Two Paws Up from the Chq. County Humane Society

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has been a friend to the animals that rely on the Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS), as well as pets throughout the community for the past several years. Whether it’s a blessing of the pets, healthy pet clinic, honoring the CCHS as a blue bag ministry recipient, Walk 4 Paws Blessing, or hosting a volunteer dinner (which we hope to do again), we have worked together to help lift and make known the work we are collectively doing for our community. 

One of the cornerstones at the CCHS is ensuring the animals in our care are both physically and mentally well. We were so happy to learn of St. Luke’s efforts in conjunction with the Mental Health Association to create a social enterprise like Father Bernard’s Blessed Biscuits. This is a program sorely needed in our community that helps lift those folks who need a helping hand. Just like the Chautauqua County Humane Society, Father Bernard’s Biscuits is bringing positive change to the community. Creating nourishment, whether literally or figuratively, will help build a stronger community, all while providing a tasty treat for your dog. 

On a different note, the dogs at CCHS who have had the pleasure of trying Father Bernard’s Blessed Biscuits have unanimously given an enthusiastic two-paws up. As Partnership Director here at the CCHS, I also gave one a try and found it to be rather tasty. 

Brian Papalia 

Partnership Director, Chautauqua County Humane Society

Pictured: A dog and his owner at a previous well pet clinic at St. Luke's.