CCHS Spotlight on Animal Care

Monday, March 2, 2020


CCHS Spotlight On Animal Care


The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Pennies 4 Paws campaign is going on through April 30th.  During the campaign we look to the community to get involved through fundraising, and at the same time invite everyone to learn more about the attention and care that goes into getting a happy and healthy animal into a loving home.  Today we are focusing on care, specifically the Animal Care team at CCHS. 

The Animal Care team works 365 days a year to make sure the basic necessities of the animals are met.  Lead Kelly Joslyn and her team make sure that the animals have the proper food and water, if necessary are kept on proper medicine schedules, and have a clean environment to live in.  That is where the work begins for this team.  Given that hundreds of animals that come in each month Joslyn and her team never know what to expect.  

Joslyn shared the story of a stray dog that was recently brought into CCHS. She says that the dog was really interested in food and very afraid of being leashed.  This dog was so afraid Joslyn said “He didn’t try to bite me, he tried to bite the leash.  He was just really afraid of it.”  There was a kennel in the room so Joslyn said “I threw some treats down and put a hot dog piece in the kennel. The dog went in and I was able to close it up.”

That is just one example of a situation that her team may face.  Joslyn, who has been with CCHS since 2013  said “We have come to work to find a dog leashed up to a tree near the building, we have had to take care of a potbellied pig, we’ve had to care for an African gray parrot.  I am lucky to have a team that can adjust to whatever situation that comes up and do the best we can to take care of that animal so it can go home.” 

During the Pennies 4 Paws campaign going on now through April 30th, the Chautauqua County Humane Society is asking for your support to keep this work funded.  Whether you create a Facebook fundraiser, donate at, put money into our collection containers located at a number of area businesses, or send a check marked Pennies 4 Paws to the Chautauqua County Humane Society at 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.  We also invite you to stop by to meet Cedar and see all that you are supporting. 

Thanks to Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, The Post Journal, Media One Group Radio and 2nd Chances Thrift Store for supporting Pennies 4 Paws.