Shadow and Kitten are up for adoption

(Posted April 4, 2023)

The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC).


With his big ears, big paws, and an even bigger heart, Shadow is a 7-year-old German shepherd looking for a place to call his own. He weighs about 68 pounds, walks well on a leash, and knows how to shake with both paws, sit, lie down, and roll over.

He loves to go on walks with all the humans at the shelter. He would do just fine in a home with kids who are respectful of dogs. He even does well when meeting other dogs. He was a little socially awkward but also responded well when given social cues from other canine friends.

He was a scaredy cat when it came to his visit in the cat room. He would probably do fine in a home with dog-friendly cats with slow and proper introductions. Any lover of German shepherds would be lucky to have this boy.

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.


Meet the shelter’s resident tortie, Kitten. Kitten and her brother came to the shelter recently after their owner passed away. Kitten is about 5 years old and has an estimated birthdate of March 1, 2018. She is doing a very good job of adjusting to life at the shelter, but she would love to be back in a home. She is a little on the shy side, but she warms up quickly and loves attention and pets. She has such a sweet and expressive face, too.

She is acclimated to living with another kitty, so she would be fine in a home with other kitties or dogs, as long as they are slowly and properly introduced. She would do well with kids who allow her to have her space. She would make a great companion for a single person or a family. She really is a great kitty.

The adoption fee is $100 for kittens up to 6 months old and $80 for cats 7 months and older. It 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.

Board Meeting
The HSMC board will meet April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Vallery & Dorn Insurance Co., 82 E. Main St., West Jefferson.

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser
Dine at the restaurant, 1770 Hilliard Rome Rd., Columbus, on April 19, 3-10 p.m. Ten percent of all proceeds, including gift card purchases, will be donated to HSMC. Participants must tell their servers they are there to support HSMC. Flyers can be printed at Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser.

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