Stories tagged with: Jody Murray

December 11, 2014 - 6:19pm
19 weeks 3 days ago

 The holiday season is stressful on all of us. But it could be particularly stressful for your new pet.

The holiday season is a hectic time of year, with numerous visits from family and friends the house is always filled with holiday excitement. For a new pet, who doesn't quite understand the holiday, this situation can be extremely frightening.

"Holidays and pets, fun time for families can be a stressful time for your pet," said Jody Murray, Executive Director of...

December 6, 2014 - 4:50pm
20 weeks 1 day ago

If the rain's stifling your holiday spirit, perhaps a visit to the animal shelter will help get you back into the swing of things.

Earlier today the animal shelter was decorated with Christmas trees, stockings, and more festive holiday décor for its holiday open house.

"You see decorations and things, we're trying to get into the Christmas spirit. Primary objective today is to get folks to come in, see the shelter just walk through, see some of our updates. We have some...

December 1, 2014 - 7:29pm
20 weeks 6 days ago

Starting Monday, December 1 you can get your dog registered in Muskingum County.

It is required under the Ohio Revised Code to have your dog registered with your county. Deputy Auditor, Katie Settles, said it's that time of year to get your new dog tags. You have from now until January 31 to purchase the tags without a late fee.

To help promote the sale of the tags this year the animal shelter is cutting the adoption fee of a 2-month old puppy in half.

"This is a great...

November 18, 2014 - 4:21pm
22 weeks 5 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...

November 14, 2014 - 5:08pm
23 weeks 2 days ago


The Animal Shelter Society and Car Nation are teaming up for a one day only event that will be full of both cars and puppies.

Saturday, November 15th, you can visit Car Nation where The Animal Shelter's puppies of the week will be waiting for you to adopt. This weeks puppies are two chihuahua and pomeranian mix sisters, who are looking for a loving home for the holidays. 

"We're excited, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  we're going to be here doing an adoption...

October 10, 2014 - 1:59pm
28 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society has a new furry friend available for adoption.

Meet Bev, the shelters featured pet this week. She is a 5 year old female cat, and has been living at the shelter for about two months now. Bev is up to date on all her shots and has had her surgery. Executive Director of the Animal Shelter, Jody Murray says she would make a great companion for just about anyone.

"She's a good cat, she gets along well with other cats, she's obviously here at The...

October 3, 2014 - 4:41pm
29 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Shelter is featuring Rayna, a four-year-old mix breed.

Rayna is this weeks pet of the week, and you can take her home for just a $125. Jody Murray, the Executive Director of The Animal Shelter said Rayna is a great dog for any style of household.

"Just a great friendly, loving dog would be a great dog for any family with kids, without kids an older person that just wanted a companion, just a great dog," Murray said.

The Animal Shelter got her from the...

September 26, 2014 - 3:08pm
30 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society is featuring a new pet of the week.

Meet Tucker, a 5 year old mixed breed who has been living at the shelter for about a year now. He has been neutered and is up to date on all his shots. Executive Director of The Animal Shelter Society, Jody Murray says he would make a good farm dog or companion for someone living in the country.

"Tucker is a very energetic dog. He's about 50 pounds, lot of energy. He really has a good personality, but he doesn't...

September 5, 2014 - 5:19pm
33 weeks 2 days ago

We Love Pets is hosting its 14th customer appreciation event Saturday afternoon.

To make the event extra special The Animal Shelter will have cats and dogs at the store available for adoption. Jody Murray, the executive director of the shelter said that events like this are always good for pet adoption.

"This is a great opportunity for the shelter because we're obviously all about adoptions and a lot of times the difference in that is having someone see the dog or cat,...

August 8, 2014 - 6:11pm
37 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Shelter Society is preparing for two events this coming month.

The first annual Paws and Claws Summer Jam will be held Saturday, August 30th at Zane Landing Park. The event will feature the local band, Double Cut, pizza, drinks and a cornhole tournament with payouts to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There are only 20 slots available for the tournament, but if some some reason it fills up you will not be turned away. Executive Director of The Animal Shelter, Jody Murray...

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