Month: June, 2018

Pet Summer Safety Tips

Thursday, June 28, 2018

                                                       

The following is taken from the ASPCA:

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/hot-weather-safety-tips

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions provided by ASPCA experts:

  • Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren’t on year-round preventative medication.
  • Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
  • Know the symptoms of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. Symptoms can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees.
  • Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.
  • Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. Not only can it lead to fatal heat stroke, it is illegal in several states!
  • Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool—not all dogs are good swimmers. Introduce your pets to water gradually and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats. Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt from his fur, and try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals.
  • Open unscreened windows pose a real danger to pets, who often fall out of them. Keep all unscreened windows or doors in your home closed, and make sure adjustable screens are tightly secured.
  • Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog: The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat. And be sure that any sunscreen or insect repellent product you use on your pets is labeled specifically for use on animals.
  • When the temperature is very high, don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your pooch’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum.
  • Commonly used rodenticides and lawn and garden insecticides can be harmful to cats and dogs if ingested, so keep them out of reach. Keep citronella candles, tiki torch products and insect coils of out pets’ reach as well. Call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 if you suspect your animal has ingested a poisonous substance.
  • Remember that food and drink commonly found at barbeques can be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets, as they can cause intoxication, depression and comas. Similarly, remember that the snacks enjoyed by your human friends should not be a treat for your pet; any change of diet, even for one meal, may give your dog or cat severe digestive ailments. Avoid raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate and products with the sweetener xylitol. Please visit our People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets page for more information.
  • Please leave pets at home when you head out to Fourth of July celebrations, and never use fireworks around pets. Exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns or trauma, and even unused fireworks can contain hazardous materials. Many pets are also fearful of loud noises and can become lost, scared or disoriented, so it’s best to keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area of your home.

 

 

Clear The Shelters 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY TEAMS UP WITH WGRZ Ch. 2 On Your Side TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL PET ADOPTION DRIVE – CLEAR THE SHELTERS – ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (July 26, 2018)  The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is teaming up with WGRZ Ch. 2 On Your Side to host NBC/Universal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters fourth annual nationwide pet adoption drive. CCHS will offer the public no-cost adoptions on Saturday, August 18th, as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to find new homes for homeless pets.

This year’s Clear the Shelters event comes after last year’s highly successful effort, which resulted in nearly 80,000 pets finding new homes through an unprecedented partnership between the NBC/Universal Owned Television Stations and hundreds of animal shelters located all across the country and in Puerto Rico. The nationwide day of action literally emptied dozens of animal shelters across the country and inspired local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need.

Locally at CCHS 39 animals found their forever homes during last year’s Clear the Shelters.  Community Relations Director Brian Papalia says “It was an amazing site to see the shelter, nearly empty. CCHS had the highest success rate in Western New York. We are really looking forward to seeing these kind of results again this year.”

WHAT: Chautauqua County Humane Society to participate as an official Clear the Shelters partner alongside WGRZ Ch. 2 On Your Side. CCHS to offer no-cost adoptions on all pets.

                        WHEN:  Saturday, August 18 from 10 AM to 5 PM

                        WHERE:  2825 Strunk Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701

INFO: Viewers can visit WGRZ.com  to access more information about Clear the Shelters, including the full list of local participating animal shelters

ADOPTION:      A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” – posted on ClearTheShelters.com – will record the

TRACKER         total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets

SOCIAL: Use the hashtag #ClearTheShelters to follow the effort on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Clear the Shelters themed Snapchat filters will be activated on August 18th. Spanish-language viewers can use the hashtag #DesocuparLosAlbergues

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive information on other special events, visit www.spcapets.com or call 716-665-2209 ext. 213.

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.

 

CCHS Healthy Pet Clinic, Saturday July 28th at St. Luke's Church

Monday, June 25, 2018

 

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES HEALTHY PET CLINIC

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (July 23, 2018) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) announces its next low cost Healthy Pet Clinics for the public.  The second clinic to be held in the south county will be this Saturday, July 28th, 2018, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown from 10am until 1pm. No appointments will be necessary. The clinic will operate on a first come, first served basis, and is for healthy dogs and cats only.

CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts says “This is a chance for folks in the community that don’t have regular access to a veterinarian to have a low cost option for their healthy dog or cat to receive a basic check-up and their rabies and distemper vaccinations. These services, among others, will be available to anyone who needs them. We were able to help nearly fifty animals during our first clinic in June, and look forward to helping as many or more this time around.”

The Healthy Pet Clinic is a one stop wellness shop, with participants having their visit with local veterinarian Harry Shaw, DVM.  In addition to a basic examination and core vaccinations, deworming and other wellness services will be provided as needed and there will be the option to purchase flea and tick products at special CCHS pricing, including Seresto collars, Advantage II for cats, and K9 Advantix II.

Roberts thanked Father Luke Fodor and St. Luke’s Church for allowing CCHS to use the church’s undercroft for the Healthy Pet Clinics saying “We are always grateful for the support we receive from St. Luke’s Church, and are happy that we are able to continue to use the undercroft. It is a perfect space for our Healthy Pet Clinics. And I would also like to extend our thanks to the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund and the Ingrid M. Dawson Memorial Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the funding that makes these clinics possible for our friends and neighbors.”

When participants arrive they should use the 4th Street entrance to St. Luke’s and come prepared with dogs properly leashed and cats in carriers.  Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Please bring any previous rabies vaccination certificates and any veterinarian records from the past year, if available. A small co-pay will be requested for the basic services, although receiving care is not based on one’s ability to pay. Other services, including heartworm, Lyme disease, and feline leukemia testing will be available at a low cost.

Be sure to bring your pet to the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Healthy Pet Clinic from 10am to 1pm, Saturday, July 28th 2018, at St. Luke’s Church, 410 North Main Street in Jamestown.  

 
 

                                                       

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Upcoming Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Rabies Clinics

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Here is a listing of upcoming rabies clinics present by the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services.  If you would like more information, or to contact the Department of Health and Human Services click on the event box of the date you are interested in.  

 

 

Pawpalooza 2.0 Adoption Event in Erie Pa June 23, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

                                               Paw-palooza 2.0

 

 

The Chautauqua County Humane Society, Anna Shelter, Erie Animal Network, and Little Angels Animal Sanctuary will be holding Paw-palooza 2.0 at the Peach Street Petsmart this Saturday, June 23rd from 10am to 2pm.  There will be over sixty animals up available, with special adoption event pricing.  Now is the time to add a fur baby to your family.  Erie radio station Star 104 will be on hand to talk about all of the excitement of the event.  This event is made possible by a grant from Petsmart Charities. 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

CCHS Announces Healthy Pet Clinic

Friday, June 8, 2018

     

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES FIRST HEALTHY PET CLINIC

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (June 8, 2018) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) announces its new community program, a series of Healthy Pet Clinics for the public.  The first clinic will be held Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown from 10am until 2pm. No appointments will be necessary. The clinic will operate on a first come, first served basis, and is for healthy dogs and cats only.

CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts says “This is a chance for folks in the community that don’t have regular access to a veterinarian to have a low cost option for their healthy dog or cat to receive a basic check-up and their rabies and distemper vaccinations. These services, among others, will be available to anyone who needs them.”

The Healthy Pet Clinic will be a one stop wellness shop, with participants having their visit with local veterinarian Harry Shaw, DVM, of Jamestown Veterinary Hospital.  In addition to a basic examination and core vaccinations, deworming and other wellness services will be provided as needed and there will be the option to purchase flea and tick products at special CCHS pricing, including Seresto collars, Advantage II for cats, and K9 Advantix II.

Other low cost services being offered include:

Booster Vaccines $10, heart worm testing for dogs $15,  heart worm preventative $7 (monthly), microchip with registration $25, Feline Leukemia/FIV testing for cats $15, deworming treatment wide spectrum, and Bordetella vaccine (Kennel Cough) $8. 

Roberts thanked Father Luke Fodor and St. Luke’s Church for allowing CCHS to use the church’s undercroft for the Healthy Pet Clinics saying “We are always grateful for the support we receive from St. Luke’s Church, and are happy that we are able to use the undercroft. It really is a perfect space for our Healthy Pet Clinics. And I would also like to extend our thanks to the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund and the Ingrid M. Dawson Memorial Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the funding that makes these clinics possible for our friends and neighbors.”

When participants arrive they should use the 4th Street entrance to St. Luke’s and come prepared with dogs properly leashed and cats in carriers.  Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Please bring any previous rabies vaccination certificates and any veterinarian records from the past year, if available. A small co-pay will be requested for the basic services, although receiving care is not based on one’s ability to pay. Other services, including heartworm, Lyme disease, and feline leukemia testing will be available at a low cost.

Be sure to bring your pet to the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Healthy Pet Clinic from 10am to 2pm, Saturday, June 23rd 2018, at St. Luke’s Church, 410 North Main Street in Jamestown.  

                                                        

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