Pets in the Press – Best Friends Network Town Hall

The Lawrence Humane Society was recently recognized by Best Friends Network, a prominent national animal welfare organization, for our efforts to continue serving pets during this crisis. Our Executive Director, Shannon Wells, was invited to be one of the featured speakers on a Best Friends Network webinar watched by hundreds of animal welfare leaders across […]

Pets Heal Hearts – Mardi Gras Party

Six years ago, I adopted a shih tzu named 1EyedJack from the Lawrence Humane Society. Then after going through a divorce a few years back, I decided to get another dog. On a long hot day, I waited for hours standing in the sun to find a companion on “Clear The Shelter” day. With the […]

Pets Heal Hearts – Lawrence Humane Love from LA

I started fostering in the Spring of 2016 with two kittens, Casbah and Dempsey, two little hamburgers. This quickly escalated into several more “rental kittens” over the next three years, and eventually, several dogs. We have two cats and a dog of our own, and the Lawrence Humane Society was always awesome about helping us […]

Pets Heal Hearts – A Dog Named Chicken

I was born the kind of kid who wanted to save all the unwanted and abused animals. So when I grew up, it didn’t take me long to rescue dogs. One fateful day, my beloved Chicken came to me as a stray and we have been together for over 10 years now. She and I […]

Pets Heal Hearts – A Reason to Get Up In the Morning

This morning my alarm went off at 7:30 AM. I hit snooze and thought, “what the hell is the point.” It’s day 18 of social (or physical distancing) in our home. I have left the house once to sit in the car and have a nice man at Dillon’s load my trunk with the groceries […]

Pets Heal Hearts – Roommates Foster During School Year

“I started fostering through the Lawrence Humane Society in August 2019 with a pair of two-week old, black kittens – Pumpkin and Boo. I began fostering because of my love for animals and I missed my dog back home while I was away at school. I really don’t think a house feels like a home […]

PETS IN THE PRESS – ComMuNity RespoNse to FosteriNg HumaNe Society ANimals

In Lawrence, as elsewhere across the country, residents have been stepping up in big numbers to care for animals in the community. The stay-at-home order issued by Douglas County to curb the coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented hardships, to be sure, but also has created a uniquely comforting circumstance for animals who need care […]

Pets Heal Hearts

In the midst of all that is going on with the worldwide pandemic, we are experiencing plenty of emotions as every single human navigates this uncharted territory together. Confused, lonely, anxious, sad, angry, and hopeless – just to name a few. Many of us are quarantined to “flatten the curve” in order to not overwhelm […]

COVID-19 Press Release

Lawrence Humane Society Seeks Public Help for Shelter Response to COVID-19 Concerns LAWRENCE, KAN. – March 17th, 2020 — New protocols put in place for the health and well-being of the animals, shelter staff, and the community at large.  As COVID-19 concerns rise, the Lawrence Humane Society is asking for the public’s help caring for homeless […]

LHS Alum Builds Quite the Resume

When Marty — then Martel — came to us on April 21st, 2016, we knew we had someone special on our hands. Even as a stray pup, Marty was energetic, intelligent, and loving as ever! Between Marty’s first behavior exam and play groups with other dogs, our Behavior Supervisor Ethan Hrabe noticed some special qualities that […]