Mittens (Submitted photo)
Mittens (Submitted photo)
Mittens, top, is a affectionate and playful 4-month-old kitten. She is a curious girl that likes checking things out and stands near the front of her cage to see what's going on. She is a dilute Tortoiseshell that's good with dogs, but would be best in a home without other cats or with laid-back cats.

Redd, bottom, is a happy boy that wiggles with joy. He is energetic and has lots of personality. He likes to play and take long walks. He knows sit, down and stay. He likes other dogs, but would be best in a home without cats. Redd is a one-year-old, chestnut-brown Labrador Retriever mix that weighs 56 pounds. He is neutered and his adoption fee is $45, plus the cost of a rabies vaccination fee.

Marshall, the dog featured last week was reclaimed by his family when they saw him in The Madison Courier. 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.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 21 dogs and puppies, and 18 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 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.

The shelter is in need of paper towels. A list of requested 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.

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.