Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Animal Shelter

September 3, 2013 - 7:01pm
2 years 5 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
2 years 9 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 24 weeks 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 42 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
3 years 17 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...

April 28, 2012 - 5:14pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

Pet owners had the chance to capture their love for animals on film Saturday...

The Muskingum County Animal Shelter held a fundraiser for families to bring their pets and take a "family portrait".

"It's a 10 dollar cash donation, or one of the items from the wishlist. I'm also offering, anyone that does a full sponsorship on a pet, or an actual adoption, gets a free 8x10 print today," said photographer Dena Searls.

Some of those "wish list"...

March 12, 2012 - 3:06pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Puppy and kitten season is right around the corner, and soon some of the empty kennels in the Animal Shelter will be filled.

Executive Director Larry Hostetler of the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County said the number of animals at the shelter is down, and that is giving shelter officials a chance to prepare for the upcoming spring.

"Spring is coming up, and we'll see a lot of puppies and kittens. So usually when were slow like this, when we're low on population, we'll...

December 21, 2011 - 5:44pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

For pets the holidays can not only be a dangerous time but a stressful time as well.

Executive Director of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter Larry Hostetler said everything from decorations to food can be a hazard to your pet.

When decorating Hostetler suggests you tape down all electrical wiring and use only non breakable ornaments.

"With shinny glass ornaments, the dogs see them, the cats see them," said Hostetler. "If they bite those and they...

December 20, 2011 - 5:26pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

An elementary class got a lesson is economics while donating to the animals shelter.

Third Graders of Adamsville Elementary School have been selling candy-grams to help raise money. Tuesday the class made a trip to purchase supplies needed by the Animal Shelter and then deliver the items.

"They are very excited about getting to give to the animals and getting to see all the animals," said Teacher Brenda Moran. "They've been looking forward to this...

September 24, 2011 - 4:45pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Applebee's in Zanesville served-up breakfast Saturday morning for a change...and a good cause


It was all for the 4th annual "Paws for Pancakes" fundraiser. The Muskingum County Animal Shelter invited the community to enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with all proceeds benefiting the shelter.

"It's 100% profit for the shelter," explained Executive Director Larry Hostetler. "Applebee's provides everything. The restaurant, the...

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