Walk 4 Paws 2018 a success!

Monday, October 29, 2018



JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 29, 2018)  The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is pleased to announce the totals from the fourteenth Annual Walk 4 Paws fundraiser, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa. Team and individual fundraising, Tag Days money collection weekends, and sponsorship contributed to the $30,355.45 total. The money raised will go directly towards the mission of  CCHS.


The Walk 4 Paws was held Saturday October 20 at Chautauqua Institution. Despite cold and rainy weather, over 120 people showed up for the exciting day which included a one and a half mile awareness/fundraising walk, cook out, and pet costume contest. The Pet Costume Contest was won by a dog dressed like a peacock.

Community Relations Director Brian Papalia said "You can really see the dedication these folks have to the animals that rely on CCHS when they show up with their pets, ready to walk on a cold and rainy day like we had on the 20th."   

The top three individuals and teams were announced at the event and will receive awards for their efforts. Reiley Kolstee was the first place individual for the second year in a row, collecting $1,725, Keith Warner was second with $1,105, and CCHS Board Member Edwin Rodriguez was third with $626. The Woof Pack was the top team, raising $2,058, Flarfy’s Family was 2nd with $1,949 and the Hultin Family Animal Lovers was third with $1885. 

CCHS would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all those who volunteered at, participated in, or donated to the 2018 Walk 4 Paws. The success of the event was made possible our sponsors. This year’s presenting sponsor was Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa.  The Feline Hero sponsor was the Shults Auto Group.  Canine Crusaders were Chautauqua Chemicals Company and Labella. Shelter Supporters included The Lynn Development Group, The Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, AT&T, RKD Alpha Dog, Soresto, Allied Alarm, and  Truck Lite.  CCHS Advocates include: Lewis and Lewis Personal Injury Lawyers, Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, King’s Heating and Sheet Metal, Lockwood Agency, Farm Fresh Foods, Cummins, Casella, Fresh Press Studios, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Farm Fresh Variety Store and Redemption Center, Tim Horton’s, The Trophy House and UBS Financial Services. This year’s media sponsor was the Media One Radio Group which includes SE-93, WHUG 101.9, 103.1 The Fox, 1240AM and FM WJTN and 1340AM Kissin’ Oldies. Media One Group is the official media sponsor of CCHS.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive information on other special events, visit www.spcapets.com 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.