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Pet Photo Contest

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Pet ContestThese are the Current Entries for the Pet Photo Contest:


Mango, Brinkley and Sonic

(1) Mango, Brinkley and Sonic

The two little dogs, Brinkley and Sonic are owned by Jackie LaRitz, but thought it would be fun to include my daughter’s dog, Mango.  Having more than one dog, there is always a good dog bad dog.

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(2)  Trixie

Trixie is owned by Debbie Gigliotti and her inspiration for Trixie wearing a white wedding dress means that she is a pure, clean and healthy, happy dog that she loves very much.  She has unconditional love from her.  The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County helps all the women and children feel good inside about themselves and leads them to get back on the right track.

Zoey DeFonso(3) Z0ey

My name is Zoey and I am here to protect against Domestic Violence.  Zoey’s Mom is Johna DeFonso.



(4)  Marie

Marie is a happy go-luck pup.  Marie loves to play and has a clownish behavior that brings joy to everyone she meets.  Judy Ziegler is the owner.


(5)  Marlee

Marlee is a 7-year old red, long-haired, dachshund.  She is a very friendly dog who loves to have her tummy rubbed!  She can also be very stubborn at times.  She is a good sport about posing for photos.  Marlee’s owner is Laurie Daugherty.

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(6) Hera

Hera is dressed as a court jester.  Court jesters were in charge of keeping the king and court amused.  Sometimes humor is the best antidote for tragedy.  Hera provides us with continuous laugh therapy!  Hera is owned by Zoe Brown.

Honey and Winnie 2

(7)  Honey and Winnie

Honey and Winnie were adopted from the animal shelter in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 2006.  A year later they moved to California with their owner and four years later found themselves traveling back across the USA and settling in Lawrence County.  Even though they are much older now, they still enjoy being dressed up and pleasing all those they come in contact with.  Honey and Winnie are owned by Susan Bales.

Fredo Corleone(8)  Fredo Corleone

Fredo is a 3 year-old St. Bernard.  The name originated from the Godfather.  He is the “Good” Fredo Corleone.  He enjoys going on morning walks and trips to Dunkin Donuts for a turkey sausage treat.  He loves being with people and going places with his family.  He is always doing exciting things and blessed to be a part of this world.

Jack, Grace and Millie(9)  Jack, Grace and Millie

This is Jack, Grace, and Millie. We chose the bows and bandana because they were the only “costumes” that they would keep on long enough for a picture without chewing them right off (bribed with treats)! Jack is an Australian Shepard, 10 months old, owner surrendered and rescued from the Hermitage Animal Shelter. He is our high energy, talkative, entertaining boy. He is very smart and is quickly becoming very well behaved. He makes us laugh every day. Grace is a German Shepard mix, 4 ½ years old, adopted from a family who could no longer care for her. She is our sweet, cuddly, loving girl. She loves to have her ears scratched and spend time watching cars and birds on her favorite couch. She was hit by a truck before we adopted her, so she usually plays in short bursts before returning to her couch again. Millie is a Dachshund/Jack Russel mix, 2 ½ years old, found abandoned, living alone in my husband’s Steel Mill, eating from the trash. He brought her home and we took care of her and made her our own. She is our loyal, playful, quirky girl. She snuggles under the blanket at night, gives many kisses, and can catch a ball like none other! These three are best friends and we love them so much!

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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Domestic Violence Event

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017


On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the Crisis Shelter invites the community to join in a domestic violence awareness event at the Villa Banquet Center, 2500 New Butler Road, New Castle, PA, at 6:00 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.  A meal will be served so we are asking that reservations be made by calling Diane at 724-652-9206 ext. 100 if you will be attending.

The connection between domestic violence and animal abuse is real.  Many times a person who is being abused will not leave their home for fear of abuse or death to their animals by their abuser.  IT HAPPENS MORE OFTEN THAN YOU THINK!  Hear more about this little-known subject at our event.  To help bring awareness to the subject, we are sponsoring a Pet Costume Contest as part of our domestic violence awareness agenda as well as a Poster Contest open to all area school districts.  The winners of the Costume Contest and the Poster Contest will be announced at this event.  Details of the Costume Contest can be viewed by clicking on the Pet Photo Contest on the left side of this page.

This year’s award for excellence in domestic violence volunteerism is being given to Educator, RoseAnn Fulena who encourages students at Union High School to donate time volunteering for Crisis Shelter projects.




Lottery Calendars

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

 Flyer 1

Dining For Good Living

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Tickets are $100 per person. Contact Diane Koski at 724.652.9206 for more information.


2017 Women’s Golf Classic

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Golf Flyer 2017Contact UsRegistration (Women)

2017 Gala Auction

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

29th Annual Gala Auction

Call 724.652.9206 for more information!

Auction 1

Auction 2

Dining For Good Living

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Dining For Good Living, A Grand Tasting Event at the Villa Banquet Center hosted by the Medure Family.  A special shout out to Darlene Medure and Pete Medure.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

 Berner International

Medure’s Catering

 Emerald Sponsors

 Butz Florist

Pittsburgh Wedding Rentals

Red Hot Chameleon

(Owned and Operated by Craig Lawrence)

Pearl Sponsors

Medure’s Catering

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald and Nancy Bergey

 Ruby Sponsors

 Columbia Gas 

Holiday Blessings 

The Honorable & Mrs. Thomas Piccione

Mr & Mrs. Curtis & S. Jean Speight

Mr. & Mrs. Peter and Amy Jo Labi-Carando

Mr & Mrs Tom & Stephanie Dean

Attorney & Mrs. Frank & Beth Verterano

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin & Gerry Lebby

Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Betty Zbegan

Yellow Sapphire Sponsors 

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Fischmar

Mr. & Mrs. Randy & Cindy Crognale

Attorney & Mrs. Frank & Beth Verterano




Active Bystander Care

Monday, June 15th, 2015