Stories tagged with: Animal Shelter in Muskingum County

October 5, 2012 - 4:02pm
2 years 21 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 - 3:40pm
2 years 27 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 - 4:09pm
2 years 35 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 - 9:52am
2 years 37 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 - 3:31pm
2 years 44 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 - 4:21pm
2 years 47 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 - 4:06pm
3 years 1 week 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...

February 10, 2012 - 5:11pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Animal Shelter is looking for help in finding a home for a energetic puppy.

Meet Daisy, a one year-old boxer mix. She has been returned to the animal shelter twice in the last year.

Volunteer, Niel Kiikka believed poor family matching is to blame, but believed the right family is out there for her somewhere.

"I've since had bike rides with her up to 15 miles and she's still got some reserve there, so she's going to make a great frisbee dog, or...

August 4, 2011 - 4:42pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Cats and kittens at the animal shelter in Muskingum County still need your help.

The shelter held a free cat adoption day on July 23rd, and Executive Director Larry Hostetler said the event was very successful.

"We adopted out 149 cats in one day, so that helped us tremendously," said Hostetler.  "We were able to start taking cats again."

Hostetler said the shelter is filling up again, but euthanization is the last resort.

"We were able...

July 5, 2011 - 3:34pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

Despite large efforts to reduce overcrowding the local animal shelter is feeling no relief.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County has been feeling the pinch due to overcrowding since the winter months. Executive Director, Larry Hostetler said they have been an adoptable, no kill shelter for more than 6 years, but said they will be forced to euthanized if they are unable to control the population.

"By all means get your cats spayed and neutered, and all your pets spayed and...

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