Pennies 4 Paws Get Involved Get Excited Get Rolling

Friday, February 8, 2019

                                             CCHS PENNIES 4 PAWS: IT'S TIME TO ROLL!

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (March 1, 2019)   We are 17 days into Pennies 4 Paws.   Pennies is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for the animals at the Chautauqua County Humane Society.  The goal has been set to raise 1.5 million pennies ($15,000). 80 Pennies 4 Paws canisters have been delivered to area businesses and organizations that are willing to help CCHS out in this effort, with more scheduled to go.   Click here for a list of participating businesses.  We are so grateful to our local business owners that are willing to take the extra time to host a Pennies 4 Paws Collection Container.

We thank  Happy Hounds Hotel and Day SpaThe Media One Radio Group, Shults Auto Group, and Bayer Seresto for supporting Pennies 4 Paws. 

When you donate to Pennies 4 Paws you are becoming a part of something truly special.  You are helping Margie, who came to CCHS as a stray on October, 25th 2018 as a stray. 

You are helping Roger Waters who has relied on CCHS for care since November 7th, 2017.  

When you donate to Pennies 4 Paws you are helping not only the hundreds of animals that rely on CCHS on a weekly basis, but the entire community by supporting the low cost spay/neuter program.  

Whether you donate online, at one of our great local businesses, or start your own fundraiser, thank you for making a difference.  Whatever way you choose to help please post a picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag CCHS so we can share and inspire others to follow your example. 

It's time to get involved, get excited, and get rolling for the animals of Chautauqua County.  

Thank You. 



JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (January 31, 2019) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is excited to announce the fourteenth annual Pennies 4 Paws campaign, which will kick off February 12 and will run through the end of April. The campaign will benefit the animals at CCHS significantly by providing essential care and rehabilitation to animals in need of help.

Donate now!

In 2018, CCHS provided services for well over 4,000 animals, including 1,272 that found homes. These animals come with a variety of needs including food, shelter, medical care, and training supplies. CCHS bears the financial burden that arises from the cost of these services, and in 2019 the cost of care has risen sharply.  


On average, it costs CCHS $600 a week to feed the animals that are at the shelter and in foster care.  “The cost of owning a pet can add up, CCHS is caring for 125 or more animals on any given day,” said Brian Papalia, CCHS Community Relations Director. “From the cost of food and medical care to the rising cost of paying those that care for these animals, the financial load is overwhelming.”


The Pennies 4 Paws campaign hopes to collect 1.5 million pennies, or $15,000, by the end of the campaign. Pennies 4 Paws is supported by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, the Shults Auto Group, and Seresto.  The Media One Radio Group is the official media sponsor which is made up of SE-93, 101.9 WHUG, 103.1 The Fox, Kiss 106.9, 1240am & 101.3 WJTN and 1340am WKSN. 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.  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 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.