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November 2021
Roscoe is available for adoption.
adapted from photo by Don White on Pixabay
 
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Saturday, November 27
Stop by the LHS table at
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
11 AM - 4 PM
D&F Plaza


Sunday, November 28
PICTURE YOUR PET WITH SANTA
11 AM - 3 PM
Adoption Center

 
Save the Date: November 28
Picture Your Pet with Santa
Adoption News

Featured Dog:

Milo

 
Milo is an adorable mixed breed puppy. He is approximately 9 months old. Milo is a sweet boy who craves attention. Unfortunately, Milo has been passed around to several homes in his short life. None of them had the time to give him the attention and training he needs. He’s a good boy who just needs some guidance. If you are not able to dedicate the time or patience to train a puppy, Milo is not the dog for you. Milo has played with other dogs in the LHS yard and has done well. He would do best with kids 10 and up. If You would like to meet Milo and are able to give him the forever home he deserves, please fill out our online application or stop in Saturday from 12 to 3 pm.

Featured Cat:

Preston
Preston is a shy cat who keeps getting overlooked.
Is it Preston's turn now? Maybe in your home?

 
Adoptions

22 cats and 6 dogs
Thankful for Our Adopters
Love at first sight. Our adorable Lexi will be joining sister Lena now that she’s recovered from her cold.
 
Polly is adopted! Her mom is just thrilled to have her.
Brownie with new kitty mom.
 
Sassy went to her new home with this couple. They have adopted several dogs in the past and have a rescue horse! Sassy will also have another dog as a companion.
 
Sapphire with adopter Tyler and Tyler's mom (since she will be daycare for Sapphire). Tyler is thrilled with his new sweet girl!
Sapphire takes a walk with new dog siblings Yogi and Ivy.

 
Hope (now Marley)  is going to have two little boys
to run around with in a big back yard!

 
We're so happy that Jacques and Pumpkin were adopted together.
 
Luna will join two other playful kitties in her new home.
 
Our sweet Odie (right) went to his new home
where he will have this new playmate Chowder.

 
Our courtesy listing presidential dogs Ivanka & Melania
have this couple's vote to come home with them.

 
Sky and Rogue, another courtesy listing, went home with this great family.
 
Summer (right) heads for Niagara Falls with her new family
and new pal Chance. She will enjoy her yard, the nearby park,
and camping with her family.

 
This family is celebrating the addition of Neville Longbottom (formerly known as Duke) to their household. His new life will include mom, dad, three sisters (one was on a sleepover), and one furry brother Jack.
 
Sammy has gone to live in a big house with lots of love
and a huge fenced in backyard. It looks like he's settling in just fine.

 
Events and Visits

Birthday

Gifts for

the LHS

Animals



Danielle F. had a birthday party and asked her guests to bring donations for our LHS animals. She also sold baked goods at her family's yard sale. With the money she raised she bought more supplies for LHS. Thank you, Danielle!


And More

Birthday

Gifts!



Aubrey and Alanna, granddaughters of LHS volunteer Peg, also asked for donations in lieu of birthday presents. Thank you, girls!

Annual Pat McGee Dog Walk
Supporters came out in the rain to participate in the 17th Annual Pat McGee Memorial Dog Walk. And this year the Fredonia State Women's Basketball Team joined us so the shelter dogs could participate too (photos below). Thanks to them, and all of the walkers, and our corporate sponsors, the event was a big success despite the weather.
Other News

Volunteer Spotlight
The Volunteer Spotlight is back this month with the Wednesday Afternoon Dog Crew.
Pictured with Dreyfus the Puggle are (l-r) Bill Styborski, Nancy Letersky, Alice Mekus-Britt, Sue Styborski, Nick Spade, Tammy Spade.
George Sinclair (not pictured) was previously featured as part of the building crew.

Bill and Sue Styborski have been associated with LHS for many years. When their children were younger, they volunteered at “the cat barn” every Sunday. Jeremy and Courtney continue to help at LHS events when their busy adult lives allow. Bill and Sue are both on Dog Committee and Sue is currently the LHS president. Sue is definitely a cat person and loves to snuggle with her gorgeous gray and white Gracie Rae. They also have Rat and Grissom at home and grandkitty PeachesNCream (formerly April from LHS). Sue likes to read, write, send cards, bake, and work in her gardens. Bill is a bicyclist who can almost always be found out on the roads. They are also active with other area organizations including Meals on Wheels, SUNY Fredonia Usher Corps, Revitalize Dunkirk, Collins Center Senior Center, and Fredonia Senior Citizens.

Nancy Letersky has been volunteering with LHS for over 12 years during which she has organized many large fundraisers such as the annual yard sale. She is a retired teacher aide at Dunkirk Middle School as well as kindergarten. Nancy is married and has three grown children. She also has a dog and three cats, all rescues. She is active in her church (Holy Trinity) and enjoys cooking and baking.


Alice Mekus-Britt started walking dogs for LHS and then helping at the Yard Sale for the past six years. She spends some one-on-one time with the smaller dogs but her main contribution is cleaning. Alice works behind the scenes at the Adoption Center washing floors, doing laundry and dishes, stocking shelves, whatever is needed to keep the place clean and organized for the animals and volunteers. She is retired from a long career as a nurse’s aide at the County Home. She and her husband were together for 27 years before he passed away seven years ago. Alice has three grown sons and one granddaughter. She also has a Chihuahua that was supposed to be a temporary guest and has now been with her for four years. Alice enjoys walking nature trails.

Nick Spade just turned 18 and has been volunteering alongside his mother for a few months. He began as a way to fulfill a volunteer requirement for school but likes caring for animals so much that he has continued beyond the required hours. Nick is a senior at Eden Junior/Senior High School and is involved in FBLA and Yearbook Committee.

Tammy Spade has been volunteering with LHS since June. She previously fostered animals in Wisconsin. She loves animals and has gotten to understand their needs. She and her husband Travis returned to the area after his retirement from the military. Tammy is a labor and delivery nurse at Millard Fillmore Hospital. She and Travis have four grown children: Anthony, Sean, Katie, and Nick. The family has one dog and one cat.

In Memoriam: Sue Thompson
 

On October 22 LHS lost a well-loved volunteer, Sue Thompson, to cancer.

Sue had volunteered on the dog side on Wednesday mornings, and if you met her you remember her ever-present smile and enthusiastic demeanor! She would also help out with taking dogs to the WCA home to socialize with the residents. Sue was always eager and willing to help out whenever needed.

Her love for LHS and our animals was very evident, especially when she worked the Petsmart open houses. She was always friendly and engaging with the public and anyone who spent even a few minutes talking to Sue about LHS left with a positive vibe. She will be missed by all who knew her.



 

Life at the Adoption Center
 
Dixie was not a fan of getting bathed.
And Sassy wasn't sure about her ride to the vet.
 
Nola takes a seat in the yard.
Milo sits still for some cuddles.
 
Glenda soaks up some attention.
 
Duke loves to run. And good luck catching him when it's time to come in.
 
Hennessy takes her toy for a walk.
 
Volunteer Karen snuggles new arrivals Bella and Bridget after they were given baths, grooming, and pedicures by volunteers Nicole and Kim.
 
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