June 2021
Rusty is available for adoption
Upcoming Events

June 5

June 10
See what your donations can do

Visit the LHS Give Big CHQ Page

June 10 Reservation Deadline
June 19 Pickup

$10 for 1 dozen

Order Krispy Kremes

June 19 Drawing
3 tickets for $5

Purchase tickets

June 19
Honor a loved one: human or pet

Details and Order Form

August 21 and 22
Back at the Fairgrounds
Please wait until that week to bring your donations directly to the Fairgrounds

September 18
Adoption Center

October 3

Give Big CHQ is a 24-hour online fundraising event designed to raise awareness, community engagement, and essential dollars to support local nonprofits. Hosted by the Chautauqua Region and Northern Chautauqua Community Foundations, this extraordinary event inspires people to come together, show pride in their communities, and support local causes. This year Give Big CHQ is on June 10.
See our Give Big CHQ Page
Adoption News

Featured Dog:



Meet Sasha, the Pittie mix with the big smile. Sasha is a friendly girl who loves to be around people. She tends to be a bit nervous and has some separation issues when her people leave. Sasha seems to be ok around other dogs, has not been around cats that we know of.

Sasha needs a committed owner who will be consistent with a routine and training. Sasha needs that to help build her confidence. She has a lot of love to give to whoever wins her heart.

If you are interested is Sasha please call 716 672-1991 for an appointment or fill out our online application. Applicants must not be renters due to breed/size restrictions. At this time we are unable to adopt to Canadian residents due to border closings.




Zinnia is about one year old, white with black patches. A sweet lap cat, she is very friendly and affectionate, can be picked up and held, and is talkative. She lives with other cats at the shelter and gets along fine with them.

20 cats and 9 dogs
Open Adoption Hours Are Back

Saturdays    12 - 3 pm

Lakeshore Humane Society announces Open Adoption Hours will resume every Saturday beginning Saturday, June 5th from 12 noon to 3 pm. Guidelines can change according to latest information from NYS. Please check website for last minute changes or updates. Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times on the grounds of LHS.

The Cat's Meow Boutique located in the lobby will be open for purchases by the general public. Tours of the facility will not be given. Groups visiting will be limited to 2 per family/visit.

To maintain social distancing and address sanitizing needs, limited numbers will be allowed into the facility at one time. Please be prepared to wait in your vehicle until your turn.

No individual appointments will be made during these hours. Individual appointments continue to be available throughout the week and can be made by leaving a message at (716) 672-1991; press "1" for dogs, or "2" for cats.
Flying Away to Their New Homes
Hazel is joining our former kitten Oreo who was adopted in January.
Chandler will have a kitty sibling to play with as well as a mom and dad to spoil her.
Charlie is adopted! We don't know who is more excited: him or his new owner. He already has loads of toys and things to play with at his new house.
Zenus went home with Mom and an awesome 14 year old. She's going to have a great life!.
Jingles was miserable in his LHS kennel, and he let everyone know it. His transformation upon meeting his new adopters is amazing.
Such dedication! Roger had to finish his medications and couldn’t go home until they were done. So Julie and Mia drove each weekend from Williamsville to visit him.  He is now happily settled in.
Bessie is already surrounded with love.
Happy family, happy cat!  Little Pearl will be getting lots of attention.
Lily is adopted. She will be one spoiled kitty, and she certainly deserves to be.
Smiles all around as Treasure heads out to life with this couple.
The Andersons came in for one cat but happily left with two adorable kittens.
Mama Rose goes to a wonderful home with mom and dad and a male kitty companion. Looks like she's settling in well.
Events and Visits

Spay Neuter Assistance Program

Gets Big Boost from NCCF
Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has awarded a $6,000 grant to Lakeshore Humane Society in support of the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP). This program allows LHS to assist pet owners through vouchers to get their animals spayed or neutered, helping to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats born in the community.

LHS is most grateful for this grant which was made possible through
Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s generous community-minded donors. The NCCF is committed to improving the community through the promotion of local philanthropy, strategic grantmaking and community leadership. The organization has distributed more than $14 million in the form of grants and scholarships within the community. For more information, call 366-4892 or visit

Fredonia Elementary Students

Collect Funds and Supplies
LHS volunteers had the pleasure of meeting the Fredonia Elementary School Learn and Serve students. These students collected two carts FULL of items for the LHS Adoption Center plus $175 cash from their dress up day fundraiser! What a terrific group. These are our future leaders.

A Gift from the Chautauqua Center
Sarah Gilbert from the Chautauqua Center stopped by recently with a donation that they collected for LHS and presented it to volunteer Rich Carpenter. The Chautauqua Center is a community-based provider that receives federal funds to provide healthcare in underserved areas.

Run Fur Rescues Raises over $2,000
Last month we showed you the runners and walkers. Here are the faces behind the very successful Run Fur Rescues virtual run/walk. The service learners of the State University of New York at Fredonia Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) developed and executed the fundraiser in April, raising over $2,000.
Other News

Volunteer Spotlight
Get to know the volunteers who make LHS happen. This month we meet the Saturday afternoon dog crew. (There is no cat shift on Saturday afternoons.)
Saturday afternoon Dog Crew:
Marissa Sorrentino, Barb Lewis, Clint Lewis, Val DeLeon, Alexiss Dawley
Clint and Barb Lewis have been volunteering with LHS for four years. Clint is a retired music teacher. He was the band director at Dunkirk High School for many years and then did a post-retirement stint as music teacher and principal at Central Christian Academy. Barb has been a homemaker and substitute teacher at CCA. They have three daughters and four grandchildren, as well as two dogs and a cat. In addition to walking their dogs, Clint enjoys coloring and Barb does embroidery and baking.

Val Deleon has been a volunteer with LHS for three years. She is employed as the program manager at Buffalo Hearing & Speech. Val loves to spend time with her fur babies, dogs Gabby and Oscar (formerly Chewy, adopted from LHS). She also enjoys camping and crafting.

Marissa Sorrentino just joined the LHS family two weeks ago. She was fostering for Buddy’s Second Chance while attending Fredonia State and she wanted to continue caring for dogs now that she’s moved back home. Marissa graduated in January with a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She works as a teacher aide at a day care and enjoys dancing.

Alexis Dawley also started volunteering two weeks ago. She’s finishing up her senior year in the small animal science program at BOCES and plans to study studio graphics in college. In addition to her two cats and one dog, her interests include bowling, guitar, drums, pool, and helping her dad with woodworking.

Update on Board Members

LHS experienced some changes recently in the makeup of the board. Those in new positions are:
President                                   Sue Styborski
Vice President                          Rock Vallone
Corresponding Secretary       Penny Gummo

Continuing in the same positions are:
Treasurer                                   Jen Cameron
Recording Secretary                Mary Ginley
SNAP Treasurer                       Janet Szymanski

In addition, Kim Salerno joins Dave McEntarfer as Dog Manager.
Barb McKoon and Shannon McKoon continue as Cat Managers.



and Can


Are deposit bottles and cans cluttering up your kennel? I have room. Just bring them to the lobby of the Adoption Center during one of our open adoption days.

Life at the Adoption Center
Tinkerbell recovers from surgery in one of our foster homes.
Owen enjoys an afternoon out of the shelter.
Three of the kitties shower volunteer Donna with affection.
Friday, June 25 is National Take Your Dog to Work Day.
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