Apollo, top, is a sweet, calm and gentle boy. He is not suited to be in a shelter as he is shy and doesn't handle the activity and noise well. The longer Apollo is away from his kennel, the more his real personality comes out. He is a Newfoundland mix that is 1 to 2-years-old and weighs 56 pounds. He is all black except for a white patch on his chest.

Turtle, bottom, is a playful boy that would like a home to run and play in. He also likes to snuggle. He is a white and black medium-hair kitten. He has a brother named Toffee that he would like to continue to play with.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 19 dogs and puppies, and 17 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be seen at www.sisaveapet.com.

All cats six-months-old or older are $45 off of their adoption, rabies vaccination and spay/neuter fees. Eligible cats who are already spayed or neutered are $25 off of their adoption fees. Adopt one kitten under six-months-old and the fees for a second kitten are half off.

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.

A list of requested 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.