Month: October, 2019

Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event November 2nd

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Chautauqua County Humane Society will be bringing your next pet to Shults Subaru, 311 Fluvanna Avenue in Jamestown. From 11am to 2pm on Saturday, November 2nd you can meet your next furry family member. Adopters will pick up some cool Subaru pet toys and goodies. Shults Subaru will donate $25 for every test drive and also offer free hot dogs! Come on over to Shults Subaru, 311 Flavannua Avenue and help the animals by adopting, or by test driving a great new Subaru!

See all of the adoptable animals by clicking here! 

Walk 4 Paws 2019 A Success

Monday, October 14, 2019



                                    15TH ANNUAL WALK 4 PAWS RAISES OVER $32,000 FOR THE ANIMALS!


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 14, 2019) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is pleased to announce the totals from the fifteenth Annual Walk 4 Paws, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa and Petco. Team and individual fundraising, Tag Days collection weekends, and sponsorship contributed to the $32,302 total. As always the money raised will go directly towards the mission of CCHS to improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals, and commitment to the community.

The Walk 4 Paws was held Saturday, October 5th at Chautauqua Institution. Despite cold and rainy weather, 200 people showed up to walk in support of the animals, and for the pet costume contest. The Costume Contest winner was a tandem costume of Little Bo Peep and her dog made to look like a sheep. The contest costume trophy was provided by The Trophy House in Jamestown. .

Community Relations Director Brian Papalia said "It’s amazing to have all of these folks come out and walk to support the animals that rely on CCHS.  A special thanks goes out to all of the people that have been involved and fundraising for a while now.  Some teams started way back in August. The walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year and to meet and exceed the goal is fantastic."   

The top three individuals and teams were announced at the event and will receive awards for their efforts. Keith Warner was the first place individual, collecting $2,545, Carm Proctor was second with $2,200 which she raised in memory of her daughter Lauren, and Reiley Kolstee  was third with $1,270. “Working 4 Paws” was the top team, raising $3,441, Flarfy’s Family was 2nd with $1,374 and the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board or Realtors was third with $1,306. Trophies will be presented to the top 3 individuals and team at the Season of Hope open house to be held at the CCHS Adoption Center on Saturday December 7th. 

CCHS would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all those who volunteered at, participated in, or donated to the 2019 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 and Petco.  The Canine Crusader sponsor was Chautauqua Chemicals. Shelter Supporters Included: The Shults Auto Group, Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, RKD Alpha Dog, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, Blackstone Advanced Technologies, Truck-Lite, G&E Tents, Tables & Chairs. Shelter Advocate included: The Lockwood Agency, Edborg-Hnatyszyn Group at UBS Financial Services, Digitell, Kings’ Heating and Cooling, Fresh Press Studios,  Unplugged Productions and The Trophy House. This year’s media sponsor was the Media One Radio Group which includes SE-93, WHUG 101.9, Rock 103, 106.9 Kiss FM, 1240AM and 101.3 FM WJTN and 1340AM Kissin’ Oldies. Media One Group is the official media sponsor of CCHS.

Community sponsors also played a major role in the walk this year.  Papalia said “It was great to have folks from the Children’s Safety Village, Ryder’s Cup, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, The Chautauqua County Department of Health, The Haunting At The Mall, Full Moon Rising Bakery and Wag Supply Co. on hand for people to mingle with and pick up some goodies.   We appreciate the time the representatives took from their already busy schedules to support the animals at CCHS in this way.” 

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.


CCHS Offers Final Healthy Pet Clinics of 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019



The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS)  will be holding the final two low cost Healthy Pet Clinics of 2019 this month.  The next clinic will be from 10am to 1pm, Saturday, October 19th at the Pet Pantry in Dunkirk and the final clinic will be held from Noon to 3pm, Saturday October 26th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown. 

CCHS Director of Animal Services, Sue Bobek said “Response to the Healthy Pet Clinics in 2019 has been great.  452 animals have had visits with vets that otherwise may not have had that opportunity. 84 animals were seen at our September clinic held at St. Luke’s Episcopal church.  That is the most we have ever had and shows that we really are filling a need in the community.” Bobek also said “Now that we are wrapping up our second year we have gathered information to shape the future of the Healthy Pet Clinics, and I have to say that we can almost say for certain that this program will continue in 2020.”

The response to the healthy pet clinics from the community has been very positive and the work behind the scenes for CCHS volunteers and staff has been smooth, but there is one particular challenge that is still being worked out.  Bobek said “We are so grateful to the veterinarians that are willing to contract out their services to us to make the clinics possible, but there still is some difficulty getting enough help to cover them all. This summer we had to cut the number of clinics  in the north county down by three because there simply weren’t enough veterinarians that could dedicate the time to come and provide services. Bobek said if there are veterinarians that would like to help at future clinics to please contact her at the shelter at

716-665-2209 x212, or email her at

Regarding the upcoming pet clinics, there is some information participants will need to know. 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.

Thanks to Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, St. Luke’s Church and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for making the 2019 series of Healthy Pet Clinics possible.  

Cat Portals Installed Thanks To Grant From CRCF

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


     Cat Portals Installed Thanks To Grant From CRCF


The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is now able to offer cats a more comfortable stay as the wait for their adoptive families.  Thanks to generous donations from the community and a $2,000 dollar grant through the Axel W. Carlson Memorial Fund for Field of Interest.


CCHS Director of Animal Services Sue Bobek said “The purpose of the cat portal is to give the cats more space in their kennel and to give separation from their living quarters and their litter box.  Studies show that when cats enjoy the benefits these portals provide they are happier, healthier and get adopted much quicker.” Bobek also thanked Kurt Sturzenbecker for his work to install the portals. 

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a 503 c not for profit organization serving Chautauqua County since 1905.  CCHS’s mission is “To improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals and commitment to the community.”  Find out more at