Adoptable pets: A kitty who loves chin scratches; a pup who loves snuggles

(Posted July 13, 2020)

The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County.



Quincy arrived at the shelter on May 12 as a stray taken in by a citizen. He is a tuxedo kitty with an estimated birthdate of Dec. 12, 2018. This boy loves to lounge and have fun with his feline companions but also loves company from his humans. Chin scratches and ear rubs will usually get him to follow you around the home. Quincy is a handy cleaner because when there is a toy under one of the kennels, he will usually squeeze underneath and bat it out to chase it. Quincy is a friendly and fun kitty that will make a wonderful addition in a new loving home.

The shelter’s adoption fee is $60 for kittens and $35 for cats older than 11 months. It includes: a FeLV/FIV test, spay or neuter, set of shots, deworming, and a one-year rabies shot (if old enough). All fees are cash only.



Odin arrived at the shelter on April 1, 2020. He is a pitty mix with an estimated birthdate of April 1, 2015, and he weighs about 50 pounds. Odin is an outgoing, talkative pooch who tells you when he wants attention with a couple barks in your direction. Odin loves his stuffies, especially squeakies, to the point that he will sometimes carry his toys around with him 24/7. Sometimes he likes to be left alone when he has his toys, but otherwise he will just casually carry it as you take him on a walk.

Odin is more on the selective side when it comes to other dogs, so he would prefer a home with just a couple of adult humans to be his loving family. He is a snuggle bug and loves to be right up against the people he knows and loves.

One of the shelter volunteers took him on a field trip to their home so he could run and play in the backyard. He loved it. Odin is an extremely sweet boy and will be a great companion to his perfect home.

The shelter’s adoption fees for dogs are: shelter dogs, $150; prison dogs, $200; puppies, $250; popular pure breeds, $400. The price includes: a Home Again microchip, set of shots, deworming, heartworm testing (if old enough), spay or neuter, and a one-year rabies shot (if old enough). All dogs adopted must leave with a county license at an additional cost of $17. All fees are cash only.

Humane Society Info

The Humane Society of Madison County is closed to the public due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Humane Society is continuing to accept applications for adoptions, adopting out cats and dogs, and scheduling meet-and-greets for potential adopters. The staff is answering telephone calls, emails and any messages that come their way. They ask that the public call to set an appointment time before coming out to the shelter.

The Humane Society is taking in strays via the Madison County dog warden and citizens. Owners can collect their pets from the shelter with scheduled pick-up times.

To report a lost pet, call the Humane Society at (614) 879-8368.

If you have found a dog, call the sheriff’s office or your local police for assistance:

Madison County Sheriff–(740) 852-1212

London Police–(740) 852-1414

West Jefferson Police–(614) 879-7672

Plain City Police–(614) 873-2921

The Humane Society is located at 2020 Plain City Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson, The shelter appreciates donations of supplies. For a list of items, call (614) 879-8368.

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