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Pets

Divorce lawyers: Pet custody cases increasing
March 5, 2012
They still fight like cats and dogs in divorce court. But more and more they are fighting about cats and dogs. Custody cases involving pets are on the rise across the country.
Dog instructor lauds electric collars in teaching obedience
January 16, 2012
Who knew the right collar could make a dog more polite?
Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular
January 9, 2012
Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.
Offbeat Occupation: Knack for dog training turns into business
January 2, 2012
The bulldog was 10 weeks old when Jen Frazier picked him from a passel of puppies at the Humane Society and carried him to the car. Frazier clutched the dog, letting him settle in her lap as she and her husband, Nick, stopped at every pet store on the way home, loading up on food, supplies and toys. Once home, the puppy was introduced to the cats, and the rest of the night centered around play and potty time, excitement thick in the air.
City urged to allow potbellied pigs
December 23, 2011
Having a pig as a best friend is great, Lawrence resident Ehren Penix can attest. Now, he just wants it to be legal.
First Bell: Deerfield students help humane society; West students embark on service learning; board members to honor gymnasts and others
December 12, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
At work or play, dogs add light to residents’ lives
November 24, 2011
On an afternoon at the beginning of the month, Peggy Mersmann-Laptad was doing what she’d been doing for weeks. She was cleaning up the tons of rubble that used to be her home and occasionally finding items that survived the blaze.
Just Food accepts donations for pets
October 24, 2011
Looking to donate pet food? Lawrence Humane Society cannot accept the donations, but a local food pantry can.
PETA members provide unusual reminder about importance of spaying and neutering pets
October 11, 2011
Bob Barker never pitched spaying and neutering quite like this.
Animal control officers are advocates for pets
September 5, 2011
About 4 p.m. on a recent weekday, animal control officer Linda Durkes stops at a home in North Lawrence where earlier she’d noticed a pit bull chained up outside with little water. She’s back, to see how long the dog has been left outside.
Temporary homes for dogs sought
September 3, 2011
The Lawrence Humane Society is seeking the community’s help in housing owner-submitted dogs through Sept. 17.
Natural selection: Owners prepare raw food diets to build their pets’ longevity
August 8, 2011
Evie Bear was stricken when she learned her cockatiel, Eyropia, had contracted heavy metal poisoning.
Critter Care: Pets’ potty habits may point to bigger problems
July 24, 2011
If your cat’s going to the bathroom often, it could be the sign of feline urinary tract infection, feline urologic syndrome or other diseases.
Athletic dogs rise to challenge of first-ever Land of Oz Kansas State Disc Dog Championship
June 18, 2011
Ann Wilhelm and Harley Sue are nothing short of a team. Wilhelm is the coach, and Harley Sue is the gifted athlete. Wilhelm cheers on as Harley Sue chases down pass after pass, offering encouragement and barking orders at her star player.
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.