Pet Surrender

We understand that sometimes it may be necessary to give up your pet. Our staff is here to help you in those difficult situations, and we will work with you to ensure the best possible solution for you and your pet.

In some instances, the Lawrence Humane Society may be able to offer resources help you keep your pet through our Project HELP (Hope for Every Loved Pet) Retention Program, including supplies and scholarships for services. To inquire about Project HELP opportunities, please contact our Pet Resource Center Supervisor, Tia Ezell, by email or at 785-856-0334.

Schedule an Appointment to Surrender Your Pet

The Lawrence Humane Society accepts owned animals by appointment to ensure we are able to help all animals who need our care. By managing this service, we will always have space for the animals who need the shelter safety net the most — lost, hungry, homeless, injured, or sick animals.

To schedule an appointment, please email us at or call 785-371-0473. 

Appointments are scheduled from 11:30am to 5:30pm and, occasionally, due to space restrictions, may be scheduled as far as two weeks.