Stories tagged with: Adoption

May 9, 2014 - 4:40pm
46 weeks 1 day ago

What's black and white and fuzzy all over?

Batman is this weeks featured pet. He is a labrador- beagle mix and is in need of a home. At just one- year-old he has a lot of energy and is ready for any adventure.

" He is real playful. He loves being around people and loves being around kids, he would be a good dog for a family because he is young and still in the learning stages, " said Executive Director, Jody Murray.

Batman is fixed and will be microchipped the day...

January 16, 2014 - 6:17pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

A pot bellied pig that was found Wednesday morning at Riverside Park in Zanesville is making herself at home at the local animal shelter.

The staff at the Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County has officially named her Elsie. She has her own room, she eats for free and is receiving plenty of attention these days.

"There's actually pot bellied big food so we went out and bought a bag yesterday. We have her in one of our large walk in kennels and she has a little bed in...

November 25, 2013 - 7:27pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

With the holidays quickly approaching the Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County is hosting a few special events.

Coming up on Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the shelter will have their annual Christmas open house and the public is encouraged to join them for a day packed full with activities.

"We will be having crafts for kids, our veterinarian will be giving some educational information throughout the day. We will also have cookies and punch and we are...

May 10, 2013 - 6:47pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

A local animal shelter has pets for adoption that are a little on the unusual side.

The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County Director, Jody Murray says he just found homes for two ferrets and still has three cockatiels, and 2 bunnies that need homes. He says the care for these animals are different than for a cat or a dog.

"Most of them you have to keep in your house all the time. They will take some special foods and special care. Most of the time people that come in and...

April 9, 2011 - 6:36pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

An area family is receiving a wealth of community support to help make their dreams come true.

Paul and Hope Anne Dueck are hoping to adopt six-year-old Katya from eastern Europe. The couple feels they can help this child escape life in an institution where many with special needs are sent.

"I think what's going to be amazing is to watch her bloom and blossom as she gets the medical care and the love and the education that she needs," said Hope Anne Dueck. "I...

April 5, 2011 - 5:35pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

Hope Anne Dueck and her husband are hoping to add another member to their family, six-year-old Katya from eastern Europe.

"She has significant special needs, she has some significant head diformities which will probably require surgery in fact she should've had surgery several years ago," said Hope Anne.

She first met Katya at an orphanage during a mission trip in 2009 and discovered that children with special needs between the ages of four and six-years-old are...

March 24, 2011 - 4:00pm
4 years 5 days ago

Lisa and Matthew Smith of Zanesville had two biological children then they decided to adopt but, this is not your typical adoption. View story to the left.

Matthew and Lisa Smith have been married for 17 years. After, having two biological children they decided they wanted more and adopted a new born with Downs Syndrome.

"He made you slow down and would appreciate the simple things in life and I think when we really started to want to adopt more children we really thought...

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