Stories tagged with: dogs

May 28, 2014 - 12:43pm
13 weeks 23 hours 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...

January 13, 2014 - 3:05pm
32 weeks 2 days ago

Authorities say an Indiana dog breeder, whose minivan broke down in Hebron Saturday, was transporting 62 dogs, some four or five to a crate. 

Licking County Humane Society Executive Director Lori Carlson says the animals were stacked “bottom to top” in the van, when it was discovered in the parking lot of a hotel in Hebron over the weekend. Carlson says the dogs, some just a few weeks old, had coats covered in feces and urine. 

The driver reported being...

December 17, 2013 - 7:15pm
36 weeks 1 day ago

What may look like just an abandoned school on the outside, is turned into a training facility that prepares K-9 units for when scenarios like school shootings and bomb threats, turn into real-life situations.

In order to make sure they're ready for those scenarios, dogs like Ike are trained for a minimum of 16 hours each month. To make that happen, every other Tuesday, Barry Connell of Ohio Working Dogs spends his day training new and veteran K-9's.

Connell explained, "It's...

October 25, 2013 - 3:45pm
43 weeks 5 days ago

With temperatures steadily declining don't forget your pets.

Muskingum County Animal Shelter Society Director, Jody Murray says that animals should receive a wellness check around this time to detect any serious medical issues.

"Cats and dogs are just like people," said Murray. If they have any kind of chronic health problem it will be made worse by cold weather and the winter time. if they have any kind of arthritis or breathing problems it's a good time to have check...

October 23, 2013 - 6:28pm
44 weeks 17 hours ago

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating what has caused nearly 600 deaths and more than 36,000 illnesses in dogs. The FDA believes the outbreaks of illness are jerky treats produced in China, but are still unsure what brands. The Muskingum County Animal Shelter Society's Executive Director Jody Murray wants to warn pet owners to be cautious until there's more information.

"Certainly if you're using any of the jerky treats, watch for any gastrointestinal or kidney issues...

August 7, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum County and Guernsey County Sheriff's Office both retired one of their K-9's this year and on Wednesday, they each added a new German Shepherd to the department.

"We try and keep one on every shift," said Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz. "We've been doing that for the last several years and since we had one retired, it's time to get a new one."

With the increase in drug flow between the two counties, they're both looking for a second K-9 to...

July 18, 2013 - 4:10pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Your pets can be affected by the weather just like humans, so Jody Murray, the executive director of The Animal Shelter Society is offering up some tips for pet owners to keep their animals safe throughout the summer.

"Obviously they're going to be drinking a lot more water right now," said Murray. "And not only is it important to make sure they have water but if you're not giving them fresh water a couple times during the day, it can get too hot. You don't really think...

May 5, 2013 - 1:00pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

A Coshocton woman who was attacked my a family dog has died from her injuries.

According to a spokeswoman from Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Rachael Honaberger of Coshocton is listed as deceased.

Honaberger was attacked last Tuesday around 2:40 p.m. and was transported to the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital and was later flown to Grant Medical Center to be treated for her injuries.

The dog was taken from the home and is quarantined at a local veterinarian at...

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