CCHS Offers Help Following Jamestown Cruelty Case

Friday, November 17, 2017




JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (November 17, 2017)   In the wake of this week’s animal cruelty case stemming from two dogs being found in terrible condition following a house fire on Mt. Vernon Street in Jamestown, the Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) would like to remind area residents to contact local authorities if they are aware of any situation involving animal cruelty.  CCHS will be there to offer services free of charge to local authorities once the situation has been deemed a cruelty case. CCHS can help the authorities with housing, mental and physical health evaluations and work with police to garner evidence for the case as it goes through the judicial process.


Sue Bobek CCHS Director of Animal Services says “We offer services to local police agencies free of charge because we do not want cost to come into the equation when it comes to doing what local municipalities have to do versus the right thing to do when it comes to the wellbeing of the animals in these situations.”


Bobek also stresses the importance of Humane Education “Some of these situations are not people trying to do the wrong thing, but people who are unable to do the right thing, whether through lack of funds, or knowledge of how to properly care for their pets.”  She also stated that “The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a resource for the whole community, whether it’s helping through our pet pantry, or helping to get proper pet care. We have a lot to offer”


CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts says “We know that there is always the possibility of neglect and abuse in our community. Over the last few months we have been working on initiatives to partner more closely with our local municipalities, authorities and the judicial system to help reduce the problems of animal neglect and abuse in our community.”


For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society, connect with CCHS on Facebook, or call the shelter at 716.665.2209.


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.