Stories tagged with: animal shelter

June 14, 2012 - 2:56pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is looking for a new Executive Director.  Shelter Board Director Stephanie Hill tells Whiz News that Larry Hostetler was terminated for financial concerns.  She says Hostetler did a great job while he was at the shelter, but the board felt there was a need to find new leadership with new ideas for fundraising.  Hostetler worked at the shelter for 8 years and was making 56,000 dollars and the board would like to hire someone between 40 and...

January 6, 2012 - 7:16pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

If your kids are complaining that they didn't get a pet for Christmas, Saturday is the perfect opportunity to change that.

The animal shelter in Zanesville is giving away free cats to good homes.  Executive Director Larry Hostetler said it's cost effective for the shelter to waive the adoption fees rather than caring for the animals for an extended period of time.

"Financially it's very hard because we put a lot of money into spaying, neutering and all of the...

December 3, 2011 - 5:36pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

Tails were wagging on Saturday at the animal shelter in Zanesville.

The shelter held an open house to raise awareness about the services it provides.  People were greeted by pets up for adoption, and rescue groups, obedience trainers and vendors were also on site.  Marcia Pettet works for the Invisible Fence company, and she said this event is the perfect way to learn more about the shelter.

"It's a real eye-opener," said Pettet.  "You see how many...

December 2, 2011 - 5:36pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

There's a gift you can give your family this holiday season that will love you back.

The animal shelter in Zanesville is hosting an open house this weekend to place pets in forever homes.  Executive Director Larry Hostetler said rescue groups, obedience trainers and vendors will also be on site.

"I always enjoy it because I get to see a lot of members of the community that I don't get to see," said Hostetler.  "A lot of our board members will be here if...

September 16, 2011 - 3:33pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

Cats at the animal shelter in Muskingum County are looking for forever homes, and this weekend is the perfect opportunity to make a cat a member of your family.

The shelter is holding a free cat adoption day on Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Executive director Larry Hostetler said the shelter placed 149 cats in 6 hours last time.

"We're coming towards the end of kitten season, and after the last free cat adoption event, we filled up pretty quickly, so we haven't...

July 22, 2011 - 5:43pm
3 years 1 week ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County has reached a critical point with its cat population.

The shelter has cats in almost every available space. The problem started over the past year and now that it's kitten season they're extremely over populated to the point where they haven't been able to take cats in for the last three or four weeks.

"If we can't reduce the population we're going to have to euthanize for space," said Larry Hostetler. "It's become a reality....

July 1, 2011 - 4:18pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

As over crowding continues to be an issue for the local animal shelter, they are asking for your help to keep from turning to euthanization as a last resort.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is an adoptable, no kill shelter, meaning any pet that is not sick or aggressive will be saved. The shelter has been working at full capacity for sometime now and has had to turn away a number of animals.

"[I'm] all curious of what people are going to do with them if they're going...

February 11, 2011 - 5:08pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

If you're looking for a furry friend to join your home, the animal shelter in Muskingum County may hold the answer for you.

This week's pet is Spunky. He's a six-month-old Jack Russell Terrier looking to be adopted into a new and loving home. Spunky has been at the animal shelter in Muskingum County for about three weeks now.

"He's a pretty active little guy. Seems to get along well with everything. I think he would do well in an active home with kids. Seems to be pretty...

February 4, 2011 - 5:25pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

While its impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the U.S., reports estimate that cats alone range up to 70 million.

The Muskingum County Animal Shelter is working hard to find homes for pets in need. Right now, cats that are six-months and older can be purchased for just $20.00. That fee includes all vaccinations and also a microchip.

The first pet we'd like to introduce is a cat named Eleanore, she is around six-years-old.

"I can personally tell...

January 28, 2011 - 10:06pm
3 years 26 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is showcasing two special animals this week.

Executive Director Larry Hostetler says it is always better to come to a shelter and adopt the animals that are in need.  Animals, like Suzie, are looking for a permanent home.

"This is Suzie. She came into the shelter a couple weeks ago; she is a 5-year-old terrier mix. Very sweet dog and she is available for adoption," said Hostetler.

And when it comes to cats, Executive...

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