Reese's Cup
Reese's Cup
Reese's Cup, top, is a friendly girl. Her owner died and she needs a new home. She is a tortoiseshell with medium-length fur. Her fur is spotty right now because she is allergic to fleas. The fleas are gone but she will need time for her fur to return. She is $40 off her adoption and spay fees.

Tucker, bottom, is a big, friendly sweetheart. He has a laid-back personality and is well-behaved. He is a Pit Bull Terrier that is 3 to 5-years-old and weighs 68 pounds. He is mostly white with a black patch on his bottom that looks like he's wearing chaps. He is neutered and may be house-trained. His adoption fee is $45, plus the cost of his rabies vaccination.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 15 dogs and puppies, and 12 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at

The shelter will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year's 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.

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.