Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Animal Shelter

October 16, 2013 - 4:03pm
38 weeks 2 days ago

During the month of October, a certain type of cat will not be available for adoption at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter Society.

Executive Director Jody Murray said it is a national guideline for most shelters to not adopt out black cats during the month of Halloween as a safety precaution.

"Unfortunately, there has been a history of abuse of black cats during the month of October,” said Murray. “So most shelters like us, want to air on the side of safety so...

October 15, 2013 - 5:31pm
38 weeks 3 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society's largest fundraiser of the year is being deemed a success.

Executive Director, Jody Murray says it was a great evening with a generous community. The fundraiser on Saturday featured more than 100 items in a live auction and more than 200 items in a silent auction.

"We had a 50/50 drawing and the person who won the 50/50 drawing actually donated 500 dollars of that back, so those are the kinds of things that were happening,” Murray said....

September 3, 2013 - 7:01pm
44 weeks 3 days ago

The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County is hosting a special sale on about 25 cats living at the shelter.

Typically the adoption fee for a cat is 60 dollars, but for certain selected breeds, that price has been cut in half to only 30 dollars.

"We are kind of focusing on some cats that have been here longer, that's really what we are looking at and just some of the ones that typically aren't at the top of someone's list,” said Executive Director Jody Murray. “We...

August 6, 2013 - 9:31pm
48 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Shelter's calendar is packed in the nearing weeks that will either help the non profit organization raise funds or help our furry friends find homes.

The first is a special dog adoption event on August seventeenth at Tractor Supply from 10 to 3 pm. The shelter hosts several similar events throughout the year in hopes to reach more people by being closer to the hustle and bustle of Maple Avenue.

"Its just a way of letting the community know maybe have not have to...

April 24, 2013 - 5:24pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

If you love animals there are two events coming up that may be a perfect fit for you.

The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County is partnering with, "Pet Smart" and "We Love Pets", to have two adoptions events. They will have a wide range of cats and dogs to choose from and the public is invited to attend.

"We actually have, as far as the shelter goes, our census is pretty high, so you're going to find a large variety of cats, dogs, puppies, kittens at both...

December 21, 2012 - 4:51pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

A local retirement community does its part to help animals this holiday season.

For the last month, Primrose Retirement Community has been collecting items for the Muskingum County Animal Shelter. Primrose Executive Director Shala Steinman and housekeeper Mindy Chappalear created "Peace on Earth and Good Will to Pets" to help residents remember the animals at the shelter this Christmas.

"The day that the notice went up they were ecstatic. It just started pouring in...

June 15, 2012 - 6:52pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is looking for a new executive director.

Shelter Board Director Stephanie Hill said that Larry Hostetler was terminated for financial reasons.

"Someone who has worked for a non-profit would be perfect, because that's the important thing," said Hill.  "A lot of people think that we're associated with the county or the city of Zanesville, but we're not.  We're completely non-profit and rely on adoption fees and...

April 28, 2012 - 5:14pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Pet owners had the chance to capture their love for animals on film Saturday...

The Muskingum County Animal Shelter held a fundraiser for families to bring their pets and take a "family portrait".

"It's a 10 dollar cash donation, or one of the items from the wishlist. I'm also offering, anyone that does a full sponsorship on a pet, or an actual adoption, gets a free 8x10 print today," said photographer Dena Searls.

Some of those "wish list"...

March 12, 2012 - 3:06pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Puppy and kitten season is right around the corner, and soon some of the empty kennels in the Animal Shelter will be filled.

Executive Director Larry Hostetler of the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County said the number of animals at the shelter is down, and that is giving shelter officials a chance to prepare for the upcoming spring.

"Spring is coming up, and we'll see a lot of puppies and kittens. So usually when were slow like this, when we're low on population, we'll...

December 21, 2011 - 5:44pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

For pets the holidays can not only be a dangerous time but a stressful time as well.

Executive Director of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter Larry Hostetler said everything from decorations to food can be a hazard to your pet.

When decorating Hostetler suggests you tape down all electrical wiring and use only non breakable ornaments.

"With shinny glass ornaments, the dogs see them, the cats see them," said Hostetler. "If they bite those and they...

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