Stories tagged with: Jody Murray

June 5, 2015 - 5:15pm
12 weeks 4 days ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is gearing up for their Family Fun Day tomorrow.

The event will include food, games, crafts, and a Chinese Auction. The Sheriff's Office will also make an appearance to perform a canine exercise. Executive Director at the Animal Shelter Jody Murray said it's just a day to spread awareness about the local shelter.

"We've been trying for the last several years to let the public know about the Animal Shelter," said Murray. "...

May 28, 2015 - 4:48pm
13 weeks 5 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society is holding its 2nd annual Paws & Claws Summer Jam fundraiser.

The event will take place at Muskingum County Fairgrounds on June 13. Shelter Executive Director, Jody Murray, said the Jam is one of the largest fundraiser's the shelter hosts.

"The animal shelter is a private, non-profit facility, we're not government funded, we're not mandated by anybody," Murray said. "So we have to do a lot of fundraising to raise our own money for...

May 15, 2015 - 4:27pm
15 weeks 4 days ago

It's Friday once again, and it's time to introduce you to the pet of the week!

Kenza is a 5 year old German Shepherd mix. She was one of the dogs that was in quarantine at the fairgrounds. She was released with a clean bill of health. Shelter Executive Director, Jody Murray said they are seeking the community's assistance before she can go up for adoption.

"Once Kenza came down, was given an exam by our vet, we found out that she has an injured ACL. So we've been in the...

May 2, 2015 - 1:30pm
17 weeks 2 days ago

 The Muskingum County Animal Shelter hosted its 5th annual Indoor Yard Sale on May 2.

The sale took place at the MASS Bingo Hall in Zanesville and Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Jody Murray said all proceeds will help the shelter continue to serve the community and their pets.

"Everything here goes right back into the shelter to help keep our adoption prices low and to keep all of our services low so folks can afford those," said Murray.

The Animal...

May 1, 2015 - 4:27pm
17 weeks 4 days ago

You won't have to fly a plane around the world to find that purr-fect companion and four legged friend.

Meet Amelia, The Animal Shelter Society's Pet of the Week. She is a year and a half old Maine Coon and is looking for a loving home. She has already had her surgery and is ready to go to a good home. Executive Director Jody Murray told us more about her personality.

"She just likes to be held, I think she would make a good family cat because she does like to be held. She...

April 24, 2015 - 3:51pm
18 weeks 4 days ago

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,...

April 17, 2015 - 6:16pm
19 weeks 4 days ago

A canine flu outbreak has caused many dogs across the Midwest to fall ill this month of April. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine says that there are at least 1,000 dogs with the virus. Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Society, Jody Murray told us more about it on a state and local level.

"In Ohio it's mainly in northwestern Ohio right now, here at the shelter, we haven't had any cases of it. I haven't heard of any cases found locally that'...

April 3, 2015 - 4:54pm
21 weeks 4 days ago

The Animal Shelter has its very own Easter bunny for someone to adopt.

While not an actual bunny, Bunny the beagle is this week's pet of the week. Bunny's former owner dropped her off at the shelter about a week ago. And Executive Director, Jody Murray, wants the 15-year-old beagle to get adopted soon.

"She's ready to go," Murray said. "We'd like to get her out as soon as possible. She's seemed to have gotten a little depressed since she's gotten here at the...

March 6, 2015 - 6:15pm
25 weeks 4 days ago

This weeks spunky pet of the week is nothing if not precious.

Precious is a female beagle mix who has been at the animal shelter for several weeks now but this happy pup is ready for her forever home.

"She's very easy to handle, the staff has been taking her out. She's very close to being house broken so we think with just a little effort that could be completed really easy. The really good thing about her is that she has a sponsored adoption fee, so her adoption is $50.75...

March 5, 2015 - 6:18pm
17 weeks 5 days ago

The dog pound on Newark Road is dealing with a breakout of distemper. It's a highly contagious disease that can cause hysteria, paralysis and seizures in un-vacianted dogs.

County dog warden, Bryan Catlin, and representatives from the animal shelter met with the county commissioners Thursday to discuss the issue. The two options the county is faced with is finding a location for...

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