I Feel the Need…The Need…For a Fur-Ever Home! Animal Shelter Society Pet of The Week…

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ZANESVILLE, Oh – Meet the Animal Shelter Society Pet of the Week, Goose.

He is a very handsome 2 year-old domestic shorthair cat.

Named after the iconic Top Gun character, Goose has a great personality, does well with other cats and kids and loves people!

Animal Shelter Society Executive Director April Cohagen-Gibson says despite some initial timidness, Goose would make a great addition to any home. 

“You have to keep in mind that when you come in to adopt a feline, that they’re a little bit timid and they may not be all that loving, you know as a lap cat so to speak, because of all the smells and all the noises going on here at the shelter. So, don’t let that discourage you when you do come in to meet. Goose is kind of like that, he;s a little bit nervous at first, but he’s a great cat,” she said.

Cohagen-Gibson would also like to remind everyone about the upcoming Dog Days of Summer event, which will take place this Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM on the greenspace behind Zane State College.

She says they’re excited about the array of vendors, food trucks, and activities they have planned, including the Performance Dogs of Ohio, and especially looks forward to the reunion with dogs adopted from the shelter and their fur-ever families. 

“It’s going to be important for folks to come here and give our animals a chance, dogs, to get into good homes. And, we want to do a reunion. Bring your dog leashed, vaccinated and let us see how everything’s going. We are very excited about that part,” she said.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their four-legged canine fur babies out for a day of fun and play!

Dog Days of Summer will take place rain or shine unless there is lightning. Be sure to check the shelter’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheAnimalShelterSocietyInc) for any weather-related updates!

The Animal Shelter would also like to extend a special thank you to Rocker McMillen for his support through the Rockers Summertime Cruise In this past Wednesday, as well as Y-Bridge Brewing’s Ray Ballard who donated all funds from his drink sales to the shelter!

And if you’re interested in adopting Goose, you can go online to their website or stop in to fill out an application!

For Adoption Application: www.animalsheltersociety.org/adopt

For More Info About Dog Days of Summer: www.animalsheltersociety.org/events/dog-days-of-summer

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!