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April 2022
Poppy will be available for adoption in mid-April
Easter decor by Jessie Roces on flickr
Upcoming Events

April 17 - 30
RUN FOR RESCUES
Virtual Run Fundraiser
See info below



Friday, April 25
LEND A PAW FOR AUTISM
12 am - 5 pm
SUNY Fredonia
See info below


Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8
PET PANTRY CRAFT SALE
LHS Boutique Items and BBQ tickets
County Fairgrounds



Saturday, May 21
YAPPIE HOUR
LHS table and portion of sales to LHS
Captain Ales


Thursday, June 9
GIVE BIG CHQ
Virtual Fundraiser


July 14-16
GIVE 716
Virtual Fundraiser



Saturday, June 18
FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND CHICKEN BBQ
Pre-Sale / Drive-Thru
LHS Adoption Center


Late July
ADOPTION CENTER 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Details TBA

Sign Up for Run Fur Rescues
Lakeshore Humane Society will be hosting a virtual run/walk -- Run Fur Rescues -- with help from SUNY Fredonia’s American Society for Quality Club. You can participate between April 17th and 30th by signing up at RunSignUp and choosing your mode: running, walking, or biking. The fee is $25 plus a small charge for RunSignUp. Participants receive a t-shirt and a medal.
 
Proceeds help fund the LHS Spay and Neuter Program. You are welcome to include your pet and we highly encourage everyone to take pictures of themselves (and pets!) on race day. Send photos to
jerrymcg7@gmail.com by May 2 and post your photos on social media with the hashtag #RunFurRescues2022.

 

Lend a Paw for Autism Dog Walk
HAIL! Fredonia Records and SUNY Fredonia's Music Industry Program present The 6th Annual Lend A Paw for Autism Fundraiser: 80's CINEPAWS. Come walk your dog with us on April 24th and enjoy listening to student artists performing live all afternoon (12 - 5) at Dods Grove at SUNY Fredonia. Purchase tickets for a chance to win one of many fabulous raffle baskets. Food and drink will be available for purchase as well. Registration is $10. A Virtual Dog Walk is available for $5 for those who can't make the live event. All donations go directly to the Institute of Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College to reduce tuition for IAR programs and for research and development of interventions for autistic children and their families.

Sneak Preview:

June BBQ and Basket Raffle
These are just a few of the great prizes to be found in our Father's Day Weekend basket raffle held in conjunction with a Weidner's Chicken BBQ. Raffle tickets and BBQ tickets will both go on sale in May.
 
Adoption News
Adoption Hours to Expand
We're so excited.
Wednesday evening open adoption hours are coming back.
Starting April 13.
Featured Dog:
Tess
Meet Tess. How could you resist the gorgeous face of this 4 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound. Tess is just about as sweet as they come. She loves every human she meets, no matter the size. Tess gets along with other dogs her size and has even lived with cats previously. Did we mention she is an exceptional singer? Hound savvy family would be preferable. Due to size and breed, no renters please. The adoption fee for Tess is $200. If Tess is the one for you, please fill out an application.
Featured Cat:
Helen
Helen means torch, shining light . . . and that describes her perfectly. She's not super flashy, but she beams from within. No matter what your mood, she's happy to brighten your day. She's a love. Very affectionate and gets along with other cats.
Adoptions

15 cats and 6 dogs
New Lives for These Adoptees
Audrie had dreamed of owning a blue eyed white cat since she was a little girl.  She has a buff colored kitty at home named Summer so pretty Kiki is now named Winter.
Autumn has decided to go home with this young man.
 
Burke is adopted and his new mom is on Cloud 9.
 
Ralph finally gets the loving home he deserves.
Tony is adopted! And it's by one of our volunteers, Lorraine. He is one lucky boy.
 
Nico looks like he's in for some major spoiling.
 
Arley starts his new life with this young woman.
 
Raven and Amber go home together with this proud papa.
 
Bobby’s adopter didn’t deliberately dress to match him but it was a lovely coincidence.
 
Sweet Zoey has left the building with her mom and new auntie. She will live her best life with her mom, dad, doggie sister Hope and kitty brother Boots.
 
The Adoption Center will be a little quieter now as Blue heads out to new adventures with the active owner he needs.
 
Happy tails Petey! His mom & dad are over the moon and his new sissy Kelly is at home waiting for him. They promise to fatten him up and love him lots.
 
It was worth the wait, Milo. This wonderful couple will give you lots of love.
 
Like winning the Super Bowl. Diggs and Allen went to their forever home today with their new mom Emily (on the right). They were so excited they did not want to sit still to pose for a picture.
 
Events and Visits

A Big Team Effort
In early March we had 17 players from the Blackhorse Rugby Team volunteer for a couple hours: visiting, walking, bathing, grooming, and loving our dogs and cats. It was heartwarming to see the enthusiasm and love of so many young adults. And five of them applied to become LHS volunteers!

Spaghetti Dinner Drive-Thru
Hundreds of LHS supporters celebrated Mardi Gras with take-out Spaghetti Dinners prepared by the volunteers.

Volunteers Learn First Aid for Pets
Two dozen LHS volunteers turned out on a recent evening to learn first aid and CPR for animals. Thank you to EMT Meredith Przybycien for a fun and informative class.
Other News

Volunteer Spotlight
We're back this month with a profile of the Monday Morning dog volunteers.
Monday morning dog crew Jerry Panasci, Mick Dunning, and Debbie Jenkins
Jerry Panasci
Jerry just started volunteering with LHS two months ago. He’s always had big dogs but can’t have one right now because he lives with his 91-year-old mother and a turkey. Jerry just retired from owning and operating Sharp Cars in Fredonia. Now he delivers pizza a few days a week for his brother’s business, Pizza Village. He’s lived all over the country and has had various careers but moved back to the area to take care of his mom. He enjoys trail riding with friends on his side by side four-wheeler.

Mick Dunning
Mick has been with LHS for 8 to 9 years. He’s always had dogs and currently has three dogs and seven cats. He retired 10 years ago from NRG where he ran the chem lab. Mick lives with Karen, another volunteer, and he has a son and daughter and four grandchildren. He plays golf and watches baseball and football.

Debbie Jenkins
Debbie began volunteering at LHS at the beginning of February, driving all the way from Derby. She’s always had dogs and just lost her dog in September. She recently retired as a medical assistant at Buffalo Medical Group. Debbie and her husband have four children. She likes to golf and crochet.

Easter Treats for Your Kitties
The Easter Bunny didn't forget your feline friends. The Cat's Meow Boutique at the LHS Adoption Center has Easter Eggs and "Peeps" catnip toys for sale. These are filled with 100% organic catnip with no filler of any kind.
Limited supply. Get yours now. Saturdays 12 - 3 pm.
$3 each / 2 for $5
Coming soon: the boutique will begin selling LHS mugs in May. These are microwave and dishwasher safe and will be offered in a variety of colors.
$10 each.

Spring Fever at the Adoption Center
 
Happy Easter from Biggie (left) and Tess (right) and from Lily and Bee (below with volunteer Anna). Easter photos by Makenzy Chaiken.
Newly arrived puppy Max seems to feel safer in a crate
 
Hundo recovers in foster care
 
Lily (with ball) is learning to socialize in foster care
 
Volunteer Sue knows all about foster life
New kid Tank says "cheese!" with dog co-manager Nicole
 
Ollie can’t have blankets or soft toys in his kennel so he just parked here
(on a shelf in the laundry room) and wouldn’t move.

 
Zoey gets ready to head out with her luggage
 
Mastiff mix Clyde stole our hearts in the brief time he was here.
Sadly, he died shortly after surgery.

 
Real bunnies are not Easter toys. A rabbit is a living, breathing, fragile creature. Rabbits need special care, and are a 10+ year commitment.
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