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WOW! Great Fundraiser!

Posted: Wednesday June 28, 2017 9:05 AM

Wow!!! Stony Lake Furniture is holding an amazing FUNDRAISER for us!!! Get your tickets today, knowing you'll helping LAWS, and getting a chance to win this fabulous sofa!!! Thank you to Lisa Besseling and Marlon Hazlewood for their continued support of our Shelter Animals!


This pretty @leeindustries Sofa could be yours! We're holding another #sofaraffle in support of #LakefieldAnimalWelfareSociety.

Tickets are $20 and the sofa value is $4600 PLUS a second slip cover!

In partnership with McWilliams Moving and Storage and Landsend Cottage.

Amazon Wish List

Posted: Saturday May 27, 2017 3:41 PM

As many of you know LAWS  relies solely on donations.  We are very thankful for eveyone who helps by donation money, time or much needed items!


As we all know life can be busy, and finding the time to drive up to the shelter with your wonderful donations during our open hours can be abit tricky. has wonderful feature called a Wish List!  We set one up!  There are many day to day items listed, as well as food and toys.

When you order from Amazon, the items ship right to the shelter!  We have received a few boxes already and love the surprise!

Of course, once the box is empty, the cats and kittens LOVE the empty boxes!!!!


It is super easy to do.  Go to ,  There is a link for Wish List, select Find a Wish List, and type in "Lakefield Animal Welfare Society"!

Thank you to everyone!

Thank You Everyone!!

Posted: Monday May 22, 2017 3:01 PM


Ruby, the “unadoptable” senior cat was known by another name in her previous life. We renamed her Ruby because she is quite a gem. She was relinquished to the shelter with a history of urinary infections and her left eye had diseased due to infection.

I first noticed Ruby one day in the fall of 2016 while visiting kittens I had fostered for a short time. Ruby meowed at me when I asked about her eye, it was still to be decided whether to operate or not, so adopting was not in the immediate plan. Nor was I looking to adopt at the time, thinking fostering could fulfill my desire to nurture.

The second time I met up with Ruby was March 22, 2017, two weeks after surgery to remove her diseased eye. She saw me come into the cat condo area and immediately jumped down from her bed. She raised her right paw into the air and called me over, meowing and waving, trying to head butt the cage but her surgical cone made that difficult. I approached the cage and we greeted each other like long, lost friends. Ruby was asking me to take her home. The connection was surreal and immediate. We both knew it was destiny and there was no other option but for Ruby to adopt me. My partner Wally met Ruby the next day which made the decision unanimous. She came home with us on March 25.  

A few weeks after coming home Ruby contracted another urinary infection which caused her discomfort and anxiety that resulted in an urgent visit to the Vet. With the support and expertise from Janet and other staff at LAWS and Champlain Animal Hospital we were able to overcome both issues. Ruby will have to be on a special diet for urinary health and the use of Feliway pheromones to help with her anxiety for the rest of her life however, the extra effort is so worth it.

Ruby brings love, joy and comfort to our lives. We know she gets that from us too. Every day we wake up to her gift of “prey” (a stuffed yellow bird) she hunted down in the night and left on the bedroom floor for us to find in the morning. No better expression of trust and loyalty can be found.


Submitted by Catherine Ducharme

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P.O. Box 9
Lakefield, ON
K0L 2H0

Phone: 705-652-0588

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2887 Lakefield Highway
(formerly Hwy28)

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Monday - Saturday:
11:00am - 5:00pm

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Hills® Science Diet® "Second Chance for Love" shelter program has partnered with us and is donating dry food for all dogs, cats, kittens and puppies being cared for here.

Another volunteer-driven rescue organization with that works to help save of abandoned, lost/found and stray animals in the City of Kawartha Lakes and beyond. For more information please visit their page:

KLAWS - Kawartha Lakes Animal Wellness Society

Urgently Needed:

  • cat and kitten food
  • clumping kitty litter
  • foster homes
  • volunteers for morning cat cage cleaning and feeding