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Humane society voted best in state

The Lawrence Humane Society was named the best shelter in Kansas.

December 26, 2009

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Online voters have chosen the Lawrence Humane Society as the best in Kansas, earning the shelter a $1,000 grant.

The Web site theanimalrescuesite.com gives away more than $100,000 annually to shelters that garner the most online votes, said Midge Grinstead, the shelter’s director.

She said she was pleased the shelter won “bragging rights” by placing first in the statewide competition.

The money will go into the shelter’s general fund, Grinstead said. As with other nonprofits, she said, the shelter is experiencing a downturn in funds with the slumping economy.

Comments

Rusty Thomas 4 years, 11 months ago

Our Humane Society is awesome! Midge and her staff do a great job with limited funds. The "tenants" are well-treated although space is tight. They can always use old towels and blankets, paper towels and clay cat litter. And, a little "cash" if one can afford to do that. Congrats on the prize.

eramazon 4 years, 11 months ago

that's wonderful! congratulations, and thank you for being so committed to protecting those creatures that can't protect themselves. with this brutal weather, i am so grateful that you're there keeping them safe and warm. merry christmas!

tomatogrower 4 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations, and keep up the good work.

fascinating_person 4 years, 11 months ago

This is great to hear! Congrats to the Humane Society.

postfactumproductions 4 years, 11 months ago

I thank the Lawrence humane society for just existing... I got my cat, Pearl, there almost eight and a half years ago. And my dog, Sasha, there about three and a half years ago. Without them...my life would not be complete.

Escapee 4 years, 11 months ago

Great news! But no surprise.... Midge and staff, Congratulations!!!!

lmb 4 years, 11 months ago

Lawrence isn't a no kill shelter.

But they do a great job--one of the few organizations I squeeze and make room to contribute to.

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