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Lawrence Humane Society waiving adoption fee Saturday

May 31, 2013

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The Lawrence Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for cats and dogs Saturday.

Staff at the Humane Society decided to waive fees from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in order to clear out the shelter to prepare for its participation in the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100k challenge, a pet-adoption contest that ends Aug. 31. Fifty humane societies nationwide are competing, and the Lawrence shelter has the goal to adopt out 1,500 animals this summer.

More than 100 cats and dogs will be available Saturday at the humane society, 1805 E. 19th St. All animals will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

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ljreader 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I hope that little 13 yr old dog, Trigger, found a home.

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Leslie Swearingen 10 months, 3 weeks ago

And remember, that animals, no matter the species or breed, can get into trouble when they are allowed to roam on their own.

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irvan moore 10 months, 3 weeks ago

we've gotten our doggies from the humane society for years, great additions to our family and the people at the humane society treated us well, and cheezit, the humane society didn't pick up your cat, they cared for it after Animal Control picked it up, i'd be saying thank you, not blaming them

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Tomato 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Several years ago, we adopted a kitten from the Lawrence Humane Society. We filled out the application and were treated by the employees like we were running a dog-fighting ring and were looking to steal kittens as cheap food. After about two weeks, they finally deigned to approve us.

Unfortunately, our little kitten was plagued with problems that our vet explained was likely due to overcrowding. Indeed, when they pulled her from her cage at the Humane Society, she was covered in feces because there was no room for the animals to move or clean themselves. It's a shame she spent two extra weeks in that filth - she might have had a chance if we'd been able to take her home sooner.

She had a variety of parasites and communicable illnesses - including the one that proved fatal about a month after we brought her home (she had FIP - which commonly spreads in overcrowded shelter environments).

We chose not to adopt from the Humane Society ever again.

I've been in there since the new management took over to drop off donations, and the staff has been friendlier and the place looks and smells much cleaner. It's clear that the new management makes every effort to avoid the horrible conditions of the past and appears to actually want people to come and adopt animals. The shelter has done a total 180 for the better since the previous manager was let go.

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Leslie Swearingen 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I have a cat, and my daughter has a dog that was adopted from the shelter. The employees are wonderful and I suspect the work is never ending in behalf of the animals.

Before you ever get an animal you should make a plan as to what will happen to that animal if you ever need to release it from your care. Be aware that this is a lifetime commitment to a living creature who needs love and security just as you do.

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kansas_cynic 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Have gotten several animals from here over the years. But the way they treated Midge and the policies now in place means I will never again support them.

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elliottaw 10 months, 3 weeks ago

That sounds like a good idea but how many people will just get them because they are free and not take care of them

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