It’s a small wonder

Precious Paws Animal Rescue, Clarion PAWS and Clarion PUPs are looking for homes for some youngsters. Meanwhile, it’s time to make the final bids for the Venango County Humane Society’s online auction and more.

Time is running out


The Venango County Humane Society’s online auction ends at 8 p.m. today (Nov. 3).

Here’s a rundown of the rules:

  1. This auction benefits the Venango County Humane Society. All funds raised in this auction go directly to the shelter.
  2. Bids are in increments of $1.
  3. To bid: Just comment with your bid under the post for the item you want.
  4. Add your friends by typing their names in the add members bar located on the right side of your screen.
  5. Please private message our auction page should you have any questions or concerns. A volunteer will respond as soon as possible. Comments should be auction-related only.
  6. Winners will be notified immediately after the auction is over. Winner can choose to pick up their items or have them mailed. All bids are final. If arrangements to pay and pick up item(s) are not made, the items will be offered to the next highest bidder.
  7. Pick up and pay information: All items are located at the humane society and may be picked up there after winners are notified of their total cost and the dates and times for pick up. Invoices via message may take three or four days after the end of the auction.
  8. Payment may be made by cash, money order, check or Paypal. Additional directions will be sent with invoices.

Items are located in the photo album “Fall – 2017 Auction Photos.”

Skye and Spry

Meanwhile, the rescue has four terrier mixes who are bonded up for adoption. Skye and Spry are two of the four.



Skye, a 7-year-old neutered male, is a terrier mix. He has a short, white and black coat and is blind in one eye.

“This sweet boy was found wandering with three other white terriers. Currently Skye is sharing a kennel with his 9 year old sister Spry. They are bonded siblings and should be adopted together,” the shelter said in a Petfinder listing.



Spry, a 9-year-old spayed female, is a terrier mix. Her white and gray coat has black on the ears.

“This sweet girl was found wandering as a stray with her three brothers. Spry is sharing a kennel with her seven year old brother, Skye. They are bonded siblings, and we’d like to see them adopted together,” the shelter posted in a Petfinder listing.

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.

The Great 8

Clarion PUPS in Strattanville is taking applications for eight chubby lab mix puppies.


However, the rescue posted that the puppies are getting lots of attention from potential adopters, so interested people need to act quickly and submit applications.

There are six girls and two boys. They will be ready Nov. 20. Applications are available at

And, in a related post, the rescue said that it needs newspapers. However, it won’t except the shiny papers or flyers that are often stuffed inside the papers. Newspapers can be dropped off in the back of the PUPS truck parked at 5th Avenue, Clarion.

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, visiting and on its Facebook page.

The Sweet 7

Clarion PAWS in Shippenville has seven kittens who have love share. … they, of course, also have many adult cats who can share the love as well.


The rescue posted about the “Sweet Seven” earlier this week on Facebook.

“They never stop purring and kneading. They are all 12-13 weeks old and in need of furrever homes. We have two girls, the calicos, and five boys. Each has their own super sweet personality. They will make great additions to any family,” the rescue posted.

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

Bitsy babies

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin has seven kittens that are bottle feeding. They all have names now, so all they need is homes… in several more weeks.


“The babies all have names. Thanks to all who made suggestions. They were born Oct. 7 so they are not quite 3 weeks old,” Theresa Weldon posted on the group’s Facebook page.

Weldon also posted that it is time for Operation Warm Doggy and Cozy Kitty.

“Winter is coming. We have free styrofoam coolers with holes cut in the sides and free straw to keep them warm. Don’t use blankets, as they freeze when wet. Let us know if you need them,” she posted.


The rescue is also hosting a rabies clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at its SYNP Clinic, 720 Atlantic Ave., Franklin. The cost is $10 for the one-year shot and $15 for the 3-year shot. Other services will be offered for an additional charge.

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

Cat clinics

Hog Heaven Rescue Farm in Cochranton is once again sponsoring low-costs cat clinics on Nov. 13 and the 27.

The mobile unit is off the road, so people should take cats to the farm by 6:30 a.m. and “I will transport them to Animal Friends in Pittsburgh. We return the same day early evening,” the rescue posted on Facebook.

The cost for exam, injectable pain medication, spay/neuter, rabies and ear cleaning is $65. Females are an additional $5 for the e-collar (unless people provide one). Other services available include micro chipping, deworming and FVRCP.

People must call and be put on the schedule at (814) 425-1850.

Christmas event

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


The event will feature baked goods, raffles and photos for $5 for a CD.

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

Raising funds for Bright Futures

Bright Futures Farm in Cochranton is helping a feral kitty along with raising money for its equine residents.

The rescue has started a GoFundMe account for a little tuxedo kitten with a severe eye injury. Time will tell if the little black and white cat will be able to keep her eye.

More information can be found at

The rescue is also preparing for its Night at the Races on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Sarver.

The event includes a buffet dinner, horse racing, cash bar, more than 30 gift baskets will be raffled off, Lottery Tree raffle, 50-50 and more.

Tickets include dinner and name your own racehorse – if your horse wins, you win a bottle of wine, complements of Pittsburgh Winery, or a gift card of your choice.

Tickets cost $20 per person. A table of 6 costs $100 and a table of 8 costs $130.

To purchase tickets, visit or call  (724) 282-7168.

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

Information about the rescue is available at

‘A birth defect doesn’t mean worthless’

Safehaven Small Breed Rescue in Tionesta posted that it is seeing more and more puppies with birth defects.

“It’s not that more are being born with problems, but the breeders are now releasing them to rescue,” the rescue posted earlier this week on Facebook.


“For many years, a birth defect for a mill pup was a death sentence. I won’t go into the details of the ‘how’ but let’s just say the pups were not euthanized by any vet,” the post continued. “Not sure what brought about the change of heart, but I am grateful the millers decided to give these handicapped pups a chance.”

Over the last few years, the rescue has taken in many of these disabled pups, all of which have moved on to wonderful happy homes.

“A birth defect doesn’t mean worthless. Far from it. And thankfully the breeders are starting to realize that,” the rescue posted. “Every one of these dogs was born with a defect that, not too long ago, would have condemned them to death. Today they are happy and enjoying their lives with loving families.”

Meanwhile, a supporter has set up a 31 fundraiser for the rescue. The party can be found at

Safehaven Small Breed Rescue is located at 318 Barber Drive, Tionesta. It can be reached by phone at (814) 463-5004 or email at More information about the rescue is available at or on its Facebook page.

Cast a vote

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Saegertown is participating in Palmiero Toyota’s Give Back Program and has the opportunity to win $5,000.

“Please cast ballots for Tamarack to help us help our wildlife!” the center posted.

Voting for the 2017 Give Back Program began Wednesday and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 28.

A display with organization’s biography and voting ballots will be located in Palmiero Toyota’s showroom, located on Route 322 across from Walmart, 16165 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville.

To cast a vote, circle Tamarack’s name from the list of eligible organizations and put the ballot in the voting box, the center said in a Facebook post. Voting is limited to once a day by an individual, but each person may come back every day to cast their vote during the voting days.

The winner will receive $2,500 from the Give Back Program and Toyota Corporate will match that donation to the winning 501(c)3 charity.

“So that means Tamarack could be looking at $5,000,” the center said.

“We have recently learned we need to replace our blood lead testing equipment at a cost of $2,500. This is the machine that allows us to test the blood of eagles and others to determine if they need treatment for lead poisoning. The award could pay for that equipment and more,” the center added.


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.