True treasures

Several area animal rescue groups and shelters are full of animals who wish to be truly treasured.

Hidden treasure

Clarion PAWS in Shippenville has Leslie available for adoption.



“Leslie was found after a tree fell down. She was hiding under it with her litter of kittens. Her kittens have found their ‘furrever’ homes and now it is her turn. She is a very sweet lady, we ear tipped her because we were not sure at first. Turns out she was just being protective. She loves to sit on your lap and just hang out with you,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page.

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.

Meanwhile, a color run to benefit the rescue has been scheduled.

The Pigments for PAWS second annual 5K color run/walk will be presented by the Clarion University Student Honors Association. It is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, and begins in Reinhard Villages. The cost is $10 for students and faculty and $15 for everyone else.

The first 125 people to sign up will receive a free T-shirt.

Gentle giant

Venango County Humane Society in Seneca has Maurice available for adoption.

Maurice, a domestic long hair, is a 6-year-old neutered male. He has a silky black coat and bright green eyes.



“Maurice, an indoor only cat, is declawed in the front. He’s a laid-back, gentle giant who likes to be petted. His long coat is in great shape and will need to be groomed with a brush and comb to prevent mats from forming,” the shelter said 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. in Seneca.

More information on the Venango County Humane Society is available by calling (814) 677-4040.

Rabies clinic set

A rabies clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Lee Bessler Hall, 3978 Route 257, Seneca.


The clinic is sponsored by the Venango County Humane Society. Dr. Rainy Waitz will give the shots. The cost is $10 for the one-year vaccine and $15 for the three-year vaccine. Owners must have proof of prior vaccination for the three-year vaccine. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.

Other services offered include microchipping at $15 with registration included and additional upgrades available.

Books with Buddies

Books with Buddies is coming up and will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the humane society located in Seneca.

Children of all ages may take some books, or use those on hand, and read to compassion-seeking animals. Whether readers prefer dogs or cats, stations will be set up in both areas.

A guest reader will be present at 5:15 p.m. for a group reading. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children to assist them in reading to a buddy of their choosing.

There will also be a book swap where children can take book and exchange if for a new book of their choice.

Heart and sole

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin is hosting another used shoe drive.

The group will be collecting shoes until May 15. PPAR will receive 40 cents per pound of shoes collected. The shoes will then be shipped to Haiti and other needy counties. The rescue is collecting gently used shoes for all ages and sizes. Any types of shoes are acceptable from flip flops, to high heels to athletic shoes. The shoes should not have any holes or loose soles.


The rescue’s goal is to collect 5,000 pounds of shoes or raise approximately $2,000.

Shoes may be dropped off at Joe Taylor Ford in Seneca; the SNYP Building on Tuesdays at 720 Atlantic Ave., Franklin; Dukerman’s porch at 1218 Elk St., Franklin; Venango County Notary, Titusville Bee-Man Direct; Corry-Erie County Notary; Clark’s Donuts and at the PPAR craft show on March 17.

Call (814) 671-9827 to arrange pick up.

Meanwhile, Yoda is available for adoption through Precious Paws.



The rescue is also hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Elks Lodge No. 344, 111 Sycamore St., Oil City. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children 1 year old and under may eat for free.


The event also includes a 50-50 drawing and raffle baskets. The dinner is raising money for foster dog Rosie’s surgery.

More information is available by calling (814) 671-9827.

Pretty poser

Tri-County Animal Rescue Center has pretty kitty Waverly available for adoption.

Waverly is a one and a half year old female.



“She was tearfully surrendered to the rescue due to a move that didn’t allow cats. She is current on vaccines, negative for leukemia and FIV, she is spayed,” the center said in a listing on its website.

More information about the center is available by contacting Tri-County Animal Rescue Center on Facebook, calling (814) 918-2032 or emailing

Save the dates

Bikers and Barks, Motorcycles and Meows

Bikers and Barks, Motorcycles and Meows will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Franklin VFW bingo hall, Ninth Street in Franklin.

The event includes vendors, 50/50 drawing, a basket raffle, a bake sale, a reverse raffle, tattoos and more. Food and drink will be available for purchased from the VFW kitchen.

Table rentals are available by calling (724) 290-2671.

Dog licenses, firearm permits available April 7 in Cooperstown

Venango County dog licenses and sportsman firearm permits will be issued from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 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.

Cat clinics

Regina Martin with Hog Heaven Rescue Farm in Cochranton posted that she had four spots open for the April 10 clinic.

The cost is $70 for exam, pain meds, spay/neuter, rabies, FVRCP, flea treatment and ear mite treatment if needed plus e collar. Additional services are available.

Call (814) 425-1850 to be put on the schedule.

Last month, Martin posted the dates of April 17 and 20 for other clinics.

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