Nothing completes a family like a new pet and no one knows that better than the local animal shelter.
The Muskingum County Animal Shelter is hosting an adoption event this Saturday at We Love Pets in Zanesville. The event will last from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and the community is invited to come find a new addition to your family. Executive Director of the animal shelter Jody Murray said that We Love Pets is a great place to host adoptions.
While holiday parties and fireworks can be fun for people, four legged friends aren't so keen on the celebrations.
A local animal expert says that the 4th of July holiday is one of the highest rated weekends for lost pets. The animals aren't used to the loud noises that fireworks make or the large crowds of people and can experience anxiety.
Some pets can be more sensitive then others.
"The thing of it is you never know when your dog might be one that has been fine...
The Animal Shelter Society in Muskingum County will be hosting an adoption event at We Lov Pets this weekend.
The event will be held on Saturday June 28th from 12pm until 4pm. Both puppies and cats will be available. Jody Murray, Director of the Animal Shelter Society said this particular event has some special offers for those who come to adopt cats in particular.
"We are going to have special pricing on our cats. We are going to offer the first 10 cats that we adopt here...
Each week, The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County highlights a pet available for adoption.
This week, Lynard is in need of someone to give him a good home. He is a 1 1/2 year old English Bulldog and Beagle Mix. He's very playful, full of energy and does very well with other dogs. Jody Murray, Executive Director of The Animal Shelter, says Lynard can be brought home at a reduced adoption fee.
"His adoption fee has been sponsored. His fee is only $60, our normal adoption fee...
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...
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.
Just because your pets have fur, doesn't mean they're immune to the cold.
"If you have outside animals, it would be a good idea if you can bring them inside," said Jody Murray, executive director of the Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County. "Move their houses to a place where they're not gonna be out in the elements. Even move their house in the garage for a couple nights. Usually weather like this doesn't last too long, so...
With the holidays quickly approaching pet owners need to be aware of certain hazards for their animals.
Executive Director at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County ,Jody Murray says that holiday decorations especially trees can cause serious harm to your pets.
"Biggest thing is make sure you get your tree secure with pets and particularly larger animals coming around they can easily knock your tree down. If you are looking at a live tree there are some additives that some...