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Scruffy’ Lawrence rescue dog represents state in national project
March 10, 2014
Really scruffy looking. Pretty adorable. A little emotional baggage. Age unknown. Likes to hang out in the laundry basket. That’s Lawrence resident Jenna Lyons’ dog, Tilly, representing Kansas in a Purina-sponsored documentary project called “Why We Rescue.” By Sara Shepherd
Escaped horses found shot to death near county road
February 6, 2014
A Douglas County man says he’s upset after learning someone shot and killed a pair of old horses he kept on his property before he knew they’d gotten loose. The horses apparently had been wandering around East 250 Road south of Stull for several days before being found this week, both dead. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence residents intend to keep pets indoors during severe winter weather
January 4, 2014
Most of the state is expected to experience a frigid mix of sub-zero temperatures and wind gusts of up to 25 mph Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. As Lawrence residents prepare themselves for this “Arctic outbreak,” they are urged not to forget their four-legged family members. “They can get Hypothermia, frostbite, the same things we are at risk for, no matter what breed they are,” said Wendy Rawley, a veterinarian technician at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital. “With the cold weather we’re going to have the next two or three days, dogs should not be left outside or unattended.” By Nikki Wentling
Dog food from the heart
Picky dog leads to business opportunity for Lawrence couple
November 28, 2013
Rex Rexroad is a finicky eater. His owners, Angie and Gary Rexroad, are glad he is. The Lawrence couple eventually found a food that works for their dog, and now use a similar formulation for their own dog food company.
State senator’s comment on animal shelters draws response
November 19, 2013
A state senator on Tuesday said animal shelters make money off dogs that are confiscated from breeders that are shut down by the state. By Scott Rothschild
Annual Pooch Plunge set for Tuesday
August 27, 2013
The 11th annual Pooch Plunge is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Outdoor Aquatic Center, at 727 Kentucky St. The cost is $5 per dog.
Special-needs pets become special to owners
February 25, 2013
Lawrence residents who own pets with disabilities say their animals are worth the extra TLC. Most of the time, their special-needs dogs and cats don’t seem to notice they’re any different from other pets. By Sara Shepherd
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. By Meagan Thomas
Trippy catnip documentary nabs spot at Sundance Film Festival
December 13, 2012
A Lawrence native’s 7-minute, 1970s-classroom-documentary-style film — featuring narration of catnip research, pans of newspaper articles about it, psychedelic music and scads of wild-eyed, crazy-acting cats — was selected for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. By Sara Shepherd.
Alpacas achieve local celebrity
December 3, 2012
Bob and Claudia Hey, Baldwin City, raise alpacas at their farm, Ad Astra Alpacas farm. Looking like a cross between a llama and a sheep, the alpacas are raised for their wool — and as local celebrities of sorts. By Jenna Stanbrough
Wichita’s Black Dog Club created to fight adoption bias
November 22, 2012
A girl in Wichita recently launched the Black Dog Club at her middle school in an effort to raise awareness about a bias against black animals that often keeps them in shelters longer than their lighter-colored counterparts.
Pets look to connect
After living a long time at shelter, animals can forget how to be companions
October 8, 2012
In the long rows of dog kennels at the Lawrence Humane Society, T-Bone isn’t especially eye-catching. He’s not very large or very small — he’s medium-sized. His coat isn’t fluffy or spotted — it’s short and all black. He’s not tough-looking — he’s a Labrador-chow chow mix whose tail can’t seem to decide if it wants to be straight or curly. But T-Bone’s biggest problem is one that, for many dogs, seems to get worse the longer they stay there.
Urban chickens: Residents take advantage of ordinance allowing hens in city
September 17, 2012
The welcoming committee at Meryl Carver-Allmond’s east Lawrence house is nine-strong, energetic, inquisitive and all aflutter. There’s Tori, Bonnie, Gladys, Joni and a handful of younger ladies (well, one’s gender is questionable). While Carver-Allmond is at work, they sometimes bicker, but they pitch in on groceries (albeit only one category) and help a little around the yard (if pooping in it counts).
Wild horse and burro sale connects residents with ‘living legends’
August 24, 2012
Crews from the Oklahoma field office of the Bureau of Land Management travel all over the Midwest hosting wild mustang and burro adoption events like the one that will take place at the community arena of the Douglas County Fairgrounds today and Saturday.
Remnant Rehab: Cat toy encourages playtime
July 23, 2012
As we talked about the issue of overweight pets, which is the topic of our Go! cover story, I wondered how a cat owner could entice their cat to be more active.

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