Tyra (Submitted photo)
Tyra (Submitted photo)
Tyra, top, is a curious and playful 8-month-old. She will climb into your lap for affection, but is self-sufficient and won't be always underfoot. She likes other cats and tolerates dogs. She can be a bit impatient when picked up, so may not be best for a home with young children. She is a short-haired, brown tabby with white. She is spayed and up-to-date on vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $45.

Captain, bottom, is happy-go-lucky! He is an enthusiastic, yellow and tan 1-year-old, and is still a puppy. He looks forward to obedience training, and already knows sit. He is a 54 pound Labrador/shepherd mix, and is up-to-date on vaccinations.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 10 dogs and puppies, and 11 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at www.sisaveapet.com.

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.

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.