Mama T. (Submitted photo)
Mama T. (Submitted photo)
MAMA T is a sweet girl who is searching for an indoor home. Mama T would like a warm, safe space to stretch out and be loved. She is called Mama because she had a kitten with her. The kitten has been adopted. At the shelter, Mama T is rather picky about how her cage is set up. She likes it ‘homey’ and will let the staff know if it is not. Mama T is a 2- to 3-year-old Tortoiseshell with pretty, light-orange patches on her face and body. She is $45 off her adoption and spay fee.

ROCKY is super smart. He has already learned sit, wait, and shake. Rocky is very attentive and he likes to please, so he will learn lots more very quickly. Rocky loves to play with toys and balls are his absolute favorite. Kong, Nylabone, Orbee Tuff and other brands for power chewers are recommended as tennis balls do not hold up long for him. Rocky is a 1- to 3-year-old boy with beautiful, dark, black and brindle fur. He is a Bull Mastiff mix who weighs 83 lbs. Rocky will need to meet the other dogs in the family and seems to not like cats just yet. His adoption fee is $30 plus the cost of his neuter and rabies vaccination.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has 7 dogs or puppies, and 9 cats or kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at

Normal shelter hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 1 p.m. 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

Dogs and Cats are $30 plus prepayment of their spay/neuter and rabies vaccination. Cats who are already spayed/neutered are $45 plus prepayment of their rabies vaccination if it is needed. Dogs who are already spayed/neutered are $55 plus prepayment of their rabies vaccination if it is needed. The total cost of the spay/neuter and rabies vaccination varies depending on the veterinarian or clinic chosen.

Volunteers are always welcome at the shelter. Individuals must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. Volunteers can help with everyday cleaning, answering phones, and exercising the pets. Contact the shelter for details.

The shelter is a registered organization with the Kroger Community Rewards program. To support the shelter, register a Kroger card at and enter FL919.

Support the shelter while walking your dog. Use the “Walk for a Dog” or “WoofTrax” app available through the App Store or Google Play. For each mile walked, a donation is made to the shelter.

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. The shelter also accepts aluminum and steel cans, which are recycled and the proceeds put toward the medical fund. Recent donations have helped get treatment for a beagle with a skin infection and a cat with wounds. The shelter asks that aluminum and steel donations be separated. Steel cans should also be rinsed before they are dropped off. Cans can be dropped off at anytime in a bin located on the east side of the shelter.

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 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.