Lanark Animal Welfare Society

Our mission is to promote the welfare of all animals, to provide shelter and care, and prevent cruelty and suffering for those animals in need.



LAWS Animal Shelter
LAWS Shelter - 253 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls


LAWS Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the Kinsmen Pavilion at Lower Reach Park in Smiths Falls from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Registration begins at 12:30pm.

If you would like to become a LAWS Member or need to renew your membership, please contact the shelter before October 21st to make arrangements. Email: or Phone: 283-9308. You do not need a membership to attend this meeting as an observer, but you do need to be a member in order to vote.


LAWS is currently selling raffle tickets for your chance to win this beautiful Quilt, generously donated by one of our supporters. This quilt measures approximately 54" x 57" (4.5 ' x 4.75').

Raffles tickets are selling @ 1 for $2, or 3 for $5.00. Tickets can be purchased at the LAWS Shelter at 253 Glenview Road, or via EMT (Email Money Transfer) to, (password : lawsraffle). (If purchasing via EMT, please provide your name, telephone number, address and # of tickets desired in your EMT message). The winning ticket will be drawn November 30th.

Upcoming Events

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Retro Throwback Halloween Dance


Dust off your best 80s and 90s fashions and get ready for a 'RETRO THROWBACK HALLOWEEN DANCE' Event happening on Saturday, October 28th at Carleton Place Arena, 75 Neelin Street.

This event is being presented by Valley Granite & Tile. Dance the night away from 7:30PM until 1:00AM.

Tickets available at Valley Granite & Tile (150 Industrial in Carleton Place) & CP Chamber of Commerce office, 170 Bridge Street in Carleton Place.

Please visit our Event Page for more information.

Merrickville Christmas Showcase


Join us in the charming village of Merrickville for the Merrickville Christmas Showcase - The 2nd. happening on Saturday, November 4th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This is a unique christmas shopping experience featuring a variety of local vendors offering beautiful and distinctive christmas gift ideas. This event takes place at the Merrickville Community Center at 106 Read Street. For more information, or to become a participating vendor, please visit the Merrickville Christmas Showcase Facebook page.

Fundraising proceeds from this event will go to support LAWS Animal Shelter.

Christmas in the Valley Banner


Make your first holiday shopping destination the very popular Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show, where a juried selection of over 30 carefully selected artisans, crafters and bakers will be presenting their original creations in a relaxed, friendly and festive atmosphere. This event is happening on November 4th & 5th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day, at the Almonte Community Centre & Arena Upper Hall, 182 Bridge Street.

There will be free parking and admission to this show, plus your chance to win a door prize of a beautiful, festive quilt. For more information, please visit Valley Artisan Show.

Special Mentions

Dave and Cathy Lindstedt


Animal lovers Dave and Cathy Lindstedt helped launch the New Digs for LAWS Capital Campaign with a $5,000 donation at our 2016 'Walk Your Paws for LAWS' Event. A further $5,000 which was raised that day, has helped launch LAWS on the road to its goal of $525,000 for the campaign.

The campaign has a $525,000 goal to either build a new shelter for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society or provide significant upgrades to its current location.

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