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! […]

Meet our new social worker!

Meet Maddie Lockett – Lawrence Humane’s Social Worker! Maddie lives in Lawrence with her wonderful partner of eight years, and they have one fur baby named Kelly. Outside of work, Maddie enjoys bullet journaling, crocheting, reading, and watching movies/TV shows. She’s currently making her way down nostalgia lane by watching all the Harry Potter movies! Maddie’s […]

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 […]

Meet our new board chair!

Meet John Hanley – Lawrence Humane’s new board chair! John lives in Lawrence with his wife of 17 years, Amy Hanley, who serves as a district court judge for Douglas County and his three cats, which we will meet in just a moment! John spends his days working as the chief marketing officer for Equity […]

Lawrence Humane is officially a Mightycat Partner!

The Lawrence Humane Society is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen by the Orphan Kitten Club to be a Mightycat Partner organization, and have been awarded a $17,850 Mightycat Program Grant! Orphan Kitten Club’s (OKC) mission is to end the killing of neonatal kittens and give every kitten a chance at a full […]

How to help reunite lost pets in Lawrence using “Petco Love Lost” database

On April 23rd, National Lost Dog and Cat Awareness Day, Lawrence Humane Society is proudly joining forces with Petco Love, formerly known as the Petco Foundation, a national non-profit working to lead and inspire change for animals, and animal welfare groups across the country, on a shared mission to help reunite lost pets with their […]

Saving lives in Douglas County for over 70 years

Let’s transport back in time to 1881. The United States encounters three different presidents in one calendar year, the American Red Cross is established, Kansas becomes the first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages, and stray animals are a nuisance to Marshal Pretince here in Lawrence, Kansas. Under an advertisement for fruit cake, macaroons, and […]

How A Microchip Brought A Wandering Pup Back Home

Our in-house counsel, Katie Barnett, was driving home from running errands. In the middle of the dusty country road, a tiny lil’ black and white pup was trotting around, clearly lost. Katie pulled off to the side and the sweet girl sprinted right into her arms. In the midst of many kisses, Katie realized there […]