December 2022
Winnie is available for adoption.
Christmas tree and gifts photo by Marco Verch
Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 4
11 - 3
LHS Adoption Center

Sunday, December 4
10 - 4
Clarion Hotel

Thursday, December 15
6:30 pm - Public Welcome
LHS Adoption Center

Picture Your Pet With Santa
Rescheduled to
Sunday, December 4
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bring your fur baby to the LHS Adoption Center for a Christmas photo to share with family and friends. Santa and his elf will be on hand as we take photos of your pets, family, and children. Digital photos will be mailed to participants. $15 for one pose, $20 for three. All pets must be up to date on vaccinations.
LHS will have a table at the Christmas on the Lake shopping day on December 4 at the Clarion Hotel. Stop by to say hello and check out our wide selection of pet-themed gifts. See some of our holiday shirts later in the newsletter.
Please Give to Our Annual
Holiday Fund Drive

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or mail in your donation.
Thank You!
Vote for LHS in the Wreath Contest

Lakeshore Humane Society is participating once again in the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County's annual wreath decorating contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most "likes" and for the highest price in the wreath auction.
Please visit beginning December 6 and vote for your favorite wreath. (We hope it's this one created for LHS by Jen Cameron.)  Also consider bidding on a wreath. The LHS wreath includes all of these gift certificates.
Thanks for Voting Us the Best

Thank you to the community for choosing Lakeshore Humane Society as the best non-profit organization in the county for the second year in a row! Community support allows us to fulfill our mission of animal rescue and we are most grateful.

Adoption News
Featured Dog:
Look at that smile! This adorable boy is Urban, a mixed breed that is approximately 6-12 months old. Urban came to us as an unclaimed stray from animal control. He is very energetic and playful. Urban will need an active owner who makes sure he gets enough exercise to keep him healthy and happy. Urban will also need to work on basic commands. His new owner needs to have the time, energy and patience to train a young dog. Urban is a smart boy who should catch on quickly. If you would like to meet this cutie, please stop in either Wednesdays 6-8pm or Saturdays 12-3pm. You may also fill out an application online.
Featured Cat:
Noelle is a 15 month old female domestic short haired tabby cat. She is very affectionate, lovable and playful. She lives with other cats at the shelter and they get along fine. She is a little feisty and not fond of being picked up yet, but she will crawl into your lap on her terms and give you endless hours of play!
Adoptions for the Month

25 cats and 6 dogs
Please note that there will be no open adoption hours on December 24 or 31.
The Best Gift is a Loving Home
Luna is thrilled to be going home with Ellie!
Sebastian has left the building for a happy life.   
Barney (left) will be loved and cherished by his new dad and sister Lil-Bit. Love at first sight for all three and they hit it off perfectly.
Sweet little Katie's new mom looks smitten with her.  
Oreo has left for his new home with his over the top happy new mom!
Mirabel is adopted! She joins her mom and two other older kitties.
Peter's new adoptive mom has lots of presents for him and can’t wait to welcome him into her home.
Mittens is off to live a great life with Dr. Katie.  
Buddy (now Cosmo) left with this sweet family
and is settling in wonderfully in his new home.
Cleo and Sky have gone home with volunteers Shawnee (left) and Jodie.
This adorable couple took home two adorable cats.
Happy life, Portia and Penelope!

Gus and Gertie came to the shelter as tiny, dirty, starving babies demanding to be held. After much TLC, they are healthy and happy and settling in nicely in their adoptive home.
Events and Visits
A Pile of Gifts from
Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab
Elaine Hadley stopped by recently with a carload of donations from the wonderful folks at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Thanks for thinking of us!
Other News

Volunteer Spotlight
This month we focus on a foster volunteer.
Deborah Washington with LHS resident Bo.
Deborah Washington has been fostering cats for over 30 years. She says she loves how fostering gives them a chance at a good life, saving them and helping them to become more lovable and happy. The cats she fosters are almost always mothers and their kittens.

Deborah keeps the mother and newborns in a bathroom at first, away from other activity in the home. Then she gradually allows them into more areas of the house as they get older. At times, she has attended to kittens almost non-stop, with bottle feeding every two to three hours. The most she has had at one time was three mothers and their 11 kittens. Deborah has also adopted some blind and disabled cats who otherwise would be difficult to place. Her own pets currently include three cats and a dog (a Husky).

Deborah has three grown children living in Fredonia, Virginia, and West Virginia, and a nephew who lives with her. She enjoys tending the garden at her home in Dunkirk, as well as the gardens at Lakeshore Humane Society and St. John Episcopal Church. She recommends fostering as very rewarding, joyful, and amusing.


Holiday Sweatshirts

The Christmas at the Lake Craft Show will feature a limited number of pet themed Holiday Sweatshirts available at the LHS booth. These shirts are in short supply and no two are exactly alike! Each sweatshirt is preshrunk before festive designs - many in glittering colors - are applied. Pullover, crew neck style. Shop early for the best selection.
Celebrate Christmas With Your Pet
Pets are part of the family. So, they can be a wonderful part of our holiday celebrations as well. Here are some ideas for including your fur baby in the festivities.

Get a Picture With Santa
Stop by the LHS Adoption Center on December 4 and get a pic of Santa with your pet and maybe you. Use the photo on your Christmas cards or share on social media.

Shop for a Christmas Tree Together
Your dog will love the outing and will make sure the tree is Fido-approved. Your cat can give the final okay when you get home.

Get Your Dog a Christmas Sweater
For bonus points, get a matching one for yourself. And perhaps your cat will tolerate a dignified holiday collar.

Hang Up a Stocking for Your Pet
Fill it with small toys and treats.

Decorate Your Pet's Space
Find pet-safe trimmings to jazz up their crate, bed, or perch.

Take Your Dog Christmas Caroling
Neighbors and friends will be sure to get a kick out of seeing a canine caroler, especially if he or she can howl in tune.

Bake Pet-Friendly Holiday Treats
There are recipes available online for making holiday cookies that are safe for dogs and cats.

Snuggle Together to Watch a Pet Christmas Movie
Try "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" or "The Nine Lives of Christmas"

Don't Forget Some Gifts
Give your furry loved one some packages to open on Christmas morning.
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