Humane Society assists DEC with seized animals

JAMESTOWN – After seizing 20 illegally possessed exotic animals from JNK’s Call of the Wild Sanctuary in Sinclairville, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation requested assistance from the Chautauqua County Humane Society with several domestic animals also on the property. Over a dozen dogs, three pigs, a horse, and a rabbit are now being cared for by CCHS. As a result, CCHS has begun a fee-waived adoption special on all dogs over six months to make room for new arrivals. All dogs over six months of age will be the featured Pet of the Week.

The fee-waived adoption special will run through Saturday, June 7, at the 2825 Strunk Road facility. Regular shelter hours remain in effect.

“This is an unusual and unfortunate situation for our area,” said Jeff Lubi, executive director of CCHS. “Regardless, we need to find homes for the dogs currently at our shelter.”

CCHS has more than 30 dogs of varying breeds awaiting adoption. A large number of unclaimed stray dogs and several recent cruelty investigations have added to that number; however, the animals taken from JNK’s Call of the Wild Animal Sanctuary are not currently available for adoption.

Community members interested in adopting a dog from CCHS during this special are asked to visit the shelter and fill out an adoption application. All dogs adopted from CCHS are spayed/neutered, microchipped and have received age-appropriate vaccinations. Although the program is fee-waived, donations are accepted and used toward future adoption specials.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society adoption specials, visit or call 665-2209 ext. 0 to speak with an adoption counselor.

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.