Stories tagged with: Pets

December 12, 2014 - 7:14pm
42 weeks 4 days ago

Saturday is the annual PAWS Cookie Walk.

It will be held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"Well you come in and you grab a shopping basket and you walk around we have cookies and goodies, fudge, brownies breads, we also have fury friends treats for the cats and dogs, homemade of course," said Marissa Smith, Muskingum PAWS Vice President.

Thousands of cookies were handmade for the event. You'll have your choice of sugar, chocolate chip...

December 6, 2014 - 4:50pm
43 weeks 3 days ago

If the rain's stifling your holiday spirit, perhaps a visit to the animal shelter will help get you back into the swing of things.

Earlier today the animal shelter was decorated with Christmas trees, stockings, and more festive holiday décor for its holiday open house.

"You see decorations and things, we're trying to get into the Christmas spirit. Primary objective today is to get folks to come in, see the shelter just walk through, see some of our updates. We have some...

November 30, 2014 - 8:33pm
44 weeks 2 days ago

People aren't the only ones who can get their picture taken with Santa this year, Angel Paws is allowing dogs to visit the jolly man too.

When you attend the Santa Paws event at Wilson's Garden Center, not only will you walk away with a professionally taken photograph, but you'll also be helping out a great cause. All proceeds collected from the event will go to the Angel Paws foundation, a non-profit that provides animal assisted activities and therapy for those who need it.


July 1, 2014 - 10:42am
1 year 13 weeks ago

While holiday parties and fireworks can be fun for people, four legged friends aren't so keen on the celebrations.

A local animal expert says that the 4th of July holiday is one of the highest rated weekends for lost pets. The animals aren't used to the loud noises that fireworks make or the large crowds of people and can experience anxiety.

Some pets can be more sensitive then others.

"The thing of it is you never know when your dog might be one that has been fine...

April 14, 2014 - 5:08pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

With Easter just around the corner parents may be looking to purchase baby chicks for their children. The local health department is saying although they are adorable , they could be dangerous.

According to the Centers for Disease Control since the 1990's, 45 salmonella outbreaks have been linked to live poultry. The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department's Kristen Baker says people handling live animals are susceptible to the disease especially young children.


March 11, 2014 - 2:02pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society and PetSmart are teaming up to help find homes for Muskingum County animals. The adoption event will take place this Saturday and Sunday starting at noon at PetSmart in the Northepoint Center Plaza in Zanesville.

"We usually try and have a variety of puppies and cats and kittens so and of course if they stop up there and they're not seeing what they want, ,they can always come to the shelter because we're still open on Saturday's so they can go up there...

December 26, 2013 - 6:50pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

If you did get for a pet for Christmas, and it's more work than you initially thought it would be, rescue coordinator at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter Society, Charity Stevens, says to give your pet some time to adjust before taking it to the shelter.

"There's always a transitional period when you get a new pet that can be anywhere from two to three weeks so at least give it a little bit of a try to see if the pets gonna work and let them adjust because they've just been...

December 16, 2013 - 3:05pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

With the holidays quickly approaching pet owners need to be aware of certain hazards for their animals.

Executive Director at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County ,Jody Murray says that holiday decorations especially trees can cause serious harm to your pets.

"Biggest thing is make sure you get your tree secure with pets and particularly larger animals coming around they can easily knock your tree down. If you are looking at a live tree there are some additives that some...

December 5, 2013 - 5:48pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County is having a Christmas open house this Saturday at 10 a.m. Executive Director Jody Murray says the first 12 adoptions of the day will be half price, and says the open house will be a full day of fun events for the entire family.

"We're gonna have a craft for children throughout the day and then also, our shelter vet, Dr. Kelly Lewis, is gonna do a couple presentations," said Murray. "One at 11 a.m. and one at 1 p.m....

September 24, 2013 - 4:13pm
2 years 1 week ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County is a private, non-profit agency, meaning it doesn't receive any funding from the government or tax dollar money. So whenever an animal comes into the shelter, it gets all of it's needed vaccinations and medical care at the cost of the shelter.

"Then they all receive spay and neuter surgery so it's hard to put a dollar figure on that but it's easily, every adoption, the cost that we have into that is greater than the...

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