Pennies 4 Paws Campaign to Begin February 12

Thursday, March 2, 2017


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (January , 2017) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is excited to announce the twelfth annual Pennies 4 Paws campaign will begin February 12 and will run through the end of April. This year’s campaign will benefit the animals at CCHS significantly by providing essential care and rehabilitation to animals in need of help.

In 2016, CCHS took in 1,644 animals that were in need of something. Whether it be food, medical needs, training supplies, or a little bit of love, CCHS bears the financial burden that arises from the cost of these services.


On average, it costs CCHS $600 a week to feed the animals that are at the shelter and in foster care. It costs CCHS $60 to spay/neuter an average size animal.


“Everyone knows the cost of owning a pet can add up, just imagine how much it costs CCHS to care for over 120 animals on any given day,” said Hannah Raynor, CCHS Community Relations Director. “From the cost of food and medical care to the cost of paying those that care for these animals, the financial loads can be overwhelming.”


The Pennies 4 Paws campaign hopes to collect 21 million pennies, or $21,000, by the end of the campaign. Sponsored by Media One Group, CCHS encourages schools, social organizations, individuals and businesses to fundraise in a variety of ways, including bake sales, school hat days, dress down days, pop bottle/can drives and other special events. Collection containers are also available if they are needed by any fundraising group. Although pennies are the most common, CCHS accepts any and all monetary donations.

For more information on the Pennies 4 Paws campaign, or to get involved, please visit or contact Community Relations Director, Hannah Raynor, at 716-665-2209 ext. 213 or

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.