Programs & What LAPS Does

Please DO NOT CALL THE ANIMAL SHELTER.

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.

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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!

LAPS programs supported by your generous donations

  • Adopted shelter animal spay/neuter & medical/surgical assistance

  • Local veterinary discount spay/neuter vouchers for any income

  • Low income medical assistance grants for companion animals

  • Cheyenne Fund dedicated for pets with life-shortening illness

  • Chappy Fund dedicated financial assistance for abused pets


To be eligible for assistance or vouchers, pet owners must be residents of Summit County or work in Summit County.

Click the clink below to access for form to apply for assistance :

Assistance Form