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‘Every animal has a home out there’

Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin shared the background of two feline Seniors for Seniors placements.

Izzy and Blossom were placed late last year and earlier this year at the Sugar Valley Lodge facility in Polk.

“Izzy actually was a stray cat that we took in who was very affectionate and was just obviously well suited for life at the care centers,” Theresa Weldon said.

Weldon said Blossom came from a hoarding case.

“She was adopted and then returned to us because of family issues out of her control,” Weldon said.

Precious Paws has placed a total of four cats in two facilities and would love to place more.



“I currently have Smudge, the world’s friendliest cat, who was from an Oil City abuse case.  But, like most animals, he harbors nothing but love towards humans,” Weldon said.

Smudge loves sleeping in boxes, probably from his days of being an outdoor kitty left to fend for himself, according to a Petfinder listing.

Smudge is missing toes on his back leg.

“Since we’ve had him, Smudge has doubled his body weight. He is very mellow, affectionate and really loves people, which is amazing in of itself considering his life before PPAR,” the Petfinder listing said.

Weldon also provided more details about the PPAR’s Seniors for Seniors program.

The program was started as a means of doing two things: No. 1 finding good long-term homes for older adult animals that have the right personality to live in a group environment and No. 2 providing companionship and emotional support that only an animal can provide to residents who may have had to lose their own animals when relocating to the facility, Weldon said.

PPAR provides the facilities with a fully vetted adult cat.

“We pay for the initial vetting and all subsequent medical care for the life of the pet.  The residence pays for cat litter and food and provides care for the cat,” Weldon said. “We are also willing to offer cats with a waived adoption fee to elderly people who want a companion but are on a limited budget.”

“Every animal has a home out there. Sometimes we just have to be creative in finding it,” she added.



Meanwhile, Precious Paws has Simon up for adoption.

He is described as a very affectionate and talkative 2-year-old male.

The rescue is looking for items for an upcoming sale planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5, at the SNYP building.

It is also accepting vendor applications for its fall craft show, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department. The show raises money for the Oscar Fund and the Low Cost SNYP Clinic. There will be many vendors, a low cost rabies/microchip clinic, a professional photographer and various raffle baskets.

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.

Stop, I wanna get off this ride

Clarion PAWS in Shippenville has Cherokee, who had a wild ride.



“Cherokee came to the PAWS house after being found in a car engine. She luckily was unharmed but she got to go on an adventure by riding in an engine for five miles,” the rescue posted on its Facebook page.

“You would never know as this little lady is one of the sweetest kittens we have. She wants nothing more than to curl up close to your neck. Well, when she isn’t playing with her roommate’s that is,” the post continued.

The rescue also posted about kittens named after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and they are quite the crew.



“Donatello is the bigger of the brown tabby TMNT kittens. He is the leader of the pack as he runs the show and encourages their running around and playing with all the toys,” the shelter said.



“Raphael is the most timid of the TMNT litter. He is getting better around our volunteers though. He may not have his brother’s long hair but he is just as handsome,” the rescue said.



“Michelangelo is one of our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles litter. He is extremely friendly and for being so small has a giant purr machine. He and his brothers will steal your heart the instant you meet them,” 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 online at, the group’s Facebook page or by calling (814) 229-1231.

Sweet surrender

Tri-County Animal Rescue in Shippenville has canine Abby, kitty Ferris and many kittens available for adoption.



Abby is a sweet, 9-year-old female Schnauzer mix that was surrendered to the rescue when owners were unable to provide appropriate care for her, according to a Petfinder listing.


Ferris Mewler

Ferris is an 8-week-old male kitten. He has medium/long length hair that is a beautiful buff color. He is current on vaccines and negative for leukemia and FIV.


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

Look out! Here comes trouble.

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



He was apparently so busy that it was hard to get him to stay still long enough for a clear photo.

Trouble, a Domestic Short Hair, is a 2-month-old neutered male. His black coat has a tuft of white on his neck.

“Trouble is friendly and loves to play and explore. Except when he’s napping, he’s usually in motion. Though he might not obey you, he’ll always amaze you. This cat will put a smile on your face the moment you adopt him,” a Petfinder listing said.

The shelters hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through August.

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.

Look before you mow

Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville posted a reminder to check the yard before starting the mower.

“This is the time of year we get lots of lawn mower accidents. With a lot of rain sometimes the grass gets too long and these youngsters are hiding,” the center said in a Facebook post.


“This cottontail just emerging from its nest lost an entire leg to a mower. It was in shock upon arrival,” the post continued. “We’ve removed the last of the bone fragments and is on pain meds and antibiotics. We’ll watch for balance and mobility issues, but we’ve released three legged ones before and they’re just as fast,” the center said.

The center said to try to keep lawns short or do a walk around before mowing long grasses.

“It will help keep this from happening,” the center said.

People may donate to the injured rabbits care and other wildlife recovering at the center by visiting the center’s website,

Fore fun


Safehaven Small Breed Rescue in Tionesta has a golf scramble planned.

The four-person scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, at Oakland Beach Golf Club. The cost is $70 per person paid if by the deadline of July 30. Registration time is 1 p.m. with a tee time of 2:30 p.m. There will be prizes, a 50/50 drawing and more.

More details are available on the rescue’s Facebook page.

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.