Sherborn (Submitted photo)
Sherborn (Submitted photo)
Sherborn, top, is a friendly boy that really likes people. He sits nicely for treats and wants to learn more tricks. He would prefer to be playing outside instead of being in the shelter. He is a 1 to 2-year-old, tricolor Beagle mix that weighs 36 lbs. One of his eyes is blue and one is brown.

Ying, bottom, is a sweet and playful 8-week-old kitten. She is black and white with medium-length fur. She is at the shelter with her long-haired brother Yang, which currently has many kittens available for adoption.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 25 dogs and puppies, and 34 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at

The shelter will host an adoption fair Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the grand opening of Superior Auto on Clifty Drive.

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.

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.