Spicy Kitten Poems

Foster caretaker, Katie Sears, has been caring for Lawrence Humane animals since 2020. Her most recent foster kittens (Wingnut and Screwloose) are what we call “spicy,” meaning they are hissy, grumpy, and don’t like humans that much. By getting our spiciest kittens in foster homes at a young age, we can slowly socialize them and encourage them that humans […]

Clear the Shelter 2022

Every summer, animal shelters across the nation participate in a “Clear the Shelter” adoption special. Since 2015, Lawrence Humane has participated in this event. While we don’t always completely “clear” the shelter, we always have an amazing life-saving day and this year was no different. On Saturday, August 27th, we found homes for 159 animals! […]

What help is there for unhoused pet owners?

On a thundering gray and rainy Saturday morning, Alice DelBosque stacks cans of cat food, plastic bags full of goods and puts a loaf of bread on top.  “Can you guys do something with this?” she asks, rattling a box of pasta as folks from the camp approached her.  Each Saturday and Sunday, DelBosque drives […]

Court Ruling for Dog Owners in Leawood Has Local Ties to Lawrence

Lucy, a mixed breed dog, was adopted from a shelter in Kansas City, MO to a family who later relocated to Leawood, KS. The city had a ban on “any animal having the appearance or characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds known as Pit Bull, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or American Pit […]

DOG & CAT ANIMAL TRANSPORTS

Once a month, the Lawrence Humane Society participates in animal transports. We serve as a waystation for Best Friends Animal Society , giving animals a safe place to land for the evening and rest. You know how road trips are – gotta get out and stretch those paws! These lifesaving transports move animals from an […]

Six ways your pets keep you healthy

#1. Frequent walking Those daily walks with your pup are beneficial for two main reasons: heart health and bone health! The American Heart Association recommends adults strive for at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. What is moderate intensity activity? BRISK WALKING! Getting outside with your dog every day can keep your […]

Kira’s Kitten Kits

“If I can do it, you can too.” That was Kira Serisky’s moto. Vermont resident, Kira, was just 14 years old when she began her mission to save kittens and educate others while doing so. Kira believed that everyone is capable of pitching in to help cats and kittens in some capacity, no matter how […]

Clear the Shelter 2021

The sun was shining as Lawrence Humane staff arrived early in the morning to the animal shelter on Saturday, September 18th. With high hopes, we prepared to find homes for more than 100 animals in a single day. Kennels were cleaned and plans were made for fosters to bring their foster pets to the shelter […]

Roscoe & Bleu Livin’ the #FarmLife

A couple, Bill & Cathy, who live outside of town on several acres of land came by one afternoon with high hopes of finding a new member to add to their farm full of goats and llamas! Bill was quite partial to a 6-year-old australian shepherd named Rosco who had been at the shelter for […]