Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Animal Shelter

December 21, 2012 - 4:51pm
2 years 28 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 2 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 9 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 16 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 28 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 28 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 40 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 41 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 47 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 50 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...

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