January 2019



Upcoming Events


Pins for Paws Bowling Night
Saturday, January 19
4 – 7 pm at Lucky Lanes in Fredonia

Come on out for a family-friendly evening of fun, door prizes, and basket raffles to support the shelter animals. Cost is $12.50 per person which includes 2 games of bowling and shoe rental. Tickets available at LHS on Chestnut Street.


Souper Bowl Saturday
February 2
12 – 4
LHS Adoption Center
$20 donation includes:
Handcrafted LHS bowl created by local potter Lisa Eppolito
Choice of 5 different soups
($10 option of lunch only)
Adoption rooms will be open!

Spaghetti Dinner

February 27
4:30 – 6:30 pm
St. Hedwig’s Social Center
$10 donation/take-outs available
Tickets at LHS Adoption Center


Adoption News

Adoption Days Update
Every Wednesday Evening   6 – 8 pm
and Alternate Saturdays   12 – 4 pm



Featured Dog: Duke
Grouchy older man seeks same. Duke is an 8-year-old American bulldog, who came to us as a stray. Duke is a cancer survivor who beat the odds, and we want to find him the perfect home where this sweet toad-face can be himself. That means no kids, no other pets. He likes to go for walks, to play fetch, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and being left alone when he wants to rest. He has some arthritis in his hind end, and skin problems like all white bullies. Both issues are easily manageable. Duke beat cancer and he survived on the streets. Will you give him his next chance? Call us at 672-1991 and let’s talk about Duke!



Featured Cats: Lucky & Louie
Breed: Domestic Short Haired
Gender: Male
Approximate DOBs: 5/25/2015
Size: Medium
Color: Grey/White Tabby
Lucky and Louie are a kitty couple, meaning they are meant to be adopted together. These two cats are both so fun and loving that it was hard to get them to sit still for these pictures! Louie has some scarring on his face which only adds to his character. His brother, Lucky was just that, as he avoided whatever thorny situation Louie got into. This pair is inseparable and is sure to be a wonderful addition to your home. They also come as quite a bargain, as kitty couples are two for the price of one!




November Adoptions
31 cats (a record!) and 11 dogs

Waiting List
65 cats and 12 dogs


LHS Receives Grant for Animal Traps

 We are happy to announce that Lakeshore Humane Society has been awarded a grant to purchase seven small animal traps. The traps will be used to capture feral cats for the purpose of neutering them to stop the logarithmic growth of feral cats in the Dunkirk area. Feral cats can transmit disease and many die from starvation during the winter.

This grant was written by a helpful community member, Roger Orcutt, and 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 over $14 million in the form of grants and scholarships within the community. For more information, call 716-366-4892 or visit www.nccfoundation.org.  


Students from the Animal Science class of the BOCES Carrier Center stopped by recently. They brought donations and spent some time with the animals. The students and their teacher love LHS and can’t wait to see us all again soon!
Other News
Board of Directors
The following officers were elected at the December meeting:
President                             Rock Vallone
Vice President                    Mary Ginley
Treasurer                             Jennifer Cameron
Recording Secretary          Karen Wojcinski
Corresponding Secretary  Barbara Lewis
SNAP Secretary                   Janet Szymanski

2018 Highlights

Total adoptions for the year:
Cats:   173              Dogs:   72

A big thank you to the community for supporting
Lakeshore Humane Society in so many ways this past year.

Pet Pantry Craft Show (May and November)
Farm Festival
Pat McGee Memorial Dog Walk
Fur Ball Auction & Gala
Yard Sale
Spaghetti Dinner
Picture Your Pet (both Santa and Easter Bunny)
Pins for Paws Bowling
Souper Bowl Saturday
Clarion Craft Show
Car Show
Pet Smart Adoption Days
Information tables at:
Chautauqua County Fair, Purina, Brocton Shock, SUNY Fredonia Service Fair


New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners

Make 2019 the best year ever for you and your pets.

Health  Make sure your pet sees a veterinarian at least once a year for annual exams. Keep your pet on year-round, monthly heartworm preventative. Regularly use flea/tick prevention, even if you have an indoor pet.

Security  Get some sort of pet identification, whether it be a tag or a microchip. Keep your dog on a leash or in a fenced yard.

Behavior  Pay attention to your pet. They get bored and may become destructive without attention. Polish up your pet’s manners. Practice at home or go to obedience classes. Teach your pet a new, fun, interactive game like fetch or speak.

Weight  Pay attention to your pet’s food intake. Trim the fat! Exercise and limit treats. Treats do not equal love.

Grooming  Groom your pet regularly. It’s interactive and it’s good to get dead hair out of the coat. Brush your pet’s teeth and/or have a professional take care of your pet’s dental hygiene. Learn to clip your pet’s toenails or take them somewhere to have them clipped.

Spay / Neuter  Not only does it decrease the pet population, but it also has a lot of health benefits for the animal.

Comfort  Make sure collars fit properly, and check the collar often. You should be able to slide two fingers underneath the collar.

Safety  Pet proof your house. Keep poisons in locked cabinets, keep poisonous plants and electrical cords out of reach and don’t leave out strings or ribbons for a cat to swallow.

Knowledge  Learn a fun fact about your pet’s species or breed. Research traits of a breed before adopting it.

Share  Donate money or items to your local animal shelter.


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