The community came out to play cornhole for the Animal Shelter Society Saturday evening!
The second annual Paws & Claws Summer Jam was held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Executive Director of the Animal Shelter, Jody Murray told us more about some of the things that participants enjoyed.
"Our cornhole tournament started a little bit ago after the rain passed through. We have about 17 teams. They're actively playing right now. First place is going to win $200 so...
When summer comes around, the Animal Shelter Society is ambushed by cats looking to be adopted. And to encourage adoption, all cats have a reduced price all summer.
The shelter is also searching for people willing to foster kittens until they are big enough to be housed at the shelter. Executive Director, Jody Murray, said it's a short term commitment and the shelter provides every foster home with the necessary items to house a kitten.
Muggsey is a three year old beagle mix, and he's been at the Animal Shelter for two weeks now.
Executive Director of the Shelter, Jody Murray said Muggsey is a very friendly dog who would be good for a family with young kids. Muggsey is available for a reduced adoption fee of $75 and is up to date on all of his vaccinations.
"Very likable little guy, staff here thinks that he's pretty well crate trained because he responds to taking him outside, so that's a plus for him,...
When adopting a pet, puppy dog eyes can sometimes cloud your judgment.
Jody Murray from the Animal Shelter Society stresses that picking out a pet is a huge commitment and it is important to think about every aspect involved in owning an animal. He suggests looking 5, 10 even 15 years into your future to see if your lifestyle and finances can accommodate the potential addition to your family. Murray also explains that research is a very important part of the adoption process.
The Animal Shelter wants everyone to be able to shout out "Bingo."
The MASS Bingo Hall on West Main Street reopened to the public in March. Since that time the Animal Shelter Society's been working to reinvent the facility connecting it more to the shelter.
One hundred percent of the proceeds stay in the county to help the shelter keep the costs of adoption and wellness clinics low and allow the shelter to continue to provide other services to the community.
With changing technology and newly opened casinos in the state, the MASS Bingo Hall on W. Main Street has been temporarily closed since December. President of the Board of Directors for the Animal Shelter Society, Stephanie Hill, says the board decided to shut down bingo to evaluate how they could do things differently. Hill calls the closing a "transition period."
"Our players I think are disappointed that were not open currently, but we are definitely working...
There are some animals at the shelter in Muskingum County that have longer stays than others.
It's been more than a year since Ohio stopped labeling pit bulls as vicious. Now the animals aren't automatically stamped with the label without proof of that characterization. Unfortunately, for the animal perceptions about them can keep it behind shelter cages for a longer time than other pets.
"They do sometimes have a longer length of stay just because of the breed, but we also...