Humane Society To Hold Public Healthy Pet Clinic

The Chautauqua County Humane Society will hold its first public healthy pet clinic from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

No appointments will be necessary.

The clinic will operate on a first-come, first-served basis and is for healthy dogs and cats only.

“Through the low cost clinics we held in 2018, CCHS provided care for nearly 500 pets,” said Kellie Roberts, Chautauqua County Humane Society executive director. “We have seen that there is a definite need in the community for these basic veterinary services. These are pets who otherwise may not receive basic health care.”

The low-cost healthy pet clinic is a one-stop wellness shop, with participants having their visit with local veterinarian Harry Shaw.

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 Chautauqua County Humane Society pricing, including Seresto collars, Advantage II for cats, and K9 Advantix II.

Brian Papalia, Humane Society community relations director, thanked Father Luke Fodor, Kim Mann, and the parishioners at St. Luke’s for their help, and the use of the church’s undercroft as well as the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for funding through the Bertha Hamilton Trust that helps pay for the clinics.

Participants should come prepared with dogs properly leashed and cats in carriers.

Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Those attending should 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.