In the mews

Crystal the cat from Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville has something to say. An awesome animal event is planned for Saturday. Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin continues its shoe drive.

Something to say

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Crystal, the cat, from Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville shares a mew (or few) words with readers.

Peek-a-boo, I see you! Do you see me? As a shy kitty, I keep getting overlooked because there are so many outgoing cats here. No one seems to notice a cat that doesn’t clamber for attention but that doesn’t mean I don’t want my own forever home!

Next time you stop at Tri-County, don’t overlook those of us who don’t run to greet you. It takes a bit of time for some of us to come out of our shell around new people. But my true colors will shine through once I’m settled in, and you and I will have a lifetime of fun with my playful personality. Hurry in, I can’t wait to find new hiding spots for lively games of hide and seek! I’m really good at hiding but don’t worry, I won’t jump out and scare you too badly!




Peanut butter therapy

Chloe is a strong, beautiful, one and a half year old Lab mix who loves to chase after toys, but when she flops down on the grass for a rest, you’ll get splashed all over with the joy that comes spilling out of her big Lab smile, Tri-County said.

Chloe has lived as an inside/outside dog with adults, children and other pets and, at first, was hesitant to trust volunteers until one of them used a spoonful of peanut butter to win her over. Since her peanut butter therapy, the phrase that volunteers use most often to describe Chloe now is “love bug,” the rescue added.

“Chloe” means “blooming” – such a pretty, promising name for this sweet girl who came to us in springtime. If you have room for a love bug to flower in your heart and home, Chloe is looking for a place to put down roots, Tri-County said.

They’re a real treat

Cannoli and Biscotti

Cannoli and Biscotti

Tri-County has gone international with two Italian treats – Cannoli and Biscotti.

Cat team member, Heather C., reports these kittens “will be available at 8 weeks, but we will take applications now.”

Less than two weeks until these delicious kittens are gobbled up so submit your application today, Tri-County said.

Open House 2017
To meet Crystal, Chloe, Cannoli and Biscotti, contact Tri-County Animal Rescue Center on Facebook, call (814) 918-2032, or email

‘Pawsome’ fundraiser

Abate fund

Bikers and Barks, Motorcycles and Meows will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Franklin VFW bingo hall, Ninth Street, Franklin.

The event features vendors, raffles, bake sale, flea market, swap meet and more.

It benefits Safehaven Small Breed Rescue, Precious Paws Animal Rescue/SNYP, County Animal Response Team, Grove City Area Pet Rescue, Hog Heaven Rescue Farm, Club Pet Adoption and the Venango County Humane Society. It is hosted by Venango County ABATE and the DukeFest Team.

Animals may attend but they must be up-to-date on shots and leashed.

More information is available by calling (724) 290-2671.

What a face!



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

“This boy is an 11-year-old cutie pie. Harry is a typical senior basset. He loves food and sleep, walks, treats and barking,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page.

Harry does very well in his foster home with other bassets, it posted.

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.

Calm, cool and hoping to be collected

The Venango County Humane Society in Seneca has Iggy the cat and Honey the dog available for adoption.



No issues with Iggy

Iggy, a Domestic Short Hair, is a 3-year-old neutered male. He’s a black and gray tiger with wide green eyes and a pink nose.

“Iggy is a shy, indoor only cat. He’s good with dogs and other cats. He likes being petted and has no anger or attitude problems. Iggy will have a calming influence on the lucky person who adopts him,” the shelter said in a PetFinder listing.



Sweet girl

Honey, a German Shepherd/Collie mix, is a 5-year-old spayed female. Her tan coat has black on the face, ears and tail.

“Honey is affectionate and house trained. She lost her right eye due to an unknown injury,” the shelter posted in a PetFinder listing.

“Honey will need a daily walk on leash. Being family oriented, she’ll do well as a house dog. She loves to get lots of love and attention,” the listing continued.

“After adoption, Honey will need time to adjust to her new environment; patience and consistent instruction will help her with this transition. She is not suited for life on a farm. Her thick coat will need brushing one or two times weekly,” the shelter said.

The humane society also urged folks to upload the Amazon Smile app.

Those who choose the Venango County Humane Society as their nonprofit choice and when they purchase anything from amazon, a small portion goes into the society’s Amazon savings account.

“Every little bit adds up! The shelter animals and staff appreciate it,” a Facebook post said.

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.

Can you spare a pair (or more)?


Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin is still searching for gently used shoes.

Theresa Weldon posted an update on the shoe drive on the group’s Facebook page.

“We’ve collected 63 bags of shoes – 1,575 pairs of shoes,” she posted. “Our goal is 100 bags by May 15. Can you help us reach our goal by donating your gently used shoes – men’s, women’s, children’s.”

She posted that athletic shoes are preferred but that all kinds can be repurposed from sneakers to flip flops.

Shoes may be dropped off at the Franklin VFW at the at the ABATE event on Saturday or at the SNYP clinic at 720 Atlantic Ave. Franklin. Call (814) 671-9827 to arrange pick up.

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.

Colorful cats?

Clarion Student Honors Association is hosting a Color Run to help raise funds for Clarion PAWS’ feline residents.

Pigments for PAWS color run and walk will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Clarion University.

According to details from the event’s Facebook page, the event is a 5K color run/walk. All the proceeds from the run will benefit the Clarion P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter.

The route will extend around the Clarion University Campus, including Reinhard Village.

The run is open to anybody who likes cats, likes to run, or both! It is $10 for students and $15 for college faculty/community.

Register online at

The Shippenville shelter is also looking for some food donations.

“With the majority of our residents eating Purina Cat Chow we run out pretty quickly. If you happen to see any good deals this weekend we would be extremely grateful,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page.

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.

Chances are good

Bright Futures Farm in Cochranton is holding an April fundraiser featuring the Lotto-Palooza and the Honey-Of-A-Money-Tree.

People may take chances on the Lotto-Palooza, which is a basket filled with lottery tickets or try their hand at winning $100 from Honey-Of-A-Money-Tree. Tickets to play are $1 each or seven tickets for $5.

The rescue is only selling $250 worth of tickets for each tree.

“So the odds of winning are very good,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page.

Proceeds benefit Bright Futures Farm, a 501(c)(3) equine charity.

“We care for over a dozen senior horses on our farm, so join the fun and help us help the horses,” the rescue posted.

Information on the fundraiser is available at

Bonded brothers


Clarion PUPS has 3-year-old toy poodle/Shih-Tzu mix brothers available for adoption. The rescue said Snickers and Ted are bonded … very sweet and small.

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


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