Several rescue groups have fundraisers that will help you with your holiday shopping; two wildlife rehabilitation centers are coming to the aid of two eagles with lead poisoning and, as always, there are lots of animals up for adoption.
Shop for a good ‘paws’
Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin posted that it was excited about its craft fair on Saturday. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rocky Grove fire hall, 29 Shuffstall St., Franklin. The show will feature more than 45 vendors including various direct sales vendors, arts and crafts, pet-related items and more. A photographer will be on hand for photos with Santa “Claws” with children and pets. John Manders will be doing animal caricatures. Mary Housholder, with Claddagh Glen, will be offering Canine Good Citizen testing and certification for dogs. Food will be available for purchase from the ladies of the Rocky Grove fire hall auxiliary. There will be chair massages available and reiki for people or their pets. Precious Paws will have more than 50 raffle baskets to bid on.
Meanwhile, the rescue has a couple of lovely ladies who would just love to have ‘furever’ homes.
Krissy Taylor posted on Tuesday about her foster Miss Abby.
“Abby is an approximately 2-year-old calico beauty. Abby was a stray but was helped out by a caring individual, has been spayed and vaccinated, dewormed and ready to go to her furever home. Won’t you say yes to this diamond in the rough?” Taylor posted.
Christy Fackler posted about Baby Missy on Monday.
“Baby Missy doing some sunbathing. She still needs a forever home,” she posted.
More information about the rescue is available by calling (814) 671-9827, on its Facebook page or its website pparfranklin.com.
Missed it by a hare
Venango County Humane Society has a bunny masquerading under a cat listing and a cat named Bunny up for adoption.
Just what is going on at the Seneca shelter?
Well, we’ll tell you what’s going on … many good people helping lots of awesome animals get adopted. In fact, recently canines Cooper, Outlaw and Lisa were adopted.
Meanwhile, Thumper is hanging out in the kitchen (in a comfy cage we’re sure and not a stew pot) according to its Pet Tango listing. Thumper is a 3-year-old male and could use a loving home.
And Bunny the grey girl cat is also looking for a place to settle down.
Speaking of grey cats, the three-legged gray kitten at the shelter finally has a name. The shelter posted its decision Thursday on its Facebook fan club page.
“The name we finally decided on is Lieutenant Dan or Danny for short,” the shelter said. “He is doing very well. He loves to cuddle, purrs wildly and loves to play and romp with the other kittens,” it added.
The humane society is still seeking donations to help cover the cost of Lt. Dan’s surgery. Donations may be dropped off at the shelter. More options for donating can be found on Facebook under the Venango County Humane Society Fan Club page.
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 venangocountyhumanesociety.org.
Lead poisoning problems
Both Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville and Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Saegertown are dealing with bald eagles suffering from lead poisoning.
“My heart breaks when I get in a gorgeous bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning,” the center posted earlier this week on its Facebook page.
The center said the female eagle is from the Knox area and was brought in by a game officer. The center said the lead readings were so high that its analyzer couldn’t get an accurate account.
“These birds are scavengers … they get lead poisoning by eating animals shot with lead ammo (i.e. groundhogs, deer, etc) … the particles of lead left in the meat, even microscopic, cause this,” the center posted.
The center said the eagle is struggling to breathe and is underweight from not being able to hunt.
“Please, if you hunt or know someone who hunts, please switch to non lead ammo … if you refuse to switch then do not leave ANY part of an animal shot with lead where other wildlife can get to it,” the center posted.
The eagle has a long road to hopeful recovery, according to the center.
“It’s very hard on them using the medication needed to leach the lead from their systems. If you’d like to help fund her care it would be greatly appreciated,” the center posted.
More information about the center may be found online at www.skyes-spirit.com. The center can be reached by phone at (814) 786-9677.
More toxic troubles
Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center posted earlier this week that it was working hard to save the life of our national symbol.
“A magnificent adult female bald eagle was admitted this evening gravely ill from lead toxicity,” the center posted earlier this week on its Facebook page.
The bird was transported to the center by Game Commission WCO Savinda from a remote area near Tidioute. The center said the bird was examined and had her blood lead levels analyzed.
“Chelation therapy was initiated and her treatment will continue in the morning. Unfortunately her blood lead levels are very high and prognosis is poor, but we will do what we can for her,” the post continued.
Sadly the rehab center posted on its Facebook page Friday, that the eagle passed away.
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.
For more information about the center, interested persons may go to the center’s website, www.tamarackwildlife.org, or call the center at (814) 763-2574.
A couple of gals
Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville has canines Willow and Olivia up for adoption. The shelter is also looking for canned cat food.
Willow is a young female Jack Russell terrier mix.
Olivia is a young, spayed, female beagle/lab mix that came to the rescue center as an owner surrender.
The shelter posted a request for canned cat food on its Facebook page earlier this week.
“We have a lot of kittens right now and they love their pate style canned food. Our grown cats get some each day as a treat as well. It goes quickly! Donations of the pate style food is greatly appreciated,” it posted. “The food can be dropped of at the center, or if using Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and we benefit in two ways! Our felines thank you,” the post continued.
The shelter also posted that feline Bobcat was adopted this week and senior boxers Jazzy and Riley found homes.
Meanwhile, the rescue’s Christmas memories event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Tractor Supply in Clarion. The event includes photos with Santa, raffles, baked goods and more. Santa arrives at 11 a.m.
More information about Tri-County Animal Rescue Center is available on its Facebook page, by calling (814) 918-2032 or emailing contactus@Tricounty-arc.org.
Clarion PUPS is preparing for its Christmas Extravaganza. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Park Inn by Radisson, 45 Holiday Inn Road, Clarion. The dog-friendly event features vendors, photos with Santa, a Chinese auction, a bake sale and more. A rabies clinic will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 per shot.
More information about PUPS is available by calling (814) 764-5580 or by emailing email@example.com.
(All About Animals is a weekly blog that appears on Venangoextra.com and Clarionextra.com. Interested persons or groups can submit information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Readers may also submit photos or stories of their animals to email@example.com. More information about the blog is available by contacting Anna Applegate at 814-677-8364.)