Adopt a One-of-a-Kind Named Hallie

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Muskingum County K-9 Adoption Center works with a wide variety of unclaimed strays that have been brought in through no fault of their own. K-9 Adoption Center Volunteer Doug McQuaid is always amazed at the trained characteristics that some of these dogs showcase as they are being handled and today’s Catahoula Leopard-Dog mix is no exception.

“Today we’re super excited to tell you about Hallie,” McQuaid said. “Hallie has been with us now, believe it or not for 528 days. Actually came in in June of 21. She’s already spayed, approximately 2-to-3-years-old, housebroken, does well with everybody, actually does well with larger dogs, cats are unknown, preferably males, rides well in a car, enjoys going on walks. She is prong collar trained and that’s not a bad thing.”

Hallie is one of the staff’s most favorite dogs because she is so cooperative, but they realize that a proper home is in her best interests and it seems as though the K-9 Adoption Center always has sound, practical advice for pet owners, year-round.

“With the holidays just right around the corner, the bones of a turkey or a chicken to cats or dogs is totally off limits,” McQuaid said. “That’s very fine bone, it splinters, it can get caught in the airway, it can do internal damage, be a very expensive vet bill, and the sad part of it, it could actually even be fatal. So please when you’re giving your pet as a treat, check your turkey. Make sure you kind of just fumble through it so you don’t feel (bones). The smallest of bones can do the biggest damage.”  

McQuaid also noted that the Humane Society is collecting straw for the K-9 Adoption Center and that the donation process can be accessed by visiting the Humane Society’s Facebook page.

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.