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October 2015 News & Events from Centre County PAWS

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Kat Kat, adopted from PAWS

When Kat Kat arrived at PAWS this summer he had only known life as a primarily outdoor pet. He was picked on relentlessly by a neighbor cat. He came to PAWS with swollen eyes, oozing sores, and fresh lacerations. Despite his injuries, it was obvious that Kat Kat loved people. He often would meow tales of his life outdoors to anyone who would listen. And after two weeks of isolation and medication, Kat Kat started to look like the handsome man he always knew he could be. Then, in September, one family looked past the scars, fell in love, and adopted Kat Kat.

One month later, Kat Kat is enjoying the indoor life with his forever family. "Kat Kat is doing great! He is such a sweetheart! He got used to the apartment very quickly! He loves to play on his cat bookshelf and to hide in cupboards, but he is also loves to cuddle! We are so happy we could be his family." And the closest Kat Kat gets to the outdoors these days is a view from the window sill. Which, according to his family, is all he wants.

Kat Kat is just one of the 439 cats and 237 dogs that PAWS has been able to rescue and place into loving forever homes this year. This would not be possible without your generous support. If you are looking for your new best friend, look no further than our adoptable cats or adoptable dogs.

10th Annual Fur Ball

Centre County PAWS Fur Ball

How does an overnight stay for two at a luxurious River Suite on the Little Juniata River sound? With dinner, breakfast, lunch and a full day of fly fishing included? Would you like to bid on a signature piece of jewelry? Are you interested in a Penn State Sports package, including football and wrestling tickets? Does having a private chef cook dinner for eight in your home sound appealing? If so, then you need to sign up for the 10th Annual Fur Ball!

The event will be held on Saturday, October 24 at Centre Hills Country Club in State College, PA. Tickets are $125 per person and include an open bar and reception from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., followed by a delicious dinner. Our live auction includes lunch with PSU Football Coach James Franklin; a Haywagon Ride for 15; a sailing trip for four around Buzzards Bay, MA; a weekend in New York City; a three-night stay on Seneca Lake; a Persian dinner for six; and more! Plus there is an amazing array of silent auction items too! Best of all? You’re providing the funds necessary to care for our cats and dogs. Tickets are available online!

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time: Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m.; Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Centre Hills Country Club, 153 Country Club Rd, State College, PA 16801  

Cost: $125 per person

Centre County PAWS Spay and Neuter Challenge

Spay/Neuter Matching Gift Campaign

We’re getting closer! Thanks to your gifts, our spay/neuter matching campaign has raised more than $21,000.00. Once we raise $30,000.00, Stone Valley Pet Lodge will match that! Thanks to our reduced low-cost voucher program, Maria of Centre Hall was able to spay a neighborhood cat who had a few litters of kittens. A couple who had kittens dumped on their property used our vouchers to alter them. Spaying and neutering is the only way to manage the problem of pet overpopulation. Thank you to the following groups who held fundraisers for us and donated to this match: Happy Dog Yoga, State College Area Rollers, Left Right Repeat, Tame Your Mane, Pars for PAWS and Chronic Town. We can help our community with your support!

PAWS Bingo on November 13, 2015

Save the Date:
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.

National Feral Cat Day Event at PAWS

National Feral Cat Day
Open House at PAWS

Friday, October 16 is National Feral Cat Day! To celebrate, PAWS will be hosting an open house all day for members of the public to drop in to learn more about our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. We hope to see you there!

When: Friday, October 16, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Centre County PAWS Adoption Center, 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801

September 2015 Adoptions

Beethoven, available for adoption from PAWS

During September 2015, 27 dogs and 55 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!

Phoebe, available for adoption from PAWS


Phoebe is now the queen of Centre Hall Pet Supply! She was there as a foster cat, but is now a resident cat after being adopted! Her new mom says, "I swear that Phoebe knew when I signed the papers! For the first time in 11 months, she decided that she should be a lap cat! So, she joins me on the chair when I do paperwork."

Rodney, adopted from PAWS


"Rodney is now back to being called Hot Rod. He's doing great. He wears a bowtie almost all the time. He loves car rides and has traveled a lot this summer. He went to Virginia and went swimming in a lake, but did not like it and stayed on the dock more than jumping in. He went to Cape Cod and loved the beach, though he wants the sun more than the shade."

Demeter, available for adoption from PAWS


We are looking for a Handy Volunteer who can help around the shelter with some basic repair work on an on-call as-needed basis. We're always in need of someone who knows how to fix minor plumbing issues, perform utilities repairs, and help with basic mechanical upkeep throughout the building.  If you're interested, please email our Director of Operations at:


We also are in search of additional Front Desk Volunteers!  At the front line of the Adoption Center,  the duties of a front desk volunteer include: welcoming all volunteers and visitors to PAWS warmly, answering questions and directing visitors appropriately; answering phones and provide accurate information to callers; accepting donations from visitors, give receipts for in kind donations, and thank donors on behalf of PAWS; and helping with administrative PAWS projects as needed. If you are interested in becoming a front desk volunteer, please visit our website to find out how to become a PAWS volunteer.

PAWSome Kid, Robin S.


The PAWS website has a brand new Children section, thanks to one local Girl Scout! Robin S. worked on the web project over the past year to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. The new Children section provides information for young people about how they can get involved at PAWS, complete a scouting project, and also provides a forum for kids to submit their favorite pet photos, and ask questions. A big woof and purr salute goes to Robin for a job well done!

PAWSome kid, Asher G.

A big thank you and happy birthday goes out to Asher G. who brought us donations that he collected for his birthday instead of presents.

Ali, available for adoption from PAWS

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Margarita, available for adoption from PAWS


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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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