Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Animal Shelter

April 28, 2012 - 5:14pm
2 years 51 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 6 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 18 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 18 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
3 years 30 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...

September 22, 2011 - 6:05pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Savoring a hearty breakfast can help save the lives of local animals.

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is getting ready for its "Paws for Pancakes" fundraiser.  Executive director Larry Hostetler said he encourages everyone to start the day off with an all-you-can-eat breakfast.

"It's great to wake up on a Saturday morning and go eat a bunch of pancakes," said Hostetler.  "All of the profits from the ticket sales will go directly to the...

August 9, 2011 - 3:53pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is getting ready for its biggest event of the year.

Zane State will host the annual benefit auction this weekend.  Executive Director Larry Hostetler said attendees will be able to bid on a variety of items.

"We have a silent auction with a lot of wonderful items that have been donated by community members and businesses," said Hostetler.  "We also have the larger floor auction with items like artwork,...

July 18, 2011 - 3:43pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

In the hot summer months, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants to make sure yout pets stay safe.

Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, says if your pet is going to be outside for an extended period of time, make sure they have access to plenty of cold water and shade. He says one sign that Fido needs a break from the heat, is panting.

"They perspire differently than what we do." Hostetler said. "They can overheat a lot quicker than we can, and also we can say...

July 1, 2011 - 4:18pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

As over crowding continues to be an issue for the local animal shelter, they are asking for your help to keep from turning to euthanization as a last resort.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is an adoptable, no kill shelter, meaning any pet that is not sick or aggressive will be saved. The shelter has been working at full capacity for sometime now and has had to turn away a number of animals.

"[I'm] all curious of what people are going to do with them if they're going...

June 11, 2011 - 2:59pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

In this tough economy, many people want the best for their families, and sometimes that means hard sacrifices, including giving up the family pet....but one local business did it's part today to fight for our four legged friends.

The Muskingum County Animal Shelter teamed up with City Tire to find local pets a good home.The shelter has had to turn away animals because they've been overcrowded. Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, said, they typically slow down in the winter months and...

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