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

The no-kill shelter, open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, has a large selection of cats and dogs ready for adoption. All have been spayed, neutered and vaccinated. Operated entirely through donations and volunteer veterinary services, Pen Pals charges $40 to adopt a cat or a dog. Optional microchips cost $10.

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

Email for information or call (225) 634-6051.