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May 2016 News & Events from Centre County PAWS

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Attendees at Yappy Hour during Centre Gives

You helped Centre County PAWS have the best Centre Gives to date! 403 wonderful donors raised $42,005.00 during the online giving campaign. Your support also helped PAWS win the following prizes:

  • $1,000 Happy Hour prize
  • $1,000 2nd place finish prize
  • Two - $250.00 random prizes
  • Total without match: $44,505.00!

Despite the challenges faced during this year’s campaign, you came through for us. We are so grateful that you clearly recognize PAWS as a tremendous non-profit to support.  Funds raised during Centre Gives will provide medical care for our cats and dogs. Thank you.

Board of Directors ElectionsSophie, available for adoption from PAWS

Elections for the PAWS Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 6:30 pm in the basement of the PAWS Center (1401 Trout Road, State College). We encourage all current PAWS members to come and vote.

Directors are elected for two-year terms. Some directors stand for election in even-numbered years and some in odd-numbered years. There are five candidates for five positions on the Board this year:

  • Dave Abler. Current Board member, PAWS President, and IT Committee member.
  • Bill First. Current Board member and co-chair, Facilities Planning Committee.
  • Jim Hermann. Current Board member and Dog Team member.
  • Chris Kunes. Current Board member and co-chair, Facilities/Maintenance Committee.
  • Yvonne Riley. Current Board member, PAWS Vice President, and Cat Team co-coordinator.

Please contact us if you're not sure whether your PAWS membership is up-to-date, or if you're not a member and you would like to join. Voting must be done in person at the May 24 meeting. There is no advance voting, online voting, or proxy voting.

For future elections, if you think you might be interested in serving on the PAWS Board, please contact Dr. Joan Ritchie, chair of the PAWS Nominating Committee, at

PAWS PRINTS: PAW Prints 2015 Year in Review
2015 Year in Review

Last year was yet another record-making year for PAWS. Take a look back at the not-too-distant past and see the wonderful things you made happen for the cats and dogs in our community in 2015.

The PAW Prints 2015 Year in Review is now available!

Save the Dates:
Upcoming PAWS Events

Bentley, available for adoption at PAWS.

PAWS has several PAWsome events scheduled throughout the rest of the year. Be sure to mark these dates down in your calendar so you can join the fun!

2016 Alumni Reunion
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Centre County PAWS

11th Annual Fur Ball
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Centre Hills Country Club

PAWS Bingo
Friday, November 18, 2016
Mountain View Country Club

Holiday Pet Photos
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Centre County PAWS

Kittens at PAWS

Kitten Foster Families

Kitten foster homes needed! PAWS already has 12 litters of kittens and we know more will arrive soon. As kitten season begins, we are hoping to find more willing volunteers to foster kittens and mom cats with newborns until they can be adopted.

Potential fosters need to be able to provide a clean and safe environment for the kittens, and have time to see to their daily care needs. PAWS takes care of all supplies and medical and care-related costs.

Please visit our website to learn more about how to become a PAWS' foster family.

Kittens at PAWS

Volunteer Links

PAWSome Kid, Lena


Our animals give a woof and purr salute to Lena A. She recently collected all kinds of donations for PAWS for her birthday! Thank you, Lena!

PAWSome Kid, Ian

Ian B just turned 8 years old and he also brought in donations for our animals. Thank you Ian!

The Fitzgerald children raised $670 for PAWS

Thanks to the Fitzgerald siblings for supporting shelter animals. They’ve raised funds for Centre Wildlife Care, Pets Come First, and just held a bake sale to benefit PAWS. They raised $670 for our cats and dogs!

Maximus, available for adoption from PAWS

Follow Us!

Check us out on social media to get all the latest news, photos, happy ending stories from our PAWS alumni, and more!


Quick Links

Professor Cat Face, 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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