Marisol (Submitted photo)
Marisol (Submitted photo)
Marisol, top, is an affectionate girl. She is smart and sweet and already knows several commands. She likes to take walks and would like someone to play with. She has been at the shelter for a month and is excited when allowed out of her kennel run, but settles down after a walk. She is a 2 to 3-year-old, small Great Dane mix that weighs 38 pounds and has a brindle coat.

Leandra, bottom, is loving, calm and enjoys having her ears and belly rubbed. She also loves to play since she's only 1 to 3-years-old. She has been at the shelter since June and would like to find a home. She has orange patches in her brown tabby coat. She is spayed and only $25 to adopt.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 17 dogs and puppies, and 29 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. 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.

The shelter is in need of new cat toys and paper towels. 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.