Month: October, 2022

Chautauqua County Department Of Health Announces Upcoming Rabies Clinics

Monday, October 17, 2022

For Information or Questions Please Contact the Chautauqua County Department of Health 

  • Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Dunkirk City Streets Department at 19 W. Lucas Ave. in Dunkirk, N.Y. This clinic is co-sponsored by the Town and City of Dunkirk and the Chautauqua County Division of Public Health. Dr. Rebekah Frost will be the attending veterinarian. This clinic will be a drive-in clinic and animals must be pre-registered to receive vaccinations. At the clinic, vehicles will enter and follow the established traffic pattern on-site and pet owners will stay in their vehicles with their pets as animal handlers will transport animals from the vehicle to the veterinarian for vaccination. To pre-register online for the Dunkirk clinic, click here.


  • Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Taylor Training Center, 240 W. Harrison St. in Jamestown, N.Y. This clinic is co-sponsored by the City of Jamestown and Chautauqua County Division of Public Health. Dr. Gregory Hoyt will be attending veterinarian. For this clinic, pet owners will bring their pets into the building at their scheduled appointment time and follow COVID-19 and social distancing measures established at the clinic. Animals must be pre-registered to receive vaccinations. To pre-register online for the Jamestown clinic, click here.

CCHS To Hold Kitten Pawp Up Adoption Event This Saturday

Monday, October 17, 2022


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 19, 2022) CCHS is once again so overloaded with kittens that we are holding another Pawp-up adoption event at the Chautauqua Mall this Saturday from 12-3! You are going to have the chance to meet 22 kittens - that's ALL of the kittens in our foster program.

The adoption fee will be $50 for one and $75 for two kittens, which is half the cost of the adoption fee. Also, during our Lucky Black Cats Campaign, The adoption Fee will be covered (as long as funding remains) Standard adoption procedures will still apply.

This is your opportunity to get a cute little 3-pound kitten that has never spent a night at CCHS, okay maybe a night or two.

All animals adopted from CCHS have been spayed or neutered, are up to date on medical, microchipped, and have had a dose of flea treatment. Get to the mall for the Kitten Pawp-Up this Saturday from 12-3pm. Learn more at 

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a 501 (c)(3) 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.”   




CCHS Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event This Saturday

Monday, October 10, 2022

The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) teams up with Shults Subaru to help Chautauqua County shelter pets find homes. CCHS will host a pet adoption event with Shults Subaru to help shelter animals in our community find loving homes. Shults Subaru will be donating $100 to the Chautauqua County Humane Society for every pet adopted in October.
Our spotlight will be the 13 Lucky Black Cats promotion where a mysterious sponsor is covering the cost of black cats being adopted throughout October. The Subaru Loves Pets adoption event will be held Saturday, October 15th from 12pm to 3pm at Shults Subaru, 311 Fluvanna Avenue in Jamestown. Look for more information at or at https
The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a 501 (c)(3) 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.”

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Friday, October 7, 2022

Costumes, trick-or-treaters, and jack-o-lanterns — all signs point to Halloween! But before the first trick-or-treaters come to your door and you dress your pet up, make sure that they are ready for the holiday.

Dressing up Your Pet for Halloween

Pet costumes make for some of the cutest photos, but you don’t want your dog or cat to be stressed while wearing their outfit. Take some time to get your pet used to their costume by gradually increasing the amount of time they spend in it (think of it like breaking in a new pair of shoes) before the big day. It’s also important to make sure that your pet’s costume isn’t putting them in danger.

  • Ensure a Proper Fit
    Make sure their costume isn’t too tight (making it harder or more uncomfortable for them to breathe), or too loose (increasing their trip and injury risks). You also want to avoid dangling pieces of fabric or other objects your pet might chew on and ingest, possibly leading to a digestive irritation or obstruction.
  • Avoid Masks
    Avoid putting on a mask or covering your pet’s face – loss of vision causes stress and inhibits their ability to get around safely. It can also obstruct normal breathing or potentially cause trauma to their eyes.
  • Include Reflective Gear
    This is especially important if you’ll be taking your pet along for the trick-or-treating festivities outdoors. With so many people out driving unfamiliar roads, it’s important that your pet is visible to prevent accidents.

Be Wary of Strangers

If you want to take your dog along for trick or treating, make sure they’re properly socialized and would actually enjoy being a part of the fun. Many dogs get very nervous when approached by unfamiliar people or excited children and adding Halloween masks and costumes to the mix can set your dog up for a biting incident. Some dogs could become fearful and anxious and try to run away.

Staying Safe and Secure

Halloween can be stressful for many pets because of the non-stop door knocking and doorbell ringing, trick-or-treat yelling kids, strange costumes, and the constant opening and closing of the door.

  • Create a Safe Space
    The noises associated with trick or treating (such as doorbells, knocking, and loud children) can be stressful for your pets. If your pet is anxious when someone knocks or rings the doorbell, set up a secure room away from all the noise where they can hang out. Put on calming music to block the sound of the doorbell and put out their food and water, favorite toys, or a yummy chew. And don’t forget a clean litter box for the cats!
  • Medication
    Medication can help give your dog relief from their noise aversion symptoms. To see if your dog suffers from noise aversion, take this quiz.
  • Prevent Door Dashing
    You don’t want your dog to get spooked and run out the front door while you’re handing out candy. Put up gates to prevent your pet from rushing up to trick-or-treaters or dashing out the door. Or put your pet on a leash and keep that leash in hand when you’re opening the door to hand out candy.

Keep Candy and Treats Out of Reach

Halloween treats are delicious for humans but can be dangerous for pets. It’s best to keep all treats out of reach of pets, especially chocolate and treats containing the sugar-free ingredient, xylitol. Keep the bowl of candy out of reach of your pet in between trick-or-treaters and hang your child’s bag of goodies up high when they get home.

Pet suffocation happens much too often, so make sure to keep any treat bags away from your pet and cut them along all the edges (so it lays flat) before throwing them away. Lots of animals want to investigate bags because they smell like food or candy, but that can be dangerous quickly!

Be Fire Safe

Did you know that about 1,000 fires are started each year unintentionally by pets[1]? Their fluffy tails or excited jumping can knock candles over and harm them or your home. Stay safe and use glow sticks or LED candles in your pumpkins and as decorations this year.

With some simple planning and easy management techniques, you and your pet can stay safe and have fun this Halloween!

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