UNIQUE DOG BREED WITH A UNIQUE STORY ARRIVES AT CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY LOOKING FOR HOMES

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Chautauqua County Humane Society volunteer posing with a group of Chihuahuas as they arrived at the shelter.

 

Chautauqua County Humane Society volunteer posing with a group of Chihuahuas as they arrived at the shelter.
Chautauqua County Humane Society volunteer posing with a group of Chihuahuas as they arrived at the shelter.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (SEPTEMBER 16, 2013) – The Chautauqua County Humane

Society has experienced tremendous success finding new homes for small

dogs in recent years. Thanks to a collaborative effort between CCHS and

a California-based Chautauqua County native, dozens of purebred

Chihuahuas will be making their way to Chautauqua County in search of

new homes.

 

The Chihuahuas began to arrive at the CCHS in the beginning

of August and are put under medical surveillance until they are cleared

for adoption.

 

“I have fond memories of my summers in Chautauqua County,” said Marcy

Christmas, a Chautauqua County native who works with the Ventura County

Animal Service. “I had a Chihuahua as a child and care deeply for these

animals. I know they can find good homes in Chautauqua County,” said

Christmas. Christmas pioneered ‘Project Flying Chihuahuas’ which hasOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

been able to place California’s number one euthanized dog in adoption

homes across the east coast, especially in major cities. The Chihuahuas

in ‘Project Flying Chihuahuas’ are either stray dogs, surrendered by

their owners or rescued from abusive homes.

 

The travel expenses for the Chihuahuas to fly from LAX in Los Angeles

to Cleveland are covered by Ms. Christmas. From there, CCHS volunteers

transport them to the shelter and prepare them for adoption.

 

“Larger cities such as Jamestown have a high adoption rate for small

This Chihuahua, shown here, were some of those available at the Chautauqua County Humane Society thanks to 'Project Flying Chihuahuas'.
This Chihuahua, shown here, were some of those available at the
Chautauqua County Humane Society thanks to ‘Project Flying Chihuahuas’.

dogs,” said Sue Bobek, Humane Outreach Coordinator for the Chautauqua

County Humane Society. “When there is a high concentration of people in

a small area, larger dogs are harder to adopt. Periodically, our shelter

needs support adopting those animals, so we help other shelters when we

can to return the favor,” said Bobek. The Chihuahuas are available for

adoption now and regular adoption rates apply.

 

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society adoption

process, visit www.spcapets.com or call 716-665-2209 to set up an

appointment.

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.