2017 Walk 4 Paws is a Major Success

Monday, October 30, 2017






JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 26, 2017) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is pleased to announce the totals from their Thirteenth Annual Walk 4 Paws fundraiser, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa and The Southern Tier Xpress. Team and individual fundraising, Tag Days money collection weekends, sponsorship and other various donations contributed to the $37,525.00 total.  This is the highest total in the 13 year history of the walk! The money raised will go directly towards the mission of the CCHS.


The Walk 4 Paws event was held Saturday October 14 at Chautauqua Institution. The walk brought together more than 300 people for the exciting day which included a one and a half mile awareness/fundraising walk, cook out and pet costume contest. The Pet Costume Contest was won by a dog dressed like a Christmas tree.

“We are so excited to see this level of dedication and support for the work that is done at the Chautauqua County Humane Society,” said Kellie Roberts, Executive Director for the CCHS. “With the help of participants, volunteers and staff we are able to fulfill our mission to the animals that rely on us to keep them safe and healthy until they find a home, said Roberts.” 

The top three individuals and teams were announced at the event and will receive their awards November 18th on 1240AM WJTN’s Saturday Breakfast Party. Reiley Kolstee was the first place individual collecting $2,055, CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts was second with $1,248 and Keith Warner was third with $571. The Hultin Family Animal Lovers was the top team, raising $2,257, Flarfy’s Family was 2nd with $1,403 and Team Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union was third with $696. The pet costume contest winner was awarded to a dog dressed as a Christmas tree.


CCHS would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all those who volunteered and/or donated to the 2017 Walk 4 Paws. The success of the event was made possible by the sponsors. This year’s lead sponsors were the Southern Tier Xpress and Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa. Additional sponsors included The Lynn Development Group, Jamestown Cycle Shop, Chautauqua Chemicals Company, The Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, Ed Shults Auto Group,  Allied Alarm, Truck Lite, Lewis and Lewis Personal Injury Lawyers, Dog Speak, Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, Basil Fredonia, King’s Heating and Sheet Metal, Lockwood Agency, Farm Fresh Foods, Lakeside Veterinary Medicine, Southern Tier Financial- Dave Switala and John LaBardo, Farm Fresh Variety Store and Redemption Center, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union,  G.L. Olson, Tim Horton’s, The Trophy House and UBS Financial Services. This year’s media sponsors were The Post Journal and the five stations of Media One Group including SE-93, WHUG 101.9, 103.1 The Fox, 1240AM WJTN and 1340AM Kissin’ Oldies. Media One Group is the official media sponsor of CCHS.


For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive information on other special events, visit or call 716-665-2209 ext. 213.


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.


Note: Photo’s submitted by Cathy Panebianco.