Fantastic friends need ‘furever’ homes

All About Animals showcases some awesome adoption candidates from area rescue groups and shelters.

Looking over your shoulder



Clarion PAWS in Shippenville has a kitten who will have you looking over your shoulder while she tries to sit on it.

Myrtle is quite the little trouble maker, and of course by that we mean she will steal your heart instantaneously, the rescue posted on its Facebook page.

This extremely lovable little girl wants nothing more than to nestle into your neck or sit on your shoulder, she thinks she’s half parrot, the post continued.

With an adoring home, she will settle down and become the “purrfect” addition to any family, the shelter said.

Also available for adoption at the shelter is Theo and Kip.



Theo has quite the unique coloring compared to his siblings who are all brown tabbies. Theo resembles a flame point Siamese. He loves his other kitten friends and loves playing, the shelter said. He has a laid back personality that makes him a great fit for any household, a Facebook post said.



Kip loves being the center of attention, the shelter said. Kip is a fun loving kitten who also appreciates a comfy place to nap. He is not as crazy as his siblings, who like to be in your face, but he does love attention, when there are not toys to play with of course, according to the shelter.

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

Bad to the bone? We think not



Venango County Humane Society in Seneca has an Outlaw who will steal your heart and a feline with a fancy tail.

Outlaw, a lab retriever mix, is a 4-year-old neutered male. He has a short black and brown coat and brown eyes. He’s healthy, happy and leash trained. Outlaw was reluctantly brought to the shelter because his previous owners are moving, the shelter said. They tell us Outlaw is house trained and crate trained, the shelter said. He’s good in the car, good with children, cats and most dogs.



Sheila, a domestic medium hair, is s 2 1/2-year-old tabby. Her coat is a beautiful blend of brown, gray and black. She has round green eyes and white whiskers. The shelter said she has a “great plume of a tail.” This youngster is very shy when she first meets you, but if you’re patient, she’ll come out of her shell, according to the shelter.

Meanwhile, the shelter’s Facebook page reported the adoptions of Niko, Zeus, Scruffy, Squirt Bug and Mei.

If you want to help add Outlaw and Sheila to the list visit 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., Seneca.

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

A whole new world



Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin have some kittens who are just starting to discover the world. Will you discover a new friend (or two)?

Mary Gurnée with Precious Paws posted about her foster kittens Steel and Cobalt earlier this week on the group’s Facebook page.

Sweet PPAR foster kitten Steel discovered the bare wood scratching post, Gurnée posted.

Carpet covered posts are great, but individual cats can have varied tastes in textures, so it’s good to provide them with options to prevent them from favoring inappropriate textures, like the leather sofa, for example, Gurnée said. Steel will be neutered soon, and is looking to have a home of his own to go to after he recovers from his snip snip, she said.



Gurnée posted that Cobalt is a cuddle bug. He may become a lap cat, I’m pretty sure of it, she said. “He’s an orphan searching for a home, could it be with you?” she posted. Don’t you need a sweet kitten to keep your lap warm on chilly nights?



Meanwhile, Leah Anson with Precious Paws, pleaded for folks to consider adopting Novah.

“She’s been waiting over a year for her ‘turn,'” Anson posted.

People interested in Steel, Cobalt or Novah can visit and click on the adopt link.

Precious Paws can be reached by phone at (814) 671-9827 or by email at More information about the group and its low cost spay neuter program, SNYP, can be found online at or on the group’s Facebook page.


Barking in the park with DukeFest


DukeFest, the fifth annual dog walk to benefit local non-profit animal rescue and response groups, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, in Bandstand Park in Franklin.

Admission is free. The activities will begin at 11 a.m. and end after the Blessing of the Animals at 4 p.m.
There will be music, games for dogs and their people, great food, more than 60 raffle baskets, craft and educational vendors, Paw Painting, Pet Photography and the fun PawPort Game with prizes. New this year is the Rally For Rescue – a fun “navigation course” game for people and their dogs.

The Blessing of the Animals will be held at noon and 4 p.m. and the Muttrimony Celebration at 1 p.m.
More information can be found on the DukeFest Dog Walk Facebook page.

What it’s all about


Ace was adopted this week.

Tri-County Animal Rescue in Shippenville celebrated Ace’s adoption earlier this week.

“Today is what rescue is all about! ACE IS ADOPTED!,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page.
Ace came to Tri-County on March 23, 2013, as a stray. He was a special needs case who needed just the right kind of home.

“He found that home and today he left with his new dad. Ace seemed to know he was going home and could hardly stay still. Thank you for taking a chance on Ace! We couldn’t be happier! Congratulations and the Very Best Wishes,” the rescue posted.

Reports indicated that the rescue even had a hard time getting a good picture because Ace kept wiggling everywhere, he was so excited!

More information about the shelter is available online at, by calling (814) 918-2032 on on the rescue’s Facebook page.

The shelter is located at 9562 Route 322, Shippenville, PA 16254.

Helping the hurt ones


A juvenile red-tailed hawk suffering from West Nile virus.

Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville is currently closed to new intakes. The center is in desperate need of funds to help care for injured animals.

According to a Facebook post earlier this week, the center is caring for a juvenile red-tailed hawk.

The center posted that the hawk was “another victim of West Nile virus, he is bone thin and wouldn’t have made it another day.”

“Rehab for these birds is months of supportive care and at $5.00 a day to feed, we need help funding them. I’m sorry to keep asking but were not able to keep this up without,” the center posted.

Donations can be made through the center’s website at or by mail to SSWRC, 889 Farren Surrena Road, Harrisville, PA, 16038.

“Please pledge your support and challenge others to do the same! This is a bad time of year for me to not be able to take more animals as West Nile and fall babies will need lots of help,” the center posted.

The center can be reached by phone at (814) 786-9677

Have you seen this horse?



Bright Futures Farm in Cochranton reported that Cider is on the run in the Roulette area. The rescue reported that the stallion escaped from his foster home.

Anyone spotting Cider should contact the state police in that area by calling (814) 274-8690.

Meanwhile, the rescue is gearing up for its fall open house which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the farm which is located at 238 Old Franklin Pike, Cochranton. More information about the rescue can be found online at or on the rescue’s Facebook Page.

Helping out


Clarion PUPs in Strattanville helped out six stray dogs according to a post earlier this week on its Facebook page. The strays were transported to the ANNA Shelter in Erie, a later post indicated.

The rescue put out a call for volunteers to “help Clarion County to be able to better serve its stray dogs situation.”

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


(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.)