Cuddly Anderson and pretty Lucy are up for adoption


(Posted Oct. 3, 2022)

The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County. Also, check out the end of this article for information on the Humane Society’s fundraiser at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City.


This sweet cuddle bug’s name is Anderson. He may be big, but the shelter staff hs a feeling he is going to think he’s a lap dog once he gets settled into a home. This boy has an estimated birthdate of July 2017 and weighs about 73 pounds.

Anderson is a handsome, awesome dog. When he is one-on-one with his person, he is the biggest baby. He is very intelligent, knows his basic obedience, and is very food motivated and quick to learn. He knows sit, down, sit and stay, shake with both paws, and he knows to stop and wait at doors before entering or exiting.

Anderson keeps his kennel clean, loves pets and snuggles and will melt in your lap as he melts your heart. He is a very well-behaved boy. He does really well with services like nail trims and will politely hand you his paw. At this time, he is a little stressed at the shelter, so the staff is asking that Anderson be the only pet in the home and, maybe with more socializing and training, this will change.

When it comes to children, Anderson is a very big guy with very big zoomies. The shelter staff would love for him to go to a home with older children who have experience with large doggos (just so he doesn’t accidentally knock anyone down.

Adoption fees for dogs vary: shelter dogs are $180, prison dogs are $250, puppies are $300, 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; this fee is cash only. Adoption fees can be paid by cash or credit card.


Lucy arrived at the shelter because her previous owners could no longer care for her. She has an estimated birthdate of April 1, 2016. She not only has gorgeous blue eyes, she also has the most beautiful dilute calico coat (colored with grey, orange, white, peach, black and brown).

Lucy loves to have her coat brushed, and she likes to lie around on the cat trees and take naps. She also loves pets and will headbutt you and say, “Hey, hooman. Pet me now!” Lucy is vocal when she wants to be, but for the most part she is pretty mellow and a little shy.

Lucy has done well with the other cats she has met but will require slow, proper introductions. She has not yet met any dogs at the shelter but, like with cats, will require proper introductions. She seems to love everyone that she meets. The shelter staff thinks she will thrive in a home with children who have experience with cats and will give her time to adjust.

Lucy is very treat-motivated and comes running when you rattle that treat jar.
The adoption fee is $80 for kittens up to 6 months old and $60 for cats 7 months and older. It includes: a FeLV/FIV test, spay or neuter, set of shots, deworming, and a one-year rabies shot (if old enough). Fees can be paid by cash or credit card.

Humane Society Info
The Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) remains closed to the public but continues to accept applications for 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.

The Humane Society is located at 2020 Plain City Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson. If you are interested in adopting a pet, fill out an application online at or call the shelter at (614) 879-8368. The shelter appreciates donations of supplies; call for a list of items.

Der Dutchman fundraiser
The Humane Society is holding its annual charity fundraiser on Nov. 12 at Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City. The event includes live and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, and presentation of the 2022 Bonzi awards. Handmade jewelry, toys and other items will be available for purchase. Credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to have time to browse the items for purchase and up for auction.

Doors open at 5:30. Dinner starts at 6:30. The cost is $35 per person ($15 for ages 10 and younger). The family-style dinner includes roast beef and chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, dressing, corn, bread, beverage and dessert. The vegetarian entrée includes a choice of fish or steamed veggies which includes mashed potatoes, corn, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.

The reservation form can be found at or stop into the shelter at 2020 Plain City Georgesville Rd. N.E., West Jefferson, OH 43162.

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