Archive for Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lawrence Humane Society takes in dogs from breeder

December 11, 2008


The Lawrence Humane Society has nearly a dozen adult dogs that the state rescued last week from a southeast Kansas breeder.

Animal welfare director Jeaneen Hercha said the Lawrence shelter received the smaller dogs last Friday.

The Lawrence shelter initially took in about two dozen more of the dogs, but the state placed those animals in other shelters. Hercha said it would be a couple of weeks before staff members add the remaining dogs to an adoption waiting list. They still must be groomed, fed better and tested for heart worms.

The Kansas Animal Health Department placed nearly 100 of the dogs at facilities across the state after the breeder could not sell them.

Debra Duncan, director of the state’s animal facilities inspection program, said the economy appears to be affecting several smaller-size Kansas breeders and their operations.


Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 9 years, 3 months ago

God Bless you for all that you do for animals. Thank you, Lynn

weegee 9 years, 3 months ago

I just wish that the Lawrence Humane Society knew something about customer service. I recently took a stray kitten to the Shelter, and I can honestly say that I have NEVER been treated so rudely in all my life. I understand that they have a very stressful and (at times) thankless job, but there is no excuse to take it out on someone who is trying to help.

yellowhouse 9 years, 3 months ago

We got our dog from the Lawrence Humane society. Wonderful dog that has been a great companion for over a year now.

Jim Phillips 9 years, 3 months ago

The Humane Society does a great job with the few resources they have. Midge is a tremendous asset and will be irreplacable. The shelter has a wish list for donated supplies for Christmas and cash is always needed. You might want to consider the shelter if you are looking to donate this year. And before you ask, yes I do have an association with the Lawrence Humane Society.

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