Sid and Bear are up for adoption

(Posted Feb. 6, 2024)

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


Helllllooooo! My name is Sid. The people here at the shelter named me after the “Ice Age” movie character with the goofy eyes. But really, I’m more Sid, the punk rock icon. I am probably a terrier mix. I weigh around 53 pounds, and I was probably born in December 2022. I was found making my way about town on my own; a swell lady drove me to the shelter.

I love to sing. The shelter staff has been great about letting me express myself through my voice and chasing my dream of being the first dog ever on “The Voice.” My voice is a cross between that a mournful husky and a hound’s howl. Because I like to sing often, it is probably best if I go to a house and not an apartment so I don’t bother the neighbors.

I love to go on lots of exploration walks, and I am great while on leash. Sniffing is my superpower. When I am not outside playing or going for walks, I really enjoy chin scratches. I am a very animated and funny boy with a goofball personality. I love to have fun and play, but I have a loving and affectionate side, as well. I take pride in having a clean kennel. House training should be very easy for me to pick up.

I have met a couple of other dog friends in my short time here, and I do better with dogs that are smaller. I am very interested in dogs my own size, but when meeting them I can be timid at first. When it comes to feline friends, I am a bit afraid of them, but with time and a proper introduction, I think I would be cool with cats.

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.


This is the good boy known as Bear. This handsome fellow came to the shelter after his previous owner wasn’t able to keep him. He is about 6 years old.

Bear had some dental disease when he arrived at the shelter, so the majority of his teeth were pulled. Losing a number of teeth has caused him to have a bit of an endearing underbite look about him. Despite the missing teeth, he still eats dry food like a champ. He is a big fan of canned food, though, and has requested that his forever home still provide that to him.

This boy is the sweetest thing you’ll ever meet. He loves nothing more than to be brushed. He also is a Grade A lap kitty. He truly is a champion cuddle bug.

Bear is a laid-back guy and doesn’t get upset by anything. He roams free in the cat room and gets along wonderfully with other kitties. Shelter staff think he would do just fine as the only pet in a home or in a home with other fur babies. Just remember that it takes three months for kitties to feel acclimated in their new home.

It’s a sad fact that black kitties are always the last to be adopted, and the shelter staff doesn’t understand why. Like so many other black kitties, Bear has one of the best personalities ever.

Adoption fees for cats are $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, a Home Again microchip, a 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.

Dine at Texas Roadhouse, 1770 Hilliard Rome Rd., Hilliard, between 3 and 10 p.m. Feb. 20 and the restaurant will donate 10 percent of your bill (including drinks and gift card purchases) to the Humane Society of Madison County. Be sure to tell your server you are there to support the Humane Society. Flyers can be printed from

The Humane Society is looking for bakers for the spring bake sale set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30 at Tractor Supply Co., 300 Lafayette St., London, and Tractor Supply Co., 5525 W. Broad St., Columbus. Baked goods can be dropped off at the shelter between 1 and 4:30 p.m. March 29.

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