Lawrence Humane’s ‘Home for the Pawlidays’ special to offer discounted adoption fees

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Fees to adopt pets at Lawrence Humane Society will soon be discounted as part of a holiday special.

The humane society is set to kick off its “Home for the Pawlidays” adoption event this weekend, according to spokesperson Elina Alterman.

Starting Friday and lasting through Sunday, adoption fees for all animals 6 months or older will be $20. Normal adoption fees can vary, but are typically $150 for adult dogs and $60 for cats, Alterman said.

“[We] are hoping that this festive adoption special will result in lots of wonderful animals spending the holidays in loving forever homes, especially some of the animals that have been with us for months and months through no fault of their own,” Alterman said via email.

In addition to animals in the shelter, the special also includes animals who are in foster care. Alterman said there are a couple different ways those interested in adopting can see which animals are up for adoption prior to coming in for the special.

“We encourage folks to check out our website as all of the animals available for adoption are noted on there,” Alterman said via email. “However, we also have a wall dedicated to pictures of animals who are currently in foster care, so if folks come to the shelter and aren’t able to look at the website beforehand, they can take a look at the foster picture wall and inquire about those animals as well. And if anyone is interested in meeting and potentially adopting an animal in foster care, our adoption counselors can set up a meeting.”

To add to the “pawliday” spirit, Santa Claus will be at the humane society on Saturday to greet people and pass out candy canes, Alterman said. There will also be a hot chocolate bar and the opportunity to take holiday-themed adoption photos.

Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St., will be open noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10-12 for the Home for the Pawlidays special. Those interested are encouraged to drop by any time. 

Visit this link to view animals currently looking for furever homes, and see photos of a few of them below, courtesy of the humane society.

The shelter is regularly open from noon to 5 p.m. daily for walk-in adoptions. Adoptees must be 18 years or older to adopt. Learn more about the Humane Society and the process to adopt at

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