Pet First Aid class is planned


Pet First Aid course

Precious Paws is sponsoring a Pet First Aid class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at 720 Atlantic Ave., Franklin. The cost for the class is $45.

Attendees will gain the confidence and skills necessary to tend to unexpected pet emergencies until professional veterinary attention is acquired. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills on realistic dog mannequins. They will have hands on practice of bandaging wounds, CPR, handling and restraint for both dogs and cats.

Course participants will receive a Dog First Aid or Cat First Aid manual – participant’s choice. The manuals each contain a 30-minute DVD with step-by-step information on safety procedures and dealing with medical emergencies.

The class is open to children 12 years old and older.

Participants should take a chair to class.

The course instructor is Wende O’Hara. O’Hara is an American Red Cross certified Pet First Aid instructor.

Class reservations can be made by calling (814) 671-9827.



Precious Paws’ newest adoptable dog, Nieve – pronunciation is Nee-vay – was purchased from Ohio Puppy, a notorious puppy mill, for $650 and has gone through two homes already. She is a Maltese-Bichon mix. She will be 2-years-old in September. She loves people and children but needs to be an only pet as she does not like to share the love of her humans. She is housebroken if you watch her closely. She will go towards the door but if you aren’t paying attention, she will go inside. She saw the vet earlier and is negative for Lyme disease. She was vaccinated for viral diseases, rabies, dewormed, flea free, micro-chipped and was spayed. She will need booster vaccines and that is included in her $200 adoption fee.

More information about Precious Paws is available on the group’s website at or by calling (814) 671-9827 or emailing

Doggone divorce



Boomer, a Labrador retriever, is a 7-year-old neutered male. He has a sleek black coat with white on the muzzle and light brown eyes. Boomer comes from a good home, but due to a divorce, neither of his previous owners can take care of Boomer. They tell us Boomer is sociable, active and house trained. Daily exercise, preferably a good walk and lots of backyard play, will keep him happy and healthy. This handsome Lab is looking for a new start.

Seeing triple?

Huey, Dewey and Louie

Huey, Dewey and Louie, domestic medium hair cats, are one year old. Their handsome tabby coats have brown running through them and contrasting areas of white. These youngsters were brought to the shelter because their previous owner had too many cats to love. Huey, Dewey and Louie are affectionate and their affection for each other is apparent from the pictures. Each one deserves a good home, and wouldn’t it be grand if they could be adopted out together? Either singly or together, these great companions are available at the Humane Society.

The humane society is open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It is located at 286 S. Main St. in Seneca.

More information on the humane society is available by calling (814) 677-4040 or online at

Clarion PUPs announces office hours

Byra and Benelli

Byra and Benelli

Clarion Pups’ office hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, according to a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, various playgroups continue to schedule dates on Clarion PUPS Dog Park’s Facebook page.

The group has Weimaraners Byra and Benelli up for adoption.  Benelli is male and Byra is female. The adoption fee is $100 each.

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

A few extra hands and homes needed

Clarion PAWS in Shippenville could use a few good workers. They just got in three moms with kittens and are extremely full.

Homes are also needed for the many, many kitties the shelter cares for.

Purr-fect harmony



Melody is a small female domestic short hair who is up-to-date with her routine shots. All cats have been spayed/neutered, Feline Leukemia tested and received basic vaccinations, a rabies vaccine, wormed and have had a wellness exam by one of our Clarion PAWS veterinarian partners. Adoption fee is $35 for adults and $70 for kittens.

Searching for a safe place



Ken was found near a local business searching for scraps. He was underweight and needed love and care. He has some damage to his ears and nose from frost bite but, now that he is safe and has food, he is on the way to becoming a healthy cat. All he needs now is a home and family to love him and let him know he is always safe. An adoption application is required.

Clarion PAWS is located at 11348 Route 322 in 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.

Check out friendly faces at Tri-County

Carter is a good boy


Carter is like an ordinary item that you find at the Good Will and when you bring it home you find out there’s hidden treasure inside. Unlike other hound mixes we have Carterhad at the shelter, Carter is calm and quiet in his kennel. This young fellow weighs in the 40 to 45 lb range. His coat is a pretty shade of chestnut but his face is cream colored with dark outlining around his ear flaps and a black tipped tail. He rides well in the car and walks well on a leash – even when he sees a squirrel, he does not lunge or pull. When you cup Carter’s head in your hands and he looks into your eyes, gently wagging his tail, the only thing to say is “Carter, I love you so much; you are such a good, good dog.” As he keeps holding your gaze because he doesn’t want you to leave, the only thing to do is to hug him gently, kiss him on the top of his head, and walk away smiling. You smile because you know you will be back again soon – Carter is such a good, good dog.

Precious gem


Jade is a 7-year-old girl that was recently surrendered with her housemate Julie, due to the children of the house not being nice to the kitties. She is current on vaccines and spayed.

You can meet Carter or Jade by contacting Tri-County Animal Rescue Center on Facebook, by calling (814) 918-2032, or by emailing

The shelter is closed on Mondays. It is open from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The shelter is located at 9562 Route 322 in Shippenville.

Tri-County Animal Rescue’s online kitten shower has been extended through May 15. Follow this link for more information:

Pet and farm blessing

A pet and farm blessing will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Baytree Farm on Rockland Nickleville Road and Route 38 in Emlenton.

The Rev. Karen Parsh of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Knox will bless all of the animals and farms.

Wildlife baby shower

Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center’s annual wildlife baby shower will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. There is no charge for the event but attendees can take “gifts” for the wildlife, including monetary donations, paper towels, bird seed, raw nuts, frozen mixed vegetables and frozen berries.

Donations can be sent to Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at 889 Farren Surrena Road,  Harrisville, PA  16038.

More information is available by calling (814) 786-9677 or online at

Crazy canines

In this May 2, 2016 photo a dog peeks through a cat flap on a door in Erkner, eastern Germany. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)

A dog peeks through a cat flap on a door in Erkner, eastern Germany. (AP photo)

Send your crazy canine or funny feline photos to

(All About Animals is a weekly blog that appears on and Interested persons or groups can submit information to More information about the blog is available by contacting Anna Applegate at 814-677-8364.)