The CCHS 2018 Hot Dogs Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest


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Chautauqua County Humane Society

The Chautauqua County Humane Society launched the 10th Annual Hot Dogs Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest on January 1. Individuals from the community are encouraged to upload a photo and story of their favorite pet for online visitors to vote on. The contest, sponsored by Media One Group and Happy Hounds Hotel & Day Spa, begins at midnight on Saturday and ends on February 2nd at 9:59:59 p.m. EST. There is no fee to enter a pet photo.

“The contest is a fun and easy way to support CCHS and is a great opportunity for individuals to show off their pets,” said Brian Papalia, Community Relations Director for CCHS.

The 23 photos with the most votes will appear on at least 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. In addition, the winning pet at the end of the competition will be named CCHS Pet of the Year and have their entry image on the card box. The winning pet’s owner also receives a $100 Visa gift card and a pet photography session with Cathy Panebianco of Panebianco Photography. The runner up will receive a $75 Visa gift card, with third place receiving a $50 and fourth place receiving a $25 gift card respectively.

Family and friends of the entrants are encouraged to vote but the community is also invited to visit the contest page and participate. Votes are $1 each and the money collected through the competition goes to the animal shelter.

“Contestants should also be reminded that the contest is not only open to cats and dogs, but all pets. It isn’t just limited to Chautauqua County either, we encourage people from all over to enter. The more entries there are, the better the competition and the greater opportunity these animals have at a second chance” said Papalia.

To view contest rules and to learn more about the HDCC Pet Photo Contest or to vote, please visit For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society visit or call 716-665-2209 ext. 213.

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.