Stories tagged with: Pets

December 5, 2013 - 5:48pm
2 years 38 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 48 weeks 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...

September 12, 2013 - 6:29pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

If you're looking to add on to your family, The Animal Shelter Society might have just what you're looking for.

The Animal Shelter has an abundance of beagles and they have a special price of $50-$75 which includes spaying and neutering. Also, a variety of cats are half price at $30 dollars this month.

"We're gonna be running that special on those cats here at the shelter, probably through the end of the month," said executive director, Jody Murray...

August 29, 2013 - 5:38pm
2 years 52 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County volunteers and staff are busy preparing for their annual fundraiser coming up in October and they're inviting the community to join in on the fun.

"Our auction used to be in August. Which August is a busy month with people getting their children ready for school or the county fair and those kinds of things," said Executive Director, Jody Murray. "So we're hoping that moving it to the fall, that it will just make it more...

July 24, 2013 - 3:41pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society of Zanesville is having an adoption event this Saturday at We Lov Pets and they'll have a lot of potential pets to pick from.

"We always have cats up at We Lov Pets but we will also have some dogs, probably some smaller dogs and puppies and probably just some smaller breed dogs that will be available from 12 until 4 O'clock on Saturday," said Jody Murray, Executive Director of The Animal Shelter Society.

Murray says the price for a cat or...

July 2, 2013 - 4:11pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

The day following the Fourth of July, animal shelters see an influx of lost pets because they get scared of the fireworks and usually take off. If you plan on going to Zane's Landing or any other location to watch the fireworks, it's advised that you keep your pets at home.

"Dogs have a lot better hearing than humans do, so it kind of impacts them more. The noises and it can even be something that you might only hear a little bit but think about that being 10 times greater...

May 28, 2013 - 4:59pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

One of the things you should do with the summer months coming is to take your pet to the vet and get them a complete exam. Since it's flea and tick season, it's also a good idea to make sure you have treatment ready.

"Other things are, if you're dog travels with you, it's never a good idea to leave them in the car. Your car gets really hot very quickly and you make think you're going into the store for just a couple minutes and before you know it, you've been in their 15 minutes...

March 29, 2013 - 4:48pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

With Easter coming up there's lots of candy for your pets to get into and eat so the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is giving residents tips on what to do if your pet gets into your Easter basket.

"And the most important thing is, if you have pets that can have access to that, is to be careful to keep them out of their ability to get to them because they're going to be curious and we want to make sure they don't get a lot of chocolate, or any foreign bodies, things like that,...

January 2, 2013 - 3:11pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

While we bundle up and brace ourselves against cold weather pet experts urge you to get your animals ready for the cold too.

Experts said that dogs that are outside should have a shelter free of holes and lined with lots of straw for warmth. Water should be checked to make sure it's not frozen and they should have plenty of access to both food and water. It's also important to keep your pets paws free of ice, snow and salt.

"Always if you're going to use salt and it's not...

December 11, 2012 - 6:42pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

One of the best past times of the holidays is decorating your home with lights, trees, wreaths and other sparkling items.

These decorations give the season more excitement and make your home very pretty. But one thing for pet owners to remember, if you think it's pretty, most likely your pet will agree but not in a way you appreciate.

Pets love to chew cords, eat plants as well as leftovers and may even try to climb your tree. John Murray, the executive director from the Animal...

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