Monday, December 16, 2013

Spread Some Holiday Cheer

Spread some holiday cheer to the homeless animals here at Lake Humane Society. We are currently providing food, water, shelter, love and medical attention to hundreds of animals. As you could imagine, a lot of supplies are needed in order to give these animals the proper care they deserve.

This holiday season, please consider making a donation to our cause. Whether you make a monetary donation or bring in some items for our critters, YOU are helping! Everyday we see animals who are abandoned, neglected, abused or forgotten about. It is especially heartbreaking during the holidays because all we want for each animal is for them to find a forever home.

You can help us care for our animals and find them homes! 
Here is how you can help our animals:

To make a monetary donation online, visit our website.

To view items we are in need of, view our wish list.

Do you want to donate items, but can't make it in to the shelter to drop them off? No worries! Check out our Amazon Wish List and you can ship the donations right to our door!

Are you thinking about adding a furry friend to the family? Choose ADOPTION! View our adoptable animals now!

We thank you in advance for your consideration and support!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Giving Tuesday: Make A Difference

Now that the Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness have passed, it's your chance to be part of a special movement called "Giving Tuesday".   Launched in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a nationwide push to kick off the holiday season with a day of giving back to causes that matter.

 As a private, non-profit organization, Lake Humane Society relies solely on donations made by the community to fund their efforts to save lives and make a difference. Each year thousands of animals, whether they are stray, injured, abandoned or abused, come to Lake Humane for a second chance at a happy and healthy life. Without loyal supporters, like you, LHS could not continue to care for these innocent animals who so desperately count on them.

 Start the holiday season off with the warm feeling of knowing you've made a difference in the life of a homeless animal here at Lake Humane Society. Please donate today

We are always in need of donated items in order to provide the care our animals need. If you'd prefer donating supplies, please view our wish list to get some ideas!

We thank you for your consideration and hope you will help us care for the homeless animals of Lake County.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Santa Paws is Comin' to Town!

Santa Paws is comin' to town! Stop by Lake Humane Society on December 7th or 8th and get a picture with Santa and your favorite four-legged friend! Pictures are just $15 and all proceeds benefit the animals here at Lake Humane. Santa Paws will also feature a bake sale, a special sale in our Pet Shop and an adoption special, too! Santa Paws will be held from 12:00-4:30 pm on both days.

Throughout the month of December, we are holding a "Home for the Holidays" Adoption Special. The adoption fees for all cats and dogs are reduced by 50%! We hope to find homes for all of our animals. They deserve warm, cozy, loving homes for the holidays!

Do you want to help the homeless animals of Lake County during the holiday season, but can't adopt? Feel free to donate some items we need in order to care for our animals. All donations are greatly appreciated. Click here to view our full wish list! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Featured Adoptables

We would like to share some of our adoptable animals here at Lake Humane Society. We have 80 animals currently looking for homes in our care and hundreds more waiting to be placed up for adoption. When considering adding a new furry family member to your household, please make adoption your only option!

Tank is a 5-year-old Siberian Husky who was surrendered to LHS because his previous owner did not have enough time for him. Tank is a gentle and sweet boy and he can be pretty independent at times. Tank still has a lot of love to give... will you make him part of your family?

Friendly, affectionate Marney came to the LHS when his previous owner died. He loves to be groomed & stroked! He's front declawed and wouldn't mind living with children over five years or other cats or dogs. But he has never lived with female cats. He's worth a look!

We have so many more animals available for adoption. Be sure to visit our website and check out all of the cuteness! Save a life... Adopt a shelter animal!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Adopt A Senior Pet

ADOPTION SPECIAL: In honor of Adopt A Senior Pet Month, Lake Humane Society is holding an adoption special for all of their older residents. For this week only (November 11-17) adopt a senior cat or dog (6 years or older) and name your own adoption fee! LHS has some wonderful seniors available for adoption.

Sparky is one of our adorable seniors. He is a 15-year-old Lab mix and he still has so much more love to give!

Click here to view adoptable animals at LHS!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Featured Adoptables from LHS

Here at Lake Humane Society we have so many wonderful animals in need of loving forever homes. Adoption should always be your first option as there are so many homeless animals who find themselves in shelters at no fault of their own. We'd like to highlight some of our adoptable animals.

Warning: There may be extreme cuteness!

Solo is a 3-year-old male available for adoption at the shelter. He has been in our care since April after his owner surrendered him because they were moving. Solo is such a great cat and he loves other felines. He currently resides in the Cat Community Room with 3 other roommates. 

Click here to check out other cats available for adoption at Lake Humane.

Emma is a 4-year-old Beagle mix available for adoption at LHS. Emma was surrendered to us with her brother, George, because their owner no longer had enough time for them. Emma is a very sweet and laid back little lady with lots of love to give. She would love a family who spends lots of time with her and gives her lots of love!

Click here to check out our other adoptable dogs!

Don't forget about our small animals! Click here to view them.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser

Who: Animal Lovers and LHS/GHS Supporters
What: The HOWL-O-WEEN Fundraiser Held By Our Friends at Zeppe's
When: Saturday, October 19th 11am-2pm
Where: Zeppe's Tavern & Pizzeria (11110 Kinsman Road, Newbury)
Why: To Help Raise Money for Homeless Animals

Zeppe’s will be hosting a Howl-o-Ween Fundraiser with the Lake Humane Society & Geauga Humane Society on Saturday, October 19 at 11am at Zeppe’s Tavern & Pizzeria in Newbury. The event will be free for guests & their pets, with the request to donate whatever they can to support such a worthy cause. 

The event features: A 100 Foot Zeppe's Sub, Live Music by Smack the Frog, A Pet Costume Contest, A Caricature Artist, Photo with Pets, Pumpkin Painting Contest and so much more! 

100% of proceeds go to the homeless animals at Lake Humane Society and Rescue Village.

Be sure to join us for this great event. It's fun for the whole family!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Win a Brand New Car or $5,000 CASH!

Try your luck and you could be the lucky winner of a 2013 Mini Cooper or $5,000 CASH - winner's choice! A $10 donation will get you a ticket. Everyone who participates wins because their donation will go towards saving lives!

Time is running out so buy your ticket now! The winner will be drawn at our 5th Annual Black Cat Ball on October 26th. You can purchase your ticket at the shelter or over the phone at (440) 951-6122.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Adoption Special

For the entire month of October all black cats and all orange cats have "name your price" adoption fees. Give a forever home to one of our cats and choose your own adoption fee.

We have so many wonderful cats available for adoption and many of our black and orange cats keep getting passed up. They deserve loving homes, too! So come find a new companion here at LHS and pick your own adoption fee!

To view adoptable cats at our shelter, click here! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Low-Cost Rabies Clinic at Lake Humane Society

In celebration of World Rabies Day, we are holding a low-cost rabies clinic here at our shelter on Saturday, September 28th. Bring your cat or dog to get a rabies vaccination for just $10! Microchipping is also available at a discounted price of just $20 (proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination is required).

The clinic will begin at 12:00 and run until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th. Lake Humane Society is located at 7564 Tyler Boulevard (Building E) in Mentor. If you have any questions, please call the shelter at (440) 951-6122.

This is a walk-in clinic, so please be prepared that there may be a wait. We accept cash and credit card payment only, no checks. All cats must be in carriers and all dogs must be leashed or in carrier at all times. For the safety of the LHS staff, we will not vaccinate aggressive animals or feral cats. LHS reserves the right to refuse to vaccinate any animal for any reason. For the safety of your animal and our staff, pet owners will not be permitted in the room during vaccinations. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Black Cat Ball 2013 - Tickets On Sale NOW!

Our 5th Annual Black Cat Ball is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013. Again the event will take place at the beautiful LaMalfa Centre. Guests join us in their best costume (optional) for this fun-packed night all to help save lives. The event features a huge silent auction with a variety of prizes, a mystery door with a mysterious, but fabulous prize, costume contest, sideboards, card readers, music, dancing and so much more.

Tickets for this fundraiser are just $70 per person and include an all you can eat buffet complete with a variety of appetizers, entrees, side items and desserts, open bar and a chance to win the Grand Prize of $1,500! Tickets are on sale now! Purchase your ticket at Lake Humane Society, or over the phone at (440) 951-6122.

Come have a night out to support the homeless, injured, abused and abandoned animals of Lake County. All proceeds benefit the animals at Lake Humane Society.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"Furever" Movie Premiere Benefitting the Homeless Animals of LHS

Enjoy a movie which focuses on the bonds that form between humans and their pets, the dimensions of grief people experience when they lose a pet, and the lengths to which they'll go to preserve more than a memory…FUREVER.

What: "Furever" Movie Premiere
When: Sunday, September 15, 2013 – The movie begins at 2:00
Where: Atlas Cinemas – Great Lakes Mall (7860 Mentor Ave, Mentor)
Why: To watch a wonderful movie and support the homeless animals at Lake Humane Society.

Please contact Sherri @ (440) 278-7110 to reserve your $3.00 ticket! 

All money from ticket sales are being donated to Lake Humane Society. We will also have an informational table set up along with adoptable animals for you to visit with!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Featured Adoptables from LHS

Summer is coming to an end, but we still have so many cats, dogs, kittens and puppies available for adoption here at Lake Humane Society. When considering adding a pet to your family, please make ADOPTION your first and only option. Shelters all around the world are bursting at the seams with homeless animals who are there at no fault of their own.

Give a homeless animal a loving forever home today!

Check out these featured adoptables! We should probably warn you, these pictures are the cutest!

Raja is a beautiful 2-year-old Boxer available for adoption here at LHS. Raja was surrendered to our shelter due to her owner's health. This adorable girl is very energetic so she will need a family that is willing to take her on regular walks and make sure she gets lots of exercise! Come meet Raja today!

Corey is a handsome 6-year-old boy available for adoption here at LHS. Corey is a very sweet kitty and he is usually pretty laid-back. This amazing cat has been in our care for nearly a year and a half and we just can't understand why! Corey will make someone very happy and we hope he will be adopted soon.

These two beautiful boys are sure to bring a smile to your face. They are just so adorable and they love each other very much. Since they grew up together, we are adopting them out together as a bonded pair. Don't forget about our small critters here at LHS! We have everything from rabbits to birds to guinea pigs!

Here at Lake Humane Society it is our goal to make sure the homeless animals of Lake County are cared for and that they find loving forever homes.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Don't Shop... ADOPT!

Summer is coming to an end and we still have so many wonderful animals waiting to be adopted! We have cats, kittens, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals. When considering adding a new four-legged member to your family, always make adoption your only option!

We'd like to introduce you to some of our adoptable dogs here at Lake Humane.

CAUTION: Extreme cuteness!

Logan is an adorable 2-year-old Retriever mix with a huge personality! Logan has lots of energy, so he would do best with a family who is very active and would enjoy taking him for walks and playing with him. Logan has lots of love to give!

Ruby is a 10-year-old English Bull Dog who was surrendered to our shelter because her owner could no longer afford her. Ruby is a very sweet, gentle and loving girl who is sure to put a smile on your face. Ruby is looking for that perfect home to live out her retirement years in!

Brody is a 3-year-old Lab/Shar-Pei mix available for adoption here at LHS. Brody came to our shelter because his owner was moving and couldn't take him along. Brody is a good boy - he is very well mannered. He's ready to go to a home where he is loved unconditionally.

We have many other dogs in our care here at LHS. To check them out, click here to visit our website! 

For more information on the adoptable dogs at LHS, please call (440) 951-6122.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Adopt a Shelter Animal & Save a Life!

Here at Lake Humane Society we have so many animals in need of a loving home. Some animals have been here 3 months, others 6 months and some over a year. It is our goal to make sure that these wonderful animals find the homes they so deserve.

Are you considering adding a companion to your family? Go to your local animal shelter and ADOPT! Each adopter saves not one life, but two. When an animal is adopted, their cage opens up to another homeless, abandoned or abused animal - giving both of the animals a second chance!

As if that doesn't make adoption appealing enough, we are also holding an adoption special for all cats at LHS! Kittens up to 6 months can be adopted for just $50 (regularly $100) and cats over 6 months old can be adopted for just $10 (regularly $30-50)!

Lulu, a 5-year-old Shar Pei mix.

Mars, a 3-year-old male.

To view all of our adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals, click here!

Our Visiting Hours:
Mondays & Thursdays: 12:00-7:00
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00-5:00
We are closed Wednesdays and all major holidays.
We end all adoptions 30 minutes prior to closing.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mutt Strut's "Project Ruffway"

Are you coming to our annual pledge walk, Mutt Strut, this Saturday? If so, you'll get to experience Project Ruffway, a runway show of adoptable dogs from our shelter. This show is full of pure adorableness. We will be featuring dogs of all sorts - everything from a Rottweiler mix to a pug to a Pit Bull/American Bull Dog mix. Take a look at the picture below for a sneak peek!

Mutt Strut also features: a microchip clinic, live music from Dan McCoy, 50/50 Raffles, a Chinese Auction, The "Mutt Mall" which is full of a variety of vendors where guests can do some shopping, Paps Kettle Corn and Java Express will be there with food and drink to purchase, a Kid's Corner, Canine Contests, Canine Games and SO much more. 

We hope you will join us for our 19th Annual Mutt Strut. We hope to raise $25,000 in order to continue our work of saving lives. For more information on this event, please click here to visit our website!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mutt Strut 2013 - Just Days Away!

Our 19th Annual Mutt Strut is just days away. We hope to raise $25,000 for the homeless animals in our care here at the shelter. The event will take place Saturday, August 10th at Mentor Municipal Center. Hundreds of our wonderful supporters will join us and walk a mile to save a life. We hope you will be among that crowd!

There's still time to raise pledges online! Create an online fundraising page and ask everyone you know to make a contribution. No donation is too small. Get started now!

Not one for computers? Collect pledges using a pledge form.

It's not too late to pre-register to get in at a discounted rate. Just have your registration form and payment in by August 9th. To print your form, click here!

Mutt Strut features: "Mutt Mall" full of a bunch of vendors, Face-painting and Crafts at the Kid's Booth, "Project Ruffway" a runway show of adoptable dogs, Microchip Clinic, An Agility Course, Live Music, Canine Contests, 50/50 Raffle and so much more. See our website for more information!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Our 19th Annual Mutt Strut

Our 19th Annual Mutt Strut is under two weeks away! Mutt Strut is our annual pledge walk and day of fun for the whole family. All proceeds benefit the animals here at Lake Humane Society. Mutt Strut will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Mentor Municipal Center from 9:00-2:00. There will be a variety of great activities and games for guests to get involved in. Dogs are welcome to this event, but they must be up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines and dog and children friendly.

To pre-register for this event, print out your registration form and turn it in with payment on or before Thursday, August 9th. Fundraisers who raise $25 or more in pledges get their registration fee waived and also receive a complimentary event t-shirt!

Interested in raising pledges for the homeless animals at Lake Humane? Here are your options:

  • Create an online fundraising page using FirstGiving and ask everyone you know for pledges! Your online page can be shared using e-mail and social media. To start now, click here!
  • Use a pledge form to track and collect all pledges made. To start now, click here!
We hope you will raise money for our animals and join us at this great event! Mutt Strut will go on rain or shine. For more information, please visit our website!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pizza for Pets

Enjoy a meal at Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza in Mentor on Thursday, July 25th and 15% of your total purchase will be donated to the animals in need at Lake Humane Society. This fundraiser will run from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm. This event also features a Lake Humane booth inside the mall (in front of the entrance to Tony Sacco's) where guests can stop by to learn more about the shelter. Adoptable animals will also be at the booth so be sure to stop by a visit us!

We hope you can make it to this wonderful fundraising event in order to help the injured, abused and abandoned animals here at Lake Humane!

Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza
7850 Mentor Avenue (at Great Lakes Mall)
(440) 255-2625

For more information, click here to view the event flyer!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mutt Strut - Just ONE Month Away!

Our 19th Annual Mutt Strut is just one month away which still gives you plenty of time to raise money for the animals in need here at Lake Humane Society. Our goal for this year is to raise $25,000 for the injured, abused and abandoned animals in our care. As many of you know, we do not receive any government funding, nor are we operated or funded by any national humane organizations. We rely solely on contributions from individuals and local businesses that care about animals and our service to the community.

Each year, we count on a wonderful group of shelter ambassadors to go out into the community and raise money for our animals. We hope that you will consider participating this year in order to make a difference in the lives of so many homeless animals!

Fundraisers have a couple different methods to choose from in order to raise money:

  • Raise money online using FirstGiving! This makes it easy so that fundraisers can have everything in one place and they are able to reach more people by using e-mail and social media to share their page. Fundraisers using FirstGiving can still collect off-line donations and track them on their page as well! Starting a personalized fundraiser page is very simple and only takes 10-15 minutes. To get started now, click here!
  • Raise money in person using a Pledge Form! You can take your pledge form with you door to door or ask anyone you know for a donation. Collect all of your contributions and track them on your pledge form. You then have the choice to pre-register and turn in your donations ahead of time, or you can bring everything with you on the day of the event. To get started, click here to print your pledge form!
The registration fee for fundraisers who raise $25 or more in pledges is waived!

For more information on Mutt Strut 2013, visit our website, or call (440) 951-6122.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Animals at LHS Need Your Help

As we're sure you can imagine, Summer is the busiest time for us here at Lake Humane. We are bursting at the seams with litters and litters of kittens and we are constantly welcoming surrendered animals into our care. We have a wonderful group of volunteers and fosters who help our staff care for these animals, but no matter how much help we have, there are always more and more animals who need our help.

Adopt a shelter pet! One of the most rewarding ways to help the animals at Lake Humane Society is to open your home to one! If you are in the position to add a furry member to your family, we hope you will choose adoption and in turn you will be saving a live!

Can't adopt, but still want to help? Volunteer or foster! We are always in need of new people to help us in many ways. There are both hands-on/in-shelter opportunities and off-site/at home options! We always need the assistance of volunteers at the shelter for things like: dog walking, cat TLC, shelter greeters, office assistants and more! Or, if you'd rather help out off-site, we always need event volunteers and shelter ambassadors who go out and spread the word about our cause. Lastly, we always need fosters who are willing to take home animals who need special attention.

Don't have the time to volunteer? We understand! But there is still a way you can help... Donate! Here at LHS we run solely on donations and we depend heavily on our community. We are always in need of monetary donations in order to continue our care for our animals. We also have a wish list which includes several items we are always in need of.

Here are some options for donating to LHS:
Donate items which are found on our Wish List.
Donate money to help with the general operation of our shelter.
Donate money to Angel Fund in order to help animals with special needs.

We hope you will consider lending a helping hand in order to make a difference in the lives of the homeless animals of Lake County.