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 […]

Animal Shelter Introduces Social Distancing Adoptions

Video matchmaking appointments utilized for the health of the animals, staff and community   Lawrence, KS March 28, 2020:  Residents, businesses and non-profits in Douglas County continue to work to adjust to the current realities of COVID-19. The Lawrence Humane Society (LHS) is implementing a temporary adoption process incorporating social distancing and video conferencing for […]

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 […]

Meeting the Needs of Our Animals During COVID-19

A letter from the Lawrence Humane Society Executive Director From the entire team at the Lawrence Humane Society, we hope you are staying safe and healthy in this time of great uncertainty. It’s refreshing to walk through the shelter and watch the innocence on display as our amazing pets play, eat, nap and go about their […]

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 […]

Grace the Go-Getter

The Lawrence community is fortunate to have so many talented and wonderful people who donate their time, energy, money, and much more. One particular member of our community stands out – this wonderful young woman, Grace.Instead of gifts for her birthday, this spunky 9-year-old asked all her friends for donations to the Lawrence Humane Society! […]

10 Questions with the New Lawrence Humane Society Executive Director

LAWRENCE, KAN. – December 9th, 2019 — The Lawrence Humane Society’s new Executive Director sits down and answers the Top 10 Questions supporters of the LHS have been dying to know. Shannon Wells was announced as the new leader of the shelter on November 21st. She will take over the Executive Director duties on January 2nd. […]

Shannon Wells to Lead the Lawrence Humane Society as New Executive Director

Formerly of KC Pet Project, Shannon Wells will Begin as LHS Executive Director in January 2020 LAWRENCE, KAN. – November 21st, 2019 — The Lawrence Humane Society (“LHS”) announced the hire of Shannon Wells as Executive Director. Ms. Wells will assume her leadership role on January 2, 2020. Ms. Wells most recently served in leadership […]