‘Pawsome’ news and ‘pawsitively’ adoptable pets

There is good news for one local rescue this week, several fundraisers are underway, a few animals found homes and, as always, there are cute furry faces that are still waiting for the right someone.

Rescue finds a ‘home’

“As of Monday, Aug. 1, Precious Paws will own the building we hold SNYP clinics in,” Theresa Weldon said in a Facebook post earlier this week.

“Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement during the last eight months of our building fund campaign,” she posted.

“It’s not a shelter for animals, but we will continue to do tremendous good in the clinic and hopefully have some exciting new programs in the facility soon,” she added.


Precious Paws & SNYP Fundraising Auction

The Franklin animal rescue is also hosting an online auction to raise funds.
Precious Paws & SNYP Fundraising Auction’s page is  www.facebook.com/PPARSNYPAuction and features more than 140 items up for bid.

The auction started Wednesday will end promptly at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. The final bid will be accepted at 9 p.m. Instructions to winners will be provided at the auction’s end.

Weldon reported that a supporter made an offer to match any gifts made to the Oscar Fund (up to $5,000) from now until the end of August.

The Oscar Fund is used to help animals we learn of that have no owners (i.e. when police call about an injured animal/dog hit by car) or owned animals that have an unexpected emergency condition or that needs surgery in order to survive.

She said another longtime friend/adopter/supporter sent the rescue a check for $2,500 to be used for the Oscar Fund.

“With the matching gift offer that means the Oscar Fund now has been replenished with $5,000,” Weldon posted. “So please, if you have ever considered a donation to the Oscar Fund, please do it now.”

Donations can be made via PayPal to AdoptPreciousPaws@gmail.com or mail a check to P.O. Box 784, Franklin, PA 16323

“No amount is too small and all of it goes to the animals. One day you might be the one who needs help,” Weldon added.

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

Giving a hoot


Great horned owl at Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville.

In other fundraising news, Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville has a donation match, but it is only for a short while. Donations can be made at http://fnd.us/d19Pka?ref=sh_61BmP0.
People may also mail a check post marked by July 31. Mail to SSWRC, 889 Farren Surrena Rd., Harrisville, PA 16038.

Donations can also be made through center’s website, www.skyes-spirit.com.

Earlier this week the center took in a fledgling great horned owl which was brought in by a game officer.
A Facebook post said the owl had severe head trauma from being hit by a car, body bruising and is extremely thin.

Coming and going

Venango County Humane Society saw at least six kitties adopted earlier this week, but there are still plenty more looking for homes, and some dogs, too.



Buggy, a domestic medium hair, is a 2 1/2-year-old spayed female. She has a round head with a very short muzzle, wide green eyes and a pink nose. This girl’s creamy white coat has some gray and black spots on it, and a solid black tail. Buggy was very shy when she first came to into the shelter. Now she feels a lot more comfortable. She enjoys surveying the cat room from high atop one of the condos.



Saddie, a Pug/Terrier mix, is an 8- to 9-year-old spayed female. She has a brown coat with a black mask and white markings on her chest and front legs. Saddie is friendly, playful and happy. She loves to explore, run and show off. Her daily exercise needs can be in the form of lively games or a moderate walk on leash. Saddie doesn’t like the heat and humidity and should not be kept outdoors. Her coat care is minimal. This delightful girl is anxious to meet her next best friend.

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 humane society is available by calling (814) 677-4040 or online at venangocountyhumanesociety.org.

Crazy kittens


Kittens available for adoption at Clarion PAWS

Clarion PAWS posted earlier this week that all of its kittens that were in foster and in hiding were going to get the required vet care and be ready for adoption.

Applications can be found online at www.clarionpaws.org/adopt-a-pet/ or filled out at the shelter.

The shelter also got a helping paw from some Keystone Smiles volunteers recently.

“We are very grateful,” a Facebook post said.

Late last week the shelter posted that Jasmine, Mitzy and Artemis found their ‘furrever homes.’

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

Peanut and pups

Earlier this week Clarion PUPS introduced Peanut and her nine-week-old puppies, Sawyer, Hudson and Emerson.

Hudson has already been adopted, but Peanut, Emerson and Sawyer still need homes.



Peanut is a 6-year-old female beagle mix.






Emerson and Sawyer are nine weeks old.

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

Petfest is Saturday

COOKSBURG — The third annual Petfest will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at MacBeth’s Cabin, Route 36, Cooksburg. Local non-profit animal rescues including Safehaven of Tionesta, Clarion PAWS of Clarion, Tri-County Animal Rescue of Shippenville and Willow Run Sanctuary and Adoptions of Coolspring, will be represented. Titan’s Bones of Beaver Falls will be in attendance.

This year the Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts will be selling pet-inspired arts and crafts and artist John Manders of Franklin will be doing caricatures.

A “slowest licking dog” ice cream contest begins at 3 p.m. Participants should be there by 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.

All attending pets must be on leash and supervised at all times.

Those attending should take cash or personal checks due to the lack of charge card accessibility.


Precious Paws Animal Rescue deals with abandoned animals, Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville has some information on a spay and neuter clinic plus the “Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat.”


(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. More information about the blog is available by contacting Anna Applegate at 814-677-8364.)