CCHS Announces September South County Healthy Pet Clinic In Jamestown

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER HEALTHY PET CLINIC

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AUGUST 28, 2018) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) announces the next in a series of low cost Healthy Pet Clinics for the public. The next south county clinic will be held Saturday, September 29th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dunkirk 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 “Through our three previous low cost clinics in the south county, CCHS has provided care for 166 pets. We are seeing that there is a real need in the community for these basic veterinary services.  These are people who otherwise may not seek services for their pets due to lack of money or transportation to get to a veterinarian.”

The low cost 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 is also happy with the overall results of the low cost healthy pet clinics county wide.  Roberts said “This is a new program for us, and we are excited to see how many folks across Chautauqua County are responding to it. We have seen over two hundred and fifty pets during our first five clinics this summer.”

CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia thanked Father Luke Fodor, Kim Mann, and the parishioners at St. Luke’s for their help, and the use of their space saying “St. Luke’s does so much outreach work within the community, and it is so great that they are willing to support CCHS with our low cost Healthy Pet Clinics.  We 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.”

Participants should 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.

The final low cost Healthy Pet Clinic of 2018 will be held on October 20th, 2018 at St. Luke’s Church.

Be sure to bring your pet to the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Healthy Pet Clinic from 10am to 1pm, Saturday, September 29th at St. Luke’s Church, 410 North Main Street in Jamestown.  More at Spcapets.com.

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