League for Animals and People of the Summit

LAPS is celebrating 30 years of Cold Noses & Warm Hearts this year and we are planning a TWO DAY VIRTUAL event for our 30th K94K event on August 1-2. Register to participate before Aug 3rd. DISCOUNTED registration has been extended through Aug 2nd! There are 3 dates you can pick up your shirt and swag from the Animal Shelter in Frisco:

Thurs, July 30th from 5-7pm

Fri, July 31st from 11:30-1:30

Sun, Aug 2nd from 9-10:30am

Keep checking here for updates and stay healthy!

Learn more by clicking here.

Exciting new addition to our weekend virtual event! Randall McKinnon, a local favorite, will be giving a live stream concert from outside the Summit County Animal Shelter on Sunday, August 2nd starting at 9 am. Join us LIVE on our Facebook page for some great tunes and appearances by adoptable shelter animals. You will have a chance to make a donation and Randall has generously donated all "tips" also, so ALL proceeds will benefit LAPS. Thank you Randall and thank you participants!

Here's our FB link to join in: https://www.facebook.com/events/293117391881496/


NEW LAPS COVID19 $50 Veterinary Assistance

LAPS has started a new assistance program to help Locals affected by COVID19, who live or work (or worked) in Summit County. We are offering $50 in assistance for Veterinary bills with a simple application to be used for any wellness care, immunizations, etc. The longer financial assistance application for more extensive care is still available also. The $50 will be available until August 31 with the possibility of extension.

The application should be completed and emailed to lapsmedicals@hotmail.com

It can only be used at the local veterinary offices or at Park County Animal Hospital.

The application is available for download here.

(Note - if you have trouble downloading the application, please email lapsmedicals@hotmail.com to ask for an application to be emailed to you.)

Due to the closure of the Summit County Animal Shelter during the Coronavirus threat, all applications and questions for LAPS financial assistance must be emailed directly to lapsmedicals@hotmail.com and remember to keep checking your email for our response.


The regular application for assistance can be downloaded here and then emailed to LAPS. Please read the instructions and include ALL requested information with your application at the same time or we won't be able to review it.

If you need to see a Veterinarian, most offices are open but may have reduced hours for Coronavirus protocol, so call their office first! The Animal Shelter is still providing limited services even though they are closed to walk-in traffic...so call the Shelter at 970-668-3230 for more information.

Thanks for your cooperation and stay safe!

The Summit County Animal Shelter is accepting donations of dog/cat food to distribute to needy pets in our community. To the left is a photo of where you can either leave your donations or pick up free food (1 bag per person, please) for your dog or cat at the shelter.

To access: open the left drop box and quickly select your food (the right box is still available for overnight pet drops). Keep your social distancing!

Puppy smooches go out the wonderful staff at the Shelter for providing this service and for continuing the great job they do with caring for the shelter animals.

L.A.P.S.' mission is literally a matter of life or death - reducing pet overpopulation and needless euthanasia of healthy animals through spay/neuter programs and providing financial assistance to low-income families for veterinary services that will assure a happy, healthy life for their pets.

Need help with some veterinarian bills? Download our Assistance Form and check out the options under "About LAPS/Programs". Must live or work in Summit County to apply.

L.A.P.S. also offers Discount Vouchers for spay/neuter only for any income (must pick up voucher at the Summit County Animal Shelter in Frisco and show proof of residency - or work in Summit County - no application to fill out.) Vouchers must be used at a local veterinary office.

Calendar of Events:

  • 2020 Virtual K94K 30th Anniversary: Sat., August 1 and Sun., August 2, Click here for more information.

  • Make a Difference Day: Sat., August 29th, 9-Noon! See below or on the Events page for more information.

  • Marina Mutt joins Let's Go Boating!: Sun, Sept. 6 and Mon, Sept. 7 Labor Day at Dillon Marina: Two days of fun with boating and the usual Dress up Muttley contests to win prizes.

  • Silverthorne Outlets’ Shopping Extravaganza: Sat. in early November: LAPS is one of the non-profit beneficiaries of all proceeds … so remember to designate League for Animals & People of the Summit when you buy your tickets!

  • Colorado Gives Day: Tues., Dec. 8.

LAPS is celebrating 30 years of Cold Noses & Warm Hearts this year and we are planning a TWO DAY VIRTUAL event for our 30th K94K event on August 1-2. Register by July 29th for discounted registration and to pick up your shirt and swag before the event! Keep checking here for updates and stay healthy!

Become a LAPS member today!

Mail your membership form and check, or pay online securely through the PayPal button here:


Make a donation to support the important work of LAPS through the PayPal button here:

You can use a credit card or your PayPal account to make a donation or pay for membership.

All NEW members receive a free LAPS logo hat or Year of the Dog mug. Memberships of $50 or more may have 2 hats or mugs or one of each! Members must pick up their hat or mug at any of our many fun events or at a LAPS meeting.

Helping families with companion animals in Summit County since 1990

Make a Difference Day is Sat, August 29th from 9-Noon!

LAPS is participating in Make a Difference Day on Sat, Aug 29th by cleaning up both Dog Parks (Maryland Creek/Silverthorne and Carter Park/Breckenridge) and possibly a few other minor work projects at those sites.

This year, the Blue River Watershed is partnering with Make a Difference organizers (Always Mountain Time) and Lead Sponsor, The Summit Foundation, to do river cleanup in all parts of Summit County and one in Park County, so if you can volunteer to help with any of the projects, please sign up at:


Please Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/552695212065620/

Volunteer time is from 9-Noon on Sat, August 29th and then...they are planning positive for an After Party in Frisco, but it depends on what's going on with COVID19 in late August. More details will be posted soon so check back frequently!

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If you shop with Amazon.com... please support LAPS (at no cost to you) 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.

If you shop with City Market, King Soopers, 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.