League for Animals & People of the Summit - L.A.P.S.
Please let us know if you can help with any events or fundraising
LAPS needs Board Members! We can always use motivated civic-minded citizens willing to dedicate the time and energy
necessary to promote community welfare while helping LAPS organize events and process charity grant requests. If you are interested
in making a commitment, please email us at LAPS@colorado.net and join our mission
to care for Summit County companion animals in need. LAPS does not have ANY paid staff members... just a very dedicated board
of directors. Advertising is generally donated by local media outlets and 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 only. Nearly
100% of donations will always be invested directly back into our community for the benefit of companion animals in need.
FUNDRAISING: LAPS would like to accomplish more by seeking more financial support through bequests, donations, and estate planning. Thus far, we have depended on events, grants, and membership dues to fund our programs. We need someone qualified to do the necessary paperwork for these kind of donations. We also need people who are willing to contact businesses and/or individuals who might be interested in contributing to LAPS annually or for a specific event.
CANINE 4K Run-Walk: We start the fundraising and sponsors search as early as April or May and it's a lot of work to bring it all together by early August. So if you know someone who's been overlooked by us... please talk with them & then call us to contact them if they would like to contribute money, prizes or time! We are always looking for new ideas to surprise you with. Our signature 4K Run-Walk requires lots of volunteers to keep things running smoothly, so please let us know if you would like to help out this year!
SANTA PAWS donations LAPS places donation bins in all the local pet stores and veterinarian offices to collect either a toy or treats for the needy pets in Summit County. If you would like to donate an item, please visit one of those locations or drop the gift off at Pet Photos in November. Or if you or someone you know, is having a tough time with their Christmas gifts for their pets, please make a copy of our Santa Paws donation form, fill it out and mail it to LAPS by Dec 7th. LAPS will distribute the toys and treats in mid-December to the pets named on the donation forms, limited to a first come, first serve basis. Help LAPS put one of those delightful smiles on the face of someone's pet this Holiday season. Click here for Santa Paws donation form!
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. LAPS members receive discounts on entry fees at all events. If you know someone that may wish to join LAPS and donate yearly, please have them fill out the LAPS membership form and then bring to our next fundraiser or mail a check. We look forward to seeing you at our next charity event. Please come have some good fun with others, for a great cause.
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WELCOME to our meetings!
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