Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa Paws

Bring your furry friend(s) to Lake Humane Society and get their picture taken with Santa!  For just $15 you get a 5x7 print.  You also receive 20% off everything in our Pet Shop!  We have everything your pet could possibly want for the holidays at great prices. 

We will also have a bake sale with delicious treats made by supporters of Lake Humane Society!

So come on down to Lake Humane Society on December 17th and 18th from 12:00-4:30 p.m. and get a great keepsake all while helping the animals in need at our shelter!

Home for the Holidays Adoption Special

We have so many injured, abused and abandoned animals at our shelter and we want nothing more than for each of them to find wonderful forever homes before the holidays!

In order to help make this possible, we are having a special throughout the month of December which makes all adoption fees of cats, dogs, puppies and kittens HALF OFF!

If you have room in your home and your heart, please adopt a shelter animal.

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Adoption Specials

Here at Lake Humane Society, we have many animals who have been living at our shelter for far too long.  In order to help them find homes, we have some great adoption specials for the month of October!

In honor of our 3rd Annual Black Cat Ball and Silent Auction, we are having a black cat special!  The adoption fee for all black cats is now just $25!  Also, partially black cats are $10 off!

In honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month, take $20 off the adoption fee of all dogs in our shelter!

Hurry in because this special only runs through October 31st!

Find the perfect companion at our shelter!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Featured Animal - Maverick

Maverick is an adorable 10 year old Shepherd mix.  He was surrendered to our shelter a few months ago and ever since he has been looking for a forever home!  You would never guess that Maverick is 10 because he loves to go outside, play and swim in the puppy pools with the other dogs during Canine Happy Hour.  Canine Happy Hour is from 3:00 - 4:00 each weekday where the staff can spend one-on-one time with the dogs of their choice in order to get to know them better.  Happy Hour is a shelter dog's favorite time of the day.  If you are interested in adopting Maverick, please visit our shelter or call us for more information!

If Maverick is not adopted before Mutt Strut this Saturday, he will be there to meet everyone and play!

We hope you can all come out to Mutt Strut to support our shelter!  We rely heavily on the support of our community and we hope to exceed our fund raising goal this year! 

To learn all about Mutt Strut, please click here!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our 17th Annual Mutt Strut

Mutt Strut is our annual pledge walk for the animals.  Guests participate in a one-mile walk with their pooches (or solo!) in order to raise money for the animals at our shelter.  Before the walk there will be a great yoga warm-up routine for you and your dog!  After the walk there will be games, contests, music, shopping in our "Mutt Mall" with a variety of vendors, prizes, face-painting, an agility course and SO much more.  Chick-fil-A will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds benefit Lake Humane Society.

Who:     Anyone interested in helping the animals at our shelter.
What:    A pledge walk that is fun for the whole family (especially the dogs!)
When:   Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Walk begins at 11:00 am)
Where:  Penitentiary Glen in Kirtland, Ohio (8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road)
Why:     To support your local non-profit animal shelter & have fun while doing so!

Admission is FREE if you raise pledges, otherwise it is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years old and younger.  Guests receive a goodie bag and T-shirt!  Other prizes are awarded based on the amount of pledges you raise.

To print out a pledge form for Mutt Strut, please visit our website.
If you have questions, please call our shelter at (440) 951-6122.

We hope you will join us in our efforts to raise money for the shelter!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Favorite Animal

Carey the intern here! I just wanted to write a little about my latest addition to my long list of favorite animals at the shelter. This young man has stolen my heart. His name is Romeo and his name clearly says it all. He is a handsome black and white cat with soft fur and the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen.
Lets not be vane though, because while his looks are great he has the personality to match. Of course, being Romeo and all, he is a big big lover and is always passing out kitty kisses. I usually like cats with lots of energy, but this one just loves to hang around and chill with you. As long as your giving him lots of attention and pets he will never leave your side. I hope Romeo will get adopted just as much as any other cat at the shelter. I am just lettting you know now, if you come visit lil Romeo he is sure to capture your heart and your home. Adopt him today and I promise you won't regret it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bella - Our Featured Animal

Our featured animal this week is Bella, a beautiful and sweet 11 month old black lab mix. Courtney, a staff member of Lake Humane Society who loves Bella dearly, wrote all about Bella and the life she has had so far. 
Bella's story is maybe one of the saddest stories I have come to know working at the shelter. Bella is an 11 month old black lab mix who came to the shelter at 6 months old. As a puppy she lived in a filthy room with her sister and was probably forgotten about most of the time. She came into the shelter terrified and did not really trust any of the staff. After a few days she started to come around and began to trust the staff and she seemed happy. The only problem is that she only trusted and liked staff and would growl at strangers that walked by her and a lot of people judge dogs by the way the act in the kennel. Months went by, and as I started to get to know her a little better I realized how amazing she is. Then we started up Canine Happy Hour in which the staff spends one on one time with all the dogs and she started to really thrive. Me and her had so much fun during this special time going for walks, playing with other dogs, learning tricks, and just hanging out. But during this time, little did we know that we were about to find out about something that was just plain unfair. Bella had started to limp on her back leg. She was diagnosed with a Luxated Patella, which is a knee problem that is very common with small dogs. She will most likely need surgery and the shelter just does not have the funds for the surgery she will need. There are already 2 other dogs that need surgery and the Angel Fund is going to be drained of money from that. I knew that sometimes life could be unfair, but this just hurts my heart. Finally we got some hope when the The News-Herald ran an article about how Bella is looking for a home and people seemed interested. She was visited by potential adopters, but the knee problem just proved to be too much for people. One step forward and 10 steps back. I just hope and pray that there is one person out there that wants to save and put the time and money into this dog that has so much potential. I would give almost anything to find her the most perfect home that she has waited patiently for. I wish people could see the amazing dog I get to see everyday. She is so special and if you rescue her she will rescue you right back. I am not saying it is going to be easy, but in my opinion, it would be well worth it. Everyone should get to feel freedom, love, friendship, and happiness... why should Bella be any different? She deserves to pass out on the couch after a long day of play, go for a walk outside the shelter environment, chase squirrels, lay in the grass, and sleep in a bed next to someone not in a kennel alone. She deserves that chance to just be a dog. 

If you are interested in adopting Bella, please call the shelter at (440) 951-6122.

Monday, July 18, 2011

About Us!

Thank you for viewing Lake Humane Society's new blog!  As many of you know, we are a non-profit animal shelter that relies solely on the generous donations of our local community.  We care for thousands of homeless, injured and abandoned animals each year.  This blog will be a great way to get our information out to our supporters.  We will have new posts at least 3 times a week about animals that are available for adoption, our upcoming events, happy tails of our adopted animals, information on our programs and services and so much more!  For more information, be sure to visit our website!  Our facebook page also has a bunch of pictures and updates on our shelter!

Stay tuned for more!

Friday, June 10, 2011