League for Animals & People of the Summit - L.A.P.S.
League for Animals and People of the Summit L.A.P.S. has been proudly serving Summit County, Colorado since 1990 as a registered 501-C3 non-profit
LAPS raises funds to support a variety of assistance programs for companion animals of low income families living or working in Summit County, Colorado.
LAPS is not part of the Summit County Animal Shelter, but we do subsidize their spay/neuter program with a generous annual grant from
The Summit Foundation.
LAPS also sponsors a discount voucher program with our local veterinary offices for spay/neuter for any income level.
Applications for financial assistance or discount spay/neuter vouchers can be picked up at your vet or the Summit County
Animal Shelter in Frisco.
Funds for LAPS programs are raised through public grants, tax-deductible memberships, companion remembrances, special events,
and always very generous donations from our wonderful local business community.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in LAPS by attending or volunteering at one of our many annual dog-friendly charity events. With only one dog park in Summit County, these dog-friendly community gatherings are especially important for socializing our loyal companions. Please email us at LAPS@colorado.net and help in our mission to care for Summit County companion animals in need. We truly appreciate your generous contributions over the years and look forward to seeing you at our next fundraiser. Please join LAPS and donate yearly membership by filling out the LAPS membership form and mailing it with a check. Subscription can be paid automatically annually with credit card if you have a PayPal account (see below). We look forward to seeing you at our next charity event. Please come have some good fun with others, for a great cause.
LAPS programs supported by your generous donations
Adopted shelter animal spay/neuter & medical/surgical assistance
Local veterinary discount spay/neuter vouchers for any income
Low income medical assistance grants for companion animals
Cheyenne Fund dedicated for pets with life-shortening illness
Chappy Fund dedicated financial assistance for abused pets
LAPS does not have ANY paid staff members... just a very dedicated board of directors, some fantastic fundraisers, and many loyal event volunteers. Advertising is generally donated by local media outlets and our volunteer board members use their own personal computer and phone equipment. LAPS prides itself on extremely low overhead for insurance, event permits, and paper supplies. Nearly 100% of your generous donation will always be invested directly back into our community for the benefit of companion animals in need. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi.
Tax deductible LAPS charity donations and companion animal family remembrances can be made online with button to right.
LAPS membership form can be mailed with yearly check or paid by credit card subscription.
If you shop with Amazon.com... please support LAPS (at no cost to you) by signing onto your Amazon.com account at
and selecting League for Animals and People of the Summit for your charitable organization.
Then bookmark smile.Amazon.com, instead of Amazon.com, for your login and without costing you a penny, LAPS will receive
0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, using your same existing Amazon account and
providing the same products at the same prices.
If you shop with City Market or Krogers... please support LAPS (at no cost to you) by directing your Rewards Program card to benefit League for Animals and People of the Summit. At no charge to you, they will donate a percentage of sales to a charity of your choice. City Market Rewards Program and then select 'Enroll Now' to log-in or create an account and assign your donations. LAPS traditionally receives about $800 a year from this generous corporate charity program. All you have to do is sign up and then use your City Market discount card when shopping.
2016 Howlaween Ball event photographs brought to you by Matt Lit Photography
Our very special thanks go out to Matt Lit for years of volunteering and generously sharing his professional photos from the 2016 Howlaween Ball!
Please visit Matt's Howlaween Ball FaceBook page
with dozens of great memories from this year's event. Please also have a look at Matt's most excellent
Colorado Dog Photography website.
LAPS companion animal charity fundraiser schedule of events
Mardi Gras 4Paws Parade will be held again this year on Saturday, February 25, 2017
Mardi Gras 4Paws inspired by the Bacchus Parade in New Orleans, comes to Frisco Saturday, February 25, 2017 with its own version for our four-legged friends! Hosted by the Town of Frisco, LAPS and The Lost Cajun Restaurant, located in Frisco and Breckenridge, this event is a costume parade for dogs and their families. The parade travels down Main Street from 2nd street to 7th along the sidewalk and back up the other side of the street for a full viewing of the colorful canines and their entourage. Prizes are awarded for Dogs in costumes only, for a King and Queen along with a full court of winners. There is also a "Belinda's Best" category to commemorate the late Belinda Griffin, who inspired this event. Join us for the parade, costume judging, games and Yappy Hour refreshments from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. Event day registration starts at 2 p.m. if you miss the online registration. Enjoy listening to the festive Mardi Gras music, while you sip the New Belgium beer or wine, hot Abbey's coffee or hot chocolate during Yappy Hour. The Lost Cajun donates their delicious gumbo and beignets and we did not forget the pooches...we sell our own version of bottled Doggie Beer too! Even if you don't have a mutt and just want to come join the fun as a spectator, you can buy tokens for the gumbo and drinks. Each $20 paid registration gets a Mardi Gras doggie bandana, beads, dog treats and a token for one bowl of gumbo and a beignet or a drink of your choice and you can buy more tokens at the event. All $5 dog entries will only receive free dog treats and beads, but you can buy extra bandanas and tokens. Credit cards will be accepted at this event, along with cash/check. Bring some cash to buy extra $5 tokens...it will be faster for you! Pre-registration online is $20 for your first dog and then only $5 for additional family dogs. Click on the blue Register Now button. All proceeds benefit L.A.P.S. programs. Bring your best friend... furry or otherwise! Five winners for costume prizes: King of the Cajuns, Queen of Romp, Knight of the Food Table, Baroness of Bark, and Belinda's Best!
Canine 4K Run/Walk our 27th annual signature event will be held Saturday, August 5th 2017
Canine 4K Run/Walk our 27th annual, will be held Saturday, August 5th 2017 at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo on Main Street. Nearly 150 delighted dogs and plenty more happy humans from all over the world participate for a good cause, raising almost $17,000 each year! Please bring the family and help L.A.P.S. celebrate 27 years of helping locals and their pets! It is always filled with vendors handing out free product samples, local canine specialists providing special services, fun doggie contests and an agility course, door prizes, HUGE silent auction, and a charity 4K race that you can walk or run and win prizes. Local musician favorite, Randall McKinnon will be entertaining us, so come and enjoy! Registration starts at 8:00 A.M. and the race starts at 9:15 A.M. Save time and pre-register online with EventBrite for the L.A.P.S. Canine 4K event! Or click here for the registration form to mail in or bring with you the day of the event next year.
HOWLaween Ball annual costume party will be held the evening of Friday, October 27th 2017
HOWLaween Ball 5th annual costume party will happen on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Please join everyone flocking to our now infamous "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" Adult costume party for those 21 and Over. Prizes are awarded for best costumes and we'll have DJ Craig mixing it up with great dance tunes all night. HUGE silent auction, free snacks and a cash bar with kegs from local breweries, along with wine and cocktails. Please visit Matt Lit's Howlaween Ball FaceBook page with dozens of great memories from this year's event. All proceeds benefit two local animal non-profits: L.A.P.S. and Far View Horse Rescue.
Please visit www.HOWLaween.com for an online volunteer signup sheet and to check out our auction item sponsors! This costume ball event is made possible by the generosity of the Town of Silverthorne and many local businesses. We look forward to seeing you in costume this year! Tickets are only $20 through Oct 27th at 11am online with the Register Now! box above or you can buy tickets with cash or check at Affordable Art & Framing in Silverthorne. Night of the event, tickets go up to $25 at the door with cash/check/credit card. Please note that even though proceeds benefit animals... this is a No Pets Event limited to those 21 and over.
Let's Go Boating, annual sailing event was held the weekend of August 27-28, 2016
Let's Go Boating our popular annual sailing and boating event, was held Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th 2016 at the Dillon, Colorado Marina. For details on how you and your family can participate this year in our relaxing event click here! NO DOGS are allowed on the boats, but 100% of all proceeds benefit L.A.P.S. and the needy pets of Summit County. Enjoy a 45 minute cruise around beautiful Lake Dillon in either a captained sailboat or pontoon boat for less than half the price you would pay elsewhere.
SANTA PAWS donation bins will be available November 20th to December 15th
4-Paw Salute to our generous charitable donors and grant organizations!
Summit County Animal Shelter