See what adorable fur babies are up for adoption


(Posted Sept. 7, 2023)

The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County. Thanks to a generous donor, all adoptions for cats and dogs are half off during the month of September.


When Striker arrived at the shelter, he was skinny. He has since gained weight, looks healthy, and weighs around 65 pounds. He is a handsome, all-white German shepherd mix with an estimated birthdate of March 2020.

Striker has touched the hearts of the shelter’s staff and volunteers. He has been working at building his confidence and will need a family who will continue to help him with this. He would do best with a family that has experience with the German shepherd breed. He has lots of energy and will need mental exercises to stimulate his brain. Examples are agility exercises or training classes.

Striker is learning to take treats gently (hands of small children are not ideal right now). He needs to work on housetraining. He tends to eat and drink his water quickly, so a slow feeder works best for him. He might decide the trashcan or a shoe is a delicious treat, so a family with patience would be best. Striker is also an acrobat and can easily jump a 6-foot fence.

The shelter staff understands that this is a lot of information but asks potential adopters to keep in mind that Striker is smart, quick to learn, great on a leash, and loves people and affection so much.

Adoption fees for dogs vary: shelter dogs are $180, prison dogs are $250, puppies are $300, and popular pure-breeds are $400. (Note: Fees for adoptions made in September 2023 are half off of these prices.) 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.


Jiggy and her kittens were rescued by a nice person who wanted them all to have a better life, so they brought them to the shelter. Jiggy is a young lady herself with an estimated birthdate of May 2021. All of her kittens have found their forever homes and now it’s her turn.

Jiggy is a sweet girl with a world class purr motor. She is very social and loves pets and to be brushed. She loves basking in the sun and would love nothing more than to be able to do that while lounging in her very own cat tree in her forever home.

Jiggy does well with other kitties once they have been slowly introduced. She can be a little “hissy” with new kitties, so it is important that she be acclimated slowly if there are other kitties in the home. She hasn’t met any dogs since coming to the shelter, but she should be fine with them with slow and proper introductions. Jiggy loves people of all ages, so she should do well with children in the home.

The adoption fees for cats are $100 for kittens up to 6 months old and $80 for cats 7 months and older. (Note: Fees for adoptions made in September 2023 are half off of these prices.) The price includes: a FeLV/FIV test (if old enough), 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.

General Humane Society info
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 is open by appointment.

The Humane Society appreciates donations of supplies; call for a list of items.

Spaghetti Dinner
Ann & Tony’s in West Jefferson is offering a carryout-only spaghetti dinner as a fundraiser for the Humane Society. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Humane Society. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Meals can be picked up at Ann * Tony’s Sept. 19-21.

Paws & Pals Dinner
The Humane Society’s 19th Annual Paws & Pals Dinner/Auction is set for Oct. 28 at Der Dutchman in Plain City. Reservation forms can be printed from the society’s website or picked up from the shelter starting Sept. 20.

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