Look at that smile! This beautiful girl is looking to find a home of her own! She is a German Shepherd / Chow mix and is about a year old. She came to LAPS as a stray and has been such a happy and friendly girl. This 80lb girl is loving and likes to make new friends, she’ll make an excellent addition to a special family. She is looking for a home without young kids, but could live with other pets. Let’s find Li Ming that special home she deserves!
If interested in adopting Li Ming into your family, please speak with her trainer by phoning 604-857-5055.

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It’s a brand new year and we have our wonderful calendars still available for sale! We have partnered with the Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charities and Trav+Ash Photography to create a super cool calendar of Firefighters with their dogs, and with LAPS kittens. By purchasing this calendar you are supporting two great causes! Stop by the shelter any day between 9-5:30 to purchase your calendar(s) or you can call LAPS at 604-857-5055 to order and we will ship to you!
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A huge thank you to this young hero, Ciana, for her generous donation to the kitties at LAPS! For her birthday she asked guests to bring a donation for LAPS in lieu of birthday gifts. She was very proud that she was given over $300 to spend on purchasing new toys and food for the kittens! With a big smile on her face, she brought everything into LAPS and met with some of the kittens that will benefit from her generosity.
Thank you Ciana for the great example of being a true hero in your community!
For more ideas on how you can help the animals at LAPS, go to http://www.lapsbc.ca/get-involved/donate/.

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As  the winter weather remains cold out, please remember your pets feel it too. Our furry friends will still enjoy their walks out and appreciate the exercise even in the winter. Try going for shorter walks more frequently rather than one long hike in the cold. As the rush for ice melting salt continues to drive an increase in usage, remember our pet’s paws are susceptible to chemical burns from prolonged contact. Try to keep them on the grass where possible. When you get home, wipe your pet’s paws with a warm wash cloth to prevent them from licking and ingesting the salt. With a little extra care, your pets can continue to enjoy their winter walks safely.

As we take a look back at 2016 we would like to send a very heartfelt thank you to each one of you for the amazing support you have shown us over this past year. It has been an amazing year filled with great memories from reuniting 447 animals with their owners to witnessing 441 adoptions while caring for over 280 kittens. It takes time from our 225 volunteers along with generous donations from many of our supporters to help each animal in our care. Thank you for helping us accomplish more than we ever imagined. 2016 was an incredible year as we say goodbye. Join us as we look forward to more adventures in 2017. Happy New Year!

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This poor little kitten was brought to us after being found by a very kind person who saw her dragging herself across a parking lot in Langley, in the freezing cold. Jingle was in very poor condition….. as you can imagine. Living outside in this weather would be incredibly difficult for anyone, especially if you are a tiny 7 week old kitten all alone. Jingle came in very, very cold, starving, matted, and very sick. 
If you’re able to share some Christmas cheer with this little sweetie and can donate to her care, we would be grateful.
Please donate at www.lapsbc.ca/donate.

Read Jingle’s story at: http://www.langleytimes.com/news/408538935.html#.WGRJunC0VHQ.facebook

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National Cupcake Day is only 2 months away! That means that NOW is the perfect time to start planning your Cupcake Party! Bake cupcakes for your co-workers, friends, and family. Your guests donate to LAPS, in exchange for cupcakes, and raise critically-needed funds for the lost, stray, and unwanted animals in our community.
The funds you raise for National Cupcake Day will have a significant impact on the animals we care for, as you are funding their second chances!
For more information about National Cupcake Day, how to register, and info on prizes to win, go to: http://support.ontariospca.ca/site/TR?fr_id=1776&pg=entry&_ga=1.156818808.21510718.1479859166

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.