Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Shippenville is celebrating its ten year anniversary this year.

Tri-County opened its doors in December 2011 and serves Clarion, Forest, and Jefferson counties and the surrounding areas.

Since opening we have facilitated the adoption of over 2,000 cats and dogs. We have also cared for countless stray animals who were successfully reunited with their owners.

We are the only rescue in Clarion County licensed to accept and care for dogs.

As a 501 (C3) non-profit organization we rely solely on donations.

Tri-County has been fortunate to have the support of our community the last ten years which has enabled us to continue to care for homeless animals in our area.

In addition to caring for homeless cats and dogs we also offer a low cost spay and neuter clinic. And we have a community pet food bank for members of the community in need of food for their cats and dogs.

We rely primarily on volunteers from the community to care for our animals.

We also have volunteer groups including Abraxas (Marienville), Valley Advantage (New Bethlehem), Clarion University, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and various churches who help us with projects throughout the year.

The past year was hard for everyone including non-profits like Tri-County due to COVID. We were unable to hold any of our annual fundraisers but we have some upcoming fundraisers including International Homeless Animals Day at Clarion Memorial Park on Aug. 21.

We would like to thank all the countless people who have volunteered hours, donated supplies and money, supported our fundraisers, and adopted our homeless animals the past ten years, without all of you Tri-County wouldn't be able to operate.