Winston (Submitted photo)
Winston (Submitted photo)
Winston, top, is ready to play! He is gentle and doesn't use his teeth or claws. He is a big goofball. He is a short-hair, gray and white, 9 to 11-month-old kitten.

Toshie, bottom, is a quiet and affectionate 6 to 9-month-old puppy. She likes to snuggle and only weighs 20 lbs. Her ideal home would be calm and affectionate. A busy home with kids might not be a good fit. She is a fawn-colored, female Terrier mix that would be okay with cats in the family. She is $15 off her adoption/spay fee.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 25 dogs and puppies, and 30 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be seen 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 their email is

The shelter is in need of canned and dry kitten food and puppy food. They are not currently in need of newspapers. The shelter is still collecting aluminum cans for the dog and cat medical fund. Donors can drop off rinsed and dried aluminum cans at the shelter.

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.

Donations can be mailed to 2727 Hannah Drive, Madison, IN 47250 or dropped off during shelter hours.

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.