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One local organization is hoping to help control the pet population.
The Zanesville chapter of Paws held its 20th annual cookie walk today at Coburn United Methodist Church. The organization is raising money to assist low income families of Muskingum county with the spaying and neutering of their pets.
"We had a line at 8 o'clock this morning when i got here and we had a continuous line for at least the first 45 minutes," says Paws President Kris Medley.
The sales not only benefit the families and their animals, but also the convenience of gift giving this holiday season.
"A lot of people come to buy gifts for like nursing homes, neighborhoods because everything is packaged in one pound packages and packed nicely so they can just take them and give them without having to repackage," says Medley.
Medley says over 400 pounds worth of cookies were sold within a three hour span. She says she expects to raise a couple thousand dollars this year.