Stories tagged with: animal shelter

June 4, 2013 - 10:46am
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County invites families for a fun day out.

At the event Saturday, families can take part in a scavenger hunt, Chinese raffle, make crafts and see a demonstration by the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office K-9s. They can also check out some of the animals up for adoption.

"Over the last several years we've managed anywhere from 4 to 5,000 animals a year that come through our doors and are adopted," said Executive Director Jody Murray. "...

March 29, 2013 - 4:48pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

With Easter coming up there's lots of candy for your pets to get into and eat so the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is giving residents tips on what to do if your pet gets into your Easter basket.

"And the most important thing is, if you have pets that can have access to that, is to be careful to keep them out of their ability to get to them because they're going to be curious and we want to make sure they don't get a lot of chocolate, or any foreign bodies, things like that,...

March 7, 2013 - 7:07pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

If you have a love for animals and would like to volunteer the animal shelter is looking for you.

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is in need of volunteers and this Saturday they'll hold an event to speak to those who are interested in giving their time.

The shelter's executive director said the purpose is to match people's talents to support the shelter.

"We have volunteers that help with some of our outside events. We have volunteers that help with fundraising...

January 25, 2013 - 3:36pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

Some local animals are looking for a place to call home.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is holding a special cat adoption day Saturday. The first ten cats adopted will be only $25.

"Our cat population over the last few weeks has steadily been increasing," said Executive Director Jody Murray. "Rather than waiting till we got full we thought it might be a time to have some special fees."

While there are kittens up for adoption Murray said not to...

December 1, 2012 - 5:56pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

'Tis the season to welcome a furry friend into your family.

On Saturday the animal shelter in Muskingum County hosted its Christmas Open House.  Board President Stephanie Hill said there's no better time to open your home to a dog or cat in need.

"A lot of kids like to come in and they can start working on their parents and making suggestions for the dog or cat that they would like to have for Christmas," said Hill.

The shelter is full to capacity right now...

November 30, 2012 - 6:03pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter is having its Christmas open house this Saturday and they're hoping lots of animals will get a home for the holidays.

All cats, dogs and other critters at the shelter are available for adoption. Thanks to generous sponsors, We Lov Pets and Invisible Fence, the first twelve adoptions will be at half price.

"It looks like the weather's going to be good tomorrow and we're hoping to do the twelve adoptions. That's what the shelter's all about is finding homes...

September 14, 2012 - 5:01pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is asking for your help.

Scooter is a one-year-old female cat in desperate need of a loving home.  Executive Director Jody Murray said her back legs were injured so she struggles to walk.

"We're still evaluating what she needs, but she will need extra attention in terms of meeting her daily needs like her food and litter box activities," said Murray.  "It's not going to be a cat that you can just let loose and not...

September 13, 2012 - 6:33pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The new executive director of the animal shelter in Muskingum County is already making progress.

Jody Murray said the organization has two fundraisers planned in the upcoming weeks.  The Pet Smart in Zanesville is holding a $10 cat adoption drive this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

"We have lots of cats," said Murray.  "This is kind of an unusual time of year for us to have so many cats, so the timing of this is working out well.  We're hoping that we...

August 23, 2012 - 9:36am
2 years 1 week ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County Thursday announced it has hired its new Executive Director. Shelter Board President Stephanie Hill says Jody Murray; formerly the Executive Director of The Carr Center in Zanesville has been hired for the position. Hill says Murray’s past experience in managing a non-profit, along with his fundraising experience and connections to our local community made him the best choice. Murray is a graduate of Ohio University and lives in Blue Rock...

August 9, 2012 - 7:07pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is getting ready for its biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Ohio University/Zane State College Campus Center will host the annual benefit auction this weekend.  Board Member Holly Voltz said attendees will be able to bid on a variety of items.

"This year's theme is "It's A Small World After All", and it just brings it to home and how important it is for all of us to come together to help the animals here at the...

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