Pet Photo Contest Raises over $10K

Thursday, March 2, 2017



JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (February 6, 2017) – The Chautauqua County Humane Society released their final totals for the 2017 Hot Dogs Cools Cats Pet Photo Contest, sponsored by Media One Group and Happy Hounds Hotel & Day Spa. The entrants helped CCHS reach their goal and raised $10,455 dollars for the animals at CCHS.


CCHS is proud to announce the 2017 CCHS Pet of the Year is Joella, whose owner is Deanna Cordosi. In a close second was Nacchan, pet of Aki Davis, third was Oreo, pet of Karen Bradigan, and fourth was Layla, pet of Dara Wilson.


“This contest is the true epitome of how great our community is,” said Hannah Raynor, Community Relations Director for CCHS. “The participants really do all of the fundraising on their own, and they do an amazing job at it.”


Individuals from the community were encouraged to upload a photo and story of their favorite pet for online visitors to vote on. The 23 pets with the most votes will appear on 2 cards in a deck of playing cards, with the top 4 vote-getters appearing on a face card (all 4 suits) of their choice. All 23 winners will receive (1) deck of playing cards. The cards will be available at a later date and all participants will be notified when they are available.


“We tried something new this year with the pet photo contest and we believe our community really took a liking to it,” said Raynor. “We are excited to release our first ever deck of playing cards.” 


To learn more about the HDCC Pet Photo Contest or other CCHS events, please visit

The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to provide temporary shelter and rehabilitation for homeless animals for the purpose of finding permanent new homes. CCHS supports healthy pet initiatives through community involvement, humane education and animal care for people in need.