Month: July, 2023

CCHS Has Cute Puppies That Will Be Available August 4th

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Puppy Blog 7-27-23 by Brian Papalia

CCHS Participates In Summer Bissell Empty The Shelters Campaign

Monday, July 17, 2023

BISSELL Pet Foundation Partners with MetLife Pet Insurance for Summer National “Empty the Shelters” July 17-31

CCHS will reduce adoptions fees as one part of 335+ shelters participating nationwide


Jamestown, NY. 7/17/23—BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness, is excited to announce it will team up with MetLife Pet Insurance for the foundation’s upcoming “Empty the Shelters” reduced-fee adoption event. With the shared goal of helping pets find and stay in loving homes, this collaboration will save lives by expanding the foundation's reach to include more shelters across the country. From July 6 to July 31, BISSELL Pet Foundation's Summer National “Empty the Shelters” will occur at more than 335 shelters in 44 states with pets available for adoption for just $50 or less, including Chautauqua County Humane Society.


The Chautauqua County Humane Society will participate July 17-31, 2023, at our 2825 Strunk Road location, offering fee waived adoptions for available shelter pets.  We do have a limit of two animals, if someone is interested in adopting more than two the standard fee will apply to those extra animals. All interested adopters can find more details online at


Since the 2016 inception of BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters,” nearly 158,000 pets at 669 animal welfare organizations in 49 states and Canada have received second chances. An average of 1,200 shelter pets are adopted each day during each quarterly national event. Through this partnership and continued support, the foundation is looking forward to reaching more pets in more shelters and communities during this upcoming event. 


“We are excited to team up with MetLife Pet Insurance to offer 30 days of pet insurance at no cost to the adopter, as well as the opportunity to purchase an annual pet insurance policy, which could make a difference in helping adopters deal with their pet’s unexpected illness or injury," said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. "Veterinary costs add up quickly, and too often, pet owners forgo care or surrender their beloved pets when they can't afford treatment. This collaboration could help to enable more pets in more communities to be adopted through 'Empty the Shelters' and can help facilitate adopters seeking treatment to keep their pets healthy and in their new homes.”


This is the CCHS’s second time participating, Director of Fundraising and Communication Brian Papalia said, “Everyone at CCHS is so excited to be a part of Empty the Shelters again.  During May’s Empty the Shelters event we saw adoptions nearly double what they usually are during that same time frame. We are waiving adoption fees through the end of this month to hopefully see the same results.  While we are waiving adoption fees, we do want to stress that all standard adoption procedures apply.”


BISSELL Pet Foundation and the Chautauqua County Humane Society urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit as well as


About BISSELL Pet Foundation:

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501©(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping, and crisis and disaster response. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. BPF has since partnered with more than 5,800 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc., where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit




Media Contact:

Brittany Schlacter | Marketing & PR Specialist |, 616.600.9470

Brian Papalia | Chautauqua County Humane Society | Director of Fundraising & Communication| | 716-665-2209 x213