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 […]

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 […]

Meeting the Needs of Our Animals During COVID-19

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 […]

Mange: Before and After with Melody Dean

Extreme Mange-over, Dog Edition Lawrence, KS — Nov 11th, 2019 — Melody Dean has a new look and a new outlook on life after a short stint at the Lawrence Humane Society. With mounting medical concerns, Melody Dean was surrendered to the Lawrence Humane Society this fall. Her previous owners noticed over the prior several […]

Follow Max on His Weight Loss Journey

Husky Drops 25 lbs in Just Two Months Lawrence, KS — September 24th, 2019 — When Max first came to the Lawrence Humane Society at the very end of June, along with his handsome face, shinny coat and penetrating eyes, one of the first things anyone would notice was his weight. “I saw Max when […]

Soulmates: From Clear the Shelter to a Furr-ever Home

Meet Pixie and His Human, Shelby Lawrence, KS — September 10, 2019 — On the Clear the Shelter Day 2019, Shelby Brier adopted Pixie, an 8 year-old cat, from the Lawrence Humane Society. Shelby made the below video of their first week together. You can watch from the car ride home from the shelter to […]

Miracle Kitten Survives Maggot Infestation and Finds His Happy Ending!

From Death’s Doorstep to a Brand New Fur-ever Home Lawrence, KS — August 21st, 2019 — Meet Bernard. He’s a three-month-old domestic shorthair kitten. He’s happy, fun-loving and a ball of energy! But earlier this summer, the picture wasn’t so bright for Bernard. On July 5th, Bernard was brought to the Lawrence Humane Society as a stray. […]