Our mission at the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals, and commitment to the community.
On January 9, 1905, the Chautauqua County branch of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was incorporated with the mandate to serve the community in the prevention of cruelty to animals. CCHS celebrated it's 115th anniversary on January 9th, 2020.
A community that treats all fellow beings with kindness, compassion, and respect.
- We respect our customers, volunteers, donors, and staff above all else, and never forget that they come to us by choice. We share a personal responsibility to maintain their loyalty and trust, which must never be taken for granted. We will listen and respond and work to WOW them at every turn.
- We seek and reward creativity and ingenuity. We embrace the innovations and ideas that can change the lives of animals who once had so little. We must not be afraid to take informed, responsible risks. We can do more with less; we will not take shortcuts on quality.
- We believe humor is essential to success. We celebrate achievement and we recognize that tears of happiness and sadness will appear in the work we do.
- We take responsibility for our own successes and failures at work. Titles and roles do not matter when it comes to getting the job done.