East Feliciana pets available for Dec. 10, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Shane Winans -- Half-pint, a 10-year-old terrier mix, was found abandoned in July on the grounds of Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. He arrived at Pen Pals with ear and skin infections and severe dental disease. After receiving medical attention and plenty of loving care, Half-pint has made a full recovery. He has a loving personality and would make a great addition to any home.

Pen Pals Animal Shelter is a nonprofit adoption center on the grounds of Dixon Correctional Institute, 5568 La. 68, in Jackson.

The no-kill shelter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 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.

Email penpalsanimalshelter@gmail.com for information or call (225) 634-6051. Visit petfinder.com or Pen Pals on Facebook for available animals.