Another Hound Needing Saved from the Pound

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Muskingum County K-9 Adoption Center is the dropping spot for strays that law enforcement collects wandering throughout the community. Many of the dogs are simply lost and are missing their owners. K-9 Adoption Center Volunteer Doug McQuaid said owners of missing dogs are not going to be punished or fined and should reach out to the shelter for their pet’s best interest. 

“Today we’re very Excited to have Joplin, a female that is all up-to-date on spay-and-neuter and vaccinations,” McQuaid said. “She does very well with children and everybody, it seems like. Very housebroken, rides well in the car, is easy to walk on a leash. She is just a super dog.”

Joplin, this week’s K-9 Adoption Center Dog of the week, is a 70 Lb. Hound-Mix that has a very calm demeanor, which makes her a good fit for many households and just might take another little piece of your heart. McQuaid also spoke about last weekend’s Strut Your Pup Contest.  

“The ‘Strut Your Pup’ contest actually was a major success,” McQuaid said. “So we were able to pull that off and we’re going to have it and make sure this is going to be an annual event. So start preparing this year, we already are preparing for next year’s event. So we appreciate again, everybody that showed up and all of the donations that we received, so we just want to thank everybody for that.”

For further details about Joplin, the ‘Strut Your Pup’ contest or finding your lost dog, you can call the K-9 Adoption Center at (740) 453-0273.

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Matthew Morris
Matt joined WHIZ in 2014 as a part-time radio board operator. In 2018, he graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism's Carr Van Anda program where he earned an Outstanding Entrepreneurship award for his Photo-Journalism work at area speedways. Matt is a native of Morgan County who is familiar with the layout and history of Southeastern Ohio.