Leilani (Submitted photo)
Leilani (Submitted photo)
Leilani, top, is affectionate and will beg for attention when people visit the kittens instead of her. She came to the shelter with her six kittens and a broken tail. Most of her kittens have been adopted and her tail had to be amputated. She is a 1 to 2-year-old Tortoiseshell. She doesn't mind other cats or most dogs, but would prefer they didn't play with her.

Barlow, bottom, is so quiet that he hardly ever makes a sound. He is an affectionate and sweet 1 to 2-year-old. He is smart and knows 'sit' and 'down,' but needs to work on 'stay'. He walks well on a leash and likes to play games. He weighs 39 pounds, and is a bit small for a black German Shepherd and a bit big for a Schipperke.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 17 dogs and puppies, and 32 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at www.sisaveapet.com.

The shelter will hold an adoption fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Orscheln Farm and Home, 2830 Wilson Ave.

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 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.