LAPS is a great organization that serves the Summit County community through support of Animals and the people who care for them.
I have been involved with LAPS for over 10 years. The local animal shelter has ben a beneficiary, as well as many people (subject to income guidelines) who needed help with vet bills for their furry friends. Spay/neuter is a major program of LAPS and anyone can get a voucher to help with the expense of this surgery. All the board members over the years have been incredibly dedicated to the cause.
LAPS is near and dear to my heart as a former Board member and current volunteer. It was originally started to provide financial assistance and raise awareness for spaying/neutering of pets. Then it evolved into helping countless people pay for the often large veterinary bills that our wonderful pets can incur. The volunteers and generous donor base have made such a difference in the lives of our local pets and their people. LAPS is a great organization.
We are so fortunate in Summit County to have such a great place for our lost, rescued, injured animals and others who need to find a new, loving home and/or need vet care. LAPS has helped many animals to be healed and saved and given a new chance on life. This is as a place that has a mission of helping, healing and saving our less fortunate pets. Volunteers go through a training program and are active with exercising pets and caring for them while they are in residence waiting to find new homes so that they have less stress and are more likely to be adopted in a shorter time. Any support given to them is well deserved and used wisely and responsibly.
I cannot say enough great things about this organization! I am so glad they were there for me when my great pyrenees was hit by a car and I got a $3000 vet bill- right after buying a house, when I had no cash to cover his bills. LAPS was able to make a helpful contribution to the bill and it was a godsend. These volunteers do whatever it takes to raise money for people and their animals. What a great concept! Many thanks to LAPS! What a great organization!
The family pet is sick or injured. The vet bills are shocking. It's a struggle. We hate to see our beloved friend suffer. We're worried and willing to make huge sacrifices for the life/quality of life of this special companion. Where to turn? LAPS - League for Animals & People of the Summit provides low-income financial assistance for pet owners with high, and often unexpected, veterinary bills. Sigh of relief! It gives me great satisfaction to help people/pets with these struggles, along with providing financial assistance for spay and neuter surgeries. I volunteer as secretary of the board for LAPS and am deeply rewarded by success stories of the many people and animals we help.
I have been involved with the League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) for over 12 years, either as a Board Member or a volunteer. LAPS is an all volunteer organization that has contributed to the spaying and neutering of thousands of animals and helped countless animal owners that needed a bit of assistance with the veterinary bills for their pets. All those involved with LAPS care deeply about pets and are committed to continuing to provide spay/neuter and veterinary financial assistance to animals and their human companions in Summit County.
LAPS is a wonderful organization run by volunteers only - no staff, no overhead. The mission can be read in the previous review, but the feedback from animal owners who have been helped by LAPS is heartwarming and often brings those of us to tears who receive requests for help. We offer low cost spay/neuter services, as well as help to pet owners facing financial challenges in caring for their pets. It is a most rewarding experience to be a part of LAPS - particularly to be involved in their largest fundraiser, the K94K in Frisco, Co, where hundreds of dogs and owners run and walk to raise money for the organization! The cooperative effort with the Summit County Animal Shelter is also very rewarding and practical.
League for Animals & People of the Summit has a mission that most people agree with: to prevent the needless euthanasia of unwanted or needy pets. L.A.P.S. was formed in 1991 to help finance spay/neuter procedures for pets of low income local individuals, but has expanded to include aid for most medical/surgical vet bills also. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit supported solely by memberships, fundraisers, donations and grants. Among our annual fundraisers is the Canine 4K with over 200 dogs/250 people racing around Frisco, CO. The winter event, DogTerra, showcases ski jor lessons/race, agility courses in the snow, snowshoeing and frisbee contests. Everyone has fun outside with their furry kids, while raising money for the needy pets in our county. We are an all-volunteer organization with no office space or equipment except our personal computers etc. Nearly 100% of all money raised, goes right back to our community each year. We have fun with all the smaller fundraisers and lifelong friends are made in the process. Helping people who don't have any options for paying for high vet bills and saving them the heartache of putting down their beloved pet or watching them in pain, just for the lack of money, touches your heart and makes all the work well worth it.