Stories tagged with: Animal Shelter of Muskingum County

June 26, 2015 - 5:15pm
9 weeks 5 days ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County will be performing approximately 60 surgeries on July 2.

Male cats will be neutered in attempts to cut down on the homeless feline population in the local area. Executive Director Jody Murray said there's been a positive response in the community and he hopes the efforts improve the situation.

"We're going to start early in the morning and basically our veterinarian here is going to be doing surgeries all day so we're hoping that that...

January 10, 2014 - 5:23pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Cases of animal abuse and cruelty are reported everyday state wide. Local experts are telling the public how to spot neglect.

The Rescue Coordinator at the Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County, Charity Stevens says animal abuse can happen in a variety of ways. She says most people think that abuse is mostly physical, but she says that sometimes you must dig deeper to recognize other forms of abuse.

" Sometimes animals are mistreated by not being fed, not being watered...

December 7, 2013 - 5:48pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

Local animals found permanent homes on Saturday at the Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County's Holiday Open House.

The shelter invited the community to come out and learn more about the organization and to enjoy a day packed with exciting deals and activities.

"We have some special price adoptions which were sponsored by We Luv Pets and Invisible Fence,we had crafts for kids, some educational programs for adults, cookies and punch and it was just a day to have people...

June 8, 2013 - 5:39pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

Food games and and a lot of animals were present at the Animal Shelter of Muskingum County Saturday.

The shelter had their first Animal Shelter Family Fun Day. The event was the unofficial unveiling of their newly painted and decorated cat room.

"We did some redecorating. We tried to make it brighter but also we expanded the area where the cats are living we combined two cages into one. Our plan is to make them healthier and happier and more prone to be adopted," said...

May 10, 2013 - 6:47pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

A local animal shelter has pets for adoption that are a little on the unusual side.

The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County Director, Jody Murray says he just found homes for two ferrets and still has three cockatiels, and 2 bunnies that need homes. He says the care for these animals are different than for a cat or a dog.

"Most of them you have to keep in your house all the time. They will take some special foods and special care. Most of the time people that come in and...

February 8, 2013 - 7:27pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

If you've been waiting for your chance to adopt a dog from the shelter, now is the perfect time.

The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County will host an adoption event Saturday from 10 until 3 at Tractor Supply Company. There will be a variety of dogs and puppies of all ages availale to take home.

"When we do the adoption event we take cats and dogs that are pretty much ready to go. On occassion, there may be a vaccination or something that they might need but typically for...

January 31, 2013 - 5:37pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

For those who have ever wanted to volunteer at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County, now is the perfect time.

This Saturday at 11 a.m. the shelter will hold an informational meeting for any current volunteers or those interested in finding out how they can help.

"We have hands on things such as walking the dogs, bathing the dogs, playing with the kittens and cats. We also have adoption events at some local stores here in town where we need volunteers to staff...

January 17, 2013 - 6:39pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

A cold snap is coming our way next week and it's important to keep in mind those who can't care for themselves, pets.

When the temperatures drop it can become dangerous for dogs and cats left outdoors. The Animal Shelter advises pet owners to take necessary precautions to keep their four-legged friends safe from the elements. 

"The first thing is start out with good shelter something that's going to keep them out of the wind and rain, add some kind of bedding, hay,...

December 20, 2012 - 7:24pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

If getting a pet is on your Christmas list, make sure you know what you're getting into before bringing one home.

The Animal Shelter sees many families come in to select a pet for Christmas but Animal Shelter Director Jody Murray wants to remind families that choosing a pet is a commitment that lasts a lot longer than the holidays.

"A lot of cats and dogs live up to years so the first thing we want people to consider is once the novelty wears off is the family still...

October 9, 2010 - 4:42pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

Animals are feeling the love.

As a part of the 40 East Fall Festival and Benefit, area businesses along Old National Road featured special sales, home-cooked food, and fun activities to help raise funds for the Animal Shelter of Muskingum County.

"There are so many animals that have been neglected and abused that need good homes," said Dealer Kate Hagemeyer for the Glasshouse Antique Mall.

The shelter also created a wish list of items they hoped to receive...

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