ASPCA Helps Fund Ongoing Spay/Neuter Clinics For Low Income Households

Thursday, August 8, 2013

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (August 8, 2013) – Thanks to a generous grant provided by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Chautauqua County Humane Society announced that they will continue their spay/neuter program for low income households in Chautauqua County. 590 cats and 50 dogs can benefit from the funds received.

“This grant will have a great impact in our area,” said Sue Bobek, Humane Outreach Coordinator at the CCHS. “Pet overpopulation is a big issue in Chautauqua County. This grant from the ASPCA will help us combat the issue and help prevent animal neglect,” she said. Pet overpopulation is one of the leading causes of animal abuse. Many animals born into an overpopulated area go unwanted and therefore do not receive the quality of care that they deserve. In a mission to prevent this neglect, the ASPCA offers grants to animal welfare shelters and programs for the spay/neuter programs.

The first spay/neuter clinic at CCHS was held on February 24, 2004. Since that time, the shelter has provided spay/neuter services to over ten thousand animals from low income households. To qualify for the program, individuals must be residents of Chautauqua County and fall under low income or poverty guidelines set by the Department of Health and Human Services. After a short application process, qualifying applicants can schedule an appointment for the animal’s procedure at the shelter. 

“The ASPCA funding is crucial, but community businesses and individuals are always welcome to support spay/neuter programs at our shelter,” said Bobek.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society adoption process, visit or call 716-665-2209 to set up an appointment.

The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to promote the adoption of animals, prevent all forms of animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to provide education about the humane treatment of animals.

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