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Posted: Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:46 PM

LAWS (Lakefield Animal Welfare Society) prides itself in providing quality vet care for all our in-house and off-site cats/kittens and dogs from intake, until the day they are adopted. While this takes time and effort, we certainly would never want to compromise our standards of having each cat deemed healthy by our vet – this healthy cat check includes flea treatment, deworming, 1st shot, rabies shot, booster and a spay/neuter.
As of March 1st, 2018, there will be a small increase in the adoption prices of our animals. The reason for this is due to the increased cost of maintaining our standard of care and the reality of the expenses accrued from our monthly operating costs – sometimes in excess of $30,000 per month. For example, dental work for one cat can sometimes exceed $400, and at present we have 3+ cats requiring this procedure.
Adult cats - $175
Includes 1st shots; 2nd shots; rabies; Revolution; deworming and spay/neuter.
Kittens - $200
Includes 1st shots; Revolution; deworming and spay/neuter.
Kittens - $175
Includes 1st shot; Revolution, deworming; (not fixed); $50 voucher toward spay/neuter sent home at adoption.
Dogs - $400
Includes 1st shot; Advantage; deworming; spay/neuter; microchip.


Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018 12:13 PM


Meet Patches (age 10) and her BESTIE, Checkers (age 2)!! They are from a home with lots of cats and were relinquished together.....we originally thought they were Mom & son, but due to Patches age, we are still unsure.

Both have spent their whole time at LAWS together, in the same cage and Condo. As they were both on the shy side, they were initially more comfortable while in each other's company.  Once they moved up to the Main room, both developed confidence and are now quite content spending their day apart.

We are looking for a quiet home for Patches.  She would be quite content in a quiet home, with a window and a comfy couch to nap on.  Checkers on the other hand, is a young active boy, and would love nothing more than to run around and play with a buddy.  

Please call or visit the shelter if you are interested in adopting either Patches and Checkers.

Introducing Mya:

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018 5:41 PM

This is our beautiful Mya. She is a 9 year old female/spayed German Shepherd, who weighs approximately 60 lbs. Mya has one of the sweetest dispositions; she loves playing “kick ball,” loves her walks and loves her snuggle time. Mya came into LAWS last June (2017), because her owner could no longer care for her. Mya did have a bit of a tough start - she was born in Germany, moved to Belize at 3 months old, and then when she was 6 months old, her “Dad” went back to Germany. Mya was not allowed to travel back to Germany at that time, and so he made the hard decision to let her go. Mya spent the next 6-8 months on the streets of Belize. Luckily, a visitor from Canada befriended her, and was able to bring her back from Belize. Mya arrived in Peterborough, with her rescuer, in the hopes of finding her a loving home. Unfortunately, while she was on the streets of Belize, she learned to dislike other dogs; Mya was rehomed twice (due to her dog aggression), before finding a forever home for 6 years as an only dog/pet. This is the type of home that Mya needs in order for her to feel content, and for her to reach her full potential as a family dog.
If you are interested in Mya, and would like to set up a visit, please call the shelter at 705-652-0588, and speak with our dog manager, Brian (after 12:00 noon, Monday through Saturday).

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P.O. Box 9
Lakefield, ON
K0L 2H0

Phone: 705-652-0588

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2887 Lakefield Highway
(formerly Hwy28)

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday:
11:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday and Holidays:

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Hills® Science Diet® "Second Chance for Love" shelter program has partnered with us and is donating dry food for all dogs, cats, kittens and puppies being cared for here.

Another volunteer-driven rescue organization with that works to help save of abandoned, lost/found and stray animals in the City of Kawartha Lakes and beyond. For more information please visit their page:

KLAWS - Kawartha Lakes Animal Wellness Society

Urgently Needed:

  • cat and kitten food
  • clumping kitty litter
  • foster homes
  • volunteers for morning cat cage cleaning and feeding