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Lawrence Humane Society Wins $250,000 Grant to Improve Care

Just days after KUJH reported that the Lawrence Humane Society is experiencing an upward swing in adoption rates, the shelter has received $250,000 in grant money.

The money was won through a Petco Foundation award and will go toward improving the medical and behavioral care of the animals.

“We’re hoping by increasing behavioral work we’re going to reduce the number of animals that return to the shelter,” said Kate Meghji, executive director of the Humane Society.

Meghji added that the $250,000 was much more than she expected.

With the intention to make each potential pet more primed for adoption two new veterinarians will be added. The first will be a position aimed at nurturing and training the animals and the other to perform routine procedures.

Meghji says that the grant is going to be paid out over a two-year period.

To see our previously reported story on the Lawrence Humane Society view the video below.