Bark N’ Brew fundraiser at Southern Tier Brewing Company successful

JAMESTOWN – The fifth annual Bark N’ Brew charity fundraiser to benefit the Chautauqua County Humane Society was held on June 18 at Southern Tier Brewing Company. The event raised over $16,400 for the animals awaiting adoption at CCHS. Money collected allows the shelter to offer fee-waived adoption programs, spay/neuter procedures and other adoption services year-round to the community.

“Bark N’ Brew has gotten bigger and bigger each year and we’re so thankful that Southern Tier Brewing Company has been willing to work with us,” said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., community relations director for CCHS. “This is a highly anticipated event. We sell a limited number of tickets and end up creating a waiting list as the event approaches,” said Rodriguez. The best way to get alerts for future Bark N’ Brew events is to visit the shelter’s website and join their email newsletter list. Regular updates on shelter news and events are also available this way.

“The Bark N Brew is a wonderful event, truly enjoyed by all,” said Sara DeMink, vice president of Southern Tier Brewing Company. “We are pleased we are able to contribute to the success of this event and the CCHS organization and thankful for the generosity of the community and those attending,” said DeMink. Southern Tier Brewing Company is the host for the event with other major contributors including AMP’d Up Karaoke, Ludwig Auctions, Pepsi Bottling Group of Jamestown, Jefferson Middle School, Nestle Purina, Lake Erie Speedway and the five stations of Media One Group.

Over 100 donors from the community made the live and ticket auctions a success. Some of the featured items included golf passes, Harley Davidson merchandise, paintings, fire department spaghetti dinner and autographed sports memorabilia including an autographed poster from Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy. Kenworthy made news after the Olympics for adopting a handful of dogs from Sochi, Russia, amidst a media whirlwind. Jamestown Cycle Shop also raffled off a Trek mountain bike with a helmet and computerized bike fitting at the event.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive information on upcoming events, visit www.spcapets.com or text JOINCCHS to 22828 on your mobile device. Message and data rates may apply.

The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to promote the adoption of animals, prevent all forms of animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to provide education about the humane treatment of animals.