(Submitted photos)
(Submitted photos)
Hammer, left, likes to play. He is a sweet and energetic puppy-at-heart. He weighs 70 pounds and would love to be a lap dog. He is a tri-color Treeing Walker Coonhound that is 1 to 3-years-old. He will signal if he smells raccoons. He does need to be retrained not to get up at 4 a.m. or have an owner that gets up early. He likes other dogs, but does not like cats. He is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. His adoption fee is $45.

America, right, is a dark tortoiseshell. She is affectionate and social and would be happy to be petted all day, though she can be playful too. She will talk and give kisses for attention. She likes other animals - even dogs. She is a 5-month-old kitten that has been at the shelter since August.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 19 dogs and puppies, and 30 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at www.sisaveapet.com.

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.

The shelter is in need of new cat toys, hard kitten food and Pine Sol. 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.