Stories tagged with: Pets

July 2, 2013 - 4:11pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

The day following the Fourth of July, animal shelters see an influx of lost pets because they get scared of the fireworks and usually take off. If you plan on going to Zane's Landing or any other location to watch the fireworks, it's advised that you keep your pets at home.

"Dogs have a lot better hearing than humans do, so it kind of impacts them more. The noises and it can even be something that you might only hear a little bit but think about that being 10 times greater...

May 28, 2013 - 4:59pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

One of the things you should do with the summer months coming is to take your pet to the vet and get them a complete exam. Since it's flea and tick season, it's also a good idea to make sure you have treatment ready.

"Other things are, if you're dog travels with you, it's never a good idea to leave them in the car. Your car gets really hot very quickly and you make think you're going into the store for just a couple minutes and before you know it, you've been in their 15 minutes...

March 29, 2013 - 4:48pm
1 year 16 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,...

January 2, 2013 - 3:11pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

While we bundle up and brace ourselves against cold weather pet experts urge you to get your animals ready for the cold too.

Experts said that dogs that are outside should have a shelter free of holes and lined with lots of straw for warmth. Water should be checked to make sure it's not frozen and they should have plenty of access to both food and water. It's also important to keep your pets paws free of ice, snow and salt.

"Always if you're going to use salt and it's not...

December 11, 2012 - 6:42pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

One of the best past times of the holidays is decorating your home with lights, trees, wreaths and other sparkling items.

These decorations give the season more excitement and make your home very pretty. But one thing for pet owners to remember, if you think it's pretty, most likely your pet will agree but not in a way you appreciate.

Pets love to chew cords, eat plants as well as leftovers and may even try to climb your tree. John Murray, the executive director from the Animal...

July 18, 2011 - 3:43pm
3 years 6 days ago

In the hot summer months, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants to make sure yout pets stay safe.

Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, says if your pet is going to be outside for an extended period of time, make sure they have access to plenty of cold water and shade. He says one sign that Fido needs a break from the heat, is panting.

"They perspire differently than what we do." Hostetler said. "They can overheat a lot quicker than we can, and also we can say...

February 4, 2011 - 5:25pm
3 years 22 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 25 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...

November 5, 2010 - 12:57pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

5-year-old Rusty was dropped off at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter when his family got a new baby. It happens to animals time and time again.

"What we see a lot of is we get people that come in and they say the wife is getting ready to have a baby they're afraid to have the animal in the house around the new baby, so they bring them in and they surrender them to the shelter," says Larry Hostetler, Animal Shelter executive director.

It's a sad scene that Hostetler...

June 29, 2010 - 5:15pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

While family picnics may be at the top of your "to do" list for the holiday weekend, we can't forget about our four-legged friends.

If your pets aren't fond of thunderstorms, there's a good chance they won't like fireworks either. The Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants people to take proactive steps in preparing their animals.

"The Fourth of July holidays can always be a stressful time for your pets especially with my personal animals I have a couple that...

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