Month: July, 2022

Chautauqua County Health Department To Hold Rabies Clinic August 18

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

CCHS Fee Waived Dog Adoptions Ending This Saturday

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

News Release

For Immediate Release             


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (June 14, 2022) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is very grateful to the community response to our recent plea for help regarding the dog population at the shelter. Since June 14th we have had 11 dogs adopted and 4 more go into foster to adopt situations. There were also several strays that were being held that were reunited back to their families. CCHS Senior Programs Director Brian Papalia said, “The impact this kind of community response has on the shelter is incalculable. We had more than 40 dogs in the shelter, almost double capacity.  The stress that puts on the animals, volunteers, and staff makes life very difficult. Currently we have around 20 dogs available for adoption.  We are going to continue to waive adoption fees through Saturday, July 16th.   

Click Here To See All Available Dogs

While the adoption fee is being waived, all other steps of the adoption process will remain firmly in place. We encourage adopters to fill out an online adoption application at Meets and dog meets will be necessary. We are working to make matches that will be happy, healthy, and last a lifetime. We do welcome donations in lieu of the adoption fee.”


Information and photos are available  at The shelter is open from 1pm to 5:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 11am to 3pm on Saturdays. 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.