February 2020
Sheeba is available for adoption
Upcoming Events
Saturday, February 1
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Adoption Center

Tuesday, February 25
4:30 - 6:30 pm
St. Hedwig's Hall

Friday - Sunday, February 28 - March 1
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Tops Plaza

Save the Dates
June 6 - Scrap Metal Recycling
June 13 - Tattoos at Cattoos
June 20 - Woofstock & Pat McGee Dog Walk
Adoption News
Featured Dog:

“Hello, I'm Tank. When I first got to LHS, I was terrified of every new person and noise. I shook and drooled and wished I could disappear. But the people who welcomed me in offered me treats and spoke in gentle voices; and I thought maybe they weren't so scary after all. In a day or two, I was letting them pet me and feed me treats and take me for walks. I even showed them my silly side! I need a person who understands I need to do things at my own pace--don't force me into crowds or surround me with people. I need to know I'm safe, then I can make friends. Because of this, no small kids, please. I'm easily overwhelmed."
Featured Cats:

Buggy and Elliott
This attractive short-haired gray cat has white markings, and is estimated to be about three years old. He was part of a colony whose feeder passed away. A new caretaker socialized him, keeping him inside part of the day. Although he became a couch potato in that situation, being captured and relocated to our shelter, and then to a new home very shortly afterward,  terrified him, so he cried a lot. He has since  made great strides in becoming used to his new life, but needs a loving, patient home, with some one-on-one attention.
It is believed that Elliott, a tabby that showed up with him, is his litter mate. Elliott would be a great companion for Buggy, so if you have room for two cats, you can get a significant discount on the adoption fee by adopting these two together.
Elliott is a handsome brown and black tiger cat who is turning three years old. He was a litter mate to Buggy. When the person feeding them passed away, they moved to a new location and were socialized by their new caretaker for about nine months before being brought to LHS. He is shy and reserved so tends to get overlooked but will probably blossom when he gets out of the kennel. He likes ear rubs and gets along great with other cats. He would make a great companion cat for Buggy.
Lonely Hearts Promotion

Half off the usual adoption fee
Look for a small red heart on the quiet cats in their kennels and on their photos online. Let's get these cats a home!

19 cats and 7 dogs
Fundraising and Visits
Pins for Paws

A snowstorm on January 18th didn't stop bowlers and animal lovers from coming out to Lucky Lanes in Fredonia for the Pins for Paws fundraiser, which included basket raffles, 50/50, and door prizes.
City Speaks TV Show Tours LHS

Vicki Westling stopped by the Adoption Center recently to film an episode of City Speaks for the Dunkirk Access Channel. She interviewed LHS volunteers Bob Earhart and Carmen Quiñones, toured the facility, and visited with some of the resident fur babies. Watch the youtube video here.
BOCES Students Help Out
A new group of Laura Valentic's students from Erie2CC BOCES (Angola) stopped by the Adoption Center recently. They pitched in with cleaning the cat room and then played with the cats and dogs.
Other News

Life at the Adoption Center
Active girl Kylie burns off some energy in the snow-covered yard at the Adoption Center.
Marshmallow takes a ride with a volunteer, although it looks like she wants to drive.

Malachi is blind in one eye from an injury so he is receiving extra attention in foster care.
Russell takes a shift in the office just before being adopted.

New arrival Olivia in a quiet area of the Adoption Center while being evaluated.
Beauty in the lobby with her favorite toy.  "You just try to take my hippo."

Some of the current cat residents and the volunteers who love them.
A Message from the President

We at the Lakeshore Humane Society are so grateful to the many volunteers, businesses, and communities within northern Chautauqua County for the support you have all shown us this past year.  The Lakeshore Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of companion pets in our locality.  We are completely funded by donations, grants, and fundraising efforts.  Our adoption center is completely run by volunteers with no paid staff.  This means that every dollar donated or raised goes directly to the needs of our homeless pets and the maintenance of our facility.

Taking care of our animals properly begins with having the right number of people, so we are always looking for more volunteers.  We currently have approximately 70 volunteers who dedicate their time to a shift each week that provides cat and/or dog care.  Applications to volunteer are available at the Adoption Center or from our website.

We have increased our open hours to every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and every Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.  Potential adopters can also visit during the off hours by appointment.  Adoption numbers have increased in 2019 and we look forward to increasing those numbers again in 2020.

In upcoming newsletters, the officers of Lakeshore Humane Society will provide detailed information and updates on all of the programs we offer the community and how you can help.

Thank you for being part of our important mission.

Rock Vallone
Kylie is available to be your date this Valentine's Day and every day
Meet Your Sweetheart

10 Reasons Why a Shelter Pet
Makes the Best Valentine’s Day Date
  1. Looking forward to Valentine’s Day chocolates? You don’t have to worry about sharing with your pet. Not sharing is caring. The wine is all yours too.
  2. They’re great listeners and won’t interrupt. There’s no chance of an argument.
  3. They’re excited to see you every day- including Valentine’s Day.
  4. They’re happy to spend Valentine’s Day taking a long walk on the beach or watching movies. It’s up to you. Really!
  5. They won’t tell anyone it’s your 15th time watching Love Actually.
  6. Endless cuddles and doggy kisses and kitty purring.
  7. No need to shop for a last-minute gift. All they need is you.
  8. Lavish dates not your thing? They’re a cheap date.
  9. They’ll love you even if you stay in your pajamas all day. They won’t judge.
  10. Unconditional love means no messy breakup!
by Berlin Galvan / Santa Barbara Humane Society
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