Consistent dental care or costly follow up? Many pet owners are completely unaware of how important their pet’s dental health is, and how expensive it can be when problems develop.
The best thing for you to do as a pet owner is to proactively manage your pet’s dental health. This includes learning how to properly brush and maintain your cats teeth. Most dental problems start out as very simple issues that can be resolved easily, but when the problems are allowed to grow, they turn into painful and expensive problems that cannot be ignored.
Once dental work for your cat has been recommended, it can be for a broad range of conditions - from moderate dental tartar and gingivitis to severe periodontal disease, and fractured/rotten teeth. While humans are able to undergo dental work without general anesthesia, pets are not, for most procedures. The main reason vets must anesthetize your pet is because, even though s/he might be the sweetest, most cooperative patient in the world, s/he will not remain motionless and hold his/her mouth open for an hour of noisy ultrasonic scaling, polishing, drilling, and splashing water.
As you probably surmised, dental procedures are not much fun for our pets. But for the vast majority of pet owners, it is the financial aspect can be a very tough pill to swallow. At LAWS, we understand this first hand, as a large number of cats that recently entered our system, have been vet assessed and are in need of dental.
At least 10 cats -some are pictured here- need treatment for conditions from multiple extractions to moderate dental scaling, gingivitis and fractured teeth. This dental is integral for our cats health, now and in the future. We want to ensure that all our furry friends that leave the shelter, have the healthiest start to their new life. If you are able to help contribute to our dental costs, please drop by the shelter, or donate via PAYPAL on our LAWS wesite.
Thank you so much for your support. We couldn't do what we do without your kindness and generosity!!!
Annual Supersized Garage Sale Fundraiser
On May 19th and 20th, please come out to our annual garage sale. Friday 8a-5p and Saturday 8a-2p. You never know what special treasures you may find!!
Our annual May long weekend garage sale continues to be one of the very largest fundraising events for LAWS.
Please come out to support all of the animals that receive love and medical care at our shelter!!!!!
All money raised at this event goes directly to animal care and treatment.
Hope to see you there!!!!!
2887 Lakefield Highway, close to Buckhorn Road
What is 'kitten season' at LAWS?
Kitten season refers to the time of year when many litters of kittens are born. The exact time of year depends on the region and the climate that given year. Most experience “kitten season” between April/May and September/October. During this time of year, shelters are flooded with mother cats and kittens.
How can you help with 'kitten season'? The best way to help with kitten season is to ensure that your cats are spayed or neutered. This is true even for indoor-only cats. As we all know, cats can be sneaky. The door only has to be open for a moment for your cat to escape and come back pregnant.
You can help prevent local strays in your neighborhood by contacting local trap-neuter-release (TNR) programme. These groups (including LAWS) will usually loan you a trap to catch local strays. After the strays are spayed or neutered, they are returned to your neighborhood where they help stabilize and ultimately reduce the feral/stray cat population.
Adopting at kitten season:
If you are thinking about getting a kitten, consider adopting from LAWS during our kitten season. During this time of year, the shelter will be at maximum capacity. Adopting during kitten season is a win-win situation for everyone. It frees up much needed space for the shelter and gives you the best selection. You will find cats and kittens of all sizes, shapes, colors and breeds.
All our kittens - when ready for adoption at about 8 weeks of age - will have had their first vet check and have received their first shots. Further vet care will need to take place on your behalf, for their booster and rabies shots (about a month following their first shots). All kittens - at adoption - will take home a Health Card, and a refund voucher. Owners will receive a partial refund once the voucher has been filled out by the vet.
We would like to thank you for your patience while we take care of the kittens during their first 8 weeks. They have the best chance at their foster homes - getting nice and strong and building their immunity - while still nursing from mom.
Please look for kittens on-site at LAWS, during the latter part of May/beginning of June.
There are no events at this time, please check back.
We'd love to hear from you.
P.O. Box 9
where we're located:
2887 Lakefield Highway
Monday - Saturday:
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday and Holidays:
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.