It was another successful Clear the Shelter Day for the Lawrence Humane Society as 99 cats and 64 dogs went to their new furever homes.
Once a year, a national initiative aims to get dogs and cats out of shelters and into permanent homes.
This year, there’s a bonus: “Also, we decided that every cat and dog that we still have available for adoption will have their adoption fee 1/2 off (Sunday)!” Elina Alterman, a spokesperson for the humane society, said via email Saturday evening.
“That is 57 animals in total – 30 cats and 27 dogs. So we encourage folks to come and adopt tomorrow as well!”
In 2022, 159 Lawrence Humane Society animals found new homes on Clear the Shelter Day. The shelter didn’t quite reach its goal of adopting out 175 animals, but this year’s total of 163 was up from last year.
John Hazlin, global president of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, was onsite in Lawrence Saturday. Hill’s is a major sponsor of Clear the Shelter Day across the country.
Fees are typically $150 for adult dogs or $300 for puppies; $60 for adult cats and $125 for kittens. On Sunday, Aug. 27, adoption fees will be half off.
The Lawrence Humane Society is at 1805 E. 19th St., near 19th and Harper streets. Its adoption hours are noon to 6 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, when it closes at 5 p.m.
Find more information on the shelter’s website, lawrencehumane.org.