Dogs can be a hot commodity, and with more dog nappers hoping to make a quick dollar, owners need to take precautions.
One of the biggest steps you can take to help protect man's best friend is having it micro-chipped with a tracking device. While this can sometimes help a napper locate where a dog may be, it can also help you locate your dog if it is lost or stolen. Charity Stevens, a rescue coordinator with the animal shelter in Muskingum County, said everyone...
There's just over a month left for you to purchase dog tags for your pet at the regular fee.
From now until January 31, a one year dog tag costs $10, a three year $30 and a permanent tag for $100. After the 31st the prices double. There are 13 vendors in the county that sell the tag, but if you're interested in a three year or permanent tag only the Auditor's office or Dog Pound can sell them.
One of the best past times of the holidays is decorating your home with lights, trees, wreaths and other sparkling items.
These decorations give the season more excitement and make your home very pretty. But one thing for pet owners to remember, if you think it's pretty, most likely your pet will agree but not in a way you appreciate.
Pets love to chew cords, eat plants as well as leftovers and may even try to climb your tree. John Murray, the executive director from the Animal...
Dogs taken to an animal shelter in the state have a better chance of survival depending on the county.
A study by the Columbus Dispatch shows that 70 percent of dogs take to shelters last year were reclaimed by owners or adopted. Locally, the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County said they've had 1,100 dogs come to the shelter as of last month. 82 percent found permanent homes.
"Until we get all the animals out there spayed and neutered," said Executive Director Jody...
A special dog is waiting for adoption. Philly, a five year old female heeler mix is ready to go to her forever home. If Philly doesn't look like the dog for you, there's plenty of others waiting at the shelter.
"We always have a variety of all kinds of breeds of dogs, ages of dogs pretty much anything that you'd be interested in probably we have it here or will have it in the near future," said Jody Murray, Animal Shelter Executive Director.
The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is looking toward the future after hiring a new director.
Jody Murray was announced as the Shelter's Executive Director on Thursday. He has already started working with the shelter board to push the organization forward.
"We've had a lot of discussions with the Board and the Board's been very involved in the operation at the shelter over the last couple of months. I think our biggest thing is to look at some short-term financial goals...