Walk for Paws Going Virtual

A dog at the Chautauqua County Humane Society. File image by Justin Gould / WNYNewsNow.

JAMESTOWN – Registration for this year’s Walk for Paws fundraiser at the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s is now underway.

Director of Community Relations with the group, Brian Papalia, says because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s fundraiser will be taking place virtually on Facebook live.

Papalia says this year has been very challenging for many, including animals that rely on the Human Society’s services.

“We are reeling from the COVID shutdown in terms of how it’s affected both finances and operations,” said Papalia. “Adoptions have never stopped, but the work that goes into each one has increased greatly to keep adopters and staff safe and separated. Our 2nd Chances Thrift Store is operating on a limited schedule which has a major impact on funding needed for animal care.”

Team and individual registrations are open for the 16th Annual Walk for Paws event at ChqHumane.org.

He says the humane society will still be offering prizes for fundraisers and those will be delivered through the mail.

“We have created some fun activities for folks and their pets to participate in as they fundraise for the homeless pets at CCHS leading up to the virtual walk,” said Papalia.

The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals, and commitment to the community.


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