CCHS Receives $30,000 Grant From PetSmart Charities To Help Homeless Pets Find Homes

Monday, March 9, 2020


For Immediate Release


Working together to save more lives through increased adoption

Jamestown, NY – February 25  The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) has received a $30,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets in Chautauqua County for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes.  With the help of this grant, the Chautauqua County Humane Society will increase the number of offsite adoption opportunities to directly connect homeless pets to adopters and to support its efforts to help homeless pets find homes.

Cat overpopulation is a real issue in Chautauqua County and CCHS works in a number of ways to eliminate  this, such as  working with a number of trap, neuter and release groups as well as likeminded community members to have pets spayed or neutered through the CCHS low cost spay/neuter clinic.  In addition to spay/neuter procedures, CCHS will  use this generous PetSmart Charities Grant to provide vaccinations and a microchip to prepare 300 more animals for adoption in 2020.  “At CCHS we are a limited admission shelter with a continuous waiting list,” said Sue Bobek, Director of Animal Services. “This grant from PetSmart Charities is going to allow us to expand our adoption preparation efforts and our offsite adoption program. This will give us the opportunity to bring more pets looking for homes directly to adopters in the community. This is great because we can get more animals into homes and at the same time allow us to promote our low cost spay/neuter clinic to create more awareness on how everyone can do their part to help gain control of the local pet population.”  “We are thrilled to support CCHS’s work to find loving homes for local homeless cats, while providing essential wellness care that will promote a healthier pet population throughout Chautauqua,” said Johnny Jenkins, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “This initiative will continue to provide crucial care and give these cats the best chance at finding a loving home.

Since 1994, through its partnership with nearly 4,000 humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues across North America, PetSmart Charities has helped more than 9 million pets to find loving homes via its in-store adoption program in over 1,650 PetSmart® stores. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated nearly $400 million to positively impact communities, to help preserve families, to improve access to veterinary care and to connect people and pets through initiatives like this with the Chautauqua County Humane Society.

Learn more about services and programs provided by the Chautauqua County Humane Society at or visit the shelter at 2825 Strunk Road in Jamestown.



About The Chautauqua County Humane Society

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization serving Chautauqua County since 1905.  CCHS’s mission is “To improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals and commitment to the community.”  Find out more at

About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 500,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting more than $390 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 16 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit

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Media Contact:
Brian Papalia                                                               24-Hour PetSmart Charities
Director of Community Relations                             Media Line:  623-587-2177
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