Month: August, 2018

CCHS Benefits from Cummins Day of Caring

Friday, August 17, 2018


The dogs and the volunteers that walk them have much nicer grounds to walk on, thanks to the recent efforts of a group of Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant employees who donated 4 hours, on Thursday, August 9th, at the Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS).  The employees were participating in the annual Cummins Day of Caring. The group included: Chris Nuhfer, Linda Conklin, Thomas Baase, Sheri Kelsey, Dean Abbey, Elizabeth Nunez, and David Morse. The group was at CCHS from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Thursday, August 9th and spent that time clearing downed branches, and dead trees, as well as mowed overgrowth.  Volunteer Glenn McClaren was also instrumental in the effort by volunteering time the evening before to saw off low branches, and cut dead trees before the group from Cummins Arrived. He also came Thursday afternoon to help the group from Cummins.

Clear The Shelters 2018 is a success!

Monday, August 6, 2018


                                             CLEAR THE SHELTERS DECLARED A SUCCESS

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (August 24, 2018)  34 animals found themselves in their new forever homes following the annual Clear the Shelters held on Saturday, August 18th.  "It is such a great feeling to see that number of animals go to loving homes in one day.  People are just so happy to be bringing this new life into their home to be a part of their families." said CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia. This is the second year in a row that CCHS led Western New York on the number of animals adopted during Clear The Shelters.  Kittens, cats, dogs and 5 rats all found homes through the effort. The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) teamed up with WGRZ Ch. 2 On Your Side to host NBC/Universal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters annual nationwide pet adoption drive.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive information on other special events, visit or call 716-665-2209 ext. 213.

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.