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March 2022
Ralph is available for adoption
Upcoming Events

Late July
ADOPTION CENTER 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Details TBA

 
Spaghetti Dinner

Remember to pick up your dinner if you ordered one.
Tuesday, March 1
4 - 6 pm
St. Hedwig's
Adoption News

Featured Dog:

Biggie

 
This handsome fellow is Biggie, a mixed breed who is almost two years old. He came to us as an owner surrender along with his sister, Amoura. Biggie is a big, friendly goof who is full of energy. He will need an active owner willing to make sure he gets the exercise he needs. A fenced yard would be ideal for him.

Biggie does need to work on basic commands. His new owner must be willing to commit the time, energy and patience it takes to train an older puppy. Biggie has previously lived with both children and cats. He has done well with both. No renters due to size & breed restrictions of landlords. If you are interested in Biggie, please fill out an application or stop in during open hours, Saturdays 12-3 pm.

Featured Cat:

Victor
This is Victor. He is a beautiful 10 month old cat. This boy is playful - he plays all by himself! He is affectionate and loves it when you sit with him and hold him. He's such a good boy and he gets along great with other cats. Victor is available for adoption and waiting for his person.
Adoptions

Last Month

22 cats and 5 dogs
These Lucky Adopters and Adoptees Found Each Other
Tootsie heads out with her person.
 
Lucky Woogie will get double the love and attention.
 
His new mom is the only one in the picture, but Knight will go home to a  dad, four year old little girl, and a younger husky/lab sister.
 
Charlie (orange) and Muffin were adopted together. A nine year old girl is going to be very happy when they get home.
Layla snuggles with her new mom.
Kimball heads home to a lucky life with this couple.
 
Katherine was so excited to adopt Loki, she came early to pick him up.
 
We blinked and Pinto was adopted. Happy life!
 
Ophelia picked her own family. As happens with many adoptions, this sweet family chose the cat who chose them.
 
Pretty little Rosalita, now Callista, has quickly settled into her new home.
 
Sarge goes home to join former LHS alumnus Jake, a couple of other cats, and a couple of dogs. He is going to receive a lot of love in this household!
 
And Lola looks right at home already with these ladies.
 
This little girl chose Nikki to be her own.
 
Amoura went home with these two sweet, loving people. She will have a big fenced in yard and six kitty siblings to play with.
 
Finn (right) met his sister Opal and decided to go live with her. Happy trails!
 
It was a long wait, but Nola (left) found her forever family with this crew.
 
Princess,  now known as Poppy, has left the building. She is going to have a wonderful life ahead!
 
Our own volunteer and dog manager Nicole decided Tyson (right) needed to be a part of her home, along with Diamond.
 
Simba (left) is a gregarious guy who would escape his cage at every opportunity, looking for attention. Our Mister Personality cat has gone to his forever home for all the love and attention he so deserves! Victoria was definite about only adopting one cat and it would be Simba. Then she saw Daisy and changed her mind. Daisy and Simba look spectacular together.
Events and Visits

Dunkirk Falcon Club

Donates to LHS
The Benton Street Dunkirk Falcon Club recently donated proceeds from fundraisers to the Lakeshore Humane Society in honor and memory of life member Gary Maternowski and his wife Lori. Pictured above are officers and members of both organizations.

Seated, L-R: James Bohn (special friend of LHS and past president of Dunkirk Falcons), DeeDee Earle, David VanWey.

Standing, L-R: Jason Cieslewicz, Harper Cieslewicz, Pat Weaver, Jim Sarzyniak, Club Director Adam Gornikiewicz presenting check to LHS President Sue Styborski, Dick Kern, Jim Hofer, Beth Hofer.

A special thank you to the Club for their thoughtfulness and generosity.
Other News

Spotlight on . . .

Dog Managers and Cat Managers
Some of our volunteers serve in the essential roles of cat and dog managers. They lead the cat and dog committees in coordinating the care of the animals, including vet appointments, and the adoption process. Our two cat managers were recently reappointed for another year. One dog manager was reappointed and another is stepping into the role for the first time. We asked them to tell us:
What do you think LHS did particularly well this past year?
What would you like to see happen with adoptions in 2022?

 
Shannon McKoon
Cat Manager

Our volunteers continued to give top-notch care to the animals including veterinary appointments, handled adoptions and intakes, maintained the building and grounds, found creative ways to fundraise and continued to communicate with the public despite all of the challenges due to Covid.  Our volunteers are incredible!!

I would like to see even more cats and dogs placed into permanent and loving homes so we can continue to help the many that need us.  Our dedication is 365 days a year as there are always animals in need.

 
Barb McKoon
Cat Manager

I am proud of LHS volunteers sticking together to make ends meet during the pandemic.

For adoptions in 2022 I would like to see them increase greatly for the cats and dogs.
Kim Salerno
Dog Manager

This past year we successfully found homes for 85 dogs. We had some that were considered difficult to place, seniors, special needs or bonded pairs. Our community has a big heart and never fails to step up for animals in need.

Looking ahead, I’d love to see our foster program expand to be able to help more dogs.
Nicole Welka
New Dog Manager

I think we did particularly well with adopting out dogs that were considered “tough to adopt” to perfect homes (Glenda, Hennessy, Ziggy).

In 2022, I would like to see a continuation of that. No dog is hard to adopt out, sometimes they just need specific homes.

 

Life at the Adoption Center
 
Champ says look how cute I am.
 
Allen and Diggs are a curious pair.
 
Bella takes a ride
 
New kids Poppy and Petey
 
Biggie tries to look appealing as he hangs out with volunteer Pat during a Saturday adoption day.
 

On St. Patrick's Day,

Everyone is Irish

How About Your Dog?

 
To see other dog breeds from around the world, visit the artist's page at
doggiedrawings.net/dow.

But remember, the best breed is RESCUED.

 

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