Month: October, 2017

2017 Walk 4 Paws is a Major Success

Monday, October 30, 2017






JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 26, 2017) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is pleased to announce the totals from their Thirteenth Annual Walk 4 Paws fundraiser, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa and The Southern Tier Xpress. Team and individual fundraising, Tag Days money collection weekends, sponsorship and other various donations contributed to the $37,525.00 total.  This is the highest total in the 13 year history of the walk! The money raised will go directly towards the mission of the CCHS.


The Walk 4 Paws event was held Saturday October 14 at Chautauqua Institution. The walk brought together more than 300 people for the exciting day which included a one and a half mile awareness/fundraising walk, cook out and pet costume contest. The Pet Costume Contest was won by a dog dressed like a Christmas tree.

“We are so excited to see this level of dedication and support for the work that is done at the Chautauqua County Humane Society,” said Kellie Roberts, Executive Director for the CCHS. “With the help of participants, volunteers and staff we are able to fulfill our mission to the animals that rely on us to keep them safe and healthy until they find a home, said Roberts.” 

The top three individuals and teams were announced at the event and will receive their awards November 18th on 1240AM WJTN’s Saturday Breakfast Party. Reiley Kolstee was the first place individual collecting $2,055, CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts was second with $1,248 and Keith Warner was third with $571. The Hultin Family Animal Lovers was the top team, raising $2,257, Flarfy’s Family was 2nd with $1,403 and Team Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union was third with $696. The pet costume contest winner was awarded to a dog dressed as a Christmas tree.


CCHS would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all those who volunteered and/or donated to the 2017 Walk 4 Paws. The success of the event was made possible by the sponsors. This year’s lead sponsors were the Southern Tier Xpress and Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa. Additional sponsors included The Lynn Development Group, Jamestown Cycle Shop, Chautauqua Chemicals Company, The Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, Ed Shults Auto Group,  Allied Alarm, Truck Lite, Lewis and Lewis Personal Injury Lawyers, Dog Speak, Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, Basil Fredonia, King’s Heating and Sheet Metal, Lockwood Agency, Farm Fresh Foods, Lakeside Veterinary Medicine, Southern Tier Financial- Dave Switala and John LaBardo, Farm Fresh Variety Store and Redemption Center, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union,  G.L. Olson, Tim Horton’s, The Trophy House and UBS Financial Services. This year’s media sponsors were The Post Journal and the five stations of Media One Group including SE-93, WHUG 101.9, 103.1 The Fox, 1240AM WJTN and 1340AM Kissin’ Oldies. Media One Group is the official media sponsor of CCHS.


For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive information on other special events, visit or call 716-665-2209 ext. 213.


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.


Note: Photo’s submitted by Cathy Panebianco.  





Subaru Loves Pets Adoption event @ Shults Subaru on Fluvanna Avenue

Monday, October 23, 2017

Shults Subaru on Fluvanna Avenue in Jamestown is hosting the Subaru Loves Pets adoption event from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, October 28th.  Shults Subaru will donate 25 dollars to CCHS for every test drive that happens on Saturday, October 28th.   There will also be special gifts for adopters provided by Subaru.   The gifts range from stainless steel dog bowls to special Subaru Chew Toys!   Sue Bobek, CCHS Director of Animal Services says “It’s great to work with the fantastic staff at Ed Shults Subaru to spread the word about getting our animals homes, and raising money for the shelter at the same time.  We are so thankful to the people at Ed Shults Subaru for hosting this event.”

Halloween Pet Safety

Monday, October 23, 2017


Halloween can be the spookiest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky. The ASPCA recommends taking these simple, common sense precautions to keep your pet happy and healthy all the way to November 1.

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Stash the Treats
The candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not Scruffy or Fluffy. Several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for cats and dogs, and sugar-free candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can cause serious problems in pets. If you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 immediately.

Watch the Decorations and Keep Wires Out of Reach
While a carved jack-o-lantern certainly is festive, pets can easily knock over a lit pumpkin and start a fire. Curious kittens are especially at risk of getting burned or singed by candle flame. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered relatively nontoxic, but can produce stomach discomfort in pets who nibble on them.

Be Careful with Costumes
For some pets, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. The ASPCA recommends that you don’t put your dog or cat in a costume unless you know he or she loves it. If you do dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume does not limit his or her movement, sight or ability to breathe, bark or meow. Check the costume carefully for small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that could present a choking hazard. Ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury. Be sure to have your pet try on the costume before the big night. If he or she seems distressed or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting your pet wear his or her “birthday suit” or don a festive bandanna instead.

Keep Pets Calm and Easily Identifiable
Halloween brings a flurry of activity with visitors arriving at the door, and too many strangers can often be scary and stressful for pets. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. While opening the door for guests, be sure that your dog or cat doesn’t dart outside. And always make sure your pet it wearing proper identification—if for any reason he or she does escape, a collar with ID tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver for a lost pet.

CCHS To Benefit From Redeemable Cans and Bottles

Monday, October 9, 2017


The Farm Fresh Variety Store Can and Bottle Redemption Center is making a special offer to supporters of the Chautauqua County Humane Society.   Store owner Steve Senske is offering 6 cents per item on returned redeemable cans and bottles at their Fluvanna Avenue location through the end of October.  Steve is a former CCHS board member who still cares greatly about the organization.   If you own a bar or restaurant, or even just happen to have a large number of returnable cans and bottles please consider taking them to the Farm Fresh Variety Store Can and  Bottle Redemption Center at 178 Fluvanna Avenue in Jamestown.  Find them on Facebook at   If you have too many to haul, we may be able to help you with that call Brian Papalia at 665-2209 Extension 213 or message us through the CCHS Facebook Page

Haunting at the Mall to benefit Chautauqua County Humane Society

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


The Haunting at Chautauqua Mall opens its doors Friday, October 6th at the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood.The indoor haunted house, which is located on the second floor above JCPenney with an exterior entrance behind the store, is celebrating their fifth year of operation. The dates of the “Asylum 716” haunted house continues every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 28 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. This year, the guideless haunt of scares will feature a museum of past props, costumes and masks from previous years. The cost is $12 for discounted pre-sale tickets available at Don’s Car Wash, Second Chances Thrift Store and Outrage Art in Jamestown or on-line at The price at the door is $15 per person. A special kid-friendly haunt on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. for $5 per person during the mall-wide 2-4 p.m. Boo Bash trick or treat event will also take place.A portion of the proceeds benefit the Chautauqua County Humane Society in Jamestown. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering at the haunted house, contact Mekus at 720-0564, smekus@eventzbyscott or on Facebook at The Haunting at the Mall.  (Copy from the Jamestown Post Journal  10/3/17)