Archive for Monday, January 21, 2013

Lawrence Humane Society seeking temporary housing for up to 60 dogs

January 21, 2013


The Lawrence Humane Society will be undergoing kennel repairs in February and is in need of temporary housing for up to 60 dogs. The animal shelter will provide free pet food, supplies and veterinary care for the fostered animals, along with foster care orientation workshops.

Foster volunteers are required by the Kansas Department of Agriculture to register and pay a $10 license fee. The humane society will also limit its dog intake for February to stray dogs only in order to help manage the shelter population while the kennels are fixed.

Free foster care orientations will be conducted at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St., at:

• 5 p.m. Thursday in Building 1;

• 1 p.m. Saturday in Building 2;

• 5 p.m. Jan. 31 in Building 1;

• 1 p.m. Feb. 2 in Building 1.

For more information or to schedule an alternative orientation date, send email to or call 785-843-6835.


LadyJ 1 year, 2 months ago

Another memory from my youth in Lawrence. The Humane Society use to have a large cage by the front door were people could leave an animal 24 hrs a day. Many people would wait until they closed and then leave them in the cage.


LWbored 1 year, 2 months ago

Be thankful we have such a large shelter and they do such a great job with our city's pet population. When is the last time you saw a wild group of dogs in your neighborhood or had to worry about Rabies? The wonderful staff at the Humane Society will find a solution for any animals that need shelter in February. They work with the community everyday and can handle this... don't insult them or doubt how much they care about animals.


reality_check79 1 year, 2 months ago

Pet owners need to be charged for giving up the dog!!! "Landlord won't let us keep it", "got bigger than we thought", "I'm moving", and these idiots let foreign exchange students adopt dogs!!! What happens when the leave?? They leave them alone until someone finds it!!! When you own a pet you need to understand the responsibility of owning a pet!!!


LogicMan 1 year, 2 months ago

Even better would be for folk to fully adopt these dogs. Waived or reduced fee?


FlintlockRifle 1 year, 2 months ago

Do you pick and choose or does the shelder just pass one on to you??? You could wind up with ole SPIKE-----


DillonBarnes 1 year, 2 months ago

How long? For the entire month of February?


sustainabilitysister 1 year, 2 months ago

Unfortunately a large majority of individuals that are in desperate situations will not be informed of the shelter not being an option for them. They won't go to KC or Topeka. They will try one humane option only and find that option closed to them. Euthanasia is an unfortunate thing but we don't live in an idealist world yet when it comes to pet overpopulation. The Lawrence Humane Society is not a no-kill shelter and nor should it be. No-kill shelters do in fact "kill" and their doors are usually closed to incoming animals because they are at capacity. They do help with the cause but are only helpful if in close proximity to a traditional shelter that has open doors to all which minimizes cruel and inhumane acts towards companion animals.


Deb Stavin 1 year, 2 months ago

FYI: There are shelters in Kansas City and Topeka.


sustainabilitysister 1 year, 2 months ago

"The humane society will also limit its dog intake for February to stray dogs only in order to help manage the shelter population while the kennels are fixed." This policy defeats one of the main purposes of having a humane society. That purpose is to give people a humane option when they are in a position where they cannot keep a companion animal anymore. This decision will lead to people committing inhumane acts with their "pets". Doors should always be open to incoming companion animals whether they be stray or owner released in order to minimize cruelty and neglect in our county. This is disappointing.


make_a_difference 1 year, 2 months ago

The Kansas Department of Agriculture charges the $10 fee, not the Humane Society. Typically when a person fosters an animal, the cost of regular maintence is part of that choice to foster.

The Shelter offering to provide that helps people willing to give of their time & homes.


Cindy Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago

so much for free if you charge a registration fee of $10.00 !


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