Patton (Submitted photo)
Patton (Submitted photo)
Patton, top, is a handsome, energetic Border Collie mix. He is a friendly boy that likes to run, jump and play. He needs someone who will exercise, play with and train him. He is 9 to 11-months-old, black and white puppy. He weighs 55 pounds. Patton will not be at the fair this week, but he is at the shelter.

Angelica, bottom, likes to be held and snuggled, She is a sweet 3 to 4 month old patched tabby kitten with brown tiger stripes and orange calico patches.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter will have a tent at the Jefferson County 4-H Fair through Friday. Some of the adoptable dogs will be at the tent along with representatives with information about helping homeless animals. Bridges for Animals and A.D.O.P.T. will also be sharing the tent. Cats will not be at the fairgrounds this year, but can be visited at the shelter.

The shelter currently has more than 27 dogs and puppies, and 25 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be seen at

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

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.