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December 2021
Milo is available for adoption.
 
Upcoming Events

Every Saturday
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT CAT'S MEOW BOUTIQUE
12 - 3 pm
Adoption Center



Sunday, December 5
CHRISTMAS ON THE LAKE
LHS Boutique Items
10 am - 4 pm
The Clarion Hotel



Saturday, February 12
SOUPER BOWL SATURDAY
Adoption Center


Tuesday, March 1
MARDI GRAS SPAGHETTI DINNER
St. Hedwig's Social Hall

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Holiday Fund Drive
 
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Thank You!
Adoption News

Featured Dog:

Hennessy

 
Look at this beautiful face! Hennessy is a mix breed that is approximately 13 months old. She is a friendly girl who loves to be close to people. In fact, this velvety soft sweetheart thinks she’s a lap dog. Through no fault of her own, Hennessy does need some work on her basic commands and leash walking but she has been progressing very well. Her former owner did not have the time to dedicate to her when she was young. She is a smart girl who is catching on quick. Hennessy needs an owner who is committed to the time, patience, and energy needed to train a dog.

Hennessy is ready to find a forever home where she can be spoiled, a backyard to run in, and family to give her unconditional love. Because she is unaware of her size, we recommend older kids only. Due to breed and size restrictions of most landlords, homeowners only please. If Hennessy sounds like the one for you, please fill out our online application or stop in during open hours on Saturdays from 12 to 3 pm.
Featured Cats:
Sarge and Marissa
Sarge
Sarge is 13 months old and has beautiful semi-long hair.
He is friendly, affectionate, and playful.

 
Marissa
Little Miss Marissa is about one year old, a quiet kitty but sweet and friendly.
A gentle soul, she's affectionate, but not pushy.

 
Adoptions

11 cats and 9 dogs

There's No Place Like
Home for the Holidays
Oliver gets to spend the holidays . . . and the rest of his life . . . with this family.
 
Shelby and her new pet mom.
 
Dreyfus explored every inch of his new home and decided he's staying!
 
This young woman is giving Rocky a new home for Christmas.
 
Mickey  joins two other kitties, a corgi and his mom and dad. He was quite relaxed with them already.
 
Scottie has truly won the lottery with this loving and devoted dog mama.
 
Atticus heading home to be loved.
 
You can't tell from the photo, but Dixie was
really excited to go home with this family.

 
 The six kittens in this foster home (two not shown)
all went to wonderful new homes in pairs.

 
Events and Visits

Neighbors Lend a Hand
Our friends from the Resource Center next door come by every Thursday to clean and visit with the animals. They each sponsored angels on the Angel Tree. Bill loves pittie mix Glenda and brought her a toy. And Lannie loves kitty Preston. Jessica, their supervisor, brought two stuffed toys for Bella and Bridgette

Cheering on Our Supporters
When LHS put out the call for help at our Scrap Metal Drive in September, the Fredonia State Hockey Team came out in force. So, a group of LHS volunteers showed up to cheer on the Blue Devils at a recent game against Plattsburgh.

Small Business Saturday


LHS volunteers Courtney and Sue greeted the public and sold items from the Cat's Meow Boutique at the Small Business Saturday event at the D&F Plaza. And Uncle Pat brought some dogs to participate, including Milo here.

A Visit from St. Nick
It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Adoption Center recently when Santa dropped by for portraits with pets from the community as well as a few current LHS residents. Photos by Kim Salerno.
Volunteer Elf Alice was on hand to wrangle and cuddle pets like LHS resident Bridgette.
These siblings posed beautifully
for their family portrait with
Mr. & Mrs. Claus.

 
This visitor was all decked out for the Christmas portrait.
And this one tolerated the hat with dignity.
 
Other News

Volunteer Spotlight
This month we focus on the volunteers who take care of the cats on Wednesday afternoons.
Pictured with current cat room residents Ollie and Simba are (l-r):
Karen Wojcinski, Jen Cameron, Alexis Ginley, and Deb Wisniewski.
Karen Wojcinski has been involved with Lakeshore Humane Society from the beginning – for about 40 years! She says she always loved animals and used to bring home various critters as a child. She has her own cats and dogs at home and has fostered kittens. Karen is retired from her position as art teacher at Chautauqua Lake Central School and continues to do glass torch work. She also enjoys walks, hiking, and gardening. She has two grown children and two grandchildren.

Jen Cameron has been with LHS for about six years and has been the treasurer for the past four. She and her children, Caroline and Lila, attended an event and decided they wanted to be a part of LHS. The girls still volunteer with Jen in the cat room on Wednesdays when they are available even though Lila is allergic to cats. Jen has an MBA from George Washington University and is employed as the financial specialist at the Chautauqua County Land Bank. She also teaches two statistics courses at SUNY Fredonia. Jen and her husband have been married for 21 years and live in Fredonia. They have two dogs and two cats. Jen loves to garden, read, cook, and travel.

Alexis Ginley has been volunteering at LHS for about three years. She said she always wanted to get involved in animal rescue but was busy working two jobs as a nurse at Brooks Hospital and Lakeview Correctional Facility. Now that she is retired, she can volunteer with the cat crew as well as foster cats and help on fundraisers. She has four cats of her own and she used to have Labrador retrievers. Alexis has a daughter and a son as well as three grandchildren. She likes to go to craft shows and to the movies and she loves to read.

Deb Wisniewski got involved with LHS nine years ago when she went with a friend to help out at our previous location in the barn of longtime president Rock Vallone, with whom she worked. Deb is a social worker at Dunkirk School 7. She has three sons, all animal lovers like her (one feeds the stray cats outside his workplace). Deb has three pugs and two cats, most of whom are rescues. She also fosters dogs. Her other interests include reading and bingo.

Shop for a Good Cause
Did you know that the Cat's Meow Boutique inside the LHS Adoption Center is the best place in town to find pet themed gifts? We have a huge selection of clothing, home decor, greeting cards, and much more. Stop by any Saturday during open house from 12 to 3. Some items will also be available at Christmas on the Lake on December 5 at the Clarion. And, best of all, all proceeds go toward caring for the animals. So, come on down and see what treasures you can find.
Dog Decals
These make great stocking stuffers and they fit into holiday card envelopes at virtually no additional weight for sending to friends & family. The Cat's Meow Boutique stocks a variety of choices, including 20 new designs. Only $3 each or 2 for $5.
 
Each cloth measures 15"square and cleans a variety of items without chemicals, STREAK FREE! They have hundreds of uses around the house and do a fantastic job on windows & mirrors. Use for car windows and to dry car finishes after washing!

"I'm pretty skeptical about cleaning products, having purchased so many over the years, only to be disappointed in the end. I tried the White Green Cloth and WOW!!! It did exactly as promised - be sure to read and follow the simple directions! No more cloudy and streaked counters, windows or mirrors!" - Nancy Letersky

"I love the way the White Green Cloth leaves my eyeglasses sparkling clean! I have cut one into four smaller squares for this job alone!" - Lynn LaMattina

$6 each   3 for $16   4 for $20

Christmas at the Adoption Center
LHS volunteer Makenzy Chaiken took these great pics (as well as the ones on the Holiday Fund Drive postcard) of some of our current residents, including a couple of funny outtakes.
courtesy of goodnewsforpets.com 
 
Winter scene divider composed of artwork from:
user 7089643 at pixabay
and
mohamed_hassan at pixabay

 
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