2018 year in review
DEAR FRIENDS OF PAWS, Each year, Iâ€™m grateful that our community comes together to save lives and provide for homeless cats and dogs at Centre County PAWS. You gave our animals a chance to find love, companionship, and happiness when they found their forever home. Because you adopted, fostered, volunteered, and/or donated, hereâ€™s how you helped PAWS in 2018: 393 dogs and 476 cats were adopted 180 orphan kittens and 82 puppies were saved 1,720 cats and dogs were spayed or neutered, helping to control animal overpopulation You make the work we do possible, and I am thankful every day that our community comes together to save the lives of cats and dogs in need. Thank you for helping us create happy tails in Happy Valley!
Dave Abler Centre County PAWS President
OUR MISSION 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. GRAPHIC DESIGN: FRONT COVER: BACK COVER:
Heather Mannion, heathermannion.com Trina Bauer, trinabauerphotography.com Corie Romero, myblueskyphotography.com
The core of PAWS’ energy and continuing success lies in our focus on three areas: putting animal welfare first, valuing our staff and volunteers, and supporting the principle of non-euthanasia. Through our adoption services, Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), education and outreach program, and emergency medical assistance for strays, we offer a full range of support services to make a difference in the lives of cats and dogs in central Pennsylvania.
ADOPTIONS You opened your hearts and homes and helped PAWS provide happy endings for more than 800 cats and dogs in 2018. Some of these animals lost their owners due to illness, economic challenges or death. Many were found as strays or abandoned. All found a safe, comfortable place to stay at PAWS. Because you adopted, you changed an animal’s world
CATS & DOGS ADOPTED
and found a new best friend. How much better can that be? We are especially grateful for those who gave homes to the shy, senior, and special needs animals. We can’t thank you enough for adopting a shelter animal!
After spending 1,752 days at PAWS, Captain ‘Merica found his forever home with his favorite person— his dedicated Pet Partner. We couldn’t ask for a happier tail!
CAPTAIN ‘MERICA OLIVER
Oliver, a stray, was so matted when he arrived at PAWS, he needed to be shaved. His endearing personality helped him quickly find a forever home. You can follow his adventures on Instagram at nakedoliver.
During Gigiâ€™s 19 months at PAWS, our volunteers helped her lose weight via diet and creative exercise games. She stole the heart of one of our staff members and found her home in June 2018.
GIGI BALLPARK FRANK
Frank is a big hound dog thatâ€™s excited about life! His exuberance made him tricky to walk, but with lots of training and love from his Pet Partners, he was adopted in November 2018 after 427 days at PAWS.
VOLUNTEERS PAWS could not help the cats and dogs we take in each year without our community of volunteers. It takes hundreds of volunteersâ€”giving thousands of hours of their timeâ€”to provide animal care, facilitate adoptions, organize training, coordinate events, and the many other tasks needed to run our shelter. With a small paid staff, our volunteers are truly the heart and soul of PAWS. In 2018, PAWS volunteers clocked 46,674 hours! If we paid those volunteers minimum wage ($7.25/hr) the value of time donated would be $338,385.
SPAY & NEUTER Your donations to our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) and our medical fund helped PAWS alter 1,720 cats and dogs in 2018. SNAP helps reduce the population of feral cats in our community, as well as owned pets. We provide vouchers to those in need and offer frequent low-cost spay/neuter clinics.
In addition to assisting the public, all PAWS cats and dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
Spay/neuter is essential to our mission. Every altered
puppies who will need us.
cat and dog means fewer homeless kittens and
2018 DONOR RECOGNITION BEST IN SHOW
$10,000 AND UP
$1,000 TO $2,499
Anonymous Centre Foundation
Advantage Home Health Services
Estate of Nancy Babcock
Alpha XI Delta
Estate of Edward Mattil
Estate of Jean Campbell Smith
Lisa Bahr & Kevin Shock
Bellefonte Lodge #206 Loyal Order of Moose
Jenn Kruk & Joseph Marzen Jeffrey Lichtenstein Judy & Stephen Loy Paul & Elizabeth McCollum McLanahans Moshannon Valley AMVets New Pig Inc. Dona Oberheim Paradigm Properties Group
$5,000 TO $9,999
Blaise Alexander Hyundai Mazda
Rosalie Bloom Brooks
By The Numbers
Centre Foundationâ€” PAWS Fund
Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania
Mac & Judy Rayback
Jim & Elaine Cassin
Dorothy Lutz Fred Metzger
Kris Clark & Craig Weidemann
Metzger Animal Hospital
Bob & Kris Conn
Derrick Brooks Charities
$2,500 TO $4,999 Dave Abler & Cathy Kassab Arizona Community Foundation
Bill & Carolyn First Alan & Ginger Hawbaker Todd & Shannon Hawbaker
High Street Tattoo
Nancy & William Dreschel
O.J. Johnston & Monica Wright
Debra Ketteringham Joan Ritchie Veterinary Hospital
Fred & Yvonne Smith State of the Art Inc. John Steimer Stone Man Productions Bob & Jackie Struble University Baptist & Brethren Church Roberta Valeski Van Nuys Foundation Andrew & Barbara Watters David Whiteman Kenneth & Kathleen Williams Quentin Wood
Alison Schwartz Does NOT include adoptions/special event purchases. We truly regret any inadvertent omission or misspelling of names.
ADVOCATES $500 TO $999 96 Park Forest Joint Venture
Neil & Linda Dunkle Elizabeth Dupuis Envinity Leslye Faulkner
Barb McGrath & Mark Linsley Alexander McKay Beth McLaughlin Rebecca Miller
Kevin & Jennifer Fitzgerald
Alpha Gamma Rho
Nan & Joseph Geise
Renee Amato & Jeff Jury
Larry & Grace Gorenflo
Animals R Us
Ginny Newman & David Lentz
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
William & Mary Ann Harvey
Rachael & David Heath
Phi Sigma Sigma
Rupert & Sharon Becker
Virginia & Todd Ishler
Mike & Deb Bezilla
Mark & Paula Bigatel
William & Suzann Jenkins
John Secreto & Robyn Engel
Robert & Joanna Jones
Centre Region Council of Governments
Elaine & Donald Kunze
Tom & Sara Songer
Lexis Nexis Risk
Centre Animal Hospital
Centre County Cat Hospital
State College Young Professionals
Herbert Cole Susan Crary Wanda Crosby
Mary Marsh Tom & Joanne Matta Mark McBride
Matt Mooney & Charmelle Green
Sweetland Engineering The Freas Foundation Ming Tien Toftrees Resort & Conference Center Martha Troxell Walmart Foundation Denice Welles Colleen Williams Patricia Yearick
Creating happy tails in Happy Valley 814.237.8722 CENTRECOUNTYPAWS.ORG 1401 TROUT ROAD, STATE COLLEGE, PA 16801
A look back on the accomplishments and highlights at Centre County PAWS in 2018.