With the Holidays right around the corner, Santa Claus will be making his annual appearance at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter! We will be taking pictures with Santa from 11 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 27, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to take a true family portrait with all your furry family members! There is a $20 minimum donation per session and $10 extra for each additional pose. Spaces are limited so if you are interested in booking a time slot call (604)857-5055 today.  Photos by the always wonderful Trav+Ash Photography. See you there!

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Kitten Season’s Impact on Adult Cat Adoptions

So far this year we’ve had 170 kittens in our care. That’s a lot of kittens that needed to find new homes! Thanks to our amazing foster parents, many of the kittens were able to stay to stay with them, freeing up some space at the shelter for adult cats. We’re so thankful that all the adoptable kittens so far have found their new homes!

Because of the available space at the shelter, we were able to help many adult and senior cats this past summer as well. Although many people prefer adopting kittens over cats, we’re very grateful that many of the adult and senior cats in our care were also able to find amazing homes. We are so lucky to be in such a supportive community, and thank everyone who volunteered this past season, donated financially, or opened up their hearts and homes to a new baby or adult cat (or two)!

If you’d like to help the cats in your community but aren’t sure how, here are some ways that you’re able to help:

1.     Raising awareness of the need of homes for cats to be adopted into. You can do this by following us on social media and sharing our Facebook posts.

2.     Consider if you’re able to adopt a cat, and encourage your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers to also consider adopting.

3.     Support LAPS financially by donating today or becoming a monthly donor.

4.     Be an active community member by caring for community cats. You can provide food, shelter, and in some instances veterinary care. Spaying and neutering cats in the community is very important, you can read what we’re doing to help with this here.

Furry Tail Ending: Porsche

The lovely girl we got to know as “Porsche” came to us as a stray with little discipline. She was in poor condition when and was missing a lot of hair on her back, a result of her flea and food allergies. With some TLC she got cleaned up and started to feel more comfortable at the shelther. Porsche was about 2 years old when she came to LAPS, and she’s a beautiful Boxer/ Pitbull mix. She really benefited from the training she received at LAPS and enjoyed all the attention she was getting with her trainers. Soon, her rambunctious behavior began to improve and she became adoptable.

Charming Porsche was looking for her furever home where she could be herself and receive lots of love and care from her new parents. After a couple adoptions for her fell through, the right new parents came along for this sweetie- Jamie and Alex Schreder. They have named her “Maggie”, and  she’s such a sweet and happy dog, loving the attention and care she receives from her new pet parents.

Upcoming Gala

Together with Schreder Brothers Real Estate Group, we invite you to our 9th annual “Furry Tail Endings” LAPS Fall Gala! This year’s theme is “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and the whole event is going to be bigger and better than ever! Come celebrate Langley’s social event of the year at the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley on November 5, 2016 and show your support for animals in need. For ticket information, click here.

If you’re looking for a way to promote your business, honour the memory of a loved one, or just help animals in need, consider supporting the LAPS Fall Gala. We are in need of monetary donations, as well as items for our exciting live and silent auctions (new merchandise, trips, and services). You can learn more about how to become a sponsor here.  A huge thank-you to everyone who has already donated to this year’s gala. We couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of our sponsors. 

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has gone by and we are smack dab in the middle of kitten season yet again. Our 3rd annual Kitten Roundup has been set for Saturday May 28th, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will be fully staffed and at the ready to take in pregnant/nursing moms as well as kittens under 7 months old. If your barn cat, pet cat or stray neighbourhood cat has had a litter, we are here to help! For more information please call us at (604)857-5055.11149266_931134186917014_1406286897070310864_n

On February 29th, 2016, people all over Canada will be baking a difference by selling cupcakes and donating all of the profits to various SPCAs and Humane Societies. www.NationalCupcakeDay.ca has all of the information you need to sign up as well as fundraising tips and tricks. Hold a bake sale at your school, office or home and help Langley’s animals in need! We will be having cupcake sales at LAPS on February 29th as well, so if you aren’t able to hold a bake sale of your own, come on down and satisfy your sweet tooth!

Every year when the weather starts to warm up outside, we find ourselves inundated with kittens! Whether that be older kittens, nursing or pregnant moms, or orphan bottle feeders, we see them all! We currently have some foster homes that are ready at a moments notice to help out, but we are always looking for more volunteers to add to the roster. If you have the time and are interested in raising some kittens in your home, please fill out an application http://www.lapsbc.ca/get-involved/foster/

We will be having our next foster parent seminar on January 14th, 2016.

Are you looking for a gift for that “hard to buy for” person? Do you want something out of the ordinary for your friends and family? Why not give a gift that helps out animals in need? This year we have a few options that are sure to please!

We have wishes for purchase that feature an adorable LAPS animal on one side and a “Thank You” note on the other, perfect for adding to holiday cards. All of the proceeds from these wishes go directly to improving the daily lives of all of our furry residents. Wish cards are available for a minimum $10 donation and you can choose any photo you like!
Our new 2016 “Furry Tail Endings” calendars have arrived and are available for $20 each.

As well if you make a donation of $50 or more you will receive a special LAPS keepsake ornament for your tree (while supplies last.) 

Also if you want to buy something that our animals really need, check out our wishlist under “Get Involved!”

Come on down to the shelter today to check out our holiday gift ideas!

We’ve had an unexpectedly astonishing autumn this year at LAPS. It seems that just about everyday we are receiving more and more kittens! Tuesday, November 10th in particular was extremely hectic. After already taking in 4 very sick kittens, our day was just getting started! A kind man brought in 2, very large, makeshift cardboard carriers, full to the brim with kittens! 11 in total, we had our work cut out for us. The property owner had been trying to get a handle on the amount of cats/kittens that had been calling his farm “home,” but he couldn’t do it on his own. We were more than happy to help with the 11, black and white, teen aged, kittens and we were moved to hear of how he rescued one kitten in particular. The oldest female of the “precious stones” litter, “Diamond,” was found starving, all alone, and just a few days old. He scooped her up, kept her in his shirt and close to his heart, in an effort to try to warm her back up. After she was warm, he made up some kitten milk and fed her as much as she would eat. Thankfully, with around the clock feedings, lots of love and attention, that sweet little kitten made it out of the woods! Diamond wouldn’t have had a fighting chance if he didn’t find her when he did. A huge thank you is in order for that kind man, who went above and beyond to give a helpless baby cat a fighting chance.

Hard to believe it’s just about that time of year again! With the Holidays right around the corner, Santa Claus will be making his annual appearance at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter! We will be taking pictures with Santa from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 6th, 2015. This is a great opportunity for you to take a true family portrait with all of your furry family members as well! There is a $20 minimum donation per session and $10 extra for each additional pose. Spaces are limited so if you are interested in booking a time slot call (604)857-5055 today.  Photos by the always wonderful Trav of Trav+Ash Photography.

08 Jasper & Maddox