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The date was March 26th, 1951. Norma Campschrader, moved by a huge love for pets and a desire to make a difference in her community, founded what's known today as Lawrence Humane Society. This organization is dedicated to the care and protection of the local homeless animals of Lawrence, Kansas.
The shelter began life on a small 4-acre stretch of land, and it still operates there today. While changes have been made to the size of their operations, their mission remains the same: to rescue, care for, and find a loving home for as many of Lawrences’ furry felines and cuddly canines as possible.
As an animal sanctuary, Lawrence Humane Society has a clinic that offers many services, including TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return), low-cost spay and neutering, microchipping, humane investigations of animal abuse or neglect, lost and found services, behavioral training, and pet surrenders.
The steps to complete an adoption process at Lawrence Humane Society are as follows:
Lawrence Humane Society does same-day adoptions, so everything about could take just a few short hours!
The adoption registration document is located here.
The adoption fees for Lawrence Humane Society vary from animal to animal, depending on a variety of factors. There's no set adoption fee for species, breed, or age, but the fee system is structured to make sure every animal is able to find a new, loving home while providing all animals with the training, grooming, and medical treatments they need.
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, a bag of Science Diet pet food, a free wellness examination by participating local veterinarians within 10 days of adoption, and opportunities for Companion Protect pet health insurance pre-certification and enrollment.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.