Team and individual registrations are open for the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s (CCHS) 16th Annual Walk For Paws. Keeping the safety of our participants and their furry friends in mind the event will be a virtual experience with a special Facebook live celebration on the CCHS page at Noon, Saturday, October 3rd. CCHS Director of Community Relations Brian Papalia said “After a lot of consideration we have decided to make the walk virtual and completely contactless this year. We have created some fun activities for folks and their pets to participate in as they fundraise for the homeless pets at CCHS leading up to the virtual walk. They can find these activities and register for the Walk For Paws right now at Chqhumane.org. To keep the walk completely contactless we will not be doing any paper registrations. We will still be offering great prizes for fundraisers and those will be delivered through the mail.”
2020 continues to be one of the most challenging times CCHS has ever faced and the pets that rely on the services of CCHS need your help now more than ever. Papalia said, “At CCHS we are reeling from the COVID shutdown in terms of how it’s affected both finances and operations. Adoptions have never stopped, but the work that goes into each one has increased greatly to keep adopters and staff safe and separated. Our 2nd Chances Thrift Store is operating on a limited schedule which has a major impact on funding needed for animal care.”
CCHS is grateful to our presenting sponsor Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, as well as long time sponsors Chautauqua Chemicals Co. Inc., Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, UBS Financials Services, and 2nd Chances Thrift Store. We also thank our media sponsor the Media One Radio Group. We also thank St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for their community support.
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. The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization serving Chautauqua County since 1905.