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Our Recent News
  • Adopt Duke today!

    Adoption Spotlight!

    Duke is enrolled in obedience training and is becoming a model canine companion! He’s a beautiful boy, and his newly-acquired obedience skills (like the High-Five) have taken him to new heights. He is waiting for…
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  • Report Animal Cruelty

    April Awareness

    Cruelty to Animals It’s punishable by a fine of up to $750.00 in Wyoming, and can also bring six months in jail and a prohibition from owning pets for six months. Cruelty can be anything…
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  • Ron and Brady, cat house builders

    Volunteers in Action

    L.A.W.S. supports Cat Houses! Well, not that kind of cat house. The ones our wonderful volunteers have built are very simple; no carpets or chandeliers, just a nice little entrance door, the right size for…
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  • Thor

    February 23 is Spay Day USA

    February 23 is Spay Day USA–but it’s not the only day you can have your pet spayed or neutered. Unwanted litters lead to kittens and puppies being dropped off at shopping malls, veterinary clinics, animal…
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What We Do to Help Animals

Compassionate Care Program

users 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!

Low-Cost Micro-chipping

downMicro-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

heartFor 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

imageCo-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

id_cardWe 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

tagAccepted 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.

Foster Training

check_markDue 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.

Provide Resources

bookThrough 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)

barcodeLAWS 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. Volunteer to help!