Pen Pals Animal Shelter is a nonprofit adoption center on the grounds of Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson.

This no-kill shelter has a large selection of cats and dogs ready for adoption. All animals have been spayed, neutered and vaccinated.

Operated entirely upon donations and volunteer veterinary services, Pen Pals charges a fee of $40 to adopt a cat or a dog. Microchips are optional and cost $10.

Donations of animal food, treats, toys, beds, blankets and monetary contributions are welcome.

Pen Pals, 5568 La. 68, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Email penpalsanimal for information or call (225) 634-6051. Visit or Pen Pals on Facebook for available animals.