Fall in love with a furry face

Tri-County Animal Rescue Center will hold a dedication ceremony for Posey’s Pavilion on Sunday. An October adoption event for felines is sure to help you fall in love with some furry faces. Precious PAWS Animal Rescue in Franklin is offering cat lovers the opportunity to adopt two kittens for the price of one during the month of September. And keep scrolling to check out other awesome adoptable animals.

Couple donates funds for pavilion project

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An adopted dog’s legacy will live on in the form of a pavilion and an adjoining covered kennel area at Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville.

David and Claudia Bonacci, of Smicksburg, donated all the funds for the added amenity at the Shippenville center, according to Cindy Bonner, Tri-County treasurer and dog volunteer.

The couple funded the project in memory a dog they adopted from the shelter.

The canine came to Tri-County on Aug. 28, 2013, and was dubbed “Sally” by the center.

“She was one of 14 dogs surrendered by a lady who knew she was overwhelmed and could not care for all those dogs,” Bonner said.

On Dec. 17, 2013, “Sally” became Posey and went home with the Bonaccis, according to Bonner.

“It was Posey’s best Christmas gift as she became part of their family,” she said.

“Unfortunately, Posey’s time with the Bonaccis was only a couple years as her life was cut short when she lost her battle with cancer on April 27, 2016,” Bonner added.

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In Posey’s honor, the Bonaccis donated all the funds for the pavilion and covered kennel area which Tri-County will call “Posey’s Pavilion.”

“David and Claudia have been wonderful supporters of Tri-County,” Bonner said.

A dedication ceremony for the pavilion and fenced-in area is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Shippenville shelter. It will include refreshments and the unveiling of the name plaque. The ceremony is open to the public.

The shelter is located at 9562 Route 322 in Shippenville.

Fall in love with a friend


Heavenly Strays has scheduled Pumpkin Patch Kitty Bowl adoption event. It will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Venango SNYP, 720 Atlantic Ave., Franklin.

The three rescues participating in the event will be Clarion PAWS, Grove City Area Pet Rescue and Precious Paws Animal Rescue and SNYP.

“We will have three arenas filled with wonderful cats and kittens needing good homes. We will be decorating them for Halloween and filling them with toys to play with,” a post on the event’s Facebook page said.

The pictures of the participating kitties will be posted before the event, at which time there will be a photo contest.

The Cat/Kitten with the most votes will win $50 for their rescue and the last place kitty will have it’s adoption fee paid for by Heavenly Strays to a good, approved home.

“Come see the incredible cuteness and see the catletes attract monsters and other scary and fun Halloween activities,” the post said.

The event will feature door prizes and each rescue will have a table of items for sale and a donation box for any items people wish to donate.

More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.

Time is running out

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin is offering cat lovers the opportunity to adopt two kittens for the price of one during the month of September.


Crosby and Murray

And Christy Fackler has just the pair in mind. Fackler posted photos of Crosby and Murray to the groups’ Facebook page earlier this week.

“These two buddies are neutered and will have all shots by adoption. They need to find their forever homes. These guys are just buddies. Crosby is Tanger’s brother and these two boys would like to be adopted together. Murray is about 5 to 6 months old and Crosby and Tanger are about 4 to 5 months old,” Fackler posted.

And if Crosby and Murray don’t make your hair stand on end, check out the group’s Facebook page and website for more photos of feline faces who need homes.


River and Brady

Included in those seeking homes are Clara Lackey’s fosters Brady and River or Peggy Davis’ foster Tink.



Precious Paws can be reached by phone at (814) 671-9827 or by email at AdoptPreciousPaws@gmail.com.

More information about the group and its low-cost spay/neuter program, SNYP, can be found online at pparfranklin.com or on the group’s Facebook page.

Donation match

The clock is also running out on Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center’s donation match fundraising effort. It ends Sunday.

“Please, every amount is a HUGE help whether it’s $1 or $1,000 … help us to reach our goal for the wildlife,” the Harrisville center posted on its Facebook page.

People can donate at fundrazr.com or mail checks to SSWRC, 889 Farren Surrena Road. Harrisville, PA. 16038. Donations must be postmarked by Sunday, Sept. 24.

To the Max

Clarion PUPS in Strattanville has young border collie Max available for adoption.


According to a post on its Facebook page, Max was found along a busy freeway and has not been claimed.

Clarion PUPS will be participating in the Farmers and Crafters Day during Clarion’s Autumn Leaf Festival.

The rescue will be located at R James Smathers Insurance Agency on the corner of Fourth and Main streets, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. The rescue will be selling homemade baked goods, crafts and more.

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

Super sweet

Clarion PAWS in Shippenville has Hershey available for adoption.


“Hershey is one of the five moms from this spring’s 20 kittens. She can be very shy but is super sweet once given a chance,” the rescue said in a Facebook post.

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 (just not this Saturday). The center is closed Fridays and Sundays.

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

Sad, sweet faces


Gabbie and Ollie are pictured here with Harry

Droopy Basset Rescue in Union City posted some photos of its new fosters.

“Gabbie is about 6 years old, happy lovey girl, who’s not so happy about the diet she’s on,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page. “Ollie is about 8 years old active and interested in everything.”

Droopy Basset Hound Rescue of Western Pennsylvania in Union City is located at at 15581 Stewart Hill Road, Union City.

More information about Droopy Basset Hound Rescue is available online at www.droopybassetrescue.com or on its Facebook page.

Mysterious past

The Venango County Humane Society in Seneca has Daffy, a hound and boxer mix available for adoption.



She is a 3-year-old spayed female and sports a tan coat with white on her neck and chest and a black mask.

“Daffy appears to be house trained, but since she came in as a stray, we don’t know a lot about her,” the shelter said in a Petfinder listing.

“Daffy will need a meet and greet with other dogs. Somewhat underweight when she came in, Daffy has been getting healthy and getting along with the staff and volunteers. This girl will appreciate lots of time to bond with her new owners and lots of love,” the posting continued.

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.

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.