(STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY) - Centre County PAWS is hoping you will "Share the Love" this holiday season, and help homeless pets.
Watch as Lisa Bahr, the Shelter Supervisor for Centre County PAWS, talks about how the shelter partnered up with Stocker Subaru to make a difference in the life of homeless pets.
Throughout the month of December, Stocker Subaru is holding a "Stuff the Subaru" Challenge at their dealership and at PAWS. If you choose to participate, Bahr says the shelter is in need of the following items:
- Canned Dog and Cat Food
- Ziploc Bags (all sizes)
- Peanut Butter
- Paper Towels
- Hand Sanitizer.
If you can't "Stuff the Subaru", there are other ways you can help the animals at PAWS. The shelter is in need of foster families and guardian angels. In 2012, they adopted out nearly 500 cats and dogs, but they currently have nearly 200 cats on their waiting list, along with dozens of dogs. Moving some of the shelter animals into foster homes, would allow PAWS to take those animals off of their waiting list.
If you can't foster, or adopt, The "Guardian Angel" program at PAWS may be the perfect fit for you. Guardian Angels sponsor the adoption fee of one of the animals currently at the shelter, making it free to the family who chooses to adopt it.
PAWS also recently expanded SNAP (Spay and Neuter Assistance Program) to include any Pennsylvania pet owner, regardless of income (previously, only Centre County residents meeting certain income guidelines were eligible). This expansion will help PAWS combat pet overpopulation on an even larger scale, but doing so requires $40,000 in annual funding. Stone Valley Pet Lodge has agreed to match the first $5,000 in donations to the SNAP program, with the goal of raising an additional $10,000. If you're interested in donating, please contact Centre County PAWS.