More than 370 people and 36 teams from county organizations gathered to support the Chautauqua County Humane Society's eighth annual Walk 4 Paws event on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Chautauqua Institution's Market Gate Area. The total event campaign closed at the end of October with more than $31,000 raised to help cover the soaring costs of caring for the area's unwanted pet population.
"This event grows each year and it is amazing to witness first-hand the love between our supporters and their pets when they come to this event to offer their commitment to help CCHS prevent animal cruelty, promote pet adoption and provide education about the humane treatment of animals" states Roxanne Wendling, CCHS community relations director.
She added, "We also had tremendous support from our dedicated volunteers and area businesses too. The pets in our care need help every day, 365 days a year, and we could not do it without this kind of commitment. It is vital to CCHS and we truly appreciate it."
Members of Team Abbey and Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union’s team are shown at the recent Walk 4 Paws at Chautauqua Institution.
The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a nonprofit that is not part of any government organization and its mission to care for homeless pets relies completely on public support. For more information, call 665-2209, stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center or visit spcapets.com.