Clear the Shelters


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Chautauqua County Humane Society

The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) today announced that it has teamed up with WGRZ Ch. 2 On Your Side to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters second annual nationwide pet adoption drive. CCHS will offer the public no-cost adoptions on Saturday, August 14th, 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 20,000 pets finding new homes through an unprecedented partnership between the NBCUniversal 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 44 animals were adopted during the daylong event in 2016.

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 19 from 10 AM to 5 PM

WHERE: 2825 Strunk Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701

INFO: Viewers can visit, SPCAPETS.COM, or Chautauqua County Humane Society on Facebook to access more information about Clear the Shelters.

ADOPTION TRACKER: A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” – posted on – will record the 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 19th. 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 or call 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.