No tricks, just treats and lots of adoptables

Clarion PAWS has an immediate need to find homes for some inside-outside and barn cats. The Venango County Humane Society will host a trick-or-treating time. Precious Paws is getting ready to “pawty” on Sunday. Tri-County has some kittens with mittens available for adoption and two wildlife rehabilitation centers in the region have been hard at work.

Desperate need


Clarion PAWS is looking for some indoor-outdoor and barn homes for several cats.

Clarion PAWS in Shippenville posted earlier this week on its Facebook about a need for homes for several felines. The rescue is looking for outside, inside-outside and barn homes for the cats.

“We already have eight (semi friendly cats) living in a makeshift building that need homes and we just received a call from an evicted lady that has no where to move her 12 cats – six are friendly, six are ferals,” the rescue said.

The rescue posted that all the felines will be altered and vaccinated prior to being re-homed. It was also asking for donations to its spay and neuter fund to cover the cost of this under taking. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 804, Clarion, PA 16214.

The rescue said relocated outside or feral kitties must be confined for one to two weeks at their new home before being released.

“Mom and five (semi social) kittens and two older kittens will be ready Nov. 6. A couple of the younger kittens could probably be socialized if the adopter had patience and time,” the rescue posted.
“Please help us help them, we – and these poor furr babies- would greatly appreciate it,” the rescue said.


Myra and Kate

Meanwhile, Myra and Kate are watching and waiting for the right person(s) to adopt them.

“Myra and Kate are the dynamic duo of room 5. If you have space in your heart, and home for two sweet playful young adult girls these two may be the perfect fit for you,” the shelter said.

Clarion PAWS is located at 11348 Route 322, Shippenville, Clarion River Hill, between Scrap Happy and Clarion Electric. The adoption center is open from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed Fridays and Sundays. More information is available online at, the group’s Facebook page or by calling (814) 229-1231.

Trick or treat

Trick-or-treat night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Venango County Humane Society in Seneca.

Folks can take a donation to the shelter and get a treat. The night is open to pets and kids. Costumes are preferred, the shelter said. There will be pictures taken for the Venango County Humane Society’s fan page on Facebook. The shelter will also be raffling off a prize basket.

Canines Reuben, Bessie and Kizor found homes earlier this week. Felines Brooke and Delilah were also adopted.

Meanwhile, anyone looking to adopt a cool cat may be in for a real treat.



Smudge, a domestic medium hair, is a 3-year-old neutered male. He has a black and white coat, green eyes and white whiskers. Perhaps his most distinctive feature is the smudge of black off to the right of his pink nose. This cool cat is a standout in appearance and behavior, according to the shelter. Smudge is responsive to attention, inquisitive and entertaining, the shelter said.

The humane society is open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It is located at 286 S. Main St., Seneca. More information on the Venango County Humane Society is available by calling (814) 677-4040 or online at

Kittens with mittens



Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville has a couple of kittens with mittens ( … and bibs. We’ll pause here for the awww’s) available for adoption.

Jimmy is a playful and absolutely adorable male kitten, the shelter said. He has a short little tail that makes him just a little cuter. He is current on vaccines.



Davey is a little male tuxedo kitten. He is playful and adorable, Tri-County posted on Petfinder. He is also current on vaccines.

Interested persons can visit and click the “Adopt Us” link.

The center also posted the photos from its Halloween event on its Facebook page.

It is already preparing for its Dec. 3 Christmas event at Tractor Supply in Clarion. Folks will have the opportunity to have their pet’s or children’s photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

More information about Tri-County Animal Rescue Center is available on its Facebook page, or by calling (814) 918-2032 or emailing

Looking for something to do?


Twizzle is available for adoption through Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin.

Precious Paws Animal Rescue will hold a “Howloween” dog party from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at its SNYP Clinic, 720 Atlantic Ave., Franklin. Those attending are asked to contact the rescue for planning purposes.

The event promises to be fun afternoon of fun for folks and their dogs. There will be snacks, treats and games along with Cathy Baldwin playing everyone’s favorite tunes. Admission is free to well-behaved dogs and their people. Those attending are asked to leave the kitties at home.

Prizes will be award for best dog and people costumes — Scariest, Silliest, Sexiest and Most Original. Those attending should take a donation of cat food for the rescue’s pet food bank.

Precious Paws also put out a call for bakers. The rescue plans to hold a bake sale starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the lobby at Northwest Savings Bank in downtown Franklin.

Meanwhile, the rescue has inquisitive Twizzle and “sock hoarder” Novah available for adoption.

Twizzle was one of three kittens the rescue took in earlier this year. They were approximately 4 weeks old when the rescue said they were dumped, along with their mother, at a known feral cat colony.


Novah with socks

Leah Anson with Precious Paws posted earlier this week about her foster Novah.

“I have to keep taking socks away from my ‘hoarder.’ She has two whole pairs of socks in her mouth PLUS a ball. This dog is so goofy,” she posted.

Anson posted that Novah has been waiting for her own family for over a year.

“She needs an owner experienced with timid dogs. If you give her space, she will come around. Each week, she opens up more and more. She is good with cats and older children. She is very smart and active,” Anson said.

Precious Paws can be reached by phone at (814) 671-9827 or by email at More information about the group and its low-cost spay neuter program, SNYP, can be found online at or on the group’s Facebook page.

The time they have left


Safehaven Small Breed Rescue of Tionesta has taken Mitzi under its care.

Safehaven Small Breed Rescue of Tionesta posted earlier this week on its Facebook page that the focus of the rescue will be changing slightly.

“We will be turning our efforts into offering sanctuary to the mill dogs too old or ill to be placed up for adoption. We believe a place is needed for the super senior dogs as much as placing the adoptable dogs into forever homes,” the rescue posted. “These seniors would have nowhere else to live out their days in comfort and love.”

The rescue said it may still have adoptable dogs from time to time, but most of its efforts go toward “making sure the old and infirm are taken care of for the time they have left.”

The shelter also introduced Mitzi. “Mitzi is a 12-year-old Pom who has been a mommy more times than I care to think,” the rescue said. “She has some sight issues, a minor limp from an old injury and possibly thyroid disease … . She will be seeing our vet to find out what is going on and what we can do to make her stay as comfortable and healthy as possible.”

Safehaven Small Breed Rescue is located at 318 Barber Drive, Tionesta. It can be reached by phone at (814) 463-5004 or email at More information about the rescue is available on its website at

People come to pelican’s aid


A white pelican received help from Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center.

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Saegertown flew to the rescue of “Perry” the white pelican earlier this month. However, Perry’s physical problems were too much for him and he passed away last week despite the rescue’s best efforts.

“We have sad news to share. ‘Perry’ the White Pelican passed away over night. Sighted on the side of the road in Harborcreek on Oct. 11, concerned people contacted the center, and with the help of the Game Commission he was captured and brought for treatment,” the center posted on Oct. 20.

According to the center, the pelican was examined by Dr. Ramey of Animal Ark and later Dr. Consla of Conneaut Lake Vet Hospital.

“This unusual bird for our region received the best of care,” the center posted.

The center believes the bird was likely from a midwestern population and drifted east during migration to Florida.

“Perry had a number of physical problems, including a damaged eye and poor physical condition. Many experts contributed to helping us give him excellent treatment: DVM. Rebecca Deurr of International Bird Rescue (CA), Save our Seabirds staff (FLA), LWR Dani Nicholson (CA) as well as PA Game Commission officers, and others. Plans were underway to fly him to Save our Seabirds in Florida for continued rehab in the company of other White Pelicans once stabilized, but he was not able to regain vigor,” the center posted.

“It was a privilege to treat this amazing bird. Thank you to all for their prayers and good thoughts. May he rest in peace,” the center added.

Even though Perry passed away, the bills for his care will still remain.

“This was an expensive bird to care for. Veterinarians donated their time and expertise, which we deeply appreciate. The center pays for x-rays, medications and blood work,” the center posted.

Donations can be made online at the center’s website using paypal.

Located at 21601 Stull Road, Saegertown, Tamarack Wildlife Center is a non-profit 501©3 organization dedicated to care of injured wildlife in order to return them to the wild and to promoting appreciation and understanding of wildlife through education. More information about the center is available on its Facebook page or by calling the center at (814) 763-2574.

Open again

Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville posted that it opened again to intakes. The center is also hosting an online auction on its Facebook page. The auction is for a pair of Pittsburgh Penguin tickets and ends Sunday, Oct. 30.

The center also reminded folks that if they shop on Amazon, they can start their holiday shopping at Amazon Smile and the rescue could receive a little cash from the retailer.

“It doesn’t cost you anything, you just have to start from the smile page and have our center as your charity,” the center posted.

More information about the center is available on its website

Dogs in need



Clarion PUPS has a number of dogs available for adoption. They can be seen on the rescue’s Facebook page.

One of them is Blue who is described as a 1 1/2-year-old male lab/hound mix.

The rescue also made a plea for funds earlier this week its Facebook page.

“We have become buried with dogs in need,” the rescue posted.

Donations can be made via PayPal to or by mail at Clarion PUPS, P.O. Box 51, Strattanville, Pa. 16258.

The Clarion PUPS’ Christmas Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Park Inn by Radisson, Clarion, 45 Holiday Inn Road, Clarion. The dog-friendly event features vendors, photos with Santa, a Chinese auction, a bake sale and more.

More information about PUPS is available by calling (814) 764-5580 or by emailing


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