That’s just super

Area animal shelters and rescues have some super critters waiting for some super homes.

BAM, POW… its Bat Girl

The Venango County Humane Society has canine Bat Girl and feline Bella available for adoption.


Bat Girl

Bat Girl is a 3-year-old mixed breed spayed female. Her chocolate and brindle coat has white on the neck and chest.

“Bat Girl has never been to Gotham City nor has she ever met Batman, but she does have large, upright ears that make her appear as if she’s ready to take flight,” the shelter said in a Petfinder listing.

“This sweet little lady is shy until she warms up to you. She loves to play, responds to simple commands and is good with other dogs. Her short coat requires little maintenance. Bat Girl would love to be your next best friend,” the listing continued.



Bella, a domestic long hair, is a 4-year-old spayed female. She’s a handsome calico with wide green eyes and a pink nose.

“Her previous owner tells us Bella is an indoor only cat, likes to be petted, but is not good around children,” the shelter said in a Petfinder listing.

The humane society posted a need for supplies on its Facebook page.

“With kitten/cat season still upon us, we have been caring for and feeding a lot of hungry babies and adults,” the shelter posted.

The shelter is currently in need of paper towels, Kitten Chow (Purina – yellow bag) and small bites dog food.

“As always, we, and all our animals, are grateful for all the help and donations we receive,” the shelter posted.

The humane society will resume its normal business hours next week. The shelter’s hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and holidays.

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.

Subs and Suzi (and a little Rascal)

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin is planning a sub sale. It has feline Suzi and canine Rascal available for adoption.

The Precious Paws sub fundraiser starts Tuesday, Sept. 26, and ends Saturday, Oct. 14. Money and order forms need to be turned in at PPAR building, at 720 Atlantic Ave., Franklin, by Saturday, Oct. 14, for delivery at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The subs are $7 each. Those interested in selling or purchasing subs may message the rescue through its Facebook page.



Clara Lackey posted an updated photo of her foster cat Suzi, who is less than 2 years old.

Suzi’s Petfinder listing said, “Suzi is a young cat who was abandoned with her three kittens. They were all starved and the kittens were trying to nurse. Her kittens have all been adopted but Suzi is still available.”



Theresa Weldon posted about Rascal.

“Another owner surrender. This is Rascal. He’s about 10 weeks old and we believe a Jack Russell-chihuahua mix,” the Facebook post said. “He’s very sweet and loves everyone. He’d never been outside before he came to us so he’s learning house rules. He will cuddle with you for hours.”

Meanwhile, the rescue’s SNYP clinic marked a milestone.

“We fixed our 5,000th animal during today’s SNYP clinic! Just think of all the unwanted births that have been prevented!” Weldon posted on the group’s Facebook page.

“But we still have many more animals to fix. Our dream is for there to come a day where every animal has a home of their own where they are warm, safe, and loved! Help us keep up the good work we do by supporting our spay neuter program,” she continued.

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.

Adoption event and fundraiser

Lots O Spots Acres, in conjunction with Rescue Dogs Rock, will hold an adoption event and fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Tractor Supply in Cranberry.
More information about the event can be found on Facebook. The event is organized by Tracy Rivers and Sam McGarvey. Some adoptable dogs will also be on hand during the day.

Sir Remington is available for adoption.

“This dog is da bomb. Absolutely loves everything. Great manners, really is a gentle giant,” Rivers posted on Facebook.

People may contact her to schedule a meet and greet.

Rivers through Rescue Dogs Rock routinely holds adoption events at the Tractor Supply store in Cranberry.

A lot of this, a lot of that

Clarion PAWS in Shippenville could use some cat food and litter supplies.

“On top of food we also go through a lot of Equine pelletized bedding from Tractor Supply (That’s what we use for litter). … we always appreciate help as anything that our kitties don’t use goes into our food bank or colony caregivers,” the rescue posted on Facebook.

The shelter will also be closed Saturday, Aug. 26.

The “furbabies will be taken care of but due to an unexpected engagement our volunteers will not be able to be at the PAWS house from 1 to 4 p.m.,” a Facebook post stated.

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 (just not this Saturday). The center is closed Fridays and Sundays.

More information is available online at, the group’s Facebook page or by calling (814) 229-1231.

The new guy

“Benson is a 7-year-old Jack Russel Terrier that was surrendered to the rescue center by his owner when he reportedly began nipping at a young toddler in the home,” the rescue center said in a listing on its website.

The center said “Benson was reportedly good with the 4 year old in his former home.
Benson is house trained, crate trained, and up-to-date on shots.”

Benson is new to the rescue, so for more information people should contact the center.

The rescue center posted an update on its spay and neuter clinics on its Facebook page.

“Thank you, again, to Allegheny Spay and Neuter Clinic/Animal Welfare Council of the Alleghenies for our partnership to get cats and dogs in our area spayed and Neutered,” the post said. “All of our monthly clinics have been over capacity so far in 2017. We are trying to add another clinic for dogs this fall due to the overwhelming requests, we have a tentative date of Nov. 20. Our next clinic for cats and dogs is on Sept. 21.”

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

Dukefest quilt tickets going fast

Dukefest dog quilt

There are a limited number of tickets still available for the Dog Daze Quilt being raffled off by the Dukefest team.

The quilt will be raffled off Sept. 9 during the Dukefest Dog Walk event.

People may message the team members through the Dukefest Facebook page.

Geert’s Canine Cancer Walk at the Bark Park

Geert’s Canine Cancer Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Conneaut Lake Bark Park, 12810 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake.

The “Walk” is on grass and designed to accommodate folks of all ages and abilities. Walkers can walk for 30 to 45 minutes to complete the walk, or may walk shorter distances if necessary. Any walker collecting $40 will receive a free T-shirt.

All proceeds from the “Walk” will go to the Benevolent Fund at PVSEC, the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, on I-279 North in Pittsburgh, to assist canine oncology patients at the facility whose owners cannot afford the cancer treatments.

For the past six years, Conneaut Lake Bark Park has sponsored the Geert Canine Cancer Walk. Geert was a beautiful Newfoundland that died much too early at just five years of age of canine cancer. Each year, local pet owners who have dealt with canine cancer and many pet owners who want to support other pet owners dealing with canine cancer, have participated in the “Walk”.

For a $10 donation, people can have their pet’s name placed on the T-shirt. If interested, people should drop off the name of their special canine friend, along with a $10 donation to the Dog House, no later than Thursday, Aug. 31, or send the donation to the Bark Park, 12810 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake, Pa 16316.

All proceeds from the Geert Cancer Walk will be donated to PVSEC.

For more information, call the Dog House at the Bark Park at (814) 382-2267.

How do you say that?

Clarion PUPS in Strattanville has Deogie available for adoption.


Meanwhile, the rescue is gearing up for its Christmas Extravaganza, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Park Inn by Radisson in Clarion.

There will be many vendors, it is dog friendly, pictures with Santa and a Chinese auction. Pictures with Santa will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

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