Month: February, 2018

Pennies 4 Paws 2018 Campaign to Begin February 12

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Brian Papalia | | 716.665.2209 ext. 213

News Release

For Immediate Release           


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (February 11, 2018) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is excited to announce the thirteenth annual Pennies 4 Paws campaign will begin February 12 and will run through the end of April. This year’s campaign will benefit the animals at CCHS significantly by providing essential care and rehabilitation to animals in need of help.


In 2017, CCHS took in 1,614 animals that came with a variety of needs including food, shelter, medical care, training supplies, and love, CCHS bears the financial burden that arises from the cost of these services.


On average, it costs CCHS $600 a week to feed the animals that are at the shelter and in foster care. It costs CCHS $60 to spay/neuter an average size animal.


“The cost of owning a pet can add up, CCHS is caring for over 120 animals on any given day,” said Brian Papalia, CCHS Community Relations Director. “From the cost of food and medical care to the cost of paying those that care for these animals, the financial load can be overwhelming.”


The Pennies 4 Paws campaign hopes to collect 2.3 million pennies, or $23,000, by the end of the campaign. Pennies 4 Paws is sponsored by Media One Group of Radio Stations (SE-93, 101.9 WHUG, 103.1 The Fox, 1240am WJTN and 1340am WKSN), Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa LLC, Bayer, Shults Auto Group and 2nd Chances Thrift Store.  CCHS encourages schools, social organizations, individuals and businesses to fundraise in a variety of ways including bake sales, school hat days, dress down days, pop bottle/can drives and other special events. Collection containers are also available if they are needed by any fundraising group. Although pennies are the most common, CCHS accepts any and all monetary donations.   Donations can also be made at SPCAPETS.COM.  


For more information on the Pennies 4 Paws campaign, or to get involved, please visit our Pennies 4 Paws page or contact Community Relations Director, Brian Papalia, at 716-665-2209 ext. 213 or


The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals, and commitment to the community.





CCHS Announces Hot Dogs Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest Winners

Monday, February 5, 2018

Jamestown, N.Y. (February 5, 2018)

The Chautauqua County Humane Society's Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest came to a close this past Friday (2/2/2018). The contest raised $11,796 of it's $12,000 goal.  Thanks to everyone who entered photos.  116 were submitted.  Thanks to Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa LLC.,  The Media One Group of Radio Stations (SE-93, My Country 101.9, 103.1 The Fox, 1240AM WJTN and 1340AM WKSN), Panebianco Photography and The Ashville General Store for their sponsorship support.

These 23 photos 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 23 winners will receive (1) deck of playing cards. In addition, the winning pet at the end of the competition will be named CCHS Pet of the Year and have their entry image on the card box. The winning pet’s owner also receives a $100 Visa gift card and a pet photography session with Cathy Panebianco of Panebianco Photography. The runner up will receive a $75 Visa gift card, with third place receiving a $50 and fourth place receiving a $25 gift card respectively.  The Top 4 will be contacted this week regarding what suit of face cards they would like their pet to appear on.  CCHS will announce that date the prizes will be given after the decks or cards are produced. 


Now, without further adieu, here are your top 23:  









9-Petunia, Peony & Penelope


11-Ezra Pookie Blood








19-Mr. Mew

20-Ella May