Scarface (Submitted photo)
Scarface (Submitted photo)
Scarface, top, lost a fight and now his face is a bit beat up. He is very affectionate. He loves attention ad will purr loudly in response. He doesn't like other cats now, so ideally he would be the only cat in the family. He is a 1 to 2-year-old and is a mostly white shorthair with black patches on his head and tail. He is neutered and is being sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 387. His adoption fees are $35 plus the cost of a rabies vaccination.

Sheba, bottom, is a good girl that leashes well, waits patiently and is a sweetheart. She is smart and knows sit, shake and down. She wants to be adopted by a woman, as she's afraid of men; she wants to live in the house with her family as she needs the reassurance of being close to people; and she wants a house with open spaces instead of a kennel or crate as she is claustrophobic. She is a German Shepherd, and is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, and $45 to adopt.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 15 dogs and puppies, and 10 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. It is closed Sunday and Tuesday. The shelter number is (812) 273-1788 and the email is

Volunteers are need to photograph pets at the shelter. A pet's photo is often the potential adopter's first impression, how people find lost animals and how other adoption organizations decide which animals to help. Volunteers need their own camera, photo-editing software and a computer with internet access.

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 monetary donations for the animal medical and building funds. 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.