CCHS Pennies 4 Paws Campaign A Success In 2014

The Chautauqua County Humane Society released a final total for the 2014 Pennies 4 Paws campaign. The community, local businesses and the five radio stations of Media One Group helped raise $28,863.19 for the shelter’s ongoing animal rehabilitation programs. This is the ninth year the P4P campaign has been active.

The P4P campaign began on February 12 and ran through the end of April. P4P donations are accepted year-round.

“We were very pleased with the outcome of this year’s fundraising totals,” said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., community relations director for CCHS. “Jamestown Savings Bank, SKF, Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena, Harley-Davidson of Jamestown and six local schools were champions this year by holding their own special events with proceeds to benefit the shelter,” said Rodriguez. Aside from special events, hundreds of individuals came to the shelter and the Second Chances Thrift Stores to deliver loose change they had been saving for the animals. Over 100 specially marked P4P containers and memorial paw prints could be found at local business and organizations throughout the community during the campaign.

“Our great radio stations are proud to have helped educate listeners on the importance of the Humane Society in our community and are thrilled with the outcome of this annual fundraising campaign,” said Andrew Hill, director of operations and programming with Media One Group. The radio stations have supported P4P from the beginning and gave CCHS staff the opportunity to discuss the program on-air with several of their radio personalities.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to sign up to host a Pennies 4 Paws container, visit www.spcapets.com or call 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.