Adoptable pets: Luna and Sparky are lovable

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(Posted April 29, 2021)

The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County. If you are interested in adopting a pet, fill out an application online at www.hsmcohio.org or call the shelter at (614) 879-8368.

Luna

Luna came to the shelter on Feb. 18, 2021, because her owner was put in a tough situation and could no longer care for her. Luna is a beautiful girl that could catch anyone’s eye. She is about 2 years old and is a bit shy and reserved with a touch of chill and laid-back personality.

You will most likely find her lounging on a cozy cat tree, catching rays of sunlight. When she wants love and attention, she lets out the tiniest meow and starts her motor going with her unique purr.

Luna doesn’t mind other kitties; she seems to like having a friend to hang and co-exist with. Luna’s previous mommy said she is scared of dogs and will hide from them when they are around. Luna hasn’t shown much interest in toys. The shelter staff has noticed she would rather hang out and take catnaps with her people.

Adoption fees are $80 for kittens up to 6 months old and $60 for cats 7 months and older. The fee includes a FeLV/FIV test, spay or neuter, shots, deworming, and a one-year rabies shot (if old enough). Fees can be paid by cash or credit card.

Sparky

This middle-aged guy still has lots of spunk in his trunk. Seriously, Sparky has the cutest walk ever. He came to the shelter on Feb. 10 after his owner passed away. The shelter staff estimates he is 8 years old, weighs 11 pounds, and is a Jack Russell mix.

Sparky loves to play “I’m gonna get ya,” gleefully zig-zagging as you try to “catch him.” He is a small guy with lots of punch in his little body. During introductions to other dogs, he has been mostly indifferent. Size doesn’t seem to matter to him, though he does prefer calmer dogs. On his visit to the shelter’s kitty condo, Sparky mostly ignored the cats, letting out an occasional bark to remind the kitties who’s boss. The cute little man with big ears will likely fit in line in a home with other pets.

Sparky does a great job keeping his kennel tidy, always waiting to go outside to potty. He is sure to make a wonderful addition to one lucky family.

Sparky is in the shelter’s prison training program and is learning basic commands, like sit and stay. His adoption fee will be $200 plus a $17 county license.

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

Humane Society Info

The Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) remains closed to the public.     HSMC continues to accept applications for its adoptable pets, schedule meet-and-greets for adopters, and schedule appointments when possible for the public.

To request an appointment, send email to contact@hsmcohio.org, call (614) 879-8368 or visit HSMC on Facebook.

Shelter visitors are asked to wear a mask at all times.

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

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

Texas Roadhouse, 1770 Hilliard Rome Rd., Columbus, will donate 10 percent of dine-in or carryout food purchases made between 3 and 10 p.m. April 28 to the Humane Society of Madison County. Participants must present a fundraising flyer at the time of purchase, available by contacting the Humane Society ahead of time. Call-ahead seating at the restaurant is available, (614) 921-1850.

Golf Outing

The Humane Society will hold its inaugural golf outing on June 21 at Heritage Golf Course, 3525 Heritage Club Dr., Hilliard. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

The cost to enter a foursome is $500 and includes valet bag service, a golf cart, two drink tickets per person, and lunch. Sponsorship packages also are available.

Registration forms and sponsorship commitments are due by May 1. For more information, call (614) 879-8368 or visit hsmcohio.org.

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