Bailey and Willow (Submitted photos)
Bailey and Willow (Submitted photos)
Bailey likes attention and is a very affectionate, laid-back girl. She would do well in any home and likes other dogs and cats. She would prefer to live indoors. She is a 7-year-old Labrador Retriever mix that weighs 45 pounds and is black with chocolate highlights. She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations and $45 to adopt.

Willow is loving and likes likes to play. She will seek out attention and will start to purr before she's picked up. She is a one-year-old patched tabby with silky fur. She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations and $45 to adopt.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 10 dogs and puppies, and 21 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 need to photograph pets at the shelter. A pet's photo is often the potential adopter's first impression, how people find lost animals and how other adoption organizations decide which animals to help. Volunteers need their own camera, photo-editing software and a computer with internet access.

The shelter is accepting applications for foster parents, who would be willing to care for dogs and cats in their homes. Possible foster situations include pregnant and nursing animals, dogs recuperating from heartworm treatment, puppies and kittens that need to be bottle fed and special needs animals. Applications are available 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.

The shelter is in need of monetary donations for the animal medical and building funds. A list of other needed 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.