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Humane Society Holding Love Litters Campaign Until Feb. 14

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is holding a love litters campaign until Feb. 14, along with a special Valentine’s Day adoption event on Feb. 10. Pictured is Chance, one of the adoptable cats at the Humane Society. Submitted photo

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is offering a Valentine’s Day-themed fundraiser.

Until Feb. 14, community members can visit the Humane Society’s website, chqhumane.org, or their Facebook page to find links to the Valentine’s fundraiser.

“A lot of shelters do a litter box campaign, and for a donation you can get the name of your ex boyfriend or girlfriend on a card,” said Brian Papalia, director of fundraising and communications. “On Valentine’s Day we line the litter boxes with the cards. We also have the options for Valentine’s e-gift cards, so you can do both if you want to acknowledge someone in a good way or have your ex get dumped on.”

Names included in the litter box to get dumped on will not be shared publicly, as this fundraiser is just for fun. There are multiple places on the website and Facebook page to find the link to the fundraiser.

Donations are up to the person, with no minimum requirement, but Papalia said the goal is to raise $3,000.

“All donations go towards the care of the animals and getting them what they need,” Papalia said. “It goes towards adoption preparation, and overall care of the animals. All donations stay local and help the animals.”

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is also having a special Valentine’s Day adoption event on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakewood PetSmart — 279 E. Fairmount Ave. Papalia said they will have both dogs and cats at the event, and invited the community to come and adopt an animal, like a cat named Chance. Papalia referred to Chance as “an elegant, precious, rotund soul who prefers the simple things: a sunny nap-spot, a warm and cozy lap, and unconditional love. Come meet this gorgeous girl and you will be forever smitten.”

Papalia encouraged the community to participate in both Valentine’s Day events.

“We would love to see people participate in the litter box campaign and come out to the special adoption event on Feb. 10,” Papalia said.

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is located at 2825 Strunk Road and is open from Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed Thursdays and Sundays. For more information on the Valentine’s Day events or adoptable animals visit chqhumane.org.

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