Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Animal Shelter

November 20, 2014 - 6:54pm
22 weeks 4 days ago

The animal shelter is excited to announce their special cat adoption event.

This Saturday, the animal shelter will be having a "Free Cat Adoption Day." The first 30 people to come into the animal shelter to adopt a cat will be walking away with their new fur-friend, free of charge.

"We've had a couple sponsors step forward for us, we love pets and Attorney Sherry Ryan are covering adoption fees for the first 30 cats on this Saturday. So, if you've been thinking...

November 7, 2014 - 7:14pm
24 weeks 3 days ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is featuring its pet of the week, her name is Little Girl.

She is a sweet, 4 month old spaniel mix who is all puppy and has a ton of love to give. Little Girl has already had her surgery and would make a great addition to a family with kids. Her adoption fee is $135. Muskingum County Animal Shelter executive director, Jody Murray says she's already learning basic commands.

"I had her out playing here a little bit ago and she already...

July 21, 2014 - 1:25pm
40 weeks 16 hours ago

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.

"And this is a good...

October 16, 2013 - 4:03pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

During the month of October, a certain type of cat will not be available for adoption at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter Society.

Executive Director Jody Murray said it is a national guideline for most shelters to not adopt out black cats during the month of Halloween as a safety precaution.

"Unfortunately, there has been a history of abuse of black cats during the month of October,” said Murray. “So most shelters like us, want to air on the side of safety so...

October 15, 2013 - 5:31pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society's largest fundraiser of the year is being deemed a success.

Executive Director, Jody Murray says it was a great evening with a generous community. The fundraiser on Saturday featured more than 100 items in a live auction and more than 200 items in a silent auction.

"We had a 50/50 drawing and the person who won the 50/50 drawing actually donated 500 dollars of that back, so those are the kinds of things that were happening,” Murray said....

September 3, 2013 - 7:01pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County is hosting a special sale on about 25 cats living at the shelter.

Typically the adoption fee for a cat is 60 dollars, but for certain selected breeds, that price has been cut in half to only 30 dollars.

"We are kind of focusing on some cats that have been here longer, that's really what we are looking at and just some of the ones that typically aren't at the top of someone's list,” said Executive Director Jody Murray. “We...

August 6, 2013 - 9:31pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter's calendar is packed in the nearing weeks that will either help the non profit organization raise funds or help our furry friends find homes.

The first is a special dog adoption event on August seventeenth at Tractor Supply from 10 to 3 pm. The shelter hosts several similar events throughout the year in hopes to reach more people by being closer to the hustle and bustle of Maple Avenue.

"Its just a way of letting the community know maybe have not have to...

April 24, 2013 - 5:24pm
2 years 3 days ago

If you love animals there are two events coming up that may be a perfect fit for you.

The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County is partnering with, "Pet Smart" and "We Love Pets", to have two adoptions events. They will have a wide range of cats and dogs to choose from and the public is invited to attend.

"We actually have, as far as the shelter goes, our census is pretty high, so you're going to find a large variety of cats, dogs, puppies, kittens at both...

December 21, 2012 - 4:51pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

A local retirement community does its part to help animals this holiday season.

For the last month, Primrose Retirement Community has been collecting items for the Muskingum County Animal Shelter. Primrose Executive Director Shala Steinman and housekeeper Mindy Chappalear created "Peace on Earth and Good Will to Pets" to help residents remember the animals at the shelter this Christmas.

"The day that the notice went up they were ecstatic. It just started pouring in...

June 15, 2012 - 6:52pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is looking for a new executive director.

Shelter Board Director Stephanie Hill said that Larry Hostetler was terminated for financial reasons.

"Someone who has worked for a non-profit would be perfect, because that's the important thing," said Hill.  "A lot of people think that we're associated with the county or the city of Zanesville, but we're not.  We're completely non-profit and rely on adoption fees and...

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