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Humane Society needs help making dog beds
December 30, 2010
If you have a sewing machine and can sew a straight line, the Lawrence Humane Society could use your help.
Lawrence group hoping to help rescued pit bulls find new homes
December 29, 2010
Sixteen of 27 dogs rescued in October from a dog-fighting operation in Independence are ready for adoption — including several in Lawrence that are rested, tested and looking for homes for the new year.
How to keep pets safe amid holiday festivities
December 20, 2010
The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special may also pose hazards for canine and feline friends.
Happy tails: Tips for making holiday trips with pets more enjoyable for everyone
December 20, 2010
Nearly a quarter of pet owners have taken a vacation with their animals in the last two years, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll conducted this fall.
Lawrence experts: Giving a pet as a Christmas gift can be bad idea
Experts say people need to think through the adoption process and choose an animal carefully, not on a whim.
December 17, 2010
While it might seem like a good idea, adopting an animal around the holiday season can bring unexpected stress to both the animal and the adopters.
Tiny kitten rescued from Lawrence storm drain available for adoption at Lawrence Humane Society
December 17, 2010
The rescue took an hour, but it was worth it.
Lawrence Humane Society drops cat adoption fees to $10 for December
December 13, 2010
Because of the large number of cats and kittens currently at the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St., adoption fees have been reduced for the month of December.
One dog dies, another rescued from pond accident on East 1100 Road southwest of Lawrence
December 9, 2010
One dog died and another was rescued Thursday afternoon after falling through ice in a pond southwest of Lawrence.
Lawrence Humane Society seeking dog walkers
October 18, 2010
The Lawrence Humane Society is in need of dependable dog walkers who would be interested in working on simple training rudiments.
When Fido freaks out: Trainers offer clues to curious canine behaviors
October 17, 2010
Lawrence resident Dianne Ensminger’s dog, Baxter, is a bit of a head case.
Dogs get their day at Dogtoberfest event in South Park
October 17, 2010
South Park could have been renamed Bark Park on Saturday afternoon as it filled with everything from pocketbook-sized Chihuahuas to a bookcase-sized mastiff.
Consumer Reports investigates whether pet insurance is worth the cost
October 13, 2010
Some people will do anything for their pets. But a majority of owners draw the line after spending $500 for veterinary care, according to a recent survey by the Associated Press and Petside, a pet-related website. As costs move closer to $1,000, fewer pet owners are likely to pay for care.
Obedience class gives dogs better shot at adoption
October 11, 2010
The Lawrence Humane Society has a new program called Pit Bull EDU, which works to eliminate bad stereotypes of pit bulls and other “bully” breed dogs.
Game Dog Guardian organization aims to end discrimination against pit bulls
October 8, 2010
Pit bulls are often considered vicious dogs, because of their breed. That’s a perception Anthony Barnett, Lawrence, wants to change.
Officials seize pet caiman from Lawrence residence
Reptile was offered for sale in online ad for $300
September 24, 2010
It was an innocent online ad. But the offer of $300 for a 3-foot caiman — a reptile similar to a crocodile — including the tank, led to a knock on the door from police.