Month: October, 2018

November 24th is CCHS Night with the Jamestown Rebels.

Monday, October 29, 2018


Join the Chautauqua County Humane Society for an evening of local hockey with your Jamestown Rebels! Stop by our table at the game and find out all that's happening at CCHS, as the Rebels take on the Maryland Black Bears. Meet pets up for adoption, and learn more about them when they visit the ice! Get your tickets today at

Walk 4 Paws 2018 a success!

Monday, October 29, 2018



JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 29, 2018)  The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is pleased to announce the totals from the fourteenth Annual Walk 4 Paws fundraiser, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa. Team and individual fundraising, Tag Days money collection weekends, and sponsorship contributed to the $30,355.45 total. The money raised will go directly towards the mission of  CCHS.


The Walk 4 Paws was held Saturday October 20 at Chautauqua Institution. Despite cold and rainy weather, over 120 people showed up 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 peacock.

Community Relations Director Brian Papalia said "You can really see the dedication these folks have to the animals that rely on CCHS when they show up with their pets, ready to walk on a cold and rainy day like we had on the 20th."   

The top three individuals and teams were announced at the event and will receive awards for their efforts. Reiley Kolstee was the first place individual for the second year in a row, collecting $1,725, Keith Warner was second with $1,105, and CCHS Board Member Edwin Rodriguez was third with $626. The Woof Pack was the top team, raising $2,058, Flarfy’s Family was 2nd with $1,949 and the Hultin Family Animal Lovers was third with $1885. 

CCHS would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all those who volunteered at, participated in, or donated to the 2018 Walk 4 Paws. The success of the event was made possible our sponsors. This year’s presenting sponsor was Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa.  The Feline Hero sponsor was the Shults Auto Group.  Canine Crusaders were Chautauqua Chemicals Company and Labella. Shelter Supporters included The Lynn Development Group, The Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, AT&T, RKD Alpha Dog, Soresto, Allied Alarm, and  Truck Lite.  CCHS Advocates include: Lewis and Lewis Personal Injury Lawyers, Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, King’s Heating and Sheet Metal, Lockwood Agency, Farm Fresh Foods, Cummins, Casella, Fresh Press Studios, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Farm Fresh Variety Store and Redemption Center, Tim Horton’s, The Trophy House and UBS Financial Services. This year’s media sponsor was the Media One Radio Group which includes SE-93, WHUG 101.9, 103.1 The Fox, 1240AM and FM 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.




Subaru Love Pets Adoption Event This Saturday!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Chautauqua County Humane Society will be bringing your next pet to Shults Subaru, 311 Fluvanna Avenue in Jamestown. From 10am to 1pm on Saturday, October 27th, come meet your "Furever Friend" and pick up some cool Subaru pet toys. Shults Subaru will donate $25 for every test drive, so come on out and help the animals by adopting, or by test driving a great new Subaru!

The Walk 4 Paws is getting close!

Thursday, October 11, 2018





There is still time to form a team or participate as an individual for the 14th annual Walk 4 Paws, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and The Shults Auto Group.  This is the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. The event combines a family friendly 1.5-mile walk through Chautauqua Institution with charitable giving to help provide care for all the animals awaiting adoption at the shelter.


The annual Walk 4 Paws event takes place on Saturday, October 20 at the Market Gate of Chautauqua Institution. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., with the official walk starting at 10:30 a.m. Again this year, at 10 a.m., CCHS will feature a runway for pets and their owners to show off their finest costumes and/or tricks. A trophy will be awarded to the pet with the best costume! This is where the costume contest judging will take place.  Awards and complimentary refreshments will follow at the conclusion of the walk.


“This is one of our most exciting and definitely our largest events of the year,” said Kellie Roberts, Executive Director for CCHS. “It’s a fun and relaxing event that allows our participants to tour Chautauqua with their pets and fundraise for the animals that rely on CCHS in the process,” said Roberts.


Unlike most charity walks or 5K events, community members walk alongside their favorite pets and get personal sponsors to help raise money for the shelter. As individual walkers’ fundraising totals go up, they have the opportunity to earn bigger incentive prizes. The first incentive level gets a commemorative Walk 4 Paws t-shirt and higher incentive levels can earn Keurig coffee makers, bicycles, jewelry, electronic devices and so much more. Click here to see prizes...


Walkers can also form teams for the event. Interested Team Leaders are encouraged to recruit more people to join their team. The top three teams with the highest combined fundraising total are awarded a trophy as well as the top three individuals. Local businesses are encouraged to create teams of walkers for promotional opportunities.


“We are a non-profit organization that receives no funding from the government at any level. Our special events are significant to the shelter and we are very thankful for the community support that we receive each year,” said Roberts.


Dogs aren’t the only animals that can participate in the walk. Over the years, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and even a horse have participated in the event. The event is meant to raise awareness and funds for all animals that enter the humane society facilities.


Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa and The Shults Auto Group are the presenting sponsors of this year’s walk. Followed by Labella  and Chautauqua Chemical Company. The five Media One Group radio stations (SE-93, 1240am *and 101.3 FM WJTN, 101.9 WHUG, 1340 WKSN, and 103.1 WQFX) is the media sponsor for 2018.  We are also grateful for community support from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Jamestown. 


The event now features quick online registration and online fundraising tools for teams and individuals at For those interested in fundraising on hard copy materials, registration forms and collection envelopes are available for pick up at the shelter.  For more information or to have materials mailed to your home, 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.

CCHS Announces Final Low Cost Healthy Pet Clinic of 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 3, 2018) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) announces the final low cost Healthy Pet Clinic of 2018. The next clinic will be held Saturday, October 20th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown from 10am until 1pm. No appointments will be necessary. The clinic will operate on a first come, first served basis, and is for healthy dogs and cats only.

CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts says “Through our low cost Healthy Pet Clinics, CCHS has provided care for 354 pets. We are seeing that there is a real need in the community for these basic veterinary services.  These are people who otherwise may not seek services for their pets due to lack of money or transportation to get to a veterinarian.”

The low cost Healthy Pet Clinic is a one stop wellness shop, with participants having their visit with local veterinarian Harry Shaw, DVM.  In addition to a basic examination and core vaccinations, deworming and other wellness services will be provided as needed and there will be the option to purchase flea and tick products at special CCHS pricing, including Seresto collars, Advantage II for cats, and K9 Advantix II.

CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia thanked Father Luke Fodor, Kim Mann, and the parishioners at St. Luke’s for their help, and the use of the church’s undercroft saying “St. Luke’s is so accommodating to the community, whether you are planning a public or private event, I would recommend working with them.” Thanks are also extended to the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund and the Ingrid M. Dawson Memorial Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the funding that makes these clinics possible for our friends and neighbors.”

Participants should come prepared with dogs properly leashed and cats in carriers.  Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Please bring any previous rabies vaccination certificates and any veterinarian records from the past year, if available. A small co-pay will be requested for the basic services, although receiving care is not based on one’s ability to pay. Other services, including heartworm, Lyme disease, and feline leukemia testing will be available at a low cost.

Be sure to bring your pet to the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Healthy Pet Clinic from 10am to 1pm, Saturday, October 20th at St. Luke’s Church, 410 North Main Street in Jamestown.  More at