Furry friends and raising funds

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin has scheduled some fundraisers and other animal rescues and shelters have quite a few animals looking for homes.

Filling the calendar

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin has scheduled several fundraisers.

“Friends and supporters, I’m sure you’ve noticed that we have started posting a lot of events,” Theresa Weldon posted on the rescue’s Facebook page. “The rabies clinics are a public service that makes very little money — we do these to offer a low cost service, not to raise funds. The craft shows are one of our biggest fundraisers and all proceeds from that go to the SNYP Clinic — low cost spay neuter — or the Oscar Fund, which has been averaging two to four cases per week and is a complete financial loss for us, as we are helping people who can’t afford to treat their animals,” Weldon continued.

“The building expenses of late have really put a strain on our budget and we feel it is wrong to spend money donated to the care of animals for building maintenance … hence the extra fundraisers,” she said.


First up on the calendar is a rabies clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at its SNYP Clinic, 720 Atlantic Ave., Franklin.


Next is an online auction from Saturday, Jan. 27, to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. The auction will be found at m.facebook.com/PPARSNYPAuction.

The event will raise funds for the group’s emergency repairs to the SNYP building which include a heating furnace. The goal is $3,500.


A bake sale fundraiser is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Northwest Savings Bank, 1301 Liberty St., Franklin.

Those who wish to donate baked goods may contact the rescue through its Facebook page.

The rescue is also taking vendor applications 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. More information is available by calling the rescue at (814) 671-9827 or emailing adoptpreciouspaws@gmail.com.

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 gives a donation will receive a ticket for a chance to win a door prize.

The rescue is also planning for Pet Fest, formerly known as Dukefest. It will be held Sept. 8 and a golf tournament at Wanango some time in July is in the works.

“Everything we do, we do with money we raise from fundraisers or from donors … So please continue to support our fundraisers, continue to share our animals and events, and please send us good thoughts that we will be provided with the things we need to be able to continue to help animals in this community. Thank you,” Weldon posted on Facebook.

Love to give

Clarion PAWS has Fiona available for adoption.



“Fiona was dumped at a local business. There was no where for her to take shelter and get out of the cold. She came to us and gained some weight and is ready for a real furrever home. She is a young adult with lots of energy and love to give,” the shelter posted on Facebook.

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

On the trail of a good home

Venango County Humane Society has sixth-month-old Coonhound mix Rondo available for adoption.



“He has a sleek red coat and brown eyes. Young Rondo is house trained but will need obedience training. Coonhounds are easy going and laid back indoors if well exercised. In addition to a daily walk on leash, Rondo will enjoy exploring in a safe area. Coonhounds are known to be good natured with people and other dogs. Rondo has a short, easy-care coat. If you enjoy the outdoors, Rondo might be the ideal companion for you,” the shelter said in a Petfinder listing.

The shelter’s hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed Sundays and holidays.

The shelter posted a change in its adoption rates which will take effect Feb. 1, 2018. Our new adoptions fees will be as follows:

Dogs (7 months and older) – $100

Puppies (6 months and under) – $125

Cats (7 months and older) – $65

Kittens (6 months and under) – $75

The new adoption fee includes: 1-year Rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, dewormer, spay or neuter, flea treatment and microchip.

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.

Shy guy

Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville has kitty Kyle available for adoption.



“Kyle is an adorable male kitten. He likes to play and attention, although a little shyer than his brothers. He is current on vaccines, negative for leukemia and fiv. He will be neutered,” the center said in a listing on its website.

HOURS UPDATE: The shelter posted the following on its Facebook page:

“Due to the weather forecast for freezing rain, sleet and snow starting tomorrow, we will not have public hours tomorrow Friday 01/12/18 in the evening. If we get ice and much snow, we will also be closed on Saturday. Watch our page for update on Saturday if the weather is not as bad as predicted.”

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 contactus@Tricounty-arc.org.

Dog licenses for sale; rabies clinic slated

Venango County treasurer Deborah Sharpe and her staff will issue Venango County dog licenses and sportsman firearm permits from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Oakland fire hall.

A rabies clinic will be held at the same time by Franklin Animal Clinic. The price of a rabies shot is $15.

Additional information is available by calling (814) 432-9521.

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.