ASPCA transports more than 30 dogs across eight states; animals will be made available for adoption in Lawrence, Kansas


LAWRENCE, KAN. — June 22, 2018 — The Lawrence Humane Society today announced that five dogs rescued by the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) last year during dogfighting cases in the Southeast will be made available for adoption at its shelter. These dogs were cared for by ASPCA responders at a temporary shelter over the past several months and recently transported to the Lawrence Humane Society to be given a second chance at finding a loving home.

“We are so happy that we’re able to partner with the ASPCA to help provide these five incredible dogs with a great start at a new life,” said Kate Meghji, executive director for the Lawrence Humane Society. “We know our animal-loving community will help us give them the second chance they deserve.”

Below are details on the dogs available for adoption (photos available on request):

  • Newton (one year old, male Pit Bull mix)
  • Eileen (three years old, female Pit Bull mix)
  • Rosey (one year old, female Pit Bull mix)
  • Freestyle (one year old, male Pit Bull mix)
  • Darcy (one year old, female Pit Bull mix)

“We got to know these dogs over the past several months at our temporary shelter, and many of them opened up to show us their unique personalities and vie for human affection,” said Jessica Rushin, Senior Partnerships Manager of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. “We’re thrilled to see these amazing dogs finally move on to the next chapter in their lives, and we’re grateful to our Response Partners, including the Lawrence Humane Society, for making our life-saving work possible by helping these animals find safe and loving homes.”

The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team is commonly called upon by state and municipal governments and other animal welfare agencies to lend expertise during large-scale animal rescue operations. Since 2010, the ASPCA has assisted with approximately 200 dogfighting cases in at least 24 states, and has impacted nearly 5,000 victims of dogfighting through rescue, consultations, and investigations.

For more information on the adoptable dogs listed above and the Lawrence Humane Society’s adoption process, please visit or call 785-843-6835.


Meghan Scheibe, Lawrence Humane Society
785-371-0494 (office) ·

Emily Schneider, ASPCA
212-876-7700 ext. 4575 ·        

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