(Posted March 31, 2022)
The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County.
Jamie arrived at the shelter in the beginning of February. His previous owner could no longer care for him. Jamie is a very handsome Australian shepherd mix who is about 2.5 years old and weighs 50 pounds. He is a sweet guy who loves the camera. (Who could blame him with that handsome face?)
Jamie would thrive best in an active home that will keep his brain busy. He loves to go on walks, run around, and play. He would benefit from a large escape-proof, fenced-in yard with lots of room to run. If he is alone with too much time on his paws, his curious mind likes to get him into trouble. He adventures out of his yard if given the opportunity. In his previous home, he would jump the short chain link fence to go play with the neighbor doggies.
Jamie can be choosy about his doggy friends. He was not a fan of the male dogs to which he was introduced but got along much better with the female dogs. When he visited the cat room, he mostly ignored the cats and was submissive and tried to run away when the dominant cats hissed and swatted at him. If he goes to a home with a cat, he likely would do fine with proper introductions.
Jamie is a big boy with a lot of energy. He might unintentionally knock down a small kiddo, so the shelter staff recommends he go to a home with older children who have had experience around big, high-energy dogs. Jamie is a handsome guy with a heart of gold, and he can’t wait to share his love with his forever family.
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. Fees can be paid by cash or credit card.
Found by a good Samaritan, Ellis arrived at the shelter on Dec. 9. She is a 1-year-old, domestic, short-hair kitty with an estimated birthday of December 2020. She is a sweetheart that has a very large and in-charge attitude. She loves getting love and affection but more so on her own terms. She loves chin scratches and pets, and when she’s had enough, she will walk away from you.
As of right now, Ellis is not too keen on the shenanigans of other animals, but the shelter staff hopes that with more socialization she will come around to making more animal friends. Ellis could potentially live in a home with children that understand not to pick her up. She is not a fan and could scratch a small kiddo, trying to get away. Ellis is a sweetheart that knows what she wants. Take her home, and you’ll find yourself a lifelong best friend.
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 email@example.com, 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 www.hsmcohio.org or call the shelter at (614) 879-8368. The shelter appreciates donations of supplies; call for a list of items.
Tour for Life
The 22nd Annual Tour for Life is taking place this year. Shelter partners across the country are working with North Shore Animal League America to bring attention to the plight of homeless animals through nationwide Tour for Life adoption events.
Shelter partners in 53 cities and towns in 37 states are hosting weeklong adoption events at their shelters. The Humane Society of Madison County will be hold their event April 24-April 30. The Society is only scheduling meet-and-greets with people who have submitted an approved application for a dog or cat. The Society apologizes for any inconvenience this year and looks forward to presenting next year’s Tour for Life with open doors.
Watch the Society’s social media pages for lots of photos and videos of adoptions and meet-and-greets. Help pets up for adoption by liking the Society’s page and sharing the pets’ photos and stories.