Month: December, 2013

Second Chances Thrift Store Break In

Monday, December 23, 2013

At some point between the close of business on Friday, December 20, and the open of business on Saturday, December 21, our Second Chances Thrift Store location on Fairmount Avenue had a break in. The individual(s) responsible stole that day's total receipts/cash. This couldn't have come at a worse time for our shelter.

As you know, all proceeds from our Second Chances Thrift Store locations go to benefit CCHS and help us keep the lights on for the animals year-round. Money and resources are especially tight during the winter months as hundreds of animals need to be sheltered from the cold. This is a devastating loss for us. We're asking the community to assist us to help spread the word in hopes that someone with information will come forward.

Anyone with information leading to the capture of those responsible are asked to call the Town of Ellicott Police Department at 716-665-7083. Thank you for your help and continued support of our mission.

Any direct questions regarding this issue can call our Executive Director, Jeff Lubi, at 665-2209 ext 202

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Tinkerbell the Chihuahua Update

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
December 21, 2013:

It has been quite a journey with this gal the past few weeks. We're HONORED to say that Tinkerbell has been adopted and is now leaving for her furever home! Tinkerbell and all the staff and volunteers here at CCHS want to thank the hundreds of adoption applications and THOUSANDS of supporters that came out in force to say in once voice: WE WILL NOT STAND FOR ANIMAL ABUSE!

After careful consideration, the most ideal home was chosen for Tinkerbell to ensure her continued health and safety. As a reminder, we have many cats and dogs waiting for homes at the shelter. Tinkerbell's wish for the holidays is that all of her brothers and sisters here at the shelter find their own furever homes soon. Make their wishes come true? Adopt today!

December 13, 2013:

a result of an investigation conducted by the Chautauqua County Humane Society Cruelty Investigations Unit regarding Tinkerbell the Chihuahua, Jose Carmona Gomez of Jamestown was arrested and charged with Animal Cruelty in violation of New York State Agriculture and Markets Law Article 26 §353 and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Busti court to answer the charges.

The Chautauqua County Humane Society wishes to thank all of the individuals who have wished Tinkerbell well and have sent her cards and we look forward to placing her in herforever home when the time comes.

December 11, 2013:

The investigation into the case regarding Tinkerbell the Chihuahua continues this afternoon as more facts come into focus. As of this afternoon, statements have been taken from all parties involved including a voluntary statement from a person of interest.

Tinkerbell the Chihuahua will remain at the Chautauqua County Humane Society until the conclusion of the investigation and a clear, safe decision can be made regarding her well-being.

At this time, Tinkerbell the Chihuahua is not available for adoption or release, but the Chautauqua County Humane Society is accepting applications for consideration.

If or when Tinkerbell the Chihuahua becomes available for adoption, the Chautauqua County Humane Society will go through the traditional adoption process, sort through applications and place her in the best possible home. As a reminder, the Chautauqua County Humane Society has many other cats and dogs currently available for adoption including other Chihuahuas like Tinkerbell. To view these animals, click here.

The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to promote the adoption of animals, prevent all forms of animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to provide education about the humane treatment of animals. The shelter wants to thank the community for their interest, support, well wishes and concern regarding this matter and helping to support the organization’s mission. To make a monetary donation to this mission, click here.

December 10, 2013:

Tinkerbell is doing well and continues to be under observation until she is deemed healthy. YNN Jamestown came this morning to speak with our Executive Director about the situation and to help inform the public of what options exist to avoid cruelty of this nature in the future. We also had some kittens come in from a similar cruelty case last week that are doing well.

December 9, 2013:

A report came in this afternoon of a dog having been found in a ditch on the side of Southwestern Drive in Lakewood. After our Cruelty Investigator arrived, he found a female Chihuahua mix inside of a zipped Coors Light thermal bag. The dog was terrified and had evidently been in the bag for quite some time due to the amount of feces and urine inside. She was brought to CCHS a little over an hour ago for treatment, food and observation.

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