Stories tagged with: Animal Shelter in Muskingum County

June 6, 2014 - 6:20pm
5 weeks 1 day ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County wants you to come out to their second annual Family Fun Day.

The shelter's Executive Director Jody Murray said they had a great turnout last year, and with the nice weather expected, this year's fun day should be even more fun.

"It's just what it says," Murray said.  "It's a day to bring out your kids and grandparents. It's kind of an open house and gives us a chance to kind of show off the shelter a little bit."...

May 28, 2014 - 12:43pm
6 weeks 3 days ago

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...

December 17, 2013 - 12:18pm
29 weeks 4 days ago

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.

There are some drawbacks to these types of tags.

"You cannot transfer that...

April 17, 2013 - 6:49pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

 If you have a love for animals and would like to be a foster parent, the animal shelter is looking for you.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is looking for people to provide foster homes for young puppies and kittens. The animals need a safe place to grow healthy.

Executive Director, Jody Murray said " They don't do well in the shelter environment, they do better in an environment that don't have a lot of other animals around so what we do is work with...

March 19, 2013 - 5:07pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

When cats are taken to the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County, they are sensitive to their new surroundings and become stressed out, tending to get sick.

Therefore the shelter has decided to renovate it's cat rooms to brighten the area, and hopefully moral, as well as create larger spaces for the cats.

Executive Director, Jody Murray said, "So we are looking at actually doubling the size of the space of their cages. So they will have some more room to move around, get some...

December 11, 2012 - 6:42pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

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...

October 22, 2012 - 3:18pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

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...

October 5, 2012 - 5:02pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

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.

In order to keep their...

August 24, 2012 - 4:40pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

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...

June 27, 2012 - 5:09pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

There are only a few more days to take advantage of a special offer at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County.

June is cat adoption month at the Animal Shelter.

Staff member Kit White said the shelter is almost to capacity for cats who need a good home.

"We have a variety, we have kittens full grown cats we have older cats, we have just about anything that you would be looking for," said White.

Cats one year and older can be adopted for only $25, cats 8...

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