The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has a number of dogs and cats and kittens available for adoption including a pair of special needs cats featured as looking for homes this week.

Phylis is a 6-year-old domestic medium hair brown tiger cat. She is very loving, and needs a home where she is the only cat because she has feline herpes. It can’t be spread to humans, but can be spread to other cats using the same food and water dish. She also will need medication for the condition.

Calix is a big 3-year-old domestic short hair. who is very loving and playful. He also needs to be the only cat in the house because he has tested positive for feline leukemia. It also can’t be spread to humans, but can be spread to other cats by sharing food and water dishes and toys. He also will need medication for this condition.

The shelter remains open by appointment only due to the COVID pandemic. Appointment days and times are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment please email the shelter at or call 812-273-1788.

To see a full list of pets ready for adoption, visit

The shelter’s new adoption policy requires that all animals be spay/neutered and have their rabies vaccination before they can leave the facility. Animals that haven’t been neutered and vaccinated can be pre-adopted but they will remain at the shelter until their surgery is completed. Adoption fees have also changed with dogs set at $100 and cats $80.

Those with missing pets can 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 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.