Pennies 4 Paws a Success

Friday, July 31, 2015



JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (July 7, 2015) The Chautauqua County Humane Society released a final total for the 2015 Pennies 4 Paws campaign. The community, local businesses and the five radio stations of Media One Group helped raise a record high $32,439.58 for the shelter’s upcoming building expansion and renovation project. This was the tenth year for the P4P campaign.

            The P4P campaign began on February 12 and ran through the end of April; however P4P donations are accepted year-round.

            “With the help of our very generous community we were able to exceed our goal this year,” said Hannah Braun, community relations coordinator for CCHS. “Peek N’ Peak, South Hills Country Club, Shults Auto Group, Cummins Inc., and multiple local schools were champions this year by holding their own special events with proceeds to benefit the shelter,” said Braun.

Aside from special events, hundreds of individuals came to the shelter and the Second Chances Thrift Stores to donate loose change they had been saving for the animals. Over 100 specially marked P4P containers and memorial paw prints could be found at local business and organizations throughout the county during the two-month campaign.

Media One Group has supported P4P from the beginning and gave CCHS staff and volunteers the opportunity to discuss the program on-air with several of their radio personalities.

"The Staff of Media One works hard to support community efforts like pennies for paws and we are happy to have helped The Chautauqua County Humane Society make their annual campaign the most successful yet by helping them raise over 32 thousand dollars during this year's campaign and over 250 thousand in the years we have worked together," said Brian Papalia, Operations Manager for Media One.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to sign up to host a Pennies 4 Paws container in 2016, visit or call 716-665-2209 ext. 213.

The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to promote the adoption of animals, prevent all forms of animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to provide education about the humane treatment of animals.