Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Animal Shelter

July 24, 2015 - 4:43pm
1 week 23 hours ago

Dawn, a boxer-lab mix, is this week's pet of the week, looking for her forever home.

Animal Shelter Rescue Coordinator, Charity Stevens, said Dawn is a sweet and loving dog, who loves to cuddle. She said she would be a great dog for anyone looking for their first pet.

"The problem is that she's been here for so long, that she's kind of getting overlooked because she does have some corks about her personality," Stevens said. "Personally, she doesn't really care for...

July 10, 2015 - 2:41pm
3 weeks 23 hours 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
4 weeks 1 day 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 19, 2015 - 5:10pm
6 weeks 23 hours 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,...

November 20, 2014 - 6:54pm
36 weeks 1 day 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
38 weeks 22 hours 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
1 year 1 week 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 41 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 41 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 47 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...

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