Stories tagged with: animal shelter

July 28, 2015 - 3:56pm
4 days 2 min ago

Looking out for your pets' health during the summer heat is just as important as looking out for your own. 

Animal Shelter executive director, Jody Murray, said the recent heat wave can be dangerous for your pets. He advises people to pay attention to their animals when they are spending extended time outside. 

A few things that he recommended is keeping your pets' water bowl filled with fresh water and not keeping them outside for long periods of time. Walking them can...

July 17, 2015 - 4:57pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

 The Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week, Smokey, is in need of a forever home.

The schnauzer-mix has been awaiting his new home for almost a month now. Executive director, Jody Murray, said he is a fun-loving dog, who gets along well with both people and other animals.

"He came into the shelter the 1st of July, he's about three months old, about 13 pounds," Murray said. "His adoption fee is $135, then you would have his dog tags on top of that, and he's already...

June 30, 2015 - 3:43pm
4 weeks 4 days ago

The 4th of July means fireworks and holiday parties, but unlike people, pets don't always enjoy the loud noises associated with these celebrations.

Animal Shelter Executive Director, Jody Murray said pet owners should always take proper precaution when it comes to their fury friends.

"Fireworks and pets just don't mix, so don't take any of your pets to fireworks outings or anything like that," Murray said. "In fact, take some precautions of keeping them inside, if...

April 10, 2015 - 5:16pm
16 weeks 1 day 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
17 weeks 1 day 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
24 weeks 1 day 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
26 weeks 5 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
27 weeks 1 day 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
33 weeks 6 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
34 weeks 5 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...

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