Pet of the Week

Local News

The Animal Shelter Society in Zanesville named Caesar its pet of the week.

Caesar is a five year old American Staffordshire Terrier who came to the shelter at the end of January. He was surrendered by his original owner. He is very loving and friendly, but isn’t a fan of cats. 

“Absolutely no cats can be in the home and he is very dog selective. He would be perfect in a home with adults. He doesn’t have any issues with kids but he has a high energy, so it’ll be difficult sometimes to handle a 56 to 60 pound year old dog,” General Manager April Cohagen-Gibson said.

Cohagen-Gibson said Caesar had some hard times in his life and that he was thankful that the shelter received him.

“Many of our animals that come into the shelter have a story, and we think that Caesar has a story but I don’t think he wants to tell it to be honest with you,” Cohagen-Gibson said.

Caesar is fully sponsored by someone. If you are interested in adopting him you would only have to pay for his dog tags and microchip. You can visit the Animal Shelter Society website to fill out an application.

The shelter will be having its annual Yappy Hour fundraiser on May 6th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Zanesville Country Club. Space will be limited for this event. Tickets are on sale for $50 and may be purchased by calling April Cohagen-Gibson at 740-452-1077 ext. 107.


Natalie Comer
Natalie grew up in Martinsburg, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Journalism emphasizing in broadcast. During her time at WVU, she worked and interned with WVU Athletics Video, where she helped with video production on game days. Her senior year of college, she was the Sports Reporter/Anchor for “WVU News,” an Emmy-award winning newscast produced by journalism students. Natalie is a huge sports fanatic. She is a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, but when it comes to football, she cheers on the LA Rams. Her dream job is to be a reporter in the NHL.