Walk LogoJAMESTOWN, N.Y.  – The Chautauqua County Humane

Society is now taking registrations for teams and individuals to

participate in one of their signature events. The ninth annual Walk 4

Paws is 2-mile walk that traces through Chautauqua Institution in the

peak of the fall season. The event is the shelter’s biggest fundraiser

for the year.


Walk 4 Paws takes place on October 12, 2013, at the

Chautauqua Institution’s Market Gate area. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

with the walk and complimentary refreshments to follow.


“This event is one of our biggest fundraisers for the121020 S.Roesler SPCA Walk 4 Paws-68

year,” said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., Community Relations Director for the

CCHS. “The animals awaiting adoption and the services we provide them

all directly benefit from each walker’s fundraising efforts,” said

Rodriguez. Community members are asked to walk alongside their favorite

pets and get personal sponsors to help raise money for the shelter. As

more money is collected, walkers have the opportunity to win bigger

incentive prizes. Prizes include a Walk 4 Paws commemorative t-shirt,

Keurig coffee makers, bicycles, jewelry, electronic devices and more.


Walkers can also form teams for the event. Interested Team Leaders are

encouraged to recruit more people to join their team. The team with the

highest combined fundraising total is awarded with a trophy and bragging

rights for the year. In 2012, Team Underdog collected over $3,400 for

the shelter and won the team competition. Local businesses also sponsor

or form teams for the event. Participating in the event encourages

workplace team building and helps managers develop leadership skills.


“Jamestown Medical Imaging opened its doors for business in October of

2012. Being owned and operated by a local group of physicians, we are

excited to be able to support neighboring causes such as Walk 4 Paws,”

said Linnea Blanish, Physician Relation Specialist with Jamestown

Medical Imaging. “The shelter is a part of the community that we live

and raise our families in. It is important to us to be active in events

that are close to home. Being a sponsor of Walk 4 Paws, we can hopefully

make a difference in the lives of some of our community’s four legged

friends,” said Blanish. Jamestown Medical Imaging is the top sponsor for

the event followed by Shults Ford Lincoln Mercury, Clark Patterson Lee

Design Associates, UBS Financial Services, Jock Shop, Greater Chautauqua

Federal Credit Union, 106.9 Kiss FM, The Post-Journal and several



For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane

Society to sign up for Walk 4 Paws or to see a complete list of

incentive prizes, 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.