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April 2021 News & Events From Centre County PAWS

A Note From Our Executive Director

I am so pleased to share that our Virtual Pajama Party was an incredible success! We set out to raise $20,000 and not only did we meet our goal, but thanks to your generous support, we were able to surpass that goal by almost $10,000! We are absolutely blown away by the kindness and magnanimity of our sponsors, donors and supporters.

Our events are not only fun; they serve an essential purpose as well. With these funds we are able to continue to offer a safe, comfortable environment for hundreds of cats and dogs in need. Our volunteers and staff are so grateful to you, the community that has supported, stood by us, and cheered us on this past year. The generosity of our supporters has lifted our spirits and helped us persevere through the challenges COVID-19 threw our way. 

Thank you sincerely for your continued support.
With Gratitude,
Lisa Bahr
Executive Director  

Upcoming Events


Are you interested in fostering young, nursing, and/or orphaned kittens? We would love your help to save more lives this kitten season than ever before. Join our upcoming Kitten Foster Class on Wednesday, April 7 at 5 p.m. Email to register and receive the Zoom information.

VET Fund Matching Campaign

Dr. Fred Metzger is generously matching donations up to $100,000 through April 15 for our brand new Dr. John Thomas Veterinary Emergency Treatment (VET) Fund. Learn more about this exciting new community support fund.  

Board Member Elections

Board elections will take place virtually on Saturday, May 29. All members are welcome and encouraged to participate. To learn more about this year's nominees, visit our website.

Save The Date!

Save the date for the 10th annual Centre Gives online giving event on May 11th and 12th! This year, PAWS is planning an interactive, fun, and informative experience for our supporters! Make sure to tune into our social media pages for entertaining videos, interactive live streams, and heartwarming stories from the animals, staff and volunteers at Centre County PAWS. We are excited to bring the shelter to you, virtually of course!

Employee and Volunteer Spotlights

This month we are spotlighting Taylor Douglas, one of our hard working Kennel Assistants

Lauren Lewis is our Volunteer of the Month. You can read more about her volunteer duties at PAWS and her love for helping shy cats come out of their shell.

Help From Home

Current Needs List - You can help from home by shopping from our list of most needed and essential items from our Amazon Wishlist, like canned cat food, bird seed, bleach, and paper towels. If you have not yet selected a charity through Amazon Smile, please select Centre County PAWS! We are also happy to share that we now have a Chewy Wishlist!

Happy Tails

You can see more Happy Tails in our photo albums: 201920182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014
Tammy the puppy hasn’t officially been adopted yet, but soon will be after her spay. We think it’s safe to say she’s not going anywhere and has found her perfect family.
The cat of many names, Big Boy aka Chocolate Chunk aka Stinks, has found his forever home. This handsome guy (right) is 17 years old and living it up with his new Dad and feline companion, Josie, another recent PAWS alum. 
Oscar was adopted in October of last year and checked in to say hello. Isn’t he handsome? He’s so happy in his wonderful home.

About PAWS

Centre County PAWS was established in 1980. For over 40 years our Mission has been to Promote Animal Welfare and Safety with compassion through adoption, sheltering, education, and community assistance. PAWS is leading the way in building a compassionate Centre Region where animals thrive. We enthusiastically embody our four core values, which are compassion, generosity, open communication, and responsible practices.
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