Betty (Submitted photo)
Betty (Submitted photo)
Betty, top, likes people and wants to be around them all the time. She gets excited when greeting someone before settling down. She would do best in a home where she can be active. She is a 1 to 3-year-old Labrador retriever/hound mix puppy that weighs 58 pounds. She will need to meet other dogs in her adopting family if they are male. Betty is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, and $45 to adopt.

Domino, bottom, is unhappy and lonely without someone to pet him. He will meow for attention and then will be very affectionate. He is a 5 to 6-month-old kitten with short black and white fur. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and $45 to adopt.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 13 dogs and puppies, and 38 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., and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. It is closed 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 canned kitten food, and dry bagged or canned puppy food. Paper towels, Pine-Sol, and Kong fillable toys. A list of other needed items can be found on the shelter website.

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.

For animal control issues in Madison call (812) 265-3347. For animal control issues in Hanover and Jefferson County call (812) 265-2648.