. They are not currently in need of newspapers. The shelter is still 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.