Stories tagged with: Pets

July 1, 2014 - 10:42am
8 weeks 4 days ago

While holiday parties and fireworks can be fun for people, four legged friends aren't so keen on the celebrations.

A local animal expert says that the 4th of July holiday is one of the highest rated weekends for lost pets. The animals aren't used to the loud noises that fireworks make or the large crowds of people and can experience anxiety.

Some pets can be more sensitive then others.

"The thing of it is you never know when your dog might be one that has been fine...

April 14, 2014 - 5:08pm
19 weeks 5 days ago

With Easter just around the corner parents may be looking to purchase baby chicks for their children. The local health department is saying although they are adorable , they could be dangerous.

According to the Centers for Disease Control since the 1990's, 45 salmonella outbreaks have been linked to live poultry. The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department's Kristen Baker says people handling live animals are susceptible to the disease especially young children.


March 11, 2014 - 2:02pm
24 weeks 4 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society and PetSmart are teaming up to help find homes for Muskingum County animals. The adoption event will take place this Saturday and Sunday starting at noon at PetSmart in the Northepoint Center Plaza in Zanesville.

"We usually try and have a variety of puppies and cats and kittens so and of course if they stop up there and they're not seeing what they want, ,they can always come to the shelter because we're still open on Saturday's so they can go up there...

December 26, 2013 - 6:50pm
35 weeks 2 days ago

If you did get for a pet for Christmas, and it's more work than you initially thought it would be, rescue coordinator at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter Society, Charity Stevens, says to give your pet some time to adjust before taking it to the shelter.

"There's always a transitional period when you get a new pet that can be anywhere from two to three weeks so at least give it a little bit of a try to see if the pets gonna work and let them adjust because they've just been...

December 16, 2013 - 3:05pm
36 weeks 5 days ago

With the holidays quickly approaching pet owners need to be aware of certain hazards for their animals.

Executive Director at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County ,Jody Murray says that holiday decorations especially trees can cause serious harm to your pets.

"Biggest thing is make sure you get your tree secure with pets and particularly larger animals coming around they can easily knock your tree down. If you are looking at a live tree there are some additives that some...

December 5, 2013 - 5:48pm
38 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County is having a Christmas open house this Saturday at 10 a.m. Executive Director Jody Murray says the first 12 adoptions of the day will be half price, and says the open house will be a full day of fun events for the entire family.

"We're gonna have a craft for children throughout the day and then also, our shelter vet, Dr. Kelly Lewis, is gonna do a couple presentations," said Murray. "One at 11 a.m. and one at 1 p.m....

September 24, 2013 - 4:13pm
48 weeks 4 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County is a private, non-profit agency, meaning it doesn't receive any funding from the government or tax dollar money. So whenever an animal comes into the shelter, it gets all of it's needed vaccinations and medical care at the cost of the shelter.

"Then they all receive spay and neuter surgery so it's hard to put a dollar figure on that but it's easily, every adoption, the cost that we have into that is greater than the...

September 12, 2013 - 6:29pm
50 weeks 2 days ago

If you're looking to add on to your family, The Animal Shelter Society might have just what you're looking for.

The Animal Shelter has an abundance of beagles and they have a special price of $50-$75 which includes spaying and neutering. Also, a variety of cats are half price at $30 dollars this month.

"We're gonna be running that special on those cats here at the shelter, probably through the end of the month," said executive director, Jody Murray...

August 29, 2013 - 5:38pm
1 year 1 day ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County volunteers and staff are busy preparing for their annual fundraiser coming up in October and they're inviting the community to join in on the fun.

"Our auction used to be in August. Which August is a busy month with people getting their children ready for school or the county fair and those kinds of things," said Executive Director, Jody Murray. "So we're hoping that moving it to the fall, that it will just make it more...

July 24, 2013 - 3:41pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Zanesville is having an adoption event this Saturday at We Lov Pets and they'll have a lot of potential pets to pick from.

"We always have cats up at We Lov Pets but we will also have some dogs, probably some smaller dogs and puppies and probably just some smaller breed dogs that will be available from 12 until 4 O'clock on Saturday," said Jody Murray, Executive Director of The Animal Shelter Society.

Murray says the price for a cat or...

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