Month: May, 2021

Community Puts CCHS Past Pennies 4 Paws Goal

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Pictured above (Clockwise) Randolph Elementary 6th Graders, Jamestown Teachers Association, Pine Valley Central School, Frewsburg Central School.

The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s annual Pennies 4 paws campaign presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, The Chautauqua Mall, and Media One Radio Group was a great success. The effort wrapped up Friday, April 30th with a total of 1,720,575 ($17,205.75) pennies collected, far surpassing the goal of the 1,000,000 ($10,0000) pennies set back on February 12th when Pennies 4 Paws kicked off.  CCHS Partnership Director Brian Papalia thanked area schools for getting involved, “We all have seen in the news how tough the school year has been for all involved with our local schools, but that didn’t stop so many schools from becoming involved with Pennies 4 Paws this year.  Katherine Beaver brought the 6th grade classes at Randolph Elementary together to collect nearly a thousand dollars to benefit the homeless pets that rely on the Chautauqua County Humane Society. We also want to thank the Jamestown Teachers Association, Frewsburg Elementary, Pine Valley Central School, and several other schools that backed Pennies 4 Paws.

Papalia said as always local Businesses were instrumental in helping CCHS vault past the goal of one million pennies, “We want to thank local businesses like Lakewood Apothecary who raised nearly $500 through special Daffodil sales and donation collection.  We also must put the spotlight on the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association for raising over $500 to benefit the homeless pets at CCHS.”  

The proceeds from the Pennies 4 Paws campaign stays local and directly impacts the lives of the homeless pets that rely on the essential services of the Chautauqua County Humane Society.  For more information about  CCHS, please visit 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.

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization serving Chautauqua County since 1905.  CCHS’s mission is “To improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals and commitment to the community.”  Find out more at 

CCHS Dog Blog Featuring Coach

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

With the warm weather finally starting, are you looking for the perfect four-legged companion to have adventures with? A dog who will go on runs with you, who would love to play fetch with you, who would love to explore and hike?
Meet Coach! Coach is a jock. He is athletic, goofy, and can be a little aloof, but he makes up for that when he has a tennis ball and wants nothing more than to show it off. In his time at CCHS with Coach, he has come out of his shell and become a silly boy who sticks his paws out of the kennel, falls asleep on his back, and who has started walking on the leash like a gentleman.
Coach doesn’t like other dogs too much, so he will need to be the only dog. He also doesn’t do great with cats and they don’t like him much either. Kids under 13? Coach won't be the right dog for you. Coach needs someone who is going to want to move with him. He would be the ideal running buddy.
Fill out the adoption application and put Coach in the Specific Animal box on the app.
He is a great guy and would be an awesome addition to your home.