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...
While its impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the U.S., reports estimate that cats alone range up to 70 million.
The Muskingum County Animal Shelter is working hard to find homes for pets in need. Right now, cats that are six-months and older can be purchased for just $20.00. That fee includes all vaccinations and also a microchip.
The first pet we'd like to introduce is a cat named Eleanore, she is around six-years-old.
5-year-old Rusty was dropped off at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter when his family got a new baby. It happens to animals time and time again.
"What we see a lot of is we get people that come in and they say the wife is getting ready to have a baby they're afraid to have the animal in the house around the new baby, so they bring them in and they surrender them to the shelter," says Larry Hostetler, Animal Shelter executive director.
It was a day for the dogs today at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter.
Pet Day brought out vendors, obedience trainers, and even a frisbee team. The event is a time for the shelter to give back to the community.
"it's a fun thing to do with the community. Get them to come out to the shelter, plus they learn some of the fun things you can do with your animals," says the Animal Shelter's Executive Director Larry Hostetler.
The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County is seeing more animals walk through its doors with ticks.
These animals aren't just picking up ticks in the country. They can be found in the city too, and they are easy to spot on the animals.
"When they first get on the animal and in the skin, they're pretty small. Once they attach themselves to the skin, they will engorge and kind of look like a raisin, " says Executive Director, Larry Hostetler.
A lost pet can be a stressful situation for many families.
With roughly 75 million pet canines in the United States, losing Fido can happen quite a bit. But there are steps owners can take to keep their pets on their property and out of harms way. Such as using a radio fence that is buried underground, but transmits a signal to the dogs collar.
"It doesn't let them run off, it is good for neighbors and it keeps them in your yard. Obviously on the busy streets or...
The snow is piling outside, which can cause some problems for our four-legged friends.
They can develop cold-weather injuries because most go outside without covering their paws.
"A lot of dogs have hair in between the pads of their feet. You can get ice, snow, and salt from the sidewalks built up in that, which can cause burns, frostbite, or things like that-cause a lot of discomfort for the pet, " says Executive Director of the Animal Shelter of Muskingum County,...
With temperatures dipping into the teens during the night this week, it is critical any outside animals will have a warm, dry place to take refuge.
Larry Hostetler of the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County said making dry shelter for outside animals is key.
"The first thing you need to do is to make sure they're kept dry," said Hostetler. "They have to have a place to get out of the elements. The dogs and cats can withstand the cooler temperatures, but if they get...