Month: March, 2014

Open Up Your Heart To A Senior Pet

Monday, March 31, 2014

At the Chautauqua County Humane Society, we work hard every day to find loving, forever homes for the pets in our care. Some of the pets we receive are “senior” pets. Many times we hear potential adopters say that they don’t want to adopt a pet that is old because they might not have them for long. We really do understand this feeling. It is hard to fall in love with a pet and bring them into your home knowing that your time with them is short. We know that this requires someone special that wants to make the last years of a pets life wonderful and feel the love right until the end.

That is what CCHS is looking for right now, special people that see the value in an older pet and are willing to let them into their heart and their home no matter how long that might be. We currently have many senior pets at the shelter just waiting for a 2nd chance to give and receive love.  Won’t you be a hero to and senior cat or dog? Stop by and meet some of these wonderful pets and let yourself fall in love.

To make it easier to bring a senior pet into your home, we are waiving the fees for all senior pet adoptions for the month of April. We promise that the love you get in return will be worth it.

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Fix-A-Bull Program Extended Through 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (March 11, 2013) Another no-cost spay/neuter clinic is available at the Chautauqua County Humane Society for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixed breed dogs in Dunkirk, Fredonia and Jamestown. The program has been extended from the previous year and is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities. CCHS officials are encouraging these dog owners to make their appointments before the approaching June deadline.

Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixed breed dog owners have until June 15 to schedule their dog for a no-cost spay/neuter service. Appointment times vary at the 2825 Strunk Road location but are generally scheduled on Wednesdays.

“Last year’s program was only available to residents in Jamestown,” said Sue Bobek, Humane Outreach Coordinator for CCHS. “This year, we’re able to provide free spay/neuter services in Dunkirk and Fredonia due to the high number of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixed breed dogs in the north county,” said Bobek. Unlike the other low-income spay/neuter clinics offered at the shelter, the Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixed breed dog clinic does not have an income based requirement. Any legal resident living within the 14048, 14063 and 14701 zip codes can apply and schedule an appointment.

Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program.

“We are also including a free microchip with each spay/neuter appointment,” said Bobek. “If your pet gets loose or runs away, a microchip is one of the latest and greatest technologies to help reconnect you with your lost animal,” she said.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to schedule an appointment for your Pit Bull or Pit Bull mixed breed dog, visit or call 716-665-2209 ext. 205.

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.

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