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 is Seeking New Board Members

LAWS is currently looking for Board members with a solid business background and expertise in Finance, Human Resources, Fundraising, and Communications/Social Media.

If you want to help make a difference in the lives of pets in the Lanark County area, if you have the time to commit to help LAWS survive and thrive, if you enjoy working as part of a dedicated, enthusiastic team, then we would like to meet you. For more information contact Kathy at

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


Available Barn Cats

Life on the streets can be tough. We currently have several cats in the shelter who for whatever reason are just not interested in life as a pampered indoor pet. These independent felines need a special type of placement.

We call these cats our "Barn Buddies". They will guard your property and help to naturally control your rodent population - In exchange, all they ask is for someone to provide them with regular meals, a warm and dry place to rest and someone to watch out for them.

Don't let the term "Barn Buddies" fool you, they're not picky. If you have a barn, warehouse, greenhouse or other outdoor building, will you consider giving one or more of these special cats an alternative to living in the shelter?

Do you like Pizza? Do you like to save money while donating to a worthy cause?
If YES, have we got a DEAL for you!

Dominoes Pizza Fundraiser Cards
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LAWS is selling Domino's Pizza Fundraiser Cards for $10 each. LAWS gets $8 for each card sold which will go directly to our Shelter Capital Campaign. You get free pizzas, free pasta, free bread at any of the 7 locations listed on the card - Carleton Place, Cornwall, Barrhaven, Arnprior, Renfrew, Pembroke and Petawawa.

This is a great deal you don't want to miss out on. Special thanks to Domino's Pizza for sponsoring.

These Fundraiser Cards are available for purchase at the LAWS shelter, 11am-4pm daily.

Upcoming Events

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Summer Showcase

Come and join us at the "Merrickville Summer Showcase" to be held at the Community Center in the beautiful little town of Merrickville on Sunday July 16th from 11am - 4pm.

There will be lots of amazing vendors for you to shop from, raffles and a silent auction to benefit the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. Address for Event: 106 Read St, Merrickville-Wolford, ON

Walk Your Paws for Laws

Our 'WALK YOUR PAWS FOR LAWS' Event will be happening in Smiths Falls on September 25th! ... Stay tuned for more information!

Special Mentions

Rachel and Jorja

A great big THANK YOU to Rachel and Jorja from Huntley Centennial Public School in Carp. They ran a donation campaign for a week and collected this mountain of stuff for LAWS. It covered the reception desk from end to end - poor Tubby (the temporary office cat) had nowhere to hang out so he settled for cuddles instead. Well done girls!

Smiths Falls Veterinary Services

Congratulations to SMITHS FALLS VETERINARY SERVICES on their recent Grand Re-Opening following their move to a new location on Lombard Street in Smiths Falls. Special thanks and appreciation for the donation LAWS has received from that event.

Kendra - Fundraiser for LAWS

A great big THANK YOU goes out to Kendra Gibbons who had a table at the recent Community Yard Sale in Toledo to raise funds for us. Kendra's mom writes: "It was a big success with lots of enthusiasm from our little community and lots of people making donations even if they didn't make a purchase. Kendra was pleased to raise $161.50 (twice what she raised last year). " WTG Kendra! We REALLY appreciate your efforts.


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 this year's '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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