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Find-a-Friend Friday: Nibbles

January 11th, 2013 11:14 am by Kelly


Nibbles hearts carrots.
Photo courtesy of the Lawrence Humane Society.


 

The Lawrence Humane Society always has the cutest “pocket pets” available for adoption, and Nibbles is no exception! Nibbles is a white and tan Rex mix rabbit (whatever that means – I don’t really know bunnies) with the chubbiest little wattle you’ve ever seen.

Nibbles
Rex Mix: An adoptable rabbit in Lawrence, KS
Medium • Young • Female

There is a $15 adoption fee for this pet.

This is just one of many rabbits at the Lawrence Humane Society who is looking for a home right now. Come visit this bunny and many others in the handheld pets room!

More about Nibbles
Pet ID: H12-0032 • Primary colors: White, Brown or Chocolate • Coat length: Short

If Nibbles isn’t quite your speed, the Lawrence HS currently has two other rabbits available, as well as a horse (a Shetland pony! not exactly handheld but less traditional than cats and dogs, to be sure.) and a rat. They love unusual animals, which is why you should show them some love, okay?

Find-a-Friend Friday: Coco

June 8th, 2012 10:53 am by Kelly


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Coco the pony! Obviously not life-sized.
Photos courtesy of the Lawrence Humane Society.

 

The Lawrence Humane Society has a pony! A PONY! You know you want to bring her home and comb her beautiful hair and feed her carrots and sleep next to her in the hay! Or is that last one just me? Whatever. A pony, y’all! If you’ve got the right digs, please consider giving this senior lady a forever home, filled with plenty o’ tender loving care. And then let me visit. Because, A PONY!

 

Coco
Shetland Pony: An adoptable pony in Lawrence, KS
Medium • Senior • Female

re you ready to get that sweet little Pony you always wanted? Here’s your chance! Coco is an awesome Shetland Pony who is looking for a home with people as gentle and kind as she is. This girl makes 400 lbs look good with her slimming Bay colored coat. As horses go, she comes up short, but, if you “PONY UP” today, you can add a cute “little” addition to your family!

More about Coco
Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary color: Bay

 

Find-a-Friend Friday: Lady (is a rabbit!)

June 3rd, 2011 10:22 am by Kelly


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Lady – a fluffy, blue/gray dwarf rabbit – poses for her portrait.
She sits surrounded by all manner of adorable props, including a miniature pink bike,
pink and yellow flowers and assorted fruit. So cute!
Photos courtesy of the Lawrence Humane Society.


 
Lady is a beautiful little dwarf rabbit who is currently staying at the Lawrence Humane Society in Lawrence, Kansas. At just three or four years old, this girl still has at least half her life ahead of her. Hopefully this next chapter will be a happy one; can you help by giving her a home and some tender loving care?
 

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Lady
Dwarf: An adoptable rabbit in Lawrence, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

Lady, being a fertile female rabbit, is a bit stand-offish at first. But with time, she’ll build trust and make for a wonderful pet. We encourage owners to get female rabbits spayed which helps to make them become more affectionate and easy-going. She will need much socialization, and thus we recommend her only to households with experience in caring for rabbits. Lady is probably not suited for people with young children.

Rabbits make fantastic house pets since they are quiet, can be litter-trained, and enjoy living indoors with people. Because they are a smaller pet, some people assume they are good for children. However, they require careful attention and should not be handled without adult supervision. The House Rabbit Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about pet rabbits, is a great resource to learn more: www.rabbit.org

A rabbit’s environment and history with humans have a huge impact on their behavior. For this reason, rabbits from a shelter require patience so they may come out of their shell to be the wonderful pets they are. Regular socialization and exercise, in addition to medical care, are required. But you will find a rabbit to be very rewarding as a companion in your home.

This is just one of many small mammals at the Lawrence Humane Society shelter looking for a forever home right now. Come visit this pet and many others in the “handheld pets room,” at our shelter, 1805 E. 19th Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

More about Lady
Pet ID: XX-XXX • Prefers a home without: young children • Primary color: Blue or Gray

 
Lady’s even the star of her very own video, though you’ll have to visit her Petfinder listing to watch it as embedding is not enabled. That’s okay, you’re only one click away. Okay, three clicks. But still! Easy peasy!

Lady is just one of many rabbits currently available for adoption in the Kansas City area. With several groups dedicated to rescuing small mammals such as rabbits – including LJ’s Briar Patch in Shawnee Mission, Kansas and The Missouri House Rabbit Society – as well as dog/cat rescue groups and shelters that occasionally take in “pocket pets” (Olathe Animal Control, for example, is currently caring for a rabbit named Gertie), there’s no reason to purchase a rabbit from a breeder or pet store when so many are in need of homes! Save a life, gain a lifelong friend!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Astro

October 22nd, 2010 7:01 pm by Kelly


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Astro, a white and black Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Mix with gorgeous brown eyes,
shoots a sideways glance at the camera.
Photos courtesy the Lawrence Humane Society.

Astro, what a handsome guy! An ex-puppy mill dog

(Did you know that Missouri is home to so many large-scale dog breeding operations that it’s often called “the puppy mill capital of the world”? And that November 2nd’s ballot will include Proposition B, a piece of legislation designed to curb some – not enough, but some – of the worst abuses? Well, now you do! Go to yesonpropb.com for more. No-kill advocate Nathan Winograd also wrote an excellent analysis of the bill here.)

with a pair of impossibly deep brown eyes, Astro is currently staying just outside the Kansas City area, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Here’s what his peeps at the Lawrence Humane Society have to say about dear Astro:

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Astro
Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Mix: An adoptable dog in Lawrence, KS
Medium • Adult • Male

A curious expression and alert eyes will attract you to Astro, who is a very good looking dog. He is an Australian cattle dog and blue heeler mix, about 2 years old, and weighs 32 pounds. His evenly marked black and white coat is short and smooth, and is accented with gray ticking on his legs, chest, and face. He looks like he has been playing with a pepper shaker, which makes him all the more handsome.

Astro was seized from a large animal breeder, so he likely has not been given much attention. Therefore he is still nervous and timid, and he needs a patient pet parent to help bring him out of his shell and build his confidence. Astro has good recall, good manners, and wants so badly to find someone to love. He has a lot of energy and will need a fenced yard or country home where he can exercise. His new parent will need to take extra time to acclimate him to new surroundings, as a loving home is something new to this…

Though he didn’t begin his life in the happiest of places, Astro hasn’t yet given up on humans; in fact, he’s eager to find a family to call his own. Maybe this is you and yours? If so, get in touch with the Lawrence Humane Society today. (And remember to vote YES ON PROP B come November 2nd!)

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