Jaguar (Submitted photo)
Jaguar (Submitted photo)
Jaguar, top, is a 3 to 4-month-old short-hair kitten. He has white and orange fur and big, expressive eyes. He loves to play with his brother, Lexus.

Plato, bottom, is a 1 to 3-year-old male English Pointer. He weighs 54 pounds and walks nicely on a leash. He is a friendly and smart boy who listens well. He knows "sit", "stay," and "paw." He'd be best in a home of his own as he likes to be the top dog and does not like other dogs to touch him. He also thinks it's great fun to chase cats.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 14 dogs and puppies, and 15 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at

The shelter will close Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. 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 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.