You Can Give the Gift of a Second Chance to a Pet in Need

Lawrence Humane Society supporters change and save the lives of thousands of lost, abandoned and abused animals in our community every year. Your generous gift will go to provide a second chance at the homes, health and happiness these precious pets deserve.

Lawrence Humane Society

Leaving a Lasting Legacy...

The Lawrence Humane Society works tirelessly to provide shelter, medical care, and advocacy for animals in need. When you donate to the Lawrence Humane Society, you are providing a life-saving and life-changing gift to an furry friends in need.

We are so happy to honor our supporters, who have gone above and beyond opening their hearts and wallets to ensure every animals in Douglas County receives the homes, health and happiness they deserve.

Legacy Society

Lawrence Humane Legacy Society members have graciously included our shelter in their estate planning! These gifts go directly into the LHS Endowment fund.

Howl of Fame

Our Howl of Fame inductees amazingly have more than $100,000 in generous lifetime giving to the Lawrence Humane Society!

Humane Heroes

The 2019 Humane Heroes made overwhelming contributions of at least $10,000 to the Lawrence Humane Society over the course of the year!

If you’re ready to leave your mark changing and saving the lives of local animals for generations to come ― contact us and ask about joining the Lawrence Humane Legacy Society.


You can donate most vehicles, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. Donated vehicles do not have to be in running condition. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage, depending on condition.
Yes! The Lawrence Humane Society is a non-profit organization, and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.
To donate your vehicle, the title to your car must be in your name. Vehicles for Charity will also need information about where your car is located and the condition of your car to assist in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.
A towing company organized through Vehicles for Charity will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. At the time of pick-up, you will need to provide the driver with keys to the vehicle and your signed title.

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction, unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500, you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C with your tax returns.

Vehicles for charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.


Save Lives While Shopping!

The Lawrence Humane Society seeks in-kind donations of new and gently used supplies and products to care for our animals. Items can be dropped off daily, from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm, at our shelter.


Donations of many of most needed items can be conveniently purchased from our Amazon Holiday Wish List and shipped directly to LHS! Please remember to include your name and address in the gift note so that we can thank you!


The below list includes key items that we are currently in need of to help the animals in our care. For questions about donating items, please call (785) 856-0163.



The Lawrence Humane Society is grateful to Hill’s Pet Nutrition for providing food for the homeless pets in our care. We do accept donations of pet food, which are distributed to community members in need in an effort to help keep pets in their homes.

Contributions to the Lawrence Humane Society are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For more information, please contact Nethra Jayaraman at or (785) 856-0163.

Other Ways to Give

Your support makes a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

Sign up for a the exclusive Lawrence Humane Society Debit Card at First State Bank & Trust and every time you use the credit option instead of entering your PIN, a donation will be made to the shelter.

To get your card call 800-463-7782 or stop by any First State Bank & Trust location. You can find out more information by clicking here.

Raise money for homeless pets every time you shop at Dillons! If you’re a Dillons customer with a Plus Shopper Card, register in the Community Rewards Program to start helping shelter pets today!

How to Enroll:
1. If you do not have a Plus Shopper Card, obtain yours at any Dillons Customer Service Desk
2. Visit the Dillons Community Rewards website
3. Sign in OR create an account
4. Click on “Enroll Now”
5. Enter our 5-digit code, 23035, and search
6. Select “Lawrence Humane Society” and click on “Enroll”

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on When you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Select the Lawrence Humane Society has your charitable organization and help shelter pets with every click.

Shop at Checkers and help homeless pets at the same time! Visit Checkers Customer Service to sign up for your Xtra Rewards Card and select the Lawrence Humane Society as your charity. 1% of your valid grocery purchases will be donated to help pets in need!

Don’t just take your dog for a walk…take your Walk for a Dog! Go to or visit your smartphone’s app store, download the app, and select the Lawrence Humane Society to support local pets in need every time you walk your dog.


Lawrence Humane Society Donors are Part of the LHS Family.

The Lawrence Humane Society, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 organization. Federal ID Number: 48-0641821. As a locally funded nonprofit organization, contributions to the Lawrence Humane Society strengthen our ability to provide shelter, veterinary treatment, and hope to abused, neglected, and homeless animals. Our supporters are animal lovers, adopters, and advocates who believe in our efforts to save as many animals as possible through medical rehabilitation and placement.

Donor Privacy

All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, addresses and telephone numbers, the names of their beneficiaries, the amount of their gift, etc., shall be kept strictly confidential by the Lawrence Humane Society, its staff and volunteers, unless permission is obtained from donors to release such information.

The organization also assures donors that their names and addresses will not be shared with any third party unless permission has been granted. For those who do not wish to be included on a mailing list that might be sold, rented or leased to other organizations, donors should contact the organization to have their names removed.

If you have comments or questions about the Lawrence Humane Society’s donor privacy policy, please email or call (785) 843-6835.


Adoptions Update

Video Matchmaking Appointments Until We’re Past COVID-19 Threat

  • Anyone interested in adopting a dog can sign up for a matchmaking appointment. Appointments can be made on the Best Friend Finder Page.
  • The matchmaking adoption counseling appointments will be held via video conferencing. One of our trained adoption counselors will match you with a recommended dog fitting your wants and needs.
  • Shelter staff will then coordinate a time and place for you to pick up your new pet from its current foster parent.
  • All recommendations from health officials for social distancing will be observed during the scheduled pet pickups.
  • This is for dogs only. We are currently developing a strategy for cat adoptions.