Lawrence Humane Society has served the City of Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas, since 1951. Their mission is to nurture the human-animal bond by providing shelter, care, and advocacy for homeless and vulnerable animals and resources for the pets and people in the community. Lawrence Humane cares for over 5,000 animals every year through adoption and foster programs, the transfer of animals in from neighboring lower-resourced shelters, a TNVR program for community cats, a pet pantry, a low-cost public veterinary clinic, assistance with pet rent and pet deposits, and temporary boarding for pets of owners in crisis. Lawrence Humane seeks to demonstrate how animal shelters can become an integral social service agency in a community and create a future in which barriers do not exist in pet ownership.
Support from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Lawrence Humane Society keep senior dogs in their homes and with their loving owners. For many people living paycheck to paycheck, senior dogs’ medical expenses are unaffordable, leading them to surrender their beloved pets. Funding from Grey Muzzle will ensure that low-income pet owners can care for their senior dogs. The Lawrence Humane Clinic will provide these dogs with subsidized veterinary care, including vaccines, flea/tick treatment, deworming, and medication for common ailments such as kennel cough. In addition, the clinic will provide dental care and emergency surgeries such as wound repairs, amputations, and more. Funds will help senior dogs like Cooper get the medical care they need to remain at home with the people who love them.