Chica and Mittens are looking for loving homes

(Posted Aug. 3, 2020)

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 or call the shelter at (614) 879-8368.



Chica was surrendered on March 3, 2020, because her owners could no longer afford to care for her. She is an all-white, pit bull terrier mix, about 6 years old, and weighs in at about 44 pounds.

Chica is full of personality, and she will not hesitate to tell you how she is feeling. If you walk away from her kennel, she will usually give a couple of yaps to tell you to come back and show her more love or take her for a walk. She is a big sweetheart and is all about her toys. She loves to wrestle and romp while playing with them.

Chica has done quite well when introduced to other dogs, but she seems a bit on the outs when it comes to cats and little kids, so she would do better in a home without them. Chica is a love bug and has such an outgoing personality.

Adoption fees for dogs vary: shelter dogs are $150, prison dogs are $200, puppies are $250, and popular pure-breeds are $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.



Mittens has an estimated birthdate of April 21, 2020. If you have ever wanted a pet that will talk to you about everything, Mittens is for you. This black-and-white delight loves curling up on a warm lap for cuddles just as much as she loves running around the house with her foster sisters. Mittens has been a favorite ever since she came into the shelter, with her easy-going personality and loving deposition. She would do well with a family that will adore her just as much as she would adore them.

The 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.

Humane Society Info

The Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) has decided to remain closed to the public. After watching the number of COVID-19 cases climb and with a small facility, organizers know they cannot assure a six-foot distance between visitors to the shelter.

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, call (614) 879-8368 or visit HSMC on Facebook.

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

Organizers will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep everyone informed as to when they will reopen the shelter to the public.

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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