Month: January, 2021

2nd Chances Thrift Store Open Another Day And Updates Hours Of Operation

Friday, January 29, 2021

We have great news for customers of the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s 2nd Chances Thrift Store, 707 Fairmount Avenue in Jamestown.  Starting February 3rd,  2nd Chances will now be open Wednesday through Saturday, that’s right we have added an extra day!   With the added day comes a change in our hours of operation.  2nd Chances will now be open from 10am to 6pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

We are also grateful for everyone that is taking the time to donate goods to 2nd Chances.  At this time, we will be taking donations from 10am to 4pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.   Click here to find donation guidelines.

Meet Edgar And Ichabod Saturday January 30th at the Chautauqua Mall

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Edgar and Ichabod are two of the great pets you will meet from 12pm to 4pm this Saturday at the Big Game Adoption Event at the Chautauqua Mall.  These two fun guys will need to go home together. 

CCHS January 16th Mall Event A Success

Monday, January 18, 2021

CCHS is proud to report that we have had another successful adoption event at the Chautauqua Mall this past Saturday (1/16/21).   Seven shelter pets met their new families and went home.   We are incredibly happy to announce that one of those pets that went home was the cat named Baker Island who came to us along with 83 other cats from a hoarding case in Dunkirk in July of 2020.  Last week Baker was featured prominently on Media One Radio, on WNY News Now as well as CCHS social media.

Other pets that went home include our feline friends Florida (who also came from the Dunkirk case mentioned above), Desmond, Tanner, Peepers, a dog named Mama, and a Guinea Pig named Taz. 

We are grateful to all who came out to the mall to visit the adoption event and those who made the move to add to the family.  We look forward to seeing you at our next Chautauqua Mall adoption event that will be happening on Saturday, January 30th from 12pm to 4pm. 

We also want to take a moment to thank those supporting businesses in the community that made this adoption event possible including Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, The Media One Radio Group, Blackstone Advanced Technologies, Customized Management Strategies, and JB Liquor.

CCHS Launches 2021 Hot Dogs Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest

Saturday, January 2, 2021


Click Here To Join The Fun

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (January 2, 2021) – The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) kicked off the Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest on January 1st.  All animal lovers are encouraged to upload a photo and story of their favorite furry friend for online visitors to vote on. The contest, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel & Day Spa, with media support by the Media One Radio Group is running through January 30th at 9 p.m. There is a $10 donation to enter. “The contest is a fun way to show off your furry friend and support the animals at CCHS and who desperately need your help to get home,” said Brian Papalia, Community Relations Director for CCHS.

The 10 photos with the most votes will artfully appear on CCHS Social Media and The winning animal’s owner also receives a $100 Visa gift card, a $100 Crown and Paw gift card to have a special item made with their pets photo, and a pet photography session with Cathy Panebianco of Panebianco Photography. There are also prizes including Visa gift cards for second and third place.

Everyone is encouraged to visit and participate. Votes are $1 each and the money collected through the competition benefits the animals at CCHS. Visit to learn more about the HDCC Pet Photo Contest and to vote.

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.