Animal Shelter Society Announces Jana for Pet of the Week

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- This week’s Animal Shelter Society Pet of the week is Jana.

Jana is a 4-year-old domestic shorthair, who can be timid at first when meeting new people, but eventually warms up and wants to cuddle.

April Cohagen-Gibson, general manager at Animal Shelter Society, said that Jana came into the shelter about two months ago and was already altered through the trap and release program.

“It’s probably best for her to be in an older home, with not a lot of activity. At four years of age she still has spunk about her. As you can see, she is a larger cat,” Cohagen-Gibson stated. “She is almost 12 pounds, but she doesn’t like a lot of fast movement or being picked up as much. She will stay on your lap, but when she’s done, she’s done, as most cats are.”

Jana can be very friendly also and is just looking for someone to take care of her.

Cohagen-Gibson said that the community can still make donations up to March 13th at the Bee Clean Express Auto Wash to receive a free car wash.

“They’re supporting the WWW’s which I’m very proud to be a part of for the animal shelters so you can get a free wash at the South Zanesville location or on Maple Avenue and you can make a donation and then the six agencies split that. So, the weather is not going to be maybe as great tomorrow, but some people still like to come through and get a car wash and Sunday, they’re going to be open as well so get some of that salt off there,” Cohagen-Gibson said.

To fill out an adoption application for Jana or any other animal at the shelter, please visit the website at or stop into the shelter to conduct a meet and greet with the pets to see what is available.

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