Lola and Ice (Submitted photos)
Lola and Ice (Submitted photos)
Lola, left, has been at the shelter since October and is looking for a new home. She has an incredibly loud purr and likes to knead. She is a 1-year-old with orange highlights mixed in with brown tabby markings. She is $40 off of her adoption and spay fees.

Ice, right, is a mostly white girl with some cream-colored spots near her ears and tail. She is super sweet and likes to play and go for walks. She is a talker when in her kennel and loves attention. She is doing well with obedience training and knows sit, heal, and paw. She is a 1-year-old Labrador Retriever mix that weighs 36 pounds and will stay a medium-sized dog.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 11 dogs and puppies, and 12 cats and 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 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.