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The Shelter Scoop
March 2017 Volunteer Newsletter from Centre County PAWS

Hello <<First Name>>!

Thank you to all of you who came out to PAWS despite the bad weather this week.  We really appreciate all the work you do for the animals on sunny and snowy days!  Thank you also to all of the people who stepped up to foster for a couple of days during the storm.  We couldn't do what we do without you!

Since we've had such a warm winter until recently, we're expecting to get calls about kittens soon.  Orphaned kittens are especially vulnerable as they are found without a parent and need more care than older kittens or kittens with their mothers.  Last year we took in 37 orphans.  To get more information on orphaned kittens check out our website:

We have a lot of great events coming up in the next few weeks.  Check your calendars and see if you can make it.

I hope you enjoy this month's Volunteer Newsletter!

Volunteer of the Month!

This Month's Volunteer of the Month is Shelby Barnes, a dog foster and  volunteer.  Congratulations Shelby!  Check out the blog to learn more about Shelby here:

The Volunteer of the Month gets a blog feature on our website and their very own parking space!  The Volunteer of the Month can be anyone who logged hours during the previous month or a Volunteer who has logged more than 4,000 hours.  The volunteer will be contacted via email.  If a youth volunteer wins, their parent or guardian will be able to use the parking space.  Make sure to log your hours!


Mark Your Calendars:     

PAWS Night Out at The Field

Join PAWS for an evening of good food, while helping cats and dogs in need!

10% of all proceeds from the event will benefit PAWS. As a thank you, all guests will be entered to win a gift card from The Field! 
Monday, March 20, 2017
5:00–10:00 p.m.
The Field Burger & Tap
1 Country Club Lane
State College, PA 16803

Grab your PAWS friends and meet out at the Field!  Don't want to dine alone?  Email me ( to get a group together.

Wrestlemania at PAWS

Come join us in the PAWS basement for Wrestlemania 33 on April 2nd at 5:30pm. The greatest night in Sports Entertainment will see champions rise, rivalries explode, and legends born! Will Randy Orton's plot to destroy the source of Bray Wyatt's powers grant him the edge he needs to win the WWE Championship? Will John Cena and Nikki Bella successfully defend their honor from the Miz and Maryse? What hilarious unicorn antics will hosts The New Day unleash upon unsuspecting superstars? Find out April 2nd at PAWS!  Email Catherine ( if you're interested in coming.

Spring Bingo

Join us for a fun evening of PAWS Bingo!
When: Friday, April 7, 2017
Where: Mt. View Country Club
PRIZES: Vera Bradley, cash prizes, and more!
20 Games of Bingo are included with admission. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, but as we've sold out the past two years, don't put it off!  Two Early Bird Games and 5 Special Bingo Games will be available for purchase at the event.  Also, this is Josh-the-Bingo-Guy's final Bingo with us and he hope to see you all there.
Doors open at 5:30 pm, with early birds at 6:30 pm. Regular Bingo begins at 7:00 pm.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Interested in working part-time at PAWS?

Our Shelter Supervisor, Catherine, will be leaving in May.  Check out the job posting here:  If you're interested in the position, or know someone who is, make sure to share the posting!

Educational Classes

We'll be doing recurring costumer interaction training for dealing with potentially difficult visitors, a regularly recurring "how to" for cat and dog medication, and a regularly recurring dog body-language course. Here are a couple that are coming up.  

Medicating Cats and Dogs

Come in and learn more about how to medicate the cats, with a little information on the dogs as well.  This class will be lead by our wonderful Cat Medical Coordinator, Sara Becker.  

Presentation is March 21st and begins at 5:30 PM.  Email me ( if you're interested in coming.

Common Illnesses in Shelter Animals

Come and learn about common animal diseases.  Class led by Maureen Casey.  

Presentation has been moved to March 28th and begins at 5:30 PM.  Email me ( if you're interested in coming.

We met our new best friend in February!

38 cats were successfully adopted in February, bringing the year total to 80 placements
29 dogs were successfully adopted in Februarybringing the year total to 52 placements

Adoption Follow Ups!

Bailey is doing very well and settling in with us.  She has been healthy and we have really no problems.  We had to work on crate training and she is enjoying her crate more and more.  We try to introduce her to new people and new situations as she feels comfortable.  Our family is currently enrolled in a puppy training class and we are really enjoying it.  She is catching on to new skills every class.  We love how smart she is!  Bailey's favorite activities are going for walks, fetching, chewing on bones and napping under soft blankets.  We are so happy that Bailey has joined our family.
Minnie is the sweetest nicest dog,  very loyal.  She loves playing with the other dogs.  She even loves the cat and bird.  She is perfect.
Sapphire is doing really, really well. We went to the vet last Saturday and they say she's very healthy. She is such a funny kitty.  She sleeps with us and if not in the bed, she stays in the room on her towel with a fluffy mat underneath it. She gets along very well with the dogs. She likes Sadie (our smaller dog) a bit more than Sophie (our bigger dog) but she doesn't run away from them at all. She's a sweet and beautiful and mischievous kitty cat and I'm so grateful to have her in our family.
Our sweet boy is doing great - we've renamed him Mr. Pickles and he's a delight. He is adjusting very well to his new home - growing bolder and more talkative every day. He definitely loves people and I think he's quickly learning we are his family. I can't go anywhere without my little grey shadow and he always does his best to lie either as close to one of us as possible or where he can see both myself and my partner at the same time. He's even learning to play though he mostly just wants to be petted or sleep. We took him to the vet and we're transitioning him to a high protein/low carb diet to help him lose a couple of pounds. She also thought that the damage to his eye was from a healed injury and was actually pretty minimal. She says he likely has more vision than we thought and there's no sign of infection. Otherwise he seems to be in good shape. We're definitely enamored with the little guy and we think he's pretty happy in his new home. 
Love following up on our furry friends?  Lots of our adopters check back in and while we can't post them all here, we post them on our Facebook.  Check out the Happy Endings photo album on Facebook here: ( 

Happy March Birthday!

  • Pam Wagner
  • Alexis Dershem
  • Angela Debiase
  • Jacqulyn Fenton
  • Amy Mauk
  • Colin Nickell
  • Alexandra Moore
  • Jordan Hicks
  • Linda Grosshans
  • Phyllis May
  • Amy Farkas
  • Lynda Bennett
  • Kathleen Krist
  • Robert Baillie
  • Fawn Patchell
  • John Duncan
  • Cindy Keith
  • Ava Sigman
  • Emily Lynch
  • Crystal Bluto
  • Denise Rhoads
  • Marissa Saladin
  • Joanna Haushalter
  • Katie Brigger
  • Christine Boughton
  • Yalan Yu
  • Zachary Lehmann
  • Hojae Chung
  • Sharmaine Miller
  • Daniel Yoo
  • Kristina Rolph
  • Andrea Carlson
  • Margaret Sheridan
  • Kris Williams
  • Brad Knode
  • Jancoba Dorley
  • Kyra Muramoto
  • Jessica McElwee
  • Sam Schleicher
  • Lauren Plath
  • KeriAnn Rubin
  • Melissa Walters
  • Tifani Mikropoulos
  • Candace Price
  • Beverly Harader
  • Becky Wittrig
  • Susan Harmon
  • Dellane Thomas
  • Brittany Lawrence
  • Daniel Schussheim
  • Hannah Gray
  • Michael Rodruck
  • Xiaoyang Wu
  • Christine Trout
  • Michael Satzler
  • Kaitlin Janne
  • Anne Gamble
  • Azita Ranjbar
  • Alexandra Wright
  • Caitlyn Rhoads
  • Michele Aukerman
  • Sandra Cecco
  • Heather Janssen
  • Alexandra Oropesa

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