The Lawrence Humane Society is committed to finding loving homes for every healthy and treatable pet in our care. Below is a list of some of the ongoing special programs we offer to find forever homes for more pets.

Ongoing Adoption Programs

Silver Whiskers Program

The Lawrence Humane Society’s Silver Whiskers Program provides adopters age 55 and older the opportunity to adopt any pet five (5) years or older at no cost. The Silver Whiskers Program is generously sponsored by The Beth and Donna Fund.

Pets for Vets

We love our veterans! Veterans can take 50% off the adoption fee for any adopt any pet one (1) year and older, year-round. Adopters must be veterans (retired), and must show proof of veteran status via one of the following to receive a discounted adoption through this program:

  • Uniform Services ID Card with “retired” notation
  • DD-214
  • Valid, state-issued drivers’ license with Veteran notation

Working Cat Program

Some cats that enter our care have temperaments better suited to an outdoor lifestyle can be successfully placed with caring owners as barn cats. These cats may live in a barn, stable or other outdoor setting where they have a “job” and a better quality of life.

Some working cats are social and well-suited to a life lived outdoors or as companions to horses, making them a great addition to a variety of rural households. Others are less social and live to hunt. Tell us the type of cat you’re looking for, and we’ll help you find the perfect match.

Adoption fees for cats in our Working Cat Program are waived.