JAMESTOWN – Registration is now open for the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Walk for Paws Pet Costume Parade.
The parade, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, will take place on Saturday, October 30 at the Chautauqua Mall.
“Folks can visit Chqhumane.org and fill out a quick registration form or they can pick up paper registrations at the CCHS 2nd Chances Thrift Store at 707 Fairmount Avenue in Jamestown,” Brian Papalia, the group’s Director of Community Relations. “Whether forming teams or participating as individuals the fundraising efforts of the community are so important to the care of the pets that rely on CCHS services, there are also great prizes for those that fundraise.”
The Humane Society has partnered with the Chautauqua Mall for the Walk for Paws Pet Costume Parade again this year. In conjunction with the parade, the mall is holding their Howl-O-Ween Shop with Your Pet Event from 12pm to 4pm, as well as Flannelfest and the Candy Crawl which will both take place from 1 to 4pm.
“We be putting the spotlight on a very special guest for this year’s walk. A dog named Ledger who was adopted from CCHS in July of 2019 and has won some of the highest trick training awards offered by the American Kennel Club,” said Papalia. “We will also have Carly Davis of CHQ Dogs on hand with a special presentation of 100 things you can do with a box which is a fun interactive dog training opportunity that participants will get to experience.”
“We are also happy to announce that Paul Clemente of Karate Sleepover will be hosting the pet costume contest. We will also have pets on hand during the walk that will be up for adoption, so for those folks who may be hesitant to come to the walk because they don’t have a pet, we may be able to hook you up with a new family member. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting day to benefit the pets that rely on the Chautauqua County Humane Society.”
Presenting sponsors include Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, as well as long time sponsors The Chautauqua Mall, Allied Alarm Services Inc., Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo, Purina, CHQ Dogs, Customized Management Strategies, and 2nd Chances Thrift Store, including media sponsors the Media One Radio Group and WNY News Now.
The group is also thanking St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for their community support.