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January 2016 News & Events from Centre County PAWS

Hello <<First Name>>!

Seal with volunteer Joseph

We hope you had a great holiday season. Now that PAWS has re-opened to the public, our cats and dogs are returning from their holiday fosters and hoping that 2016 is their year to find a forever home. Our senior cat Adrian (pictured) has already lucked out and found his new home! His holiday foster family looked past the fact that he is nearly 17 years old and instead saw how much of a sweetheart he is and decided to make his stay permanent.

Thank you to everyone who adopted in 2015! You are the reason 584 cats and 352 dogs found homes. Your support of our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) resulted in more than 1,862 community animals being altered through our low-cost vouchers and spay/neuter clinics. Your gifts also helped us provide urgent medical care and surgical procedures to several sick dogs and cats. With your help, we are able to provide food, shelter, comfort and care to animals who come to us through no fault of their own.

If you’ve been thinking about adopting a cat or dog, please make 2016 your year to welcome a pet to your home!

Happy "Cat" Yoga

Happy "Cat" Yoga

Our good friend/volunteer Laura Van Velsor will purr in the New Year by hosting Yoga with adoptable cats at Centre County PAWS!

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Where: PAWS Basement, 1401 Trout Rd., State College, PA 16801

Cost: $15 suggested donation with all proceeds benefitng PAWS

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing

All levels welcome but please bring your own yoga mat.

PAWS Comedy Club

8th Annual PAWS Comedy Club

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Where: Celebration Hall, 228 Commercial Blvd., State College, PA 16801

First Show & Reception:
Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.
Comedians Begin at 7:00 p.m.
$70 per ticket | Table of 10 for $700
Includes a cash bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a carving station.

Second Show:
Doors Open at 9:00 p.m
Comedians Begin at 9:30 p.m.
$20 per ticket | Table of 10 for $200
Includes a cash bar and snacks

Visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Presented by New Pig.

Happy Endings!

Below are some photos and stories our adopters have sent us. You can see more Happy Endings in our photo albums: 2015   |   2014   |  2013

Mitts, adopted from PAWS


An update on Mitts (formerly Butter Pecan), who was adopted in June 2013:

"Our "little" Mitts soaking up some late fall sunshine. [When first adopted], he was afraid of being held close to human faces at the time, displaying an overtly averse reaction when we tried to snuggle him under the chin, and we were told he was passed over for being "antisocial." With some patience on our part, he turned that corner and is the snuggliest boy. He has the sweetest disposition and is my little shadow. He's 12lbs now, but compared to our large breed cat at 16lbs, we call him our Sweet Little Dude. So glad we trusted our instincts and welcomed this "little" guy into our home!"

Mack, adopted from PAWS


An update on Mack, who we adopted from PAWS in May 2014:

"Sometimes I look at Mack and wonder where he's been and what he's seen...before we adopted him. Sometimes I picture him sleeping outside while he was living as a stray. I try not to think about the abuse he suffered because I get too upset and angry. But then I look at him sleeping in comfort and living the high life, and all my anxiety vanishes. My wife took these pictures while Mack was sleeping in his soft bed covered by soft blankets. This is the life Mack deserves, and he continues to thrive after 20 months since we adopted him. He is such a sweetheart. Thank you so much, PAWS, for entrusting us with Mack, and for taking such good care of him while he waited for his forever home."

Volunteer dog walkers needed at PAWS


It's not RUFF to get fit at PAWS!

Make a resolution in January to get outside, walk more and help PAWS' dogs at the same time! We're looking for local, dedicated volunteers who are willing to come to PAWS at least twice a month for all of 2016 to help with dog care and to walk our dogs. Both you and our dogs will feel GREAT after a walk at PAWS!

Space has been reserved for you in January (1/24) and in February (2/14)! Please specify in the email that you're part of the "New Year's Resolution Dog Care Volunteer Training" for a special class.

Visit our website for more information and then follow all "Steps to Request Registration for Dog Care Volunteer Training." Don't forget to mention that you're part of the New Year's Resolution group. Our dogs are looking forward to helping you get more fit in 2016!

PAWSome kids Ben and Ryan F. visiting PAWS


Ben and Ryan F. visited PAWS before the holidays and donated their allowances to help our animals! They then enjoyed a tour of the Adoption Center.

Brownies troop visiting PAWS

Members of Brownie Troop #40215 came to PAWS before the holiday break for a tour and to drop off some much-welcomed donations for our animals.

Jack January, available for adoption from PAWS

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Harvey, available for adoption from PAWS


PAWS always has needs for miscellaneous supplies like specialty foods, bleach, laundry detergent and dishwasher supplies to keep the shelter running. If you would like to help us with these needs, gift cards are always appreciated and it allows us to buy the right kind of supplies for our equipment! You can purchase online and have them mailed directly to us. We can always use Walmart and cards:

Ship to:
Centre County PAWS
1401 Trout Rd
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-8722

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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