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WARNING: ADORABLE ADOPTABLES!
“Hi, I’m a seriously cute little girl with a huge curiosity bump. They tell me I’m a “diluted calico” and white kitten, but I don’t think I’m diluted at all! I’m being held for my portrait (this is my best side!), but normally I’m very busy getting into mischief. Of course, that’s in-between naps, which I take often, especially after meals. I’d love to go home with you!”
“Ooooh, is that a pair of eyes looking at me?! I sure hope it doesn’t eat kittens! I am a particularly elegant kitten, with delightful Siamese flame-point markings (Well, the beginnings of them, anyway; I’m only 10 weeks old, you know) and a Siamese disposition to match. There’s lots of curiosity, as well as elegance, in all I do. I am developing my voice and love to talk. I am seeking a suitable companion for play, naps, cuddles, and of course, appropriate meals and bedrooms!”
“No, I’m the one with the short, white blaze on my face–You’re thinking of my brother, Ol’ Big Nose over there. I am a handsome grey and white chap, full of fun and curiosity, and just looking for the right home. Comfy laps, great toys, yummy meals, and a few corners to hide in would just suit me just fine. Anyone applying???”
“Big Nose, indeed! My face markings are particularly fine, I have much purer white boots than my brother, and my whiskers are more lush, too. I’m a real gentle-cat-about-town, dressed for success. I am looking for a nice family, of course the “right sort of people”, who understand playtime, being ambushed from good hiding places, and the proper combination of dinners and naps. I will enhance your establishment to no end!”
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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 now has a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Program to help curb the overpopulation of feral cats outside Laramie. LAWS helps organize trapping, spay/neuter, and vaccination of feral cats, adoption of kittens, and helps people get set up to care for their cat colonies. We provide traps, trapping tips, primary funding for spay/neuter and first vaccinations, and insulated shelters for cats if needed. In return, caretakers provide daily food and water for the cats; and we ask that they note cats’ comings and goings for our statistics. TNR has been shown to significantly limit fighting over food and females, and lessen predation on birds and small animals. It reduces feral cat populations through sterilization, attrition, and adoption of kittens, where catch and kill methods are not effective. The method of “catch and kill”, where cats are removed from an area and destroyed, creates a vacuum effect where new cats will fill the void and continue to breed to capacity, and the cycle continues. Contact us for more information or Volunteer to help!