Thank you so much for the great news! I’m so happy, you literally saved me! Thank you!!!
Valentina and Bo 10/23
Thank you so much! You have my word that I will pay it forward!
Maggie and Piper 10/23
Thank you for helping my Apollo run again, thank you very much Ruth 9/23
LAPS is an awesome resource in Summit County. I never thought I would receive such an incredible gift to help with the cost of Crash's surgery! Cannot thank you enough! The crew at Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital were the ones who suggested I contact LAPS. They were the ones who turned me on to such an amazing group! Thank you again, Glenn 9/23
There are not words to describe the gratitude I have for you and your organization. Thank you for helping me to make my dog whole and healthy again. Thank you for your kindness and generosity, as this is making a huge difference in mylife. Never before have I felt so much support from a community. I wish you all the best!Gregory & Sierra April 2023
Thank you very much for providing financial assistance when emergency vet services were needed for Bunker. The application and approval process were straightforward and quick. Bunker received excellent care from the vets and staffat Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital and CSU. Bunker has since made a full recovery. Matt and Bunker June 2023
LAPS has been such a blessing to my family by providing us with financial assistance for emergency vet bills for both my dog and cat. My dog needed surgery for reoccurring cystine kidney stones that obstructed and caused so much pain. They also helped me after my indoor cat escaped then returned days later with a broken leg that required amputation. As a full time student, my ability to pay for emergent situations like these would usually mean going into debt. LAPS made it possible for my pets to receive vet care without having to compromise on the quality because of my financial limitations. I’m so grateful to my vet for suggesting that I apply and even more grateful to LAPS for making what felt impossible, possible.
Chunk and Martin
This sweet dog was found as a stray in Silverthorne on April 26th. Silverthorne Police found her roaming on Blue River Parkway. There was a name on her harness, ‘Nala’, but no tags and she did not have a microchip. Someone abandoned her. She received shots, a microchip and was spayed with funding provided by LAPS. and the Summit Foundation. Because there is funding to support spay / neuter surgeries at our shelter, Nala received a second chance. She is patiently waiting for her new forever family.
Lal came to the shelter with her four siblings…with a very urgent need. Their mama had passed away the night before, so as soon as they came in, we immediately contacted a volunteer who could foster and bottle feed them. They were born on 05/18/23 – just three weeks old when they arrived. Once they are eight-weeks old and weigh 2lbs we will spay and neuter them and give them a chance at a great life. Once again thanks to funding from LAPS and the Summit Foundation.
After my kitty had to undergo necessary tooth extractions due to a newfound feline disease, there was no better support than LAPS. There was not a moment in my mind that I did not believe LAPS would be able to help me and my cat, Leo through this tough time. What I had thought would be a routine visit, turned into an overwhelming vet bill. With LAPS' support, however, my anxiety over the expense subsided and I was able to focus on caring for Leo during his recuperation. Thanks to LAPS, Leo can not only live pain-free, but he can enjoy his favorite crunchy food once again! Marie C.
This is Russell. He isn't very good at speaking human but he really wanted to say THANK YOU to the members of and contributors to LAPS for helping with his ever growing bills. He was hit by a car on May 7th, 2 days after his 7th birthday, and almost had to have his leg amputated. Thanks to the amazing vet care he has been receiving at Farmers Korner Vet hospital, CSU vet hospital, and Grand Valley Emergency Vet, he was able to keep the leg and is 1 month into his several month recovery. Hopefully he will be back to his favorite activities of backpacking and hiking in no time!
The process of application was so simple and I received approval in 24 hours. The next steps were also very easy, I didn't need to do anything– thank you for handling payment with the vet's office. I am so thankful to LAPS for the help!
My cat is doing well and recovering from the procedure. Sara R. 2023
"I am so grateful this organization exists! At the very beginning of the pandemic my cat, Kit, started displaying strange behavior prompting a visit to the vet. Turns out he had to have 8 teeth pulled due to dental decay and inflamed gums. Poor guy. This resulted in quite the hefty vet bill that I couldn’t afford at the time during the pandemic. Luckily, a friend let me know of this awesome organization for Summit County residents. They helped pay for a huge portion of Kit’s bill allowing me to get him the care he desperately needed.
I have lived and worked as a veterinarian in Summit County since 1998. During this time, LAPS has always been there for Summit County Residents and their beloved furry family members.