2022 was a year of firsts: The first full year for Lawrence Humane to be our community’s primary pet food pantry. The first ever National Pet Vaccination Month. The first year for Lawrence Humane’s clinic to be able to do in-house x-rays for injured animals. And the first year of our brand new Animal Services Division, established in order to provide field services to unincorporated Douglas County.

With every new “first,” Lawrence Humane staff, volunteers, fosters, donors, and supporters rose to meet the challenge. We distributed 60,819 lbs of pet food to pet owners who were struggling. We hosted six vaccine/microchip clinics with our community partners, ensuring that 300 animals from 171 households were vaccinated during National Pet Vaccination Month. We made sure that animals with broken bones received the best and most efficient veterinary care and didn’t suffer needlessly. And we brought our support-first philosophy outside the shelter walls and into unincorporated Douglas County.

We did all of this while still staying true to our mission of providing shelter, care, and advocacy for homeless and vulnerable animals, as well as resources for the pets and people in our community. 

We are excited to work alongside you in 2023 to ensure that our community continues to be one that prioritizes service, compassion, and care for its pets and people.