League for Animals and People of the Summit

LAPS' 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.

As of Dec 1st, 2021 LAPS has provided funding this year for over 244 spay/neuter procedures for our local animal shelter, 400 vouchers to help citizens of Summit county defray the cost of spay/neuter procedures and over $12,000 in medical assistance.

**COVID-19 Assistance**

With COVID-19 still affecting so many in our community, LAPS is offering $50 Veterinary Assistance for Routine Exams for lower income people who either live or work in Summit County. Please see the application for full details. This special financial aid program is being partially funded through a generous grant from Summit County Rotary...THANKS!

The regular application for assistance can be downloaded here and then emailed to MedicalApps@summitlaps.org or dropped off at the Animal Shelter. We will EMAIL YOU back within 24-48 hours but you must be checking your email. 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. Must live or work in Summit County to apply. Email questions to MedicalApps@summitlaps.org Please DO NOT CALL THE ANIMAL SHELTER about LAPS applications.

If you need to see a Veterinarian, most offices are open but may have reduced hours for Coronavirus protocol, so call their office first!

LAPS 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.

Thanks for your cooperation and stay safe!

Calendar of Events:

  • Colorado Gives Day - December 7th - Schedule Your Donation

  • LAPS monthly meeting - January 20th , 6:30pm at Summit Senior and Community Center .

The board and volunteers of LAPS would like to thank the Summit County community for helping us raise over $2300 at the recent Shopping Extravaganza event. This money goes towards our very important work of helping reduce pet overpopulation and supporting our Summit County community with help with emergency help for pets.

LAPS board members were joined by members Andrea and Shannon at this very fun event Sunday in Silverthorne. Thanks for your help! Many bendable snowmen were given out for our game "get the dog collar on the cat scratching post". We also handed out biscuits from "The Enchanted Biscuit", thanks for donating Kate!

Marina Mutt Show

Sponsored by our Friends at the Dillon Marina

It was a beautiful Labor Day and dog and owners descended on the Dillon Marina for the 11th Annual Marina Mutt Show. The day was filled with contests, prizes and a silent auction, all organized by the Staff at the Dillon Marina.

LAPS extends it appreciation to the Marina staff for their continued support and sponsorship of this event as well as Let’s Go Boating each June. Their efforts raised $4000 for the LAPS fund.

Click Here to view photos of the event.

Top Dog Trick honors went to Katie and Murphy Koop who wowed the judges with a series of well choregraphed tricks!

Become a LAPS member today!

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


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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

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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.

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.