Big Ricks One Stop

 

Big Rick's One Stop would like your help

finding homes for these adorable cats and

dogs. Below you can see the featured pets

from the Chautauqua County Humane

Society, Lakeshore Humane Society,

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue and

Westfield Stray Cat Rescue.

 

 Also help us find the owners of these lost pets below.

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Missing since Thursday morning (10/12/17) Scared by dogs, ran outside on Hoyt Street in the city of Dunkirk, area between Doughty Street and the railroad tracks.  Expect she will run several blocks in any direction and seek shelter in shed, bushes, back porch, etc.  She is a tortie under 1 year old, was malnourished and sick when she was rescued, needs to get back and finish her medicine.  She is very friendly to people and not aggressive or dangerous. If you find her, please contact Lakeshore Humane Society by calling 672-1991, through our Facebook page, (Lakeshore Humane Society-- be sure to choose the Dunkirk one!) or visit our website: www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org

 

 

My two kitties went missing from my friends farm. Last seen in Ashville/Mayville NY on 7/28 This passed Friday. Both are spayed/neutered. Tabby is Mink/Minky & the white is Sasha/Sashie. Mink is a real big & chubby boy. Sasha is a peitie female. There is good chance they are together and may be making their way to Irving(like the Homeward bound movie I love) I am very worried about them as the farm was an emergency place for them due to moving issues. If seen/found please call me 716-948-6263. They are very friendly, Mink is a bit shy but Sasha will come right up to you. Mink will for food! Thank you!

 

 

Buddy is a very large cat. (about 17pounds)

He is very skittish, but loving at home. 

He was lost in the Dunkirk area. Please contact Sabrina if found!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 - “Saving one animal will not change the world, but surely

for that one animal, the world will change forever.” 

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Pets of the Week

 

 

   

This week we are featuring “Cheyanne” and “Jessie James”. Cheyanne is a 2 year old German Shepherd mix. She is a mellow girl that can be a bit shy. She loves to play with her toys and likes to be petted. She doesn’t like to be bothered while she eats her food or treats, so a home with kids over 8 would be best. Cheyanne needs a home without kitty friends. Jessie James is a beautiful 8 month old kitty. He is super sweet and loves attention. He does have a sensitive tummy and needs to be on a special food for it. Just like his namesake he is a bit of a thief and will steal your heart. If either of these pets sounds like the perfect addition to your family, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and ask to meet them. You can be the answer to their holiday wish of a forever home. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

  

Winston & Toddy

This week we are featuring all 12 of our FIV positive kitties. All of these cats are very sweet and are looking for that family that will give them a chance. They should either be an only cat or with other FIV positive cats. They will all need to be indoor kitties only. This is the season of giving, and there is nothing better than giving one of these wonderful cats that purr-fect home they are wishing for and the 2nd chance they deserve. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

  

“Whitney” and “Poppy”. Whitney is a 3 month old kitten that is ready to move on and experience a real home with a real family. She is just one of the many kittens at the shelter waiting for their 2nd chance. Poppy is a 3 year old Chihuahua. She loves to sit in your lap and likes just about everyone she meets. If either of these pets sounds like the perfect match for your home, stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and ask to meet them. You will be glad you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. You could be the answer to their holiday wishes!

 

 

  

 “Wilson” and “Baby Girl”. Wilson is a 2 1/2 year old lab mix that LOVES to play. He would also make a great running partner. He his a nice dog and does well with most other dogs but he has a tendency to chase cats so a home without cats is best. Baby Girl is a 7 1/2 year old kitty that is ready for a place to call home. She can be quiet and shy so a home to match her personality is what she is looking for. She does asks for attention, but only when she wants it. Someone with patience to let her bloom would be her favorite. If either of these pets seems like the perfect match for your home, stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and ask to meet them. You will be glad you did. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

         

 “Alec” and “Sybil”. Alec is a 2 year old Chihuahua that likes to cuddle. He enjoys looking out the window as much as sitting in your lap. He can be a bit cautious at first but he warms up. He is looking for a home without small kids. Sybil is a 1 year old beauty of a cat that is friendly and will take all the attention you can give her. She is sweet and ready to move into a forever home of her own. If either of these pets sounds like “THE” one for you, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and ask to meet them. You can be the 2nd chance they need. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

 

            

“Buddy” and “Grace”. Buddy is a 2 1/2 year old ball of fun. He loves to play fetch and will run as fast as his short legs will let him. He also think squeaky toys are great. Buddy would do best in a home with older kids and not a lot of visitors as he can get a bit nervous around new people. He also needs a home without cats. Grace is a super sweet 5 year old kitty that is looking for a quiet forever home. She likes to be pet and special one-on-one time with her people. She is FIV positive but is doing fabulous in her foster home which she shares with other FIV positive cats. Just let the shelter know you would like to meet her and her foster mom will bring her for a visit. If you have a place in your heart for either of these great pets, please come to the Strunk Road Adoption Center and ask to meet them. You will be glad you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

 

   

 “Connie” and “Twizzler”.  Connie is a 1 year old kitty that is really ready for a quiet home of her own. The commotion at the shelter is a bit much for her causing her to hide from it. She would be best in a home without small children and with a family that will be patient with her as she finds her way. Twizzler is an 8 year old lab mix that came from a not so great beginning. She is unsure around new people and places, but given time settles into a routine. She will need a special home with people that will give her the time she needs and that will continue to work with her to help her adjust to life in a home. A fenced yard is a must for her. Twizzler would prefer to be the only pet. If you have the heart and home for either of these two special pets waiting for their 2nd chance, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and ask about them. They are waiting for the love and caring of a real family. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

         Sunny   &    Stella          

     

 

 

 

   

“Sarge” and “Missy”. Sarge is a sweet 5 year old mixed breed. He is super loving and lovable. He likes everyone and is looking for his forever home. He would be a great addition to almost any family. Missy is a beautiful 9 month old kitty that says she is ready to move into your heart! She is young and sweet and likes to play. She is looking for a lap to relax in and a friend for life. If either of these pets sounds like the one for you, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center to meet them. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

    

Cinder and Oreo. Cinder is a beautiful 8 year old kitty that would like a quiet home to call her own. She will require some regular grooming to keep her fur looking great. Oreo is a 1 year old mixed breed pup that is full of energy and love. He is a super sweet boy that is learning his basic commands. He loves nothing more than to cuddle with you while you scratch his ears. If either of these dogs sounds like the one for you, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and meet them. You will be glad you did!! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

 

   

“Jada” and “Angel”. Jada is a wonderful 5 year old pit bull mix. She loves to play but when play time is done she likes nothing better than cuddle time on the couch with you. She does have quiet a bit of energy so a home with kids over 8 would be best. Angel is a 1 year old love bug that loves ball toys and a laser light to chase. She is a special needs kitty that is still searching for that perfect home. She has rear end paralysis so she can’t use her back legs and is incontinent. She does have a cart she uses and scoots around on the floor just fine. She will wear kitty diapers, too. Angel does not like dogs so a home without dogs is a must. If either of these pets sound like a great addition to your home and your heart please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and ask to meet them. They are counting on you! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

 

    

 “Nana” and “Hermes”. Nana is a super sweet 1 year old mixed breed. She loves walks, cuddling and squeaky toys. Really, really loves squeaky toys! She gets along with almost everyone but likes to chase cats a little too much so a home without cats is a must. Hermes is a nice 1 year old kitty that tends to be a little shy so a home without small kids would be best. He likes to be pet, but is not a fan of being picked up. He is just looking for that home that will be patient and give him a little time for him to become the best that he can. If you have room in your heart and home for either of these great pets, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and ask to meet them. You will be glad you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 Ext. 200.

  

 

    

 

“Drake” and “Hermes”. Drake is a 5 year old lab mix that loves to play outside. He needs plenty of exercise but doesn’t like to be left alone. He would do best with a family that someone is home most of the time. Hermes is a 1 year old black tabby kitty. He is really very nice and has lots of love to give. He is waiting for his family to find him. If either of these great pets sound like the right one for you, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and ask to meet them. You will be glad you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext 200

 

    

 

Lila and Cleopatra. Lily is a wonderful 5 year old pit bull mix that has been at the shelter for 2 years. She needs to be with her people or person so would do best in a home where someone is there most of the time. She wants your undivided attention so she would prefer being your one and only! The amount of love she has to give is endless and she deserves a home of her own. Cleopatra is a 10 year old kitty that likes things on the laid back side. A calm home would be her preference. She is declawed and does fine with other cats. She is looking for that forever home that every pet should have. If either of these 2 sounds like the one for you, or any of the other great pets that are waiting for their 2nd chance at a great life, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center. You will be glad you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665=2209 ext.200.

 

                 

 “Cinder” and “Rosie”. Cinder is a beautiful long hair gray 8 year old boy that can be a little bit shy, but does warm up. He does not like to be picked up, but likes to lay by you so you can pet him. Rosie is 1 year old hound mix. She is sweet and likes just about everyone she meets. She can be a bit high energy because she is young, so a home with kids over 5 might be best. If you would like to meet either of these 2 “best friends”, stop at the Strunk Road Adoption Center. They are waiting for you! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 


    

 “Reilly” and “Panther”.  Reilly is a 2 year old Border Collie mix that is ready to play. He is very energetic and really needs a job. He might be a great candidate for an agility course. Because of his energy we think he would be too much for smaller kids. Panther is a 2 year old shorthair cat that really rules the roost. He would be best in a home where he is the only male kitty as he knows that he is “all that”. Because he has an in charge personality, he needs a home with no little kids and people that can respect his need to be boss. He loves attention and is not shy about letting you know he wants it. If either of these sound like a pet that would fit into your home and life, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and meet them or any of the other great pets waiting for their 2nd chance at a great life. For questions or more information, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 

 


  

 

 “Alec” and “Clare”. Alec is a spunky 7 year old Jack Russell Terrier that loves attention and will take all you give him. He does ok with most other dogs but does not do well with cats or other small pets. Clare is a beautiful 2 year old shorthair that is a special kitty looking for a special home. Due to an untreated infection or injury, she had to have an eye removed once she got to our shelter. Her remaining eye is scarred and she has no vision so she is blind. She is very lovable and will play with toys with bells in them as she can hear them. Both of these wonderful pets deserve a forever home of their own. If you think that either will fit into your heart and life, or any of the other pets waiting for their chance at a great life, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and meet them. You will be glad you did. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 

 

 

 “Snoopy” and “Tipster”. Snoopy is a 6 year old terrier that knows his mind. He is a bit quirky and needs a calm home with no cats. He is fine with calm dogs and kids over 13 years old. He is looking for someone that understands him and will be patient as he settles in. Tipster is a 5 year old kitty that would do best in a quiet home. He knows who he likes and loves attention from his friends. Tipster has been here for almost 2 years and is really ready for a forever home of his own. If you have a special place in your heart and home for either of these pets, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and meet them. All the pets at the shelter are waiting for the 2nd chance they deserve. For information or questions call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 

 

   

 

“Lila” 

 

Hello my name is Lila! I am currently the longest staying resident at CCHS. I'm a friendly girl who loves to play fetch with tennis balls. I know sit and down and I am eager to learn more. I would do best in a home with kids who are 8 years and older because I can get jumpy when I'm very excited. I would also do best if I was the only dog in the home. If you're looking for a lady to bring love and vitality into your life, I'm the gal for you! Come by and meet me today!

 

  

 

“Jack”. Jack is a very friendly 5 year old kitty that can be quite the talker. He will need to stay on a special diet of prescription food to keep him healthy. If you have room in your heart and your home Jack, or any other, great pet awaiting their 2nd chance for a great life, stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center to meet your new best friend! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200,

   

 “Tinkerbell”. Tinkerbell is a nice 6 year old kitty that would really prefer the quiet life in a forever home. Shelter life is a bit stressful for her, so she will need time in a new home to adjust and patient people to give her that time. She is truly a diamond in the rough. If you have the place in your heart and home for either of these, or any of the pets at CCHS, please stop in at the Strunk Road Adoption Center. You will be glad you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.

 

 

  

 

“Joplin” and “Missy”. Joplin is a 5 year old pit bull mix. She is a sweet and mellow girl that likes taking walks. She seems to like everyone, but might be too much for cats. Missy is a beautiful 2 1/2 year old gray kitty. She is missing an eye, probably due to an old injury. Because of this, it would be best if she was an inside only cat. Both of these great pets are waiting for their 2nd chance at a great life. If you have room in your heart and your home for either of these, or any of our other great pets, please stop in at the Strunk Road Adoption Center. You will be glad you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 

 


        

“Tipster”   Tipster is a beautiful 5 year old kitty that has been at the shelter for over 1 1/2 years. He likes attention, but only on his terms. He would do well in a home where he can be his own guy. He does well with other kitties as long as he has space.   If Tipster sounds like a fit for your home (and heart), please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center at meet him or any of the other wonderful pets waiting for their 2nd chance at a great life. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 

 

   

 


 

Lake Shore Humane Society

 

 

 

The Next Adoption Days are:

 

December 16th 

January 6th 

Noon - 4 PM

  

Please come to our semi-monthly adoption days from noon until 4pm at 431 East Chestnut Street, Dunkirk. You can make a special appointment to see any of our adoptable dogs or cats by calling 672-1991, visiting our Facebook page (Lakeshore Humane Society), or contacting us through our website: www.lakeshorehumanesociety.com 

 

 

If you can't make the adoption day, you can contact us by calling (672-1991), visiting our Facebook page (Lakeshore Humane Society,) or connecting with us through our website:

www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org

 

 

 

Christmas Special

As a special thank you to the community for your support, LHS would like to give back during this giving season.  Therefore the adoption fees for all cats will be discounted by 50% for the month of December. Because cats are not a good choice of gifts, these offers are not available December 22-25th.

 

 

  

Shown here is Salvatore, a very attractive and exceptionally  large Chocolate Siamese.  He was found with a painful tooth problem and had surgery on his jaw. As you can see, he is very relaxed and friendly as he tells Santa that all he wants for Christmas is a loving home.

Karson is about two years old and has beautiful green eyes. He was a very independent stray until he became ill and needed treatment. After being trapped, he was frightened and angry, and would hiss and swat.  Just when we were giving up hope of his becoming an adoptable pet, he started talking to his favorite rescuer and approached to be petted. After that, it was a quick turnaround. Although Karson still has some reservations about being picked up, and does not like to leave his cage where he feels relaxed and safe, he is playful, gets along well with the other cats, and loves to be petted. This handsome guy may need time to adjust to a new home, but soft food (he loves it!) patience, and affection will win him over. Once he gets to trust his new surroundings, he will be a faithful, loving pet.

 

TABBY CATS: 

Research indicates  it was during  the Ottoman Empire that the genetic mutation responsible for the blotched tabby cat coat pattern emerged. This pattern, which is in 80 per cent of present-day cats can be found all over the world. The English term tabby originates from the translation of the French phrase "striped silk taffeta", the root of which is tabis, meaning "a rich watered silk."

 

Lorelei, a gray, black and brown  tabby with pretty green eyes. Born approximately August 2016.

 

 

 

  "Barker" is a short haired gray tabby who is about 1 1/2 years old.  He loves people and attention. Barker is neutered, up to date on his shots, and ready to share your home.

 

Ricky was found as a stray and is estimated to be a little over a year old. This big guy is very friendly and loving. 

 

 

 

 Suzie is about two years old. Her owner passed away when she was a year old, and her life changed drastically.  This pretty cat has yellow green eyes, medium long fur, and a tail like a feather! Suzie would probably be best in a home without other pets or young children.  

 

This handsome boy is 11 years old and came to us as an owner surrender. Leo is a friendly cat who would love nothing more than a lap to sit on and a loving home to spend his golden years. As you can see, he's extremely photogenic ! His coat is sleek black. Leo is neutered, up to date on his shots, and ready to be your special mini panther. Because he is a senior, his adoption fee is reduced by 50%. 

 

 

"Velcro"

    When she was about 7 months old, Velcro was trapped and has been with us for almost 1 1/2 years. She has velvety black fur, and beautiful green eyes.  She is a little apprehensive when approached, but loves to be petted and will be a great, laid back pet. Velcro has been in a cage far too long and is getting a little plump.  She needs a forever home and a chance to move around more freely.

 

Moffitt~This beautiful black tuxedo cat was found with a collar around her neck and leg about a year ago. Efforts to find her owner have been unsuccessful, so she needs a new home. She is estimated to be about four years old, is friendly and pleasant, and seems to get along well with other cats.

 

Shown here is "Dutchie," a 1 year old black shorthair that the owners had to give up. Dutchie is extremely friendly and very actively seeks attention and petting.  If you are looking for a cat to interact with frequently, Dutchie is an excellent choice.

 

"Slick" a short-haired black cat,  has black whiskers on the left side of his face, and white whiskers on the right side. He was trapped near a large retail store on a very busy road. Estimated to be about 5 years old, this nice kitty is quiet, but friendly and likes to be petted.

 

Silas:  This young male was found in a wooded area populated by coyotes.  Since he seems to know humans, we believe he was either "lost or tossed."  All the changes in his life been confusing to him, so he is still a little hesitant and afraid, but he is not aggressive.  In time, with a little love and the chance to feel safe, he will be a very attractive pet.  

 

 

 

 

 

Lainey:

This unique and beautiful calico is mostly orange and white, with black spots on her face, ears and back.  Lainey is about 4 years old, and her "forever" home turned out to be temporary.  She becomes nervous in new environments and her owner wasn't able to cope with this type of animal.  Lainey has adjusted well to living at the Adoption Center and is very friendly with our volunteers, but she needs a quiet, patient home, hopefully with a quiet, patient cat to pal with.

 

     "Sparky"

   It's hard to believe that this gorgeous long haired gray cat  is approximately 10 yrs old. He's a very playful guy who like toys and attention from people. He has cuddled up to some of our young visitors and been super loving with children. Although he does have a heart murmur, it doesn't seem to affect him at all. He is neutered and up to date on his shots.  Because he is a senior cat, his adoption fee is only half the standard fee. You will be very pleased to have this elegant, friendly cat as part of your family.

    

 

Despite the name, Flynn is female.  She is a beautifully marked 10 month old tortie, with lots of orange, and the cutest face. She has really come out of her shell since she came to us, and become very friendly and trusting.  She really enjoys being petted and having her fur brushed, and seems to get along with other cats.

 


Ricky 

This older cat needs a special loving home, and a peaceful, stress free life.  .  Ricky's fur is medium long charcoal with distinctive stripes.  Sometimes he gets scared and growls, but he doesn't mean it.  He has no teeth or front claws, so he couldn't hurt anyone even if he wanted to, which he doesn't. He really just wants to be loved and petted, and purrs when he feelssafe a nd calm and loved. Ricky has tested positive for FIV, (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)  but FIV cannot be transmitted from cat to human or to dogs.  Because he is a "special needs" pet, his adoption fee has been reduced. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gwen: This very friendly young mother and her kittens came to our care shortly before Christmas. Now that her offspring have been adopted, she is ready for her forever home. Gwen is a short haired brown tabby with white feet and underside, and a distinctive brown spot left of her nose.  She is very friendly and loving, spayed, up to date on her shots, and ready to go. 

 

 Dogs are available for adoption: All dog adoptions require a pre-home visit and references will be checked.

 

 

 

 

 

Taz is an approximately 1 yr old  labrador mix. He's extremely friendly and would be a great family dog. Taz is an energetic boy who likes playing catch and running around, and would love an active household.  He is a bit of an escape artist so he needs close supervision.

 

 

 Odin is a 5yr old Black Mouth Cur mix, an incredibly smart dog who knows several commands. Odin loves to be around people and is happiest when he can be by your side. During a recent routine surgery, it was discovered that Odin has laryngeal paralysis. He shows no symptoms at this time but there are certain restrictions to keep him healthy. It is important that Odin is only walked with a harness and not a collar. He should avoid strenuous exercise although moderate play in the yard is allowed  and Odin loves it~~he's great at playing fetch. It is also important the he doesn't get overheated so care needs to be taken in warm weather. Don't let these issues scare you, he is amazing dog who would be a great addition to any home.

 

Meet Thor, the God of Thunder, the Dreamy Beefcake, and the wielder of the mighty hammer Mjölnir. He is also one heck of a cuddler, which you don’t get to see in the movies. This dude is 70 pounds of pure sweetness, and a hunk (or a chunk) of burnin’ love. He is three years old, and has impeccable manners. He loves kids and has lived with other dogs.

 

Button Button is approximately 7yrs old. He's a bit shy so he needs a patient , loving home. He may do best with another dog who is friendly and outgoing.

 

 Fritz is approximately 6 yrs old. He's a bit shy so he needs a patient , loving home. He may do best with another dog who is friendly and outgoing.

 

Chi Chi is a 6 yr old chihuahua. He's a sweet boy but he takes a bit to warm up to new people. Chi Chi is looking for a loving patient owner who understands his little quirks. He would do well in a quiet, low traffic household. Chi Chi likes to go for rides in the car and going for walks. He likes children although very young children aren't recommended because he tends to get nervous. He is the type of dog that likes to be by his owner, whether sitting on the couch of doing things around the house.

Zyta, three year old pitbull terrier, is one of the most affectionate animals we have met at Lakeshore Humane Society. She is always ready to play, ready to snuggle, and ready to…eat. This gal loves her chow! She also loves walks, people, kids, and most other dogs. However, cats and Zyta don’t mix!

 

   

Natasha is a beautiful mixed breed who is approximately a year old. She can be shy at times but is a friendly girl. She would love an active family or a large yard to play in. Older children would be best for her.


 

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue

 

 

You can visit any of our dogs at the shelter at

7540 N. Gale Street in Westfield. We're open from

1-3pm Monday through Saturday or you can make

an appointment by calling 326-PAWS or emailing

adoptions@caninerescue.org.

All the dogs can also be seen on the web at

www.caninerescue.org.

 

 

 

Hi Everyone and Happy December!

We thank all of you out there that continue to support us, through fundraisers, donations and of course adopting one of the dogs or pups that enter our shelter.  We have had over 240 adoptions so far this year!

We have a group of very dedicated volunteers who keep us going day in and day out. It takes many hours each week to complete the tasks that are to be done.  We are always looking for more volunteers if you have 3 hours a week to spare.

This year has brought in some unique situations. Sammi arrived over a year ago, a feral frightened stray dog; two days later she delivered 8 puppies.  The pups have all gone to homes but Sammi still continues to make her home at the shelter.  Her goal for Christmas would be to live with someone that is patient and willing to help her become their best friend.

 
Little Dolly and Pixie arrived in the spring when their human mom became ill and had to move where she could not take them with her.  They are a Mother and Daughter duo who are so bonded that there is no way we will separate them. A home for Christmas would be a dream come true for these two. We don’t give up on these duos that come to us every now and then and we will keep them until a home is found

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We often see many wonderful transformations at NCCR.  Grizz, an English Bullog mix, is just one example. He came to us from a cruelty case, basically a rack of bones and heart worm positive when he arrived.  He has been treated, loved and has turned into a very happy healthy fellow who just left with his new family.

Grizz before NCCR             Grizz after NCCR
Our stories go on and on, from young to old, from abused and starved to very sick; we take them in.

Keeping up with shelter repairs and the addition of things to make life safer and better for the dogs is a continuing process. We finished the isolation room which has proven to be a blessing as we have been able to use that for dogs that really needed to be away from the general population. We have put a roof over the back door so the dogs can shelter when they are ready to come in.  Grants through Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, the Bertha Hamilton and Kenneth Scott Foundations and the wonderful donations from the community have helped make these things possible.  We always have a wish list of projects that we would like to start if we have the funds.

Unfortunately, expenses are many, and we rely on donations to keep the light and heat on and the vets paid.  It seems like we always have our hands out for help, but the dogs count on us, and so we continue to ask.  If you have someone on your list that has everything and you don’t know what to give them, you could sponsor a dog in their name for only $10/month; we’ll even take care of sending a card to them.   We have had several children that chose to have their birthday gifts go to the dogs and so that is another possibility for Christmas. We also have attached a list of things that we use on a daily basis, and we are currently collecting clean, not crushed, returnable bottles and cans. Or stop by and do some Christmas shopping at our small gift store!  We still have a few 2018 calendars highlighting current and past NCCR dogs.

At this time, all of us at NCCR would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all of you for your continued support. There will always be more dogs than there are homes for, but NCCR will continue to help all that we can. We will continue to get them back on their feet, to love them until they learn to trust and to get them into homes that will take care of them for the rest of their lives.

From NCCR to your house, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with health and happiness!

 

 Now if we can just find the right home for Sammi.  She's the feral coonhound who arrived last year after our Executive Director spent days tracking her down.   She was found just in time for her to be safe at the shelter and have her 8 puppies.  

 

Sammi is the special dog to be highlighted this month; you might have heard or seen about her already as she's been with us for several months.

    

 

        Sammi has gone from being a very scared soon-to-be-mom to a much more confident, dog friendly, people friendly girl who is now spayed and ready for a home of her own.  You can read her story here http://www.caninerescue.org/sammi/   

 

Are you ready to start your Christmas shopping?  Sammi and her 8 beautiful pups are just two of the wonderful photos you can see in our 2018 calendar which will be hot off the presses this week.   As seen below,  Miss Tillie Mae won the right to be the covergirl in a drawing that was held at the shelter.




The calendar features photos taken by our volunteer photographer; you've probably admired her work on the website anytime you've looked at the available dogs.  The calendar is outstanding, and all proceeds go to the Sampson Fund for the care of ill dogs that arrive at the shelter.  The Sampson Fund is described in more detail here  http://www.caninerescue.org/donate-2/sampson-fund/  If you'd like to buy a calendar for $12 they will be available starting the 11th at the shelter which is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment.  If you need us to mail you the calendar the details/pricing can be found here http://www.caninerescue.org/2018-calendars/ .  If you have any questions, please call the shelter at 716-326-7297 (PAWS).

  You might have heard about Sammi, who was running wild for the longest time last year, became pregnant, and through the amazing efforts of our Executive Director, managed to be caught just in time to have her puppies at the shelter the end of last year.  All those pups found homes, but Sammi is still here waiting her turn.  She's come such a long way, from being terrified of people, to realizing that we mean no harm to her.  She needs a fenced yard, a loving family who would understand she needs time to adjust to new things, a dog companion to learn from, and a nice couch would be perfect for her!

 

Do you think any of these dogs might fit into your home and lifestyle?  Or perhaps you can just spread the word about NCCR and the great dogs that are available so other people can see them.    The shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-7297 (PAWS).  Most of the dogs can be seen online at www.caninerescue.org.


Maybe you can't adopt but have extra time on your hands? Go to the website and fill out a volunteer application or stop by the shelter during open hours from 1-3pm Monday-Saturday and pick up an application there.   There are a number of ways you can help out either hands on with the dogs weekdays, evenings or weekends or with events, fundraising or other things.   The shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and their phone number is 716-326-7297.       You'll make new two and four legged friends for sure!

 

Have you wondered about how you can help the dogs?

 

We are always looking for volunteers to work shifts, help at events, even just do yard work.  Haven't got the time to volunteer?  How about helping financially and donating your empty nickel deposit cans and bottles.   Several of the local redemption centers such as Get Your Nickel Back in Fredonia, Don's Car Wash in Lakewood and Farm Fresh Variety Store Bottle & Can Redemption in Jamestown will even take your returns and send us the money!

Another painless way is by shopping via Amazon Smile and designating Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue as your charity of choice.  Amazon donates .5% of your purchases (at no additional cost to you!) to the charity you've chosen.  Every penny counts!


Many of the dogs can be seen online at www.caninerescue.org.  The website lists upcoming events, fundraisers, adoption successes, rabies clinics and other things.  Be sure to check out our Facebook page too; you can easily spread the word about NCCR dogs by liking/sharing their images; it costs you nothing and yet might mean everything to that dog if it helps it find a home.    Dogs can change very rapidly, so if you're looking for something specific, keep checking back!

Come find a new friend, be it a couch potato or a running buddy, we have all shapes, sizes and colors waiting for you!  If you haven't been by the shelter lately, stop on in!  We're located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and are open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-7297.  Most of the dogs can be seen online at www.caninerescue.org or check out our Facebook page too.

 

 

As always, we love to hear about any of our dogs that you adopted.  If it was last week, last year or 10 years ago, please drop us an email and a photo.  This is NCCR's 18th year of "helping dogs adopt a human"!  We remember many of the dogs that pass through the doors; your notes, emails and photos help make it all worthwhile!

 

 

 


 

Westfield Stray Cat Rescue

 

 

 

ALL CATS AT WSCR HAVE BEEN SPAYED/NEUTERED.  ALL CATS ARE UP-TO-DATE ON THEIR VACCINATIONS.  CALL 326-2404 TO SCHEDULE A VISIT WITH ANY OF THESE WONDERFUL CATS.

 

 

Dust Bunny: This girl is about 10 years old and shy, but with love and patience, she would blossom into a wonderful pet!

 

 

 

 

Allie is a beautiful white & gray DSH female cat who is very friendly and enjoys socializing with people.  She gets along with other cats, has had her shots & is spayed.

 

 

 

Annabelle is two years old and is a very soft, fluffy cat who loves to vocalize!  She enjoys playing with toys and chasing the other cats!

 

 

Diego is a very handsome fellow!  He is a black & gray tiger mix with white fur; Diego is 3 years old.  Diego has a great personality - he has all his vaccinations & is neutered.

 

 

Lily is a Dark colored Tortoiseshell & is about two and a half years old.  Lily enjoys running around the shelter & playing games with the other cats.

 

 

 

 

 

Rhett is a gorgeous buff & white colored cat - he is around 2 years old.  He likes to sit in the sunshine & is a very gentle boy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 8 kittens at the Stray cat rescue! These are 3 of them! They are tiger striped, some with white on the face and legs.  They have been given their initial shots, given worm & flea medicines.  They are about 7 –8 weeks old and very cute.

 

 

If you are interested in adopting any of these cats or any of our other many felines in need please call (716) 326-2404 or email us at thriftykitty@fairpoint.net. Feel free to see our other kittys at our website www.westfieldstraycatrescue.com also please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westfieldstraycatrescue

which contains a link to petfinder that lists the WSCR cats that are available for adoption.

You can visit any of our cats Monday-Friday from 10AM to 5PM and Saturdays 10AM-2PM at the Thrifty Kitty located at 59 E. Main St. Westfield, NY.

The cats at Westfield Stray Cat Rescue are up to date on all their vaccinations and have been tested negative for both Feline Leukemia and FIV.

 

 

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