Month: August, 2021

Department Of Health Announces Free Rabies Clinics

Monday, August 30, 2021
Drive-in Rabies Immunization Clinics Scheduled for
September 9 in Carroll,
September 10 in Poland, and
September 25 in Charlotte.
Pre-Registration is Required for Each Animal
MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced three free rabies vaccination clinics to be held in September. The Towns of Poland, Carroll, and Charlotte, along with Chautauqua County Department of Health will co-sponsor these events. The clinics will be held on:
Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Town of Carroll Town Hall, 5 W. Main St., Frewsburg, N.Y. Dr. Mary Fales will be the attending veterinarian.
Friday, September 10, 2021 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Town of Poland Highway Department, 533 Grubb Hill Rd., Kennedy, N.Y. Dr. Mary Fales will be the attending veterinarian.
Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Station, 30 Main St., Sinclairville, NY. Dr. Harry Shaw will be the attending veterinarian.
These clinics will be drive-in clinics and each animal must be pre-registered to receive a vaccination. Vaccinations will be provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets three months of age and older. You must pre-register online at:
For Charlotte:
There are a limited number of spots available at the clinic, so pet owners should pre-register each animal online as soon as possible. If you register but decide not to attend the event, please cancel your appointment so the spot is available for another pet. You can cancel appointments via the confirmation email you receive when you register or call the Chautauqua County Department of Health at (716) 753-4481. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
Pet owners will stay in their vehicles with their pets. People must wear facemasks. Pet owners must bring previous rabies vaccination records for each animal receiving a shot to ensure proper and effective vaccination; clinic staff will confirm previous rabies vaccination records. All dogs must be on a leash (small dogs may be in a carrier). All cats must be in carriers. Animal handlers will transport animals from the vehicle to the veterinarian for vaccination.
New York State Public Health Law requires each dog, cat, and domesticated ferret over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and county residents are encouraged to be responsible pet owners by having their pets vaccinated.
Rabies is a very serious disease of warm-blooded animals caused by a virus. Raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes are common disease carriers. The virus is transmitted to humans and animals through saliva and it can enter the body from a bite, scratch, scrape or open cut. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system and can cause brain swelling and ultimately death within days of the onset of symptoms.
For more information about the clinic and rabies in general, visit
or contact the Division of Public Health at (716) 753-4481.

City Of Dunkirk And Chautauqua County Department Of Health To Put On Free Rabies Clinic October 30

Thursday, August 26, 2021

CCHS Cat Blog Featuring Avrill Powderpuff Gem And Smidge

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Powderpuff came to CCHS as a 12 year old stray. This girl has a heart of gold and would love nothing more than to find a home with a lap to cuddle on. She is attentive to her surroundings and curious by nature, but prefers to take a nice long nap.  If you have a nice pillow or blanket then you can seal the deal because she is certain to fall in love with you. She is a gentle soul who loves everyone, and she is simply waiting to meet you!

Are you looking for a precious gem to call your own? Something that shines bright and catches everyone’s attention? Then look no further because we have your girl! Gem is a 5 year old girl with a personality that shines bright and a radiant beauty that will catch anyone’s eye. Gem is as sweet as sugar, but can have a little spice if overwhelmed. She knows her limits and is not afraid to let you know. So being in a home with children who can respect her needs is a must. She loves other cats and can even be found cuddling with them once in a while.

Do you need a little more spunk in your life? Then Avrill is your guy! He is a 2 year old orange tabby full of zest for life. He is an active boy and hopes to find a home with a playmate who can keep up with him.  He prefers his home to be child free, and have many places to explore. A cat tree to climb on and window to look out would give a little extra fun to his day to help him pass the time away.

Smidge is a 2 year old white and orange tabby male. He came to CCHS as a shy boy but quickly let his personality show through. He is a social boy looking for someone to spend some time with, whether it be playtime or cuddles he is certain to have his nose in your business. Smidge would do best in a home with someone who can help to keep him entertained or even a playmate or two. But he prefers those who are old enough to respect his space, (both two legged and four). 

CCHS To Hold Low Cost Healthy Pet Clinic August 21

Tuesday, August 10, 2021


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (August 9, 2021) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) will hold a low-cost Healthy Pet Clinic for the public. This clinic will be held Saturday, August 21st at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 North Main Street in Jamestown from 10am until 1pm. No appointments will be necessary. The clinic will operate on a first come, first served basis, and is for healthy dogs and cats only.

CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts says “We are very happy to be able to hold this Healthy Pet Clinic as we understand there is a definite need in the community for these basic veterinary services. These are pets who otherwise may not receive basic health care. This will be the only Healthy Pet Clinic of 2021.”

The low-cost Healthy Pet Clinic is a one stop wellness shop, with participants having their visit with local veterinarian Dr. Katie Ball.  In addition to a basic examination and core vaccinations, deworming and other wellness services will be provided as needed and there will be the option to purchase flea and tick products at special CCHS pricing, including Seresto collars, Advantage II for cats, and K9 Advantix II.

CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia thanked Father Luke Fodor, Kim Mann, and the parishioners at St. Luke’s for their help, and the use of the church’s undercroft saying “St. Luke’s is so accommodating to the community, whether you are planning a public or private event, I would recommend working with them.  We would also like to extend our thanks to the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund for the funding that makes these clinics possible for our friends and neighbors.  We are also very thankful to Media One Radio Group and Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa for their support of the Healthy Pet Clinic.”

Participants should come prepared with dogs properly leashed and cats in carriers.  Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Please bring any previous rabies vaccination certificates and any veterinarian records from the past year, if available. A small co-pay will be requested for the basic services, although receiving care is not based on one’s ability to pay. Other services, including heartworm, Lyme disease, and feline leukemia testing will be available at a low cost.

Be sure to bring your pet to the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Healthy Pet Clinic from 10am to 1pm, Saturday, August 21st at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 North Main Street in Jamestown. More at