Snowflake Wins 2019 Hot Dogs Cool Cats Photo Contest

Monday, February 4, 2019



JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (February 4, 2019) The Chautauqua County Humane Society's (CCHS) Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest came to a close this past Friday, February 1 with Snowflake, a Great Pyrenees mix being named CCHS Pet of the Year 2019. Along with the pet of the year title, Snowflake will receive a 100 Visa Gift card, a photo session with Catherine Panebianco, and will be on the cover of the 2019 CCHS Deck of Playing Cards. Snowflake belongs to Spencer and Carol Drake of Dewittville.


Carol Drake says she and her husband entered Snowflake into the competition because they had done so with their dog Lancelot a few years ago, and they had so much fun being a part of a competition. Drake says the photo competition is such a good community fundraiser.”  Drake also said that at 14 and a half years old Snowflake is starting to slow down, and she and her husband felt this would be a nice way to honor her. Drake said she was “Touched by how many people new Snowflake, and how sweet it was that they voted for her.” 


The Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Photo contest raised $10,602 of its $11,000 goal, with the proceeds going directly to benefit the animals at the Chautauqua County Humane Society. CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia thanked all 180 entrants who submitted photos. Papalia said “It is such a fun contest to watch, and it’s amazing to read the stories of the participating animals. Papalia also thanked the sponsors that made the competition a possibility including presenting sponsor Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa LLC., the Media One Radio Group (SE-93, My Country 101.9, 103.1 The Fox, 106.9 Kiss FM, WJTN AM & FM, and WKSN), and Panebianco Photography for their sponsorship support.  (See the top 23 listed below)


The top 23 animal participants will appear on at least 2 cards in a deck of playing cards, with the top 4 vote-getters appearing on a the face card of their choice. CCHS will announce that date the prizes will be given after the decks or cards are produced. 


1 - Snowflake Submitted by Carol Drake                       13 - Mila Submitted by Drew Rinaldo
2 - Rascal Lee Submitted by Sandra Seeley                   14 - Sabre 'the hockey cat' Submitted by Susan Sampson
3 - Jackson PawLick Submitted by Kasey Wilfong           15 - Remington Submitted by Andrea Thorpe
4 -  Shadow Submitted by Tina Couchenour                  16 - Moose Submitted by Kelly Joslyn 
5 - Old Man Max  Submitted by Steph and Pat Church    17 - TiltAWhirl Submitted by Pene Hutton 
6 - Harry  Submitted by Kalli Davenport                    18 - Gunner and Sadie Submitted by Danielle & Ben Moss
7 -  Allie Submitted by Kimber Buck                          19 - Chloe T. Rose Submitted by Sheryle ONeill
8 -  Buddy and Molly Submitted by Teresa Puder       20 - Mister Spif Cheesey Submitted by Shaelyn Anderson
9 -  Sammy Submitted by Brenda Goodwill                       21 - Geno Submitted by Holly Hunter
10 -  Jaxson Submitted by Tracie Stack                              22 -Jade Isabella Submitted by Kelly Joslyn
11 -  Andie Jo Biscuits Submitted by Lacie Anderson       23 - Buckeye Submitted by William Rensma
12 -  Merle Submitted by Nikki Brunecz