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November 2015 News & Events from Centre County PAWS

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Trixie, available for adoption from PAWS

Centre County PAWS is celebrating Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month during November, along with shelters across the nation. We have a number of senior cats and dogs looking for homes but the reality is older animals have a tougher time getting adopted. We think older pets are great and want to highlight a few at PAWS:

Ali is a 10-year-old pit bull mix who loves to go for walks and play with toys, but is just as happy to lounge with his person and enjoy being a quiet companion. Ali would prefer to be the only dog in the home.

While 11 years may seem old for a cat, many felines live well into their late teens and even 20s. Trixie is 11 years young, and loves to hang with people and on soft beds. She enjoys being petted and loved.

Older pets are usually calmer, are less high maintenance in terms of attention or exercise, can be trained and are more focused than youngsters, and adopters often report that seniors are especially grateful for their new homes. While a senior pet may not live as long as a puppy or kitten, once adopted, their remaining years will be some of their happiest.

10th Annual Fur Ball Recap

Centre County PAWS Fur Ball

Thank you to everyone who supported the 10th Annual Fur Ball, from businesses and individuals that donated auction items to all the attendees! The event was a purr-fectly successful evening for PAWS, raising $38,000 to benefit our adoptable cats and dogs. Your support truly makes a difference in their lives.

Thank you to:

Dr. Fred Metzger and Mike Dilliard, the evening's talented, funny auctioneers

Universal Sponsors

By The Numbers, Designer's Denn Salon & Spa, Metzger Animal Hospital, and Stone Valley Pet Lodge

Gold Sponsors

Dr. Rick and Diane Carter, Centre Cycle Works, Kris Clark and Craig Weidemann, McQuaide Blasko, Nittany Paper Mills, Ritchie Veterinary Hospital, and Susquehanna Bank

Silver Sponsors

Anonymous, Centre Animal Hospital, Collegiate Pride, Friends of Glenn Thompson, Kissinger Bigatel & Brower, David L. Nevins, and Vantage Investment Advisors, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

All Pets Veterinary Clinic, Boalsburg Apothecary, Halfmoon Valley Animal Hospital, Restek, Rex Energy, S&T Bank, Sweetland Engineering, The UPS Store #5642, and Wienken Wealth Management

PAWS Bingo on November 13, 2015

PAWS Bingo

When: Friday, November 13, 2015

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Early Bird Bingo at 6:30 p.m.; Bingo at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg, PA 16827

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25.00 at the door.

Tickets may be purchased on our website, at the PAWS Adoption and Education Center, or at the door.

Tickets are nearly sold out so make sure to buy yours today!

PAWS Spay/Neuter Matching Gift Challenge

Spay/Neuter Matching Gift Campaign

Thanks to your gifts, we’ve raised $28,636.00 of our $30,000 goal. Once we meet this, Stone Valley Pet Lodge will match this with another $30,000.00! Together, we can do this! All funds raised are used to alter stray or feral cats in our community, in addition to family pets. We provide vouchers for reduced cost spay/neuter surgeries to those in need and we offer low cost spay/neuter clinics to help reduce pet overpopulation. Let’s get on the ball and donate!  We can bring this campaign to a close, thanks to your support!

October 2015 Adoptions

Beethoven, available for adoption from PAWS

During October 2015, 23 dogs and 34 cats were adopted! You can help increase our adoption numbers by coming to PAWS to meet our amazing adoptable cats and dogs and sharing our Facebook posts that feature our adoptables.

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Happy Endings!

Minnie and Marshall, adopted from PAWS

Minnie and Marshall

Seniors Minnie (left) and Marshall (right) came to PAWS together and, we're glad to say, were adopted together in October. They're looking forward to enjoying their golden years with a wonderful couple!

Eve, adopted from PAWS


At almost 14 years old, Eve was adopted at the end of October after spending 115 days at PAWS. An affectionate kitty who just loves to be petted, Eve makes sure you know she's a sweetheart with that special heart on her nose!

Sweetie, available for adoption from PAWS


During the holiday season, we try to get as many of our animals into foster and adoptive homes as possible.

Animal foster homes are a tremendous asset to our adoption program. Every animal in foster is one less with an uncertain future. They are in our care and that means they will find a forever, caring home.

Want to learn more about holiday fostering or adopting? Check out the links below!

NHS Student Services pose for a photo


The students from NHS School State College came to PAWS recently to take a tour and learn about job and volunteer opportunities in the animal shelter field. Students learned about how to care for animals, how the PAWS facility is run, and how animals are brought into PAWS, cared for, and eventually adopted into loving forever homes. And, they also brought us treats and items for our cats and dogs!

A big woof and purr salute to this group of great students!

Little Foot, available for adoption from PAWS

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Inca, available for adoption from PAWS


This month PAWS is in need of the following items:

Are you a regular shopper? If so, use our AmazonSmile link and Amazon will donate money to PAWS!

We also have our Wishlist that we regularly update with much needed items. Check it out!

About PAWS

Centre County PAWS is committed to finding forever homes for cats and dogs, educating citizens on responsible pet ownership, providing spay/neuter assistance, and ending pet overpopulation. We are a non-euthanasia, member supported, volunteer enabled organization dedicated to the Promotion of Animal Welfare and Safety.


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