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Lawrence Humane Society

Lawrence Humane Society The Lawrence Humane Society provides shelter, love, and care to 4,500 animals every year!

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We had a splendid time at Pups on the Patio this evening! We got to hang with lots of cutie canines and chat with great ...
05/12/2022

We had a splendid time at Pups on the Patio this evening! We got to hang with lots of cutie canines and chat with great Lawrence businesses while enjoying lovely tunes on the back patio at Uplift Coffee Co! Thanks for a great event, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce!

Sweeeeeeeet Coralineeeeee! *cues audience* DAH DAH DAHHHHHH. She's so good! So good! So good! 🥰Good times never seemed s...
05/11/2022

Sweeeeeeeet Coralineeeeee! *cues audience* DAH DAH DAHHHHHH. She's so good! So good! So good! 🥰

Good times never seemed so good when you adopt Coraline! Come meet this special lady any day of the week from noon to 5pm!

It's called "being cute", look it up 🤪
05/11/2022

It's called "being cute", look it up 🤪

Meet the utterly adorable (and adoptable!) Jenny. This sweet gal is 14 years young and is on the hunt for a loving famil...
05/09/2022

Meet the utterly adorable (and adoptable!) Jenny. This sweet gal is 14 years young and is on the hunt for a loving family! Jenny's purr can be heard throughout the house and there's nothing she loves more than a brown paper bag to play with. She's a delight to brush while she lays in your lap. She is low-key and easy peasy to care for. Jenny would love for her new home to be free of small children and other animals. Other than that, we believe Jenny will make a lovely addition to any home looking to add a sweet soul to their life!

It’s the LAST DAY to sign up for the Paw Valley Challenge! 🐾 Walk, run, or bike with us until May 31st! Don’t miss out o...
05/09/2022

It’s the LAST DAY to sign up for the Paw Valley Challenge! 🐾 Walk, run, or bike with us until May 31st! Don’t miss out on snaggin’ one of our adorable 2022 t-shirts. PLUS - we’re even throwing a party on our lawn after the challenge is over, it’ll be so much fun!

https://www.charityfootprints.com/pawvalley/

Whether they take care of humans or animals, make mom feel extra special today by sending her a Lawrence Humane e-card! ...
05/08/2022

Whether they take care of humans or animals, make mom feel extra special today by sending her a Lawrence Humane e-card! Choose any donation amount and which e-card you like best. All proceeds benefit the 5,000+ animals that come through our doors ever year.

https://www.classy.org/give/405622/#!/donation/checkout

Whether they take care of humans or animals, make mom feel extra special today by sending her a Lawrence Humane e-card! ...
05/08/2022

Whether they take care of humans or animals, make mom feel extra special today by sending her a Lawrence Humane e-card! Choose any donation amount and which e-card you like best. All proceeds benefit the 5,000+ animals that come through our doors ever year. Find the link in our bio!

Lucille was out racking up some Paw Valley Challenge miles walking the grounds of the Lied Center of Kansas - Performing...
05/07/2022

Lucille was out racking up some Paw Valley Challenge miles walking the grounds of the Lied Center of Kansas - Performing Arts Center today! While there, she met a few avian friends including this Jayhawk AND a goose persistently guarding a nest.

Lucille is back at Lawrence Humane now and there's still a couple hours left to meet her today. Stop by and tell an Adoption Counselor you want to see Lucille!

If you’re headed to the shelter today, you’ll encounter traffic for the Lawrence Swap Meet at the Douglas County Fairgro...
05/07/2022

If you’re headed to the shelter today, you’ll encounter traffic for the Lawrence Swap Meet at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on your way. We still have road construction on 19th St so you’ll need to use the detour just adjacent to 19th St on Harper that cuts through the northern edge of the fairgrounds. Let the traffic attendant at the entrance know you’re headed to Lawrence Humane and you’ll be able to pass through.

Please don’t let the traffic deter you from visiting the shelter today! We’d love to see you!

Whether they take care of humans or animals, make the moms in your life feel extra special by choosing a gift that will ...
05/06/2022

Whether they take care of humans or animals, make the moms in your life feel extra special by choosing a gift that will make a difference for animals right here in Douglas County with our Lawrence Humane e-cards! Choose any donation amount you'd like + pick one of four adorable e-cards to send to mom 💌

https://www.classy.org/give/405622/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=social1

05/06/2022
Adopt Piggy!

Everybody loves adoptable Piggy & you will too 💕

Adoptable Lucille continues to log her daily miles for Paw Valley! So far, so good...even with all the rain 🙄 She told u...
05/05/2022

Adoptable Lucille continues to log her daily miles for Paw Valley! So far, so good...even with all the rain 🙄 She told us during our walk she's a huge Jayhawk fan and even though it's been a month, she's still smiling from winning the national championship ❤️💙 Lucille is hoping to find a Jayhawk loving family to call her own - is it you?!
#RockChalk

Woke up this morning feelin' sassy 😜This is adoptable Brenden - check out all our available animals on our website!
05/05/2022

Woke up this morning feelin' sassy 😜

This is adoptable Brenden - check out all our available animals on our website!

Nala came to the shelter with a huge litter of kids in tow. Now that the pups have moved on to new homes, she's starting...
05/04/2022

Nala came to the shelter with a huge litter of kids in tow. Now that the pups have moved on to new homes, she's starting to put weight on and show us who she is outside of just being a mom. She's living for herself now and during her photography session, she showed that she likes working for food and gravitates to creatures comforts like a soft fuzzy bed. She's smart and clever and knows several behaviors on cue, making her a fun and easy pup to have around!

Interested in learning more about Nala? Come to shelter any day of the week from noon to 5pm OR email [email protected] for more info.

Omg Mother's Day is on Sunday 🙀 What on EARTH do you get for a gift?! We have a 💡 grand idea 💡 - send the moms in your l...
05/04/2022

Omg Mother's Day is on Sunday 🙀 What on EARTH do you get for a gift?! We have a 💡 grand idea 💡 - send the moms in your life a Lawrence Humane Mother's Day E-Card!

1. Choose any donation amount
2. Pick which e-card you like best
3. Write a sweet note expressing how much you love them
4. Enter an email address
5. Be on your merry way knowing you made a difference for animals right here in Douglas County!

Get started here ➡️ https://give.classy.org/LHSmothersday

It's day 4 of Paw Valley and adoptable Lucille decided to explore the Rock Chalk trails on the west side of town! Lawren...
05/04/2022

It's day 4 of Paw Valley and adoptable Lucille decided to explore the Rock Chalk trails on the west side of town! Lawrence is full of lovely places to walk, run, or bike. What's your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

We are HERE for aaaalllllll the rainbows and groovy vibes on this year's Paw Valley Challenge t-shirt! 😎🌈✌️Sign up today...
04/26/2022
Paw Valley Challenge 2022

We are HERE for aaaalllllll the rainbows and groovy vibes on this year's Paw Valley Challenge t-shirt! 😎🌈✌️

Sign up today at the link in the comments below and choose the "registration + t-shirt" option. Walk, run, or bike however many miles you'd like during the month of May and raise money for Douglas County's one and only animal shelter. Paw Valley starts on Sunday and we can't wait for you to join us!

A month-long virtual event that encourages frequent exercise and getting outside with your animals!

Have you signed up for the Paw Valley Challenge? Paw Valley is a month-long challenge where you can walk, run, or bike h...
04/26/2022

Have you signed up for the Paw Valley Challenge? Paw Valley is a month-long challenge where you can walk, run, or bike however many miles you'd like.
Registration is $30 or $40 if you'd like a t-shirt. This virtual event runs from May 1-May 31 and you can be located anywhere in the world! Track miles using the app or sync the platform to a fitness tracking device. Battle to the top of leaderboards, post fun photos to the Paw Valley scrapbook, and help raise money for Douglas County's only animal shelter!

All funds benefits the 5,000+ animals cared for here at Lawrence Humane every year. You can sign up here: https://www.charityfootprints.com/pawvalley/ Can't wait for you to join!

04/25/2022

Have you signed up for the Paw Valley Challenge yet? Paw Valley is a month-long challenge where you can walk, run, or bike however many miles you'd like.

Registration is $30 or $40 if you'd like a t-shirt. The virtual event runs from May 1-May 31 and you can be located anywhere in the world! Track miles using the app, or sync the platform to Strava or a fitness tracking device. Battle to the top of leaderboards, post fun photos to the Paw Valley scrapbook, and help raise money for Douglas County's only animal shelter!

All funds benefits the 5,000+ animals cared for here at Lawrence Humane every year. You can sign up here: https://www.charityfootprints.com/pawvalley/ Can't wait for you to join!

During the month Billy Jean has been with her foster family, she's been a VERY good girl.  Her favorite thing in the wor...
04/25/2022

During the month Billy Jean has been with her foster family, she's been a VERY good girl.

Her favorite thing in the world is going for a car ride but gosh, snuggling up with the small humans to watch TV is a close second. She also enjoys quiet time with a delicious peanut butter Kong and all the chew toys are the best ones! She has learned super good manners such as sitting and waiting for her food, waiting patiently at the door for her leash. She picks up new tricks very quickly and you can tell she's a smart cookie who is very willing to learn!

Billy Jean has a lot of energy packed in a sweet little doggy body. We are so thankful to our foster families who help work through behaviors and offer lots of patience and love to these animals who simply need some structure and training. Billy Jean is available for adoption and would love to be part of your family! Please email [email protected] to schedule a time to meet her!

We had the best time today hosting another vaccine clinic for the pets of Just Food shoppers! We ended up vaccinating 86...
04/25/2022

We had the best time today hosting another vaccine clinic for the pets of Just Food shoppers! We ended up vaccinating 86 animals from 48 households. We are immensely grateful to our friends at Hill’s Pet Nutrition for sponsoring this clinic. And not only did they sponsor it, but Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn, Chief Veterinary Officer at Hill’s, was our veterinarian today! AND awesome Hill’s volunteers passed out complimentary Science Diet treats to all the dogs and cats! What a truly fantastic day!

Cock-a-doodle-doo, friends! Butch and Sundance are here to announce in their loudest crows that Lawrence Humane’s annual...
04/23/2022

Cock-a-doodle-doo, friends! Butch and Sundance are here to announce in their loudest crows that Lawrence Humane’s annual Paw Valley Challenge starts May 1 and registrations are OPEN! Here’s a few things to know:
🐓 Paw Valley runs May 1-31 and during that time you can walk, run, bike, or move any way you like!
🐓 Track your steps through the CharityFootprints app, through your existing tracking devices, or manually on the Paw Valley website.
🐓 Compete as an individual or start or join a team! If you’re wanting a team to join, Sugar, the Community Resource Cat has a team that welcomes all! (Team name: Sugar Cubes)
🐓 Since it’s virtual, you can participate from anywhere in the world! You don’t have to live in Lawrence, or even Kansas for that matter.
🐓 By participating, you’ll be supporting Douglas County’s only animal shelter and the over 5,000 animals that we serve every year…like Butch and Sundance!

Just go to https://www.charityfootprints.com/pawvalley/eventdetails and sign up! It’s super easy and we will be ever so grateful! (But more importantly, Butch and Sundance will love you forever ❤️)

We had a great time tonight at the Lied Center of Kansas - Performing Arts Center for the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater To...
04/23/2022

We had a great time tonight at the Lied Center of Kansas - Performing Arts Center for the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Tour! Thank you so much for partnering with us and letting us show off some of our babies looking for their forever homes tonight. The pups, Hank & Abby, loved meeting everyone before the show! In true feline fashion, the two orange kittens that came along haven’t spoke to us since we put them back in their kennel since they had to be so social this evening 😉

Meet the members of the "Ready For A Home" club! These sweet baby angels have been in the shelter for over a month (some...
04/22/2022

Meet the members of the "Ready For A Home" club! These sweet baby angels have been in the shelter for over a month (some longer) and are super ready to find their forever homes. If you have any questions about the animals on this post, please email [email protected]. We are open for adoptions every day from noon to 5pm!

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1805 E 19th St
Lawrence, KS
66046

General information

Adoptions and Pet Resource Center Hours: 11:30am to 6:00pm Daily Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic: By Appointment Only -- please contact 785-371-0473 for information

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm

Telephone

+17858436835

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Saving the lives of pets for almost 70 years

In the 1940s, Norma Campschrader had a home, love for animals, and the passion to make a difference. With Ms. Campschrader's commitment and vision, the seeds for the organization that would become the Lawrence Humane Society were planted. The organization had humble beginnings. A small house on Indiana Street, staffed by good Samaritans, served as the first shelter facility. Local police brought lost and homeless animals to the makeshift shelter, where volunteers provided care and found new homes for the animals entering the facility's doors. The idea was simple -- the need great. On March 26, 1951, the organization -- then, the Douglas County Humane Society, Inc. -- was chartered, and four acres of land at the shelter's current location on East 19th Street were purchased. Seven years later, the first shelter building was erected. While much has changed since 1951, the underlying values that sparked Ms. Campschrader's desire to make a difference -- passion and love for animals -- have not. Today, the Lawrence Humane Society operates an 18,000-square-foot facility that provides shelter and care to more than 4,000 animals every year and serves Lawrence, Douglas County, and several surrounding communities.

We are committed to placing 100% of adoptable animals into new homes, and have robust medical and behavior programs aimed at providing the animals who enter our care with the resources they need to be happy, healthy, and, ultimately, find new homes.

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Don’t miss a night of family fun on Friday, April 22, 7pm at the Lied Center! Popovich Comedy Pet Theater features circus sensation Gregory Popovich and his extraordinary performing pets rescued from animal shelters. Before the show, the Lawrence Humane Society will have some adorable friends in the lobby! 🐶🐱 Get tickets at lied.ku.edu.
✳️✳️SAFE-Thanks to Lawrence Humane Society✳️✳️ Impending birth on death row… 🆘❌A144223-RESCUE PULL❌🆘 This very pregnant mother is in the shelter and fears for her life as well as her unborn. Unfortunately, the shelter is very scary and at times will throw lives brought there into a panic. This expecting mother is no different and she sets stressed when she should be nesting. Her life and unborn kittens are on the line and she’s in need of help before she’s lost from this world forever. ———————————————————————- ★WICHITA ANIMAL SHELTER★ Address: 3303 N Hillside Wichita, KS Phone: (316) 524-9196 ext 207 Email: [email protected] (RESCUES ONLY FOR EMAILS) 🚨RESCUE PULL ONLY🚨 Rescues may contact the Khs rescue coordinator at [email protected] Rescues please message us for 911 email to pull from euthanasia and with any questions and may be able to assist and direct you accordingly. Out of State Rescues are welcome you will need to fill out a KHS agreement, have a valid state license and 501c3. Please also have transportation options to assist as well because we are a small organization of volunteers and at times have limited options. 🚨Foster to Adopt🚨 Many rescues allow foster to adopt on RESCUE PULL ONLY cats but need an approved application and we have to follow state guidelines that are enforced by the Kansas Board of Agriculture. This includes applicants animals being up to date on vaccinations and altered. **Fosters/Adopters reach out to a rescue you are affiliated with ASAP or send us an application to a rescue and contact them to see if they will allow these guidelines. We can also put you in touch with many rescues who will assist and help with foster to adopts. We have list of many rescues who would be willing to assist or are needing fosters to assist. If you are not in the Wichita vicinity we will put you in touch with the closest rescue who will assist at this shelter. ***these cats are not in our care and currently in the possession of the Wichita Animal Shelter. We are a group of rescue volunteers trying to network and expose these lives at risk to help get them to safety. We are not affiliated with the Wichita Animal Shelter and are allowed to evaluate these cats in need to help find them placement. We do this as a courtesy for the cats, the public and humanity.
Leonidas is a registered therapy dog who regularly attends Behavioral Health Court in Douglas County District Court. He has become a good pal to all Court Security deputies. The Sheriff’s Office is grateful for its partnership and work with the Lawrence Humane Society and its staff on animal-welfare calls in the county. Thanks to Katie Barnett, animal welfare counsel at the Lawrence Humane Society, and her husband Anthony Barnett for this sweet photo.
Our two dogs did not come home west of Lone Star lake in DG CO. If you've spotted them please call me at 785-766-8744.
Please vote for my puppy dog Billy. Every vote helps the Lawrence Humane Society.
We're on our final days of the Lawrence Humane Society donation drive! 🐶🐈🐾 Bring in a donation for the Lawrence Humane Society through April 13 and receive 50% off ANY SIZE SMOOTHIE! #smoothieking #smoothiekinglawrence #lawrencehumanesociety #ruletheday
I picked up Jewel on Thursday, she is adapting so well. She has her fur ever home.
Perks of the job 🤗🐶. This handsome dude is Macbeth. I had the pleasure of hanging with him during a client meeting with Lawrence Humane Society this week. He is ready to make his way home with a lucky family! That could be you, ya know. You can check out his adoption profile in our bio. Also, give this post a share so we can spread the good word! We will be sharing more info about available animals from our client shelters, which include Kansas Humane Society, Lawrence Humane Society, KC Pet Project, Great Plains SPCA, Warrensburg Animal Rescue - WAR, Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, and KCK Animal Services. How lucky are we to work with so many amazing clients, each doing such incredible work in our communities!?
Get ready for cuteness overload at Popovich Comedy Pet Theater not only during the show, but before as well! 🐱❤️🐶 Our friends from the Lawrence Humane Society will be here with adoptable pets. The show features Gregory Popovich, Ukrainian born entertainer, and his extraordinary performing pets, adopted from animal shelters. Don’t miss the fun on Friday, April 22, 7pm! Learn more at lied.ku.edu.
Not sure if anyone remember Dawn, but we rescued her 7 years ago today after being adopted and returned a few times. She is a glorious 13 years old now and is a big sister to a 5 year old cat and 4 year old human. She is still her spunky ornery self but her shenanigans have calmed down over the last few months. We have a feeling her time is coming soon, but she continues to enjoy long naps on the couch and lots of belly rubs for now!
Lost dog! Reward will be given. Layla got out about 130 yesterday after noon. She’s black white chest with brindle paws. She’s roughly 5 years old. Has a bright orange collar. She’s an ESA. Iffy on men. She’s my baby please help me get her back home!
First State Bank & Trust is proud to partner with the Lawrence Humane Society's Pets of the Week! This week meet Princess and Gladioulus! See photos for more details. You can also support the Lawrence Humane Society when you use our exclusive LHS debit card. Skip the PIN at checkout and run as a "credit" transaction and we will donate to LHS. Total donated to date is $63,932! To find out more go to https://www.firststateks.com/Account-Services