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Humane society takes in over 46 cats from county residence

August 15, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

JAMESTOWN - The Chautauqua County Humane Society currently has 46 more cats under its care after a Chautauqua County resident surrendered the cats to the shelter.

The owner admitted to being overwhelmed by the situation as there were more than 100 cats in the location. The cats were receiving regular basic care and, relative to the numbers, are in good condition.

CCHS has determined the cats are in good health and are receiving vaccinations, microchips, tests and spay/neuter procedures in preparation for adoption options. CCHS is processing as many cats as the organization's space and budget can currently handle. CCHS will continue to work with the resident until the number of cats in this location is more reasonable and manageable.

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The Chautauqua County Humane Society recently took in 46 cats into its car after an owner surrendered them.

"CCHS came to the aid of the owner in an effort to be proactive," Executive Director Jeff Lubi said. "Many of the cats were not spayed/neutered and would have doubled and tripled in numbers very, very quickly. We responded promptly in order to keep this from turning into something much harder to treat. Large cases such as this consistently put a strain on the shelter's resources and help from the community is always greatly appreciated."

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a non-profit which is not part of any government organization, and its mission to care for animals by promoting adoptions, preventing cruelty and providing education relies solely on public support. For more information call 665-2209 or visit



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