Stories tagged with: animal shelter

June 16, 2014 - 4:44pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine is warning Ohioans to steer clear of online scams regarding the sale of pets.


Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Society in Muskingum County, Jody Murray says there are some clear signs to look for when shopping for pets on the internet, including seller's credentials and modes of communication.

"The old saying if it's too good to be true it probably is comes to mind. If you're not able to work face to face with someone or they...

May 31, 2014 - 3:37pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

With tax season now in the rear view mirror, it's time for many of our documents to make their way to the shredder.

Century National Bank wanted to make sure its customers were able to safely dispose of their documents by offering a free shred-it day Saturday morning until 1 p.m.

"Basically, we decided Century National Bank wanted to host a shred-it day for our customers and our Freedom Years members," said Kristin Baughman, Freedom Years Director for Century National...

May 30, 2014 - 6:30pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

It's Friday and that mean it's time for our featured pet of the week.

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County is featuring a dog this week. His name is Tucker and he is a Rottweiler- Golden Retriever mix with a lot of personality.

" He's a very friendly active dog, certainly someone who had a big yard and let him get out and play and run would be good for him, but at five years old he's got some maturity still young enough to learn, but not so old that he can't get...

May 2, 2014 - 4:41pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County is featuring a special feline for their pet of the week.

Lizzy, a short hair domestic cat with a beautiful black coat and green eyes is up for adoption. Shelter workers say that the four- year- old has lived there since February and is ready for a good home.

" She's a very nice cat as you can see she likes to be held and cuddled and we have a special adoption rate on her just $15. She is sponsored by local attorney, Sherri Ryan...

February 18, 2014 - 6:06pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society in Muskingum County is seeking your help.

In efforts to raise money to help keep the non profit organization up and running , Executive Director, Jody Murray is encouraging animal lovers to participate in the Kennel Sponsorship Program.

"It's a program where either businesses, individuals for $100 donation will put a sign up on the kennel for them, it could be to advertise their business, it could be in memory of someone, it could just be a family...

January 16, 2014 - 6:17pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

A pot bellied pig that was found Wednesday morning at Riverside Park in Zanesville is making herself at home at the local animal shelter.

The staff at the Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County has officially named her Elsie. She has her own room, she eats for free and is receiving plenty of attention these days.

"There's actually pot bellied big food so we went out and bought a bag yesterday. We have her in one of our large walk in kennels and she has a little bed in...

November 25, 2013 - 7:27pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

With the holidays quickly approaching the Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County is hosting a few special events.

Coming up on Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the shelter will have their annual Christmas open house and the public is encouraged to join them for a day packed full with activities.

"We will be having crafts for kids, our veterinarian will be giving some educational information throughout the day. We will also have cookies and punch and we are...

October 25, 2013 - 3:45pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

With temperatures steadily declining don't forget your pets.

Muskingum County Animal Shelter Society Director, Jody Murray says that animals should receive a wellness check around this time to detect any serious medical issues.

"Cats and dogs are just like people," said Murray. If they have any kind of chronic health problem it will be made worse by cold weather and the winter time. if they have any kind of arthritis or breathing problems it's a good time to have check...

June 17, 2013 - 5:10pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

The summer months are busy season at The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County because a lot of kittens and puppies are born around this time

The private and non profit organization's primary function is to provide homes for the abandoned animals in the county. Those goals are different than those of the county pound, that is more centered around law enforcement and the handling of aggressive animals.

"We are one of the places, where if animals don't have a home, families can't...

June 4, 2013 - 10:46am
2 years 7 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County invites families for a fun day out.

At the event Saturday, families can take part in a scavenger hunt, Chinese raffle, make crafts and see a demonstration by the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office K-9s. They can also check out some of the animals up for adoption.

"Over the last several years we've managed anywhere from 4 to 5,000 animals a year that come through our doors and are adopted," said Executive Director Jody Murray. "...

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