Rescue A Pet

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Monroe County Animal Shelter Holly the catHolly is a gorgeous cat, and just an example of the many lovable pets available for adoption from Monroe County Animal Shelter. Conveniently located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Walmart), the Shelter is open Tuesday-Friday from 11-4:30 and Saturdays from 11-2. You can view available pets on

Check the new valuable feature the website while you’re there; click on Pets and then Helpful Hints. You will find many informative, helpful articles about keeping your pets healthy and happy. Read about introducing new pets into your household, getting supplies for your new pet, training cats for litter boxes, changing your new pet’s name and other valuable information.

All animals adopted are spayed or neutered, have age appropriate vaccinations and testing, and are microchipped (with registration). Cats are litter box trained. $50 adoption fee for cats 2 or younger, $40 for cats over 2 or special needs.

Even if you are not ready to adopt, you can help the Animal Shelter. On an average week, they have about 50 intakes, 5-10 adoptions, and transfer 50 pets to rescue partners. Volunteers can help by working at the Shelter and/or fostering dogs to prepared them for adoption. Also, the Shelter is constantly in need of donations, including paper towels, laundry detergent, lots of scoopable/clumping cat litter, copy paper, bleach, Q-tips, cotton balls, and original blue Dawn, and cleaning and office supplies – just drop your donations off at the Shelter.