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2018 year in review

DEAR FRIENDS OF PAWS, Each year, I’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, here’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, Trina Bauer, Corie Romero,

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


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!


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 Gigi’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.


Frank is a big hound dog that’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 volunteers—giving thousands of hours of their time—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



$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

William Holland

Bellefonte Lodge #206 Loyal Order of Moose


Nathan Bartell

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

Marie Bednar

Rosalie Bloom Brooks

PSU Housing

By The Numbers

Carol Bonson

Yvette Rauff

Centre Foundation— PAWS Fund

Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania

Mac & Judy Rayback

Diane Kerly

Jim & Elaine Cassin

Dorothy Lutz Fred Metzger

Kris Clark & Craig Weidemann

Metzger Animal Hospital

Bob & Kris Conn

Nancy Slaybaugh

Virginia Davis


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


Joyce Johnson

Nancy & William Dreschel

O.J. Johnston & Monica Wright

Debra Ketteringham Joan Ritchie Veterinary Hospital

Keith Karako

Jan Perison

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

Brian Gramling

Ginny Newman & David Lentz

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

William & Mary Ann Harvey

Zachary O’Donnell

Sally Baker

Rachael & David Heath

Jen Petsu

Baker Tilly

William Hoppa

Phi Sigma Sigma

Rupert & Sharon Becker

Virginia & Todd Ishler

Larry Riffle

Mike & Deb Bezilla

Millie Jeffries

Thomas Sattman

Mark & Paula Bigatel

William & Suzann Jenkins

Michael Bush

Paul Johnson

John Secreto & Robyn Engel

Sophia Carney

Robert & Joanna Jones

Peter Shaw

Centre Region Council of Governments

Elaine & Donald Kunze

Tom & Sara Songer

Lexis Nexis Risk

Beth Spahr

Centre Animal Hospital

Jules Loesch

Centre County Cat Hospital

Maggi Motors

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

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PAW PRINTS - 2018 Year in Review  

A look back on the accomplishments and highlights at Centre County PAWS in 2018.

PAW PRINTS - 2018 Year in Review  

A look back on the accomplishments and highlights at Centre County PAWS in 2018.