Crisis Pet Retention Fund Keep Pets and Families Together

Recently, Lawrence Humane Society staff arrived at work to discover a cat left outside the shelter overnight in the rain.  The scared cat was in a box, along with a note asking the shelter to  “please help our 18-year-old cat, Aggie.” The note stated the family could no longer care for their cherished pet due […]

Fur Ball Contest Winners

The Lawrence Humane Society put out the call for Douglas County residents to participate in our 2020 Fur Ball Contests. You answered, and we have the winners! First up, we have the winners of our Fur Ball Fun Runs! 1st Place: Prize Package – Handmade pet portrait from Cale Moore Portraits, $250 voucher from Sunflower […]

Sick Foster Kitten Makes Triumphant Recovery- Petey’s Story

Kitten playing on book saying "Small but Mighty"

On the very first day Petey’s future-forever parents started fostering him, they knew he was special. Whether it was his rambunctious nature or his raucous pterodactyl screech of a meow, Petey stole their hearts with his huge personality. Petey’s name was an evolution in and of itself, much like his namesake. From “P. Dactyl,” to […]

Find Your Best Friend and More at our Fur Ball Weekend Extravaganza

2020 Fur Ball Weekend Extravaganza

If you are a Lawrence Humane Society super fan, you may have already heard about the entertainment we have planned for the weekend of October 9th in our Fur Ball Variety Show. In another blog, we previewed that we would have some adoption festivities to commemorate our 26th Fur Ball. Well, we are excited to […]

Seven Reasons Why You’ll Love Our Fur Ball Variety Show

Our Fur Ball Variety Show will air Friday, October 9th from 7-9 pm CST on Facebook Live and YouTube. The evening will consist of heart-felt animal stories, trivia, and funny videos! Our host for the evening will be Brian Hanni, the voice of the Jayhawks. We think it may be the most unique, fun, and interactive event […]

Fifteen Family-Friendly Books About Pets to Check out at the Library

Take a look at this list of our favorite books about pets for your children to read with you or by themselves.We want to encourage the youngest animal-lovers to grow and learn about all of the many stories animals have but can’t say.  With both fiction and non-fiction books listed, these stories can teach your […]

Fifteen Family-Friendly Pet Shows to Stream at Home

Settling in for a night of tv shows can be a daunting task when looking for a kid-friendly enough show. Luckily, we have put together another collection of animal-centric family movies perfect for all pet-lovers. All of these entertainment options can be found on Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ with a basic subscription and no […]

Fifteen Family-Friendly Pet Movies to Stream while Social Distancing

It can sometimes be a challenge to find good movies to share with the whole family, but we believe it is even more important to laugh with each other and enjoy the little things in times like this. So, in the spirit of making the best of social distancing, enjoy this collection of  funny and […]

PRESS RELEASE: Paw Valley 2020

The Lawrence Humane Society’s Paw Valley event will now last the full month of May instead of a single day Lawrence, KS April 3rd, 2020:  To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, while still helping change and save the lives of animals in northeast Kansas, the Lawrence Humane Society (LHS) has made major changes to […]

Animal Shelter Introduces Social Distancing Adoptions

Video matchmaking appointments utilized for the health of the animals, staff and community   ***UPDATE, April 6th, 2020*** Cats are now available for adoption under the same video matchmaking appointment protocol as dogs!   Lawrence, KS March 28, 2020:  Residents, businesses and non-profits in Douglas County continue to work to adjust to the current realities […]