Month: January, 2021
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.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Cold weather advice from the ASPCA:
Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health, please heed the following advice from our experts:
- Repeatedly coming out of the cold into the dry heat of your home can cause itchy, flaking skin. Keep your home humidified and towel dry your pet as soon as he comes inside, paying special attention to his feet and in-between the toes. Remove any snow balls from between his foot pads.
- Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth. If your dog is long-haired, simply trim him to minimize the clinging ice balls, salt crystals and de-icing chemicals that can dry his skin, and don’t neglect the hair between his toes. If your dog is short-haired, consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly. For many dogs, this is regulation winter wear.
- Bring a towel on long walks to clean off stinging, irritated paws. After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet and stomach to remove ice, salt and chemicals—and check for cracks in paw pads or redness between the toes.
- Bathe your pets as little as possible during cold spells. Washing too often can remove essential oils and increase the chance of developing dry, flaky skin. If your pooch must be bathed, ask your vet to recommend a moisturizing shampoo and/or rinse.
- Massaging petroleum jelly or other paw protectants into paw pads before going outside can help protect from salt and chemical agents. Booties provide even more coverage and can also prevent sand and salt from getting lodged between bare toes and causing irritation. Use pet-friendly ice melts whenever possible.
- Like coolant, antifreeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle, and consider using products that contain propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol.
- Pets burn extra energy by trying to stay warm in wintertime. Feeding your pet a little bit more during the cold weather months can provide much-needed calories, and making sure she has plenty of water to drink will help keep her well-hydrated and her skin less dry.
- Make sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from all drafts. A cozy dog or cat bed with a warm blanket or pillow is perfect.
- Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet, so keep your animals inside. If left outdoors, pets can freeze, become disoriented, lost, stolen, injured or killed. In addition, don’t leave pets alone in a car during cold weather, as cars can act as refrigerators that hold in the cold and cause animals to freeze to death
To learn more about the ASPCA visit ASPCA.ORG.
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.
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.
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 Chqhumane.org. 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 Chqhumane.org and participate. Votes are $1 each and the money collected through the competition benefits the animals at CCHS. Visit Chqhumane.org 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.