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Walk for the Paws at Laws 2019

Posted: Wednesday September 25, 2019 4:10 PM

Sunday September 29, 2019
Registration 11:00am - 11:30am

Walk begins and ends at Isabel Morris Park, Lakefield

Lottery Time Again!

Posted: Saturday August 3, 2019 6:47 PM

Ticket sales have begun!! We are asking for your help to assist with sales. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and we are hoping to sell all 3000
tickets! TICKETS ARE $5/each...there are 10 in a pre-made booklet.

All proceeds go towards the animals and their care - this fundraiser is targeted on our vet bills, which often exceed $12,000 per month!

We are also offering 2 VOLUNTEER HOURS to all high school students FOR EACH BOOK OF TICKETS SOLD. (With parents permission of course!)

If you are able to help, please drop by LAWS between 11-5, Monday - Saturday. Thank you in advance!


Posted: Thursday May 16, 2019 3:51 PM

This past two weeks has seen a number of kittens/pregnant moms/litters and moms enter both our foster homes and LAWS. We have 20+ kittens who will be ready in a couple of weeks or so, and we are sure many more will be coming in every day.

There's nothing better than having a litter of cute fluffy kittens - but it can be overwhelming to the system. The cost of food, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, (kitten's & Mom cat), and any other additional medical costs can certainly stretch our budget.

We need YOUR help to prepare for kitten season!
We are looking for your support in 3 ways:

1. A Donation: Your financial assistance can help provide food, vaccinations, spay & neuter surgeries etc.

2. Join our STAR Program: (VIA pre-authorized withdrawal or postdated cheques). Your monthly commitment helps ensure that stray, injured or abused animals entering LAWS get the treatment they need.

3. In Kind Donations: We are in need of KMR (kitten replacement milk), wet canned kitten food, mother/baby cat dry kibble and clumping/non clumping litter.

Thank you in advance!

Dog Room Update!!

Posted: Sunday April 7, 2019 6:09 AM

It's been a super busy time in our dog room this past month, so we thought we should share some updates with you.
First, we are pleased to introduce to you, our new Dog Room Coordinator - Ali Brown. Ali is well known in the dog walking community (All Tied Up Pet Services, Buckhorn), was a recent Board Member at LAWS, and has a deep love of all dogs/rescue - all combined, we think she is going to be a great asset to our dog adoption programming.
Look for Ali in the dog room from 11-4, Monday through Friday (alternating Saturdays).
If you are interested in any of our new dogs, please pop in or call Ali at LAWS - 705-652-0588. She will be more than happy to help you find your 'furever' family addition!!

A new collaboration with Pound Paws Recue:

Pound Paws is a registered non-profit, 100% volunteer-based organization dedicated to saving animals currently in need of rescue, in the Montreal area. Many of the animals are on death row in the shelters, with deadlines of days or even just hours. When necessary, they pull dogs or cats from the shelters to buy them more time, and then they are able to board them until a rescue spot is found. Once a spot in a rescue is found, they then coordinate with two volunteer transport groups that 'relay' the rescued animal to their new shelter - in this case LAWS.
We recently received three of these dogs - of which two have already been adopted!!! Two of these dogs were fully vetted (all shots, dewormed and fixed) and ready for adoption, while the third requires a bit more time at LAWS to learn some doggie manners.
We are so excited to be able to welcome these animals from Pound Paws - we know they will find their perfect furever home - could it be yours??

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

Phone: 705-652-0588

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where we're located:
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