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March 2020
Sky is available for adoption
 
Upcoming Events
Save the Dates
May 2 - Yappy Hour at Rookie's
June 6 - Scrap Metal Recycling
June 13 - Tattoos at Cattoos
June 20 - Woofstock & Pat McGee Dog Walk
Adoption News
Featured Dog:

Beauty
 
This gorgeous gal was picked up as a stray in the fall and landed at the Chautauqua County Humane Society.  They got her on her way to good health there, and when there was room she came to us at LHS for a little added TLC.  Her coat is growing back nicely, although she may always have a few bald spots.  She loves walks, and snuggles and most importantly - FOOD!
Beauty is about 5 years old and would love to have a cozy home to call her own to continue her healing and be the fluffy, happy gal she once was.  Can you help this sweet pup be just as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside?? Stop down during adoption hours and let this wonderful gal steal your heart!
Featured Cat:

Owlie - Special Needs Cat
This female black and white cat has an all black tail and an interesting black pattern on her head.  She showed up on a porch where ferals were being fed. She's about 4 years old.
Owlie had been somewhat retiring, so her stay with us has been longer than it should be. Owlie has been classified as special needs, due to an anatomical defect of her eyes, causing them to not drain properly.  There is minimal discomfort, so all she needs is to have her eyes wiped daily, and perhaps saline eyedrops would be helpful. We are offering a special discount of 1/3 off her adoption fee to facilitate getting her to the loving home she deserves.

Owlie has come such a long way . . . she used to be very timid but now loves to be petted.
Adoptions

22 cats and 6 dogs
Fundraising and Visits
Souper Bowl

LHS held a special “Souper Bowl” Pet Adoption Day/Open House on February 1. Attendees enjoyed a variety of homemade soups and could purchase a beautiful hand-crafted soup bowl created by Jonah McGrath.

Spaghetti Dinner

The annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on March 25 had a Mardi Gras theme this year. Supporters came out to the Blessed Mary Angela Parish Social Center (St. Hedwig’s) for spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread, tossed salad, homemade cake, and beverages. The event  was sold out and also included basket drawings and a 50/50 drawing.
 
Silver Creek
Brings the Silver

Thank you to the students at Silver Creek Elementary School for holding a quarter fundraiser for LHS. The kids collected 668 quarters ($167) to help out our animals.
Retirement Home Visits LHS

Some residents from the WCA Home enjoyed a morning of interacting with the cats and dogs at the Adoption Center.
 
Other News

Life at the Adoption Center
 
The dogs at the Adoption Center got their shamrocks on recently  for an early St. Patrick's Day party. Clockwise from center circle are Luna, Tank, Lola, Beauty, and Rogue.
Many of the dogs love to play in the snow in the back of the Adoption Center.
Here are (l-r) Harley, Diamond, and Dogie.

Silly dogs! Hats and costumes and cold snow. The cats prefer to stay inside and relax.

Here's kitten Jasper at play, the Mod Quad seeing how many cats can fit on one cat tree, and Snookie and Casey keeping themselves well-groomed.
A Message from the Board

         While the Lakeshore Humane Society takes on many activities and events throughout the year, one of our primary goals is finding homes for orphaned dogs and cats. The board of officers at the Lakeshore Humane Society are continually amazed at the extraordinary efforts by so many volunteers, community partners and fellow animal-lovers to make this goal a reality for many dogs and cats every year. In 2019 we were delighted to place 200 cats, 84 dogs and 1 rabbit! In this issue of our newsletter, we will share some information about the processes for adopting or surrendering a dog.

        The adoption process includes many steps that are all aimed at our goal of finding the right home for each individual animal.

        Dogs that are available for adoption can be viewed on the Lakeshore Humane Society webpage (
www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org), on our Lakeshore Humane Society Facebook page (Lakeshore Humane Society, Inc), or by visiting the Adoption Center during open house hours (Wednesday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturday afternoons from 12 pm to 3 pm).

        If interested in adopting a dog, an adoption application is required; applications are available on-line or in person during open house hours. Once your completed application is received, personal and veterinarian references are contacted. Applications with positive reference checks will be scheduled for a home visit. A home visit is held to ensure a safe and comfortable fit for the family and the dog.  Based on the completed application, reference checks, and home visit the dog committee consisting of six or seven specialized volunteers will make a decision. All applications received for a specific dog are considered, we do not operate on a first come, first served process. Adoption decisions are based on the best fit for that specific dog. All applicants will be notified as to the determination of their application.

        Unfortunately, there are events that cause the need for a dog to be surrendered to the Lakeshore Humane Society. Anyone experiencing a family/personal life change that impacts their dog can contact us by email or phone (716-672-1991). Please provide a clear and concise description of the dog in need of surrendering and the circumstances which have led to this need. You will be contacted by a member of the dog committee. We are unable to accept dogs that show aggressive behaviors or have a history of biting. Surrender appointments are made based on vacancy in our kennels.
        At the time of surrender you will be required to provide detailed information on the dog, including its habits, likes and dislikes, veterinarian information and current vaccine documents. There is no fee associated with surrendering a dog but donations toward the future care of the dog are always gratefully appreciated.

        Lastly, we must stress that we are a 100% volunteer organization. Each volunteer has many commitments and demands in their personal lives and therefore we ask for your patience while these processes are carried out.
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Amazon Wish List:
Please consider buying gifts for the Shelter.
We can always use more paper towels, dryer sheets, soap, hand sanitizer ... etc.

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If you are unable to contribute that is okay but if you shop on Amazon please use this link and Amazon will contribute .5 % of your purchase to LHS. Every little bit helps. 
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