The Lawrence County Humane Society was incorporated in 1990 by a small group of people who were concerned about the ever-growing stray animal population in their community. A board of directors governs the Humane Society. The Board meets on a monthly basis to discuss policy, fund raising and other issues that may arise.
The animal shelter is under the supervision of the shelter supervisor and two shelter employees. The Humane Society and animal shelter staff work closely with the animal control officers from both Lawrence and Magoffin counties. These officers pick up stray animals, enforce county ordinances and address cruelty to animal complaints.
We strive to educate all age groups to promote humane
attitudes and good treatment for all animals.
Our goal is to provide information to the public
concerning laws regulating ownership, care, and protection of animals and
where necessary, assist in the prosecution for the violations of such
We strive to develop fundraising activities to aid in the accomplishment of these goals.
Please watch the video!
We would like to introduce everyone to our Open Arms Animal Shelter. It is a Lawrence County Humane Society owned and operated shelter. Attached is a video of our very nice cat shelter which is a separate shelter from the dog shelter. We are very proud of our cat shelter with the open air rooms that our cats reside in and live like a cat should live! Window ledges, cat trees, toys and all the comforts of home! Please share!