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Meeting the Needs of Our Animals During COVID-19
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A letter from the Lawrence Humane Society Executive Director

From the entire team at the Lawrence Humane Society, we hope you are staying safe and healthy in this time of great uncertainty.
 
It’s refreshing to walk through the shelter and watch the innocence on display as our amazing pets play, eat, nap and go about their daily routine. They aren’t aware of the fears and constant changes going on in the world outside our doors.

Our dedicated staff is continuing to offer loving care for these animals and provide them with as stress-free of an environment as possible, so they stay happy and healthy.

And while recent changes we’ve made to ensure the health of our staff and community are limiting how many pets are finding their forever families right now — every day more and more animals are coming into the shelter.

Even in times of crisis, these pets can’t be left lost and alone outside with no place to call home.

We know COVID-19 is putting financial strain on so many people in our community. Some are even going without paychecks as many area businesses struggle to keep their doors open during this uncertain time. Our hearts go out to everyone feeling the pinch of COVID-19.

The temporary policies we’ve put in place for the good of our animals, staff and the community have brought the funds we use to care for our animals to nearly a standstill. Still, we feel strongly that these measures are best for everyone.
 
For those of you who are still in a position to give — the pets who come to the shelter need your continued support. We are grateful for every dollar you can spare for these animals. Even if it’s just $5, now more than ever, every dollar counts! Just click here and you will truly make a better life for our four-legged friends.  

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and in their own way, each and every pet at the Lawrence Humane Society is grateful for your kindness.

Above all else, please continue to heed the recommendations from the medical professionals. As a community, we will get through this crisis together and come out the other side stronger than ever.

 
Stay Healthy,

Shannon Wells
Executive Director
Lawrence Humane Society

P.S. The temporary measures we’ve put in place to fight the spread of COVID-19 are working to safeguard our animals, staff and community.

However, those same necessary measures have cutoff our adoption and service fees. Those are fees that go directly to the care of our animals. 

If you are still able, please do me a personal favor and make a gift today to provide the care these precious pets deserve. In these trying times, every dollar truly makes a difference! To donate, simply click here: https://lawrencehumane.org/donate/

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Adoptions Update

Video Matchmaking Appointments Until We’re Past COVID-19 Threat

  • Anyone interested in adopting a dog can sign up for a matchmaking appointment. Appointments can be made on the Best Friend Finder Page.
  • The matchmaking adoption counseling appointments will be held via video conferencing. One of our trained adoption counselors will match you with a recommended dog fitting your wants and needs.
  • Shelter staff will then coordinate a time and place for you to pick up your new pet from its current foster parent.
  • All recommendations from health officials for social distancing will be observed during the scheduled pet pickups.
  • This is for dogs only. We are currently developing a strategy for cat adoptions.