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September 2016 News & Events from Centre County PAWS

Happy Autumn, <<First Name>>!

Now that Autumn is here, we are looking ahead to our upcoming Fall events. Save the dates and join us! All proceeds from our events benefit cats and dogs in need.
11th Annual Fur Ball

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

Presented by our Best in Show sponsor, Metzger Animal Hospital

The Fur Ball is Centre County PAWS most important fundraiser of the year. Join us for a cocktail reception and open bar (from 6–7 p.m.), a sumptuous dinner, silent auction, and live auction.

For more information and tickets, please visit Or, please feel free to contact a member of our Fur Ball Committee: Sally Baker, Chrissy Castles, Kris Clark, Susanne Marder, Mary McLaughlin, Ginny Newman, Lynda Powell, Connie Rogers, Rhonda Seaton, Sue Wilson, and Monica Wright.

PAWS BingoSave the Date for PAWS Bingo

Friday, November 18
Mountain View Country Club
Vera Bradley, Pandora Jewelry, and CASH PRIZES!

20 Games of Bingo are included with admission! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 2 Early Bird Games and 5 Special Bingo Games will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are available for purchase online now and will be available for purchase at PAWS soon.
Matching Gift Challenge

Matching Gift
Campaign Update

Your generosity is amazing! Thanks to you, we only need to raise about $4,000 to meet our $30,000 goal. Once we reach it, Stone Valley Pet Lodge will match that with another $30,000. Cats and dogs come to us through no fault of their own. Because you donate, PAWS can give them the best care possible until they are adopted. You can make your gift today and double your impact!

Gryffindor, a Hogwarts Houses litter kitten

Kitten Days of Summer Wrap Up

Because you adopted, our Kitten Days of Summer promotion was a great success! 74 kittens were adopted in July and 53 found forever homes in August. Thank you to the very generous donor who made this promotion possible. PAWS still has many kittens who are waiting to meet their new best friend. Check them out on our website and then stop by PAWS to see them!

Welcome BB&T, our new Universal Sponsor

BB&T Bank just joined PAWS as a new Universal Sponsor! Universal Sponsors are businesses or individuals who provide support to ALL of our special events. BB&T joins By The Numbers; Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa; Metzger Animal Hospital; and Stone Valley Pet Lodge as Universal Sponsors.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Universal Sponsor, please email Christine Faust at

Happy Endings!

Below are some photos and stories our adopters have sent us. You can see more Happy Endings in our photo albums: 2016   |   2015   |   2014   |  2013

Slick, adopted from PAWS

Ralph (Doc Koda)

"Thank you all for everything you do for wonderful animals like Ralph here! He's the perfect addition to our family, fits right in, and is so loving. We can't imagine our lives without him."

Bowie, adopted from PAWS

Agatha (Katie Did)

"Katie Did goes by Agatha now (because like Agatha Christie, everything is a mystery to her), and she has obviously made herself very comfortable in our house. She got over her shyness in a matter of minutes and turned into a rambunctious and cuddly kitten who loves spending time in our laps. Thank you PAWS for taking care of her and letting us bring her home!"

Maximus at PAWS


We are currently looking for a volunteer to join our publicity committee to help with preparing this monthly newsletter! The perfect person will be familiar with using MailChimp and know how to write and edit content. Additional familiarity with HTML and website content management systems would be a bonus but not necessary.

Please contact if you are interested in learning more!

Volunteer Links

PAWSome Kids Brooke and Macie

Welcome back students!

Welcome back students! If you miss your family pet, please think about about giving our cats and dogs some love.

We always have a need for more dog volunteers, especially for our morning dog walking shifts. It’s a great way to get exercise and make new friends - both canine and human. Click here to learn more about dog care training.

You’ll feel the love for sure when you volunteer for a cat shift, especially at feeding time! They love their food and attention - and we’d love to have more cat volunteers. Click here to learn more about joining our cat volunteer team.

Rosa, 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

Bubba, available for adoption from PAWS


This month PAWS is in need of the following items:

  • Paper towels
  • HE laundry detergent

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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