About Lakeshore Humane Society
About Our Rescue Group...
The Lakeshore Humane Society is a non-profit, volunteer ran organization, dedicated to helping protect the welfare of all animals and providing humane education to our community. Established in 1980 under the name Dunkirk Humane Society, later renamed as more areas of Chautauqua County were helped by our services. Over the years our goals have stayed the same. We strive to get funding through donations and grants to support our spay and neuter assistance program as well as to fund our operating costs, primarily veterinarian bills.
Our gratitude, as always, and thanks go to our generous sponsors who help us continue our work in the Northern Chautauqua Community. All money raised or donated stays in our community and helps animals in need.
Animals in the care of the Lakeshore Humane Society reside at our recently built Adoption Center located at 431 East Chestnut Street in Dunkirk, New York. We comfortably house 10 dogs in our dog housing area and 50 cats in our cat area. Our family atmosphere helps us get to know each animal better to find the perfect home for them.
Animals leaving our care are fully vetted including spaying or neutering before they go to their furrever home. We have volunteer trainers and animal professionals in our volunteer rotation that work with each animal and offer services after they leave our care. A reasonable donation is requested at the time of adoption to cover the services provided for our animals as well as cost to cover living expenses.
Since we are volunteer-ran hours are by appointment only but we have bi-monthly adoption days for open houses!
Come Meet Our Pets...We have open hours about 2 times a month. You can find our next open house here http://www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org/?page_id=1180. All other visits will require an appointment by calling 716-672-1991.
Our Adoption Process...
One of the primary functions of The Humane Society is to find homes for orphan cats and dogs. Although we are eager to find homes, we are cautious to find “adopters” who will provide a caring atmosphere for the animals. As a result, it is incumbent upon the prospective adopter to display a certain level of responsibility before an application is accepted. Also, the Society retains the right to revoke an adoption if it is determined that an adopter is not living up to the responsibilities to the animals as outlined by the Society. Here is what you should expect before you take on this responsibility.
The adopter is responsible for having the pet surgically sterilized within a specified time period if it has not been done at adoption time.
The pet should be taken for a veterinary checkup within 7 days of adoption. Any vaccinations, worming or other medical procedures required will be the responsibility of the adopter.
The pet must be licensed by the appropriate city and county agencies.
While in adopter’s care, the pet must be provided with adequate food, water, shelter, exercise and medical care in a devoted and humane manner.
The pet must be kept primarily as a house pet, meaning it will reside in the house. Tethering periods may not exceed nine hour intervals and during these periods, the pet must be within range of shelter and water at all times.
The Society retains the right to investigate the premises at any time and to reclaim the pet in the event that the adopter can no longer adequately care for it according to Society standards. If a pet is lost, the adopter must notify the Society and must make every effort to recover it.
If you feel that you can meet the responsibility requirements of the Society for adoption of an animals, or have any questions concerning adoption, contact us by calling 716.672.1991 or send us at 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048 a Pet Adoption Application that is in this posting.
Thank you for your interest and feel free to check out the site and the pets available for adoption.