Animal Shelter Society Presents WHIZ With Paw-sitive Partner Award

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ZANESVILLE, Oh – WHIZ was presented with the Animal Shelter Society’s first Paw-sitive Partner award.

The shelter’s general manager, April Cohagen-Gibson presented the award to WHIZ Media Group President Hank Littick, as well as News Director Nichole Hannahs and Radio Programming Director Brenda Larrick Thursday morning.

The award recognizes individuals and businesses in the community who help support the shelter.

Cohagen-Gibson said WHIZ has helped bring awareness to the shelter and its efforts.

“The Littick family and WHIZ have done phenomenal things for this community. And we would not be able to do what we do without that support. Hank Littick and his family have always come through for us. His employees, his staff. You know, visiting us every week. It’s that little bit of air time that helps us get our word out and what we’re doing at that shelter,” she said.

The Animal Shelter Society looks forward to recognizing other Paw-sitive Partners in the future as well. 

WHIZ Media Group President Hank Littick is excited to continue the partnership between the shelter.

“So we hope to continue that tradition and keep things moving. The animal shelter is a fantastic place for our community. They do a wonderful job. They keep the animals from abandonment and it’s a facility that’s really doing a lot of good for our community as well,” Littick said.

Cohagen-Gibson adds that the shelter is currently looking for fosters for puppies and kittens at the shelter.

She also reminds pet owners to be mindful of the heat, keep pets inside as much as possible and ensure they have access to fresh, cold water. As a good rule of thumb, she says if it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your dog, especially on the concrete. A good way to check this is to feel the sidewalk. And if you can’t stand it for more than about 3 seconds, it is too hot for your dog and their paws.

If you are interested in fostering or adopting, you can fill out an application on their website, animalsheltersociety.org.You can also register there for the Putts for Paws Golf Outing.

Maggie Warren
Maggie was born and raised in Speedway, Indiana where she developed her love and passion for weather, IndyCar and F1, hockey, and baseball, especially the Detroit Red Wings and the Cincinnati Reds. When she's not at work, she enjoys binge-watching her favorite tv shows, writing, hiking, and doing pretty much any outdoor activity! Maggie graduated from Ball State University, where she majored in meteorology/climatology, in Fall 2020. While at Ball State, she was a member of the Storm Chase Team and Cardinal Weather Service. She is also a member of the American Meteorological Society. She loves exploring new places, so if you have any recommendations of places she should visit, let her know! And if you see her around town, don't be shy, say hi!