Cooper and Seely looking for forever homes

(Posted Nov. 30, 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.


Cooper arrived at the shelter on Oct. 15, 2020. His owners were no longer able to care for him. Shelter staff estimate his birthdate to be March 7, 2018, so he is still quite young. Cooper loves other kitties, dogs and children. He greets all the newbies that arrive at the shelter to make them feel welcome. He loves pets, treats and climbing on the cat trees. Cooper is such a terrific kitty that deserves a home of his own.

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


Two years ago, the shelter raised money for an operation on Seely’s legs. For anyone new to the shelter, here is her story.

Seely arrived at the shelter on March 28, 2018, when she was about 4 months old after she was found in a ditch during a rainstorm. She got her name because her front legs make her walk a bit like a seal due to a birth defect. But her legs certainly do not hold her back. She can run and play with the best of them (just not quite as far and as long). By the time Seely was old enough to have her surgery, she had become very fearful of doctors and hospitals. After much consideration, the staff decided not to pursue the surgery due to the anxiety and stress it would cause Seely. Instead, she was fitted for a wheelchair for her front legs.

Seely is a special adoptable because she needs a family that can give her time and attention for her expected future medical needs. Seely would need to be the only animal in the home as she does not like cats and is dog-selective. She plays a little rough with dog friends which sometimes scares the other dog. She can also be jealous of babies and toddlers in the home, so she would need a home with only older children. She thoroughly enjoys it when the Girl Scouts visit at the shelter. She loves to lie in the sun, have her belly rubbed, go for trips in the car (especially to McDonald’s), and go for rides in a wagon. She is hoping to find her perfect forever home so she can have her special person to love. The adoption process will be different than the shelter’s regular procedures, Call the shelter for details.

Adoption fees for dogs are as follows: shelter dogs, $150; prison dogs, $200; puppies, $250; popular pure-breeds, $400. The price 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. All fees are cash only.

Needed Supplies
The shelter would welcome donations of non-clumping cat litter, Fancy Feast wet kitten food, soft dog treats, and small bags of cat treats.

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, 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, The shelter appreciates donations of supplies. For a list of items, call (614) 879-8368.

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