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.
LAPS does not have ANY paid staff members... just a very dedicated board of directors, some fantastic fundraisers, and many loyal event volunteers. LAPS does not spend your generous donations for advertising, office space, computers and printers, phone lines or internet connections...the Board use their personal equipment, so other than our very low overhead costs for insurance, permits and office supplies, nearly 100% of all donations goes directly back to our 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 come have some good fun with others, for a great cause.
Canine 4K Run/Walk our 26th annual signature event will be held Saturday, August 6th 2016
Canine 4K Run/Walk our 26th annual, will be held Saturday, August 6th at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo on Main Street. Nearly 200 delighted dogs and plenty more happy humans from all over the world participate for a good cause, raising almost $15,000 each year! Please bring the family and help L.A.P.S. celebrate 26 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. This year, 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: The date for this year's K94K event is Saturday, August 6, 2016.
LAPS programs supported by your generous donations
Adopted shelter animal spay/neuter and medical/surgical assistance
Veterinary discount vouchers for spay/neuter for any income
Low income medical assistance and spay/neuter for companion animals
Chappy Fund for assistance with abused pets
Cheyenne Fund for pets with life-shortening illness
Please support LAPS by signing onto your Amazon.com account at smile.amazon.com 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.
LAPS membership form Thanks everyone for your
yearly LAPS membership donation. We greatly appreciate your support!
Companion animal family remembrances and tax deductible LAPS charity donations can be completed online with PayPal
Please sign up online to support LAPS when you use your City Market Rewards Program card! At no charge to you, they will donate a percentage of sales to a charity of your choice. They've changed the rules, so we need everyone to sign up again, online at City Market Rewards Program to continue LAPS donations in your name. Select 'Enroll Now', log-in or create an account, assign your account donations to League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) and you're finished. LAPS usually receives about $800 a year from this generous corporate program. All you have to do is sign up and then use your City Market discount card when shopping.
Let's Go Boating, annual sailing event will be held the weekend of August 27-28, 2016
Let's Go Boating our popular annual sailing and boating event, will be 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 on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, 2016.
BowWow Film Festival will be held at CMC Breckenridge Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm
BowWow Film Festival is BACK! BowWow Film Festival shows 10 doggie short films at the CMC/Breckenridge Finkel auditorium with proceeds going to L.A.P.S. and Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Tickets can be purchased online at bowwowfilmfest.com or with cash/check at A&A Pet Supply or Animal Lover's Pet Supply. All films are appropriate for children. Prices are Adults $10 and children under 12 only $7 on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm. This year might have some local brew and appetizers!
4th Annual HOWLaween Ball
will be held the evening of Friday, October 28th 2016!
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 with the orange Register Now! box above or you can buy tickets with cash or check at ARR Thrift Store in Breckenridge, Wiese American Family Insurance in Frisco or 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.
Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch is back and will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016
Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch is being held at the Frisco Historic Park Chapel on Main Street from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. on Saturday, December 3rd, but the Grinch will be soaking up the sun in Mexico and will not make an appearance in 2016. A professional photographer will take several photos of each group and then all photos will be available to download for free , soon after this event, so you can create your most unique Christmas card ever...and our sitting fees will be reduced too! There are two background settings: a historic Chapel or an outside scene, complete with a sleigh and you can choose to sit with Santa and/or the Grinch OR just have a low cost Holiday family portrait done! All proceeds benefit LAPS. Click here for details on Pet Photos with Santa and the Grinch.
SANTA PAWS donation bins collect new toys and treats for less fortunate animals in Summit County
Mardi Gras 4Paws Parade will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017
WELCOME to our meetings!
Our very special thanks goes out to the good folks at
The Mountain Flying Fish restaurant
4-Paw Salute to our generous charitable donors and grant organizations!
The Summit Foundation, El Pomar, Animal Assistance Foundation, Colorado Grand, Slifer Smith,
Frampton Foundation and the town and county governments of Silverthorne and Frisco.
Summit County Animal Shelter
Find a friend volunteering to socialize cats, dogs, bunnies & ferrets awaiting adoption
American Society for the Prevent of Cruelty to Animals
Animal Poison Control Center with prevention and treatment advice from the ASPCA
BestFriends Animal Society
Exotic animal care tips and 'getting started with a pet' articles from Utah based sanctuary
Easy to search website lists animals awaiting adoption from all over the USA and Canada
Please email LAPS@colorado.net with any questions or concerns