March Pet of the Month winners: Desi, Trotter, and Prada.
WMCO Weekend hosted an adoption event March 24 in conjunction with the Muskingum County Animal Shelter. March’s winners are awarded to the dogs who came to campus to bring a smile to the Muskingum University community.
The first of the three dogs who came to campus was Desi.
Next is Trotter. Trotter is a six year-old Black Labrador Retriever mix.
The final dog is two year-old female Prada.
The shelter houses over 2,000 animals a year. They host a variety of animals for visitors to find the best pet for them, even if that animal is not a dog.
If you are interested in adopting one of these animals, contact the Animal Shelter Society located at 1430 Newark Road in Zanesville. The shelter can be reached at 740-452-1077.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s educational program “Animal Encounters” concluded WMCO Weekend’s 10th year.
Animal Encounters attracted the largest and widest variety of attendees during the three-day event. Approximately 200 people gathered in Muskingum’s John Glenn Gym March 25 to observe a diverse presentation of animals from across the globe. Calvin and Whitney from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium led the presentation.
Some of the animals introduced during the event were crowd-favorite Wahoo, an African black-footed penguin, George, an Eastern grey kangaroo, and Bonita, a three-banded armadillo.
All food and monetary donations received at the event were donated to three charities: The American Red Cross, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter, and Operation Feed.