For the birds

The Venango County Humane Society has some fine-feathered friends who need homes and Clarion PAWS has some lovely feline companions available. Tri-County Animal Rescue has gone to the dogs. Precious Paws Animal Rescue and Clarion PUPs are working hard to raise funds.

For the birds


Parakeet up for adoption at the Venango County Humane Society.



Parakeet up for adoption at the Venango County Humane Society.



Parakeet up for adoption at the Venango County Humane Society.

There’s been some tweeting and twittering at the Venango County Humane Society in Seneca. No, we’re not talking about a Twitter account. The shelter is looking for good homes for three parakeets.

“We are not sure of their ages or gender, but we know they are bright and beautiful,” the shelter said. One is blue and yellow; one is yellow with black on its feathers, and one is blue and white.



Not a bird person? Look no further than Tigger the cat.

Tigger, a domestic medium hair, is a 10-year-old neutered calico. He has a broad head that tapers into a modified wedge, green eyes and a rich coat of many colors. Tigger was brought to the shelter by his owner who had to move to a place that does not allow pets, the shelter said. She tells us that Tigger is a wonderful, loyal companion. He’s an indoor-only cat who gets along with other cats once he’s had ample time to get acquainted, the shelter added.

Meanwhile, the shelter posted that felines Buggy and Sugar Puff found homes and so did canines Sadie and Emma.

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

The Venango County Humane Society Fan Club posted earlier this week on Facebook that a fundraiser event was held last Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin to honor the memory of Sprint Car driver Bryan Clauson.

We will be at the Tri-City Raceway Park again this coming Sunday, Sept. 18, the fan club posted.

Lovely little lady … and some lads



Clarion PAWS in Shippenville has a lovely little lady who needs a home as well as some more mature male cats looking for a place to call home.

Eloise is a little lady. She looks like a kitten because she is so petite but she is actually about 3 or 4 years old. We’re sure this poor girl had her fair share of kittens over that time because she came to us with 3 little ones and was the best mom, the rescue posted on Facebook. Now that she doesn’t have to worry about kittens anymore she is ready for a life of luxury in her fur-ever home.



Malachi is a bit older. He enjoys investigating new things when he isn’t lounging in the sun and napping that is, the rescue posted. This guy also loves to steal some attention every once in awhile.



Jared is a big man who wants to live a life of luxury. He loves a good window seat for watching his favorite shows, the life of birds and chipmunks, the shelter posted. Since Jared is a big guy he needs help grooming. He loves to nap while bring brushed and cared for. Jared would be the “purrfect” fit for any family that has lots of love to share.

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.

Pooch’s pool party



Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin is still looking for a home for Novah the dog and has a few fundraisers in the works.

Leah Anson with Precious Paws posted earlier this week about Novah’s “pool party.”

“She ends up bringing in a lot of mud, but I don’t really mind too much. It’s just so fun watching her splash around. Novah is still up for adoption,” Anson posted.

Anson said Novah needs a relatively quiet home with someone who is patient.

If a dog is not in your future, Precious Paws still has many, many kittens available for adoption as well.

Painting party planned

“In our ever hard working attempts to raise money for the Oscar Fund, SNYP, and our adoptable animals at Precious Paws, we are having another “fun-raiser,” Theresa Weldon posted to the group’s Facebook page.

It will be held Oct. 12, the Wednesday after Applefest. It will be led by Kathy Francis and Good Times Painting.

“This is a little twist on your normal paint party – because instead of painting a canvas – we’re painting on wine bottles which will have lights inside that make a really pretty centerpiece or window display,” Weldon posted.

Cost of the class is $40 – which includes the fee to Good Times Painting, light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, all of the paint, wine bottles, materials and supplies. You may bring your own wine if you like to sip and paint. There will be a small basket raffle as well.

Interested persons must purchase a ticket in advance of the event by calling (814) 671-9827 to make payment arrangements by PayPal, or mail a check to PO Box 784, Franklin, PA 16323. There are a limited number of seats available.


Precious Paws Craft Fair

Meanwhile the rescue is accepting vendors for its craft fair which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Rocky Grove fire hall.

“Our second craft fair will be bigger and better – we are moving to a larger venue to have more room for vendors. We hope to have more ANIMAL related vendors and adoptable animals at this event,” the rescue said.

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

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.

Gone to the dogs


Gus, Duke and Boon

Tri-County Animal Rescue in Shippenville has some handsome pups up for adoption. Take few minutes to read about Gus, Duke, Boon and Snoopy.

Don’t let Gus’s grizzled face and muzzle deceive you, the shelter said.

Gus, the gentleman beagle, is 9 years young with enough energy and drive to take anyone around the block a time or two.

Gus was recently surrendered when the landlord said “dog’s gotta go!,” according to the shelter.

The shelter said people can tell just by looking at Gus that he must have really loved his family – it’s written all over his face.

“Despite his bad luck, Gus never stops wagging his tail and is always ready to greet you with a big smile and a happy ‘yip yip hooray! It’s a brand new day!’,” the rescue said.

Gus knows he will find love again and his optimism is contagious as it comes from a heart of gold.

Duke, a 2-year-old Lab mix, is a handsome, athletic, black bundle of playful charm and affection. Duke is still young enough to exhibit some puppy mannerisms but old enough to listen well to correction, according to the rescue. Duke is friendly in the kennel and not much of a barker. He is fairly easy to handle on a leash. As if that weren’t enough, he is friendly with adults, children and other pets, according to the rescue. On top of all of that, Duke is also crate trained.

“Come and spend some time with Duke; his social calendar is wide open right now; he’s all dressed up in his best black threads with nowhere to go! Listen to the music and take the lead: Duke is just waiting for a special partner to jitterbug with him all the way home!,” the shelter said.

Boon is a handsome, 9-month-old, Lab/Doberman mix with distinct chocolate and caramel colored pin-striping outlining the shape of his face and ears.

“And what a sweet treat he is!,” the rescue said.

“When the other dogs are barking and carrying on in their kennels, you can find Boon lying quietly behind his gate, just studying all of the commotion,” the shelter added.

Boon is playful in the big back yard but he will also sit on command, especially when he knows he is having his picture taken.

Boon comes with many things to recommend him: he is good with kids, cats and other dogs. This unclaimed treasure will not last long at TCARC, the rescue said.



Snoopy is a handsome, 6- to 7-year-old adult hound dog who was recently brought to Tri-County Animal Rescue Center as a stray.

“He is a friendly and gentle dog; face to face he looks like a tall beagle. Snoopy weighs 60 pounds.  He is a bit nervous and unsure in his new surroundings right now, the shelter said. He loves to be out in the yard, comes when you call him, and is as sweet as can be, sharing love and kisses before he turns and trots away again to his post at the fence, carefully watching the cars pass by on Route 322,” the shelter said. “Anyone can tell he is just waiting for his pals Lucy, Linus, Woodstock, and Charlie Brown to find him and take him home.”

To meet this real life Snoopy, Gus, Duke or Boon, contact Tri-County Animal Rescue Center on Facebook, call (814) 918-2032, or email:

Meanwhile Tri-County has a fundraiser event scheduled Saturday at the Clarion Tractor Supply.

Setting the table

Clarion PUPS is getting ready for the Autumn Leaf festival.

The group posted on its Facebook page that it will be selling homemade baked goods, crafts and more from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, during Autumn Leaf’s Farmers and Crafters Day. The group’s table will be located on the corner of Wood Street and Fifth Avenue, in front of Bill Smathers Shippen Realty.

More information about PUPS is available by calling (814) 764-5580, emailing or on the group’s Facebook page.

Pet Appreciation Week event slated Saturday

An event for Pet Appreciation Week will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Tractor Supply store in Cranberry.

The main event will include pet adoptions with community groups, samples, giveaways, drawings for gift cards and other family-friendly activities, according to a press release.

Pet Appreciation Week is open to the public — and all leashed, friendly pets — and will take place at Tractor Supply at 6885 US 322.

From a sad situation



Droopy Basset Hound Rescue of Union City has Manny up for adoption.

Manny came to the rescue from a hoarding situation. He is an active big-boned boy of approximately 3 years, the rescue said. He still needs to put on some weight. He finds the world to be a lot of fun and likes to check everything out.

“He is at this point a Champion Counter-Cruiser! We are working on that,” the rescue said.

The rescue can be reached by calling (888) 943-8376. More information is available on the rescue’s website or on the rescue’s Facebook page.


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