Springing into things

As Tri-County Animal Rescue in Shippenville preps for its Hoppy Easter event, it’s giving some seniors a second shot at a good life. Safehaven Small Breed Rescue in Tionesta is auctioning off items to help with some of its residents’ veterinary care. Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin is looking for some gently used shoes. The Venango County Humane Society has some adorable adoptables.

Seniors seek second shot

Tri-County Animal Rescue in Shippenville has several seniors who deserve a second shot.

Sweet Sadie



If the length of a dog’s life depended on how sweet it was, then Sadie would surely live forever, according to the rescue.

Sadie is a 7-year-old chocolate Lab who recently weaned a litter of puppies for her owner.

“Now that the puppies have gone on to homes of their own, it doesn’t seem fair that Sadie spends her days staring through the metal gate of a dog kennel,” the rescue said.

“Sadie has such a sweet, gentle disposition; she greets everyone with her happy tail and smiling eyes. Sadie is good with adults, children and other pets and she knows ‘sit,’ and ‘shake,'” it added.

“This faithful girl is all about love and just wants to go home.”

Sporting sweaters




Easygoing Binx came to Tri-County as a stray, her fur so matted she needed a “lion’s cut.”

This serene senior loves sporting cute sweaters, receiving chin scratches and sleeping the day away, the rescue said.

Binx is spayed, declawed and needs a prescription diet – and occasional blood monitoring – due to mild kidney issues.

Binx is hoping to find a special person to love and care for a special-needs gal like her, the rescue added.

An abode for Bodhi



Distinguished Bodhi is a 16-year-old male Lab/Shar Pei mix that was recently surrendered to the Shippenville shelter.

House trained and current on vaccines, Bodhi is looking for a loving family to live out his golden years, the rescue said.

“Bodhi doesn’t deserve to be in a kennel, he deserves a second shot at love. Stop by soon to meet this laid-back fellow,” it added.

For more information on Tri-County’s seniors Sadie, Binx and Bodhi, contact Tri-County Animal Rescue Center on Facebook, call (814) 918-2032, or email contactus@tricounty-arc.org.

Don’t forget

2017 Easter flyer Cindy 2

Hoppy Easter Event

Tri-County’s Hoppy Easter Event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Easter egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. and the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. People may stop by the rescue’s table and pickup some sweet treats or take a chance on some of its raffle items.

It also has raffle tickets, $1 each, for a basket of Dan Smith’s Candy valued at $100.

Those who can’t make it to the event can stop by the center or ask a volunteer for tickets.

“Thank you for your support!” the rescue added.

Raising funds for the next in line for help



Safehaven Small Breed Rescue in Tionesta is holding an online auction through 7 p.m. Sunday, April 2. All items must be paid for by no later than Wednesday, April 5.

The auction is accessible through Safehaven’s Facebook page under the photo album titled “Auction for Our Rescues.”

“We were able to pay off Tina’s vet bill but that left us a little short for any new rescue that comes along so this auction will help replenish the funds so we can help the next little senior dog that needs our care,” the rescue posted earlier this week on Facebook.

Last week, the rescue posted that Tina had had her surgery and was at home resting comfortably.

Tina is a 8- to 9-year-old Chihuahua who had a large mass removed.

Donations can be made through paypal at safehavensbr@gmail.com, on its website safehavensmallbreedrescue.org or by mail to Safehaven SBR, 318 Barber Drive, Tionesta PA 16353.

The new ‘guys’

Safehaven also welcomed two new residents this week, Marley and Charlie.

The rescue said Marley originally came from West Virginia to a shelter near Pittsburgh.

“Marley was taken from a backyard breeder/hoarder and has numerous health problems,” the rescue said.

“Marley is here as a hospice dog. We will not put her through any extensive treatment but will start holistic therapy for her immediately,” the rescue added.

Charlie was rescued at the same time as Marley.

“He has some spinal issues which cause him to walk funny, but it just adds character to this funny old fella. He walks like a typical little old man,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page.

“His legs are very weak but we will be helping him build some muscle and making him more steady. Charlie is a minimum of 10 years old and had some dental issues as well. But he has already learned about Safehaven Liver Treats and says he is certainly not too old for them,” the post continued.

Photos of Marley and Charlie are up on the rescue’s Facebook page.

Safehaven Small Breed Rescue is located at 318 Barber Drive, Tionesta. It can be reached by phone at (814) 463-5004 or email at safehavensbr@gmail.com.

More information about the rescue is available on its website at www.safehavensmallbreedrescue.org or on its Facebook page.

Heart and sole


Precious Paws Animal Rescue continues to collect shoes for its Recycle for Rescues project.

“We have collected 350 pairs of shoes but we have a long way to go to our goal of 2,500 pairs! If anyone would like to collect at their church, school or other organization, please let us know and we’ll get you flyers and a collection box,” Theresa Weldon posted on the group’s Facebook page earlier this week.


Novah (upside down) and Maggie

Meanwhile, Leah M. Anson, posted about Precious Paws foster dog Novah.

She posted a photo of her dog Maggie with Novah.

“She is a shy girl for a while until she is comfortable, but she is so quirky, fun and loving,” Anson said of Novah.

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.

Furry friends available

Venango County Humane Society in Seneca has Mouser and Bolt up for adoption



Mouser, a Domestic Short Hair, is a one-year-old neutered male. He’s a white and black tabby with large, upright ears, almond-shaped green eyes, and a pink nose.

“Mouser is friendly and enjoys interacting with people. He’s an indoor only cat who has had the best of care ever since he was a kitten. Sociable and loyal, Mouser has all the qualities you look for in a friend,” the shelter said in a PetFinder listing.



Bolt, a German shepherd/collie mix, is a 5-year-old neutered male. He has a tri-color coat and brown eyes.

“Bolt is a lively dog who thrives on human companionship. His exercise needs can be met with a good jog, a long walk on leash or an invigorating play session. Bolt can live outdoors in a warm shelter, but he’ll be happiest living with his family. His thick coat needs brushing twice a week,” the shelter said in a PetFinder listing.

Dogs for dogs

The Veterans Club of Venango College will hold a Dogs For Dogs fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Venango County Humane Society in Seneca.

Those who take a donation for the shelter, either items or money, will receive a hot dog with fixings prepared by the college students.

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.

Spring means new birth … and sometimes more trouble

Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville and Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Saegertown are gearing up for what will probably be a busy spring season.

Skye’s was already dealing with some baby squirrels whose nest tree was cut down.

“Please help us fund their care at www.skyes-spirit.com We can’t help wildlife without donations,” the center posted.

People may mail donations to Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 889 Farren Surrena Road. Harrisville, PA. 16038.

They may also visit www.skyes-spirit.com for more information.

“The coming of spring is a magical time of new birth. It is also a season when increased numbers of wild creatures face injury or illness. You can help,” Tamarack posted on its Facebook page.

People may donate at www.tamarackwildlife.org or mail to 21601 Stull Road, Saegertown PA 16433.

Another Easter event planned

Clarion PUPS is getting ready for its Easter Extravaganza, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Park Inn by Radisson, Clarion.

The event will feature some of Clarion PUPS adoptable dogs.

There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny from 1 to 4 p.m. There will also be vendors, a bake sale, a Chinese Auction and a rabies clinic featuring Dr. McClaine giving rabies shots from 2 to 4 p.m.



The rescue also has Jojo, a 2-year-old male Chihuahua/Doxie mix, available for adoption.
More information about PUPS is available by calling (814) 764-5580, emailing clarionpups@gmail.com or visiting the group’s Facebook Page. Clarion PAWS will participate in the Easter Extravaganza as well.

“We will have Easter items, discounted Lupine leashes and collars, baked goods, gourmet popcorn and craft items,” the rescue posted.

It also mentioned that cats in carriers were welcome for the rabies clinic.

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.

At the tail end

** Regina Martin, founder of Hog Heaven Rescue in Cochranton, is taking appointments for the April 5 and April 17 low-cost cat spaying and neutering clinics. The cost is $65. She posted on Facebook that she was excited to announce the complete spay/neuter package which includes a physical, three-day pain medications, spay/neuter procedures, rabies, FVRCP, flea treatment, ear mite treatment (if needed) and ear tip (if feral). Interested people may call (814) 425-1850 to be put on the schedule. She said micro chips are $10 and other services are available at discount prices. No declawing is available. The clinics are for cats only. People who need dogs fixed may call SNYP in Franklin at (814) 671-9827.

**Venango County dog licenses and sportsman firearm permits will be issued from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Cooperstown fire hall. The cost for a dog license ranges from $4.50 to $8.50. A rabies clinic also will be held. The cost for this service is $15. Other shots will be available as well, including Lyme disease, distemper, kennel cough and feline leukemia vaccines.


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.