The center is located at 9562 US-322 in Shippenville.
Starved dog experiences health setbacks
Bella, formerly Munchkin, needs your help. Bella was the starved dog who was adopted from Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville by Brianna Polka.
Bella ended up at an emergency vet — she was walking like she was drunk and Brianna thought it might be an ear infection, Cindy Bonner of Tri-County said.
Instead, it ended up being a problem with her blood — her count should be 40, but it was 9. She had to have an ultrasound and blood transfusion, according to Bonner.
The vet required $3,000 up front! Brianna loves Bella and is doing it because she feels that Bella deserves every chance at life after what she has been through, Bonner said.
Bella is out of the hospital now, but her medications and expenses are huge, Bonner said.
A gofundme page has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/25k9nt8 .
Donations can also be mailed to 5722 Grouse Field Lane Clarion, 16214.
Meanwhile, the person charged in the animal cruelty case was ordered to pay Tri-County the figure allowed by law for the time of one of three dog’s confiscation to surrender.
Bonner said it will take this person more than two years to pay that at the rate they are paying.
“That fee doesn’t begin to cover the vet expenses alone for Bella or the other two dogs (in the case),” she added.
“Bella continues to suffer for this (person’s) cruelty,” she added.
Help for Dusti
Clarion PAWS is looking for help for Dusti.
Dusti has been at the PAWS house since he was kitten in March of 2011. He has become the unofficial PAWS mascot. Earlier last week the shelter found out that Dusti has a blockage in his urinary tract and will need special treatment and possibly a week long stay at the vet. This could cost at least $1,000.
An update said Dusti is slowly but surely getting better with the help of Clarion Animal Hospitals help.
Meanwhile, the shelter is asking for donations for his care.
Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 804 Clarion 16214 or online at this link: www.paypal.com
Helping hands and food needed
The shelter is also looking for a few good volunteers.
“We are in desperate need of some volunteers as our feline residents depend 100 percent on volunteer care and donations. We could use at least one more person per each shift to help out. We are open from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays,” a Facebook post said.
“We are also low on our dry food which our feline residents eat daily. We use Purina Complete Adult chow, the blue bag, and Purina Kitten Chow, the yellow bag,” the post said. “Any help whether volunteering or donating goes a long way to help our residents.”
Clarion PAWS is located at 11348 Route 322, Shippenville, Clarion River Hill, between Scrap Happy and Clarion Electric.
More information is available online at www.clarionpaws.org, the group’s Facebook page or by calling (814) 764-5580.
Pups to Cherish
Clarion PUPS has a few dogs up for adoption.
Cherish is described as a young female cocker spaniel and terrier mix. Onyx is described as a young male terrier mix.
More information about Clarion PUPS is available by calling (814) 764-5580, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on the group’s Facebook page.
Meanwhile a Facebook page has been created to those who adopted the rescue’s golden/newfie puppies … an adopter requested the rescue set up a group page so people can all stay in touch and share about your experiences with your M puppy. Those who would like to be in this group can sign up through the Facebook Post.
Don’t leave them out in the cold
Blizzard the cat and Snowdrop the dog are available for adoption at the Venango County Humane Society.
Blizzard came to the shelter as a stray, very sweet lovable cat looking for his forever loving home. He is a domestic short hair who is just over a year old.
Snowdrop is the shelter’s sweet senior citizen. She appears to be deaf and while she can see, sometimes she bumps into things. This girl came in as a stray, and one giant mat of a hair coat, so she’s been groomed and brushed out to the best we could do. She is looking for a soft place to land in a kind loving home. We do not know if she has been spayed or not, but due to her age/health, it is most likely not in her best interest to do so now. She is approximately 10 years old and is described as a Collie and Retriever mix.
The humane society is open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It is located at 286 S. Main St. in Seneca.
More information on the humane society is available by calling 677-4040 or online at venangocountyhumanesociety.org.
(All About Animals is a weekly blog that appears on Venangoextra.com and Clarionextra.com. Interested persons or groups can submit information to email@example.com. More information about the blog is available by contacting Anna Applegate at 814-677-8364.)