JAMESTOWN – A total of six dogs and two cats were adopted Sunday as part of a special event at the Chautauqua County Humane Society.
Shelter officials say they will be calling more applicants Monday to set up appointments to match them up with animals.
Brian Papalia, the Community Relations Director for the Humane Society, says the shelter has reduced its adoption fee to $19.
Papalia says the urgency to find the animals a home is a mix between a newly mandated staffing reduction by New York State and preparing for the long-term effects of the virus outbreak. In event of an emergency need, Papalia says the shelter needs to be prepared for incoming pets due to illness.
The humane society is urging community members to visit their adoption page to check out the dogs and cats that are currently available. Once they find an animal of interest, community members are asked to fill out the application under the adoption tab.