Jet and Bonnie available for adoption


(Posted Sept. 1, 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 or call the shelter at (614) 879-8368.



Jet is a very handsome and goofy boy who arrived at the shelter on Feb. 2 as a transfer from another shelter. He is a hound mix weighing around 60 pounds. His estimated birthdate is Feb. 26, 2020. He would be a great hiking partner for an active individual or family. He is smart and loves learning, so the Humane Society put him through its Fresh Start Canine Training program. He has completed his 90 days of training and is ready to find his forever home.

Shelter staff have learned over time that Jet needs slow introductions when meeting a potential doggie sibling because he has tons of energy and gets super excited when meeting new dogs. It can be very overwhelming for another dog.

Jet doesn’t realize how big and strong he is, so the staff feels he would do best in a home with older children that can handle his strength. As far as kitties go, the staff is pretty sure he does not like them.

Adoption fees vary for dogs: 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. Fees can be paid by cash or credit card.



Bonnie has been at the shelter since June 11. She was one of many cats the shelter took in due to a hoarding situation in Madison County.

Bonnie has an estimated birthdate of Jan. 11, 2020. During Bonnie’s first few days at the shelter, she was a very scared kitty. It took her a while to get used to her new surroundings, and now she is a very loving kitty. Bonnie will seek you out for love and attention, and when she isn’t soaking up attention, you will find her napping on a cozy cat bed.

Bonnie is still working on her confidence, and loud noises frighten her, so she would most likely thrive in a quiet home without small children and noisy dogs. She loves other cats, so the staff is confident she would follow the lead of another kitty. Bonnie is a sweetheart and would make a wonderful companion that can turn anyone’s bad day into a good one.

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.

Special events

American Leak Detection of Columbus will host a Yappy Hour to benefit the Humane Society of Madison County on Sept. 10, 2-6 p.m., at 2515 International St., Columbus. Bring your dog-friendly dog(s) for a bath and a great time.

On Sept. 26, join the Humane Society, other rescues and shelters, and adoptable pets for the Dublin Pet Fair, 12-4 p.m. The Southern Ohio Flying K9s will be host an Up Dog competition, and Rascal Unit will conduct a low-cost wellness clinic. Visitors are welcome to bring their well-behaved dogs to the event.

Humane Society Info

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