Letter from the Executive Director

October 28, 2020

As I opened my computer to work on our PAWS For the Latest e-newsletter, my phone rang with an urgent request for help. Another great local organization,

Gino Bath Gino nap
Hal O Ween Orange DMH

Out of the Cold, was in need of help with a dog. Little Gino was sadly left alone after his owner unexpectedly died. Within the hour, Gino was safe, warm, clean, and resting comfortably at PAWS. As Gino settled in for a much needed nap, our next emergency intake arrived.

Hal O’ Ween was no longer wanted for breeding and was abandoned at a local kennel.

Soon after, 6 cats from our friends at Huntingdon County Humane Society got settled into one of our cat rooms.  

This is the reality of the day-to-day operations at Centre County PAWS, though October has been a particularly busy month for us here at PAWS. This month, PAWS opened our doors to 101 homeless cats and 30 homeless dogs. Of these, 113 were not spayed or neutered, but will be before their ultimate adoption. Most needed some level of medical care beyond the basics of vaccines, microchips, and flea treatment. For example, many kittens came to us battling intestinal parasites and upper respiratory infections. Many of the senior dogs and cats will need urgent dental work. 

We never know what situation or animal will need us from one moment to the next. Your support is vital to funding our mission and helping dogs and cats like those you see here. At the time of this post, our Matching Gift Campaign is just $2,433 away from meeting our $30,000 goal. Please consider making a gift today to help us reach our goal!


All the best,

Lisa Bahr

Executive Director