February 2023
Lucky is available for adoption.
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Saturday, February 11
12 - 3 pm
LHS Adoption Center

Thursday, February 16
6:30 pm - Public Welcome
LHS Adoption Center

Adoption News
Featured Cat:
Hi, I'm Ginny! I'm a 6-month old female brown tabby kitten. I'm still adjusting to life here at LHS and I might be a little reserved when you first meet me, but if you're gentle with me I'll show you how sweet I am. I really like soft pets and chin scratches, and at heart I'm just a very gentle, quiet girl. I do like to sit in your lap for snuggles too!  I like to cuddle with and groom my brother, King Arthur who is also available for adoption! If you're looking for a low-key companion, I might be just the cat for you. My Christmas wish is to have a family of my own for the holidays! Come meet me Wednesdays 6-8 pm or Saturdays 12-3 at Lakeshore Humane Society.
Adoptions for the Month

28 cats and 9 dogs
Adoptions in 2022

187 cats and 90 dogs
These Pets Have Found True Love
Cinnamon is adopted! She will be the spoiled one and only in an awesome home.
Bandit has left the building for his new home in Buffalo.
Dora, now Pepperblue, went home with her new brother and sister, Phin and Parker. So now she also has a name that starts with “P”.
Ash is on his way out to be loved by this family.
Peaches (left) and Tabitha went home together!
EV (left) went home with this family.
And Houdini followed a couple of weeks later after some dental surgery.

Devin (left) and Drew both went home to a happy life with this family.
Slate definitely found his person. Lots of purring!
And Sterling's new pet mom is beaming with joy.
Well, these two guys were crazy happy to start their new life together. You are are gonna have a great dad and many adventures ahead, Jinx! Enjoy!
Urban (now Bailey), on the right, now has a doggie big brother. Say hello Axle, goodbye Urban.
It took awhile, but Princess finally found someone to love her forever.
Thumper is adopted by the same family who adopted Katie! She'll have a great life.
Vest was a little wiggle worm during his adoption photo session.
Bob the dog has left the building with his new momma.
Marley heads out to a great new life with this young man.
Dorothy leaves LHS to be doted on by this lady.
These young ladies chose Buttercup and Blossom.
Apollo (now Kenny) hit the jackpot with his new family who is experienced with his breed and energy. He will be at home with his new sister also, a sweet Shelti who was able to stand her ground with this big happy boy.
Our girl Oreo had to wait a bit longer for her new family to finish having a fence installed. Off to the good life!
Vader's new dad and grandpa are gonna take great care of him & he’s gonna be livin' that country life from now on.
Lots of happy dancing going on! Snow White (now Olive) went home with this family.
Events and Visits
United Way Wreath Prize
United Way of Northern Chautauqua County representatives stopped by to deliver the winnings of the annual wreath contest to LHS. From left are LHS treasurer Jen Cameron (who created the winning wreath), United Way board vice-president Jennifer Wilkins, LHS volunteer Janet Szymanski, and United Way president Tyler Gotowka.
Dunkirk Falcon Club Honors
Jim "Coach" Noto
The Benton Street Dunkirk Falcon Club recently donated the proceeds from their annual regifting party to Honor the memory of their member, Jim “Coach” Noto. Pictured above are officers and members of both organizations along with Jim’s brother, Chuck Noto.
Seated: Beth Hofer (holding Blossom) and DeeDee Earle (holding Buttercup)
Middle Row: Jason and Harper Cieslewicz
Back Row: Don Fellows, Penny Gummo, Al Pacos, David VanWey, Chuck Noto, Dunkirk Falcons Director Jim Hofer presenting check to LHS President Sue Styborski, Linda Smagner, Jim Sarzyniak, and Rock Vallone
Fredonia Schools Angel Trees
This past holiday season saw LHS Angel Trees adorn the Fredonia Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Students brought in donations and then "adopted" one of the shelter animals, placing the dog's or cat's photo ornament on their school's tree. The fundraiser was organized by the members of the high school's National Honor Society and the Middle School Service Learning Club.
Social Studies teacher and Honor Society advisor Lindsey Moon delivered the donations of cash and supplies to the LHS Adoption Center, which were gratefully accepted by volunteer Jerry McGarrity. Great job, kids!
Other News

Volunteer Spotlight
There is a need for dog and cat foster homes. Here is one of our foster volunteers.
Marie Cameron with Panzer, who she adopted from LHS.
Marie Cameron got involved with Lakeshore Humane Society in 1997 in response to the cruelty case of Buster the cat, which prompted Buster’s Law. She began volunteering before she had children and then later got her kids involved, showing them the importance of caring for all animals. She has served in numerous roles at LHS, including president, and worked on various fundraisers and the building project.

Marie began fostering for LHS in 1999 because of a need for foster homes, especially before LHS had an adoption center. Marie has fostered both cats and dogs. She likes to prepare pets to live in a home so they will adjust well after adoption. She is currently fostering two tiger kittens which were found orphaned outside Walmart and had to be bottle fed at first. They stay in a big guest room with lots of windows.

Marie is married with two young children. She says her husband is also a sucker for animals in need. They have two dogs and three cats of their own, including “foster failures.” Marie is also interested in wildlife rehabilitation and brings that passion to her students in the Dunkirk Schools where she teaches 7th grade English. She advises a school nature club and over the years has brought in after school programs about pet care. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and gardening.
2023 Dog and Cat Managers
Kim Salerno opted for a new term and will continue to serve as dog manager along with Nicole Welka. Penny Gummo was selected as cat manager to replace Barb McKoon as she completed her term. Penny will serve alongside current cat manager Shannon McKoon. And there were several changes in the makeup of the dog and cat committees.
Life After the Adoption Center
Sometimes people send us updates on the dogs and cats they adopted from LHS. It warms our hearts to see the animals enjoying their new homes.
Urban at one of his favorite activities.
Ollie looks happy with his new family.
Oreo loves her new family and has lots of comfy beds, toys, and a fun yard to frolic in. Life is good.
Buzz had a wonderful Christmas - it looks like Santa was good to him.
Cinnamon hid under the bed the first night, but by morning was snuggling with her new mom.
Jinx is wearing his new harness and is ready for adventures.
Bob’s mom said he’s doing really well and they are both so so happy!
Snow White (now Olive) has been loving life. "Thank you for choosing our family to rescue Olive from whatever she came from."
Cinders (right) having a drink with new dog brother Cody.
LHS kitty Dickie (now Mikey) hangs out with pooch sis Roxy.
Wiley (top left) has really bonded with Jack Russell Terrier Max and Chihuahua Nutmeg.
Vader now has plenty of room to play with his beloved orange ball.
February is Pet Dental Health Month
Here are some things you can do to keep your pet healthy.
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