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

Happy New Year 2018 !

2017 was a very busy year for LAWS with 597 cats taken into care. It was also one of our most progressive. Through the dedicated efforts of staff, volunteers, our partner pet stores, and supporters, an awesome 529 cats found furever homes! In addition, 8 cats found their way back to their owners.

On our canine side, furever homes were also found for 30 dogs, and 3 were returned to their owners.

LAWS President, Kathy Hoyland was recently interviewed by Lake 88 Radio to discuss this past year and the progress that LAWS has made. You can have a listen here :

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
(Click image to view details)

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. Special thanks to Domino's pizza for sponsoring LAWS.

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

Our Upcoming Events

(click on the link(s) for more details)

Empties for Paws at LAWS

Empties for Paws at LAWS

Our 'Share the Love' Bottle Drive is currently running throughout the month of February - A great opportunity to recycle and raise some funds for our animals at the same time.

If you are an individual, group or food/beverage business and would like to help raise some funds for animals, LAWS would be pleased to receive your empty bottles of beer (cans and bottles), wine and spirits at the LAWS Animal Shelter at 253 Glenview Road. We are open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.

Thank you for giving !

Global Pet Foods - Show Us Your Heart Campaign

Show Us Your Heart

Global Pet Foods at 6081 Hazeldean Rd in Stittsville, will be holding their Annual "Show us Your Heart" fundraiser from February 11th to February 24th. This national campaign raises funds for animal shelters and pet rescue groups across Canada. Global Pet Foods Stittsville is once again partnering with LAWS Animal Shelter.

When you purchase a paper paw print for $5.00, or make a monetary donation of your choice, Global Pet Foods will match every donation with their own $1 donation.

Saturday, February 17th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, LAWS volunteers will be on hand at Global Pets Foods Stittsville with some adorable, adoptable kittens. Hope to see you there!

National Cupcake Day

National Cupcake Day
Do you love to BAKE and help animals in need? If yes, National Cupcake Day on Monday, February 26th, might be the perfect opportunity to share the love of your baked goods and raise some funds for our animals at the same time. If you would like to participate, let us know by sending an email to and we can help advertise to generate some orders.

Special Mentions


LAWS Shelter received a wonderful, surprise visit and early christmas gifts from our adopted cats Puddles and Pebbles. These gifts were hand-delivered by Keva, the young lady pictured here who adopted this lovely pair.

5 beautiful cat beds, 29 cans of Friskies and a cute box with Tim Hortons' cards for the staff to go for coffee, all very nicely wrapped and brought by KEVA.

Both Pebbles and Puddles are doing really well we were told, are loved very much and bring a smile to Keva's face every day.

THANK YOU KEVA for sending so much joy to LAWS on that busy Saturday morning.

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.

Latest Happy Tails and Other News

Search Site for keyword….


Lanark Animal Welfare Society © 2018

Serving all of Lanark County, Ontario
Registered Charity #BN 11900 4893 RR0001
Events & Marketing:
Frontier Theme