Hammer, top, wants to play. He is a sweet 1 to 3-year-old that is still a puppy at heart. He is energetic and likes to romp and play. He would be good for an active family with older kids. He is a Treeing Walker Coonhound mix and does like to bark. He needs a home that will keep him indoors or with a big yard where he won't bother the neighbors. He weighs 70 pounds, but can still jump a fence if he gets a boost. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and is $45 to adopt.

Cuthbert, bottom, is a very affectionate boy that likes to be petted and receive tummy rubs. He is also very playful. He has been at the shelter for almost two months and would really like a forever home. He is a 5-month-old orange tabby with white. Adopt Cuthbert and another kitten can be adopted for 1/2 off.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 17 dogs and puppies, and 20 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be seen at www.sisaveapet.com.

All cats six-months-old or older are $45 off of their adoption, rabies vaccination and spay/neuter fees. Eligible cats who are already spayed or neutered are $25 off of their adoption fees. Adopt one kitten under six-months-old and the fees for a second kitten are half off.

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 jcas39@seidata.com.

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 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.

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.