Coats of many colors

This week All About Animals is highlighting adoptable animals with curious coats and or spontaneous spots.

Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you don’t see a patterned pet that strikes your fancy, feel free to checkout the area rescues’ and shelters’ websites and Facebook pages or check for our daily Pet of the Day updates.

Spots and blotches

The Venango County Humane Society in Seneca has feline Pumpkin Spice and canine Bandit available for adoption.


Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice, a domestic short hair, is a 2-year-old spayed female. She’s a calico with contrasting areas of white.

“Pumpkin Spice is friendly and likes attention. She also knows how to keep a secret. What more could you want from a best friend?” the shelter said in a Petfinder listing.

He’ll steal your heart

Bandit, a Catahoula Leopard dog, is a 5-year-old neutered male. His black and blue merle coat has a patch of white on the chest.



“Catahoulas need a good amount of daily exercise. A long walk with a harness and a leash will keep Bandit healthy and also ensure that he’s calm indoors. Bandit’s previous owners tell us that he’s good with kids, 14 years and older. He doesn’t like small children, but he’s good with other dogs and cats,” the shelter said in a Petfinder post.

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.

Colorful cast of characters

Clarion PAWS in Shippenville has colorful kitties Maxine, Juju B and Helen available for adoption.



While Maxine (aka Max) is part of the “Stranger Things: Kitten Edition” (kittens named after characters in the television show), we’re sure she’s no stranger to love.

The rescue also has magnificently marked Juju B and Helen who are looking for “furever” homes.


Juju B



All cats have been spayed/neutered, Feline Leukemia tested and received age appropriate vaccinations, including a rabies vaccine, wormed and have had a wellness exam by one of Clarion PAWS’ veterinarian partners.

The adoption fee is $70 for kittens and $35 for adults. An adoption application is required.

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.

Mottled model

Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville has kitten Anya and canine Annie available who are looking for homes.



“Anya is a sweet little girl that came in as a stray. She is a beautiful Tortoiseshell. She tested negative for fiv and leukemia, and is current on age appropriate vaccines. She will be spayed,” the shelter said in a post on its website.

Pretty in pink

While Annie sports the typical patches of a Jack Russell, that doesn’t mean she can’t be colorful in her own way as she dons her pink attire.



“Annie is a 10 month old, female, Jack Russell Terrier that was surrendered to the rescue due to playing a little too rough with the very young children in the home. The owners wanted to find a more appropriate home for Annie so she wouldn’t have to spend so much time in a crate. Annie is spayed and up to date on shots,” the shelter said in a post on its website.

You’d better watch out


Pet photos with Santa will be available at Tri-County’s Christmas event.

Meanwhile, the center is gearing up for its annual Christmas event.

Tri-County Animal Rescue Center will hold its annual Christmas event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Tractor Supply, Clarion.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for photos with children and/or pets. The cost is $5 for a CD of photos. There will also be a bake sale and raffles.

All proceeds benefit the dogs and cats awaiting adoption at Tri-County Animal Rescue Center.

More information is available by contacting the shelter at (814) 918-2032.

Cuddly kitties

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin has Crosby, Tanger and Porscha available for adoption.


Crosby and Tanger

Christy Inch Fackler posted on Facebook about her fosters Crosby and Tanger.

“Naptime for fosters Crosby and Tanger. These neutered little boys are about 5 months old, have had their shots, and are waiting for a forever home, preferably together. They are very sweet kittens. Crosby likes to be held… put his paws and head on my shoulder and will fall asleep that way. Tanger likes to cuddle beside me at night. Both are lap kittens and love attention. They will make excellent companions,” Fackler said.



Porscha’s name came from the fact that she lived under porches for weeks before rescuers with Precious Paws were able to get her.

“She is so very sweet and loves to snuggle. She’s beautiful,” the rescue said in a Petfinder listing.

She is spayed, microchipped, dewormed, vaccinated and tested negative for FeLV/FIV.

Adoption applications can be found on the group’s website at

It’s time to Pick 3


The rescue is selling its Pick 3 raffle tickets again for 2018.

A $20 donation to Precious Paws gets a three digit number that gives people 365 chances to win $25.

“We had one winner who has won three times already in 2017,” Theresa Weldon posted on the group’s Facebook page.

The winning number is based on the daily Pick 3 number of the Pennsylvania Lottery at 6:59 p.m. each day.

“We are also looking for ticket sellers!! If you would be willing to sell the tickets for SNYP, please let me or Deb Wall know and we’ll start you off with a pack of 20 tickets,” Weldon posted.

“Whoever sells the most tickets wins their choice of two tickets to a Penguins Hockey game or $100 in lottery tickets. These also make great gifts for the holidays,” she added.

More information is available by contacting the rescue at (814) 671-9827 and on the Precious Paws Facebook page or website.

He ain’t nothing but a hound dog

Clarion PUPS in Strattanville has Nugget, an 8-month-old male hound mix, available for adoption.



The rescue is also planning its Christmas Extravaganza event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Park Inn by Radisson Clarion, at 45 Holiday Inn Road, Clarion.

This dog-friendly event will feature many vendors and a Chinese auction. Pictures with Santa will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Interested vendors can get more information online at

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

Cat clinics scheduled

Hog Heaven Rescue Farm in Cochranton posted on its Facebook page about some upcoming spay and neuter clinics for cats.

“My Nov. 27 cat clinic has four openings … please call (814) 425-1850 to be put on the schedule. I also have a Dec 18 cat clinic,” Regina Martin posted.

“I am transporting the cats to Pittsburgh, so cats MUST be here by 6:30 a.m. We return the same day,” she posted.

The cost is $65 for exam, pain meds, spay/neuter and rabies shot. There is an additional $5 charge for females for an e-collar.

The feral cat package is: exam, pain meds, spay/neuter, rabies, FVRCP, flea treatment and ear tip for $45.

All About Animals is a weekly blog that appears on and Interested persons or groups can submit information to 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.