Adoptables and events

Area animal shelters and rescues have some fine candidates for adoption and a program on lead poisoning and eagles has been scheduled in Rimersburg.

He’s a saint

Clarion PAWS in Shippenville has a saintly candidate for adoption. Saint came to the rescue only a few days before Christmas.



He was very thin when he came to rescue. He was so underweight, that the rescue thought he was only 6 months old.

“Now that he is a healthy weight we are guessing he is about 2 to 3 years old and part Bengal based on his build and certain characteristics,” the rescue posted on Facebook. “We don’t know what happened to him but he is the sweetest guy you could ask for.”

Spay/neuter clinics

Meanwhile, the rescues’ March 3 spay/neuter clinic is full.

Those who have cats that need fixed should call or message the rescue to schedule an appointment. Call (814) 229-1231 or visit the rescue’s Facebook page to get on the schedule.

The next clinics are scheduled for March 17, April 7 and April 21.

The cost is $45 for males and $65 for females. The cost includes a rabies shot, flea drops, ear cleaning and treatment if needed, antibiotic injection and pain injection.

“Please get those females in now …. there are not and will not be enough homes for kittens,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page.

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

Playful pair

Venango County Humane Society in Seneca has Squishy and Smush available for adoption.



Squishy, a domestic short hair, is a 6-month-old neutered male. He’s a gray, black and white tabby with pale yellow eyes.

“Squishy is friendly, playful, and curious. He covered a lot of ground in the cat playroom, showing off his climbing skills and the spectacular markings in his coat. Squishy is the offspring of Petunia, who’s also a veteran acrobat,” the shelter said in a Petfinder post.



Smush, a domestic short hair, is a 6-month-old spayed female. She’s a black, grey and white tabby with pale hazel eyes.

Smush isn’t “shy about showing off her dazzling coat. This playful girl shares a condo with her brother Squishy. The pair are looking for a permanent home at the Humane Society,” the shelter posted on Petfinder.

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., Seneca.

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

Senior siblings

Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville has a couple of oldies, but goodies looking for a home.


Brothers Darwin and Pernie are in need of a home.

Easter event

Meanwhile, the rescue will hold its annual Hoppy Easter Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Clarion Tractor Supply.

There will be an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. for kids age 10 years old and under. The Easter Bunny will be there for photos with children and/or furry pets. The cost is $5 for a CD of the pictures. The rescue will also hold a basket raffle and bake sale for humans and pets.

All proceeds benefit the dogs and cats at the rescue.

Special girl

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin has Rose available for adoption. Rose has some special needs and is looking for an accommodating home.



“Rose is a beauty, at just 4 years old, she has a lot of life to live and love to give. Rose is in need of a special home because she is a special girl,” the rescue said in a Petfinder listing.

“She is diabetic and due to her diabetes not being managed in her prior situation, she is also blind. She is on medication and her diabetes is under control now but she does need a home where insulin can be administered on a regular basis as part of her management plan,” the post said.

Rose is spayed, vaccinated, tested negative for heartworm/Lyme, microchipped and dewormed.

Spring craft show

The rescue is also gearing up for its spring craft show. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Rocky Grove fire hall, 29 Shuffstall St., Franklin.

There is a $25 fee per table for vendors.

It will feature several vendors, baked goods, raffle baskets and more. A vaccination clinic will also be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 during the craft show.

Those who take a bag of dog or cat food, cat litter, a cleaning product or give a donation will receive a ticket for a chance to win a door prize.

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

King of your heart

Clarion PUPS in Strattanville has King, a young male terrier mix, available for adoption.



Meanwhile, the rescue will hold its Easter fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Winds of Trade Community Center, 11993 Route 66, Clarion.

PUPS will be at the center with some of their adoptable dogs for people to meet and greet. There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny from 1 to 4 p.m. The event includes vendors, a bake sale, a Chinese auction and more. The rabies clinic scheduled during the event was canceled.

Vendor applications can be found at

More information about PUPS is available by calling (814) 764-5580, visiting and on its Facebook page.

Eagle program set in Rimersburg

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center’s licensed rehabilitator will present a program titled “Hope for Eagles: Preventing Lead Poisoning in PA Eagles” from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Rimersburg Rod and Gun Club in Rimersburg.

Lead program

The program is free for all ages. At the end of the program there will be an opportunity to meet several live ambassador raptors.

To register, call Kim Bissett at (216) 280-4602 or Cheryl Amity at (724) 526-3333 no later than Wednesday, Feb. 28.

To register by email, include the name, phone number and number attending in the body of the email to, with Hope for Eagles in the subject line.

Broken and bruised

Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville is helping a red-throated loon that was found earlier this month.


Red-throated loon

“What a gorgeous bird! This red-throated loon, which is rare for our area, was brought by a Grove City police officer after it was found near their barracks,” the center posted on its Facebook page.

“Thanks officer Taggart for containing and transporting it to our center,” the post said.
“Thankfully it just has some bruising, a couple broken feathers and some road rash. It probably landed on a wet road thinking it was water. They take off from water and don’t do well on land,” the post continued.


Red-throated loon

Donations toward the loon’s care, and the care of other animals at the center, can be made at or by mail to SSWRC, 889 Farren Surrena Road, Harrisville, Pa. 16038.

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