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.