Stories tagged with: animal shelter

February 18, 2014 - 6:06pm
8 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society in Muskingum County is seeking your help.

In efforts to raise money to help keep the non profit organization up and running , Executive Director, Jody Murray is encouraging animal lovers to participate in the Kennel Sponsorship Program.

"It's a program where either businesses, individuals for $100 donation will put a sign up on the kennel for them, it could be to advertise their business, it could be in memory of someone, it could just be a family...

January 16, 2014 - 6:17pm
13 weeks 15 hours 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
20 weeks 3 days 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...

October 25, 2013 - 3:45pm
24 weeks 6 days ago

With temperatures steadily declining don't forget your pets.

Muskingum County Animal Shelter Society Director, Jody Murray says that animals should receive a wellness check around this time to detect any serious medical issues.

"Cats and dogs are just like people," said Murray. If they have any kind of chronic health problem it will be made worse by cold weather and the winter time. if they have any kind of arthritis or breathing problems it's a good time to have check...

June 17, 2013 - 5:10pm
43 weeks 3 days ago

The summer months are busy season at The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County because a lot of kittens and puppies are born around this time

The private and non profit organization's primary function is to provide homes for the abandoned animals in the county. Those goals are different than those of the county pound, that is more centered around law enforcement and the handling of aggressive animals.

"We are one of the places, where if animals don't have a home, families can't...

June 4, 2013 - 10:46am
45 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County invites families for a fun day out.

At the event Saturday, families can take part in a scavenger hunt, Chinese raffle, make crafts and see a demonstration by the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office K-9s. They can also check out some of the animals up for adoption.

"Over the last several years we've managed anywhere from 4 to 5,000 animals a year that come through our doors and are adopted," said Executive Director Jody Murray. "...

March 29, 2013 - 4:48pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

With Easter coming up there's lots of candy for your pets to get into and eat so the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is giving residents tips on what to do if your pet gets into your Easter basket.

"And the most important thing is, if you have pets that can have access to that, is to be careful to keep them out of their ability to get to them because they're going to be curious and we want to make sure they don't get a lot of chocolate, or any foreign bodies, things like that,...

March 7, 2013 - 7:07pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

If you have a love for animals and would like to volunteer the animal shelter is looking for you.

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is in need of volunteers and this Saturday they'll hold an event to speak to those who are interested in giving their time.

The shelter's executive director said the purpose is to match people's talents to support the shelter.

"We have volunteers that help with some of our outside events. We have volunteers that help with fundraising...

January 25, 2013 - 3:36pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Some local animals are looking for a place to call home.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is holding a special cat adoption day Saturday. The first ten cats adopted will be only $25.

"Our cat population over the last few weeks has steadily been increasing," said Executive Director Jody Murray. "Rather than waiting till we got full we thought it might be a time to have some special fees."

While there are kittens up for adoption Murray said not to...

December 1, 2012 - 5:56pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

'Tis the season to welcome a furry friend into your family.

On Saturday the animal shelter in Muskingum County hosted its Christmas Open House.  Board President Stephanie Hill said there's no better time to open your home to a dog or cat in need.

"A lot of kids like to come in and they can start working on their parents and making suggestions for the dog or cat that they would like to have for Christmas," said Hill.

The shelter is full to capacity right now...

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