CCHS Announces Healthy Pet Clinic

Friday, June 8, 2018



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.