Stories tagged with: Pets

January 28, 2011 - 10:06pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is showcasing two special animals this week.

Executive Director Larry Hostetler says it is always better to come to a shelter and adopt the animals that are in need.  Animals, like Suzie, are looking for a permanent home.

"This is Suzie. She came into the shelter a couple weeks ago; she is a 5-year-old terrier mix. Very sweet dog and she is available for adoption," said Hostetler.

And when it comes to cats, Executive...

November 5, 2010 - 12:57pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

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's a sad scene that Hostetler...

June 29, 2010 - 5:15pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

While family picnics may be at the top of your "to do" list for the holiday weekend, we can't forget about our four-legged friends.

If your pets aren't fond of thunderstorms, there's a good chance they won't like fireworks either. The Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants people to take proactive steps in preparing their animals.

"The Fourth of July holidays can always be a stressful time for your pets especially with my personal animals I have a couple that...

June 19, 2010 - 6:18pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

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.


Paws of Muskingum County...

April 20, 2010 - 5:17pm
5 years 1 day ago

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.

Ticks can be dangerous to...

February 21, 2010 - 5:55pm
5 years 8 weeks ago


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...

February 15, 2010 - 7:01pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

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,...

December 28, 2009 - 10:16pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

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...

December 24, 2009 - 4:35pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

Many people will be traveling this holiday season, and some family pets will be going along for the ride too.

"I travel with my pets all the time. They like to go, but some pets are really uncomfortable riding in the car. So, you base it on the animal, " says Animal Shelter of Muskingum County Executive Director, Larry Hostetler.

Hostetler wants to make sure the pets that are left behind this holiday season aren't neglected.

"If it's a few hours, most of the...

December 1, 2009 - 5:07pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

When you are heading out to shop this holiday season, many of you will be thinking about what to get your spouse, parents, and siblings.

However, some are thinking about their pets.

"I think they think of them as children, and to some of them, they are their children. So, I think they're up there, number one on the list, " says We Lov Pets District Manager, Christine Moore.

There's plenty of gifts out there too for pets.

"This year, it's been a lot of...

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