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Welcome to Laramie Animal Welfare Society (LAWS)

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the animals of Laramie, WY. We also assist the work of the Laramie Animal Shelter to promote responsible pet ownership.

Check Out Our Adoptable Pets

All LAWS Adoptables are cared for in foster homes until adopted. A completed adoption application is required, and upon approval of the adoption application, pets will be spayed/neutered and micro-chipped. Learn more about LAWS Adoptables.

LAWS also assists in rehoming for local owners who can no longer care for their pets. These pets are also available for adoption, but adopters will need to contact the owners directly. Visit the Rehoming Bulletin Board.

Contact the Laramie Animal Shelter if:

  • you see what you think to be abuse or neglect of an animal
  • you need to inquire about a lost pet

Lost Your Pet?

Alert local people on Facebook and notify the PawBoost Rescue Squad™ for free!

Mark Your Calendar


National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.

Our Recent News

“That Was Just the Nicest Gesture!”

“That Was Just the Nicest Gesture!”

Caleb Marr celebrated his 9th birthday in an unconventional way... Instead of gifts, this young man requested donations. With Caleb and his parents' help and the generous donations delivered by local businesses, Caleb's birthday wish was fulfilled and the animals...
Are e-Cigs Toxic to Pets?

Are e-Cigs Toxic to Pets?

If your e-juice doesn’t contain nicotine, it doesn’t mean you have nothing to worry about as other ingredients and flavorings can be hazardous for the pets. Electronic cigarettes may not be as perilous to animals as tobacco cigarettes. However, vaping...
Can Pets Prevent Substance Abuse?

Can Pets Prevent Substance Abuse?

More Than Teaching Responsibility A common reason parents get a household pet (or even better, a pet that ‘belongs’ solely to a child) is to teach responsibility. But how can getting a pet prevent kids from trying drugs due to...