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.
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 www.spcapets.com 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.