Stories tagged with: Animal Shelter in Muskingum County

January 9, 2015 - 6:16pm
16 weeks 3 days ago

This weeks furry feline will be sure to steal your heart.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County would like to introduce you to Cartney. Her owners unfortunately had to give her up, so she's looking for a new home. She is up to date on all her shots and you can adopt Cartney for a small fee of only $10.

"Cartney is a 10 year old calico cat, she's already been spade and she's a good cat, friendly cat, is good with dogs and as good with other cats and she's already been de-...

December 5, 2014 - 6:49pm
21 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is getting in the holiday spirit. This Saturday, the animal shelter is hosting their annual Christmas open house from 10 a.m until 2 p.m at the Animal Shelter. During the open house there will be kids crafts, cookies and punch and staff members will be giving tours of their facility as well. Executive Director, Jody Murray, says there will be special deals for those who are looking to adopt. "Folks that do an adoption will have a chance to pick...

July 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
39 weeks 5 days ago

Fleas may be a bad thing for pets, but flea markets, on the other hand, can be very beneficial.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County will be hosting a flea market and yard sale at the Mass Bingo Hall this Saturday as a way to raise money for the shelter.  While there are already several vendors registered, Jody Murray, executive director of the shelter, said they still have plenty of room for more.

"We still have some space, so if anyone's interested in...

June 6, 2014 - 6:20pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County wants you to come out to their second annual Family Fun Day.

The shelter's Executive Director Jody Murray said they had a great turnout last year, and with the nice weather expected, this year's fun day should be even more fun.

"It's just what it says," Murray said.  "It's a day to bring out your kids and grandparents. It's kind of an open house and gives us a chance to kind of show off the shelter a little bit."...

May 28, 2014 - 12:43pm
48 weeks 5 days ago

Dogs can be a hot commodity, and with more dog nappers hoping to make a quick dollar, owners need to take precautions.

One of the biggest steps you can take to help protect man's best friend is having it micro-chipped with a tracking device.  While this can sometimes help a napper locate where a dog may be, it can also help you locate your dog if it is lost or stolen.  Charity Stevens,  a rescue coordinator with the animal shelter in Muskingum County, said everyone...

December 17, 2013 - 12:18pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

There's just over a month left for you to purchase dog tags for your pet at the regular fee.

From now until January 31, a one year dog tag costs $10, a three year $30 and a permanent tag for $100. After the 31st the prices double. There are 13 vendors in the county that sell the tag, but if you're interested in a three year or permanent tag only the Auditor's office or Dog Pound can sell them.

There are some drawbacks to these types of tags.

"You cannot transfer that...

April 17, 2013 - 6:49pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

 If you have a love for animals and would like to be a foster parent, the animal shelter is looking for you.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is looking for people to provide foster homes for young puppies and kittens. The animals need a safe place to grow healthy.


Executive Director, Jody Murray said " They don't do well in the shelter environment, they do better in an environment that don't have a lot of other animals around so what we do is work with...

March 19, 2013 - 5:07pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

When cats are taken to the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County, they are sensitive to their new surroundings and become stressed out, tending to get sick.

Therefore the shelter has decided to renovate it's cat rooms to brighten the area, and hopefully moral, as well as create larger spaces for the cats.

Executive Director, Jody Murray said, "So we are looking at actually doubling the size of the space of their cages. So they will have some more room to move around, get some...

December 11, 2012 - 6:42pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

One of the best past times of the holidays is decorating your home with lights, trees, wreaths and other sparkling items.

These decorations give the season more excitement and make your home very pretty. But one thing for pet owners to remember, if you think it's pretty, most likely your pet will agree but not in a way you appreciate.

Pets love to chew cords, eat plants as well as leftovers and may even try to climb your tree. John Murray, the executive director from the Animal...

October 22, 2012 - 3:18pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

Dogs taken to an animal shelter in the state have a better chance of survival depending on the county.

A study by the Columbus Dispatch shows that 70 percent of dogs take to shelters last year were reclaimed by owners or adopted. Locally, the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County said they've had 1,100 dogs come to the shelter as of last month. 82 percent found permanent homes.

"Until we get all the animals out there spayed and neutered," said Executive Director Jody...

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