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Pets

New home sought for stray cat who was trapped and shot twice
03:38 p.m., June 8, 2011 Updated 05:26 p.m.
The cat’s name is now Bullet. And staff members at the Lawrence Humane Society hope he has a new home soon after the 2-year-old cat was rescued by animal control officers from a trap in northern Lawrence. He had been shot twice.
Allergy sufferers can still get a dog
May 9, 2011
Do you suffer from allergies but have kids that are just begging for a dog?
Frisbee contest features dogs’ aerial abilities
May 2, 2011
Wyatt, a 2-year-old black-and-white border collie, looked like he was born for Sunday’s Skyhoundz Frisbee Disc Championship at South Park.
Get your dog ready for summer months
May 2, 2011
To help you and your dog get ready for summer, American Kennel Club Canine Partners offers the following suggestions.
Kiss a frog? Bad idea
April 25, 2011
In the world of make-believe, kissing a frog could turn him into a prince. In real life, touching them can kill the creatures and cause serious problems for humans too.
KU law student organizing animal cruelty prosecution clinic
April 17, 2011
Katie Barnett has always been an animal lover.
Saying goodbye to pets: How the euthanasia process works
April 11, 2011
Euthanizing a pet is tough when it happens, and can be even tougher when unprepared.
A dog’s last dream: It doesn’t feel like goodbye
April 11, 2011
Something is wrong. Maybe I’m dreaming. My eyelids are heavy. I want to take a long nap and dream about happy things. Naptime is the happiest time.
Pudgy pets: Help animal companions slim down for a longer, healthier life
March 28, 2011
According to a February Association for Pet Obesity Prevention study, about 53 percent of cats and 55 percent of dogs were overweight.
Midge Grinstead resigns after 14 years leading Lawrence Humane Society; Mike Wildgen named interim leader
06:22 p.m., March 14, 2011 Updated 07:50 p.m.
Longtime Lawrence Humane Society executive director Midge Grinstead has resigned from her position after 14 years, the society’s board announced Monday, and Mike Wildgen will fill her role on an interim basis.
Teachers’ pets: How Lawrence schools use critters in the classroom
March 14, 2011
Lawrence classrooms aren’t all about textbooks, lectures and worksheets. A few teachers around town keep a different type of learning tool: animals.
Agile dogs have their day at Triune Agility Club of Lawrence contest
February 11, 2011
Carol Easterley drove more than four hours to Lawrence for a long weekend on Wednesday. She’ll spend most of her time in a large dirt-floored building filled with what looks like playground equipment at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. She’s not alone, though. She will be there with hundreds of other people, and just as many dogs.
More choosing to be buried with pets
February 6, 2011
Rhona Levy has her burial planned out. She’ll be cremated, her ashes will be divided into two bright red urns and she’ll be taken to the cemetery. Then, half of her will go into a plot with Snow, Putchke and Pumpkin, and the other half will go in nearby with Shaina and Twinkie.
Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl becomes big event
February 4, 2011
On Sunday, competitors will race around the field, score touchdowns, slam into each other and bark at their opponents when things get a little rough. Yes, it’s Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.
Do pets pose threat to safe driving?
January 22, 2011
Man’s best friend is not a driver’s best friend.