Month: November, 2017

Shults Subaru Hosts Subaru Loves Pets Event

Monday, November 20, 2017


Shults Subaru in Jamestown recently hosted their annual Subaru Loves Pets Event at their 311 Fluvanna Avenue, Jamestown location.  Staff and volunteers from the Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) held an adoption drive at the dealership on Saturday, October 28.   Adopters on that day were able to choose from a number of special products including toys and water bowls designed by Subaru to take home with their newly adopted dog or cat. As an extra incentive for the day Shults Subaru generously donated twenty-five dollars for each test drive that day.  The test drive event resulted in a five-hundred dollar donation to the Chautauqua County Humane Society from Shults Subaru.  Shults  Subaru Sales Manager Darren Hills says: "We are so happy to be collaborating with the Chautauqua County Humane Society. Our hope is that through the SUBARU Loves Pets campaign and by supporting the mission of CCHS that no animal is ever left unloved."  CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia said “We are so thankful for the dedication and support shown by the team at Shults  Subaru.  Their donations go directly to the care of the animals residing at the Chautauqua County Humane Society.”  Find out how you can help the Chautauqua Humane Society at SPCAPETS.COM.


Pictured in the Photo from Left to Right: Matt Kahm Vice President of Marketing, Bev Lubi Business Development Coordinator, Darren Hills Sales Manager, Kellie Roberts CCHS Executive Director, Sallie Johnson Sales Manager and Brian Papalia CCHS Community Relations Director.

Chautauqua County Humane Society Featured on WIVB TV News

Monday, November 20, 2017

A viral video of a recently surrendered potbelly pig  named Princess Porkchop posted on the Chautauqua County Humane Society Facebook page was featured on WIVB news out of Buffalo Sunday night.  The video was posted on Facebook this past Thursday and as of Monday, November 20th has been viewed over 66 Thousand times!  CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia says "This is a great extra piece of exposure for Princess that will definitely help the right people connect with her, so she can go home".   Princess is house trained to use a litter box, and gets along well with cats and dogs.  Sue Bobek, Director of Animal Services says "Princess is definitely and indoor pig"  Bobek also explained that Princess has a weight problem and will "also need to go to a home where her care takers will help her work on her weight issue". 

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CCHS Offers Help Following Jamestown Cruelty Case

Friday, November 17, 2017




JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (November 17, 2017)   In the wake of this week’s animal cruelty case stemming from two dogs being found in terrible condition following a house fire on Mt. Vernon Street in Jamestown, the Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) would like to remind area residents to contact local authorities if they are aware of any situation involving animal cruelty.  CCHS will be there to offer services free of charge to local authorities once the situation has been deemed a cruelty case. CCHS can help the authorities with housing, mental and physical health evaluations and work with police to garner evidence for the case as it goes through the judicial process.


Sue Bobek CCHS Director of Animal Services says “We offer services to local police agencies free of charge because we do not want cost to come into the equation when it comes to doing what local municipalities have to do versus the right thing to do when it comes to the wellbeing of the animals in these situations.”


Bobek also stresses the importance of Humane Education “Some of these situations are not people trying to do the wrong thing, but people who are unable to do the right thing, whether through lack of funds, or knowledge of how to properly care for their pets.”  She also stated that “The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a resource for the whole community, whether it’s helping through our pet pantry, or helping to get proper pet care. We have a lot to offer”


CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts says “We know that there is always the possibility of neglect and abuse in our community. Over the last few months we have been working on initiatives to partner more closely with our local municipalities, authorities and the judicial system to help reduce the problems of animal neglect and abuse in our community.”


For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society, connect with CCHS on Facebook, or call the shelter at 716.665.2209.


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. 




Health Department Hosts Final Rabies Vaccination Clinic November 18th

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DHHS Announces Final Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic of 2017

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced its final rabies vaccination clinic of the year will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jamestown Fire Training Center, 240 Harrison St. in Jamestown, N.Y. The clinic is sponsored in conjunction with the City of Jamestown and Dr. Gregory Hoyt will be the attending veterinarian.


Vaccinations will be provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets three months of age and older. All pets must be on a leash or in a cage and pet owners should bring rabies vaccination records for each animal that will be receiving a shot to ensure proper and effective vaccination.


New York State Public Health Law requires each dog, cat and domesticated ferret over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and county residents are encouraged to be responsible pet owners by having their pets vaccinated.


Rabies is a very serious disease of warm-blooded animals caused by a virus. Raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes are the common disease carriers. The virus is transmitted to humans and animals through saliva and it can enter the body from a bite, scratch, scrape or open cut. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system and can cause brain swelling and ultimately death within days of the onset of symptoms.


For more information about the clinic and rabies in general, visit or contact the Division of Public Health at (716) 753-4481.


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CCHS Dog to Perform with Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Article from the November 9th Edition of the Jamestown Post Journal.

For the first time in its decades-long downtown Jamestown tradition, a local ballet production will feature a former guest of the Chautauqua County Humane Society.The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is partnering with the Humane Society to feature an adopted dog in its upcoming December production of “The Nutcracker,” which will be held at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.

The production typically features a dog during the party scene. However CRYB Executive Director Elizabeth Bush said the ballet company wanted to try a different angle this year.“We’ve been collaborating with the Humane Society this year to use one of their adopted dogs in the party scene,” she said. “They’re providing us with a dog that has already been adopted, and we hope that we can use this opportunity to help them out with further adoptions in the future.”

The dog in question is Chloe, a 4-year-old lab-Newfoundland mix who is a Chautauqua County Humane Society rescue. Chloe was dropped off at the Humane Society shelter as a nine-week-old puppy before being adopted by Humane Society volunteer Sarah Winton.

The collaboration came about in large part due to CRYB dancer Lillian Ingrao, who volunteers with the Humane Society after school. Lillian approached Sue Bobek, director of animal services at the Humane Society, who in turn asked Winton if she would be willing to lend Chloe to the production.

“Chloe is one of our success stories,” Winton said. “She has a lot of experience with dog training and she’s been a part of a lot of talks at schools and other places; so she should be pretty prepared for this.”

“We are so happy that the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet thought to incorporate the Chautauqua County Humane Society into this year’s performance of ‘The Nutcracker,'” said Brian Papalia, Humane Society community relations director. “It will be so great to see a dog who came through the shelter onstage with all of these happy children.”

Tickets to “The Nutcracker” are currently on sale ranging from $12 to $35, and can be purchased by calling the Reg Lenna box office at 484-7070 or online at

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CCHS Honors Veterans Who Volunteer

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Saturday November 11th is Veteran’s Day.  Veteran’s Day is a day for the nation to recognize the men and women who have served in our country’s armed forces. This year we are focusing on those that have served our country, and now donate their time and talent to volunteering here at the Chautauqua County Humane Society.


Dan Zepka served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1970 and was in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969.  Dan has volunteered at CCHS since 2012. 


Tom Whittaker has been volunteering with CCHS for at least 3 years.  Tom served in the United State Army from 1968 to 1971.  He was also in Vietnam.  


Tom Fairbanks joined the United States Navy in 1964 and served with the Seabees.  Tom has been volunteering at CCHS for at least a decade. 

Marty McKotch served in the United States Army from October 1963 to 1965.  He served stateside at Fort Benning in Georgia.  Marty has been volunteering at the shelter for the past 15 to 20 years!

Lee Potts has been volunteering for the Chautauqua County Humane Society for 8 years.  Lee was drafted into the United States Army on his 24th Birthday.  “I was teaching on a Friday, and was in the Army by Monday” Potts said.   He served in the Army from 1971 to 1973.

Thanks to all of our veterans for your service and for volunteering at the Chautauqua County Humane Society!