The Chautauqua County Humane Society will hold its eighth annual Walk 4 Paws fundraiser on Saturday at Chautauqua Institution's Market Gate Parking Lot on Route 394.
Team and individual registration begins at 9 a.m. and the official walk commences at 10:30 a.m. with a complimentary lunch and prize awards beginning at 11:30 a.m. The 2012 Walk 4 Paws goal is $37,500 and all proceeds from the special event fundraiser will go directly to the care of the animals housed at the CCHS Strunk Road Adoption Center.
Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorships contributions with official awards starting at the $100 level. CCHS offers additional prize awards to the top team and individual who turn in the most money at the event. The Walk 4 Paws also incorporates a pet costume contest with three prizes awards determined by a panel of judges.
The eighth annual Walk 4 Paws fundriaser will be held Saturday at Chautuauqa Institution. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the walk at 10:30. Shown here are participants from past events.
"During times of economic struggle for CCHS it is necessary to reach out for help from the community. We are blessed this year with many great donations from local businesses including a terrific assortment of hot soups and baked goods for the gourmet lunch" stated Roxanne Wendling, CCHS Community Relations Director. "Chautauqua County is home to many fine local establishments and they are a great source of local pride. They have generously offered their time and talents to this event and we are grateful for their help.
This year's "Chow Hound" donors include: Tasty Acres of Chautauqua, Ecklof's Bakery, Webb's Captain's Table, Roberto's Restaurant, Guppy's Tavern, LaScala Restaurant, Olive's Restaurant at Chautauqua Suites, Game Time Sports Bar & Grill, Pepsi Bottling Group, Petri Baking Products Inc., Big Lots, Tops Markets, McDonald's, Wegmans and Sam's Club.
CCHS also extends deep appreciation to the 2012 Walk 4 Paws sponsors: "Best in Show" level are Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, Great Lakes Consulting Group at UBS, Shults Auto Group and Team Jock Shop. "Canine Good Citizen" level are Jamestown Veterinary Hospital, SPBussman Design Co., Habiterra Architecture, Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, CPA's, P.C., Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, Invisible Fence Brand of Erie, Alpha Dog Marketing, Lockwood Agency Inc., King's Heating & Sheet Metal Inc., Truck-Lite Co Inc., Dog Speak at the Dog Place, Allied Alarm Services, Southern Tier Financial - Dave Switala, Southern Tier Financial - John LaBardo and Lewis & Lewis Law Firm.
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 on registering for CCHS's 2012 Walk 4 Paws call 665-2209, ext. 213, stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center or visit www.spcapets.com.