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.



The Lanark Animal Welfare Society will be closed to the public from August 15 until September 1, 2014. During this time the staff will be conducting a massive cleaning, working hard to ensure that the shelter maintains high standards and is environmentally friendly. We invite you all to come visit the shelter after our improvements are made.

Please note that the temporary closure will not affect operations such as the pound facility, rescue network, foster search team and pet store adoptions.

LAWS dogs and cats will be available for adoption by appointment during our clean up. Please call the shelter; messages will be monitored for emergency and adoption requests.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the shelter at

AndreDog Education Seminars: André Hurtubise, Owner of Perth’s Pooch Pal dog training and senior trainer at Ottawa Canine School is also in charge of training our dog volunteers at LAWS. He is kindly lending his expertise to deliver several dog education seminars at the Perth Library in support of LAWS. These seminars are being offered free to the public but of course a donation to LAWS would be appreciated and can brought on the night of the seminar(s) you wish to attend. If you have any questions please feel free to email Beth Searle, Humane Education Director at Hope to see you there!
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