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March Pet of the Month Winners


March Pet of the Month winners: Desi, Trotter, and Prada.

Desi is happy to be at the WMCO Weekend event.

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.

Trotter chilling out at WMCO Weekend’s dog adoption event.

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.

Prada enjoying attention at WMCO Weekend’s adoption event.

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.

WMCO Weekend’s Furry Finale


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.

Calvin, from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium shows off Bonita the armadillo to attendees.

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.

You can view more pictures of this event as well as other WMCO Weekend events at Facebook.com/orbit907news.