A Letter From Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Brings Joy to Our Shelter

When staff first received the tiny note addressed to the shelter, it seemed like any other donation. Sometimes people mail their gifts to us via snail mail, but this gift was different. Inside was a $5 Walmart gift card and evidence of one young lady’s abundant love for animals. So what was in the letter?! […]

CPR Fund Keeps This Four-Legged Family Together

When a wonderful dog mom lost her job and housing in 2020, she did everything she could to keep the family together. For months, she lived in a hotel that offered extended stays with her 14-year-old black lab, Samantha, and her two six-year-old mastiff mixes, Scout and Tyson, while she looked for a job to […]

Thank You McCarthy Subaru: Echo’s Underdog Story

When Echo first came into Lawrence Humane Society’s doors, we realized she was a total sweetheart. Whether she was playing with her toys or snuggling up to you at any chance she got, she always found a way to brighten someone’s day.  Any time Echo was hanging out with her doggy or human friends was […]

Seven Ways to Join Lawrence Humane Society’s Mission

It’s no secret that the Lawrence Humane Society community is full of animal lovers. Animals… We love them, care for them and at some point, they kind of just became our life, you know? Our support network is a vast group of dedicated people who gather around the similar goal of caring for pets in […]

#GivingTuesday: How You Can Use Social Media To Help Pets in Need!

There are days when social media can just be too much. Although social media can be a fantastic source of cute puppy and kitty content, many of us still have a lot of mixed feelings while using and interacting with the time-consuming apps. What if we told you that your social media can help our shelter […]

Dear Lawrence Community, We’re so Thankful

Dear Lawrence Community, Here at our shelter, we sure do have a lot to be thankful for. Every year, thousands of dogs, cats and four-legged friends of every kind come through our doors and into our hearts — and then into the hearts of a forever family. Every time an animal leaves for their new […]

How to Celebrate Your Pet’s “Gotcha Day”

You’ve just adopted the perfect pup or kitty and you already love them so much. You want to spoil them rotten like the little fur babies they are, but how? Well, if you want to give your newest shelter love some extra attention, we think you should celebrate their Gotcha Day! You might be asking, […]

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 […]