Stories tagged with: Animal Shelter in Muskingum County

March 19, 2013 - 5:07pm
3 years 19 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
3 years 33 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
3 years 40 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...

October 5, 2012 - 5:02pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

A special dog is waiting for adoption. Philly, a five year old female heeler mix is ready to go to her forever home. If Philly doesn't look like the dog for you, there's plenty of others waiting at the shelter.

"We always have a variety of all kinds of breeds of dogs, ages of dogs pretty much anything that you'd be interested in probably we have it here or will have it in the near future," said Jody Murray, Animal Shelter Executive Director.

In order to keep their...

August 24, 2012 - 4:40pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is looking toward the future after hiring a new director.

Jody Murray was announced as the Shelter's Executive Director on Thursday. He has already started working with the shelter board to push the organization forward.

"We've had a lot of discussions with the Board and the Board's been very involved in the operation at the shelter over the last couple of months. I think our biggest thing is to look at some short-term financial goals...

June 27, 2012 - 5:09pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

There are only a few more days to take advantage of a special offer at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County.

June is cat adoption month at the Animal Shelter.

Staff member Kit White said the shelter is almost to capacity for cats who need a good home.

"We have a variety, we have kittens full grown cats we have older cats, we have just about anything that you would be looking for," said White.

Cats one year and older can be adopted for only $25, cats 8...

June 12, 2012 - 10:52am
4 years 6 weeks ago

Dogs play a special role in the lives of the kids at the Avondale Youth Center.

Every Friday, Sadie Mae, comes to visit. She was rescued from animal shelter in Muskingum County and is certified as a "Canine Good Citizen." Her appearance serves as therapy for the kids at the center.

"It teaches responsibility,"said Director of the Avondale Youth Center Nathaniel Norris. "We have them go walk Sadie Mae. It teaches them some love and empathy for something...

April 27, 2012 - 4:31pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Those looking for a picture with their pet have the opportunity to do so at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County.

For a $10 donation or an item from the Animal Shelter's wish list, participants will receive an 8x10 portrait with their four-legged friend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.tomorrow.

Pet photographer, Dena Searls said the event raises money for the Animal Shelter, and provides an opportunity for pet owners and animal lovers to capture a moment in time with their pet.


April 6, 2012 - 5:21pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

With Easter coming up this weekend, animal experts are warning pet owners about the dangers of the contents of their Easter baskets.

Executive Director of the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County, Larry Hostetler said chocolate can be hazardous to your pet's health-- even deadly.

"If you're making chocolates at home, and you use, baking chocolate, or un-processed chocolate, that is almost lethal, so you should always keep that up, if you're making chocolates," said...

February 22, 2012 - 5:06pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

A new Ohio law may change the reputation of one animal breed...

Governor Kasich signed a bill this week which states that pitbulls will no longer be classified as "vicious" dogs. Executive Director of the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County Larry Hostetler said he's pleased with the new law, because pitbulls are just misunderstood.

"Any dog, whether it be a Chihuahua, Poodle, a Boston Terrier, can be made vicious if they're not trained right. And I try to look at...

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