League for Animals and People of the Summit


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 from April 15 - June 30 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:

  • Barks & Brews at the Silverthorne Outlets: Canceled
  • Let’s Go Boating: Sat. & Sun., TBA at the Dillon Marina from 10-5: Sorry, no dogs allowed on boats, but take a 45 minute cruise by pontoon or sailboat for $25 Adults/$15 kids under 17. All proceeds benefit LAPS. Enjoy kayaks, paddleboards and more for a small extra fee!
  • 30th Anniversary Canine 4K: Sat., August 1, 8-Noon: check our website for photos and info and join over 120 dogs of all sizes for a 4K romp around Frisco. Prizes given for a timed Runners race, while Walkers will enjoy a FUN Walk. Huge Silent Auction, Doggie Contests, Vendors, Caricature artist, Paw Painting, Doggie Ice Cream and more! Enjoy the music of local favorite, Randall McKinnon all morning long! NEW SWAG this year!
  • Marina Mutt: Labor Day, September 7 at Dillon Marina, 12-4 pm: Dress up Muttley and yourself to win prizes. “Guess the number of treats” to win a ski pass!
  • 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!

LAPS is celebrating 30 years of Cold Nose & Warm Hearts this year and we are still planning positive for our 30th K94K event on August 1st. Keep checking here for updates in the next few months and stay healthy!

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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.

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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.