Stories tagged with: Jody Murray

July 31, 2015 - 3:23pm
39 weeks 1 day ago

The Animal Shelter has been getting to know a Poodle Miniature mix named Bear and they said he's ready for a family.

Bear is believed to be 16 years old and the adoption fee for him is just 40 dollars. Executive Director Jody Murray said he's perfect for anyone looking for a new pet.

"As you can see he's a great little dog, very friendly, very calm, good with people, good with other cats and dogs, just a great little guy and we're trying really hard to find a home for him,...

July 28, 2015 - 3:56pm
39 weeks 4 days ago

Looking out for your pets' health during the summer heat is just as important as looking out for your own. 

Animal Shelter executive director, Jody Murray, said the recent heat wave can be dangerous for your pets. He advises people to pay attention to their animals when they are spending extended time outside. 

A few things that he recommended is keeping your pets' water bowl filled with fresh water and not keeping them outside for long periods of time. Walking them can...

July 17, 2015 - 4:57pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

 The Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week, Smokey, is in need of a forever home.

The schnauzer-mix has been awaiting his new home for almost a month now. Executive director, Jody Murray, said he is a fun-loving dog, who gets along well with both people and other animals.

"He came into the shelter the 1st of July, he's about three months old, about 13 pounds," Murray said. "His adoption fee is $135, then you would have his dog tags on top of that, and he's already...

July 10, 2015 - 2:41pm
42 weeks 1 day ago

The Animal Shelter is having discounted adoption fees for 15 felines in need of families.

These pets of the week have been at the shelter for almost three months and Executive Director Jody Murray said these cats need to move onto their forever homes soon.

"We want to try to do something to get them out in order to keep them healthy and to find them a god home because again the longer they stay here, the more likely it is they're going to end up sick," said Murray.

July 2, 2015 - 3:39pm
43 weeks 2 days ago

The local Animal Shelter is doing its part to cut down on the homeless feline population July 2.

61 male cats were neutered in Zanesville. Cats were checked in throughout the day and they also received discounts on vaccinations. Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Jody Murray said the event ran smoothly thanks to an efficient staff and sponsors like the Brandywine Hospital for Pets and Attorney Sherry Ryan.

"We were a little nervous how it was going to go doing that...

June 30, 2015 - 3:43pm
43 weeks 4 days ago

The 4th of July means fireworks and holiday parties, but unlike people, pets don't always enjoy the loud noises associated with these celebrations.

Animal Shelter Executive Director, Jody Murray said pet owners should always take proper precaution when it comes to their fury friends.

"Fireworks and pets just don't mix, so don't take any of your pets to fireworks outings or anything like that," Murray said. "In fact, take some precautions of keeping them inside, if...

June 19, 2015 - 5:10pm
45 weeks 1 day ago

It's Friday once again, so it's time to introduce you to Gimpy, the Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week.

Gimpy is a domestic short-haired cat, who has already been de-clawed. Executive Director, Jody Murray, said she's been at the shelter for about two months.

"She also has a special adoption price of $30, so we are in the middle of our cat season and we'd love for people to come in and look at our cats and do adoptions," Murray said. "As you can see Gimpy's a nice,...

June 13, 2015 - 8:27pm
46 weeks 17 hours ago

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...

June 12, 2015 - 2:44pm
46 weeks 1 day ago

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. 

"We're just trying to...

June 5, 2015 - 5:15pm
47 weeks 2 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. "...

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