JAMESTOWN - The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) held its annual Fall Tag Days fundraiser over the first two weekends in September. CCHS would like to thank all of the volunteers who gave their time, the businesses that hosted the event, and especially all of the people who placed their donations in the collection containers. The fundraiser brought nearly $4,000 in cash donations to be used directly for the care of the pets available for adoption at the Strunk Road Adoption Center in Jamestown.
CCHS would like the public to know how grateful they are for every single donation because a gift of only one dollar still makes a big difference in a time of tight budgets and limited resources. One dollar currently buys three pounds of pet food in bulk rate. A small dog receives a quarter cup of pet food two times each day and a large dog receives two cups two times a day. So, one donated dollar feeds a small dog for 12 days and a large dog for three days.
Another significant factor is the impact on the organization's ability to spay/neuter and provide basic medical care to the pets available for adoption. Vaccines and tests currently cost approximately $35 per animal and altering averages $35 per animal too. So, the $4,000.00 raised during CCHS Tag Days could apply to the medical costs and/or altering for 1,142 animals.
Every dollar donated truly does make an impact and CCHS wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Brigiotta's, Don's Car Wash, Kmart, Lakewood and Fredonia WalMart, Hogan's Hut, Jamestown and Lakewood Little Caesar's, Walgreen's, Phil N Cindy's and Southside Redemption Center for the use of their sites in the collection effort.
The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a non-profit that is not part of any government organization and its mission to care for animals by promoting adoptions, preventing cruelty and providing education relies solely on public support. For more information call the Strunk Road Adoption Center at 665-2209 or visit www.spcapets.com.