Humane Investigations

The Lawrence Humane Society’s Humane Investigation Department is the only humane investigation program in Northeast Kansas. We are committed to seeking justice for animals throughout Lawrence and Douglas County by investigating reports of animal neglect and abuse, collaborating with local law enforcement on cases related to animals and animal welfare, and providing education about responsible pet care to the community.

Contact us for help

If you suspect an animal is being intentionally or unintentionally abused or neglected, please take action and contact us immediately! All reports are confidential.

Lawrence Humane Society Humane Investigation Department
Business Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm daily
785-843-6835 ext 826

After-Hours Assistance

Animal Control Dispatch
785-832-7509

In addition to humane investigations, the Lawrence Humane Society provides 24-hour daily rescue for injured or ill stray (unowned) animals. For assistance, please contact animal control dispatch at 785-832-7509.

If you witness an animal in immediate distress (i.e. hit by a car, being beaten, locked in a car), please call 911 immediately.

Additional Resources

Lawrence City Code: Regulation of Animals

Douglas County Animal Ordinances