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If You See What You Think to be Abuse/Neglect of an Animal,
or Need to Inquire about a Lost Pet,
CLICK HERE TO CONTACT THE LARAMIE ANIMAL SHELTER.
What We Do to Help Animals
Compassionate Care Program
This program provides short-term care for pets with owners who are dealing with a crisis (i.e. death in the family, medical emergency, etc.) and have no funds or means to arrange for pet care. Check out our CCP page!
Micro-chipping greatly increases the chances that a lost pet will be found and returned to its owner! These low-cost clinics are offered two to four times a year for both dogs and cats. Volunteer to help!
Spay/Neuter of Shelter Animals
For those who need it, LAWS will cover the expense to spay/neuter any animal adopted from the Laramie Animal Shelter.
Dog Day in the Park
Co-sponsored with the City of Laramie Department of Parks and under the direction of Barbara Barnes, this event offers many pet services and products, along with activities and educational activities all in one place. It is annually patronized by many people and their dogs and is held in late August at a large city park in Laramie. Volunteer to help!
Medical Care for Shelter Animals
We assist in medical care for animals at the Laramie Animal Shelter, including dental and any other care needed to ensure that the animal is healthy enough for adoption. We also provide care for injured or sick animals brought in by Animal Control or surrendered by owners.
Spay/Neuter Vet Coupons
Accepted by all the veterinarians in the Laramie area, we provide coupons to cover a portion of the cost to spay/neuter cats, dogs and rabbits (and possibly other small mammal pets). The coupons pay $25 for cat surgeries and $45 for dog surgeries. Coupons are available through the Laramie Animal Shelter.
Due to a lack of resources or space, it is often impractical for shelters and rescue facilities to house every homeless pet. Fortunately, animals that would otherwise be euthanized due to lack of space can be saved through caring people who are willing to open their home and hearts to a shelter pet in need. LAWS provides training to these individuals on how to prepare for the special care and handling that foster animals require.
Through our website, we offer links to rescue and humane organizations nationwide, educational material concerning pet health and care, a link to the Laramie Animal Shelter’s list of adoptable animals, and general and statistical information on pet overpopulation and animal welfare. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have about pets in Laramie and our organization. Just contact us!
Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)
LAWS volunteers manage colonies of feral cats outside Laramie by trapping them to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. After which, the cats are given an identifying mark and returned to the colony, where volunteers provide food, water and shelter year-round. For these reasons, the colonies are less prone to preying on birds or small mammals/reptiles, they do not expand (unless another stray arrives from outside), and they do not constitute a health problem. Visit our TNR page!