September 2020
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Adoption News

Featured Cat:

Ty Cobb

This young cat is friendly and affectionate. Nothing like his baseball player namesake, who was a grouch and a fighter, once even climbing into the stands to attack a heckler. If you want to play ball with our Ty Cobb, give us a call.

Featured Cat: Fiona

Fiona is a medium-haired young black and white cat that we took into foster care in March. Her age is estimated to be about 18 months. She is a relatively small cat, feisty but sweet and friendly.

Her kittens were born just before Easter, and three of the little ones have already found their homes. Fiona and two babies are now ready for adoption.


19 cats and 6 dogs
So Many Adoptions
Courtney holds Peaches N. Cream (was April) in her new home in Rochester.
Lyza leaving LHS for her new forever home.
April ready to leave the kennels.
Honey Bear settles in with his new papa.
Eleanor looks happy with her new family in Fredonia.
Nico is a Pennsylvania resident now.
Cashmere's new mom Tammy said she fell in love with her the minute she saw her.
Get ready to be spoiled, Zeva.
Hank the Cat heading out with his peeps.
Baron adores his new dad already and the feeling is mutual.
Beautiful Bahama is ready for life after LHS.
Daisy and her new family are all smiles.
Max at home with the new ladies in his life.
Theo gets picked up at PetSmart by his new mom.
Events and Visits
Scrap Metal Drive Takes in
Double from Last Year
What fills 10 long dumpsters, weighs 53,000 pounds, and helps dogs and cats?
The 2020 Metal Recycling fundraiser held at Lakeshore Humane Society on August 1. People came out in droves, sometimes making multiple trips, to donate their old stoves, lawnmowers, and much more to help the animals. A big thank you to Mom and Pop’s and Jolly Roger Recycling for making this very successful event possible.
Scaled-Down Yard Sale
Still Lures Shoppers
Like many events this year, the LHS Annual Yard Sale was affected by the virus restrictions. But the smaller one-day version held at the Adoption Center instead of the Fairgrounds did surprisingly well thanks to support from the community.
Mike Chieffo of State Farm insurance stopped by the Adoption Center recently to present LHS with a $500 donation. Thank you!
Other News
Long Haul Truck Driver
Reunited with Lost Dog

For dog people, there's nothing scarier than losing your beloved pooch. And nothing more joyful than getting him back.

Truck driver Tory Johnson of Missouri experienced that low and high in the span of a week after his one-year-old pit bull Rocko jumped out of Johnson's tractor trailer along Interstate 90 between the Westfield and Dunkirk exits on August 12. Rocko ran into the woods and Johnson was unable to locate him. He resumed his route while worried about his companion and he notified Dunkirk animal control officer Denise Zentz.
Rocko was spotted two days later by Forestville High School students Lauryn Pierce and Annie Bruce. A few days later, he was caught through a team effort involving Mary Beth McElligot and Lisa Fish-Vaccore of T&M WNY Lost Dog Search Rescue and Trap, Officer Zentz and her husband and son, and ACO partner officer Tom Rozumalski.

Rocko was then boarded by the Lakeshore Humane Society where he was showered with attention and reassurance until Tory Johnson was able to return to the area to claim him. Their happy reunion in the LHS lobby on August 19 was enjoyed by a number of volunteers.
Remembrance Bricks
Dear Volunteers & Friends of LHS,
The next REMEMBRANCE BRICK order will be placed by September 12. This will be the last order this year. Please get any orders in, asap. The installation of bricks will take place in late September/early October. Order forms are available on the LHS web site and at the Adoption Center. Or call and we can mail one to you.
Life at the Adoption Center
Lucas took awhile to warm up to people but now look at him.
Cliff is a sweet boy who needs a quiet home and patience.
These two shy boys have bonded. We would like to see them adopted together, so we are offering a twofer: these two beautiful cats for one adoption fee.
Chip was found in the street in Dunkirk. If not claimed, he will be up for adoption soon.
Goofy Lacy has been at the shelter for too long, so she loves the chance to go for a car ride.
Hairball the kitten just before getting a new home and a better name: Tigger.
Max running with abandon now that he got adopted.
A rainbow emerges from storm clouds to shine down on the Adoption Center.
A Message from the Board
From the Treasurer - Jennifer Cameron

Supporting the Lakeshore Humane Society through monetary donations can significantly help to provide comfort and care to hundreds of homeless pets in Chautauqua County.  Here at the Lakeshore Humane Society, there are no salaries or paid positions. Everyone is a volunteer, so 100% of monetary donations made by caring individuals goes to allowing this animal shelter to work and operate at full capacity. This includes providing medical care, food, shelter, and love to pets in need.

If you are trying to decide why you should donate your hard-earned cash to LHS, below are two graphs to show you where our money comes from and how we spend it.  Every penny helps to stretch the shelter’s budget and save the life of an animal without a home.


Here are some ways you can contribute:

  • Send a check for any amount to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048
  • Donate online with PayPal or a credit card.
  • Support an event, such as our upcoming Chicken BBQ. Tickets are usually on our web site’s Shop Page.
  • Purchase a Remembrance Brick for a loved one who has passed away, whether human or pet.
  • Support our Boutique in the Adoption Center lobby where you can find gifts, clothing, and pet items.
  • Donate needed supplies, such as bleach, laundry detergent, and paper towels.
  • Designate LHS as your charity to receive 0.5% from the Amazon Smile program when you shop there.
  • You can also donate your time at the shelter or at a fundraising event. Anything helps.
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