Pennies 4 Paws Campaign to Kickoff in February

Thursday, February 18, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (February 5, 2016) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is excited to announce that the eleventh 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 lifesaving medical services to animals in desperate need of care.


The Pennies 4 Paws campaign hopes to collect 25 million pennies, or $25,000, by the end of the campaign. Sponsored by Media One Group, 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.


“With this year’s campaign supporting our building and renovation project, every penny truly counts,” said Hannah Braun, CCHS Community Relations Coordinator. “CCHS is making great strides in the rehabilitation of the animals that enter our shelter. Our community is the driving force behind this success, so we are asking for their continued assistance in reaching our goal.”


In 2015, CCHS took in 1,683 animals that needed lifesaving medical services. Whether it be preventative care, surgical operations, x-rays, diagnostic testing, diabetes maintenance, dental work, etc., CCHS bears the financial burden that arises from the cost of these services.


For more information on the Pennies 4 Paws campaign, or to get involved, please visit or contact Community Relations Coordinator, Hannah Braun, at 716-665-2209 ext. 213 or


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.