CCHS to Host Open House

Wednesday, April 22, 2015



JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) invites you to ‘Sunday at the Shelter,’ an open house to showcase the building expansion and renovation project and to celebrate and highlight the achievements of their volunteers. The event will be held Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1 until 4pm at their Strunk Road location. 


Join CCHS staff, volunteers and the board of directors from 1 until 2pm for a meet and greet and tours of the shelter. At 2pm CCHS Executive Director, Jeff Lubi, will present and discuss the ‘More Than a Shelter’ building and renovation project. Shortly after CCHS Volunteer Services Coordinator, Rachel Johnson, will take the stage to celebrate and honor the achievements of CCHS volunteers.


Every year right around Volunteer Appreciation Month in April, CCHS dedicates a day to recognize the accomplishments of their great volunteers. In 2014, CCHS volunteers contributed 26,497.50 hours to the care of animals at the shelter.


The building and renovation project is expected to break ground in late spring and will include a 2,000 square foot expansion to provide space for a new canine communal housing program, which will double CCHS’ canine capacity. The renovation will include specific areas of the current Strunk Road facility by adding an additional surgery room and prep room and expanding the recovery room. Redesigns will also include a new visitor welcome area with three private adoption stations and better access to their get acquainted rooms.


For more information on CCHS and their ‘Sunday at the Shelter’ event visit or call Hannah Braun, Community Relations Coordinator at 716.665.2209 ext. 213.


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.