Month: March, 2021

Please Support The New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

It's March. The budget is due on April 1.

It's time for our state legislators to speak out for the Companion Animal Capital Fund in their respective conferences. Please email them today with our simple message.

Companion Animal Capital Fund grants have changed the face of shelters across NYS. The Fund was in the budget since FY17-18 and because of COVID was not included last year. We have pivotal support from our champions, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and State Senator Joseph Addabbo. We also have support from the chairs of the respective Agriculture Committees--Donna Lupardo in the Assembly and Michelle Hinchey in the Senate. 

Please take a moment and send an email. 
It’s quick and easy!  

As always, thank you.

CCHS St Pawtrick's Adoption Event March 12th and 13th

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (March 2, 2021) The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s (CCHS) St. Pawtrick’s adoption event returns to the Chautauqua Mall March 12th and 13th.  This is one of the organizations largest adoption events of the year and CCHS will have plenty of available pets looking for homes.  Partnership Director Brian Papalia said “We are having an incredible run of events at the Chautauqua Mall and are looking forward to an exciting St Pawtrick’s Weekend.  We are truly fortunate to have community partners like Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, Chautauqua Mall, and Media One Group Radio to help us make this event possible.  Even with COVID looming in 2020 we were able to get 13 pets into loving homes and this year we hope to have at least that many adoptions.”  The event is also made possible with the support of B&L Wholesale Supply, Customized Management Strategies, JB Liquor, and SKF Aeroengine Service North America.

The St. Pawtrick’s Event is a great opportunity for folks to support the pets that rely on CCHS with a Pennies 4 Paws donation.  Papalia said, “Pennies 4 Paws is one of the cornerstones of financial support for the pets that rely on CCHS Services and the gesture of dropping off those donations during one of our events is a life changing show of affection for so many pets in need.”

Make plans to stop by the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s St. Pawtrick’s adoption event at the Chautauqua Mall from 3pm to 7pm Friday, March 12th and 12pm to 4pm on Saturday, March 13th.  There are always opportunities to see all available pets and get a preview of who will be up for adoption at the St. Pawtrick’s event at and on the CCHS Facebook Page. 

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.”  Find out more at 


CCHS Receives $45,000 Grant From PetSmart Charities To Help Homeless Pets Find Homes

Monday, March 1, 2021


Working together to save more lives through increased adoption


Jamestown, NY – March 1  The Chautauqua County Humane Society has received a $45,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets in Chautauqua County for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes.  With the help of this grant, the organization will increase the number of offsite adoption opportunities to directly connect homeless pets to adopters and to support its efforts to help homeless pets find homes.


Cat overpopulation is a real issue in Chautauqua County and CCHS works with likeminded community members to have pets spayed or neutered through the CCHS low cost spay/neuter clinic.  In addition to spay/neuter procedures, CCHS will  use this generous PetSmart Charities Grant to provide vaccinations and a microchip to prepare 300 more animals for adoption in 2021.  “At CCHS we are a limited admission shelter with a continuous waiting list,” said Kellie Roberts, CCHS Executive Director. “This grant from PetSmart Charities is going to allow us to expand our adoption preparation efforts and our offsite adoption program. This will give us the opportunity to bring more pets looking for homes directly to adopters in the community. This is great because we can get more animals into homes and at the same time allow us to promote our low cost spay/neuter clinic to create more awareness on how everyone can do their part to help gain control of the local pet population.”  “We are thrilled to support CCHS’s work to find loving homes for local homeless cats, while providing essential wellness care that will promote a healthier pet population throughout Chautauqua,” said Johnny Jenkins, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “This initiative will continue to provide crucial care and give these cats the best chance at finding a loving home.

Since 1994, through its partnership with nearly 4,000 humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues across North America, PetSmart Charities has helped more than 9 million pets to find loving homes via its in-store adoption program in over 1,650 PetSmart® stores. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated nearly $400 million to positively impact communities, to help preserve families, to improve access to veterinary care and to connect people and pets through initiatives like this with the Chautauqua County Humane Society.


Learn more about services and programs provided by the Chautauqua County Humane Society at or visit the shelter at 2825 Strunk Road in Jamestown


About The Chautauqua County Humane Society

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.”  Find out more at

About PetSmart Charities


About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 500,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting more than $390 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 16 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit

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