Month: December, 2017

Hot Dogs Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest Kicks off January 1st!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Is your pooch the Ace of Spades, your kitty the Queen of Hearts, or perhaps your ferret the joker in the pack? Now is your chance to ante up and show us your fur babies' best poker face! The 23 photos with the most votes will appear on at least 2 cards in a deck of playing cards, with the top 4 vote-getters appearing on a face card (all 4 suits) of their choice. All winners will receive (1) deck of playing cards. The photo with the most votes will also be featured on the outside of the box! Entering is FREE, however each vote is $1.00, with a minimum of 5 votes.

This photo contest offers a great opportunity for you to celebrate and show off your pet while still helping your Chautauqua County Humane Society raise money for the pets awaiting adoption. This contest is very simple and is a great and significant fundraiser for CCHS, so we thank you for your interest!

Beginning January 1 at 12:00 AM you can submit a photo of your pet with a brief story and then encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to vote for your pet so that you can win great prizes. There is no cost to enter your pet but votes are $1/per vote with a minimum of 5 votes per each order. The contest will conclude on February 2nd at 9:59:59 PM, so get your votes in NOW! Votes are a tax-deductible donation and it is a great way to support the animals and programs at CCHS. For a complete list of rules, click here.

So play your trump card, enter your best photo now through January 31st and encourage your friends and family to donate for votes. All proceeds raised benefit the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The playing card decks will be sold at the CCHS and our 2ndChances Thrift Store in February.

For further questions, comments or concerns, please contact Brian Papalia at 716.665.2209 ext. 213 or

Local Senior Makes Large Donation to CCHS

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


The dogs at the Chautauqua County Humane Society are going to be enjoying Peanut Butter and canned Pumpkin for a long time thanks to the efforts of a local high school senior.  Lauren Barmore who attends Panama High School recently held a Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Drive as a project for her Government Class and collected 170 jars of peanut butter and cans of pumpkin!  Chautauqua County Humane Society Community Relations Director Brian Papalia said “I hope Lauren’s project serves as an example to other area youth of how you can do something that serves a great purpose to an organization and make it a fun community event.”  Papalia also said “We are grateful to Lauren for taking the time to target a very specific need here at the Chautauqua County Humane Society, and take action."  Lauren distributed flyers and collection boxes through her community and even held a competition between elementary classes in the Panama school system.