July 2020
Lyza is available for adoption
Upcoming Events
Saturday, August 1
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Drive-thru at Adoption Center
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Postponed or Cancelled
CANCELLED -  Woofstock
CANCELLED - No Yard Sale at Floral Hall this year

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 - Pet Theme Weekend in Lily Dale
CANCELLED - Booth at Fredonia Farm Festival

Adoption News
Featured Dog:  Ra
Meet Ra! This handsome fella is 7 years old and will need to be the only pet in the home. This sweet guy knows several commands, loves to play frisbee or ball, walks well on a leash - annnnd, he sings! He is a big mush, as kind and gentle as they come. He just needs a human to cuddle. Call for an appointment to meet Ra.

Featured Cat:

Little Boots

Little Boots is a male Tuxedo kitten. He is shy but sweet.

18 cats and 3 dogs
LHS Animals Find Forever Homes
    Lucky leaves with his new family.                Bean gets a warm welcome home.
   Monica and new Mom.         Calista (now Abby) heading out with new family.
Twofer: Dolly and Joe get adopted together.
Fundraisers and Visits
Birthday Donations

Cecilia, Leo, and Estella had birthdays a couple months ago and instead of gifts they asked for dog toys, dog treats, and cleaning supplies for our shelter. We also received a monetary donation from them. Thank you, kids!

Arnold/Kukuda Generous Donation

Arnold / Kukuda Insurance Agency, LLC, and Erie Insurance partnered together to donate $1,250 to the Lakeshore Humane Society.

We have supported the annual dog walk each year but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this walk has been canceled. Erie Insurance is committed to helping local organizations affected by the COVID-19 virus. We hope that this donation will help continue the good work that this organization does for the rescuing of dogs and cats in our area.
Thank you for all you do.
John Arnold
Arnold/Kukuda Insurance Agency

Donut Bonanza

The Dunkirk-Fredonia community came out in force for the Kripy Kreme fundraiser, buying 150 dozen donuts. Kayak raffle tickets and boutique items were also available at the pickup site.
Other News

Life at the Adoption Center
Kittens get special attention in foster care.
Russell gets some fresh air after surgery.         And his relatives take a break.
Saban checks out a strange creature.           Statler and Waldorf get cleaned up.
  Delilah plays on her last day at LHS.                A burger run cheers up Diana.
A Message from the Board
Cat Adoptions, Done Right
        If you are looking to adopt a cat, consider adopting from the Lakeshore Humane Society rather than getting a cat from a friend or breeder. For one thing, it is less expensive. At the Lakeshore Humane Society, the adoption fee covers the cost of a health check, vaccinations and spaying or neutering, all of which are typically done before a cat is placed up for adoption.

        We are often overwhelmed with the number of cats that need our help.  We have the capacity to house and care for up to 40 cats at any given time.  With each adoption we can take in and save another cat from a life on the streets.  However, we cannot take in feral cats due to safety concerns for our volunteers.
        When a new cat arrives, they are tested for FIV and FeLV.  They are then given their first set of vaccinations.  This includes a distemper, leukemia, and rabies vaccination.  Booster vaccinations are given as directed.  All cats and kittens are spayed/neutered before they are adopted.  They are also wormed and treated for fleas.  We often get cats that need further medical attention like dental work and infection control.  On average, each cat we prepare for a new home costs us $250.  Our adoption fees cover about a fourth of our cost.  Applications for adoption are available at our website and currently adoptions are by appointment only.
         Thinking of adopting a cat? First, check out these helpful tips, gathered by American Humane.
  • If you are thinking about adopting a cat, consider taking home two. Cats require exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction. Two cats can provide this for each other. Plus, they will provide more benefits to you. Cats’ purring has been shown to soothe humans as well as themselves – and they have an uncanny ability to just make you smile.
  • Find a cat whose personality meshes with yours. Just as we each have our own personality, so do cats.
  • Pick out a veterinarian ahead of time.  Take any medical records you received from the adoption center on your first visit.
  • Make sure everyone in the house is prepared to have a cat before it comes home. 
  • Budget for the short- and long-term costs of a cat. Understand any pet is a responsibility and there is a cost associated with that
  • Stock up on supplies before the cat arrives. Be prepared so your new cat can start feeling at home right away. Your cat will need a litter box, cat litter, food and water bowls, food, scratching posts, safe and stimulating toys, a cushy bed, a brush for grooming, and nail clippers.
  • Cat-proof your home. A new cat will quickly teach you not to leave things lying out. Food left on the kitchen counter will serve to teach your new friend to jump on counters for a possible lunch.
  • Go slowly when introducing your cat to new friends and family. It can take several weeks for a cat to relax in a new environment.
  • Be sure to include your new pet in your family’s emergency plan. 
  • If you are considering giving a cat as a gift, make sure the recipient is an active participant in the adoption process.
        Remember, adopting a cat is not like purchasing a household appliance or a piece of jewelry – this is a real living, breathing, and emotional being.
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