"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Gandhi

Over crowded animal shelters leaves us all with the question of how can we help? LAPS was formed to assist in making sure pet overpopulation is not a problem in Summit County. This is done through raising money to sponsor programs that assist in the cost of spaying / neutering our companion animals.

The people of Summit County absolutely love their companion pets. It's very common on the cold days of winter to see a car with one or more windows down so their dogs can catch the breeze. But what happens when an unexpected Veterinarian bill forces an owner to make tough decisions regarding their companion animal? LAPS helps with medical assistance for families in need to provide care for family pets that give so much.

LAPS programs for assistance include:

  • Medical assistance for income qualifying applicants who live or work in Summit County.

  • Spay/Neuter vouchers of $100 for anyone who lives or works in Summit County who needs to responsibly get their pet spayed or neutered at our local Summit County Veterinarians.

  • Provides funding for the spay and neuter program at the Summit County Animal Shelter.

LAPS has been proudly serving Summit County, Colorado since 1990 as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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 nor do we rent office space. All event workers are volunteers, so nearly 100% of your generous donation will always be invested directly back into our community for the benefit of companion animals in need.

LAPS is not part of the Summit County Animal Shelter, but we do subsidize their spay/neuter program in part with a generous annual grant from The Summit Foundation. This funding allows the shelter to transfer in companion animals from over crowded shelters in other areas of Colorado and the United States, thus expanding the reach of life saving programs.

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