Pets

Kansas State veterinary school helps out at Lawrence Humane Society with mobile surgery unit
06:26 p.m., May 13, 2015 Updated 10:37 p.m.
Fourth-year Kansas State veterinary student Shelby Mangus neutered a pug-mix on Monday at Topeka’s Humane Society. On Tuesday the dog was adopted. “It really feels great to be helping out,” said Mangus, an aspiring small-animal veterinarian.
Critter Buzz: How to help your fat, furry friend shed some pounds
April 18, 2015
Giving those extra tasty morsels to your pet may seem like an act of kindness, but is it? Those extra pounds that seem to make your pet more snuggly may be more damaging to his or her health than you think
Critter Buzz: 7 essential and lifesaving reasons to spay and neuter your pet
March 21, 2015
Spring is coming and the kittens or puppies that you recently adopted may be thinking about making babies of their own. Here are some very compelling reasons to spay or neuter you pet earlier rather than later.
Critter Buzz: Where pets should stay when the owner’s away
February 21, 2015
So, you are going on vacation, but what should you do with your pets while you are away? There are a variety of options for pet owners out there, but it is important to consider the needs of your pet before you decide which type of care will be optimal.
Pregnant runaway dog now safe after community rallies in search for her
04:43 p.m., February 19, 2015 Updated 10:11 p.m.
Thanks to the help of social media, dozens of volunteers and one woman’s keen eye, a pregnant runaway Labrador retriever mix is out of the frigid air and cuddly warm at the Lawrence Humane Society. By Caitlin Doornbos
Lawrence Humane Society to host microchip clinic this week
04:42 p.m., January 26, 2015 Updated 10:14 p.m.
The Lawrence Humane Society is hosting a microchip clinic this week to implant pets with the most effective animal-recovery technology, Executive Director Kate Meghji said.
Critter Buzz: Resolve to get your pet a yearly checkup
January 25, 2015
It is time of the year to make resolutions for the new year. Pet owners’ resolutions should be to make sure that their pet gets a checkup with a local veterinarian each and every year.
Lawrence woman spends weeks, $2,000 to find lost cat
05:08 p.m., January 5, 2015 Updated 09:29 p.m.
For 57 long, cold days, 4-year-old Lawrence calico cat Tonks Kitty went on an adventure — and she’s not telling where she went. To get her back, Tonks Kitty’s owner, Kansas University graduate student Alexis Catanzarite, had quite the adventure herself, shelling out about $2,000 on tools and tricks to find her beloved companion. Catanzarite has one message for owners of lost animals: Don’t give up.
Briggs Subaru donated vehicle to Lawrence Humane Society at Saturday adoption event
December 15, 2014
Briggs Subaru surprised Lawrence Humane Society executive director Kate Meghji by donating a vehicle to the organization at an adoption event at the dealership Saturday, Meghji said.
Lawrence has few emergency veterinary resources for after-hours care
December 7, 2014
While Lawrence is stocked with about nine different veterinary clinics, just three veterinary clinics in Lawrence to offer after-hours care, representatives of the clinics said. Veterinarian Dr. Christi Jarrett said that there is “absolutely a need” for an all day and night, full service veterinary hospital in Lawrence. That’s because just like humans, animals in medical situations that warrant immediate care need an emergency room setting with specialized doctors accustomed to treating urgent patients.
Second dog confirmed dead following Lawrence kennel fire; owner describes horror of finding out
December 2, 2014
Nancy Hause, of Lawrence, was horrified when she went to pick up her dogs, Zebulon and Bentley, from their boarder, Christal K-9, after she returned home from visiting family in Missouri for Thanksgiving. She pulled up to the building at 3115 W. Sixth St. around 2 p.m. Saturday to find the business charred, with no sign in sight of where her beloved pets might be. By Caitlin Doornbos
Critter Buzz: Protect your pet from winter
November 19, 2014
While you sit snuggled up and warm in your living room this winter, take some time to consider the effects that the extreme temperatures outside may be having on your four-legged friends.
Critter Buzz: Holidays pose dangers to pets
October 23, 2014
It’s the start of the holiday season — the time we get out our decorations and prepare for great merriment and frivolity. Whether it be the sugar rush of Halloween, the excess of food at our Thanksgiving meals or all of the sparkle and beauty of the Christmas tree, the holidays can spell trouble for our animal companions.
Critter Buzz: Nutrition for your pet should be easy… right?
September 17, 2014
Since pets eat pre-prepared kibble, it would seem that making a decision about what food to feed your pet would be easy, right? Actually with all of the foods out there to choose from and the fact that even pet foods are subject to nutrition fads, choosing a food for your pet can still be a confusing.
Pool to host dogs, owners at ‘Pooch Plunge’ next week
August 25, 2014
The Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St., will close for the season after hosting the 12th annual Pooch Plunge next week. The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, and will give local dogs the chance to go for a swim before the pool is drained. All dogs must have proof of current vaccinations the day of the event, and must remain supervised by owners at all times.

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