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Lawrence Humane Society to waive adoption fees for all pets Saturday

Two dogs, Fritz, left, and Socks clamor for attention from behavior manager Amy Ogleby on Monday, April 10, 2017 in the play yard at the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St.

The Lawrence Humane Society will waive adoption fees for all animals Saturday as part of the nationwide “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption drive.

Waived adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip with lifetime registration, up-to-date vaccines, a starter bag of Hill’s Science Diet pet food, a collar and leash for dogs, a carrier for cats, and more. Those interested in adopting are also welcome to bring their own leashes, collars and carriers.

The Lawrence Humane Society will open early Saturday, at 10 a.m., and will offer waived adoption fees until 6 p.m. The Humane Society will be closed Friday in preparation for Saturday’s event.

All adopted pets must go home with their new families the same day, immediately following reception. The Humane Society also asks that visitors leave their other pets at home, as increased traffic at the facility means staff won’t be able to perform dog introductions Saturday. For more information, visit or


David Holroyd

Oh just great. The poor animals. What is the shelter thinking. The students have come back to town..and apartments are pet friendly...some allowing two (yes 2) dogs per apartment.

IT IS NOT FAIR to the animals to be cooped up in an apartment.
I RARELY see a plastic bag being carried to cleanup after the pet.

And when the semester is over,,,the pets get dumped at the shelter again.

The shelter should ask for a letter from the landlord if the shelter is going to have some responsibilty in this matter.

Bad idea!

9 months, 1 week ago


Carol Bowen

I have a pet bird that is 25 years old. I wonder what his life would have been like if he had been purchased on a whim. Pet stores and other entities should require potential buyers to attend classes and sign a contract guaranteeing proper care of the pet. Like David said, we have a spring-fall cycle of pet purchases because of students who may or may not take care of their pets. But, what is the alternative?

9 months, 1 week ago


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