Taking a shot

A couple of rabies clinics have been scheduled in the region, more awesome animals are looking for homes and some upcoming events have been scheduled.

Bending an ear

The Venango County Humane Society in Seneca has Curly Sue available for adoption.


Curly Sue

Curly Sue, a domestic short hair, is a 2-year-old spayed female. She’s a grey and black tabby with some beige on her head and ears, and white on her face, neck, and paws.

“Curly Sue is curious, agile, and friendly. She had a great time exploring the cat playroom. When she was finished, she settled back in her condo and posed for a picture. This little lady is a singular entertainer,” the shelter said in a PetFinder listing.

The shelter’s hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and holidays. The humane society is located at 286 S. Main St. in Seneca.

More information on the Venango County Humane Society is available by calling (814) 677-4040.

Rabies clinic set

A rabies clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Lee Bessler Hall, 3978 Route 257 in Seneca.


The clinic is sponsored by the Venango County Humane Society. Dr. Rainy Waitz will give the shots.

The cost is $10 for the one-year vaccine and $15 for the three-year vaccine.

Owners must have proof of prior vaccination for the three-year vaccine. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.

Other services offered include microchipping at $15 with registration included and additional upgrades available.

Other vaccines available at additional costs include distemper, hepatitis, paravirus, parainfluenza and Lyme disease.

Seresto collars will also be available for purchase.

No appointments are necessary.

Books with Buddies

Books with Buddies is coming up and will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the humane society located in Seneca.

Children of all ages may take some books, or use those on hand, and read to compassion-seeking animals. Whether readers prefer dogs or cats, stations will be set up in both areas.

A guest reader will be present at 5:15 p.m. for a group reading. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children to assist them in reading to a buddy of their choosing.

There will also be a book swap where children can take book and exchange if for a new book of their choice.

Meanwhile, the rescue is also looking for members.



Venango County Humane Society Bingo will hold an Easter basket bingo Saturday, March 31, at Lee Bessler Hall in Seneca.

“Along with our normal cash prizes we’ll be giving away at least 10 ‘Easter Baskets’ at the end of the night. The Bonanza game will be at $950 on Saturday as well,” a post on the event’s Facebook page said.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with bingo starting at 7 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Venango County Humane Society.

Regular games for Venango County Humane Society Bingo are held every Tuesday and Saturday at the Lee Bessler Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bingo starting at 7 p.m.

More information is available by calling (814) 676-1471.

A couple of hot dogs

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin has female dachshunds Mia and Lilly available for adoption.


Mia and Lily

“Mia and Lilly are still looking for a home together. These two fun, energetic dogs need a home with a lot of love and devotion. Both are fixed, negative for heartworm and Lyme, parasite free (no worms or fleas), vaccinated, microchipped and adorable,” a post said on the group’s Facebook page.

Mia is red and 10 months old. Lily is black and tan and 3 1/2 years old.

“Both dogs have lived with other small dogs, older children and cats. They will chase kitties though. They are not housebroken but we are working on that — dachshunds are notoriously difficult to housetrain. Lily takes a calcium supplement. They are bonded and have been together since Mia was born — Lily is her mom. Mia will leap right into your arms. Both are very motivated. They are cuddle snuggly bed dogs,” said an earlier Facebook post.

Shoe drive

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin is hosting another used shoe drive.


The group will be collecting shoes until May 15. PPAR will receive 40 cents per pound of shoes collected. The shoes will then be shipped to Haiti and other needy counties.

The rescue is collecting gently used shoes for all ages and sizes. Any types of shoes are acceptable from flip flops, to high heels to athletic shoes. The shoes should not have any holes or loose soles.

The rescue’s goal is to collect 5,000 pounds of shoes or raise approximately $2,000.

Shoes may be dropped off at Joe Taylor Ford in Seneca; the SNYP Building on Tuesdays at 720 Atlantic Ave., Franklin; Dukerman’s porch at 1218 Elk St., Franklin; Venango County Notary, Titusville Bee-Man Direct; Corry-Erie County Notary; Clark’s Donuts and at the PPAR craft show on March 17.

To arrange pick up, call (814) 671-9827.

Petfest is coming


Petfest is coming in September. Precious Paws is forming planning subcommittees looking for animal acts to perform. According to the rescue, Ohio Disc Dogs and a few others have already been confirmed.

Precious Paws is also raising money for Rosie’s surgery.


More information about the rescue and its events is available by calling the rescue at (814) 671-9827 or emailing adoptpreciouspaws@gmail.com.

A ‘people’ dog

Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville has Keera available for adoption.



“Keera lets you know she wants to be close by gently tucking her head up under your arm as you squat next to her in the yard, then she leans in and sweetly kisses you right on the lips,” a listing on the center’s website said.

Keera is a Boxer mix who is about 2 years old and weighs in the 45-50 pound range.

“She’s ‘wonderful’ on a leash. Keera is an absolute doll with people but she doesn’t like other dogs. Being treasured as the only pet in your home will bring out the best in Keera, and this chunk of love will give you her heart and devotion forever,” the post continued.

More information is available by contacting Tri-County Animal Rescue Center on Facebook, by calling (814) 918-2032, or emailing contactus@Tricounty-arc.org.

Cat clinics scheduled

Regina Martin, with Hog Heaven Rescue Farm in Cochranton, posted some more dates for cat clinics.

Martin will transport the cats to Pittsburgh on April 17 and April 20. The felines must be at Hog Heaven no later than 6:30 a.m. on those dates.

Call (814) 425-1850 to be put on the schedule.

“I can take 20 cats per clinic,” Martin posted.

The cost is $50 for exam, pain meds, spay/neuter and rabies, FVRCP, flea treatment and ear mite treatment if needed. All cats will need an e-collar for $5. The total cost is $55.

Other vet services are also available at shelter prices except for declawing. Micro chipping costs $10; Deworming costs $5; FVRCP costs $10; FIV/FeLV Combo Test costs $20; Feline Leukemia Vaccine costs $15 (a test must be done for the vaccine).

Looking ‘four’ homes

Clarion PAWS has Luke and Joe ready for their “furever” homes.



“These four are doing so much better with some extra love from their foster. Luke and Joe are back at the PAWS house looking for their ‘furever’ families while Manny and Alex are hanging out in foster until they are entirely sure about people,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page.



It also made a plea for more cat food.

“Beginning tomorrow – March 28 – Tractor Supply has 22 pound bags of Purina Cat Chow Complete – the blue bag – on sale for $16.99 and we sure would appreciate donations,” the rescue posted on Facebook.
“We have over 40 residents that are eating this blue bag Purina Cat Chow complete,” the post continued.

Cat clinic

Clarion PAWS posted earlier this week on its Facebook page that it still had spots open for its April 7 cat spay/neuter  clinic.

The cost is $65 for females and $45 for males. It includes the surgery, an antibiotic injection, a rabies vaccine, flea and ear mite treatment.

Message the rescue’s Facebook page to sign up.

Color run scheduled

Meanwhile, a Pigments for PAWS event is in the works.

The second annual 5K color run/walk will be presented by the Clarion University Student Honors Association.

It is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, and begins in Reinhard Villages. The cost is $10 for students and faculty and $15 for everyone else. The first 125 people to sign up will receive a free T-shirt.

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 at www.clarionpaws.org, the group’s Facebook page or by calling (814) 229-1231.

Dog licenses available, rabies clinic scheduled

Venango County dog licenses and sportsman firearm permits will be issued from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Cooperstown fire hall.

The cost for a dog license ranges from $4.50 to $8.50.

A rabies clinic also will be held. The cost for this service is $15. Other shots will be available as well, including Lyme disease, distemper, kennel cough and feline leukemia vaccines.

Additional information is available by calling (814) 432-9523.

Bikers and Barks, Motorcycles and Meows

Bikers and Barks, Motorcycles and Meows will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Franklin VFW bingo hall, Ninth Street in Franklin.

The event includes vendors, 50/50 drawing, a basket raffle, a bake sale, a reverse raffle, tattoos and more.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from the VFW kitchen.

The event is hosted by Venango County ABATE and the DukeFest team. It will benefit Safehaven Small Breed Rescue, Precious Paws Animal Rescue and its SNYP clinic, CART – County Animal Response Team, Grove City Area Pet Rescue, Hog Heaven Rescue Farm, Club Pet Adoption and the Venango County Humane Society.

Animals may attend but must be up-to-date on shots and on a leash that is no longer than six-feet long.

Ticket sales end and the drawings will begin at 3 p.m.

Table rentals are available by calling (724) 290-2671.

New Bethlehem event

A Save the Paws and Claws Benefit will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the New Bethlehem Moose lodge.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Clarion PAWS, Kittanning Orphans of the Storm and Tri-County Animal Rescue Center.

The event is hosted by the Moose Lodge No. 366 and the Women of the Moose.

It includes acoustic music all day, food, raffles and a shuffleboard tournament.

The lodge will be open to the public and is hosting a membership drive waiving the application fee for any new members.

Any dog and cat food and cat litter donations will be accepted at the lodge up until the event.

All About Animals is a weekly blog that appears on VenangoExtra.com and ClarionExtra.com. Interested persons or groups can submit information to bigdogs.thederrick@gmail.com. Readers may also submit photos or stories of their animals. More information about the blog is available by contacting Anna Applegate at (814) 677-8364.