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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LAWS Yard Sale

LAWS will be holding a Yard Sale at the Shelter on Saturday July 29th from 8 AM - 2 PM. Rain or Shine (but let's hope for SHINE!!!).

We are accepting donations of gently used items so if you have some sitting on the shelf that deserve a chance at a new life, please bring them to the shelter at 253 Glenview Rd, any day between 11am and 4pm. We can arrange to pick up large donations from your location if necessary - please call the shelter to arrange.


Walk Your Paws for Laws

Our 'WALK YOUR PAWS FOR LAWS' Event will be happening in Smiths Falls on September 24th! ... Stay tuned for more information!

Special Mentions



A huge thank you goes out to the staff at Pet Valu Almonte. Their goal for Pet Appreciation month in support of LAWS was $3300. They exceeded that goal and raised a whopping $4425.80!!! This will go a long way to help all of the Paws at LAWS.

Thank you so very much to all who donated. Pictured here are LAWS Board members (Dave, Cathy, and Kathy) who were on hand to accept the donation.

Pictured left to right : Jenna Rattray, Dave Lindstedt, Jenna McGuire (Store Manager), Cathy Taylor, Kathy Hoyland, and Lindsay Coghill. Pet Valu staff missing from photo - Zoey Whiteman &Traci Drew.

Brianna and Jack


Brianna recently celebrated her 8th birthday and asked for donations for LAWS instead of birthday gifts for herself. Thank you Brianna, from all the paws at LAWS!

Jack also recently celebrated his 8th birthday and asked for donations for LAWS instead of birthday gifts for himself.

Jack is pictured here with Tubby, our temporary office cat who is happily inspecting all the goodies Jack collected. WTG Brianna and Jack! Thank you, from all the paws at LAWS!


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 last 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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