Nichole Hannahs

Controlling the Pet Population

by Nichole Hannahs on December 9, 2012 at 4:57 am

Buying a pound of cookies helps cut down on the pet population in Muskingum County.

Saturday, P.A.W.S. held their annual cookie walk to raise money for its organization. The group made and iced over 2,400 cookies for the event, while others donated bread, dog treats and other goodies.

The cookies were sold in pound containers. Money goes towards helping pet owners spay and neuter their animals at a low cost.

The president of P.A.W.S. said that people not spaying and neutering their animals is a major issue.

"A very big problem because the shelter at one time was not taking any cats because it was so over populated," explained Kris Medley. "They didn’t have any room."

The cookie walk is the organization’s biggest fundraiser.

"We also do pet photos that help out," said Medley. "But, this is our biggest one. We probably make about $3,000 to $5,000 on this."

Those interested in getting their pets spayed or neutered for a low cost can contact the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County for information about P.A.W.S.