Frighteningly good fun

Area rescues have several Halloween-themed events planned.

Smile pretty!

Tri-County Animal Rescue will hold its annual Halloween event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 28, at Tractor Supply in Clarion.

Photos of pets and/or children will be offered for $5 for a CD of photos.

“We have a beautiful new fall backdrop for photos,” the center said in a press release.  There will also be raffles and a bake sale. All proceeds benefit the rescue.


Tri-County Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue for dogs and cats in Clarion and surrounding counties. Tri-County is located at 9562 Route 322, Shippenville.

More information about Tri-County Animal Rescue Center is available on its Facebook page, by calling (814) 918-2032 or emailing

Taking shape

Some updated photos have been posted for the Heavenly Strays Pumpkin Patch event. The kitty bowl adoption event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the SNYP Clinic at 720 Atlantic Ave., Franklin.


“There will be 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.

Some of the Halloween-themed décor includes a “Wizard of Oz” section, complete with a ruby sneaker cat tent. Other planned decorations include a scary spider web area, a crazy clown asylum cat tower and a Dracula tomb kitty cage and trap.


Three area rescues, including Clarion PAWS, Grove City Area Pet Rescue and Precious Paws Animal Rescue and SNYP, will be participating. There will be door prize drawings during the event.

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

Give it a whirl

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin is teaming up with A Crivelli Subaru for the Subaru Loves Pets Initiative. The effort runs through October.


“If you could do one thing for us this week, please pick up a roll of paper towels, a bottle of laundry detergent, some canned pet food, or scoopable cat litter and stop by A Crivelli Subaru and spin the prize wheel,” a post on the rescue’s Facebook page said.

There’s no cost to spin, just take in a donation for Precious Paws and ask to spin the prize wheel, according to the rescue.

“We have 27 kittens right now! We could really use a container of scoopable litter. We are using two complete containers of Tidy Cat every day to keep the kittens’ litter boxes clean,” the rescue posted on Facebook.

Other Precious Paws activities

Precious Paws will host an event for dogs and their owners at its SNYP Clinic.

The dog Howl-o-Ween party will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Atlantic Avenue Clinic.

There will be decorations and games for dogs and their people. Prizes will be awarded. Those attending should take a donation to Precious Paws and a dish to share.

The rescue will also be hosting a bake sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Northwest Saving Bank, 1301 Liberty St., Franklin. There will baked goods and hard tack for sale.

More information is available by contacting the rescue at (814) 671-9827 or online at

Pet parade planned


A costume pet parade will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Cranberry Mall.

The parade will be located in Center Court.

People may dress up their four-legged friends, domestic pets only, and take a pet food or pet product donation. All proceeds will benefit the Venango County Humane Society.

The parade includes treats, prizes and more.

Heart-wrenching week

Earlier this week, Clarion PUPS had taken poor pups Esmarelda and Bowie under its care.

“Tears shed again … we are seriously in need of nurturing, dependable fosters. If you love to love a dog back to life and vibrant health and vitality please inbox us,” the rescue said in a Facebook post.



It is also in need of high-quality canned food and soft blankets, too.

“Our PayPal account needs fattened up as badly as Esmarelda and now Bowie,” the rescue posted on Facebook.

People can PayPal to:



Sadly, in a Facebook update, rescue posted that Esmarelda crossed the Rainbow Bridge as it was determined that there was no hope for recovery for her.

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

Adoption event

Lots O Spots Acres, in conjunction with Rescue Dogs Rock, will hold an adoption event and fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Tractor Supply store in Cranberry.

The event is organized by Tracy Rivers. There will be baskets and subs at the events. Some adoptable dogs will also be on hand during the day.

All About Animals is a weekly blog that appears on and Interested persons or groups can submit information to 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.