Council, Human Society proposes to launch a new community program for cats | News, Sports, Jobs


A photo of a community chat in Jamestown. The Jamestown City Council discussed a new TNVR (Trapping, Neutering, Vaccination and Return) community cat program with Kellie Roberts, executive director of the Chautauqua County Human Society, at its Monday meeting. Photo PJ by Eric Tichy

The City of Jamestown and the Chautauqua County Human Society are collaborating to launch a new community cat relief program.

On Monday, Kellie Roberts, executive director of the Chautauqua County Human Society, discussed the proposed program with the board during its business meeting held at the Northwest Arena. Roberts said the TNVR (Trapping, Neutering, Vaccination and Return) program will be a two-year pilot program that will help people who want to help stray cats in their community. She said it is not known how many cats will participate in the program. She added that Operation Pets in Buffalo will perform the neutering, which is cheaper than doing it in-house at the Human Society.

Roberts said anyone with a community cat who wants to participate in the program can bring the feline to the Human Society, located at 2825 Struck Road, Jamestown, who will then transport it to Buffalo.

“We want to let people know they can do it,” she says. “We are excited to start.”

The council is due to vote on an ordinance approving the program during its voting session on Monday, April 25. In addition, the board will vote on a resolution to approve funding of $5,000 to the Human Society for the program. Roberts said she also hopes to receive grant funds for the program.



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