• Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    LARAS House board president Valerie Lang, right, and kennel manager Bronna Haley enjoy some play time with two of the shelter’s resident dogs, Cougar, left, and Chosen. The two women, along with the rest of the board, spend many hours working to rescue and nurture the shelter’s animals, and try to find them ‘forever homes.’
  • Mexia News file photo
    A popular fundraiser to benefit LARAS House is for youth to hold their birthday parties at the shelter, requesting their friends and families bring dog food and other needed items rather than gifts for themselves. Shown here two years ago at such an event are Hope Pirkle, then 10, of Wortham, left, and friends, l-r, Breckyn Waggener, then 9, and Madison Newhouse, then 10, and Hope’s brother, Brody Pirkle, then 7.

LARAS House: rescuing dogs, cats in Limestone County for 10 years

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Nearly 10 years ago, May 1, 2008, nearly a dozen animal lovers in Limestone County asked themselves what could be done to rescue stray dogs and cats from the double-edged sword of either starving in the wild or being euthanized in a dog pound. They answered that question by forming LARAS House – LARAS being an acronym for Limestone Animal Rescue, Adoption and Shelter. While the people who make up LARAS House – its board, kennel workers and volunteers –  have changed over the years, their intent remains to rescue stray dogs and cats, and provide a safe home for them, initially at LARAS House, but ultimately with an individual or family.


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