Stories tagged with: animal shelter

April 10, 2015 - 5:16pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

It's time for this week's pet of the week. The Animal Shelter is featuring a one-year-old boxer mix.

Rescue Coordinator, Charity Stevens said Jaxs is a very active dog, and that he's definitely a dog for an active family.

"I think that his energy level has kind of scared people a little bit away because he does have a high energy level," Stevens said. "And he wasn't doing super well with other dogs when he would do the introductions, he was very outgoing and just...

April 3, 2015 - 4:54pm
4 weeks 5 days ago

The Animal Shelter has its very own Easter bunny for someone to adopt.

While not an actual bunny, Bunny the beagle is this week's pet of the week. Bunny's former owner dropped her off at the shelter about a week ago. And Executive Director, Jody Murray, wants the 15-year-old beagle to get adopted soon.

"She's ready to go," Murray said. "We'd like to get her out as soon as possible. She's seemed to have gotten a little depressed since she's gotten here at the...

February 13, 2015 - 5:56pm
11 weeks 5 days ago

Your dog may have fur, but that doesn't mean they are immune to the freezing temperatures.

According to the Animal Shelter's Executive Directory, Jody Murray, we need to pay special attention to our pets when the temperatures drop so drastically.

"Yeah it looks like cold forecast for the next week or so and I would just like to remind people when temperatures get this cold to do some special things for to keep your pets warm. Extra bedding outside, even when it gets this...

January 25, 2015 - 5:14pm
14 weeks 2 days ago

The temperatures are falling outside which means you might need a new furry friend to keep you warm.

The Animal Shelter Society hosted an adoption event earlier today at the Pet Smart on Maple Avenue. Dawn, a 5-year-old Labrador and Barney Fife a 4-year-old Beagle mix were the star attractions.

"We're here with a couple of dogs from the shelter," said volunteer, Carol Wilson. "Hoping that a couple people that come in might adopt a dog here, or go to the shelter and...

January 23, 2015 - 5:58pm
14 weeks 5 days ago

Each week our friends over at the Animal Shelter Society select a furry friend to be featured as their pet of the week.

This week it's eight-year-old Rose Bud, who was dropped off at the Animal Shelter via owner surrender. She's on the lookout for her new forever home.

"Rose Bud came to us about a week ago," said Animal Shelter Executive Director, Jody Murray. "She was part of a large litter. Rose Bud is about eight-years-old, weighs about thirteen pounds, she's...

December 6, 2014 - 4:50pm
21 weeks 3 days ago

If the rain's stifling your holiday spirit, perhaps a visit to the animal shelter will help get you back into the swing of things.

Earlier today the animal shelter was decorated with Christmas trees, stockings, and more festive holiday décor for its holiday open house.

"You see decorations and things, we're trying to get into the Christmas spirit. Primary objective today is to get folks to come in, see the shelter just walk through, see some of our updates. We have some...

December 1, 2014 - 7:29pm
22 weeks 2 days ago

Starting Monday, December 1 you can get your dog registered in Muskingum County.

It is required under the Ohio Revised Code to have your dog registered with your county. Deputy Auditor, Katie Settles, said it's that time of year to get your new dog tags. You have from now until January 31 to purchase the tags without a late fee.

To help promote the sale of the tags this year the animal shelter is cutting the adoption fee of a 2-month old puppy in half.

"This is a great...

August 29, 2014 - 5:18pm
35 weeks 5 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society is hosting its first ever Paws and Claws Summer Jam Saturday at Zanes Landing Park.

The event will feature the band Double Cut and a cornhole tournament will begin at 10:00 a.m. The executive director of the animal shelter, Jody Murray said they have had a lot of support from their corporate sponsers and they are looking forward to the event tomorrow.

"The money that we make tomorrow will come right back to the shelter to help us continue our...

June 16, 2014 - 4:44pm
46 weeks 2 days ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine is warning Ohioans to steer clear of online scams regarding the sale of pets.


Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Society in Muskingum County, Jody Murray says there are some clear signs to look for when shopping for pets on the internet, including seller's credentials and modes of communication.

"The old saying if it's too good to be true it probably is comes to mind. If you're not able to work face to face with someone or they...

May 31, 2014 - 3:37pm
48 weeks 4 days ago

With tax season now in the rear view mirror, it's time for many of our documents to make their way to the shredder.

Century National Bank wanted to make sure its customers were able to safely dispose of their documents by offering a free shred-it day Saturday morning until 1 p.m.

"Basically, we decided Century National Bank wanted to host a shred-it day for our customers and our Freedom Years members," said Kristin Baughman, Freedom Years Director for Century National...

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