Community Donations Improves Local Animal Shelter

Community Donations Improves Local Animal Shelter

by Courtney Wheaton on November 4, 2013

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County will improve animal based programs through funds raised at their annual auction.

The organization raised more than $21,000 at this year’s auction that took place a few weeks ago, Executive Director, Jody Murray says that he was pleased with the event.

"We had a great turnout," said Murray. We had nice crowds, a lot of corporate sponsors were there, we had more items donated for the auction than we’ve had in years past so it was a great turn out.

Murray says that the shelter will use the money throughout the year to provide low cost programs to the public including a spay and neutering clinic and a variety of other services.

"We also do education programs for schools, cub scout groups, girl scout groups if they need speakers we do those, we have a cell dog program where we work with a couple of local prisons, they train the dogs and then those dogs are put up for adoption. "

To find out more information about these programs and pet adoption you can visit the shelter on December 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their annual open house where there will be food, adoption deals and games.