CCHS Walk For Paws A Success

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s (CCHS) Walk for Paws, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa held this past Saturday at the Chautauqua Mall was a great Success! The community came together to raise $14,000 for the pets that rely on the essential services provided by CCHS. This year’s top fundraising teams:

1-     Chautauqua – Cattaraugus Board of Realtors ($2,856)

2-     Chautauqua County Humane Society Board of Directors ($688)

3-     TRC ($155)

This year our top individual fundraisers:

1-     Keith Warner ($2,200)

2-     Darcie McLachlan ($485)

3-     Sandy Gullotti ($345)

CCHS Partnership Director Brian Papalia said, “It’s so heartwarming to see the community support the pets that are relying on CCHS. The money that was raised through the walk stays local and goes directly to their care.”  Brian said the fundraising aspect wasn’t the only benefit of the walk, “We had three of our available dogs take part in the walk this year and one of them, a beautiful dog named Love Bug met her new family at the walk and went home this Tuesday (November 2nd). Love Bug had been with us since July 24th!”

The walk made possible by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, Media One Radio Group, The Chautauqua Mall, WNY News Now, Allied Alarm, Alpha Dog, Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, and The Beer Snob.

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