Chautauqua County Humane Society Announces Clear the Shelters

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Chautauqua County Humane Society

The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is teaming up with WGRZ Channel 2 On Your Side to host the NBC/Universal Clear the Shelters annual nationwide pet adoption drive. CCHS will offer the public no-cost adoptions on Saturday, August 17th from 10am to 4pm, as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to find new homes for homeless pets.

Cats supplied by CCHS to both the Erie, PA and Lakewood, NY Petsmart locations will also have adoption fees waived from 9am to 9pm on Saturday, August 17th.

CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia said “This year we are also doing something new. We will be offering half price adoptions leading up to Clear the Shelters. If there is a pet you have been keeping an eye on, this will be your chance to come in and get that specific animal at a reduced price. Things get pretty busy, and animals do tend to go quickly on the Saturday of Clear the Shelters.”

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive information on other special events, visit 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.