In the News

Critter Buzz: How To Help Your Furry Friend Shed Some Pounds

By: Dr. Jennifer Stone, Lawrence Journal World, April 18, 2015

Our Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director gives you some pointers on keeping an eye on your pet’s health and the benefits of some simple excerise! Click HERE to read the full article.


Pregnant runaway dog, “Penny” gives birth to 6 healthy puppies

By: Karen Dillon, Lawrence Journal World, March 20, 2015

Penny. our Labrador mix who became the darling of Lawrence Social Media last month during a search to find the pregnant runaway, is now a mother. Click HERE to read the full article.

Only in Lawrence: Humane Society Executive Director Kate Meghji called ‘perfect person for the job’

By: Conrad Swanson, Lawrence Journal World, March 8, 2015

“From day one she dug in her heels and rolled up her sleeves and got to work…” says Brandon Young, LHS Board of Directors Treasurer. Newest Executive Director Kate Meghji gets highlighted in the “Only in Lawrence” LJWorld Series. Here she shares some of her vision, “A lot of people assume an animal shelter is a sad, scary place, that we’re a doggy jail. And that’s not who we are at all,” she said. “We provide the service of taking in these animals, but that’s such a small part of our identity. I think this humane society can and should be the central pet resource for the entire community.” Click HERE to read the full article.

Doggie “Playdates” at the Lawrence Humane Society

By: Mike Yoder, Lawrence Journal World, February 5th, 2015

Ethan Hrabe, animal care associate and behavioral assessor at the Lawrence Humane Society, oversees a dog-to-dog playtime with pit-bull mixes River and Atlas!  Click HERE to see the video.

ASPCA Blog Inspires LHS Canine Enrichment Improvements

January 4th, 2015

ASPCApro wrote a blog entry that highlighted Canine Feeding Enrichment ideas, and we took notice! Staff member and Canine Behavouralist-In-Training Ethan H. put together some of the suggested “PVC Feeders” and shot a video to show the results! “Lorenzo” loves it, and so do our other dogs! Shortly after posting, ASPCApro acknowledged our improvements:

BRIGGS Subaru Lawrence Surprises LHS!

By 6News Staff, 6Lawrence.Com, December 15, 2014

Our E.D. Kate got the biggest surprise at our Briggs Subaru Holiday Party! We had been planning to purchase a new vehicle for our on-call emergency program, when they GAVE us a Subaru Forester! Check out the story here.

Exec. Director Kate and Jay Wachs chat about LHS Holiday Events 2014

By Jay Wachs, LawrenceHits.Com, December 4, 2014

We are getting into the holiday spirit at LHS! We have a bunch of cool events coming up, starting with Dog Photos with Santa. Executive Director Kate sat down with Jay Wachs of to talk about all of the exciting things we’re doing: here.

Meet the New LHS Executive Director, Kate Meghji

By Jay Wachs, LawrenceHits.Com, September 9, 2014

Kate Meghji, the new Executive Director of the Lawrence Humane Society, takes a few minutes to chat with Jay Wachs over at LawrenceHits.Com! Check out the full interview here.

Five Ways To Keep Your Pet Cool In The Heat

By Elliot Hughes, Lawrence Journal World, August 21, 2014

Staying cool amid 90-degree days can be hard enough for humans, but imagine what it’s like for your furry pet.. Here are some things to keep in mind when your furry friend steps outsideFull Article.

Critter Buzz: The Dreaded Nail Trim

By Dr. Jennifer Stone, Lawrence Journal World, August 20, 2014

“Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of pet owners more than THE DREADED NAIL TRIM. It is a necessary but often terrifying event in which both pet and owner wage a battle of wills that frequently results in hurt feelings, wounded pride and physical trauma. Although there is nothing that can replace practice, there are a few things that can be done to ease the difficulty of performing this unpopular task at home.” Full Article


Lawrence Humane Society hires new executive director

By Chad Lawhorn, Lawrence Journal World, August 6, 2014

A nonprofit director with a strong background in finance — and a love of animals — has been named to the top management spot at the Lawrence Humane Society.” Full Article

Lawrence Humane Society says black dogs are less likely to be adopted

By Brooke Lennington, Channel 6, July 30, 2014

“The old superstition of black cats having bad luck may have actually rubbed off on black dogs. Turns out black and dark colored dogs are often the last choice adopters choose when it comes to finding man’s best friend. That means their adoption day is usually much later than the fellow colorful breeds. Full Article

Acts of Kindness: 16-year-old animal lover spends summer helping furry friends

By Tabatha Mills, Channel 6, July 27, 2014

16-year-old Fiona McAllister could be spending her summer at the lake, hanging with her friends, or just plain sleeping in, but that’s not the case for the Free State Firebird. McAllister has three rescue dogs at home and a permanent soft spot in her heart for animals.” Full Article

Pet Proofing Your Home

By Nadia Imafidon, Lawrence Journal World, July 24, 2014

“Pet ownership is not as simple as bringing a new furry friend into the home and watching as it instantaneously adapts upon arrival. Not only are they curious enough to get into things they shouldn’t be getting into, but they are dealing with anxiety brought on from living in new, unfamiliar territory. It can be a lot to take on for first-time owners.” Full Article

Critter Buzz: Pets and Vets Go Hand in Paw

By Dr. Jennifer Stone, Lawrence Journal World, July 23, 2014

“Those of us working in animal sheltering are frequently asked how we can bear to do our jobs when faced with staggering odds and numbers that just don’t seem to be in our favor.

The math of sheltering seemed daunting to me until I had a conversation with a colleague in the field who offered a perspective that sustains me to this day. It is another kind of shelter math she called ECSM, or Embarrassingly Corny Shelter Math.”        Full Article

The History of the Lawrence Humane Society and Animal Welfare in the United States

With Clenece Hills and Dr. Jennifer Stone, KLWN AM 1320, July 21, 2014

To listen to the full interview click here.