Stories tagged with: Animal Shelter Society

January 26, 2015 - 7:46am
4 weeks 4 days ago

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Snow Emergencies

 MUSKINGUM COUNTY, WHIZ (WHIZ) - As of 7:30 A.M. Coshocton, Muskingum and Guernsey Counties are under a Level Two Snow Emergency. Perry and Licking Counties are under a Level One Snow Emergency.

ODOT Crews Out Cleaning the Roads

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Ohio Department of Transportation says over 100 crews are working to treat and clear the...

November 18, 2014 - 3:21pm
14 weeks 2 days ago

The winter months are upon us and while you may think staying warm is a difficult task, it's even harder for your pet.

Jody Murray, executive director of the Animal Shelter Society, took some time to share with pet owners changes they need to make to their fury friends routines in the cold weather.

"The first thing is, when it's as cold as it's been the last couple of days, limit the time outside, just like yourself you have to take the time to get used to that. If you have...

August 22, 2014 - 2:37pm
27 weeks 21 min ago

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.


May 23, 2014 - 9:52am
40 weeks 23 min ago

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.

January 21, 2014 - 5:42pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

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...

November 4, 2013 - 4:57pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County will improve animal based programs through funds raised at their annual auction.

The organization raised more than $21,000 at this year's auction that took place a few weeks ago, Executive Director, Jody Murray says that he was pleased with the event.

"We had a great turnout," said Murray. We had nice crowds, a lot of corporate sponsors were there, we had more items donated for the auction than we've had in years past so it...

August 20, 2013 - 10:20am
1 year 27 weeks ago

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...

December 10, 2010 - 5:34pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

One local organization is urging residents this winter to watch out for their pets.

With colder temperatures and the reality of winter setting in, pet owners need to pay special attention to their animals when they are outside.

"They need to be kept warm, in a dry place, so if they are outside, they need to have proper enclosure, you know a good dog box, something like that, a garage, whatever," says Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Society Larry Hostetler

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